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Articles from the November 26, 2014 edition

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 By David Martin    City    November 26, 2014

Tis the season for scams

With the holiday season underway, may residents may have thoughts of gifts and family gatherings on their minds. However, residents should also be weary of a number of scams targeting people living in Green River as well. Earlier this month, the...

 

Man sentenced for felony assault

A Green River man who admitted to trying to strangle his girlfriend and hurting his daughter’s wrist will serve time in prison. Jason Lane Kirby recently appeared in the Third District Court of Judge Nena James at a change of plea and sentencing...

 
 By David Martin    City    November 26, 2014

Aquatics center opens

Friday afternoon, the wide-eyed looks and bright smiles said it all. Girls who swim on the middle school swim team would be practicing at the Green River High School Aquatics Center for the first time. The previous night, the girls said farewell to...

 

Barbara "Bonnie" Jean Webb

Barbara "Bonnie" Jean Webb, 65, of Rock Springs, passed away Nov. 22, at her home surrounded by her family. A longtime resident of Rock Springs, Webb endured a two year battle with cancer. She was... Full story

 

George Struck

George Struck, 82, of Rock Springs passed away Nov. 24 at his home. He was a longtime resident of Rock Springs. He was born on Dec. 25, 1931 in Casper, the son of the late William and Freda Struck.... Full story

 

Naydene Ruth Hackett

Naydene Ruth Hackett, 93, of Cheyenne passed away Nov. 19, at Cheyenne Healthcare Center. She was born Feb. 12, 1921 in Salt Lake City and had lived in Cheyenne for the past five months with prior... Full story

 

Natalie Grace Gibson

Natalie Grace Gibson, 4, of Rock Spring passed away on Nov. 15. Natalie Grace was born on Feb. 12, 2010, the daughter of Keriane Mosher and Jeff Harrison. She loved to play with make-up and jewelry.... Full story

 

Michael D. Winters

Michael D. Winters, 74, of Green River died Nov. 17 at Mission at Castle Rock in Green River. He was a former resident of Caliente, Nev. He was born Nov. 30, 1939 in Los Angeles, the son of Herman... Full story

 

Mary Ruth Thomas Gardner

Mary Ruth Thomas Gardner, 60, of Green River, passed away Nov. 18 in Rock Springs after a lengthy battle of pulmonary fibrosis. She was born Feb. 28, 1954 in Ogden, Utah to evangelist, Reverend James... Full story

 

Judith Jane Dean

Judith Jane Dean, 69, of Green River, passed away Nov. 16, at the Lakeview Hospital in Bountiful, Utah. She was born on Jan. 25, 1945 in Afton, the daughter of the late Raymond and Margaret... Full story

 

Our view: There's a lot to be thankful for

In Green River we have a lot to be thankful for. We live in a wonderful community filed with people who more often than not are willing to lend a hand to a good cause. Community events like the United Way’s Helping Hands Day, volunteer work...

 

Travel with an audio book

Growing up in Green River, I never traveled far for Thanksgiving. My grandparents often played host and lived in Rock Springs; it was a short 25 minute drive. Short, but not without drama. For some reason, the holiday always brought out the mischief...

 

Reflecting on giving to others

There is an old saying that goes those with the least are willing to give the most. In the past week, I witnessed an amazing example of this in action and it really got my mind wandering. I was...

 

But wait, there's more: Saturday infomercials

On Saturday morning I like to sleep in, if my kids allow it, and unwind by watching some TV. Here’s where the problem comes in. All that seems to be on TV on Saturday mornings is crazy informercials...

 

Riding the trails in southwestern Wyoming

Mud, dirt, sand, snow, rock, and ice. Wait a week and the outdoor conditions will change. Trail riding is one of my favorite things to do, and the trails around Green River have hundreds of miles and places to ride. With an ORV sticker, and license...

 

Minutes have too much information

The Golden Hour Senior Center Board decides too much information is not a good thing. During a recent Golden Hour Senior Center board of directors meeting, members of the board discussed the minutes included in the packet. Those minutes were from a l...

 

Just say no to turkeys

Sweetwater County School District No. 2 teachers were busy finding new and creative ways to celebrate Thanksgiving. Harrison Elementary School first-grade teachers Phyllis Timmons, Teesa Yacco,...

 

Director says goodbye

For the last 25 years, the Green River Collegiate Chorale has performed under the direction of Marlys Ciscar. This is about to change when Ciscar retires at the end of the season. Ciscar received a de...

 

Johnson wins state award

Lincoln Middle School student Anthony Johnson is an avid Denver Broncos fan and according to his dad Chad, he lives and breaths football. The eighth-grader will soon get the opportunity of a lifetime...

 

Virginia bound: Carroll continues soccer career

Keenan Carroll isn’t quite done with his soccer career. A 2010 graduate of Green River High School, Carroll recently signed to play at goalie for the University of Southern Virginia’s men’s soccer team. A three-year starter at goalkeeper for th...

 

Swim clinic features Olympians

A swim clinic hosted at the newly-opened Green River High School Aquatics Center brought home the gold with two swimmers who competed at the Olympic games. Friday and Saturday, swimmers Josh Davis...

 

Wolves Nab Postseason Awards

Two Green River High School football players were recently recognized for their accolades during the 2014 season. Junior quarterback and defensive back Tyler Vendetti was selected as Class 3A All State and also earned 3A West All-Conference honors....

 

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