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 By Brie Blasi    County    December 13, 2017

Echoes from the Bluffs: Museum celebrates 50 years

Founded in 1967, the Sweetwater County Historical Museum is celebrating its fiftieth birthday in 2017. To commemorate their golden jubilee, the museum has created a special exhibit highlighting its history, its role in the community, and the people...

 By Brie Blasi    City    August 16, 2017

Green River and the eclipse of 1918

Green River may not be in the “path of totality” for the 2017 total solar eclipse. Ninety-nine years ago, however, Green River became the temporary home of the world’s leading astronomers who came here for the best view of the 1918 total solar...

 By Brie Blasi    Opinion    April 26, 2017

Notes from Town Square: Our heritage and the 844

As many people saw (or heard), the Union Pacific’s “Living Legend” 844 steam engine barreled into downtown Green River town once again last Wednesday. Although the 844 has made many appearances in Green River over the years, it always draws a...


Happy Donkey Days!

Happy Donkey Days! Each Christmas, businesses scramble to find ways to get shoppers through the doors with coupons, prizes, and special offers. In 1957, the Green River Chamber of Commerce tried a special kind of contest to help bring shoppers to...

 By Brie Blasi    Opinion    March 9, 2016

Downtown businesses host memories in Sweetwater Co.

Each time a business closes downtown, people tend to reminisce about all the good times they had there. This is especially true for restaurants because these tend to be places where people linger long...

 By Brie Blasi    Opinion    October 7, 2015

A Green River doctor's life remembered

An auction took place at the historic Gilligan Ranch in Boulder, a few months ago. It featured many artifacts belonging to the Gilligans and their relatives, who were prominent citizens in early...

 By Brie Blasi    Opinion    November 5, 2014

Echoes from the Bluffs: City depot is a symbol of prosperity

One hundred and 10 years ago, in 1904, there began a call to action by the citizens of Green River for a bigger, better passenger station (depot) building-one that would accurately represent the size...


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