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GR team finishes 1st in tourney

The out-of-state tournament Green River High School Speech and Debate members attended proved successful when they came back with a first-place trophy. This past weekend the team traveled to Juan...

 
 By Pete Rust    Sports    November 23, 2016

Several receive post season honors

Led by Senior Blake Waite, five seniors, three juniors and one sophomore received post season honors. Those who made the 3A all-conference list included seniors Waite, Hunter Spartz, Drew Wilson. Taylor Thornton, and Gabe Bunderman, along with junior...

 

Community Calendar

Thursday, Nov. 24 Closed for Thanksgiving City offices Sweetwater County Library Golden Hour Senior Center Friday, Nov. 25 Closed for Thanksgiving City offices Sweetwater County Library Golden Hour Senior Center Saturday, Nov. 26 Closed for...

 

Candy Land

Six-year-old Corinne Fauntleroy cuts out a hat worn to play Candy Land at the Sweetwater County Library Saturday. Star photo by David Martin...

 

GR racer competes in California

Staff Report While most are either recovering from a food-induced coma or lining up for Thanksgiving and Black Friday specials, one Green River youth will spend his Thanksgiving on the race track. Zac Taylor is excited to showcase what he has...

 
 By Staff Report    City    November 23, 2016

Wanted woman arrested in GR

A fugitive on the run out of Utah has been captured in Green River. Sheriff Mike Lowell said Kayla Briane Porreca, 26, was wanted by Salt Lake County authorities on at least five separate warrants for a multitude of charges including aggravated...

 

Dale F. Bowlin

Former Green River resident Dale F. Bowlin passed away in Vancouver, Wash., Nov. 13, 2016, following a brief illness. He was born Sept. 6, 1924, in Lebo, Kan., to Frank and Mabel Bowlin. Following... Full story

 

Alex T. Clark

Alex T. Clark, 86, passed away Nov. 18, 2016 at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. A lifetime resident of Rock Springs, Clark died following a sudden illness. He was born Sept. 7, 1930 in... Full story

 

Kenneth Guthrie

Kenneth Guthrie, 87, of Ozark, Ark., died Nov. 19, 2016 in Fort Smith, Ark. He was born Aug. 27, 1929 in Altus, Ark., to Harve and Jewel Gowing Guthrie. He served in the U.S. Army four and a half... Full story

 

Jeanette Kimsey

Jeanette Kimsey, 73, of Rock Springs passed away Nov. 15, 2016 in Salt Lake City, Utah. A longtime resident of Rock Springs and former longtime resident of Glenrock, Wyoming, Mrs. Kimsey had been in... Full story

 

Beverly Jane Randles

Beverly Jane Randles, 91, died peacefully at home Nov. 15, 2016 in Green River.  She was born on Sept.16, 1925 in Sherman Oaks, Calif., to Hugh and Hazel Pearl Ferguson. The Ferguson family moved... Full story

 

Our View: Green River has a lot to be thankful for

In Sweetwater County, we have a lot to be thankful for. We’re located close to the world’s largest bed of natural trona in the world. That trona provides many of us with high-paying jobs and a great standard of living. Trona, unlike coal, will...

 
 By Pete Rust    Opinion    November 23, 2016

Notes from Town Square: Things to be thankful for

This time of year reminds us to take a step back and reflect on the things we are thankful for. I assume the thing that’s most important to the majority of us is our family and that certainly is the case for me. I have been blessed with a...

 

It's beautiful, just not directly on my wall

Each week, my children seem to come up with something new. Sometimes it’s good; and sometimes not. Unfortunately, this was one of those not times. My oldest son, Matthew, 6, decided he was the new...

 

What to know about choosing insurance

Even though the election is over and Republicans are in a position to repeal and replace Obamacare as they’ve been vowing to do for several years, that doesn’t mean you should avoid signing up for 2017 insurance coverage. If you’re eligible...

 

A jolting experience leads to gun control thoughts

Finding the body was a jolting experience. The skull was facing upwards. He had a full row of upper teeth, but the lower jaw was gone. What might have been a t-shirt covered his upper rib cage, but it looked like animals had been gnawing. Arm bones...

 

GR library hosts board game day

For many children, gaming often involves the use of their thumbs, a television and whatever video game console is popular with that child's group of friends. Saturday, at the Sweetwater County...

 

Seniors should be weary of scams

With the holiday season gearing up this week, many seniors should remember to be weary of potential scams targeting them. The Green River Police Department receives calls from residents each week who...

 

Woman sentenced in murder

Two years after the death of her infant child, Amanda Triplett was sentenced for her role in the child’s death. Triplett, who appeared in court Monday, was sentenced to 30-50 years in prison. She in...

 

Mayor's tree-lighting ceremony set in GR

Get into the holiday spirit by attending Green River’s tree lighting ceremony. Green River residents are encouraged to join Mayor Pete Rust at the Mayor’s Tree Lighting ceremony Thursday at 5:30...

 

Turkey Trot encourages physical activity

For more than 15 years, the sight of students running along Monroe Avenue has become a familiar November scene for Green River residents. Monroe Intermediate School's Turkey Trot took place Tuesday,...

 

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