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Senior volunteers sell delicious goodies

Senior volunteers sure were busy at the city's first Green River Farmer's Market. Wednesday afternoon, Golden Hour Senior Center volunteers set up a booth, and set to work placing baked goods out for...

 

GR kids can receive free lunches

Green River children still have time to take advantage of the school’s summer free lunch program. For a second year, Sweetwater County School District No. 2 offers free lunches and breakfast for kid...

 
 By Olivia Kennah    People    July 13, 2016

Local artist designs mine rescue logo

Local mine rescuer and artist Jeiremy Gomez recently had his logo design chosen to represent the Holmes Mine Rescue Association (HMRA). "A bunch of the art I've been working on is kind of inspired by...

 

Art takes another form

Sidewalks at the Green River Recreation Center quickly caught the attention of anyone passing by. From rainbows and flowers, to Minions, dragons, animals and robot drawings, children who participated...

 

Youth boxers return with medals

Two amateur girl boxers recently returned from the Junior Olympics with medals and some serious bragging rights. Sarah Garrison, 13, and Emily Garrison, 10,  of Rock Springs, both earned spots at...

 
 By Pete Rust    Sports    July 13, 2016

Green River Knights compete in Douglas

The Knights American Legion baseball team traveled to Douglas, Thursday for five games in three days, culminating in a third place finish in the Bolin Memorial Tournament. In their first game Thursday the knights defeated the locals as they downed...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    July 13, 2016

Green River Chaos U12 rec. team takes state title

The girls on the Green River Chaos U12 Rec. team had an emotional victory in Gillette over the weekend, clenching a state championship win in the Wyoming Amateur Softball Association tournament after...

 
 By David Martin    County    July 13, 2016

House candidates talk lands

Seven of the nine Republicans seeking Wyoming’s sole U.S. House of Representatives stopped by Rock Springs to answer questions posed to them by members of the Sweetwater County GOP. The two not...

 

Probation given in child abuse case

A man who injured his five-year-old stepson was placed on supervised probation. David C. Drakos, 43, of Green River, appeared in the Third District Court Judge Nena James at a change of plea and...

 
 By Olivia Kennah    City    July 13, 2016

Berg seeks GR Council seat

Arctic Circle’s manager, Robert Berg, wants to take his management and leadership skills to the city council to bring Green River a better future. Berg served on the Green River Chamber of Commerce board for eight years and is currently serving...

 
 By Olivia Kennah    City    July 13, 2016

City approves Main Street MEET plan

A plan designed to expand commercial opportunities along the river and downtown was green-lighted by the city council last week. The plan, M.E.E.T., stands for Main Street, Expedition, Expansion, Transformation. Green River URA/Main Street...

 
 By Olivia Kennah    City    July 13, 2016

Flaming Gorge Days helped GR business

During the Flaming Gorge Days festivities, local businesses noticed a boost in the amount of customers they had. With a large amount of the community out enjoying the celebrations, the local restaurants had a good opportunity for business. Staci...

 

Our View: Police may be asked for too much

Last week was especially brutal when it came to violence involving police officers. A shooting by police in Louisiana, followed by another in Minnesota, then capped off by the shooting of five police officers in Dallas. With all that blood spilled,...

 
 By Jennie Melvin    Opinion    July 13, 2016

Notes from Town Square: Main Street's summer plans

The Green River URA/Main Street Agency is excited about this summer. We kicked it off by selling our now famous Green River Cheese Steak Sandwiches at the Festival in the Park during Flaming Gorge Days. They were a big hit. We know because we sold ou...

 

It depends on the narrator

I am a huge fan of audiobooks. I’m always listening to one in my car. Since I commute to work in Green River from Rock Springs, I start and end my workday with an audiobook. If you listen to audiobooks, you know the narrator can either elevate the...

 
 By Olivia Kennah    City    July 13, 2016

Building code revisions pass first reading

New building codes for Green River passed their first reading July 5 during a Green River City Council meeting. The codes in consideration are mandated by the State of Wyoming. Wyoming State Statute says towns with local jurisdiction must adopt the...

 
 By David Martin    City    July 13, 2016

City seeks $1.2 million loan

Grant money didn’t come in, and now the city seeks a loan to pay for design work on the proposed wastewater treatment plan it needs to build. The Green River City Council voted to apply for a $1.2...

 

Patricia Louise Zombro

Patricia Louise Zombro, 84, passed away July 6, 2016 at the University of Utah following a lengthy illness. She was a resident of Manilla, Utah for the past 19 years and former resident of Rock...

 

Candy Marie Wood (Shelly)

Candy Marie Wood (Shelly), 53, of Rock Springs, passed away July 4, 2016. A resident of Rock Springs and formerly a resident of Lusk, Casper, Rawlins and Osage.  She was born on Oct. 25, 1962 in...

 

James Michael Stassinos

James Michael Stassinos, 57, of Rock Springs, passed away July 4, 2016 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County in Rock Springs. He was a lifelong resident of Rock Springs. He was born on April 29,...

 

Michael Kay "Mike" Olsen

Michael Kay “Mike” Olsen, 73, of Jonesboro, Ark. passed away June 25, 2016, at St. Bernard’s Medical Center in Jonesboro.   He was born Jan. 19, 1943, in Ogden, Utah, to the late Moylen Kay and Helen Parker Olsen. He and his wife Jessie owned...

 

Mary Pond Hopkins

Mary Pond Hopkins, 77, passed away, July 11, 2016 at the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County following a week long illness.  A longtime resident of Green River and former resident of Laramie.  ...

 

Rosalind Orena Pierce Kester

Rosalind Orena Pierce Kester, 88, of Green River, passed away at her home in Green River July 7, 2016. A longtime resident of Green River and former resident of Colorado, South Dakota and New York,...

 

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