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 By David Martin    City    October 21, 2021 

GR garbage rates to increase

Solid waste rates charged to Green River residents will increase in 2022 according to Michelle Foote, site manager for Wyoming Waste Systems. Through the city’s contract with Wyoming Waste Systems,...

 

Residents' opinions mixed on upcoming tax initiative

As election day looms closer for a 1% general purpose sales tax in Sweetwater County, efforts to sway voters are intensifying. Signs paid for by the Sweetwater GOP urging votes against the tax can be seen in Green River and Rock Springs while a maile...

 
 By David Martin    City    October 21, 2021 

Woman arrested after alleged attack

A 36-year-old Green River woman is in the Sweetwater County Detention Center following an incident where she is alleged to have attacked her boyfriend and damaged his home and property. Lynae Lee...

 
 By David Martin    City    October 14, 2021

Tax education efforts start 3 weeks before election

Green River residents will receive mailers aimed to educate them on the need for a 1% sales tax increase this week, beginning efforts to inform voters before the Nov. 2 special election. Steve Core,...

 

A fistful of tokens: Zombies still alive and well in Resident Evil

Zombies seem to be a bit passé these days, don’t they? Sure, AMC’s “The Walking Dead” is going strong in its final season, but the mindless, reanimated corpses seemingly everywhere in the...

 
 By David Martin    County    October 7, 2021

Tax ballot to continue unchanged

The sixth-penny general purpose tax election will continue as is. The Sweetwater County Commissioners initially planned a discussion for amendments, alternatives or a rescission of the ballot...

 

A fistful of tokens: Violent video game paved the way for ratings

October is a month dedicated to the spooky, the grotesque and the scary and the video game industry certainly doesn’t have a shortage of titles focusing on those themes. This month, I thought it...

 
 By David Martin    City    October 7, 2021

SCSD No. 2 board votes to update district's Smart Start plan

Sweetwater County School District No. 2 is taking a different tack in how it deals with quarantines related to COVID-19 exposure. “What we’re doing now is not working,” Superintendent Craig...

 

Council: deer issue best solved by education

By DAVID MARTIN Editor A workshop regarding the deer in Green River underscores the difficulty the city faces in dealing with its resident deer herd. Reed Clevenger, Green River’s city...

 

The end of an era

My father was a coal miner. After learning about Bridger Coal Company’s plans to close its underground mine, I found myself thinking about him and his work. He was a miner throughout much of his...

 

Wolves tennis wraps up season

With three All-State mentions and a boys team that looks to be ready to compete for a state title, head tennis coach Phil Harder says he's feeling motivated after the state tournament. The tennis...

 

Red Devils possess homecoming game

The Wolves took another loss Friday night as the Evanston Red Devils held them to only one touchdown during Green River’s homecoming game, winning it 27-7. While the Wolves’ previous outing with t...

 

Runners stay strong at Saratoga memorial meet

The harriers are posting good times according to head cross country coach Craig Leavitt. The varsity teams traveled to Saratoga to take part in the Shana Ward Memorial Invitational at the Saratoga...

 

Group urges city to ditch gas chamber

Claiming euthanasia by gas chamber to be inhumane, a group opposing the use of gas chambers in Wyoming wants the city to move away from euthanizing animals at its animal shelter in this manner. A...

 

Absentee tax ballots mailed

Absentee ballots for the general purpose tax election have been sent out, asking county residents if they would support an additional penny of sales tax to fund public safety funding and economic deve...

 

A Marine's homecoming

The Green River Police Department has a Marine joining their ranks. Monday, new recruit Jennie Kordus received her badge and was welcomed into the fold. A 2013 graduate of Green River High School,...

 

Tennis team earns medals at Regional tourney

The South Regional Conference Tournament for tennis saw Green River’s players show off how good they are. The boys won the tournament with a score of 53, edging out second-place Laramie’s score...

 

Sweetwater GOP opposes tax proposal

A general purpose tax initiative being voted on in November has garnered opposition from the Sweetwater GOP as government leaders grapple with how they can inform county residents about how it will...

 

Traveling Smithsonian exhibit makes first stop in Green River

A traveling exhibit about rural towns is making its first stop in Wyoming at the Green River Visitors Center. “Crossroads: Change in Rural America” was installed at the visitors center last week...

 

Tennis team grows as season nears its end

The high school tennis season is winding down in Wyoming as the Wolves prepare for Regionals in Cheyenne this weekend. Since the start of the year, the Wolves coaching staff have worked to improve...

 
 By David Martin    City    September 9, 2021

City purchases police cameras

Six police vehicles will get outfitted with cameras after approval Tuesday night by the Green River City Council. The cameras will be purchased from Motorola Solutions, Inc./WatchGuard Video for...

 

Boy Scouts paint over graffiti on Viaduct

Residents and visitors walking along the Viaduct overlooking the Union Pacific rail yard can do so without seeing the tags and images previously spray-painted along its length. This is due to the work...

 
 By David Martin    City    September 2, 2021

District tops state in WY-TOPP results

Despite the impact of a global pandemic altering every aspect of life and changing how students attended school, Sweetwater County School District No. 2’s students are performing higher than the...

 

Ivermectin use for COVID-19 not reported within county

Use of a deworming medication for treatment and prevention of COVID-19 symptoms hasn’t been seen in Sweetwater County, though some residents have inquired about the drug. Ivermectin, a drug used to...

 

The eyes just don't have it anymore

There comes a point when we realize we’re getting older, and with that, a realization that the body isn’t performing as optimally as we would like. We see this in sports all the time. Athletes...

 

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