Week of May 23, 2024

City takes steps toward UP soil cleanup

Hannah Romero, Editor

The City of Green River is moving forward with a plan for the Union Pacific Railroad to clean up an area of contaminated soil within the city. During Tuesday night's City Council meeting, a public hearing took place for a proposed language amendment needed to establish a specific boundary of a Restricted Use Control Area Overlay Zone for the area. The council also approved the proposed language amendment on first reading. During the public hearing, Public Works Director Mark Westenskow spoke to...

  • Funding takes flight

    Hannah Romero, Editor

    While both the Sweetwater County Board of County Commissioners and representatives from the Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport expressed frustration about the circumstances surrounding the decision, the county commissioners approved several agreements with the airport to help support and potentially fund plans for the completion of the airport renovation projects that have been delayed. "The gateway to our community is in disarray," Airport Director Devin Brubaker said, explaining the desire to...

Green River Wolves Softball competes at 4A State Championship Tournament

Tessa Robinson, Contributor

The Green River Wolves Softball team competed at the 4A State Championship Tournament last weekend in Gillette. Previously the Wolves' chances depended on Kelly Walsh Trojans losing either one of their last games. Kelly Walsh did lose a game, and Green River got their chance to compete at State. In the first game of the State Championships, the Green River Wolves played against the Campbell County Camels. In the first inning, the Wolves scored zero runs to the Camels' four. In the second and...

  • Gov. opposes BLM coal leasing plan

    From the Office of Governor Mark Gordon Governor Mark Gordon responded forcefully to an announcement by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) that it had selected the “No Leasing” alternative in its Buffalo Coal Resource Management Plan Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS). The BLM’s choice means it is all but determined that coal leasing in the Powder River Basin will not be permitted past 2041. The Governor’s statement follows: “With this latest barrage in President Joe Biden’s ongoing attack on Wyoming’s coal...

  • Letter to the Editor: A correspondence with Vice President Kamala Harris

    Dear Editor, Last November, I wrote and sent a letter to Vice President Kamala Harris. I recently received a reply. In her letter, among other things, she said: “Today, our Nation faces many challenges. Together, we are responding with what I call American Aspiration. American Aspiration is the ability to see what can be, unburdened by what has been. It is the determination to do, not only to dream. I see it in America’s innovators, educators, small business owners, and nurses. I see it in people like you. Although these are tough times,...

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