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 By Lillian Palmer    People    May 11, 2016

Track stars of tomorrow hone their skills today

On weekday afternoons, about 62 Lincoln Middle School students can be seen on the track field, running, hurtling, jumping. Their faces exert concentration and sweat. They are all trying to meet...

 

Police Reports

A traffic warning was given for alleged speeding at 200 E. Railroad Avenue. Officers were dispatched to a fire alarm at 840 Hitching Post Drive, which was determined to be a false alarm. Animal control officers picked up a cat in a trap on Uinta Driv...

 

Bird watching trip planned

The Sweetwater County Museum and the Wyoming chapter of the Sierra Club are cosponsoring a Green River float trip on May 14-15 to observe birds, other wildlife and the riparian/high desert landscape...

 

Henry Jackson "Jack" Duncan

Henry Jackson "Jack" Duncan, 98, passed away March 1, 2016 at LifeStream Cook Division in Youngtown, Ariz. He was born on Jan. 10, 1918 in Kit Carson County, Colo ., northeast of Burlington, Colo .,...

 

Thomas David Vigil

Thomas David Vigil died May 5, 2016 after a hard-fought battle with cancer. He was born Sept. 26, 1945 to Joe C. Vigil and Ida Lacombe Vigil in Alamosa, Colo. A longtime resident of Green River, Vigil...

 

John C. Lewis

John C. Lewis, 83, of Green River, passed away May 3, 2016 at the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. A long time resident of Green River, Lewis died following a lengthy illness. He was born on...

 

Our View: New plan needed for economy

If Wyoming wants to break out of its boom and bust economy, the state has to liberate itself from worshiping the minerals and energy industries. In Sweetwater County, many of us know all too well the cycles of the boom and bust economies. When times...

 

Notes from Town Square: Arbor Day in Green River

What is Arbor Day and what exactly is it all about, you ask? Well, let’s take the last 150 plus years and compact it into a few short paragraphs. We’ll start in 1854 when a journalist turned pioneer named J. Sterling Morton, and his wife moved...

 
 By Lu Sweet    Opinion    May 11, 2016

Lifelong learning: Comfortable ruts and challenges

I teach classes at the college. In one class we talked about doing things out of the ordinary, or out of their comfort zone. I challenged my students to do something they wouldn’t normally do, like sitting on the other side of the cafeteria for lun...

 

Nothing beats a mother's love

Mother’s Day. The one day of the year set aside so children can show their mothers just how much they love their mothers. For me, no matter how bad of a day I am having or how terrible things seem...

 
 By Lillian Palmer    Opinion    May 11, 2016

We are creatures of warmth

The warm sun permeates the air, trees sprout the beginning of green buds and light pink blossoms. Like hibernating bears waking from our winter slumber, we emerge from our homes and look out onto our...

 
 By David Martin    Opinion    May 11, 2016

Try, try again: my first times drinking sake

Admittedly, my first experiences with sake weren’t terribly positive. The first time I tried it, I was a poor college student in Laramie and still getting used to the fact that I could legally get...

 

3-day rule can make nursing home stays expensive

Judy Norblade, a retired marketing director, and her husband, Paul, a retired teacher, thought they had all their financial bases covered. They had Medicare, good supplemental coverage from a Medigap policy, a drug plan that paid for most of their...

 
 By David Martin    City    May 11, 2016

District No. 2 finalizes contracts

The Sweetwater County School District No. 2 Board of Trustees voted to approve the 2017 contract between themselves and the district’s employees, paying a little more money to district employees....

 
 By David Martin    County    May 11, 2016

Plea changed in infant murder case

"No contest." Those were the words out of Jacob Triplett's mouth when he responded to the six felony charges District Court Judge Nena James read to him during a change of plea hearing Friday...

 
 By Lillian Palmer    City    May 11, 2016

City sees some storm flooding

Torrential rain, hail and snow hit Green River Friday evening and continued throughout the night. The downpour of rain and hail affected some regions of Green River more than other. Effects on higher...

 
 By Lillian Palmer    City    May 11, 2016

The couple with the golden ticket

It was a normal, average day for the Salas family. Eddie mowed the grass, and the family enjoyed dinner on their porch. Eddie and his wife Danielle discussed things they'd like to fix around the...

 
 By Lillian Palmer    People    May 11, 2016

Author, former resident signs new book

Lydia's story begins in Chicago. Little did she know, her tale would soon lead her to Wyoming. She sets out on a journey searching for her long lost mother. Her search brings her to Rock Springs,...

 
 By Lillian Palmer    People    May 11, 2016

800 pounds of food donated for pet drive

Pet food filled the Green River Animal Shelter last week; 800 pounds of food. The food which spanned the width of the desk from one wall to the opposite was donated to the Green River food bank. This...

 

WWCC speech and debate team closes season

Members of the Mustang Speech and Debate Team may see plenty of team captain Tanner Petersen next year, but when they do, there is an excellent chance that she will be debating for the competition. Even so, the Ferron, Utah native and current Farson...

 
 By Lillian Palmer    Sports    May 11, 2016

Countdown to regionals begins

The countdown to regionals and state is on. This week is going to decide some important qualifying outcomes in the battle to state. The Green River girls varsity soccer team finished a successful week...

 
 By Pete Rust    Sports    May 11, 2016

Spring tennis gives experience

The Green River Wolves tennis team played against a Riverton squad consisting of nine girls Thursday for the last match of their spring season. According to head tennis coach Phil Harder, each team...

 

UW Cowboys named all-academic team

For just the 10th time in program history, the University of Wyoming wrestling team was named as one of 30 NWCA Division I All-Academic Teams in the nation. The Cowboys were just one of three teams from the Big 12 to earn the honor as UW recorded...

 
 By David Martin    People    May 11, 2016

Mothers honored at Friday tea party

Mothers were honored at a special Mother's Day tea luncheon hosted by Golden Hour Senior Center Friday, with help from students attending Expedition Academy. According to Megan Brown, activities...

 

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