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 By David Martin    County    September 19, 2018 

County checks used in scam

The Sweetwater County Treasurer’s Office is the target of a scam involving fraudulent checks sent to people across the country. As of Tuesday, six checks have been cashed, totaling $15,400. The...

 

Playing with Power: The doctor is in

“Now you’re playing with power!” Nintendo always pushed the idea of its Nintendo Entertainment System as a powerful game system. At the time it was cutting edge technology, but compared to now,...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    September 19, 2018 

GRHS tennis duos play well at Regionals

The high school tennis season is in its final week, with teams across Wyoming preparing for the state tournament in Gillette. Many of Green River High School’s doubles teams will have good seeding...

 

Wolves tennis defeats 2 Cheyenne teams

The Green River High School tennis team took on the three Cheyenne high schools at home over the weekend, which ended in two victories and the team’s first conference defeat. Securing victories...

 

Candidates file expenditure reports: thousands spent

A lot of money was spent by candidates prior to the August Primary Election. As their campaigns progress, candidates are required to report the contributions they made and received to their campaign...

 

Hall of fame inductees honored

Some of Green River High School’s most accomplished alumni were honored Friday night during the annual Green River High School Hall of Fame recognition and induction ceremony. Taking place at halfti...

 

A gift to the President

When President Donald Trump was elected to office nearly two years ago, he was the answer to one Green River resident's prayers. "We needed a President who would shake the country up and get us on...

 

Tennis team rocks the Tigers

Meeting for the second time in as many weeks, the Green River High School tennis team walked off the court with a win against the Rock Springs Tigers. The varsity players for both the girls and boys s...

 

Yearning for better political discourse

I had an interesting experience a few weeks ago. I was involved in a political conversation between people of differing political beliefs and it was surprisingly pleasant. In 2018, political...

 
 By David Martin    County    August 29, 2018

Center may move from RS

Moving the backup dispatch center in Rock Springs to a new home at the Sweetwater County Justice Center could be costly for the Sweetwater County Combined Communications Joint Powers Board. The...

 
 By David Martin    City    August 29, 2018

Food program evolves over 9 years

Nine years has meant a world of difference to Sweetwater County School District No. 2’s Nutrition Services department. Linda Martin, director of nutrition services, discussed the program’s growth...

 
 By David Martin    County    August 29, 2018

Candidates file for boards

Eight candidates have filed to seek election to the Sweetwater County School District No. 2 Board of Trustees. Three positions are up for election with incumbents John Malone and Robin Steiss seeking...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    August 29, 2018

Team building a major focus

“We don’t have a lot of kids, but we have a lot of good kids,” Green River High School’s head cross country coach Craig Leavitt said about his team. Leavitt said he’s working on building...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    August 29, 2018

Runners impress at GR invite

Green River High School's cross country team had a good early-season run during their annual invitational meet Friday. Head coach Craig Leavitt said both the boys' group and the Lady Wolves' lone comp...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    August 29, 2018

Football season starts

The Green River High School football team’s season officially begins Friday with a home game against the Lander Valley Tigers. The game takes place at 7 p.m., at Wolves Stadium. The Wolves are...

 
 By David Martin    County    August 22, 2018

Voters oust Kolb Tues.

In the end, all the signs and balloons didn’t help John Kolb get elected to a third term. Kolb was fourth overall in the Republican Primary for Sweetwater County Commissioner, being defeated...

 
 By David Martin    County    August 22, 2018

Gordon loses county, wins state

While Sweetwater County voters sided with Foster Friess in the Republican Primary Election, GOP voters across the state decided State Treasurer Mark Gordon would be their choice for Governor of...

 
 By David Martin    County    August 15, 2018

Agencies seek impact funds

A new transmission line project cutting through southwest Wyoming will bring workers to the area, as well as impact funding to four counties. Last week, representatives of various local governments...

 
 By David Martin    County    August 15, 2018

Criticism mounts for Bank of the West

The Sweetwater County Commissioners aren’t the only ones upset with Bank of the West’s announcement to not fund certain oil-and-gas industry businesses. U.S. Sen. John Barrasso and Wyoming...

 
 By David Martin    City    August 15, 2018

Rudoff won't seek re-election

A 16-year member of the Sweetwater County School District No. 2 Board of Trustees will not be seeking re-election. Trustee Ann Rudoff announced she would not seek re-election in the upcoming general...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    August 15, 2018

Wolves begin tennis season

The Green River High School Tennis team had its first meet of the season during the weekend, taking on Jackson and Riverton. “We played well against Jackson and Riverton,” head coach Phil Harder s...

 
 By David Martin    City    August 8, 2018

Fires break out in Green River and Rock Springs

Fires in both Green River and Rock Springs kept area firefighters busy during the past few days. In Green River, the Green River Fire Department responded to an ATV fire Monday evening. According to...

 
 By David Martin    City    August 8, 2018

Police department hosts National Night Out

Residents will have a chance to meet some of Green River’s police officers Saturday as the department hosts its annual National Night Out festivities. According to Green River Police Chief Tom...

 
 By David Martin    Opinion    August 8, 2018

Playing with Power: A ninja's long journey

“Now you’re playing with power!” Nintendo’s marketing in the 80s always focused on power. The company’s magazine was named “Nintendo Power.” Some of the company’s television advertisin...

 
 By David Martin    County    August 1, 2018

Sweetwater County burns

Several large wildfires started in Sweetwater County, burning thousands of acres of land. According to Sweetwater County Fire Warden Mike Bournazian, multiple wildfires were reported Saturday,...

 

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