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Articles from the December 7, 2016 edition

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 By David Martin    City    December 7, 2016

City releases lien on Tomahawk

A city lien on the historic Tomahawk building on Flaming Gorge Way was lifted Tuesday night, ending a months-long dispute between the city and Green River Futures. The Green River City Council voted...

 By David Martin    County    December 7, 2016

Stabbing, car chase occur during week

The Green River Police Department responded to an alleged stabbing early Sunday morning. At about 1:04 a.m., the GRPD responded to an undisclosed residence on West Teton Boulevard. The report... Full story

 By David Martin    County    December 7, 2016

County funds generator at complex

The Sweetwater County Commissioners decided to help fund the purchase of an emergency generator for the Sweetwater County Events Complex, as well as costs associated with installing the unit. The...

 By Stephanie Thompson    County    December 7, 2016

Murder trial can move forward

A man accused of stabbing another man to death in Rock Springs will undergo another examination to determine if he had a mental illness or deficiency at the time of the crime. Charles K. Carter, 27,...

 Obituaries    December 7, 2016

Margaret Helen Strannigan

Margaret Helen Strannigan, daughter of Andrew (Andy) and Elizabeth (Bess) Strannigan, was born in Dawson, N.M. March 4, 1924. At the age of five she moved to Winton, Wyoming with her parents and... Full story

 Obituaries    December 7, 2016

Helen Josephine Koritnik

Helen Josephine Koritnik, 94, of Rock Springs passed away Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County.   She was born on Nov. 28, 1922 in Rock Springs, the daughter of Valentine... Full story

 Obituaries    December 7, 2016

Edward Clayton Bowker

Edward Clayton Bowker, 47, of Rock Springs, passed away Nov. 27, 2016. He was a lifelong resident of Rock Springs. Bowker was born on Aug. 26, 1969, the son of Edward Clayton Bowker and Marlene Kay...

 Obituaries    December 7, 2016

Laython E. Batey

Laython E. Batey, 69, passed away Nov. 22, 2016 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. A longtime resident of Green River, and former resident of Carlsbad, N.M., Mr. Batey died following a three year battle with lung cancer. He was surrounded by... Full story

 Opinion    December 7, 2016

Our View: State should invest locally

With the upcoming legislative session in Cheyenne, a lot of eyes will be looking upon the Legislative Stabilization Reserve Account, the state’s rainy day fund, as a solution to a lot of problems. However, while the legislature might be tempted to...

 Opinion    December 7, 2016

Letter: Keep Wyo. skies blue

Dear Editor, What comes to mind when you think of Denver or Salt Lake City? Many think of shopping, traffic or sporting events. Lately, it’s difficult not to think about the air quality. Regardless of your political party affiliation, one thing Wyo...

 By Becky Iwen    Opinion    December 7, 2016

New parent texting tool helps prepare kids for kindergarten

By BECKY IWEN Sweetwater County Library System Raising a young child can be one of the most trying and enjoyable jobs many parents and caregivers face today. The Sweetwater County Library would like to help you share a love of reading and books with...

 By Stephanie Thompson    Opinion    December 7, 2016

Event brings back memories

As I walked through the tables and tables full of various nativity scenes, I couldn’t help but remember a nativity scene close to my heart. In fact, I still have this nativity scene. When I was in...

 By Bill McIlvain    Opinion    December 7, 2016

Calling for a balanced budget amendment in Washington

Over the last year, a number of threats have emerged to challenge our nation. From terror attacks at home and abroad to the re-emergence of Russia as a threat to a $20 trillion national debt spiraling out of control, we are a nation in turmoil. Each...

 By Jim Angell    Opinion    December 7, 2016

Press association comments on suit

Wyoming’s Supreme Court handed the state’s government agencies a tremendous opportunity recently. The court ruled 3-2 on Nov. 30 that government agencies may charge members of the public a fee to simply look at public documents that exist only...

 By Staff Report    Sports    December 7, 2016

Swimmers continue winning ways

The Green River Middle School swim team won another meet in Lyman Saturday. The team continues its winning ways in the conference, remaining undefeated in five meets, setting them up for a repeated...

 Sports    December 7, 2016

Cowboys will face off against BYU in bowl game

The Wyoming Cowboys are going bowling and the destination is San Diego, Calif., as the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl Committee formally invited the Wyoming Cowboys on Sunday. The game will be played on Dec. 21 and will kick off at 7...

 By David Martin    People    December 7, 2016

Children perform at school programs

The week after Thanksgiving has different meanings for people. For some, it's the start of the holiday shopping season while for others it's the time to put up the Christmas tree and hang the lights...

 By Stephanie Thompson    People    December 7, 2016

Center's Christmas craft fair a success

Every space imaginable was occupied with a booth filled with crafts or other homemade goods for residents to purchase. The Golden Hour Senior Center's Christmas Craft Fair had just about something...

 By Stephanie Thompson    People    December 7, 2016

Care packages sent to troops

Thanks to the communities’ efforts, about 175 soldiers serving overseas will receive a care package for Christmas. Earl McDonald, VFW Post No. 2321 Cmdr., and District No. 4 Cmdr., said most of the...

 By Stephanie Thompson    People    December 7, 2016

Different scenes depict same Christmas story

Each one is unique in its own way, but they all tell the same amazing story. Some are life size, while others can fit in the palm of one’s hand. This past weekend, Green River residents were...