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Salary publication questioned

Castle Rock Hospital District will have to publish its positions and salaries in the county’s designated paper. In a heated discussion at the Sweetwater County Commissioners meeting Tuesday, Castle...

 

City to prepare severance packages

Following an executive session taking place during the Green RIver City Council meeting Tuesday night, the Council voted to continue negotiations with Wyoming Waste Management and prepare an employee...

 

Lien filed against energy company

Work on a crude oil distillation and storage tank facility near Reliance has stopped after the company behind the project allegedly failed to pay a Utah-based firm working at the site. BH Inc., of...

 

New alcohol rules a problem for clubs

A proposed ordinance dealing with how alcohol is served in Green River has the American Legion Post 28 concerned with how it would impact its functions. The ordinance adopts changes to state liquor...

 

Former resident arrested in Montana

A former Green River resident on the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office most wanted list was arrested in Montana for probation revocation on original charges of conspiracy to commit aggravated kidnapping and conspiracy to commit felony theft. The...

 

James Griffin

James Griffin, 61, passed away Sept. 18, 2017, in Thayne surrounded by family. Griffin was a resident of Thayne for the past six years and was a former resident of Farson. Griffin was born Nov. 4,...

 

Kathleen "Kathie" Bride Grooms

Kathleen "Kathie" Bride Grooms of Green River passed away Aug.19, 2017, in Clearfield, Utah, after a prolonged illness. She was born May 30, 1944, in Yankton, S.D., to Joseph and Helen (Schneider)...

 

Barbara Kessner

Barbara Kessner, 86, passed away Sept. 12, 2017, at her home in Rock Springs. Kessner was a lifelong resident of Rock Springs. Kessner was born Nov. 22, 1930, in Rock Springs, the daughter of David...

 

Arthur Terry Maestas

Arthur Terry Maestas, 60, passed away Sept.11, 2017, at the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. Maestas was a long time resident of Green River and former resident of Reliance. Maestas was born...

 

Gary Lee Peterson

Gary Lee Peterson, 71, passed away Sept. 15, 2017, at his home in Green River. Peterson was a lifelong resident of Green River.  Peterson was born on May 24, 1946, the son of Leslie LeRoy Peterson an...

 

Jeanette Ragsdale

Jeanette Ragsdale, 93, of Green River, died Sept. 17, 2017.  Ragsdale was a resident of Green River for more than 60 years. She was a former resident of Anna, Ill. She was born Dec. 21, 1923, in...

 

Our View: Kolb's comments do not help

A few weeks back, Sweetwater County Commissioner John Kolb made a few comments about Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. This isn’t uncommon for the commissioner, as he serves as the commissioners’ liaison to the hospital board of trustees....

 

Infrastructure work should be a priority for Congress, U.S.

Across America, we have aging roads, bridges, dams and water systems. Our crumbling infrastructure is threatening public safety, slowing economic development and costing us all. A recent study by the American Society of Civil Engineers found that Ame...

 

Helping a son with broken braces

It hadn’t even been a week; and already my son had his first braces injury, which left him with a couple of broken brackets and a cut lip. Of course this incident would have to happen right before...

 

Kids rewarded for summer reading

With a short performance and a chance to run through an obstacle course, students at Jackson Elementary School had a chance to end the day in a fun way Friday afternoon at the Green River Recreation...

 

Rocking Sweetwater County

A new craze is taking over the county and maybe even the state. No. It's not "Pokeman Go" or geocaching. It's something one must find, yet not even know they are looking for. They'll know it when...

 

No limitations

He was diagnosed at a young age. His mother, Sara Hamilton, noticed when Jimmy was around two years old that he wasn't developing the way he should. "He's my fourth child, so I knew he wasn't meeting...

 
 By Pete Rust    Sports    September 20, 2017

GR victorious in Worland

The No. 2 ranked team in 3A division football, the Green River Wolves hit the road and took on the Worland Warriors in their conference opener Friday. The Wolves, on a cold, wet night in Worland, came...

 

Lady Wolves win and lose on the road

The Lady Wolves High School volleyball team traveled to take on two tough teams and came back with one win. On Thursday, the Lady Wolves took on power house Kelly Walsh and lost in three sets, 14-25,...

 

Tennis team takes 3rd at regional tourney

The Green River High School tennis team may have had some struggles at regionals in Cheyenne last weekend, but the team finished strong, taking third place in both the boys and girls divisions. On the...

 

Swimmers win weekend meets

The Green River High School Lady Wolves swimming team finished first in both of its meets this past weekend. On Friday the Lady Wolves traveled to Rock Springs and shined at the meet. They not only br...

 

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