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Articles from the September 17, 2014 edition

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Baby drugger in treatment

A Green River woman who admitted to drugging her infant grandchild with Ambien will serve time in prison. Lisa Ann Alexander recently appeared in the Third District Court of Judge Richard Lavery at a...

 

Courtroom options explored

Options to deal with Sweetwater County’s spatially-challenged court facilities were released Tuesday, with two of the three options involving the creation of a unified circuit court building near the Sweetwater County Detention Center. Previously,...

 

$158,000 subsidy approved

Flights will continue out of the Rock Springs-Sweetwater County Airport with financial help from the Green River City Council last night. The council voted to approve paying $158,000 for its contribution to subsidize commercial flights at the...

 

Cemetery hunter cited

A man who allegedly hunted deer at Riverview Cemetery received citations from both the Green River Police Department and Wyoming Game and Fish Department. Darrell Gilson, 41, of Green River received the citations Sept. 7 when GRPD officers responded...

 

Our view: Departure may hurt economy

While the Sweetwater County Commissioners are now mulling over options regarding the future of the district and circuit courts, one thing we can be certain about is this: The Green River Circuit Court will be leaving the city at some point. The...

 

Reading is a gift, be sure to celebrate it

“Life is to be lived, not controlled; and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat.” ― Ralph Ellison, “Invisible Man” My high school English teacher gave us a challenge during my senior year. We had just read...

 

Jolene Rose Potter

Jolene Rose Potter passed away Sept. 11 with her family and close friends at her side. Potter fought a year-long battle with Ewing Sarcoma, a rare, aggressive cancer. She was 32 years old. She was... Full story

 

Jose Lorenzo Valdez

Jose Lorenzo Valdez, 76, of Rock Springs passed away at his home Sept. 10, 2014. A longtime resident of Rock Springs and former resident of Point of Rocks, Valdez passed away following a lengthy illness. Valdez was born in Las Vegas, N.M. on Aug.... Full story

 

Marlene J. Nomis

Marlene J. Nomis, 74, of Green River, passed away on Sept. 9, 2014 at the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City. A longtime resident of Green River, Nomis died following a lengthy illnes... Full story

 

William Keith "Bill" McQuillan

William Keith "Bill" McQuillan, 55, of Rock Springs passed away suddenly Sept. 11, 2014 in Pinedale. Bill spent his last days doing what he loved the most, hunting in the Hoback. Bill was born in... Full story

 

Winton, Dines areas to see new AML work

Residents driving near the abandoned towns of Winton and Dines may notice work and permanent road diversion leading towards Winton next year. According to Robert Thoman, a consultant with BRS...

 

Body found near Wamsutter

The body of a missing woman from Illinois was recovered last week, according to a press release from the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office. The body of 28-year-old Teresa Withers was found at Barrel Springs Draw Wednesday morning by members of...

 

Hospital welcomes doctors

Staff Report It has been an eventful year for the Family Medicine clinic at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. The clinic moved into their new location in the Medical Office & Physician Clinic, on the campus of the hospital, in mid-summer and...

 

Police department moves next week

The Green River Police Department and the city's municipal court will start moving in to their new building on Flaming Gorge Way next week, according to Acting City Administrator and Chief of Police...

 

City submits landfill closure application

The city continues to move forward with closing the city’s landfill. Last night, the Green River City Council voted to approve submission of a landfill closure permit application to the Wyoming...

 

City explains billing snafu

Staff Report Residents opening their water bill this week may have been dismayed at the suddenly high amount they were being charged. Councilman Tom McCullough said he received “many, many complaints” from residents complaining of a $30-40...

 

Students clean up along Highway 530

Even along some of Wyoming's most desolate highways, hints of human civilization can still be found. Trash including drink bottles, shredded tires, plastic grocery bags, snack wrappers and more can...

 

Many attend open house

Turnout was better than expected at The Mission at Castle Rock Rehabilitation Center's open house, rummage and bake sale last week. During the busy hours of the event, people had to wait to pass each...

 

Four exchange students visit GR

High school is hard enough without spending one year in another country. This is exactly what four foreign exchange students are doing. Four girls from other countries arrived in the United States in...

 

Teen enters pageant

A Green River High School student will compete in the Miss Teen Wyoming Pageant this weekend. JodiRae Orton, the daughter of Greg and Joanna Orton, is excited to make the trip to Casper for the compet...

 

Student receives national honor

The National Society of High School Scholars recently announced that Green River High School student Alexander J. Marchal has been selected to become a member of the esteemed organization. The...

 

Lady Wolves ready for home opener

The Green River High School volleyball team finally gets to play at home. After opening with their first 12 matches on the road, the Lady Wolves (5-7, 0-1 4A West) will look to pick up their first...

 

Green River starts strong, falls short against Rawlins

Things could not have started better last Friday for the Green River High School football team. Unfortunately, after a dominant first half on offense, the Wolves were unable to carry the momentum to...

 

Lady Wolves strong at Rock Springs quad

While last week’s Rock Springs Quad swimming event had four teams competing, the final results came down to a battle between the host Tigers and the Green River Lady Wolves. While Rock Springs was able to edge Green River in team points 388 to...

 

Tennis sweeps Torrington

It was a clean sweep for the Green River High School tennis team. Competing last Saturday against Torrington in Rawlins, the Wolves boys and girls team both picked up 3-2 wins over the Red Raiders. The boys were led by their three doubles teams who...

 

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