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Articles from the August 17, 2016 edition

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Seniors enjoy low-impact exercises

Seniors were moving and grooving to the music during a low-impact exercise class. On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9:15 a.m. seniors can be seen dancing in the cafeteria to fun music at the...

 

Kids spend last days of summer at Splash Park

With school starting up, the Splash Park became a popular destination for kids looking to find ways to end summer on a fun note. The Splash Park is the place where kids can go to have a blast while...

 

Obtaining a high-school diploma

Dropping out of high school was something Amy Sample never really got over. When she dropped out 19 years ago, Sample was in the 11th grade at Green River High School. Back then, she didn't know just...

 

College to offer residents high school equivalency class

Residents who dropped out of high school can now receive their diplomas through a college program. Western Wyoming Community College’s High-School Equivalency class is now being offered at both the...

 

Wrestling

Teresa, John and Valarie Flores enjoy wrestling with each other at Indian Hills Park Tuesday afternoon. Star photo by Stephanie Thompson...

 

Services for Kari-Lyn Koritnik

Kari-Lyn Koritnik, 37, of Rock Springs, Wyoming passed away Aug. 4, 2016.  She was a lifelong resident of Rock Springs. Cremation has taken place and memorial services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at First Congregational Church in Rock...

 

Joyce Macy

Joyce Macy, 75, of Rock Springs, passed away Aug. 10, 2016 at her home. A longtime resident of Rock Springs, Macy died following a sudden illness.  She was born on Nov. 13, 1940 in Omaha, Neb., the...

 

Larry Dean Stoeger

Larry Dean Stoeger passed away from pancreatic cancer surrounded by his loving family Aug. 14, 2016. He was born in Brewster, Wash. on Aug. 25, 1952 to Robert and Ila Stoeger. He moved to Casper as a...

 

Mary Marie White

Mary Marie White, 92, of Rock Springs, passed away July 20, 2016 at the Sublette Center in Pinedale. A longtime resident of Rock Springs, White passed away following a lengthy illness.  She was born...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    August 17, 2016

Another shot at football glory

For James Bunderman, it'll be his first chance to play for the Wolves football team in a year. A broken collarbone at the start of the football season last year sidelined Bunderman for the whole fall...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    August 17, 2016

What the Olympics are about

The Olympic games in Rio have been a bit of a mixed bag. Sure, there have been plenty of exciting events that have taken place, but they’ve been marred by problems arising both before the games...

 
 By Olivia Kennah    City    August 17, 2016

Damage drives claims, work

The hail may have melted, but the damage still remains. The impact of an early June hail storm is still being felt by residents in Green River, as work continues on building repairs throughout the city. A storm of that magnitude is unusual for the ar...

 
 By David Martin    City    August 17, 2016

Truck crash and fire threatens home

A Jamestown woman got quite a scare Monday afternoon when a semi truck veered off Interstate 80 and drove through a portion of her property. The truck later caught fire, threatening a building at the...

 
 By Olivia Kennah    City    August 17, 2016

Murphy and Ball move on in Ward I race

Green River residents cast their votes yesterday and the results are in. With Lisa Maes running unopposed in Ward II, and Brett Stokes and Robert Berg both automatically advancing to the general election for Ward III, all eyes were on the Ward I...

 
 By David Martin    City    August 17, 2016

School board, district candidate filing starts

Nonpartisan filing for school boards and special districts started last week, attracting a few candidates for various board seats. For the Sweetwater County School District No. 2 Board of Trustees,...

 

Our View: Other parties should focus elsewhere

It’s an attractive thought, that’s for sure. The idea that someone like the Green Party’s Dr. Jill Stein or Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson could become the next president of the United States is something that gives a lot of people hope, es...

 

Notes from Town Square: The River Festival is coming

There is still time to enjoy some great summer events. One of those is the 15th annual River Festival. This event, complemented with the Art on the Green, brings in people from all over the country. Some of the weekend highlights are the 13th annual...

 

Newspaper editorial uninformed

As a Green River native, I was surprised and disappointed to read a recent editorial decrying the possibility of hosting a nuclear waste storage facility in Wyoming. I believe in the importance of basing scientific policy on hard data, and it seems...

 

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