Week of July 11, 2024

Construction projects start in and around GR

Staff Report

As construction season kicks into gear during the summer months, several new construction projects will be starting up in and around Green River during July. R&D Sweeping and Asphalt Maintenance is scheduled to start asphalt patch work in the city to kick off the 2024 Cape Seal Project in Green River. Patch work will be the first phase of the multi-phase project, according to a press release from the city. The work is expected to begin July 15. The streets affected by the project include South...

Genesis Alkali donates food to local food banks, organizations

Staff Report

Genesis Alkali made a large donation of food and supplies to local food banks and other organizations in Sweetwater County on Monday, July 1. Food and supplies had been ordered in advance as part of the company's preparations to ensure business continuity in the run up to negotiating a new contract with its labor union, according to a press release. "Genesis Alkali was pleased it reached agreement Sunday evening with the United Steel Workers Union, Local 13214, on a new five-year contract,"...

  • Wyoming hemp shops sue state over delta-8 ban, seek halt to enforcement

    Madelyn Beck, WyoFile.com

    A group of hemp retailers and an agricultural organization are suing the state of Wyoming claiming that its recent ban on the marijuana-like substance delta-8 is unconstitutional. The Hemp Community of Wyoming wants an injunction or restraining order to stop the law from going into effect today. "We will fight to keep our small businesses open, keep food on the tables of our staff, and keep products coming to the hardworking people [of] Wyoming," Gillette's Mountain High Wellness store owners...

  • Wyoming wolf torment case catalyzes pack of activists calling for national reform

    Mike Koshmrl, WyoFile.com

    WASHINGTON, D.C.-Flanked by three fellow activists, Kristin Combs was tired, hungry and catching up on messages after hours of trying to convince congressional staffers that legislation was needed following the most infamous animal welfare case in recent Wyoming history. The all-women activist crew, who traveled from around the country, had met with the offices of several congressional Endangered Species Act Caucus members: U.S. Reps. Debbie Dingell (D-Michigan), Don Beyer (D-Virginia), Raúl...

  • Be safe while boating, wear a life jacket

    Breanna Ball, Wyoming Game and Fish Public Information Officer

    Before hitting the road for the weekend, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and Wyoming State Parks remind all boaters - from motorized boaters to paddlers - to be prepared and be sure watercraft are outfitted with the required safety equipment. "We want all boaters to safely enjoy Wyoming's waters. We can't emphasize enough how important it is to have a life jacket for all of the passengers in your watercraft. It is the law and life jackets are proven to save lives," said Aaron Kerr, Game...

  • Title IX injunction response

    From the office of Gov. Mark Gordon

    Governor Gordon and Superintendent of Public Instruction Megan Degenfelder released the following statements after a Federal court issued a preliminary injunction halting implementation of President Biden’s new rule reinterpreting Title IX. Wyoming, along with Kansas, Alaska, Utah and private parties, filed its lawsuit against the Title IX rules in May. Governor Gordon released the following statement: “I am pleased that the court has recognized and halted the Biden Administration’s brazen attempt to rewrite Title IX. I never had any...

  • Letter to the Editor: Addressing advancing inclusivity

    Dear Editor, Recently on June 11, SWCSD No. 2 held a workshop showcasing their commitment to creating a supportive and legally compliant educational environment. The reason for this workshop was to address concerns that parents and citizens of Green River have over the Biden administration’s rewrite of Title IX which asserts for the first time that Title IX’s ban on sex discrimination in federally funded education programs includes sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI). In the 50 years that Title IX has been in effect, Congress...

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