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Election finances reported

A few candidates reported raising and spending several thousands of dollars in their election bids, according to campaign finance documents reviewed by the Green River Star. Candidates are required to...

 

RSPD use of force justified

A shooting involving the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office and the Rock Springs Police Department was ruled a justified use of force by Sweetwater County Attorney Daniel Erramouspe. According to a...

 

Peek a Boo helps toddlers learn

Anyone stopping by the Sweetwater County Library Monday morning would have seen a small group of toddlers and their parents playing Peek a Boo. According to Becky Iwen, the youth services manager at...

 

Children win firefighter coloring contest

A number of Green River children received awards for their artwork during the Green River City Council meeting Tuesday night. The children competed in a coloring contested hosted by the Green River...

 

Wolves earn coaches' recognition

Five Wolves received All Conference honors in football, with three making All State, according to a list released by the Wyoming Coaches Association. Erik Gwaltney, Kyle Ivie, Anthony Johnson,...

 

Playing with Power: A night in Dracula's castle

I originally intended to run this in October, since Halloween factors perfectly into a game featuring Dracula and other well-known monsters. With the elections, I opted to hold off because allowing...

 
 By David Martin    City    November 21, 2018

Trash rate increase approved

The Green River City Council approved a request to increase residents solid waste bills from Wyoming Waste Management Tuesday night. The move allows the company to charge an increase to residents...

 

Emails reveal MHSC discussion

Emails sent amongst members of the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County board of trustees show how board members came to a decision regarding its withdrawal of funds from Bank of the West. An...

 
 By David Martin    City    November 21, 2018

Girl saved at aquatics center

A summer lifeguard was credited with saving a swim student earlier this year. The lifeguard, Ayden Powers, was recognized by the Sweetwater County School District No. 2 Board of Trustees last week for...

 
 By David Martin    City    November 14, 2018

Board approves contracts

The Sweetwater County School District No. 2 Board of Trustees approved its contracts with Superintendent Donna Little-Kaumo and Assistant Superintendent Jamie Christensen Tuesday night. The board adde...

 
 By David Martin    City    November 14, 2018

Streets are a concern for city

While the city has done great things with streets like Hitching Post and Second South, a lot more work remains according to Mark Westenskow, director of public works for the city. Westenskow said the...

 

City hosts volleyball tourney

The city will host its annual Tough Turkey Volleyball Tournament this weekend at the Green River Recreation Center. According to Kevin Sadler, recreation supervisor at the GRRC, 16 teams will compete...

 

Middle schoolers work hard in the pool

If you ask Randy Walker, he'd say swimming is sport in its purest form. He advises his middle-school swimmers that other swimmers aren't the people they're competing against. They should focus on...

 

The reason for their defeat

With the General Election officially over, Sweetwater County will have two new commissioners starting next year. A lot can be learned in the defeat suffered by John Kolb and Reid West. Before I...

 
 By David Martin    City    November 7, 2018

Garbage rates may increase

Green River residents might see a garbage bill in 2019 if the city council approves a request from Wyoming Waste Systems. A vote on the increase was listed on the Council’s agenda Monday night, but...

 

A red wave hits the county

Republicans made huge gains in Sweetwater County Tuesday night. All three Republicans vying for seats on the Sweetwater County Board of County Commissioners won their electoral bids, while the...

 
 By David Martin    City    November 7, 2018

Council, school board get new faces

Both the Green River City Council and the Sweetwater County School District No. 2 Board of Trustees will have some new blood coming in. While Mayor Pete Rust and Councilman Gary Killpack will receive...

 

Property attracts truck stop

Two parcels of land west of Green River could be the home of a Love’s Travel Stop in the future. The parcels, located along Highway 374 and near Exit 85 on Interstate 80, will be the focus of a...

 

Senator's bill impacts Fontenelle Reservoir

A bill passed in Washington, D.C., will impact the Fontenelle Reservoir. Provisions in the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 will allow for the expansion of water storage at the reservoir,...

 

Wolves' season ends in Cody

Despite a strong showing by the Wolves, their football season ended in Cody Friday night, losing their final game against the defending state champions 24-20. While the game started with a scoreless...

 

Museum is important to GR

It takes a lot to create a community. There are a lot of pieces that fit together and create the Green River we love. It’s more than the sum of its parts. We have excellent schools and library...

 

Property ownership questioned

A question submitted to panelists at a candidate forum resulted in warranty deeds filed at the Sweetwater County Courthouse changing ownership of property in Green River. During the Sweetwater County...

 

Vote approaches for lodging tax

As the General Election approaches, candidates are looking to promote themselves as much as possible in the final weeks leading to Nov. 6. Aside from candidates for Green River City Council and...

 
 By David Martin    City    October 24, 2018

Jackson school lives on under Region V BOCES

Editor’s Note: Stephanie Thompson, the Star’s People Editor, is a member of the Region V BOCES Board, representing the Sweetwater County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees. The entrance doesn...

 
 By David Martin    City    October 17, 2018

College program offered at GRHS

A cooperative program between Green River High School and Western Wyoming Community College aims to help students complete their first year of college by the time they graduate. The middle college...

 

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