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Articles from the February 18, 2015 edition

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 By David Martin    City    February 18, 2015

Ice sculptors converge on GR

What once was large blocks of ice became works of art depicting cartoon characters, dragons, and even a drum set. Ice carvers from throughout the U.S. came to Green River to take part in the Crystal Classic’s ice carving competitions hosted at...

 

SUV used as weapon

A Green River woman accused of trying to run over another woman with her BMW pleaded not guilty to a felony charge. Heather Ortega, 40, appeared in the Third District Court of Judge Richard Lavery at an arraignment to aggravated assault and battery....

 

Newspapers often give different historical view

Look up the date Aug. 15, 1945 in any search engine and one will find a wealth of information about the Japanese surrender at the end of World War II. Look up that week in the Green River Star, and a person will see a side of the conflict that...

 
 By David Martin    City    February 18, 2015

Flaming Gorge Days burning out?

Editor's note: This story was changed to reflect a correction made to a misprinted name. The original story identified Scott Varley as the treasurer for the Flaming Gorge Days Committee but, the actual treasurer is Andrew Varley. The Star apologizes...

 

Joy Bond

Joy Bond, 87, passed away Jan. 17 at the Rocky Mountain Care Center in Evanston. She was born Dec. 4, 1927 in Evanston, the daughter of James and Lydia (Smith) Nibarger. She married Emery Bond March 27, 1948 in Salt Lake City. She started working at...

 

Clair Reese Terry

Clair Reese Terry, 91, passed away peacefully Feb. 16 surrounded by his loving family. He was born Feb. 28, 1923 in McKinnon, son of Charles A. and Chasta M. Peterson Terry. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. On Nov. 7, 1945,...

 

Vonda Louise Muir

Vonda Louise Muir, 74, of Green River passed away Feb. 14, 2015 at the Hillside Rehabilitation Center in Salt Lake City. A longtime resident of Manilla, Utah and Green River and former resident of...

 

Katherine Burlech

Katherine Burlech, 101, of Rock Springs passed away Feb. 14, 2015 at the Castle Rock Convalescent Center in Green River.  A  longtime resident of Rock Springs, Burlech died following a sudden...

 

Our View: Time to expand festival

The Crystal Classic ice festival is getting bigger each year, with more and more people showing up to watch ice carving or participate in the myriad of activities taking place during the festival. With more than 4,000 people showing up this year, as...

 

Letter: Vaccines can cause harm

Dear Editor, Today I would like to comment on your recent article about vaccines as well as ask a few questions. First of all, why are people worried about unvaccinated kids going to school with vaccinated children? They say that these unvaccinated...

 

Be inspired by Shannon Hale March 4

I’ve always wanted to write a book. When I was a teenager, I actually started writing several books, but I never made it too far before I quit. It seemed that I lacked the inspiration to follow through with what I started. I haven’t given up on w...

 

The chaos from a cat and a dog

This is the story of a cat and a dog. While it certainly has some of those random chaotic moments that seen to happen to me far too often and may show some good in the world, but at its heart it’s...

 

Leggings are definitely not pants

In December, a dress code revision the Montana State Legislature was proposing came under attack and made national news. At the time, I didn’t give it much of a second thought. To me, what the legis...

 

Seniors make valentines

Valentines Day may only take place one day a year, but residents at Mission at Castle Rock Rehabilitation Center were making Valentine crafts for days. During the past few Friday craft sessions with...

 

Students show smarts at science fair

The hard work and bright minds of Green River students was on display last Thursday at Western Wyoming Community College. Students from Lincoln Middle School, Monroe Intermediate School and 10 other s...

 

Crystal Classic well attended

The weather may not have been the best for the ice carving, but it sure helped the Crystal Classic's attendance. "I thought it was amazing. It was the biggest turnout we've ever had. Every year just...

 

Western Wyoming Community College honor rolls

Western Wyoming Community College has released its list of Honor Roll students for Fall 2014. Each semester, Western recognizes students on the President’s Honor Roll, the Dean’s Honor Roll, and the Part-Time Honor Roll.     Recognition on...

 

Lincoln Middle School honor rolls

Lincoln Middle School recently released its second-quarter honor roll. Students making the seventh-grade honor roll are William Allen, Ashelynn Birch, Carlee Boden, Landon Bolander, William Bradley, Hannah Burgess, Erika Chacon, Kinley Cochrane,...

 

Births

Izabelle Rose Amrine Steven Amrine and Heather Jones of Farson recently announced the birth of their daughter Izabelle Rose Amrine. She was born Jan. 17, 2015, at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. Serenity West Destiny Bowlin and Skyler West...

 

Green River shifts focus to 4A West

The Green River High School wrestling team wrapped up the regular season with a 66-16 thumping of rival Rock Springs. Winning for the Wolves in the last dual of the year were Chance Anderson, Zack Orr, Cole Verner, Kaycee Cochrane, Shandon Welsh,...

 

Three swimmers achieve all-conference honors

The Green River High School swim team picked up three all-conference performers at last weekends 4A West Meet. Competing in their home pool, Brendan Bloomquist earned all-conference honors with a seco...

 

Wolves turn attention to Rock Springs

The Green River High School girl’s basketball team is hoping the second verse has just a slight difference from the first. Tomorrow night the Lady Wolves will lock horns with rival Rock Springs for the second time this season. The game in Rock...

 

Round two: Green River battles Tigers

It was an epic battle whose ebbs and flows between both teams that led to a plethora of momentum changes that gave packed house plenty of chances to bite their nails. Three weeks ago, the Wolves and Tiger basketball team engaged in a back-and-forth b...

 

Cheeks in the seats: traveling time for GR fans

The games may not have ended in Green River’s favor, but it was a special night Jan. 29 in Wolves Gymnasium. In a matchup between bitter rivals, the Green River boys and girls basketball teams both engaged in epic wars that were wire-to-wire...

 

Vendetti shines at Laramie Shine Indoor track meet

The Green River High School track team shined in two different states last weekend. The Wolves split into two teams with some athletes attending the Utah Distance Challenge in at the Olympic Oval in...

 

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