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Articles from the December 21, 2016 edition

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 By David Martin    City    December 21, 2016

Gun manufacturer eyes county

Sweetwater County might be the site for a new gun manufacturing facility. During an update given to both the Green River City Council and Sweetwater County Commissioners Tuesday, Kayla McDonald, the b...

 By David Martin    City    December 21, 2016

Secretary of State visits Green River

Secretary of State Ed Murray visited Green River to talk about the state’s upcoming challenges and opportunities, as well as speak with local officials about Sweetwater County. Murray said he was...

 By Stephanie Thompson    City    December 21, 2016

Man pled innocent to kicking pregnant woman in September

A man accused of kicking his pregnant girlfriend pleaded not guilty to one felony charge. Hector Jaciel Perez-Villegas, 20, of Green River recently appeared in the Third District Court of Judge...

 By Staff Report    County    December 21, 2016

Drive carefully on Wyoming roads

Wyoming’s notorious winters are marked by some of the most severe durations of snowfall, freezing rain and blowing snow. Western Wyoming’s winter conditions are severe and unlike any other region, with winds exceeding sustained speeds of 30-40 mi...

 Obituaries    December 21, 2016

Leisa Kay Butcher

Leisa Kay Butcher, 54, passed away Dec. 13, 2016 at the L.D.S. Hospital in Salt Lake City following a week long illness. She was a resident of Evanston for the past 15 years and former resident of Gre... Full story

 Obituaries    December 21, 2016

Elizabeth (Betty) Ann Eastman

Elizabeth (Betty) Ann Eastman passed away Dec. 14, 2016, at her home in Green River after a long battle with cancer. She was born Dec. 18, 1932, in Bozeman, Mont. She had been a resident of Green Rive... Full story

 Obituaries    December 21, 2016

Floyd Johnny Ortega

Floyd Johnny Ortega, 67, of Green River passed away Dec. 9, 2016, at the Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City. A lifelong resident of Green River, Ortega died following a brief illness. He was... Full story

 Obituaries    December 21, 2016

Joanna K. Griffin

Joanna K. Griffin, 82, passed away Dec. 14, 2016, at Deer Trail following a lengthy illness. She was resident of Rock Springs and a former resident of Tucson, Ariz. She was born Aug. 4, 1934, in... Full story

 Obituaries    December 21, 2016

Tucker Eugene Atkins

Tucker Eugene Atkins, 13, of Green River, passed away Dec. 17, 2016, at his home. He was born on Nov. 26, 2003, in Ogden, Utah, the son of Jason William and Tonya Lee Wacaser Atkins. Tucker was a... Full story

 Obituaries    December 21, 2016

Sonya Levine

Sonya Levine, 57, passed away Dec. 16, 2016, in Evanston. She was a beloved mother and wife. Sonya loved the outdoors from being in her garden to the lakes, rivers, mountains or desert. Sonya loved... Full story

 Opinion    December 21, 2016

Letter: State should lead in climate change policy

State should lead in climate change policy Dear Editor, Climate change is a global emergency on the scale of—and of greater consequence than—the Second World War. And, yet, this country’s environmental and regulatory policies barely acknowledge...

 Opinion    December 21, 2016

Red Desert deserves better public engagement

Dear Editor, The Red Desert is home to many Wyoming treasures including desert elk, one of the largest living sand dune systems in the U.S., and the Boar’s Tusk. These treasures are located primarily on public lands managed by the BLM. The Rock Spr...

 By Brie Blasi    Opinion    December 21, 2016

Happy Donkey Days!

Happy Donkey Days! Each Christmas, businesses scramble to find ways to get shoppers through the doors with coupons, prizes, and special offers. In 1957, the Green River Chamber of Commerce tried a special kind of contest to help bring shoppers to...

 By Mark Westenskow    Opinion    December 21, 2016

Notes from Town Square: Decisions help control costs

With the upcoming closure of the Green River City Landfill and the construction of the Transfer Station, many people are asking questions about how and why we are pursuing these actions, and what the city’s garbage system will look like in the...

 Opinion    December 21, 2016

Our View: An unlikely Christmas story

If you’ve been counting down the days until the Winter Solstice (the shortest day of the year) congratulations, we made it and now the days start getting longer. If it doesn’t seem that way, perhaps it’s because while the sun begins to set a...

 By Stephanie Thompson    Sports    December 21, 2016

Teams see mixed results at tourney

The Green River Lady Wolves Basketball team headed into the Flaming Gorge Classic with a three game winning streak. However, the team came out of this past weekend's tournament 2-2. On Thursday the...

 By David Martin    Sports    December 21, 2016

Wrestlers compete in Colo., prepare for Vernal

Competing against some of the best teams in Colorado, the Green River High School wrestlers ended competition in Grand Junction, Colo., and Fruita, Colo., with a seventh-place finish for the varsity...

 By Stephanie Thompson    People    December 21, 2016

GR schools host parties before Christmas break

Most of the Green River elementary schools were busy having Christmas parties Friday before the holiday break started. Washington Elementary School was no different, and every classroom in the...

 By Stephanie Thompson    People    December 21, 2016

Cooks make yummy Christmas dinner

Cooks and bakers were busy preparing and serving Christmas dinner last Thursday at the Golden Hour Senior Center. For the cooking staff at GHSC, the day started at 5 or 6 in the morning. Each person...

 By Stephanie Thompson    People    December 21, 2016

GR team takes 3rd in tournament

The Green River High School Speech and Debate team came home with a third-place finish. The team traveled to Cheyenne to compete in the Cheyenne East tournament this past weekend. About 26 schools...

 By Stephanie Thompson    People    December 21, 2016

Internship sends resident to D.C.

A Green River High School graduate will have the chance to intern for Sen. Mike Enzi in Washington D.C. Alexander Marchal, a sophomore at the University of Wyoming, who is majoring in economics and...

 City    December 21, 2016

Community Calendar for Dec. 21

Friday, Dec. 23 Christmas Holiday City offices close at noon Sweetwater County Library closed Green River Star office closed Saturday, Dec. 24 Sweetwater County Library closed Sunday, Dec. 25, Sweetwater County Library closed Monday, Dec. 26...