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Articles from the January 28, 2015 edition

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 By David Martin    City    January 28, 2015

City Hall shot Sunday night

Loud shots fired Sunday night resulted in multiple calls to the Green River Police Department, as well as a broken window at City Hall. According to a GRPD press release, calls reporting the shots started coming into the department at 10:39 p.m. and...

 
 By David Martin    City    January 28, 2015

Administrator's role discussed

It’s one of the biggest decisions the Green River City Council will make in 2015, which will have an impact on the city’s employees and residents. Filling the open city administrator position is something the council has discussed extensively. Si...

 
 By David Martin    City    January 28, 2015

Retail business slow in downtown

A few business owners downtown report seeing sluggish business in Green River, with one former downtown business owner saying the area is dying. Melissa Neher, owner of Kids Corner on Flaming Gorge Way, said she has a hard time getting customers...

 

Shopko, Pamida lawsuit dismissed

Almost a year has passed since a Green River man filed a complaint against Shopko and its pharmacy, claiming they gave him the wrong prescription for six months, which caused him to have more medical problems. On Jan. 12, 2015, a request to dismiss t...

 

Our View: City needs Futures

“Downtown is dying.” Those aren’t our words, but the words of a businessman who operated on Flaming Gorge Way, Green River’s main street, and left it. It isn’t hard to see why someone would come to that conclusion, with vacant storefronts...

 

Letter: Support public lands workers

Dear Editor, Increasingly we are seeing an irrational and unfair anger build up against public lands and the people who work for the federal government. The High Country News, on Oct. 27, 2014, published an extensive article about threats and...

 

From legal forms to genealogy, find it all in the databases

It is 2015! I still can’t believe it. With the New Year comes many new tasks. For many people this starts with the New Year’s resolutions and getting prepared for the year ahead. Whether it’s new diet, getting organized or just making more...

 

I'm not the best speller in the world

I have never considered myself a good speller. I know it sounds weird coming from a writer, but many writers I know would admit the same thing. Although I always did well on spelling tests in school,...

 

Staying away from the big game Sunday

Every morning on the way to work I listen to ESPN Radio to catchup on sports from the night before and hear the so-called “experts” spin their twists on a variety of topics. Instead of analysis...

 

John Morris Henderson

John Morris Henderson, 61, a longtime resident of Green River, died accidentally from drowning while ice fishing on Flaming Gorge Reservoir on Jan.19, 2015. He was born on July 25, 1953  in San... Full story

 

Joseph Jason DeGraw

Joseph Jason DeGraw, 36, of Green River passed away Jan. 19, 2015 at his home. A resident of Green River for the past four years and former resident of Laramie, DeGraw passed away due to... Full story

 

Bill L. Cummings

Bill L. Cummings, 79, of Rock Springs passed away Jan. 25 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. A longtime resident of Rock Springs, Cummings past away following several years of ill health. He... Full story

 

Seniors know when to hold 'em at casino night

"Dealer has 21." That's one of the worst things a gambler can hear at the Blackjack table, but Friday night, the smiles and fun didn't stop with the dealer clearing out the players' chips. The Golden...

 

Six advance to districts

Before the Monroe Intermediate School spelling bee even started, the field was narrowed down to 12. MIS sixth-grade teacher Karl Schnaekenberg said all of the sixth-grade students were given 20 words...

 

Fall leaves GR women grateful

It was a Tuesday morning, around 1 a.m. Pamela Spivak, who is paralyzed on the left side after a stroke she suffered in 2011, was in bed when she started reaching for her cell phone on the nightstand...

 

Couple to wed Saturday

The parents of Renee Kroupa and Allen Wayne Holcomb III recently announced their children's engagement and upcoming marriage. The bride elect is the daughter of Dale and Leslie Kroupa of Green River....

 

Residents enjoy warm weather in Green River

Residents throughout Green River took advantage of warmer weather occurring early this week, doing things many would typically wait until late March or early April to do. “I’m getting spring fever and we’re not through winter yet,” City of...

 

County library ghost book development continues

The long awaited book detailing alleged supernatural activity at the Sweetwater County Library remains in development, according to Reference Librarian Micki Gilmore. Gilmore said some of the chapters are still receiving edits to them and photo...

 

NOWCAP services seeking nominations for awards

NOWCAP Services is seeking nominations for the upcoming Mayor’s Leadership Awards. The Mayor’s Leadership Awards is an annual event celebrating Disability Employment Awareness, taking place March 4. The event is organized by NOWCAP Services, a... Full story

 

Bitter rivals:Wolves, Tigers clash Thursday

The distance between Green River and Rock Springs High School is a mere 19.9 miles. While the schools are located relatively close and share the same county, there is no love lost between the bitter...

 

Squads gear up for RS

The Green River High School girl’s basketball team won’t need much motivation in seeking their first conference win of the season. In their only game of the week, the Lady Wolves will host rival Rock Springs Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Rock Springs...

 

Wolves finish high at out-of-state tourney

The Wolf Pack is on a roll. The Green River High School wrestling team showed once again last weekend they are one of the premier teams in the state. The Wolves came away with a second place finish competing against 30 teams from Idaho, Nevada, Utah...

 

Cheeks in the seats: Get out and support Green River wrestling

Friday night, the Green River High School wrestling team will take to the mat for their second home dual of the season against a strong Star Valley team. There would be nothing better for the team to...

 

Wolves add state qualifier

The Green River High School boy’s swimming team picked up an additional state qualifier at a meet last Friday in Pinedale. Keyan Moore was able to qualify for state tournament later this year in Gillette in diving. He became the third member of...

 

Track opens 2015 season

The Green River High School indoor track team had some outstanding individual finishes last weekend at the Weber State Developmental High School Track Meet. Head coach Steve Boyd said it was a good meet and everybody seem pleased with their marks...

 

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