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Articles from the November 15, 2017 edition

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 By David Martin    City    November 15, 2017

Jackson school will close

Jackson Elementary School will close. Members of the Sweetwater County School District No. 2 Board of Trustees voted 6-1 in favor of the elementary school’s closure Tuesday night, after additional...

 

Kerri L. Realing Lewis

Kerri L. Realing Lewis, 49, passed away Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at her home in Green River, Wyoming. She was a lifelong resident of Green River, Wyoming. Kerri was born on July 19, 1968 in Rock...

 
 By David Martin    City    November 15, 2017

Resident amazed by GR support

A school bus driver who is known for her colorful hair and positive demeanor says she’s floored by the continual support from her coworkers and the community. Tiffany Herren was diagnosed with an ag...

 

Sharing stories of the USAF life

During the Monroe Intermediate School’s program on Friday, a local veteran shared with those in attendance what life was like in the Air Force. Mary Johnson, retired United States Air Force Capt., s...

 

Trees ailing at county courthouse

The Sweetwater County Commissioners voiced opposition to cutting down trees in front of the county courthouse. Last week, Karen Bailey, head of custodial services for the county, said the evergreen trees are in bad shape and may need to be pulled...

 

County initiates ozone plan

A voluntary plan to help mitigate ozone levels in northern Sweetwater County was met with some resistance from one county commissioner, claiming the ozone amounts are fabricated numbers. The Ozone... Full story

 

Helen Harris

Helen Harris, 94, of Windsor, Colo., passed away Nov. 8, 2017, at NCMC in Greeley, Colo. Helen was born to Walter and Addie Morgan, Jan. 28, 1923, in Los Angeles.  An avid traveler, Helen enjoyed helping others. She loved and adored family;...

 

Hannah Elizabeth Tennan

Hannah Elizabeth Tennant, 100, passed away Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, at Mission at Castle Rock in Green River. She had been a longtime resident of Superior and Rock Springs. She was born Aug. 10, 1917,...

 

Our View: Parents must talk to legislators

With the closure of Jackson Elementary School officially announced with a vote Tuesday night, parents and concerned residents should be more motivated than ever to contact legislators and tell them to find ways of saving money without cutting...

 

Letter: Travelers Assistance Society gives aid

Dear Editor, Wyoming is a big beautiful state enjoyed by many people driving through from one destination to another. Many times, people stop to enjoy one of the many wonderful sites Wyoming has to offer. There are a few times though when travel...

 

Notes from Town Square: The pool is the place to be

The Green River Recreation Center has a vast array of fun things to do, even in the winter. One of the greatest assets in our facility is the pool. The 210,000 gallon pool, with its L-shape, can facilitate divers, lap swimmers, and recreational...

 

Is pumpkin spice season over?

Is pumpkin spice season, also known as fall, over yet? Yes. It’s almost as if during the past few years, the flavor has taken over the autumn. It’s no longer about the leaves turning color. Nope....

 
 By Lu Sweet    Opinion    November 15, 2017

Lifelong Learning: The control panel of life

I have eight people in my household, so of course I was doing laundry the other day. Most of the time it feels like I do laundry every day. Don’t ask me why, but the other day I actually took a look at the control panel on the washer for a minute....

 

GR students honor veterans with program

The program centered around honoring those who served or are still serving in the military. On Friday, Monroe Intermediate School students hosted a program for veterans. With Veterans Day falling on...

 

Senior center recognizes veterans

In a packed dining room at the Golden Hour Senior Center, veterans were treated to a free meal and a brief service. Members of the VFW Post No. 2321, American Legion Posts No. 24 and 28 and American...

 

Send Christmas cards to soldiers

The goal is simple: send as many soldiers a Christmas card as possible. This is the same goal Green River resident Harry Holler has made for several years, however he wanted to make sure everyone...

 

Applications sought for Mrs. GR

The Mrs. Wyoming America Pageant is now accepting applications from married women to represent Green River as a state finalist in the 2018 pageant being held next spring. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, a resident of Wyoming and U.S....

 

Veterans Service Office provides free assistance

The Veteran Services Offices would like to remind all veterans that there is free assistance to help them connect with their earned benefits.  There are offices in Rock Springs, Green River, Kemmerer and Pinedale as part of a Tri-County Effort....

 

Births for the week of Nov. 15

Dayton Lee Vernon Trevor and Shelby Vernon of Green River recently announced the birth of their son Dayton Lee Vernon. He was born Oct. 21, 2017, at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. Constance Organ Rodriguez Edgar and Christine Rodriguez of...

 

Freedom Run results

Men’s 10K Age 1-19 1. Johnny Carson, 8, Green River, ninth overall, 1:14:01.0 2. Jared Gies, 18, Green River, 10th overall, 1:15:26.1 3. Kolton Collin, 14,11th overall, 1:15:46.4 Age 20-29 1. Ryan Giles, 28, Rock Springs, first overall, 39:38.9 2....

 

Runner eyes future at Central Wyo. College

When he signed up, Colton Minard wasn't a high school athlete, or even a student at Green River High School. "When we recruited Colton, he was running on the side of the road," GRHS cross country...

 

GRHS volleyball players recently named All Conference, All State

Three Green River Lady Wolves volleyball players were named to All Conference and two were selected for All State. Lady Wolves Katie Banks, Andri Dewey and Hannah Hix were selected for All Conference,... Full story

 

GRHS swimmers receive conference, state honors

Four Lady Wolves swimmers received All-State honors, while eight received All-Conference honors. The Green River High School swimming team came home from state with a fifth-place finish out of 12 team...

 

$1,000 burbot raffle returns

Fishermen are going after those invasive burbot and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s Green River office has received its first fish tagged with a pink burbot raffle tag. The tags, colored pink, are part of a popular Fontenelle Burbot Raffle...

 

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