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Father's Day barbecue hosted by center

Father’s Day is a way for children to let their fathers know how much they appreciate them. On Friday the Golden Hour Senior Center hosted a Father’s Day barbecue. Some of the fathers were chattin...

 

Kids want drivers buy some lemonade

One could see them before they could hear their shouts. They were standing on a corner near Jackson Elementary School waiting for cars to drive by. "Lemonade. Get your lemonade for .50 cents," Dominic...

 

Band director gets musical send off

The band, accompanied by a police escort, made its way down Monroe Avenue. On Friday, members of the Green River High School Band gathered to give their band director a final farewell. Shortly after...

 

New priest ordained

For more than 10 years, St. John's Episcopal Church in Green River has been without a resident priest. Like many Protestant churches, dwindling membership meant that it became impossible to support a...

 

Four GR boys attend Boys State

Wonderful Wyoming Boys' State, which is hosted each year in June, is a chance for high school juniors from across the state to participate in a week's worth of activities to gain knowledge of their...

 
 By David Martin    People    June 14, 2017

Library program inspires green thumbs

Children from throughout Green River had a chance to take home their own fruit or vegetable-bearing plant from the Sweetwater County Library Thursday afternoon. The library hosted a garden party for...

 

Exercise keeps a GR senior going

Throughout the years, Green River resident Mary Grubb has tried different exercises. From Cross Fit to karate, Grubb has participated in just about anything she thinks she might enjoy. “I’m an...

 

GR family gives back to school

Just because one completes a project one year doesn't mean it's done for good. This is something the Marsha Harris family knows all to well. For at least the past 10 years, the family has been maintai...

 

Central Wyoming College President's list

Central Wyoming College recently released its 2017 President’s List. To make the list, students must be full-time students with a minimum of 12-credit hours and have earned a 4.0 GPA. Green River students named to this list are Amanda Chidester...

 

Couple celebrates 50th anniversary

Jerome and Sandie Fletcher are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary June 17.  They were married June 17, 1967, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in North Platte, Neb. They are the parents of...

 

Many quilts displayed

No two quilts were alike. More than 50 of them were hanging from the ceiling on display, yet they were all unique in their own way. On Friday and Saturday the Island Pavilion was transformed into a gr...

 

Center receives sizable donation

Thanks to a $3,000 grant from the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation, the Sweetwater County Child Developmental Center will purchase much needed technology for teachers. “I can’t thank the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation enough for the generous dona...

 

Memorial scholarship given to WWCC student

In 2005, the Bigler family and OCI Chemical, predecessor to Ciner Resources, partnered to establish a scholarship to honor Terry A. Bigler and to carry on his legacy. The scholarship is intended to help students enrolled at Western Wyoming Community...

 

Births for the week of June 7

Avery Kree Gradert Travis and Allyson Gradert of Green River recently announced the birth of their Avery Kree Gradert. He was born on May 14, 2017, at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. Kale Royal-Jace Lewis Kolten Lewis and Taylor Skinner of Gr...

 

Senior center hosts flea market

The weather couldn't have been more perfect for the Golden Hour Senior Center's Flea Market Saturday morning. The sun was shining, it was near 70 degrees with a light breeze; and people responded....

 

Seniors enjoy laid back pool playing

It was a quiet Friday morning at the Golden Hour Senior Center's pool room. Usually, one could here the sound of men joking with each other and laughing before entering the pool room. For some...

 

Moving on to bigger and better things

The children are all lined up in a row on both sides of the gym waiting for their next set of instructions. They are obviously excited about performing in front of the crowd. Some are jumping up and...

 

Studio opens after a fire burnt last one

Mosaic artist Gregory Gaylor is opening his studio to the public on June 3 from noon to 5 p.m. The studio is at 813 Muir Ave. in Rock Springs. New artwork as well as a few older pieces will be on display. Former Green River resident and artist Peter...

 

Library system kicks off summer program, events

It’s time for Summer Reading at the Sweetwater County libraries. Every summer, the libraries host the Summer Reading Program to encourage children to read throughout the summer while they’re not in school. Signups for the program, which has the...

 

Volunteers help with GR senior breakfast

Making sure the pancakes are fresh for those coming in the door is a priority for volunteer Ray Curtis. For the past 25 years, Curtis has been volunteering for the Golden Hour Senior Center's...

 

Decorating to celebrate life

A woman who was told she may have as little as three days to three years to live has decided to enjoy every minute of what time she has left. Carol Patterson Kelsey of Green River has been busy...

 

Sweetwater County kids to perform in State Honor Choir

Eleven members of the Sweetwater Board of Cooperative Educational Services County Children’s Honor Choir, and the Stagecoach Elementary Choir have been selected by their conductor to perform in the 2017 Wyoming American Choral Directors Association...

 
 By David Martin    People    May 24, 2017

Longtime volunteer leaves tree board

Arbor Day has been a staple Spring celebration in Green River for more than 30 years, but a longtime volunteer who helped grow the event for the past 11 years will leave the board responsible for the...

 

GR student receives scholarship

The Kaiser Foundation announced it has awarded 10 $4,000 scholarships to outstanding graduation seniors of Wyoming high schools. Green River High School student Jennifer Rocha is one of the 10 who will receive the scholarship. These scholarships may...

 

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