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Articles from the August 19, 2015 edition

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 By Lillian Palmer    City    August 19, 2015

Man claims civil rights violated

A Green River resident alleges the city police department violated his civil rights when they responded to a barking dog complaint at his house. Green River resident Terrell Lance went out of town thi...

 
 By David Martin    County    August 19, 2015

Airport plan details 6-year renovation

Changes might be coming to the Rock Springs Sweetwater County Airport. The facility’s manager recently submitted a six-year plan to the Wyoming Department of Transportation’s aeronautics division...

 
 By Olivia Kennah    City    August 19, 2015

Police seek graffiti vandals

The Green River Police Department is currently investigating recent reports of vandalism to local businesses and vehicles. According to Green River Police Department Det. Luke Benson, sometime around July 27 and 28 during the night or early morning,...

 

Man sentenced in sexual assault case

Five years supervised probation is what a Green River man received for sexual abuse charges. Tommy R. Wheeler, entered an Alford plea in the Third District Court of Judge Richard Lavery, which is a gu...

 

Joseph R. Shubert

Joseph R. Shubert, 65, of Rock Springs passed away Aug. 12, 2015 at the Sublette Center in Pinedale.  A lifelong resident of Rock Springs, Shubert died following a brief illness. He was born on March 15, 1950 in Rock Springs, the son of the Joe... Full story

 

Ruth Ann Stine

Ruth Ann Stine, 87, of Green River, passed away peacefully Aug. 16, 2015 at the Kindred Nursing Facility of Rawlins with her three daughters by her side. She was born May 18, 1928 in Green River to... Full story

 

Grace S. Field

Grace S. Field, 92, of Rock Springs, passed away Aug. 15, 2015 at the Mission at Castle Rock in Green River. She had been a lifelong resident of Rock Springs. She was born on Nov. 24, 1922 in Rock... Full story

 

Groups unite to save sage grouse

A lot of good can come from one conversation. Such is the case when Julie Lutz, an environmental engineer from Tronox, was having a light conversation with Gavin Lovell, assistant manager of...

 
 By David Martin    People    August 19, 2015

Students, teachers return to high school

Like the falling of the leaves, cooler temperatures and longer evenings, the first day of school is one of those signs that summer is coming to an end. Today, students in Green River started their...

 

Seniors travel to Riverton

Green River seniors will get a chance to try their hands at table games and the one-armed bandits in Riverton this weekend. The Golden Hour Senior Center attendees will head off to Riverton this Saturday for their Casino Day Trip. The center goes to...

 

Snoopy didn't ruin the 'Peanuts" strip

The name Charles Shultz might be fading from the public consciousness, but his creation, the “Peanuts” comic strip, will live on for decades to come. In November, a computer-animated film based...

 

Staying off Facebook for an entire week

Well folks. I did it. I successfully went an entire week without Facebook and five days without email. How did I do that? Well, I must admit I did have a little bit of help. Last week, my family and...

 

Drivers should watch for kids, buses

With school starting today, drivers are cautioned to remember where the crosswalks are and stop when a bus’ red, flashing lights are on. Charmi Martinez, Sweetwater County School District No. 2...

 
 By David Martin    People    August 19, 2015

Memorial statue revealed

The image of an older miner leading a younger miner immortalized in bronze was revealed to residents during the annual River Festival celebration last weekend. The statue, titled "Shift Change" was...

 

Those times with Harry Potter and the three of us

Recently, my mom and I started reading the second book in the Game of Thrones series together, out loud. We always grab a hot beverage, usually coffee and sometimes tea, then curl up on the couch...

 
 By David Martin    People    August 19, 2015

Former athletic director now high school welding teacher

Retirement turned out to be a short-lived period for Tom Wilson, the former athletics director for Sweetwater County School District No. 2. During the district’s meeting last week, Wilson was hired...

 

Our View: Local mail service must improve

As they say, “neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” Apparently, no one figured fiscal cutbacks and downsizing into the equation when associating that creed...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    August 19, 2015

Marathon course offers challenge, beauty

“It’s not the easiest run, but it’s not the hardest in the U.S.,” Green River resident Gary Killpack said moments after crossing the finish line. “The only downside, I had to stop and dump...

 

Shoot aims to help students

Residents will have a chance to take aim for scholarships Aug. 29 during a sporting clay shoot. Wildlife and wilderness are two components that hold value in the “Forever West” state of Wyoming. I...

 

Library offers back-to-school resources

I remember the first day of school when I was a kid. Every year, I looked forward to seeing my friends, meeting new teachers and preparing for all the fun that was to happen in the year to come. What I never thought about, however, was all of the...

 

Notes from town square: Building a community

Have you ever been to the Fellsmere Florida Frog Leg Festival or the Duck Tape Festival in Avon Ohio? How about the Wisconsin State Cow Chip Throw? America’s small-town festivals celebrate just about everything from the classic springtime cherry fe...

 

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