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Articles from the March 4, 2015 edition

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 By David Martin    City    March 4, 2015

City hires new administrator

Capping off a process that's lasted several months, the Green River City Council voted to hire a new city administrator Tuesday night. The council voted to place Reed Clevenger, a resident who origina...

 
 By David Martin    County    March 4, 2015

County seeks regional support

In its attempt to convince state officials that locating an industrial megacomplex on par with Alberta, Canada’s Industrial Heartland, within southwest Wyoming, Sweetwater County commissioners sent a draft joint county resolution to neighboring...

 

Making a wish come true

Every morning, 14-year-old Alexa Rouggly, wakes up to her mother not only telling her to get up, but to complete her breathing treatments and exercises. Shawn Jasperson, Rouggly's mom said Rouggly...

 
 By David Martin    City    March 4, 2015

Snowstorm hits city

While spring-like weather has been the norm in Green River for the past several weeks, March came to the city like a lion and dumped several inches of snow on the city. According to reports from the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow...

 

OUr View: We should work to save event

There’s no doubt in our minds that Flaming Gorge Days should continue on. The weekend of fun has been a part of our community for nearly 60 years and despite changes and evolution during the course of those years, has remained the unofficial start...

 

Letter: Law makers should consider abortion bill

Dear Editor, It was disappointing to see the legislature reject a bill that would have required doctors to advise women seeking abortions, at least 24-hours before the procedure, that they could see an ultrasound of the fetus and listen to its...

 

Mental health help exists

Dear Editor, Mental illness. Does that make you shake? Does it make chills go down your spine? Well, it shouldn’t. Mental illness is a real think in this community and not something out of a horror movie. So many individuals are struggling with thi...

 
 By Jason Grubb    Opinion    March 4, 2015

Library celebrates Dr. Seuss

Monday was Read Across America Day. Sponsored by the National Education Association, Read Across America is “an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading.” The program was...

 

Old, dented car brings back memories

As I was driving on Interstate 80 between Green River and Rock Springs I happened upon an older, blue car. It was going slower than most of the traffic, so I pulled into the passing lane to get...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    March 4, 2015

It's the little (embarrassing) things that stick out

Embarrassing things happen from time to time, and we all have those moments in life we’d like to forget. For some reason, I always seem to find my self in some self-caused predicament I cannot seem...

 
 By John Barrasso    Opinion    March 4, 2015

Barrasso works on natural gas, infrastructure

Energy and water are vital to our way of life and economy in Wyoming. In February, I introduced legislation to make it easier to build new natural gas pipelines and update our aging water delivery systems. The Senate and Congressional Western...

 
 By David Martin    City    March 4, 2015

Leads sought in window shooting

Leads have run dry in the investigation over a window being shot out at City Hall. The incident was recently featured by Sweetwater Citizens Crime Stoppers, a service offering cash rewards for information about crimes occurring in the county. A...

 

Max Ramon Vigil

Max Ramon Vigil, 65, a resident of Española N.M., passed away on Feb. 24, 2015 unexpectedly of natural causes and surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Ramon Vigil; and sister, Rachel Vigil. Ramon worked as a...

 

Lois Kay Rollins Simms

Lois Kay Rollins Simms, 71, of Ely, Nev. passed away March 1, 2015 at the Deseret Health and Rehabilitation Center in Rock Springs. A longtime resident of Ely, Nevada and former longtime resident of...

 

Evelyn King

Evelyn King, 83, of Green River passed away on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 at her home.  A resident of Green River for 83 years, King died following a lengthy illness. She was born on May 21, 1931 in...

 

Betty W. Howell

Betty W. Howell, 85, of Rock Springs, passed away Feb. 21, 2015 at her home. She was a resident of Rock Springs and a former long-time resident of Casper. Howell died following a lengthy battle with... Full story

 

Library Dr. Seuss party filled with fun activities

Many Green River residents gathered at the Sweetwater County Library Saturday to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday. As soon as children entered the building they received a Read Across America sticker....

 
 By Staff Report    People    March 4, 2015

Senior takes the spotlight

Editors note: Once a month, a Green River senior’s life will take center stage in an article about some of the most memorable parts of their life. This is the first of many more to come. Staff Report Mission at Castle Rock The Villa resident...

 

Writing winners announced

Green River students were recently rewarded for their writing skills. Last week, Sweetwater County School District No. 2 announced the winners of its Young Authors contest at a special program at the...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    March 4, 2015

Three Wolves win state titles

The Green River High School wrestling team had three individual champions and three second-place finishers to help lead them to a second-place finish at the 4A State Tournament in Casper. The Wolves f...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    March 4, 2015

Green River gets rematch with KW

The Green River High School girl’s basketball team will face a familiar foe Thursday night at the 4A West Regional Tournament in Evanston. The Lady Wolves (2-18, 0-10 4A West) will battle Kelly Walsh High School at 7 p.m. just five days after the t...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    March 4, 2015

Boys prep for Evanston

Things are certainly cut and dry for the Green River High School boy’s basketball team. If the Wolves (0-20, 0-10 4A West) are able to pick up their first win of the season Thursday night against Evanston, they will advance to the state tournament...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    March 4, 2015

Swim team ends season at state

The Green River High School boy’s swim team wrapped up their season with some solid swims at the 4A State Tournament in Casper. Senior Paul Wright was the top individual finisher for Green River....

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    March 4, 2015

Indoor track ready for state tourney

There were plenty of top ten finishes in Laramie for the Green River High School Indoor Track team. Competing at the University of Wyoming, the Wolves had 13 athletes finish in the top 10. Head coach Steve Boyd while the meet was a tune up for this...

 

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