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  • Funding takes flight

    Hannah Romero, Editor|May 23, 2024

    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...

  • City takes steps toward UP soil cleanup

    Hannah Romero, Editor|May 23, 2024

    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...

  • Mead promoted to Sergeant

    May 23, 2024

    Green River Police Department Sergeant Monique Mead was recently promoted to her sergeant position, which was celebrated with a pinning ceremony at the May 21 City Council meeting. The pinning was performed by Monique's husband Brandon Mead and Detective Martha Holzgrafe. Fellow officers and friends and family gathered to celebrate the pinning ceremony for Sergeant Mead at last night's City of Green River Council meeting. Police Chief Shaun Sturlaugson noted that Sergeant Mead wears many hats,... Full story

  • Mary D. Thompson Ortega

    May 23, 2024

    Mary D. Thompson Ortega was born to Dr. James William Thompson and Margaret Marie Adams on July 18, 1954 in Aberdeen, Maryland. She graduated from Mayfield High School, in Las Cruces, New Mexico. She married David Ortega on December 28, 1974 in Las Cruces. She graduated from New Mexico State University. She worked for Sweetwater County School District No. 2 in Green River, Wyoming for 20 years and retired in 2005. She was actively involved in church, including St. John's Episcopal in Green River... Full story

  • David (Dave) D. Tennant

    May 23, 2024

    David (Dave) D. Tennant, beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather, and great-grandfather, peacefully passed away Thursday March 21, 2024, in San Jose, CA. He was a former resident of Superior and Rock Springs Wyoming. David was born on February 1, 1937, in Superior, Wyoming, to John and Hannah Tennant. He grew up alongside his younger sister, Sherry Pecolar. He attended school in Superior and was a graduate of the class of 1955 from Superior High School. He received his bachelor's degree... Full story

  • Gov. opposes BLM coal leasing plan

    May 23, 2024

    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 country and a... Full story

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

    May 23, 2024

    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, I hav...

  • Green River Police Department reports for May 10 - 17

    May 23, 2024

    Green River Police Department reports for May 10 At 12:12 p.m., officers responded to a report of a traffic hazard. At 12:24 p.m., officers responded to a report of threats/harassment. At 2:04 p.m., officers responded to a report of assault. At 4:02 p.m., officers responded to a report of a runaway. At 4:36 p.m., officers responded to a report of threats/harassment. At 4:47 p.m., officers responded to a report of a disturbance. At 8:50 p.m., officers responded to a report of a disturbance. At... Full story

  • Law enforcement gives and receives support for Police Week

    Hannah Romero, Editor|May 23, 2024

    Local law enforcement was celebrated last week as part of National Police Week, and they also came out to show their support for other organizations, like Special Olympics Wyoming. National Police Week is officially recognized as May 12 through 18, with May 15 being Peace Officers Memorial Day to recognize officers who lost their lives in the line of duty. On Peace Officers Memorial Day, Red White Buffalo hosted the fifth annual National Police Week Memorial Service outside their shop....

  • Local student raising funds to attend National Pathways to STEM event

    Staff Report|May 23, 2024

    Green River fourth grader Rowan Kinney from Harrison Elementary School is raising funds to be able to attend the National Youth Leadership Forum: Pathways to STEM event. Rowan was nominated by his teacher, Melanee Litz, in honor of his "maturity and academic excellence" and his "leadership potential." "NYLF Pathways to STEM is a unique learning experience for bright, forward-thinking elementary school students who will evolve into next generation innovators, engineers, doctors, software...

  • Athletic couple signs letters of intent for college

    Hannah Romero, Editor|May 23, 2024

    Having been at each other's sides throughout high school, Kale Knezovich and Allysa Drinkle were once again at each other's sides when they each signed their letters of intent to pursue their athletic careers in college. Kale recently signed his letter of intent to wrestle with the National Championship winning Mustangs at Western Wyoming Community College, while Allysa signed her letter of intent to cheer with the Cowboys Spirit Squad at the University of Wyoming. Kale and Allysa have been a...

  • Boys Soccer claims second in 3A State Championships

    Jackie Finch, General Manager|May 23, 2024

    The Green River Wolves Soccer team headed into the 3A State Championship Tournament playing the Buffalo Bison. The Wolves won the game with a final score of 2-1. Leading the team were Braxton Doak and Jaxon Morris with one goal each, along with Goalkeeper Eddie Zarate with seven saves and Stone Rubeck with several shots. "The game against Buffalo went pretty good," explained Head Coach Josh Webb. "We knew it was going to be a grind-out game. I wasn't expecting their number nine to be that quick...

  • Green River Wolves Softball competes at 4A State Championship Tournament

    Tessa Robinson, Contributor|May 23, 2024

    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...

  • Lady Wolves win State Consolation Championship

    Hannah Romero, Editor|May 23, 2024

    The Green River High School Girls Soccer team started the season as a young group of players with a dream of making it to State and bringing home a trophy. They ended the season last weekend at the State tournament with a trophy in hand after winning the Consolation Championship. The Lady Wolves' State experience started on Thursday with a game against the Douglas Lady Tigers, a team that "is traditionally one of the top two teams in the east," according to Green River Heach Coach Matthew...

