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Veterans services planned

With Veterans’ Day falling on a Saturday this year, veterans will have a few opportunities to join in on special lunches and programs. Pete Rust, Green River Mayor and veteran, said historically,...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    City    November 8, 2017

GR artist allegedly snubbed

The recent unveiling of a statue of Kenny Sailors, inventor of basketball’s jump shot, at the Arena-Auditorium in Laramie has a few residents believing the university fouled on a beloved Green...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    City    November 8, 2017

Solid waste services privatized

With two votes, the Green River City Council effectively ended its solid waste division and contracted with Wyoming Waste Systems for its solid waste disposal. The Council voted unanimously to...

 

County may bill UP for fire costs

The county may bill the Union Pacific Railroad over costs associated with fighting a wildfire east of Rock Springs. Two weeks ago, the county fire department was dispatched to fight a fire near...

 

Residents excited for upcoming event

It’s something the Mission at Castle Rock Rehabilitation Center residents look forward to every year. “It’s always full. We have people standing in the hallway even after we put out every chair...

 
 By PETE RUST    Sports    November 8, 2017

Wolves eliminated in playoffs

The No. 3 seeded Green River Wolves had to hit the road for the long trip east to take on the No. 2 seeded Torrington Trailblazers on their home field. While it was disappointing to work so hard and...

 

Lady Wolves swim for 5th place at state

The Green River High School swimming team didn’t hit their goal of taking one of the top three spots at state, but the coach is still happy with the season. “They swam really well, but we...

 

Lady Wolves volleyball team ends season at state

It wasn’t how the Green River High School Lady Wolves volleyball team wanted to end the season, but they didn’t go down without a fight. On Thursday the Lady Wolves took on Thunder Basin at state....

 

Toddlers learn new songs

Despite the cold and snowy weather, parents still brought their children to the Sweetwater County Library toddler time. Every Monday, starting at 10:30 a.m., youth services department employees at...

 

Speech team takes 2nd at 1st meet

The Green River High School Speech and Debate Team kicked off the season with a second-place finish at their first meet of the season. This past weekend, the team traveled to Rock Springs for its...

 

Beverly Kenaga Frahm

Beverly Kenaga Frahm, 83, died peacefully at home Oct. 17, 2017, in Olympia, Wash. She was born May 18, 1934, to Dan and Orcelia "Toots" Kenaga in Denver. Over the years, she also lived in Wyoming,...

 

Philip Kinkead

It is with a heavy heart that the family of Philip Kinkead, 63, announces his sudden passing on Friday, Oct. 27, 2017.  The native of Ajo, Ariz., and long-time resident of Green River will be remembe...

 

Thomas J. Thomas

Thomas J. Thomas, 89, passed away Oct. 30, 2017, at his home in Rock Springs following a brief illness. He was a lifelong resident of Rock Springs. Thomas was born Oct. 2, 1928, in Rock Springs, the...

 

David Paul Trujillo

David Paul Trujillo, 64, passed away Oct. 29, 2017, at his home in Rock Springs. He was a lifelong resident of Rock Springs. Trujillo was born Nov. 6, 1952, the son of Tony M. Trujillo and Lucy V....

 

Our View: Donate to the county food bank

With Halloween firmly in the proverbial rear-view mirror, many are now turning their attentions to Thanksgiving and the upcoming Christmas and New Year’s holidays. With Thanksgiving a few weeks away, we would like to remind residents to think...

 

Come on, use the poo bags

Dear Editor, I’d like to express my thanks to the city of Green River for providing doggy poo bags and repositories. Many of our citizens readily use them. Unfortunately, some dog owners do not pick up after their pets. Hopefully, that will change...

 
 By TOM GAGNON    Opinion    November 8, 2017

The threats facing condors

Soaring high over the Arizona desert, condors search the landscape for meat. Anything will do: a gut pile left by a hunter; a lightning killed bison; or a tourist falling over the edge of the Grand Canyon. On an autumnal drive through northern Arizon...

 

Notes from Town Square: Shopping small on Small Business Saturday

It’s November so you know what that means! The holidays are coming up quickly and shopping is on our minds. Green River URA/Main Street would like to remind everyone to shop small and support our local businesses. Small Business Saturday is Nov....

 

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