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 By David Martin    City    August 1, 2018

Water opens opportunities in Jamestown

As Kael Jasperson sees it, a lot of opportunities will open up for the Jamestown-Rio Vista area in the coming years. The area recently completed a water pump and reservoir project that has been more...

 
 By David Martin    City    August 1, 2018

Clydesdales visit Green River Friday

The famous Budweiser Clydesdales will be stopping in Green River Friday afternoon, giving residents a chance to see the horses and get a photo with them near the newly-installed mural on Flaming...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    August 1, 2018

Swim team takes state in Gillette

"It was a great feeling," Robbie Lee, president of the Sweetwater Aquatics Team said. The team, competing at the state USA Swim meet in Gillette July 20-22, took the state title, marking the first...

 
 By David Martin    County    July 25, 2018

Governor helps open county facilities

Governor Matt Mead made an appearance in Sweetwater County last week to celebrate the completion of several Sweetwater County facilities. Mead flew to Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport near Rock Spri...

 
 By David Martin    City    July 25, 2018

City approves parks projects

Improvements to the Green River Recreation Center and the Greenbelt were approved by the Green River City Council Tuesday night. The council approved a bid award to R&D Sweeping and Asphalt...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    July 18, 2018

Top shooters compete in GR

While much of the excitement focused on the National High School Finals Rodeo is in Rock Springs, Green River is also host to some of the competition. Monday and Tuesday, competitors in the NHSFR...

 
 By David Martin    People    July 18, 2018

Farmers market begins

A familiar sight on Roosevelt Drive returned to Green River last week. The Green River Farmers Market started its weekly visit last Wednesday. The markets take place every Wednesday from 4 -7 p.m....

 
 By David Martin    Opinion    July 18, 2018

Playing with Power: A bout with the world champion

“Now you’re playing with power.” I remembered the cheesy slogan from an old Nintendo Entertainment System commercial back from the mid-1980s when I found and bought one of Nintendo’s NES...

 
 By David Martin    City    July 18, 2018

District approves budget

The Sweetwater County School District No. 2 Board of Trustees approved their 2018-2019 budget Tuesday evening. The budget, according to Chris Dean, business manager for the district, works to align th...

 
 By David Martin    County    July 18, 2018

Concerns grow for Greater Little Mountain area

Concerns continue to grow regarding proposed oil and gas leases the Bureau of Land Management intends to sell in the Greater Little Mountain area. Large portions of the area were listed in a fourth...

 
 By David Martin    County    July 18, 2018

State assessor job sought by Winters

A Republican member of the Wyoming House seeks election as the next Wyoming State Auditor. Nathan Winters, a pastor from Thermopolis, wants to provide efficient and transparent service in the State...

 
 By David Martin    City    July 11, 2018

Lodging tax supported

The Green River City Council agreed to support a resolution that would seek to place a 4 percent lodging tax on the November ballot. Sweetwater County already levies a 3 percent lodging tax at its...

 
 By David Martin    City    July 11, 2018

All West closes GR office

Green River residents seeking face-to-face interaction when it comes to All West Communications services will have to go to Rock Springs from now on. The Kamas, Utah-based company closed its office...

 
 By David Martin    City    July 11, 2018

Spirit Ride helps promote law

Sheridan Norberg knows how dangerous a tow job can be. “Dad took three trips to the hospital,” Norberg said. “I went once.” While working a car wreck outside of Rock Springs, Norberg was...

 
 By David Martin    City    July 11, 2018

3-week closure planned

Director of Public Works Mark Westenskow said the upcoming closure of the Second South underpass is due to the Rock Springs waterline project. Westenskow said the project has hit a snag and due to...

 
 By David Martin    Opinion    July 11, 2018

Combatting those typos

Last week, we received an email from Anne Backstrom of Green River, regarding typos appearing in the newspaper. I thought it is an important topic to address, as I can’t deny there hasn’t been a...

 
 By David Martin    People    July 11, 2018

Museum prints interesting history books

Books regarding the Rock Springs Chinese Massacre and a guide originally written for treks into Browns Park were recently published by the Sweetwater County Historical Museum. Both books are...

 
 By David Martin    County    July 5, 2018

Lease sale worries advocates

An oil and gas lease auction set to start July 11 has members of the Wyoming Outdoor Council concerned about possible drilling in sensitive areas located in Sweetwater County. An auction hosted by...

 
 By David Martin    City    July 5, 2018

The firefighters' longest night

It was a scene not unlike any other Independence Day celebration. Grilled meats and soft drinks available to all. Children playing while the adults enjoyed a chance to chat. However, the purpose...

 
 By David Martin    County    July 5, 2018

Firefighters respond to landfill fire

A landfill fire near Manila, Utah, required assistance from the Sweetwater County Fire Department last week. At about 5:30 p.m., Wednesday night, the Manila Fire Department contacted county fire...

 
 By David Martin    City    June 27, 2018

A legislator remembered

Green River lost a beloved teacher and state legislator with the passing of Bill Thompson. Thompson, 80, died Thursday at Mission at Castle Rock Rehabilitation Center. Services took place Wednesday...

 
 By David Martin    County    June 27, 2018

Agreement dies during hearing

A proposed plea agreement fell through Friday afternoon after Ryan Flatten failed to follow through with the guilty pleas as outlined in the agreement. Flatten was arrested earlier this year in...

 
 By David Martin    City    June 20, 2018

Council approves budget

The Green River City Council approved its annual budget Tuesday night, approving a series of proposals setting fees, wages and budget appropriations for the coming fiscal year. The city’s general...

 
 By David Martin    County    June 20, 2018

Fire danger is high now

Scott Kitchner, fire chief at Sweetwater County Fire District No. 1, hopes the upcoming July 4th holiday isn’t like last year. For firefighters throughout the county, the day was filled with fire...

 
 By David Martin    City    June 20, 2018

Fight over gun lead to court charges

A Green River man faces prison time after an alleged scuffle over a gun. Ian Punches, 32, of Green River, was arrested June 16 on charges of possession of a deadly weapon with unlawful intent and...

 

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