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Articles from the November 5, 2014 edition

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 By David Martin    City    November 5, 2014

Rust elected as city's mayor

Green River residents overwhelmingly supported Pete Rust's bid for mayor of Green River. According to unofficial election results released from the Sweetwater County Clerk's Office, Rust took 2,597...

 

Clock tower project nears completion

The clock tower project has really taken some big steps toward completion. During the last three weeks, residents driving or walking down Flaming Gorge Way may have noticed a significant change to the clock-tower area. For a long time, the area...

 

Women are first same-sex couple receiving Co. marriage license

By JACK H. SMITH Staff Writer It was probably not an uncommon scene as a couple filled out the paperwork for their marriage license at the Sweetwater County Courthouse. As they patiently went though t...

 
 By David Martin    City    November 5, 2014

Lincoln tract of land sold for housing

The 4.6 acre Lincoln Tract A may have some homes developed on in the next couple of years. The land, which is the tract that originally had Lincoln High School built on it, was successfully bid for $207,000 by New Peak Construction. The Green River...

 

Independent wins

Randal "Doc" Wendling successfully earned a seat with the Sweetwater County Commissioners last night, securing more than 5,000 votes cast in the election. The independent candidate's victory resulted...

 
 By David Martin    City    November 5, 2014

New face elected to school board

Residents living within Sweetwater County School District No. 2 voted in a new member of the board last night. According to unofficial election results from the Sweetwater County Clerk’s Office, voters elected incumbents John Malone and Ann Rudoff...

 

Denise D. Smart

Denise D. Smart, 58, of Green River, passed away Oct. 30 at her home surrounded by her family.  A longtime resident of Green River, Denise passed away following a lengthy, two-year illness. Denise... Full story

 

Glen Sadler

Glen Sadler, 89, of Green River died Oct. 30, at his home after a sudden illness. He was born March 29, 1925 in Rock Springs, the son of Harry "Red" Sadler and Eva Dorrence Sadler Briggs. He attended... Full story

 

Sammy Gale Shepard

Sammy Gale Shepard, 58, died Oct. 29 at Northwest Medical Center in Bentonville, Ark. He was born Sept. 3, 1952 to donald and Evelyn Shepard in Green River. He worked at Wal-Mart for more than 30...

 

City needs economic developer

We’re happy to see interest in developing the Lincoln High School tracts of land in the northwest side of Green River. The site of the former high school and park has long been eyed as a potential place for housing development. With the sale of the...

 

The joys of getting older

It should have been a normal trip to get my haircut, but that was just not the case. In the course of two hours, I came to the conclusion that I’m not only getting old, but I also get all the joys...

 

Taking my voting seriously

During an election year, I do my homework. You won’t see me at the voting booth with a “I’m not sure” look on my face. No way. I study the candidates like I am getting ready to take the ACTs....

 
 By Brie Blasi    Opinion    November 5, 2014

Echoes from the Bluffs: City depot is a symbol of prosperity

One hundred and 10 years ago, in 1904, there began a call to action by the citizens of Green River for a bigger, better passenger station (depot) building-one that would accurately represent the size...

 

Don't have time to read? Try an audio book

So many books, so little time, that’s what I think about when I glance at my “To Be Read” list. I read a lot, but the problem -- or advantage -- of working at the library is that I always find more books that I want to read. Like many others,...

 

Voters oust county sheriff, Majhanovich re-elected

There’s a new sheriff in town come Jan. 1. Sweetwater County voters decided to elect Democrat Mike Lowell to head the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office, ending Republican Sheriff Rich Haskell’s two-term stint in the office. According to...

 

Rep. Freeman wins 3rd term

At the end of a tough race to represent House District 60, Democrat John Freeman earned his third term in the Wyoming House of Representatives last night. Freeman faced stiff competition from...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    City    November 5, 2014

Local man charged with aggravated assault

A Green River man has been charged with aggravated assault and battery following an alleged incident Nov. 2. Brian Setzer, 32, was arrested after the Green River Police Department was called to Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County to investigate a...

 

Trick or treaters storm downtown

Ghouls, ghosts, and a number of Elsas from "Frozen" marched along Flaming Gorge Way Friday afternoon in search of sweet treats. Children from all over Green River converged downtown, stopping by...

 

Speech team preps for 1st tourney

The Green River Speech and Debate team members may not have had as much time to prepare as they would have liked, but they are still setting their sights on a first-place finish. The team’s first tournament will take place close to home at the Rock...

 

Lady Wolves headed to state

Prior to last week's 4A West Regional Tournament in Green River, Lady Wolves head volleyball coach Rikki Shantz said she not only wanted her seniors to experience the state tournament for the first...

 

Back-to-back victories highlight regional tourney

Following a tough four set loss against Evanston to open last week’s 4A West Regional Tournament, Green River High School coach Rikki Shantz told her team to stay strong. The message appeared to get to the squad as they battled back with two...

 

Wolves football: Young team gains valuable experience

While it may not have always shown in the record books, there were plenty of positives for the Green River High School football during the 2014 season. Almost two weeks after their 42-20 win against Worland in their season finale, head coach Don...

 

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