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Articles from the December 17, 2014 edition

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Letter blasts EPA's carbon plan

A letter to the EPA from Sweetwater County blasts the agency for its regional haze policy, claiming action from the EPA has the potential to close the Jim Bridger Power Plant. The letter, addressed...

 

Parents plea not guilty

A couple accused of killing their infant pleaded not guilty to four felony charges. Jacob Anthony Joseph Triplett and Amanda Dawn Triplett appeared in the Third District Court of Judge Nena James at an arraignment to first-degree murder, aggravated...

 
 By David Martin    City    December 17, 2014

Council approves range

The Green River City Council approved a request for State Lands and Investment Board funding to build a shooting range in the new Green River Police Department building. The request will now go to...

 

CDC fires executive director last week

Last week, members of the Sweetwater County Child Developmental Center’s board of trustees voted to fire its executive director, who had been placed on administrative leave since October. According to a release from the CDC, the board voted to...

 

John Dolence

John Dolence, 83, of Rock Springs, passed away Dec. 2, at his home. He was born on Oct. 2, 1931 in Rock Springs, the son of Rudolph and Antonia Dolence.   Dolence was a graduate of the Rock Springs... Full story

 

John Jay Baker

John Jay Baker, 55, of Rock Springs passed away Dec. 10, at the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City. He was a long time resident of Rock Springs and former resident of Farmington, N.M. He was born on Aug. 7, 1959 in Berea, Ohio, the... Full story

 

John George Legerski

John George Legerski, Sr., 85, of Rock Springs passed away Dec 10 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. A longtime resident of Rock Springs, Legerski died following a brief illness. He was born...

 

Rex O. Dulaney

Rex O. Dulaney, 88, of Rock Springs passed away Dec. 9, 2014 in Sandy, Utah. He was born May 26, 1926 in Winfield, Kan.  the son of Cordy and Merle Dulaney. Dulaney attended schools in Winfield,... Full story

 

Aron Ortega

Aron Ortega, 87, of Green River passed away Dec. 11. He passed away after a short illness surrounded by family.      Ortega was born in the small town of Amalia, N.M. on Oct. 18, 1927, the son of... Full story

 

Lorene Larsen Boggs

Lorene Larsen Boggs, 76, died Nov. 20 in San Diego, Calif. She was born on July 5, 1938 in Carter to Ernest and Wilma Wall Larsen. Following her graduation from Rock Springs High School, she had a... Full story

 

Our View: Thirsty eyes should look elsewhere

Once again, people are eyeing water flowing through Green River and the Flaming Gorge as a solution to their water problems. This time however, those eyes are coming from the other side of the Continental Divide. As part of Gov. Matt Mead’s possibl...

 

Stream some movies this holiday season

I love a good movie. Dramas, comedies, action movies -- I find them all appealing. There’s not much that I won’t watch. What I don’t like about movies, however, is the cost. Don’t get me wrong, I love to see movies in the theater. I love the...

 

Letter: Grateful for action

Dear Editor, Earlier this year, Sen. John Barrasso joined 15 other U.S. Senators and 72 House colleagues, including Congresswoman Cynthia Lummis, on a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry regarding the widespread problem of child sexual assault...

 

Letter: End of a tradition

Dear Editor, The Montana Way neighborhood will not be doing their annual Christmas Eve luminaries display. The citizens of Green River have been do kind to drive through our neighborhood for the past 20 plus years. As we are sorry to let this...

 

The downsides to the winter months

It happens every year. Daylight savings rolls around and makes it dark earlier. With the onset of the darkness, I sink it to a small depression that won’t subside until it’s light again as I make...

 
 By Lu Sweet    Opinion    December 17, 2014

Lifelong Learning: fences and lawn mowing

I was looking at my backyard fence the other day, while sitting outside. A fence services two purposes. First, it’s to keep unwanted things out. Second, it’s to keep precious things safe inside. I remember when I put our fence up. I worked hard...

 

Cooking up a Wyoming outdoor feast

Fishing and hunting are Wyoming’s two main pastimes. After having a successful outing, the number one task is taking care of your game and cooling it down fast. Fishing is easy, depending on what time of the year it is. For the fish you are taking...

 

County museum shop offers local products

While most tend to visit the Sweetwater County Historical Museum to glimpse artifacts pertaining to the county’s history, visitors can also find unique and one-of- a-kind gifts within its gift shop. According to Ruth Lauritzen, director of the...

 

Santa Claus comes to Green River

Despite braving cold temperatures, the expectant smiles beaming off of Green River's children wouldn't fade as they waited for him. It didn't take long before flashing lights heralded his arrival....

 

Dance improves memory skills: provides exercise

As the music plays, they move in sequence to the rhythm. When the song is over, the women clap and laugh. This happens every Tuesday at the Golden Hour Senior Center during the line dancing program....

 

Spirit of Christmas shown in play

Like four students in the play, the audience will be transported back to the time of Jesus Christ's birth. Since November, students of Green River Bible Baptist Christian Academy have practiced their...

 

Soldiers to receive GR care packages

More than 100 soldiers with Green River connections will receive care packages for Christmas. Last week, members of the VFW Post No. 2321 gathered at the Green River Post Office to prepare and send ab...

 

Home tourney helps novice team

Although the varsity Green River High School Speech and Debate team didn’t compete, they were sure busy helping out with the home meet. On Friday and Saturday members of the varsity team were busy helping run the home tourney, while the novice...

 

Annual tournament tips off Thursday

Local basketball fans will get an early Christmas present with this week’s Flaming Gorge Classic Basketball Tournament. The 20th annual event will start Thursday afternoon and feature 90 games in three days of whirlwind action. The popular...

 

GRHS captures first at Evanston tourney

The Green River High School wrestling team had eight individual champions on their way to a team title last Saturday at the Evanston Invite. Green River placed first out of 14 teams from Utah, Nevada, and Wyoming with a total of 258.5 points. The...

 

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