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Articles written by David Martin

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 By David Martin    County    May 6, 2021 

Could we get another road home?

It was after moving to Green River that Mark Baker found himself traveling along Interstate 80 much more frequently. Baker, the Republican legislator representing House District 60, said he sees what...

 By David Martin    City    April 29, 2021

Man pleas no contest to murder

A week after arriving in Green River, Christopher Nielsen recalls feeling stressed about not having any job prospects and the possibility of being homeless. He had come to Green River from Utah to...

 By David Martin    County    April 29, 2021

Former legislator pleas not guilty to solicitation, interference charges

A former Wyoming Legislator from Green River entered not guilty pleas to misdemeanor charges of solicitation of prostitution and interference with a peace officer Friday afternoon. John Hastert, 62,... Full story

 By David Martin    County    April 29, 2021

Vaccine available in county again

The Johnson and John single-shot vaccine is available to Sweetwater County residents after distribution was temporarily halted following reports of blot clotting in rare instances. According to the...

 By David Martin    People    April 29, 2021

Stout aims for a strike at bowling alley

All Jeff Stout wants to do is give back to Green River. Stout, the owner of both Club 86 and the Hitching Post Restaurant, said he doesn't need the money generated from his recent purchase of the...

 By David Martin    Sports    April 29, 2021

Soccer teams seek wins against RS Thurs.

Following a week plagued by injury and player absences, the Wolves soccer team is looking to show what they can do at full strength this week against the Rock Springs Tigers Thursday. Both the boys...

 By David Martin    County    April 22, 2021

Reservoir protection group reorganized

It all started with one man’s dream and the entire county’s opposition to that dream. When water pipeline developer Aaron Million initially pitched his idea to divert water from the Flaming Gorge...

 By David Martin    Sports    April 22, 2021

Soccer teams seek wins this weekend

Following a winless weekend for both high school soccer teams, the Wolves and Lady Wolves are looking to make a rebound in the coming week. The teams will take on Star Valley Thursday and Jackson...

 By David Martin    City    April 22, 2021

Police to get new body cams

The Green River Police Department will receive new body cameras as part of an upgrade it plans to initiate in the coming months. Captain Shaun Sturlaugson of the GRPD said the equipment the...

 By David Martin    County    April 15, 2021

One-shot vaccine use halted in Wyoming

For the time being, anyone seeking a COVID-19 vaccine have either the Moderna or Pfizer offerings to choose from as the Johnson and Johnson will be withheld after blood clotting was reported as a...

 By David Martin    City    April 15, 2021

River Festival is a go in 2021

Residents can look forward to the annual River Festival in Green River in August. The Green River Chamber of Commerce issued a press release last week confirming the long-running event would take plac...

 By David Martin    People    April 15, 2021

Firefighter named Volunteer of the Year

For more than 22 years, Tom Murphy has worked to make Green River a better place. More most, especially Green River's youth, Murphy is known for his work as a volunteer firefighter with the city's fir...

 By David Martin    County    April 8, 2021

COVID-19 variants found in county

“It was just a matter of time,” Dr. Jean Stachon, the county’s health officer said about when variants of the novel coronavirus would appear in Sweetwater County. Currently, 12 of Wyoming’s...

 By David Martin    City    April 8, 2021

Group seeks June event in GR

Flaming Gorge Days is another year away, but a group of cornhole players are wanting to bring an event to Green River in June. Zac Page, representing 307 Cornhole, approached the Green River City...

 By David Martin    County    April 1, 2021

County hospital to receive 2-star rating

(Clarification: The email referenced in this article was received from a third party and verified by the Green River Star.) Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County has dropped to a two-star Centers...

 By David Martin    County    April 1, 2021

County ambulance subsidies continued

Sweetwater County subsidies to ambulance providers will continue until the end of June after a vote by the Sweetwater County commissioners last week. The commissioners hosted a special meeting March...

 By David Martin    City    April 1, 2021

Businesses anticipate less traffic due to FGD decision

Flaming Gorge Days will be postponed for the second year in a row and local businesses are anticipating reduced traffic as a result. Downtown business owners interviewed by the Star have said they...

 By David Martin    Sports    April 1, 2021

Lady Wolves earn first win

Following a rough 11-1 loss to Jackson March 25, the Lady Wolves dug deep and came out with a shutout win against Powell Saturday, winning 3-0. For head coach Chris Nielsen, the win shows that their...

 By David Martin    County    March 25, 2021

Vaccines are available to everyone

Anyone who wants a COVID-19 vaccine in Sweetwater County can receive one. The Sweetwater County District Board of Health opened vaccines to all residents last week, but demand for large-scale...

 By David Martin    Opinion    March 25, 2021

Taking that first shot

Monday morning, I had my first COVID-19 vaccination shot. I scheduled an appointment at Castle Rock Medical Center last week after the announcement of vaccinations being open to anyone and was quickly...

 By David Martin    Sports    March 25, 2021

Building a league of their own

On a warm Friday afternoon, a few dozen people were gathered at the Veterans Park ballfield to watch the girls get their game on. The newest addition to the sports offered by Green River High School...

 By David Martin    Sports    March 25, 2021

Boys soccer team drops first games of season

The weekend didn't go the way the Wolves would have liked, but second chances are around the corner for the boys soccer team. The boys faced tough squads from Star Valley and Evanston, taking losses f...

 By David Martin    Sports    March 18, 2021

Lady Wolves take 4th at state

The Lady Wolves ended their season with a fourth-place finish at the 4A State tournament last weekend. One player was named All State, while another was awarded All State Honorable Mention. An head...

 By David Martin    Sports    March 18, 2021

Girls prepare for soccer season

For head coach Chris Nielsen, his first year with the Lady Wolves is like starting a new soccer program. With the COVID-19 pandemic canceling the 2020 spring sports season, both soccer programs, as...

 By David Martin    Sports    March 18, 2021

Track and field warm up for March 24 home meet

The Wolves will be completing in their first outdoor track and field this weekend in Lyman, which leads to a meet March 24 at Wolves Stadium. According to head coach Dan Hansen, the full team likely...


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