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Why it's important to remember the past

There are some dates we should always remember such as your child’s birthday or your wedding anniversary. Dates like these are important to acknowledge and celebrate. They mark happy moments in our lives. Our city turns 150 this year. That’s...


City improves ADA access

Last week, a very special swing set was dedicated to children with special needs in our community. The specialized playground equipment is the result of a partnership with a local Girl Scout Troop and the city of Green River. Girl Scout Troop No....

 By Amanda Cavaz    Opinion    August 1, 2018

Get to know neighbors on National Night Out Aug. 11

I’m going to start out with a few rhetorical questions. These may not seem related, but stick with me, it will come together. When was the last time you got together with your neighbors? Do you know them well, or is it more of a quick wave from...

 By Amanda Cavaz    Opinion    July 11, 2018

Spirit Ride comes to GR

There’s a new law in place. As of July 1, Wyoming’s Move Over law has been broadened. Drivers must now move over in the far left lane for maintenance, construction and utilities workers and vehicles, and emergency responders when traveling on...

 By Amanda Cavaz    Opinion    July 5, 2018

Is your household prepared?

I was recently at a FEMA led Emergency Preparedness training. The class was less boring than it sounds and really got me thinking. Not just about being prepared at a government and city level, which is what I was there for, but on a personal level. H...

 By Amanda Cavaz    Opinion    June 13, 2018

Water safety is important in GR

While it’s not yet officially summer, school is out, the temperatures are rising, and the water beckons. Be it the pool, the river, the lake, or even the splash park, one of the best parts of summer is water sports and swimming. In Green River we... Full story

 By Amanda Cavaz    Opinion    June 6, 2018

A successful adoption event in GR

The Green River Animal Control Adoption fair held Saturday was a success. The adoption fair resulted in place 25 animals in homes, and 4 more who are being tested out for adoption with potential adopters. Out of 33 dogs total, there and only four...

 By Amanda Cavaz    Opinion    May 30, 2018

A drive to replenish Wyo. blood bank

The Sweetwater County Emergency Responders are hosting the fourth annual Battle of the Badges Blood Drive from June 11–14 in both Green River (June 11-12) and Rock Springs (June 13-14). This event is part blood drive, part competition. This year,...

 By Amanda Cavaz    Opinion    May 23, 2018

The firefighters' memorial

The names of five firefighters were added to the memorial walls at the Wyoming Fallen Firefighter Memorial in Riverton over the weekend. Fifty nine surviving family members of thone named attended to lay a rose at the memorial and an estimated 100...

 By Amanda Cavaz    Opinion    May 16, 2018

Recognizing Police Week

It’s National Police Week and a great time to show appreciation for our police force. The history of National Police Week began in 1962 when President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation designating May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the...


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