  • Wolves Track and Field wrap up season with top finishes at State Championships

    Pete Rust, Contributor|May 23, 2024

    This past week 10 Green River High School athletes, six girl competitors with one alternate for the relay and three boy competitors, participated in the Wyoming State Track and Field Championships. The competition took place at Harry Gelden Stadium at Casper's Kelly Walsh High School last Thursday through Saturday, May 16-18. The weather cooperated for the most part, although the wind was ever present and did cause suspension of the Pole Vault on Friday. The event was moved to Saturday, which...

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    May 23, 2024

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  • Graduates step forward into the future

    Hannah Romero, Editor|May 16, 2024

    Over the past week, local students reached a major milestone in their academic careers as they celebrated their graduations from high school and college. Together students, teachers, faculty members, friends and family, and the community gathered to celebrate these accomplishments and offer support and encouragement to those who are taking the next step into their futures. Green River High School celebrated the graduation of 135 seniors on Monday night. Giving the senior class address, Rylie... Full story

  • Skyrocketing towards a golfing dream: Salas signs with Central Wyo.

    Hannah Romero, Editor|May 16, 2024

    Having golfed from the time she started walking, Isabell Salas is now walking out of the Green River High School Golf program with shattered records and piles of accolades behind her. And her next steps are taking her towards a future in the sport she loves. Isabel recently signed her letter of intent to golf at Central Wyoming College in Riverton. "I definitely had other options, some may say better options," Isabell admitted. "But I met Coach Neuman for the first time mid-winter this year,...

  • Charles Matteson Love

    May 16, 2024

    Teacher, adventurer, storyteller, scientist, and colorful local character, Charlie was widely known in Wyoming and the Mountain West. And nearly everyone he knew has a story to share about him. Charles Matteson Love passed away quietly in his sleep on May 8th after six months of deteriorating health. Born in Laramie, Wyoming, in 1944, Charles was a proud third-generation Wyomingite, grandson of a Scottish immigrant, the second of four children born to John David Love, longtime director of the... Full story

  • Shirley A. Flores

    May 16, 2024

    Shirley A. Flores, 74, Passed away Friday, May 3, 2024 at her home. She was a 24-year resident of Green River, Wyoming and former resident of Grass Valley, California. She died following a three-year illness. Mrs. Flores was born February 25, 1950 in Portsmouth, Ohio; the daughter of Charles Coleman and Ilene Langdon. She attended schools in Ohio and was a 1968 Graduate of West Portsmouth, Ohio. Mrs. Flores was a Licensed Vocational Nurse. She married Homero Flores in 2001 in Green River,... Full story

  • Kathleen Marie Pascoe Mehal

    May 16, 2024

    Kathleen Marie Pascoe Mehal was born on December 12, 1959 in Laramie Wyoming to Alex Pascoe and Carol Jean Hull Pascoe. The following year the family moved to Burns Wyoming where Kathy's dad worked as a teacher and a coach. In 1965 the family moved to Rawlins, Wyoming where Alex was employed again as a teacher/coach and Carol was employed at a dental practice. That year Kathy entered Kindergarten at Mountain View Elementary and stayed at that school through 1st grade. The family relocated... Full story

  • David William Martin (updated services)

    May 16, 2024

    David William Martin, 68, passed away on Thursday, February 1, 2024, in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was born July 16, 1955, in Schenectady, New York; the son of Willis E. and Elsie M. (Stiles) Martin, he was raised in Clifton Park, New York, and was a 1973 graduate of Shenendehowa Central High School in Elnora, New York. Shortly after high school, he enlisted in the United States Army and became a member of the Military Police. He moved to Rock Springs in the 1980s and worked for Rahonce... Full story

  • Jolena Mae Dodd

    May 16, 2024

    Jolena Mae Dodd, 39, passed away suddenly at her home in Rock Springs, Wyoming on April 27, 2024. She was born on June 7, 1984, in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, the daughter of Gordon William Grant Breckon and Reva Jo (Blackwell) Breckon. Jolena attended schools in Casper, Wyoming, graduating with the Roosevelt High School class of 2002 before attending Styles School of Cosmetology in Riverton, Wyoming. She went on to work as a cosmetologist in Thermopolis and Rock Springs and was well-known for the... Full story

  • Defending Wyoming's access to our public lands

    Sen. John Barrasso and Rep. Harriet Hageman|May 16, 2024

    In Wyoming, we have always relied on access to America’s public lands for our way of life and our livelihood. It is essential for energy and mineral development, ranching and agriculture, hunting and fishing, hiking and climbing, and so much more. Unelected, unaccountable Washington bureaucrats are now jeopardizing Wyoming’s access to that land. They want to hijack Wyoming’s decision-making surrounding public land management and transfer it to climate zealots. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM)’s new Rock Springs Resource Management Plan (R...

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