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Articles from the August 30, 2017 edition

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Former GR student helps NASA

It was an experience of a life time. Not only to be part of the 2017 solar eclipse, but to be a member of one of 55 teams selected from NASA to show the solar eclipse live. Gina Bestgen, a 2008 GRHS g...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    City    August 30, 2017

Trial will not be delayed

With less than two weeks until the start of Jacob Anglesey’s trial in the 2009 death of Connor Allen, his defense sought a postponement due to concerns of not receiving everything on file at the...

 

Green River contestant receives scholarships

A Green River High School Student who decided to push herself out of her comfort zone, walked away with money for college. Kristen Morris, a senior, said she had never participated in a pageant or...

 

Swimmers qualify 7 for state swim meet

The Lady Wolves swimming team competed at two different meets and dominated many of the events. On Friday, the Lady Wolves headed to Lander for its relay event. "It's kind of a different format," head...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    Sports    August 30, 2017

Wolves tame Tigers, defeat Natrona

Two contests at home proved the Green River High School tennis team has what it takes to be competitive, earning victories over Rock Springs and Natrona County last week. Head tennis coach Phil...

 

Our View: It's not all 'fake news'

As our president continues to trumpet the idea that the media is a source of evil, it is important to remember that in any group, there will be outliers that are not representative of the whole population. Some journalists use dubious tactics, make...

 
 By PETE RUST    Sports    August 30, 2017

Wolves football prepares for Lander at jamboree Friday

It was a beautiful night for football as the Green River Wolves played host to both the Mountain View junior varsity and varsity squads in a controlled scrimmage.  The junior varsity started strong...

 

Notes from Town Square: The awful smell in town

Over the past few weeks, residents may have noticed some very foul odors coming from the Wastewater Treatment Plant on East Teton Boulevard. After extended warm periods, many bodies of water tend to “turnover,” allowing odors trapped in the deepe...

 

The Right-to-try-drug proposal is a solution for a non-existent problem

This fall the House of Representatives is likely to take up legislation passed by the Senate that gives terminally ill patients the right to try unproven, experimental drugs that are not yet on the market. Thirty-seven states have already passed...

 

Assisted living facility opens in GR

It’s official. The Mission at Castle Rock Villa Assisted Living is now open to those who need assisted living. On Saturday, the Villa hosted an open house to allow residents and potential clients a...

 
 By Staff Report    City    August 30, 2017

More work planned in GR, Little America

Residents will see more sixth-penny tax work going on throughout Green River. According to a media release from the city, the intersection of Hitching Post Drive and Shoshone Avenue will close Sept. 5 for the next phase of construction work on Hitchi...

 

Jack M. Krmpotich

Jack M. Krmpotich, 90, of Rock Springs passed away Aug. 13, 2017, at the Central Wyoming Hospice in Casper. A resident of Rock Springs for the past 83 years and former resident of Oregon, Krmpotich...

 

Justin Lee Simmons

Justin Lee Simmons, 37, of Green River, passed away Aug. 21, 2017, at his home. Simmons was lifetime resident of Green River. He was born on Aug. 9, 1980, in Rock Springs, the son of Dean Paul...

 

Paul E. McCracken

Paul E. McCracken, 93, of Farson, passed away Aug. 25, 2017. He was a pioneering resident of Farson for  59 years. McCracken died following a lengthy illness. He was born on March 24, 1924, in Cuba,... Full story

 

Lita Joan Eskridge Myers

Lita Joan Eskridge Myers died Aug. 2, 2017. Lita was born June 27 1930, in Dines to Clyde Martin Eskridge and Mahala LaVon Wright Eskridge and spent her childhood in Green River. A self-described...

 

Quentin Richard Olson

Quentin Richard Olson, 3-month-old son of Ryan Ronald Olson and Jennie L. Hansen Olson, died Aug. 28. He was born May 21, 2017, in Rock Springs.  Survivors include his parents; two brothers, Ashton...

 

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