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 By David Martin    City    February 13, 2019

Shopko plans store closure

Green River's Shopko Hometown store will close May 12, according to a closure schedule released by the retail corporation. The schedule lists the Green River location as one of six Wyoming Shopko...

 
 By David Martin    City    February 13, 2019

City eyes unified development code

A resolution approved by the Green River City Council last week marks the start of an internal project aimed at streamlining the city’s development rules and codes. According to Laura Leigh,...

 
 By David Martin    City    February 6, 2019

Judge, prosecutor given raises

Green River’s city prosecutor and judge were awarded raises when their contracts were renewed by the Green River City Council Tuesday night. Municipal Court Judge Jason Petri’s contract was...

 

Playing with Power: A cheat that stands the test of time

For gamers in their late 30s and early 40s, one of the most memorable aspects of the games released on the Nintendo Entertainment System is their brutal difficulty. The concept of “Nintendo hard...

 

Sheriff settles into new role

It was a Monday morning that will stick with Sweetwater County Sheriff John Grossnickle for the rest of his life. Standing in front of friends, family and otherelected officials, Grossnickle recited...

 

Award-winning work at the Star

To be honest, I’ve never cared about winning awards for my work. I won’t argue that it doesn’t feel good to have our work recognized by our peers. It does. I also won’t argue against how good...

 

Wolves edged out in Star Valley

The Green River Wolves are looking to bounce back following a narrow defeat in Star Vally over the weekend. The boys traveled to Star Valley Saturday, but lost to the Braves 68-65. The Wolves slip to...

 
 By David Martin    City    January 30, 2019

Grant awarded for Carnegie study

It's a building that has been a part of Green River for more than a century, providing education and later justice to the city's residents. However, now the Green River Carnegie Library building...

 

Man injured by WYDOT plow

A man was injured after being hit by a Wyoming Department of Transportation snow plow last week. According to Sgt. Jeremy Beck of the Wyoming Highway Patrol, a semi had gotten stuck on Wyoming 530, 9...

 
 By David Martin    City    January 30, 2019

Permit numbers down in 2018

The number of building permits issued by the city’s community development department sharply decreased compared to 2017 and 2016 according to a report released from the department. The decrease...

 
 By David Martin    City    January 23, 2019

Storm brings heavy snow to GR

A statewide snowstorm brought several inches of snowfall to Sweetwater County Monday evening. According to Geri Swanson, a meteorologist from the National Weather Service office in Riverton, a...

 
 By David Martin    City    January 23, 2019

Water main breaks Monday

Residents living near West Flaming Gorge Way found themselves without water for a few hours Monday as city crews worked to repair a broken water main. According to Public Works Director Mark...

 

Changes coming to Star

Changes are coming to the Green River Star, and we’re definitely excited about what the future holds. The change readers will likely notice this week is new titles given to Stephanie Thompson and...

 

Boys basketball defeats Jackson, readies for Star Valley

A chance to play at home greatly benefited the Wolves when taking on the Jackson Hole Broncs Saturday. While an away game against Evanston didn’t end their way, losing 59-52 in a close game against...

 

Program checks on GR residents

On frigid, snowy days like Monday and Tuesday, a program at Golden Hour Senior Center helps check on homebound residents to ensure they’re safe. The home delivered meals program at the center provid...

 
 By David Martin    City    January 16, 2019

Change to GR Ordinance sought

A suggested amendment to the city’s historic Green River Ordinance was suggested during the Green River City Council meeting Tuesday evening, resulting in Mayor Pete Rust calling for a workshop meet...

 
 By David Martin    City    January 16, 2019

Main Street plans depot dinner

While the Green River URA/Main Street organization continues to finalize its plans for the new year, there is one event it hopes will continue public support for a downtown property. Jennie Melvin,...

 
 By David Martin    City    January 9, 2019

Truck stop concerns voiced

Concerns about the potential construction of a truck stop west of Jamestown continue to grow after a zone change was approved by the Sweetwater County Commissioners last month. During the commissioner...

 
 By David Martin    City    January 9, 2019

Program helps students improve

A Friday afternoon program at Green River High School is credited with helping students improve their academic skills and grades. According to the high school’s principal, Darren Howard, the...

 
 By David Martin    County    January 9, 2019

Center hires new director

A county resident has been tapped to head up the Sweetwater Combined Communications Center. Last week, the joint powers board overseeing the center announced it hired Rick Hawkins as its next...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    January 9, 2019

Wrestlers take 2nd at Thoman

The Wolves are riding high after a second-place finish at their annual Thoman Soda Ash Memorial Wrestling Invitational. The Wolves went 6-1 in dual meets and were undefeated in their pool. Green...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    January 9, 2019

Boys drop 3 during Cheyenne tournament

A weekend tournament in Cheyenne ended badly for the Wolves basketball team. The Wolves lost each game they played during the weekend, losing against Laramie 73-64 in overtime, to Cheyenne Central...

 
 By David Martin    People    January 2, 2019

Students make crafts

Shortly before the start of the Christmas break, students at Expedition Academy hosted students from Truman Elementary School for a fun-filled afternoon geared to get the students into the Christmas...

 

Explore beyond county borders

I had the chance to visit Japan last month. The only thought I’ve had on my mind since returning is how much I’d like to venture away and see world. I’ve always been fascinated with Japan. Its c...

 
 By David Martin    County    January 2, 2019

Battle looms over skill games

An opinion issued by the Wyoming Attorney General’s office has determined electronic terminals titled “Wyoming Skill Games” to be illegal, causing establishments in Green River to pull the plug...

 

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