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Articles from the September 6, 2017 edition

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 By David Martin    City    September 6, 2017

STAR serves more riders

Despite having funding cuts from both cities and the Sweetwater County Commissioners, the Sweetwater County Transit Authority continues to report more riders utilizing the service. Speaking to the...

 

Counseling service may get building

Representatives from Southwest Counseling Services will pursue acquiring a donated building to house psychiatric and telehealth services. During the Sweetwater County Commissioners meeting Tuesday mor...

 
 By David Martin    City    September 6, 2017

Water main bursts on Flaming Gorge Way

A water main break on Flaming Gorge Way impacted businesses Thursday morning as city workers rushed to repair the pipe. According to a Facebook post from city administrator Reed Clevenger, the break...

 

Sweetwater Cable TV sold

The longtime owners of Sweetwater Cable TV have decided to sell their business to a Utah-based company, ending 64 years of involvement in the cable business they built from the ground up. All West...

 

Mine purchase finalized

Genesis Energy L.P. announced Friday it completed its acquisition of the Tronox Alkali mine west of Green River. “We’re expecting business as usual,” Dave Caplan, director of corporate...

 

Brent Dean Foster

Brent Dean Foster passed away July 28, 2017. He was born Aug. 23, 1939. Foster was a former resident of Green River, graduating from Lincoln High School in 1957. He later graduated from the...

 

Richard "Dick" James Houdek

Richard "Dick" James Houdek, 73, of Cheyenne, passed away on Aug. 29, 2017. He was born March 5, 1944, in Stanton County, Nebraska the son of Frank R. Houdek and Anna E. Hekrdle. Dick attended school...

 

Ernest Larry McNalley

Ernest Larry McNalley, 78, of Rock Springs, passed away Aug. 31, 2017, at Sage View Care Center in Rock Springs. He was born July 31, 1939, in Rock Springs, the son of Ernest McNalley and Marjorie...

 

Walter Donald Carter

Walter Donald Carter, 86, passed away Sept. 1, 2017, at his home in Rock Springs. He was a resident of Rock Springs for 45 years, and a former resident of Cheyenne. Carter passed away following a leng...

 

William "Bill" Leisch

William "Bill" Leisch, 72, of Rock Springs passed away Aug. 29, 2017, at his home surrounded by family. Leisch died following a lengthy illness. He was a resident of Rock Springs for 39 years and a...

 

Emil Allan "Al" Knudsen

Emil Allan "Al" Knudsen, 77, passed away in Rock Springs. A longtime resident of Rock Springs and Pinedale, he died Aug. 30 2017, in Rock Springs from natural causes. Knudsen was born June 8, 1940,...

 

Stan Boren

Stan Boren passed away Aug. 21, 2017, from complications while recovering from heart surgery. Stan was born to Erma Eskridge and Farren Boren Feb. 8,1944. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Shirley; two daughters, Vonda Boren Folsome and Sondra...

 

Nick Thomas

Nick Thomas, 64 passed away Aug. 30, 2017, at his home in Rock Springs. He was a lifelong resident of Rock Springs. Thomas died following a brief illness.  Thomas was born March 16, 1953, in Craig, Colo., the son of Harry Thomas and Hope Glava...

 

Carl Moser

Carl Moser, 85, passed away peacefully at his home in Vernal, Utah, Aug. 30, 2017, after a lingering illness. He was born in Superior Jan. 13, 1930, to Nick and Mary Moser.  He was the youngest of...

 

Our View: Residents support school tax

A recent Wyoming Education Association poll revealed 78 percent of voters are willing to pay higher taxes to support education in Wyoming, a finding we could see coming and will undoubtedly ruffle the feathers of conservative legislators and groups f...

 

We have colds already?

It has literally only been two weeks of school and I’m already sick. What gives? It’s like from the moment school starts until the day it ends someone in the family has a cold or worse, the flu....

 
 By Lu Sweet    Opinion    September 6, 2017

Lifelong Learning: The difference between "with" and "for"

It’s not uncommon nowadays to see a group of people sitting together while they are all texting or checking social media on their phones. They are “with” each other in proximity but they are not actually engaged “for” each other. I think...

 

Notes from town square: Sticking to a diet and exercise plan

Deciding to start a healthy dose of exercise paired with a healthy diet is a goal for all of us, but how do you stick with it? Temptation is on every menu, in every aisle of the grocery store, and at most social gatherings. Staying consistent with an...

 

Children enjoy last day of summer?

Many kids spent Labor Day enjoying one last day at one of Green River's many beautiful parks before heading back to school Tuesday. On Monday, kids from all over Sweetwater County were taking...

 

GR commemorative centerpiece program to honor service members

One women’s idea of creating centerpieces to honor service members, has started a new program. The American Legion Auxiliary Tom Whitmore Post 28 of Green River will launch a commemorative...

 

Authors to visit GR to sign books, give a presentation

Residents are invited to attend an upcoming presentation and book signing. Authors Phil Tourney and David Gahary of the book “Erasing the Liberty” will be in Green River at the Fraternal Order of the Eagles on Sept. 14 at 5 p.m. The presentation...

 
 By Pete Rust    Sports    September 6, 2017

Wolves dominate Lander in season opening game

The Wolves traveled north to open the season against the Lander Tigers, taking the Tigers down 42-6. The Wolves started on defense to begin the game, utilizing a combination of experienced veteran upperclassman and supported early by sophomores...

 

Season starts strong for Wolves

Wish a commanding victory over the Lander Tigers, the Green River High School varsity football team is off to a strong start. Head coach Don Maggi said he’s happy with how much the team has worked...

 

Defense and teamwork will be team's focus

Improving the team’s defense is going to key if the Green River High School Lady Wolves volleyball team wants to be competitive this season. “We have big goals. We have a very strong offense, but...

 

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