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Articles from the October 28, 2015 edition

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 By David Martin    City    October 28, 2015

Chief: range will cut costs

A recently approved shooting range for the Green River Police Department will help cut future costs associated with overtime and travel, according to Police Chief Chris Steffen. Last week, the Green R...

 

OCI sale to Ciner Group complete

OCI completed the sale of its 73 percent stake in OCI Resources LP Oct. 26, according to a press release issued by the company. Earlier this year, OCI announced it would sell its stake to Istanbul, Turkey-based company Ciner Enterprises Inc. for...

 

GR students participate in Adopt-a-Trout program

Green River seventh-and eighth-grade students are taking part in a real-world study done by the Green River Trout Unlimited group and the Game and Fish Department. Oct. 22 was the kick-off event for...

 

Man pleads innocent to abuse charges

A man accused of slapping his five-month-old baby in the face pleaded not guilty to five felony charges. Dustin Tankersley of Green River appeared in the Third District Court of Judge Richard Lavery...

 

Sarah Ranae Spiker

Sarah Ranae Spiker, 26, of Rawlins, passed away Oct. 22, 2015. A resident of Rawlins, and former longtime resident of Rock Springs, Spiker passed away from injuries sustained in an automobile...

 

Our View: State faces economic storm

The state is looking to weather a storm, and it’s one that Wyoming could have at least bought an umbrella for. Newspapers across southwestern Wyoming have published stories about the upcoming budgetary shortfall local governments are expecting to e...

 

Letter: Support called for Police

Dear Editor, There seems to be a increasing pattern of people who want to blame others for their own inept inability to cope -- mostly composed of ignorant, neer-do- wells that haven’t taken the opportunity to prepare themselves for life in a...

 

Halloween tales at the county library system

Halloween is only three days away! I hope you’ve stocked up on fun-sized candy bars and have your costume all ready to go. I have many great childhood memories of Halloween. My mom used to sew all of my costumes throughout elementary school. I was...

 

Notes from Town Square: Celebrate mining heritage

In the spring of 2015, Ken Ball, former Green River Councilman approached the office of Mayor Pete Rust with the idea of creating a proclamation to recognize National Mine Rescue Day in Green River. Ball, a local miner and Executive Board Member of...

 

Why I like Halloween so much

I cannot tell you exactly when I started liking Halloween, probably a little bit more than an adult should, but I know it has to do with my past. You see, growing up on a small, Midwestern dairy farm...

 

Life R U Ready teaches students about the consequences of some decisions

High school and middle school students from Green River learned that decisions like partying and inebriated driving can have lasting consequences at Life R U Ready last week. Life R U Ready is a...

 

Seniors prepare for trick or treaters

Trick or treaters searching for a warm, safe place to trick or treat while obtaining a lot of candy in one place will not have to look any more. Once again, Mission at Castle Rock Rehabilitation...

 

GR's blue lines of support

A viral campaign to show police officers support has spread to Green River. When city resident Victoria Hemphill saw a story on Facebook about The Safe Harbor Initiative, she wanted to do the same in...

 

Christmas cards for soldiers overseas

It’s never too early to start writing Christmas cards for soldiers. At least, that is what Green River resident Harry Holler thinks. Once again, Holler is spearheading the campaign for Christmas...

 

Ghost Walk tickets go on sale

The Sweetwater County Library wants residents to enjoy a Charles Dickens-inspired evening of haunted fun. The library is hosting the Ghosts of Christmas Past on Saturday, Dec. 5. Tickets for the evening are $25 and go on sale at 9 a.m. Monday. Ticket...

 

County births

Savannah Lynn Previt Joshua and Samantha Previt of Rock Springs recently announced the birth of their daughter Savannah Lynn Previt. She was born Sept. 27, 2015, at the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. Kylan Oakley Olsen Riley and Kaitlin...

 

The Wolves are in the playoffs

The Wolves football team showed the rest of the 3A Conference they deserve to be in the playoffs, after a convincing 45-20 win over Worland. Green River is the third seed in the 3A West, while...

 

Volleyball team earns bye to state tournament

The Green River High School Volleyball Team has an automatic bye into the state tournament in Casper next weekend. However, the team won't be overlooking regionals at Kelly Walsh High School this...

 

Swimmers head to state

By DAVID MARTIN Editor The Green River High School Girls Swimming and Diving Team has their eyes set on the state competition in Gillette, after winning the last chance meet in Rock Springs Thursday....

 

Cross country team wraps up season

A run at the VA Hospital in Sheridan wrapped up the cross-country season for Green River and ended with a top-five finish for one of the Wolves. Senior Josie Givens finished at 19:14.02, a time that...

 

Girl Scouts learn the art of self defense

A group of Junior Girl Scouts had the opportunity to learn a few valuable self-defense techniques Saturday as part of a set of presentations aimed at empowering girls. Members of Junior Scout Troop...

 

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