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Our View: Funding should not be cut

With Green River’s children going back to school today, the fight to maintain adequate school funding has never been more important. Legislators across the state, who believe themselves experts in education simply because the way they learned...

 

Off to school they go

Monday was an exciting day at my house and not because of the eclipse. It was the first day of school for my children. This year, was a little different as I realized I would no longer be driving my...

 
 By Kerry Drake    Opinion    August 23, 2017

Wyoming has no tolerance for hate groups

A few days after we moved to Casper from Cheyenne in 1999, my 12-year-old son asked me something I’d been wondering myself: “Dad, where are all the black people?” Wyoming’s capital city can’t be described as even remotely diverse, with an...

 

Notes from Town Square: Intergalactic Spaceport Days

The fifth annual Intergalactic Spaceport Days are here.  Did you know that the Green River Intergalactic Spaceport is one of the top 10 unique airports, as voted by pilots in Flying Magazine and it is right here in our own backyard?   Also, the...

 
 By David Martin    County    August 23, 2017

County pays voucher from Kolb

The Sweetwater County Commissioners voted in favor to approve a voucher from Alpha Petroleum, a company owned and operated by Commissioner John Kolb. The voucher, totaling $933.75, was for two tests...

 
 By David Martin    County    August 23, 2017

Hospital finances improve

Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County ended its fiscal year with 91 days of cash on hand, meaning it will not default on its bond issue. During a presentation Tuesday evening, Interim CEO Irene...

 

Time running out for plea deal

A Green River Police officer who has been charged with murder after a two-year-old boy in his care died, has until Friday to make a plea deal. Jacob Anglesey, 35, who was charged with first-degree...

 
 By David Martin    City    August 23, 2017

Residents help petition for constitutional amendment

A group of residents, tired of corporate money influencing state and national elections, is working to gather signatures for a proposed 28th amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Specifically, the...

 
 By David Martin    City    August 23, 2017

School transformed into central office

During the course of its 46-year lifespan, Wilson Elementary School has been a number of things to Green River residents. Many studied in the building during its time as an elementary school. Others...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    August 23, 2017

Runners take on tough marathon

It’s a course many runners describe as the toughest marathon they’ve ran. Starting at Expedition Island, runners follow a path through Green River and up Wild Horse Canyon Road, taking them to...

 

Robert "Bob" W. VanValkenburg

Robert "Bob" W. VanValkenburg, 58, of Rock Springs, passed away Aug. 11, 2017, at his home, surrounded by loved ones.  He was born on April 19, 1959, in Rock Springs, the son of Robert "Skip" Leo...

 

Herman David Rauzi

Herman David Rauzi, 94, of Rock Springs, passed away Aug. 19, 2017, in Rock Springs  A longtime resident of Rock Springs, Rauzi had been in ill health for the past six months.  He was born May 24,...

 

Anthony Marko Knezovich Jr.

Anthony Marko Knezovich Jr., 64, of Rock Springs, passed away Aug. 17, 2017, at his home.   He was born Oct. 13, 1952, in Rock Springs, the son of Tony Knezovich and Olga Franklin Knezovich....

 

Elaine Acker

Elaine Acker, 95, of Rock Springs, passed away Aug. 16, 2017, at her home with family.  Acker was a lifelong resident of Rock Springs. She was born May 5, 1922, in Rock Springs, the daughter of Bill...

 
 By David Martin    People    August 23, 2017

Kids enjoy River Festival

While events like the Run with the Horses Marathon and Cajun Shrimp Boil headline the annual River Festival at Expedition Island, the county’s kids had a chance to enjoy festivities as well. Those...

 

Many seniors attend eclipse party

The front lawn of the Golden Hour Senior Center was filled with seniors looking at the solar eclipse with special glasses. On Monday the center embraced the event by handing out solar eclipse viewing...

 

Competitors enjoy the challenge

With only 24 hours to create pieces of 2D and 3D art it's amazing what the artists come up with. For most artists, the annual Art on the Green competition is a time for them to challenge themselves...

 

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