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Articles from the December 23, 2015 edition

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Christmas dinner at GR center a success

The Christmas spirit was in full swing at the Golden Hour Senior Center's Christmas dinner. The Christmas dinner was ready, as were the residents who attended the event. They were dressed up for the...

 

Student organization helps out at GR center

Lincoln Middle School students learn the importance of volunteer work at a community event. Last Thursday, members of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America volunteered at the Golden...

 

Realistic village displayed in basement

It's just like any other small town. Rows upon rows of houses and businesses make up the streets. A pedestrian bridge constructed over a railroad is busy with residents carrying packages to their...

 

How a Christmas tree tradition started

It's been a symbol of Christmas in Green River for years and years, yet many may not recall how the tradition started. One Green River resident claims he remembers just how it all began or at least...

 

Photos needed for Sweetwater County display

Local photographers have an opportunity to display their creative work at the Sweetwater County Library. The Sweetwater Photo Open is an annual event in the Sweetwater County Library System and is scheduled for January and February. The exhibit...

 

58 game losing streak broken

A shadow that loomed over Green River High School and the high school boys basketball program has lifted. The two-year, 58-game streak of no won games has ended. The high school basketball program as...

 

Boys go 1-3 during Flaming Gorge Classic

The Green River High School Boys Varsity Basketball team is gaining momentum. The boys brought home a win at the annual Flaming Gorge Classic basketball tournament, hosted in Green River and Rock...

 

Lady Wolves continue to focus on offense

The Green River High School's Lady Wolves basketball team continues to struggle early in its season, losing each of their games during the Flaming Gorge Classic tournament in Green River. During the...

 

Wrestlers successful at Warrior Classic in Colorado

The Green River High School wrestling team traveled to Grand Junction and Fruita Colorado to compete in the Warrior Classic this past weekend. "Overall I am happy with our performance this weekend,"...

 

Middle school swim finish undefeated

The Green River Middle School girls swim team wrapped up an undefeated season in Green River. The team's conference win completes a second undefeated season for the team. Head coach Michele O'Melia...

 

Jess Barrera

Jess Barrera, 88, of Rock Springs, passed away Dec. 17, 2015 at the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. A lifelong resident of Rock Springs Barrera had been in ill health for the past year. He... Full story

 

Daniel Anton Dolenc

Daniel Anton Dolenc, 93, of Longmont, Colo. died peacefully Dec. 11, 2015 at Safe Harbor assisted living in Longmont, Colo. He was born January 6, 1922 in Cumberland to Anton and Francis (Dolinar)... Full story

 

Dorothy Mae Overy

Dorothy Mae Overy, 83, of Superior, passed away Dec. 18, 2015 at her home. She was born on September 4, 1932 in Kemmerer, Wyoming, the daughter of the late George Delmar Phillips and Sarah Verna... Full story

 

Gustav Martin Gehlhar

Gustav Martin Gehlhar passed away Dec. 13 in Rock Springs, where he had resided for most of his adult life. Gehlhar was born in San Francisco soon after his parents relocated from the Midwest. He spent most of his childhood in Napa, Calif. growing... Full story

 

Police Reports

Officers responded to a two-vehicle collision. It was reported a vehicle was stopped northbound at the stop sign on North 4th West Street and West Flaming Gorge Way, when it was struck from behind by another vehicle also northbound. Douglas Pate, 54,...

 

Our View: Trump is not the man we need for President

As the 2016 presidential race heats up, one of the more amazing aspects of the early campaign is Donald Trump’s enduring popularity despite a number of faux pas that would have destroyed anyone else’s chances at the White House. In fact, much of...

 

Hospital board responds to commissioner comments

As members of the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County Board of Trustees, we would like to comment on the recent county commission meeting at which hospital board members addressed the proposed ambulatory surgery center. As reported by the Green...

 

Notes from Town Square: There is a Santa Claus

“Virginia, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age,” wrote Francis P. Church, in an editorial to a worried little girl the autumn of 1897. At the time of Virginia’s letter asking to be told...

 

Dreaming of Christmas time in Minnesota

I wish I could say that I had one Christmas that stood out from all the rest, but I don’t. I do not have an epic tale to tell like that of Ralphie Parker and his quest for a Red Ryder, carbine...

 

A few minor Christmas Day traditions

It’s hard for me to single out one Christmas that somehow stands above all others in terms of memorable events. I’ve had a lot of great Christmases. My younger years focusing on “the haul”...

 

Library offers up some Christmas time cheer

I love the holidays! This is one of my favorite times of the year. The holidays are a special time to share the wonder of the season. It doesn’t matter if you are celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa, this time of year is special. Growing...

 

Fire chief reflects on career

It was 1987, when a spry Mike Kennedy started his volunteer firefighter training for the Green River Fire Department. After training, he was put on as a full-time volunteer in 1988. His fourth year on...

 
 By David Martin    City    December 23, 2015

City insurance rank improves

Home insurance rates might lower for Green River residents after a new rating for the city was issued by the Insurance Service Office. The ISO rates cities on a variety of criteria regarding how...

 

Man sentenced to prison for elder abuse

By STEPHANIE THOMPSON People Editor A man who admitted to physically abusing his elderly uncle will serve time in prison. Kevin Andrew McCarrie, 38, of Green River, appeared in the Third District...

 
 By David Martin    City    December 23, 2015

The Grinch who stole Christmas mail sought

Postal inspectors and the Green River Police Department are looking into a series of post office box break-ins at the Green River Post Office. According to Pamela Durkee, a postal inspector with the...

 

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