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 By David Martin    County    January 22, 2020 

Meeting for RMP plan set

The Wyoming Public Services Commission will host a public comment hearing in Rock Springs Jan. 29, continuing with its investigation into Rocky Mountain Power’s plan to retire two units at the Jim...

 
 By David Martin    People    January 22, 2020 

A morning of dance at GRHS

For 90 children, it was a chance to learn from their idols on Green River High School's dance team. Divided into several groups, they learned a routine over the course of a morning, dancing to...

 
 By David Martin    City    January 22, 2020 

Former legislator seeks HD 60 seat

A former Wyoming House of Representatives member announced his intent to run for House District 60 in Green River. Mark Baker, a republican, announced his campaign Tuesday morning. Baker was formerly...

 
 By David Martin    City    January 22, 2020 

Sheriff's office investigates department foundation

Sheriff’s deputies served search warrants at Green River City Hall and the Green River Fire Department Tuesday morning, seeking financial records involved in the department’s foundation....

 
 By David Martin    Sports    January 22, 2020 

B-ball teams play in GR Thurs.

The Green River High School boys and girls basketball teams went to Gillette Friday to take on Thunder Basin in a non-conference game. Both teams left with a loss. The boys’ game ended 81-57, while...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    January 22, 2020 

Coach pleased with swimmers

Head swimming coach Colleen Seiloff continues to be pleased with her boys performance. The Wolves swimming and diving team competed at Cheyenne South Friday and in Laramie Saturday during a trip to...

 
 By David Martin    People    January 22, 2020 

Stories from Green River: The swimming school crossing guard

Natalia Corthell helps dozens of children cross West Teton Boulevard every day as they walk to and from Truman Elementary School. In the moments before walking to the center of the street and halting...

 
 By David Martin    City    January 15, 2020

New store coming to city

A new store is coming to Green River this year. Bomgaars, a retailer headquartered in Sioux City, Iowa, will be opening a branch in Green River. The store will open at the old Shopko building on...

 
 By David Martin    City    January 15, 2020

Man pleas not guilty to murder

A Green River man charged for first degree murder in the death of a five-year-old boy plead not guilty to the charge Friday afternoon. Christopher James Nielsen, 26, made the plea during an...

 

Program allows free searches

A recent update to software and services used by the Sweetwater County Clerk’s Office allows users to seek information without paying for it. The county recently upgraded its online database to the...

 
 By David Martin    City    January 15, 2020

Cause of GR fire still under investigation

The cause of the Washington Square fire Dec. 26 is still being determined according to Green River Fire Chief Mike Nomis. A fire burned through the upper floor of the building and took firefighters...

 

Stories from Green River: The librarian with the colorful hair

It isn't easy to miss Becky Iwen. While many can easily spot the mother of two by the colorful hair she wears as she works at the Sweetwater County Library, much of Green River's youth have gotten to...

 

Boys dominate Rock Springs swim meet

The Wolves were on top at the end of a swim meet in Rock Springs over the weekend. The Wolves scored 346 points by the end of the competition, securing a commanding lead over second-place Rock...

 

Basketball teams compete at Taco Johns invite

The Wolves and Lady Wolves traveled to Eastern Wyoming over the weekend to compete in the Taco Johns tournament hosted in Cheyenne and Laramie. The boys struggled throughout the tournament, losing clo...

 
 By David Martin    County    January 8, 2020

New county chairman elected

The Sweetwater County Commissioners elected a new chairman for the group Tuesday morning, opting to give the role to Commissioner Randy Wendling. Commissioner Wally Johnson was the previous chairman...

 
 By David Martin    County    January 8, 2020

Charges upset realtors

Recent charges for use of the county’s iDoc records system has created escalating tensions between realtors and Sweetwater County, with one realtor having retained an attorney to represent her....

 

A new direction for a new year

Welcome to 2020! I realize I’m a bit late on that take, but when the first publication of the new year doesn’t come out until Jan. 8, sometimes things have to wait. I realize I could have written...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    January 8, 2020

Pickleball gains fans in GR

A growing sport, combining aspects of tennis, ping-pong and badminton, has earned fans in Green River. Pickleball might not be a sport many people are familiar with, but anyone going to the Green...

 

Success follows GRHS in 2019

Green River High School athletics experienced seasons of success and heartbreak throughout 2019. Regardless of the records, athletes gave it their all regardless of the sport they played. Boys...

 

Many recognized for contributions in 2019

The past year was a year of triumph and recognition for many people in Green River. Bacila named distinguished citizen Gayle Bacila was named Green River's 2019 Distinguished Citizen of the Year by th...

 
 By David Martin    City    December 31, 2019

Fire burns at Washington Square

A fire at the former Washington Elementary School was contained to the upper floors of the building. According to Green River Fire Chief Mike Nomis, firefighters were called to the Washington Square...

 
 By David Martin    City    December 31, 2019

City changes during 2019

It was an active year for the city as many events, such as the closing of Green River’s Shopko store, continued discussions about a proposed sixth-penny tax, and recyclables being dumped at the land...

 

Truck stop, power plant were major county news in 2019

The year saw many new faces taking office within the county. New county commissioners, a new sheriff, a new county clerk, and county assessor took their oath of office at the beginning of the year....

 

Boys see successes in GR

After two weeks and eight games, the Green River High School boys basketball team will continue working on refining its game as the group heads into the Christmas break. They're also looking forward...

 
 By David Martin    City    December 24, 2019

Rate increase OK'd

The Green River City Council approved a rate increased proposed by Wyoming Waste Systems, but questioned what would happen if the Council decided not to approve the request. The Council approved the i...

 

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