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Articles from the March 25, 2015 edition

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 By David Martin    City    March 25, 2015

GR farmer's market fees waived

Last week, the Green River City Council voted to waive traveling vendor fees for the annual farmer’s market. According to city documents, the city has historically waived the fees for the market vendors. Without that waiver, merchants attending...

 

Vehicle alleged as weapon again

A Green River woman accused of hitting a building and a vehicle with her car pleaded not guilty to three felony charges and two misdemeanor charges. Heather L. Ortega appeared in the Third District...

 
 By David Martin    County    March 25, 2015

Jamestown water work no longer a pipe dream

While he has said the 2015 legislative session was somewhat disappointing for him, Rep. Stan Blake, D-Green River, said he’s definitely happy with one bill he helped pass. House Bill 70, which was sponsored by the select water committee, grants fun...

 
 By Staff Report    County    March 25, 2015

CDC hires director from Green River

The Sweetwater County Child Developmental Center hired a Green River educator to take the helm of the organization. Last week, the CDC announced the center’s board offered the position to Lu Kasper, who currently works as the principal at Harrison...

 

Winston D. Smith

Winston D. Smith, 89, of Hot Springs, S.D., passed away March 21, 2015, at the Ft. Meade VA Medical Center in Ft. Meade, S.D. Winston was born Jan. 5, 1926, in Calwood Township, Mo., to Burton Crane and Ruth (Miller) Smith. He proudly served in the... Full story

 

Marvin "Butch" Brauburge

Marvin "Butch" Brauburger went home March 22, 2015, at 5:45 a.m. Preceded by his best friend and wife Elaine Brauburger. Survived by his four children; son Roger and wife Porche Brauburger, daughter R... Full story

 

Our View: Air quality is not somebody else's problem

There’s a few lines in Douglas Adams’ third “Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” book that deals with the idea of something being somebody else’s problem. The idea Adams portrayed, somewhat comically, is that the brain will edit out things...

 
 By Lu Sweet    Opinion    March 25, 2015

Lifelong Learning: corn chips

As my eight-year-old kiddo and I were waiting for “morning drop-off” at school a while back, he excitedly told me that the school had recently fixed their playground by removing the rocks and replacing them with corn chips. I realized he meant...

 

Check out the haunted library

Do you love ghost stories? Are you curious about the paranormal? Don’t be left out. Come join us for this year’s Ghost Walks. As many of you know the library has been hosting true paranormal investigations for many years now. Once again staff at...

 

Stirring up memories of Green River

Whether it be a lifelong resident, someone who commutes to work here on a daily basis, or someone who lived here for a few years, everyone has not only their first memories of Green River, but the thi...

 
 By David Martin    County    March 25, 2015

Tradition continues

Being a Sweetwater County Tradition for the past several years, the Bowls of Caring fundraising event attracted more than 800 people to the Sweetwater County Events Complex last week. The soup...

 
 By Staff Report    County    March 25, 2015

Hooded bandit sought

A late-morning holdup at a rest area east of Rock Springs has the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office seeking the unidentified bandit. According to a release from the sheriff’s office, William Hall, a truck driver from Mississippi had parked at...

 
 By David Martin    People    March 25, 2015

Seniors help solve murder mystery

Seniors at the Golden Hour Senior Center Friday evening were treated to a Hawaiian luau-style dinner of barbecued ribs and tropical drinks. Then, being the helpful members of society seniors often are, they helped solve a murder most foul. The night...

 

GR student to state competiton

On Friday geography students from around the state will gather to compete for a chance to attend the National Geographic Geography Bee. One of those competitors is sixth-grade Monroe Intermediate...

 

Speech team takes 1st at districts

For the eighth year in a row, the Green River High School Speech and Debate team has come home with the District Championship trophy. Every year, the team surpasses it own goals and breaks additional...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    March 25, 2015

Search underway: LaRose resigns after year two

There will be a new head coach next season for the Green River High School boy’s basketball team. After two years at the helm, Dan LaRose resigned from the position last Thursday. The Wolves ended...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    March 25, 2015

Wolves soccer starts season Friday

The Green River High School boys and girls varsity soccer teams won’t have to venture far for their first game of the 2015 season. The two squads will kick off the year Friday with home games...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    March 25, 2015

Three Green River athletes shine at Utah meet

Several members of the Green River High School track team got an early start to their season at the Utah High School Track Coaches Association’s Outdoor Championships in West Jordan, Utah. “We had...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    March 25, 2015

Green River wrestlers strong at Denver tourney

It was a great weekend for Green River wrestling. Nine Green River High School wrestlers and about a dozen Green River Grapplers combined as a team to compete at the Rocky Mountain Wrestling...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    March 25, 2015

Grapplers strong across the West

The Green River Grapplers have been busy on the mat, with impressive showings at tournaments across the Rocky Mountain region. Two weeks ago the team had wrestlers at five tournaments in three states. RESULTS: Intermountain Warrior (Pocatello,...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    March 25, 2015

Four players earn conference honors

Four Green River athletes were recognized last week by the Wyoming Coaches Association. Sophomore standout Taylor Stoeger was named to the team 4A West All Conference team. “She is very deserving...

 

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