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 By David Martin    City    August 22, 2019 

Main Street grant approved

A Wyoming Business Council grant to pay for a feasibility study regarding a second grocery store in Green River was approved by the Green River City Council Tuesday night. The grant amounts to $8,080...

 
 By David Martin    Opinion    August 22, 2019 

A unique Hollywood story told

“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” is the tale of two Hollywoods: one that’s fading into irrelevance and one of a fresher version blossoming in its place. The film mostly follows actor Rick Dalton...

 

Convenience may actually hurt us

We live in an age of unparalleled convenience. With a tap on a cell phone screen, we can summon a driver, order carryout delivery or have our groceries shipped right to our front doors. Don’t want...

 
 By David Martin    City    August 15, 2019

New sculptures revealed Friday

Two new sculptures will be unveiled during the River Festival and Art on the Green festivities this weekend. The Green River Arts Council will host the unveiling at 7 p.m. Friday at Expedition...

 
 By David Martin    City    August 15, 2019

Memorial bench planned for Green River student

A memorial bench for a Green River High School student who died shortly before graduation will be placed at Expedition Island later this month. The bench will be installed to memorialize Brett McKeeha...

 
 By David Martin    City    August 15, 2019

Program helps struggling kids

An academy operated under the Wyoming Military Department is giving teens struggling in high school another chance to succeed. A representative of the Wyoming Cowboy Challenge Academy, a...

 
 By David Martin    City    August 8, 2019

Main Street seeks partnership with Love's

The Green River Urban Renewal/Main Street Agency would like to see Love’s support downtown Green River if the company is granted a conditional use permit and builds a truck stop west of Jamestown....

 
 By David Martin    City    August 8, 2019

Castle Rock breaks ground

Construction began on a new clinical facility for Castle Rock Medical Center with a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday morning. According to Bob Gordon, the chairman of the hospital district’s board...

 
 By David Martin    City    August 8, 2019

GR Council approves transfer station

Work on the Green River Transfer Station will start soon. The Green River City Council approved a bid for mechanical and electrical work at the transfer station Tuesday night. The bid was awarded to...

 
 By David Martin    City    August 1, 2019

Police dept. fails records audit

Correction: In the Aug. 1 edition of the Green River Star, the article “Police Dept. fails records audit,” the incorrect statute was listed governing the release of public documents. The statute...

 
 By David Martin    County    August 1, 2019

Meeting doesn't go as planned

A meeting last week initially intended to be a simple gathering of the county’s mayors to discuss the sixth-penny tax process became a special Rock Springs City Council meeting to discuss specific...

 
 By David Martin    City    July 25, 2019

District budget approved

A $57 million budget was unanimously approved by the Sweetwater County School District No. 2 Board of Trustees last week, which includes $40 million in the district’s general fund. “This is the ab...

 
 By David Martin    City    July 25, 2019

District, city hall pass records test

(Note: This article is part one of two.) A recent public records audit initiated by the Green River Star reveals Sweetwater County School District No. 2 and the Green River Finance Department were...

 
 By David Martin    Opinion    July 25, 2019

'Lion King' offers spectacle

In 1994, Disney released “The Lion King,” an animated film widely considered to be one of the crown jewels of the so-called Disney Renaissance period from the late 1980s to late 1990s. Exactly 25...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    July 25, 2019

Knights prepare for state tourney

The Green River Knights may have lost their last two regular-season games in Cody, but the team secured the No. 2 seed in their conference for the upcoming state American Legion baseball tournament...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    July 25, 2019

Kids learn the game at football clinic

The future stars of Wolves Stadium got a chance to learn from their high-school heroes this week during a football clinic hosted by the Green River High School football team. The clinic took place...

 
 By David Martin    County    July 18, 2019

Truck stop hearing postponed

The Sweetwater County Land Use Office was forced to postpone the Planning and Zoning Commission’s hearing regarding a proposed Love’s Travel Stop near Jamestown. The hearing was canceled because...

 
 By David Martin    County    July 18, 2019

Funding for coalition approved

A agreement to fund the Sweetwater Economic Development Coalition between Green River, Sweetwater County and Rock Springs was approved by the Green River City Council Tuesday evening, committing the...

 
 By David Martin    County    July 18, 2019

Flowing with the rhythm A dancer with the Red Desert Rapture Belly Dancing group performs at Bunning Park in Rock Springs during International Day Saturday morning. Star photo by David Martin

A conflict between the city of Rock Springs Mayor Tim Kaumo and the Sweetwater County Events Complex Executive Director Larry Lloyd has been patched over and a memorandum of understanding between the...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    July 18, 2019

Swimmers prepare for state

While many children and teens enjoy the fun and free time the summer months bring, a dedicated few continue to hone their skills in the pool and prepare for a summer state event in South Dakota this...

 
 By David Martin    City    July 10, 2019

Business owner: Love's will hurt GR

The Sweetwater County Land Use Office has received numerous comments regarding the potential construction of a Love’s Travel Stop west of Green River in Jamestown. Among those who have commented is...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    July 10, 2019

Knights drop double header to Cody

The final home games for the Green River Knights didn't go the way they would have wanted. A double header against the Cody Cubs Sunday ended with the Knights being swept and the Cubs winning 15-4...

 
 By David Martin    Opinion    July 10, 2019

What the future holds

One of the most frequent questions we’ve been asked over the past month is what the future holds for us now that the Rock Springs Rocket-Miner is shifting to a twice a week publication schedule and...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    July 3, 2019

Knights take on Cody in Sunday double header

The Green River Knights came away from Thursday’s double header against the Riverton Raiders with a win and a loss and now have their sights set on the Cody Cubs, another team head coach Benjamin...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    July 3, 2019

GRHS tennis team hosts clinic

Members of the Green River High School tennis team shared their knowledge and love of the sport during a clinic hosted at the high school last week. According to head coach Phil Harder, the clinic...

 

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