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Articles from the November 16, 2016 edition

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 By David Martin    City    November 16, 2016

City cautious about tax revenue

The next three months will be very telling as far as what the City of Green River’s budget will look like. Finance Director Chris Meats said the year-to-date average for the city’s sales tax reven...

 By Stephanie Thompson    City    November 16, 2016

Charge could be dismissed

A Green River man who head butted his stepson may have his felony charge dismissed. Michael Wayne Wright, 48, appeared in the Third District Court of Judge Nena James at a change of plea and...

 By David Martin    County    November 16, 2016

Judge denies bond request

A motion to reduce the bond on alleged murderer Bradley Fairbourn was denied Tuesday afternoon. Fairbourn, originally of Utah, is accused of an attack that lead to the death of one woman and injuries...

 By Staff Report    County    November 16, 2016

Report: MHSC contributes $216 M to area economy

An economic study commissioned by Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County claims the hospital generated a $216 million economic impact within the county in 2015. The report, which was posted on the hospital’s website, was created by Quorum Health...

 Obituaries    November 16, 2016

Helen Bernice Syndergaard

Helen Bernice Syndergaard, 89, passed away Nov. 14, 2016, at the Rocky Mountain Care Center in Clearfield, Utah. Helen was born the ninth of 10 children to John Swenson and Anthere Mills April 1, 1927 in Fairview, Utah. On June 9, 1942 she married... Full story

 Obituaries    November 16, 2016

Jean T. Wilkes

Jean T. Wilkes, 77, passed away Nov. 11, 2016 at her home. A longtime resident of Green River, Wilkes died following a sudden illness. She  was born on June 14, 1939 in Rock Springs, the daughter... Full story

 Obituaries    November 16, 2016

Doris Jean Cochrun

Doris Jean Cochrun, 74, of Green River, passed away Nov. 9, 2016 at the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. A longtime resident of Green River and former resident of Indiana, Cochrun died followin...

 Obituaries    November 16, 2016

Jose Cordova

Jose Cordova, 91, of Green River, passed away Nov. 14, 2016 at the Mission at Castle Rock. A longtime resident of Green River and former longtime resident of Burbank, Calif., and Glendale, Calif....

 Obituaries    November 16, 2016

Clayton Francis Gradert

Clayton Francis Gradert, 69, of Rock Springs, passed away on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County.  A longtime resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming and former resident of...

 Obituaries    November 16, 2016

Gail Shirley Hancock

Gail Shirley Hancock, 54, of Rock Springs, passed away Nov., 6, 2016 in Salt Lake City.  A longtime resident of Wyoming and former resident of Greeley, Colo., Hancock died following a brief illness....

 Obituaries    November 16, 2016

Barbara Lee Pulley

Barbara Lee Pulley, 70, of Rock Springs, passed away Nov. 13, 2016 at her home. A longtime resident of Rock Springs and former longtime resident of Green River, Pulley had been in ill health for the...

 Opinion    November 16, 2016

Our View: It's the season to spend at home

With the holiday shopping season fast approaching, it’s easy to hop online and efficiently do all the shopping online. Spending a few hours and waiting for the delivery truck to drive by is less stressful, but who does that really help? Of course...

 Opinion    November 16, 2016

Letter: Lamenting the end of the Stratton Myers concerts

Dear Editor,   I was very disappointed to hear the Flaming Gorge Days concerts at Stratton Myers will be no more. I always looked forward to that weekend, which I adopted as my birthday celebration, since it always falls near. The level of talent...

 Opinion    November 16, 2016

Letter: Explore the Red Desert

Dear Editor,   Did you know the Red Desert is the largest unfenced landscape in the lower 48 states? It certainly deserves some protection and attention for the wilderness characteristics that flourish here. I recently was invited by the Wyoming...

 Opinion    November 16, 2016

Letter: Trump knows what he's doing

Dear Editor,   Finally, some sanity in the White House! Donald Trump is, by nature, a project manager, and a good one! Proof: He hasn’t become a billionare in the business by being stupid Mistakes. Sure, it’s part of the price of being alive,...

 By Holden Wright    Opinion    November 16, 2016

Notes from Town Square: 2nd South Project nearly done

Winter is coming, and with that, an end to the Second South Project. The contractors worked hard to get the black side of the asphalt facing up so we could open the street. Trees and sidewalk are in, and the concrete bases are in for the new street...

 By Stephanie Thompson    People    November 16, 2016

Serving those who served

Green River students had the opportunity to serve those who served this country. During the Golden Hour Senior Center's Veteran's Day lunch, Expedition Academy students were busy serving food to local...

 By Stephanie Thompson    People    November 16, 2016

Veterans honored at recent lunch

Veterans and their guests gathered at the Golden Hour Senior Center for a special lunch Thursday. The room was close to packed with veterans, their guests, and regular senior citizens all ready to eat...

 By David Martin    People    November 16, 2016

Platform focuses on assaults

A visit by pageant royalty last week underscored a problem many women face on college campuses across the U.S. Miss Wyoming, Jordyn Hall, visited Sweetwater County last week as part of a tour of the s...

 By Stephanie Thompson    People    November 16, 2016

GR speech team kicks off new season

With 75 students making up this year’s Green River High School Speech and Debate team, the team wants to take advantage of any tournament it can attend. A couple weeks ago, the speech team went to...

 People    November 16, 2016

GRHS Speech and Debate Results

Rock Springs Tournament Poetry: finals: Elaine Comer, fifth place Extemporaneous varsity finals: Michael Montoya, first place, Gregory Marchal, second place, Spencer Kurth, fourth place Novice extemporaneous finals: Dallin Kurth, third place Novice...

 By David Martin    People    November 16, 2016

School honors veterans

Monroe Intermediate School's tradition of honoring Veterans Day continued Friday with students from the school performing for area veterans at Lincoln Middle School. The annual program, which took...

 People    November 16, 2016

County births

Bradley Warren Case Brice Case, with his mother Bernadette Bernal and father Michael Case, recently announced the birth of his little brother, Bradley Warren Case. He was born Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, at Evanston Regional Hospital. Weighing 7 pounds,...

 Sports    November 16, 2016

Night fishing is fun, but dangerous

Cooler weather is upon us and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department would like to remind anglers that this is a good time to start catching burbot at night. “A large portion of burbot are beginning to stage in Flaming Gorge Reservoir for a spawning...

 By David Martin    Sports    November 16, 2016

Swim season ends with 5th at state

The state swimming meet in Gillette at the end of October turned out to be a productive one for the Green River High School Girls swimming team. One swimmer would take first in her event and strong...