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Articles from the August 16, 2017 edition

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 By David Martin    City    August 16, 2017

Recalibration discussed

With budget shortfalls and potential additional cuts to Wyoming schools, school funding has been a hot topic across the state. Residents and school employees from throughout the region converged at...

 

Drunk driver goes to prison

A drunk driver whose friend died in a car crash will serve more than a decade in prison. Tyler W. Jones, 24, of Rock Springs appeared in the Third District Court of Judge Richard Lavery at a...

 
 By David Martin    City    August 16, 2017

GRPD chief plans career change

After working with the Green River Police Department since 1992, Chris Steffen will hang up his uniform and take a position with the Muley Fanatics Foundation later this year. Steffen said he doesn't...

 
 By David Martin    County    August 16, 2017

County seeks money through audits

In an attempt to secure additional funding to the county, the Sweetwater County Commissioners agreed to contract with a Cheyenne-based consulting firm to audit oil and gas production figures reported...

 

Signatures sought for petition

Sweetwater County’s group for Wyoming Promise will collect petition signatures on the corner of S. 2nd E. and E. 4th S. adjacent to Evers Park in Green River Friday between 1-8 p.m., and on Saturday between 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Wyoming Promise is an...

 

Urologist joins MHSC

With a love of the outdoors and ties to the area, Dr. Cody R. Christensen is a perfect fit for Sweetwater County. The urologist has joined the team at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County and will join Dr. Wallace Curry in the hospital’s Urology...

 

Kazuko Christen

Kazuko Christen, 85, of Green River, died Aug. 10, 2017, at Mission at Castle Rock Rehabilitation Center in Green River. She was born Oct. 16, 1931, in Wakayama, Japan, the daughter of Ryotaro Akizuki... Full story

 

James Reynolds Root

James Reynolds Root, 74, of Superior, passed away Aug. 10, 2017, at his home. A resident of Superior for the past one year and former resident of Green River and Mount Morris, Ill., Root had been in...

 

John Rocklin "Rocky" Romero

John Rocklin "Rocky" Romero, 65, of Sheridan, passed away Aug. 6, 2017, near Alcova.   He was born on May 30, 1952, in Los Angeles, the son of John Charles Romero and Arlene Ella Lepp.   Romero atte...

 

Our View: More access needed

With the start of River Festival this weekend, residents are likely to see U.S. Sen. John Barrasso during the annual Cajun Shrimp Boil. The dinner is a favorite event of Barrasso’s and he’s attended yearly. While his visits are appreciated by...

 

Notes from Town Square: Exercising through play

What better ways to get your exercise than to get out there and play, walk, run, or enjoy a game of basketball, racquetball, football, baseball or soccer? There are so many opportunities to do these and much more right out your back door. With an...

 
 By Tom Gagnon    Opinion    August 16, 2017

Time traveling in the Wind River Range

What if you were on a long trip, and away from all media, and when you came back everything had changed? I always liked the “Planet of the Apes” movies. You go on a little space-ship ride, and look what you come back to. My immediate future...

 

Stalemate in D.C. leaves health insurance in limbo

What should you expect now that the drive to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act appears dead – at least for the moment?  Given how legislation gets made in Washington, I wouldn’t be surprised to see some elements of the repeal and...

 

Many attend adventure challenge

Last week, children had the chance to see what they were made of at the adventure challenge. This was just one of the many summer classes the Sweetwater Board of Cooperative Educational Services...

 

Local racer will compete at home

Green River’s Zac Taylor will make his ASCS Frontier Region debut this weekend in front of a hometown crowd at the Sweetwater Speedway in Rock Springs. Taylor, who has driven a 305ci sprint car and a midget throughout 2017, will strap into a 360ci...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    August 16, 2017

Wolves tennis teams face early competition

The Green River High School Tennis teams got some early competition time in during Saturday’s competition against Jackson and Riverton. Against Riverton, Gregory and Patrick Marchal, competing in...

 
 By Staff Report    County    August 16, 2017

Eclipse party planned at events complex

Residents will have a chance to learn about the solar eclipse Monday morning during a party hosted by the Sweetwater County Travel and Tourism Board. Party Near the Eclipse takes place at the Sweetwater County Events Complex from 8:30-11:30 a.m. The...

 

WYDOT expects eclipse traffic, tourists

The Wyoming Department of Transportation will use its overhead message signs, stop some construction projects, temporarily stop oversize and overweight loads from driving through the state, have extra personnel on hand to handle the increase in...

 
 By Brie Blasi    City    August 16, 2017

Green River and the eclipse of 1918

Green River may not be in the “path of totality” for the 2017 total solar eclipse. Ninety-nine years ago, however, Green River became the temporary home of the world’s leading astronomers who came here for the best view of the 1918 total solar...

 

MHSC prepares for eclipse

Dehydration, altitude sickness and car crash trauma are just a few of the potential health issues Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County could be called upon to help with during the days leading up to, the day of and the days following the total sola...

 

Fun at the carnival

Step right up and try to win a prize. During the Golden Hour Senior Center's summer carnival, seniors were encouraged to play as many games as they could to try and win prizes. "What we're trying to...

 

Square dancers to descend on Sweetwater County

The Sweetwater County Events Complex will host hundreds of square dancers from 22 states and three countries this Thursday, Friday and Saturday and the public is invited to watch free of charge. Dancing begins daily in four separate dance halls at...

 

Why go to Sturgis? Why not?

The ride. The sweet solitude a motorcycle gives one as they drive down the road is what drew Roger Robles to the machine. It's just a feeling all bikers get, Robles tried to explain. "Just the freedom...

 

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