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Tree removal addressed

The dead trees on Little Mountain have been a concern for one Sweetwater County Commissioner for a long time, but now the whole board is ready to address the issue. During a recent Sweetwater County...

 

Airport reports increased numbers

The Rock Springs/Sweetwater County Airport’s passenger numbers are up and the manager is hoping this trend will continue. During a recent Sweetwater County Commissioners meeting, airport manager Dev...

 
 By David Martin    City    November 29, 2017

Interim chief named at GRPD

An interim police chief has been appointed in the GRPD and many will recognize him for the years of service he’s given to the police department and city. Tom Jarvie was recently sworn-in as the...

 
 By David Martin    City    November 29, 2017

New owner officially opens Allstate office Friday

Elysha Cook will be the new face and owner of the Allstate Insurance office at 351 Uinta Drive. Cook, an 18-year resident of Green River, officially opens her office Dec. 1 with a ribbon cutting hoste...

 

Donald Cestnik

Donald Cestnik, 66, of Rock Springs, passed away at his home Nov. 22, 2017.  He had been a longtime resident of Rock Springs and former longtime resident of Casper.  He was born Sept. 25, 1951, in...

 

Walter Stanley Glon Jr.

Walter Stanley Glon Jr., of Thermopolis, passed away Nov. 24, 2017, at 70. Born March 11, 1947, and raised in Mishawaka, Ind. He was one of two children of Walter and Sophie (Gaddey) Glon. In 1967,...

 

Bradford Ray Hayes

Bradford Ray Hayes passed away Nov. 19, 2017, at the age of 55, at St. Luke's Medical Center in Twin Falls, Idaho. He was born Nov. 16, 1962, in Redondo Beach, Calif., to Ray W. Hayes and Carol Bliss...

 

Donna Faye Kalivas

Donna Faye Kalivas, 87, passed away Nov. 20, 2017, at Mission at Castle Rock in Green River. She was a resident of Green River for 78 years, and was a former resident of North Loupe, Neb. Kalivas was...

 

Loyal E. Kendall

Loyal E. Kendall, 94, of Rock Springs,  passed away Nov. 22, 2017, peacefully at Mission at Castle Rock Rehabilitation Center in Green River, surrounded by his family. He was born March 17, 1923, in...

 

Bruce D. Martin

Bruce D. Martin, 61, passed away Nov. 23, 2017, at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. He was a resident of Rock Springs for 35 years and was a previous resident of North Dakota and California....

 

Rev. Dennis Serdahl

Rev. Dennis Serdahl, retired priest of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Mountain Home, Ark., died Nov. 25, 2017. He was born in Des Moines, Iowa, July 8, 1933. He was a graduate of the University of...

 

Too many shopping days

The first day was simply known as Black Friday, a day of early morning sales the Friday after Thanksgiving. The term “Black Friday” allegedly comes from a day noted for workers calling in sick...

 

An unexpected day off

Be careful what you wish for. We’ve all heard this phrase. It’s a cautionary phrase that for me I never thought much of until this week. On Sunday, as the long weekend was wrapping up I sort of wi...

 

Notes from Town Square: The importance of pool safety

It is said that human beings are 70 percent water. With water playing such an integral role in our very being, would that not include a dip in the pool? With an amazing pool right here at the Green River Recreation Center, getting out for a swim or...

 

Social Security Matters: Maximizing benefits and knowing when to retire

Dear Rusty: I am looking for advice regarding maximizing social security benefits. In our case, my husband is 59 and has been on Social Security Disability for about 5 years. I am also 59 and work full time as a nurse. I would like to retire at age...

 

Christmas craft fair set 

With at least 35 craft vendors signed up to attend, the Golden Hour Senior Center’s Annual Christmas Craft Fair is an event residents will want to attend. Acting activities coordinator Kathy...

 

Snow Chi Minh Trail discussion set

Western Wyoming Community College will host author and archivist John Waggener, in a historical discussion of Interstate 80 connecting Laramie and Walcott Junction on Friday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m., in room 1302. Waggener is an archivist at the...

 

Hospital names new CFO

Longtime hospital employee Tami Love is the new chief financial officer for Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. CEO Irene Richardson made the announcement earlier this month. “Tami will be an excellent addition to our executive team,”...

 

Wyoming mystery author to visit Rock Springs

Wyoming mystery author C.M. Wendelboe is visiting Rock Springs on Friday, Dec. 8. Stop by Rock Springs Library, 400 C. Street, at noon to see him. He will be talking about his books and giving tips to anyone looking to get published. Wendelboe’s...

 

Senator visits troops for Thanksgiving

U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) shared Thanksgiving dinner with Wyoming National Guard troops serving in Kuwait. Barrasso visited with members of the Wyoming Air National Guard's 187th Airlift Squ...

 

Cowboys edged out at San Jose

The Cowboys dropped their regular season finale to San Jose State 20-17 on Saturday afternoon in CEFCU Stadium in San Jose Calif. The Pokes pulled within three points with a little over a minute remaining, but failed to convert on the onside kick, as...

 

UW basketball team defeats NMHU

The Cowboys connected on 13 three pointers coming from six different players in a 83-70 win over New Mexico Highlands in the Arena-Auditorium on Sunday afternoon. All 13 available players played for the Pokes on the night with all 13 playing at...

 

Cowboy named to final award list

Wyoming junior defensive end Carl Granderson has been named to the final watch list for the 2017 Ted Hendricks Award. Granderson was one of only 27 players nationally named to the award’s final watch list prior to four to six finalists being select...

 

Alleged mule deer poacher caught

A hunter alleged to have shot a mule deer south of Pinedale illegally was caught by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. The hunter, not named in a released issued by the WGFD, allegedly killed a buck mule deer Nov. 12. The mule deer season closed...

 

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