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 By David Martin    County    August 11, 2022

RS mayor charged

Rock Springs Mayor Tim Kaumo was charged with six misdemeanors last week related to alleged actions he took to win a municipal contract for JFC Engineers and Surveyors, a company he serves as the pres...

 By David Martin    City    June 23, 2022

Council approves budget

“This is probably the least lean budget we’ve put together in the last five years,” Green River Finance Director Chris Meats said Tuesday. The Green River City Council approved its operating...

 By David Martin    Opinion    June 23, 2022

'Saying what we please when we please'

“What we want, and what we shall have, is the royal American privilege of living and dying in a country town, running a country newspaper, saying what we please when we please, how we please and to... Full story

 By David Martin    City    June 16, 2022

Monroe Elementary educator named teacher of the year

A second-grade teacher at Monroe Elementary School known for trying new things in the classroom was named Sweetwater County School District No. 2's Teacher of the Year. Heather Phillips earned the... Full story

 By David Martin    Sports    June 16, 2022

Aimone named conference softball coach of the year

The Lady Wolves’ softball season this year was a complete 180 turn from their first season. A team with no wins in 2021 made it to the state tournament and notched nine wins throughout the season,...

 By David Martin    City    June 9, 2022

Council supports request to reauthorize county lodging tax

A special-purpose tax for area infrastructure won’t be the only tax request voters will decide on this November. They will also decide the fate of the long-running lodging tax which supports the...

 By David Martin    People    June 9, 2022

Superior man honored for heroic acts

"I didn't expect any of this," Ryan Pasborg said Tuesday night. Pasborg is credited with saving the lives of Stephanie Wadsworth and her son Weston in Jamestown earlier this year when a house fire... Full story

 By David Martin    County    June 2, 2022

Republicans file for county elections

A large number of Republican candidates have filed for Sweetwater County’s leadership positions, leading many races to be decided in the Republican Primary Election Aug. 16 if independent...

 By David Martin    City    June 2, 2022

Council positions sought by candidates

Green River residents will have some choices to make in the Nov. 8 General Election that will impact the makeup of the Green River City Council. Mayor Pete Rust is seeking his third term, but is...

 By David Martin    Opinion    June 2, 2022

The zen of playing Nintendo 'Pinball'

Sometimes, it’s the simple games that are the most enjoyable. Think about “Tetris” for a moment. The game is perhaps the perfect video game because of its simplicity and how only player’s...

 By David Martin    City    May 26, 2022

City dog park expected to be completed this fall

A long-planned dog park for Green River’s furry residents is anticipated to be completed this fall near the Green River Animal Shelter and city horse corrals, capping nearly four years of planning a...

 By David Martin    Opinion    May 26, 2022

Remembering when Rock Springs was branded 'Home of the Steel Ponies'

The reveal of Sweetwater County Travel and Tourism’s master tourism plan to the Green River City Council last week had me thinking about a tourism-based study the Rock Springs city government...

 By David Martin    County    May 19, 2022

Large primary races develop for commissioner, treasurer

Nearly a week into the filing period for candidates, two large races have developed amongst Republicans seeking office. Those interested in seeking office have until May 27 to file as a candidate. In...

 By David Martin    County    May 12, 2022

BLM seeks comment on horse plan

A plan to manage wild horses in Southwestern Wyoming will result in many herds being removed from lands they're currently living on if approved by the Bureau of Land Management. This new management...

 By David Martin    County    May 12, 2022

Four charged in alleged kidnapping, attack

Felony charges against three men and a minor were filed last week in Sweetwater County Circuit Court following an alleged incident where a Rock Springs man was held against his will and beaten. Charge...

 By David Martin    Sports    May 12, 2022

Murray signs with D-1 university

A Green River High School track and field athlete signed his letter of intent Tuesday to compete for Weber State University, an NCAA Division I university, following his mission. Cole Murray competes... Full story

 By David Martin    County    May 5, 2022

Survey results seen as promising for tax push

A recent survey of residents about their views on a potential specific purpose sales tax is considered promising by local leaders and has already had impact on the types of projects that will be...

 By David Martin    Sports    May 5, 2022

Boys soccer sees mixed week

The Green River High School varsity boys soccer team split their games last week, taking a 3-0 loss in Rock Springs, turning around and winning their rematch against the Evanston Red Devils 1-0...

 By David Martin    Sports    May 5, 2022

Lady Wolf signs to swim in Oklahoma

Green River High School swimmer Hailey Uhrig will be swimming in Oklahoma next year after signing a letter of intent to compete for Oklahoma Christian University. Uhrig has earned multiple state champ...

 By David Martin    Sports    May 5, 2022

Basketball player signs with Chadron State

Senior girls basketball player Megan Counts signed her letter of intent to play for Chadron State College in Nebraska this fall. "I loved the team when I went there ... I just really like the environm...

 By David Martin    City    April 28, 2022

Administrator contract with city expires June 30

The contract between the city and City Administrator Reed Clevenger is set to expire at the end of the fiscal year, June 30, according to documents reviewed by the Green River Star. Clevenger has...

 By David Martin    County    April 28, 2022

Incumbents announce re-election campaigns

A number of incumbents have announced their intent to seek re-election to county offices. Long-serving Sweetwater County Coroner Dale Majhanovich announced he would seek another term last week....

 By David Martin    Sports    April 28, 2022

Wolves aim to pick themselves up against Rock Springs

An 8-0 loss to Jackson served as a wake-up call for the Wolves soccer program. The boys travelled to Jackson Saturday following an away game in Star Valley last Thursday that resulted in a 1-1...

 By David Martin    County    April 21, 2022

County, state candidates announce campaigns

(Editor's note: this article was corrected to reflect Island Richards' roles with the Rock Springs Soccer Association and Avengers Soccer took place in the past.) A number of residents have announced...

 By David Martin    County    April 21, 2022

Wamsutter man sentenced to 74-100 years

A 49-year-old Wamsutter resident will be spending the rest of his life in prison following a sentencing hearing where he plead guilty to 58 criminal charges. Russell Jay Byrne was sentenced Monday to...


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