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 By David Martin    City    December 3, 2014

Administrator search continues

The search of a new city administrator reached a new point when the application period closed Nov. 30. According to Interim City Administrator Chris Steffen, the city received 19 applications from...

 

No more breaks for felon

A 19-year-old of man who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing an 11-year-old girl will serve prison time after he violated his probation. Edward Charles Buckendorf appeared in the Third District Court of Judge Nena James at a probation of revocation...

 

County steps up lobbying for industrial complex

Sweetwater County's efforts to attract a large-scale industrial complex continue as state officials visit with some of the Sweetwater County Commissioners. The complex, which is little more than an...

 

Commissioners raise more salaries

A round of salary increases within the Sweetwater County government was capped by four increases aimed at four chief deputies at the county offices. Tuesday, the Sweetwater County Commissioners voted to give those chief deputies a 33 percent wage...

 
 By David Martin    City    December 3, 2014

City funds sculpture

As was hinted at during a city council meeting last month, the Green River City Council voted to spend $20,000 to help fund the creation and placement of a statue. The statue, titled “Shift Change,” will be placed in the city’s Mining Memorial...

 

Albert Jewel Kiser

Albert Jewel Kiser, 93, of Rock Springs passed away on Nov. 28, 2014 at the Deer Trail Assisted Living in Rock Springs. Kiser died following a lengthy illness. He was born on Sept. 18, 1921 in Glover, Colo., the son of the late Elmer and Bessie... Full story

 

Francis Morrison

Francis Morrison, 86, of Green River died Nov. 27, 2014 at Deseret Health & Rehab Center in Rock Springs. He was born Oct. 30, 1928 in Green River, the son of William "Bill" Morrison and Clara... Full story

 

Nancy Lee Pivik

Nancy Lee Pivik, 74, of Rock Springs passed away Nov. 29, 2014 at the Deseret Health and Rehab in Rock Springs. She was a longtime resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming.   She was born on June 10, 1940 i... Full story

 

Our View: We should protect our environment

When it comes to answers to the area’s environmental questions, there seems to be only two answers offered by various people interested in environmental issues. On one side, there are groups saying we need to protect everything from development to...

 

Delve a little deeper at the public library

December is a month filled with holiday shopping, parties, family gatherings, travel, and anything else we can squeeze in. If you're game, I'd like to open your mind to an idea. This idea stems from...

 

An ode to the kids dinner table

Last week, while sitting down to the annual Thanksgiving feast with my family, I thought about something that hadn’t crossed my mind in the past several years. Many readers may have memories, fond...

 

Waging a war against 'turkey day'

Growing up, one of my favorite holidays was Thanksgiving. Every year I looked forward to getting together with my family and having a great meal. Back then, when we arrived at someone’s house, they...

 

The joys found through a lifetime of bargain hunting

I really like shopping and don’t mind working on something to get it going again. Here are a few stories from looking for a good deal. My first bargain came about when I was seven years old. Making a deal, I ran into our house yelling to my mom...

 
 By David Martin    City    December 3, 2014

Monroe school awarded key to City of Green River

The people behind Monroe Intermediate School’s popular Veterans Day Program were recognized by the city for their continued efforts to honor the city’s veterans. Mayor Hank Castillon awarded representatives of the school with a plaque featuring...

 

Program leads to pageant win

Helping Native American elders was something this family always took to heart. Monroe Intermediate School sixth-grade student Delaina Becenti's family is always trying to find ways to keep their...

 

GR Speech team dominates Utah tourney

Once again, the Green River High School Speech and Debate Team came out on top. The team did not become intimidated when they went up against Utah-based teams this weekend. With a total of 1,107 points, the team came in first; defeating Copper Hills...

 
 By David Martin    City    December 3, 2014

Library features holiday book tree

While a number of decorative Christmas trees are being placed for public display throughout Green River, the book tree at the Sweetwater County Library might be the most creative and unusual of the...

 

Many cards collected for soldiers overseas

Once again, Sweetwater County residents answered the call for cards. For years, Green River resident Harry Holler has asked the community for help in sending soldiers Christmas cards; and this year was no different. Holler challenged residents,...

 

Winter practice underway at GRHS

The sounds of sneakers squeaking as they grazed against the gym floor could be heard Monday afternoon at Green River High School. For the first time this season, the winter sports teams at the school...

 

Bode makes return trip to Denver event

For the second straight season, Green River's Karlee Bode will be making a trip to compete at the NFL Punt, Pass and Kick Team Championship in Denver. The ten-year-old student at Monroe Intermediate S...

 

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