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Sheriff's request tabled

The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s request to go ahead with the process of hiring six people was tabled by the Sweetwater County Commissioners Tuesday. After a lengthy discussion, the Commissioners vot...

 
 By David Martin    City    October 18, 2017

'Unwritten' dress code criticized

Students upset with enforcement of Green River High School’s dress code voiced their disapproval to the Sweetwater County School District No. 2 Board of Trustees last week. Samantha Hardin, a...

 
 By David Martin    City    October 18, 2017

Other solutions suggested for Jackson

A series of discussions between school district officials and residents regarding the proposed closure of Jackson Elementary School Tuesday resulted in other options being brought to the table. Many...

 

150th anniversary observed

Celebrating the county’s sesquicentennial anniversary, residents gathered in front of the Sweetwater County Courthouse Tuesday evening for the unveiling of a monument dedicated to the county’s 150...

 
 By David Martin    City    October 18, 2017

Scams hit close to home

“I couldn’t believe someone would do that,” Green River Fire Chief Mike Nomis said. “It’s disappointing.” The fire department was recently used by a scammer, who called residents and...

 

Maurice Don Young Sr.

Maurice Don Young Sr., 79, passed away peacefully at home Oct. 12, 2017. He was born to Maurice Young and Ovel O'Bannon in Brazos, Texas, Nov. 8, 1937. He served his country honorably in the Navy at...

 

Lena E. Mudge

Lena E. Mudge, 66, of Cheyenne, died Oct. 8, 2017 at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center. She was born Oct. 26, 1950, in Rock Springs, a daughter to Robert and Roberta (Williams) Turner. Lena graduated...

 

Aaron P. McGarvey

Aaron P. McGarvey, 57, of Rock Springs, passed away Oct. 12, 2017.   He was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug. 15, 1960, the son of Jack McGarvey and Johnnie Ruth Phillips McGarvey.  McGarvey attended...

 

James D. Locke Sr.

James D. Locke Sr., passed away Oct. 15, 2017. He was born May 1, 1939, in Houston, the son of Elmer Locke and Mamie Meadow Locke. He was employed by Church and Dwight until his retirement after 28 years. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. A...

 

James Richard "Dick" Hodges

James Richard “Dick” Hodges, 85, passed away Oct. 10, 2017, at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. Hodges was a resident of Sweetwater County for 76 years and a former resident of Nebraska. Hodges was born June 21, 1932, in Fairbury, Neb.,...

 

Textile artist to show work

Western Wyoming Community College brings a world renowned textile artist to their campus art gallery. Eszter Bornenmisza’s work will be displayed through Nov. 17. The Hungarian artist originally pursued a career in mathematics, earning a PhD and...

 

Our View: Closure is imminent, but cuts are worse

The closure of a school impacts an entire community. It isn’t just the students and staff being moved to another location, nor is it the physical act of closing a building and mothballing it for possible future use. With the closure of a school,...

 

Letter: Gun issue should be dealt with immediately

Dear Editor, The second amendment of the United States Constitution states: “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” Obviously the need...

 

Letter: RS resident upset with teacher

Dear Editor, I’m writing about a circumstance I find very upsetting. A picture that was sent to me that I’m told is hanging in Gigi Jasper’s AP English classroom at Rock Springs High School, of a caricature President Trump that says “STOP...

 

Letter: Disagreeing with opening Boy Scouts to girls

Dear Editor, Now, more than ever, it is imperative for us to be the champion of girls. In today’s world, girls need girl-only spaces where girls are the first thought not an afterthought. Girls need to feel safe and encouraged by positive female...

 

A ghost story of a different flavor

For some, terror comes in the form of the eldritch horrors imaged by H. P. Lovecraft or the most grotesque creatures dreamed up in Hollywood, while others may fear abduction by aliens and the...

 

Enjoying the yearly Trunk or Treat

For eight years, I have participated in Green River URA/Main Street’s Trunk or Treat. The Trunk or Treat may have moved locations a few times, but it’s always been fun. It’s a chance for local b...

 

Two games, two losses for Lady Wolves

Despite having the home court advantage, the Green River Lady Wolves volleyball team lost both games this weekend. On Friday, the Lady Wolves celebrated senior night. It was a chance for them to show...

 

Swimmers ready for GR conference meet

The Green River Lady Wolves swimming team not only finished third, but picked up more state qualifiers. “They swam really well,” head coach Colleen Seiloff said. This weekend, the team traveled...

 
 By Pete Rust    Sports    October 18, 2017

High school football team crushes Jackson 62-44

The Wolves hit the road for their second consecutive week for a long road trip to take on the Jackson Broncs. On paper, they were the superior team, but they did not let up from the opening whistle until near the end of the first half when they had...

 

Wyo. Game and Fish plans grizzly bear talks

Green River residents will have a chance to talk with representatives from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department Nov. 29 about what they would like to learn and know about grizzly bears. The meeting will be part of a state-wide effort from the...

 

Wrestlers earn triple crown

(Editor’s Note: The following results were recently provided to the Green River Star by a representative of the Green River Grapplers. Some wrestlers’ results were listed as unknown and were not omitted in the following list.) The Green River...

 

Trunk or Treat brings in the crowd

The line was long and the weather was cold, but about 1,100 kids still participated in this year's URA/Main Street Trunk or Treat. On Saturday, the wind blew and the temperatures were brisk, but that...

 

GR pumpkin patch is now open

Those looking for the perfect pumpkin to carve, bake or use as a Halloween decoration are sure to find one right in Green River. Once again, the Union Congregational United Church of Christ, located a...

 

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