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Articles from the November 19, 2014 edition

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Girl dies in gorge accident

A Saturday outing at the Flaming Gorge turned tragic when a vehicle rolled into to the water, resulting in the death of a four-year-old girl. According to a press release from the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office, four-year-old Natalie Gibson...

 

Tax revenue remains steady

Sweetwater County's tax revenue will continue to hold steady, according to the Sweetwater County Treasurer's Office. County Assessor Pat Drinkle said the county's revenues should be steady, if not a...

 
 By David Martin    City    November 19, 2014

Councilman fills unexpired term

While election winners like Pete Rust, Allan Wilson and Randal Wendling will have to wait for the new year before assuming their elected positions, one Nov. 4 winner was appointed to his council...

 

Food bank seeks turkey donations

While many residents are busy preparing for Thanksgiving, some are struggling to figure out what they are going to eat. Thanks to the Food Bank of Sweetwater County’s Green River Pantry, those who are in need will not have to worry bout going...

 

Sheriff's office warns of senior-targeted scam

The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office is warning county residents of a scam targeted to seniors. According to a media release from the sheriff’s office, the scam revolves around someone calling a resident and claiming they’re a grandchild who...

 

Our View: Neutrality should be upheld

While it might not be the biggest thing on our readers’ radar, they do have a stake in the intensifying discussions about net neutrality. So far, there’s a lot that has been said about net neutrality, a lot of which isn’t necessarily true. For...

 

Letter: Remembering three former residents

Dear Editor, I sit here on Veterans Day, reflecting on three friends, residents of Green River and patriots who gave their all in Vietnam back in the 60s. I’ve been looking at the nicely done Salute to the Troops section of your Nov. 5 edition....

 

Books can change lives

Last week on the library’s Facebook page I asked followers to share the titles of books that changed their lives. We received a lot of responses: “To Kill a Mockingbird,” by Harper Lee “Anna Karenina,” by Leo Tolstoy “The Color...

 

Spend some time and money locally

The holiday shopping season is upon us and like every other year, people are going to be inundated with huge advertising campaigns designed to convince shoppers that it’s a good idea to go to a...

 

Animals can make a bad day much better

Human beings are a tricky bunch. While there is so much good in the world, there is way to much fighting over land and religion. There is too much crime and a lot of people really don’t care much...

 

Buffalo bones: State's 1st mathematician

By Carl V. Hallberg Wyoming State Archives The first mathematician at the University of Wyoming was Albert Monroe Sawin. Very little is known about his early life. He was born on April 3, 1858 in Union, Wis. to pioneer residents of the area. He...

 

Gearing up for the upcoming ice fishing season

Once again, ice fishing is right around the corner, and now is the time to go through your ice fishing gear and clean off the cobwebs while there is still good weather before the first safe ice. First, set down and make a check list, this will help y...

 

Center's Family Day targets senses

It is no surprise to employees at the Sweetwater County Child Developmental Center that children learn through play. This may be one of the reasons it has been hosting Family Fridays once a month at...

 

Hope Eftehea Thomas

Hope Eftehea Thomas, 86, of Rock Springs passed away Nov. 11, 2014 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County.  A longtime resident of Rock Springs, Mrs. Thomas died suddenly.  She was born on May 19... Full story

 

Catherine Marie Mehle Spicer

Catherine Marie Mehle Spicer, 56, of Rock Springs, passed away on Nov. 15, at the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City, following a brief illness. She was born on March 16, 1958 the... Full story

 

Emma A. Magee

Emma A. Magee passed away Nov. 14 in Stanwood, Wash. She was born Dec. 29, 1920 to William F. Willson and Mary Ann Crofts Willson. She was the youngest of 12 children.  She grew up in Rock Springs...

 

Sharon Ann Fiscus Harsha

Sharon Ann Fiscus Harsha, 73, of Green River died Nov. 15 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. She was born May 22, 1941 in Rock Springs, the daughter of Wayne Fiscus and Clara Tyler Fiscus of...

 
 By Staff Report    City    November 19, 2014

Band will decorate trees

The Green River Chamber of Commerce Adopt-A-Tree program is now underway and residents can adopt one of the trees along Uinta Drive. To obtain a tree visit the chamber’s office. Once a tree is selected, residents will then have to decide if they...

 

Benefit dinner planned for Metz

Growing up, Katie Trempe remembers her mom Roberta Metz being a very selfless person that always gave to others and helped anyone in need. She said her mom would often go without things to make she her children had whatever they needed in wanted....

 
 By David Martin    City    November 19, 2014

Councilman seeks $20,000 for sculpture

Work toward installing a “life size and a half” statue in the Mining Memorial Park near the Green River Visitors Center may get a $20,000 from the Green River City Council. Last night, discussion...

 

Green River Chamber seeking future leaders

The Green River Chamber of Commerce is looking for the next generation of leaders. The chamber is once again partnering with Western Wyoming College and the Rock Springs Chamber for the 16th annual Sweetwater County Leadership Institute. “It’s a...

 

Green River Chamber seeking future leaders

The Green River Chamber of Commerce is looking for the next generation of leaders. The chamber is once again partnering with Western Wyoming College and the Rock Springs Chamber for the 16th annual Sweetwater County Leadership Institute. “It’s a...

 

Craft fair a success

If the crowds were any indication, then it was obvious the Golden Hour Senior Center's Christmas Craft Fair was a success. Both Friday and Saturday the center was over flowing with people trying to ge...

 

Speech novice team just as good

This past weekend the Green River High School Speech and Debate novice team had a chance to show just what it could do. The team traveled to Cheyenne to compete in a novices only competition and came out on top of the other nine teams at the...

 

Green River teacher of the year named

A special education teacher at Monroe Intermediate School received the prestigious Teacher of the Year award last week. The Sweetwater County School District No. 2 Board of Trustees awarded Desi Pampuch with a plaque and publicly congratulated her....

 

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