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Articles from the November 2, 2016 edition

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 By David Martin    City    November 2, 2016

Committee cuts FGD concerts

No more concerts at Stratton Myers Park. That’s the decision the Flaming Gorge Days Committee made as a result of declining ticket sales to the weekend concerts. Scott Sager, the chairman of the com...

 

Union shows support for better Tata contract

Union members from United Steel Workers local 15320 Showed their support for a fair contract Thursday afternoon. Approximately 70 union members and their supporters gathered near the intersection of W... Full story

 

Hospital, county reach agreement

The rift between the county commissioners and the board of trustees at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County appears to be closing. Through a joint media release, the county commissioners and...

 

Man sentenced to prison time

A Green River man who admitted to having intercourse with a 14-year-old girl was sent to prison. Marshall L. Mechling Jr., 21, of Jamestown, appeared in the Third District Court of Judge Richard...

 
 By Staff Report    City    November 2, 2016

A Halloween trick reported to GRPD

A few tricks were reported by county residents as costumed trick-or-treaters made their way throughout their neighborhoods Monday evening. According to the Green River Police Department, officers responded to an undisclosed address in reference to a...

 

Dating Game Killer won't come to Wyo.

A serial killer suspected of a 1977 murder in Sweetwater County won’t be extradited to face charges here. Last week, Sweetwater County Attorney Daniel Erramouspe announced Rodney Alcala won’t be e...

 

Russell David Price

Russell David Price, 60, of Rock Springs, passed away Oct. 22, 2016, at his home. A resident of Rock Springs for the past three years and former resident of Tremonton, Utah. Price died following a... Full story

 

Ruthie Lynn Linneman Vahlberg

Ruthie Lynn Linneman Vahlberg, 61, passed away Oct. 21, 2016 after a long illness with multiple sclerosis. Vahlberg was born Oct. 22, 1954 to Gordon and Virginia Linneman in Douglas. She married Ron Vahlberg in Sundance in 1975. Vahlberg attended... Full story

 

Owen Dale "Rusty" Owens

Owen Dale "Rusty" Owens passed away Oct. 29 following a courageous and strong battle with cancer. He was 64. Owens was born to Betty Louise and Edwin LaVain Owens March 9, 1952 in Rock Springs. Rusty... Full story

 

Joe A. Martinez

Joe A. Martinez, Jr. 84, of Green River, passed away Oct.13, 2016 at his home with his family by his side. A longtime resident of Green River, Martinez died following a brief illness.  He was born... Full story

 

Marie Connette Beckstead

Marie Connette Beckstead, 90, passed away Oct. 24, 2016 while visiting her son in Vernal, Utah. She was born Dec.12, 1925 to Charles and Connie Gilpin in Rock Springs. She graduated from Rock Springs... Full story

 

Betty Domson

Betty Domson, 74, passed away Oct. 28, 2016, at Sage View Care Center in Rock Springs. A lifelong resident of Rock Springs, Domson died following a lengthy illness.   She was born on June 22, 1942,...

 

Clora Arguello

Clora Arguello, 93, of Rock Springs, passed away Oct., 26, 2016, at the Mission at Castle Rock Convalescent Center in Green River. A longtime resident of Rock Springs and former resident of Green... Full story

 

Our View: Print media still doing well

The Internet is not the latest, “greatest” thing to come along and threaten to upend the newspaper industry. In 1927, Charles Lindbergh’s historic flight across the Atlantic Ocean was covered by Fox Movietone News. It sparked rumors and fears...

 

Are you ready for Thanksgiving?

Today is the second day of November. Is it too early to begin thinking about Thanksgiving dinner? I don’t think so. Maybe you’ve got your meal down to an art, after years of perfecting recipes handed down from generations before. Or, perhaps you...

 

Notes from Town Square: Supporting local businesses

Small Business Saturday is held between Black Friday and Cyber Monday and encourages people to do some of their holiday shopping at small, local businesses. In order to support this practice, the Green River Chamber of Commerce and the Green River...

 

Wyoming should take over federally-managed lands

Few things in life generate enough interest to truly illicit a call to action where we feel so compelled to engage in vigorous debate and commit our time and treasure to protect and defend those fundamental issues that define both ourselves and our...

 

Lighting cigarettes for political campaigns

Since November 2016 marks another election year, this month’s artifact of the month comes from political advertising for elections. This artifact is a matchbook advertisement from John Warden Opie’s re-election campaign for County Coroner around...

 

Clipping brings back memories

For a Green River resident, all it took to bring a few memories of a terrible disease she had was looking at an old newspaper clipping. Carmen (Trujillo) Tune, recently received a letter in the mail...

 

Quilting art on display at White Mountain Library

The Sweetwater County Library System is currently displaying the annual Sweetwater Quilters’ Exhibit. This is an open show in which local quilters are encouraged to submit their work for the public to enjoy. This exhibit consists of 10 quilts desig...

 

Children collect treats around town

This Halloween was neither too hot nor too cold; and it showed in the amount of kids out and about. Children who were dressed in various costumes, including princesses, witches, super heroes,...

 

Seniors enjoy scavenger hunt

Seniors were looking high and low to find out where baskets filled with candy were hidden. On Friday the Golden Hour Senior Center hosted a scavenger hunt and costume contest for seniors into the...

 

Wolves one step closer to state game

The Green River High School football team left Torrington one step closer to a state title last week, beating the Trailblazers 27-21. While Torrington took an early lead over the Wolves, the Wolves...

 

Volleyball players are heading to state

The Green River Lady Wolves Volleyball team came in fourth place at regionals and are now focusing on state. Making it to state was one of the goals the girls set at the beginning of the season and is...

 

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