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Articles from the August 26, 2015 edition

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Smoke may irritate residents

For the past week, smoke has drifted into Sweetwater County and although it seems to have lessened, it will not disappear anytime soon. According to Dave Lipson, Fire Weather Services Team Member at...

 
 By Lillian Palmer    City    August 26, 2015

Permits up in GR, down for county

The economic growth or decline can be seen through the many types of permits applied for through local planning offices. As far as permits and development goes for the city of Green River,...

 

Woman pleaded innocent to charges

A woman accused of hitting her autistic child with a belt pleaded not guilty to a felony child abuse charge. Jayme R. Foster of Green River appeared in the Third District Court of Judge Nena James at...

 
 By David Martin    City    August 26, 2015

Kids enjoy end of summer activities

With Green River kids already a week into the school year, many of Green River’s parks appear less visited in the evenings than they were over the summer. However, one girl was making use of the...

 
 By David Martin    City    August 26, 2015

Fire, chemical spill keeps GRFD busy

A basement living room ignited in a fire Friday that is still under investigation. The Green River Fire Department responded to 475 Logan St. at about 3 p.m. Assistant Fire Chief Mike Liberty said 16...

 

Darlene Mae Wiebe

Darlene Mae Wiebe, 82, of Sheridan, Ore., passed away Aug. 24, 2015, in McMinnville, Ore. She was born Sept. 13, 1932, in Burlington, Ky., to Jesse and Dorothy (Crouch) McElroy. She married Ron Wiebe... Full story

 

Deborah Leona (Hughes) Rundell

Deborah Leona (Hughes) Rundell, 59, of Rock Springs, passed away Aug. 20, 2015 at her home.  A longtime resident of Rock Springs and former resident of Green River and Walden, Colo., Rundell died... Full story

 

Michael Valentine Koritnik

Michael Valentine Koritnik, 60, of Rock Springs, passed away Aug. 19, 2015 at his home.  A lifelong resident of Rock Springs, Koritnik died following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on... Full story

 

Boyd Gilbert Smiley

Boyd Gilbert Smiley, 54, of Rock Springs, passed away in Salt Lake City July 8, 2015, following a sudden illness. Boyd was a longtime resident of Rock Springs and former resident of Limon, Colo. Smil... Full story

 

Michael Ray Cachelin

Michael Ray Cachelin, 41, passed away in Green River, Aug. 18, 2015. He was born Aug. 24, 1973 to Marven Eugene Cachelin and Pauline Beatrice Lopez Cachelin in Lander. His brother, Thomas, was born on... Full story

 

Our View: Tax should not be used for wish list

Let’s get this out of the way: the sixth-penny tax, officially titled the Specific Purpose Sales and Use Tax, is a great way to fund needed improvements regarding infrastructure. In 2012, voters approved a total $81.8 million in various...

 

Letter: Seeking a response about the deer

Dear Editor, Several months ago I read in the newspaper that half the respondents to a survey thought the city’s deer population was a problem. That half of the respondents didn’t think the deer were a problem gave the mayor and City Council...

 

Try a romance novel

August is just about over, but you still have time to celebrate romance. Whether you find it at home, on a date, or at the library, August is the month to think about romance. A few online Romance Awareness Month sources suggest adding a little...

 

Notes from town square: The dying trees in GR

The city’s Parks and Rec. Department does a great deal of work behind the scenes which makes this community a beautiful place to live. Most of what they do never gets noticed, but that’s okay because the people working in Parks and Rec. are not...

 

A recent, favorite Wyoming moment

A friend and I were recently discussing what our favorite Wyoming moments would be, specifically the Green River or Rock Springs moments. I had a hard time narrowing it down. I honestly couldn’t...

 

Residents create paper mache vases

On Friday, the smell of glue was filling the craft room at the Mission at Castle Rock Rehabilitation Center. As residents were busy working on their craft projects, Kathy Elliott was busy instructing...

 

Spaghetti dinner for a cause

A mother received a phone call from her son, who was away from home attending college. This phone call however, was different from other ones. She answered the phone call from her son. She recalls...

 

Green River teachers show off artwork

Talented Green River teachers have been showing off their work at the Sweetwater County Library. Sweetwater County School District No. 2 has many talented art teachers. Some of them have had their artwork on display recently at the Library. The...

 

After-school strings program begins

Students interested in learning to play violin, viola or cello need only to call Sweetwater Board of Cooperative Educational Services to register in the After-School String program, now including lessons at the Eastside Elementary School. Weekly grou...

 

Orchestra practices to start

The Sweetwater Board of Cooperative Educational Services Community Orchestra, which rehearses weekly at Western Wyoming College, welcomes new and returning performers for the 2015-2016 Season. Intermediate and advanced String, Wind, Brass and Percuss...

 
 By David Martin    People    August 26, 2015

Green River Main Street hosts open mic Sept. 11

With the completion of the Clock Tower Plaza, Green River Main Street seeks to utilize the space as a public gathering place. One of their newest initiatives to promote the plaza is the new Downtown...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    August 26, 2015

Cooperation is key for new director

For Tony Beardsley, the athletics director for Sweetwater County School District No.2, communication and teamwork are major components to a successful athletics program. Beardsley, who was hired in Ma...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    August 26, 2015

Swim coach, teams named to GRHS Hall of Fame listing

Among the inductees in the 2015 Green River High School Hall of Fame is a coach responsible for bringing the school four consecutive state titles. Jack Beard, as well as the 1974-1977 boys swim teams, will be inducted in a ceremony Sept. 5 and will...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    August 26, 2015

County runners shine at marathon

Staff Report Sweetwater County runners performed well during the Run with the Horses races during the annual River Festival. John Pawleska, one of the race’s organizers, said local runners Adam Harlow, Brenda Gray, Jessie Ray O’Neal, and...

 

Crane, goose, dove hunting seasons open locally Sept. 1

Seasons for mourning dove, rail and snipe open statewide Tuesday. Sandhill crane hunt areas in the Pacific Flyway portion of Wyoming also open Tuesday to limited quota permit holders and include Hunt Area 1, the Bear River and Ham’s Fork Drainages...

 

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