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Card game brings the Halloween spirit

A group of middle-school aged library patrons played a card game Thursday, helping bring the Halloween spirit to the Sweetwater County Library. The patrons played Werewolf, a game that challenges...

 

GR students clean up along highway, in parks

Students from Expedition Academy braved the brisk temperatures Friday morning for their community service projects. Although the sun was out, the wind was cold as the students picked up trash along...

 

Online school works for student and family

For one 10-year-old Green River, completing her schooling online is something that seems to work. Tranquilla Button, a fifth-grade student at Wyoming Connections Academy, started the online program...

 

Library receives book honoring Wyoming Vietnam veterans

Sometimes all one has to do is ask. That’s how all of this started, Doug Uhrig, Wyoming Veterans Commission member and Commissioner for District No. 3, said, as he tapped the card-covered book in...

 

Going for the Senior Olympic gold

Green River's mayor brought home four gold medals and one silver medal after competing in the Senior Olympics. Pete Rust recently competed in the Wyoming Senior Olympics, which took place in Laramie...

 

Wolves return to winning ways in Powell

The Green River High School football team brushed themselves off following a defeat from the Evanston Red Devils and scored a commanding 26-7 victory in Powell Friday night. Green River dominated the...

 

Lady Wolves take 4th at Rock Springs meet

This past weekend, the Green River High School Lady Wolves swimming team set its sights on the Rock Springs meet. Prior to the meet, head coach Colleen Seiloff found out some of her swimmers would go...

 

Lady Wolves Volleyball team adds another win

The Green River High School Lady Wolves volleyball team took on their biggest rivals and came out on top. Last Wednesday, the Lady Wolves traveled to Rock Springs to take on the Lady Tigers at a...

 

Runners fare well in Rock Springs

The Wolves continued to post improved times during a meet in neighboring Rock Springs. The Wolves ran at the White Mountain Golf Course north of Rock Springs, enjoying a sunny and cool day on the course. Brayden Kovick and Marcos Valerio placed in...

 

Charles Lee "Chuck" Carter

Charles Lee "Chuck" Carter, 82, of Rock Springs, passed away Oct. 4, 2017, at his home. A longtime resident of Rock Springs and former longtime resident of Burlington, Iowa, Carter died following a...

 

Cecilia Cordova

Cecilia Cordova, 96, passed away Sept. 24, 2017, in West Valley City, Utah. She was a former resident of Rock Springs, Superior and Maxwell, N.M.  Cordova was born Nov. 25, 1920, in Tinaja, N.M.,...

 

Wanda Jean Gibson

Wanda Jean Gibson, 62, of Green River passed away Oct. 5, 2017, at her home. Wanda was born Oct. 12, 1954, in Fruita, Colo., to Lloyd Frank and Frances Jean Bowden.  Wanda attended schools in...

 

Daniel Paul Presho

Daniel Paul Presho, 57, of Rock Springs, passed away Oct. 5, 2017, at his home. Presho was a lifelong resident of Rock Springs. He was born March 17, 1960, in Rock Springs, the son of William Presho...

 

Our View: Building should be saved

The Carnegie Library, or Green River Circuit Court building, has sat vacant for far too long and along with the U.P. Depot building downtown, deserves a better fate than what it has. For generations, the building was a portal to the world for Green...

 

Letter: County officials should apologize

Dear Editor, I am writing in response to the Sweetwater County Commissioners and their uncalled for comments toward the former board members of the hospital board. When Commissioner (John) Kolb publicly calls these honorable, unpaid servants...

 

YouTube offers more than serving up limitless videos

For anyone whose read the columns I’ve written on the page over the past year, it’s easy to say I’ve developed a fascination with YouTube, arguably the internet’s most popular video hosting...

 
 By Mike Nomis    Opinion    October 11, 2017

Notes from Town Square: Every second counts in fire prevention

The Green River Fire Department along with the National Fire Protection Association has recognized the week of Oct. 8-14 as Fire Prevention week. This year’s slogan is “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out.” We encourage everyone to take a...

 
 By LU SWEET    Opinion    October 11, 2017

Lifelong learning: Maintaining a sense of individuality

I recently watched an old video clip on YouTube, from the TV show “Candid Camera.” In case you are not familiar with “Candid Camera,” it aired from 1960 to 1976, and secretly videotaped people in situations where they were (safely) pranked or...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    City    October 11, 2017

School closure recommended

Facing another round of budgetary cuts from the Wyoming Legislature and declining enrollment in its elementary schools, a Green River school was recommended for closure Tuesday evening....

 

MHSC board makes interim CEO permanent

Irene Richardson, Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County’s interim CEO since February, was officially promoted to the position Wednesday after a unanimous decision by the hospital’s board of...

 

County's Carnegie Library discussed

What to do with the Carnegie Library was something the Sweetwater County Commissioners discussed last week. During the commissioners’ meeting last week, they spoke with a representative from...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    City    October 11, 2017

Plea change averts trial

A late change of plea hearing Friday morning resulted in a trial for George Maestas being cancelled. His trial was scheduled to start Tuesday. Maestas, 68, pleaded no contest to two counts of...

 

Help sought in poaching cases

A pair of poached elk discovered on Little Mountain has resulted in the Wyoming Game and Fish Department seeking help to identify the culprits. The elk were poached in Hunt Area 31 on Little Mountain...

 

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