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Residents' opinions mixed on upcoming tax initiative

As election day looms closer for a 1% general purpose sales tax in Sweetwater County, efforts to sway voters are intensifying. Signs paid for by the Sweetwater GOP urging votes against the tax can be seen in Green River and Rock Springs while a maile...

 
 By Hannah Romero    County    October 21, 2021 

Commissioners approve grants

Sweetwater County will receive funds to provide a new bomb squad trailer and help with emergency management.  During Tuesday’s meeting, the county commissioners approved grant agreement documents...

 
 By Hannah Romero    People    October 21, 2021 

Hope and healing: bringing attention to pregnancy and infant loss awareness Month

October is a month of awareness for multiple causes, but one that is often overlooked is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. The tragedy of losing a baby affects one in four women and impacts...

 

Advocating for missing indigenous peoples

The story of Gabby Petito — a young woman who went missing in Wyoming and was found murdered — has gained national attention over the past few months. But for some, it has also drawn attention to...

 

Faith and Blue event seeks to develop community partnerships

Although Sweetwater County is a small community, it's not immune to feeling the effects of national unrest - such as the tensions between law enforcement and the public that have come to the...

 

Actors' Mission presents "Beer for Breakfast" this weekend

Friendship, the challenges of aging, and a battle of the sexes are all at the heart of "Beer for Breakfast," the Actors' Mission's newest production opening this weekend. The play tells the story of...

 

Swimmers 'tuning up' to stay on top

The Green River High School swim team has had an impressive season so far, and they're "tuning up" to face the last three weeks.  The Lady Wolves brought home another win last weekend when they faced...

 

YWCA shines a light on domestic violence in Oct.

The purple lights currently illuminating the trees by the clock tower have a specific purpose — shining a light on the issue of domestic violence and spreading the message of awareness and...

 

Journal seeks to inspire creativity

Hoping to inspire the community’s creative spark and submissions for its literary journal, Western Wyoming Community College plans to host workshops throughout the semester. “Boars Tusk” is a...

 

Kids treated to freeze-dried candies

Exclamations of excitement, surprise and occasionally disgust filled the multipurpose room in the library last Thursday as a group of teenagers conducted a blind taste test of freeze-dried candy....

 
 By Hannah Romero    City    October 7, 2021

Paint the Town Pink raises cancer awareness

When you drive past the clock tower this month, you'll notice a display with colorful ribbons and a sign with the words "encouraging the fighters, supporting the survivors, remembering the taken."...

 
 By Hannah Romero    City    October 7, 2021

SEDC teams up with Wild Sage Market

The Sweetwater Economic Development Coalition and Wild Sage Market are teaming up to work together on Wild Sage Market’s goal to start a co-op grocery store in Green River.  Kayla McDonald from...

 

GR educator named Wyo. Teacher of the Year

When Brittney Montgomery showed up to Harrison Elementary School last Thursday, she was expecting another normal day of teaching first grade. She didn't know that after the morning Pledge of...

 

"Dear Evan Hansen" is beautiful in its complexity

If you go see “Dear Evan Hansen” (and you should), bring a box of tissues and an open mind.  “Dear Evan Hansen” has been one of my favorite Broadway musicals since I first listened to the...

 

Grubb announces departure from county library system

Sometimes living without regret means making big decisions.  This is true for Jason Grubb, who announced last week he is resigning from his position as the Sweetwater County Library System director....

 

Swimmers continue their winning ways

The Green River High School swim team is staying strong with mostly wins at the midpoint of the season.  The team brought home two more wins last weekend, beating Lander at their dual meet on Sept....

 

Western combats COVID-19 with mask order, clinics

Since starting the fall semester, Western Wyoming Community College has made efforts to hold a mostly-normal semester while responding to the rising numbers of COVID-19 in the community and...

 

Rock garden offers a retreat for resident

If you drive up to Castle Rock Rehabilitation Center and the Villa, a small patch of trees at the front of the parking lot might draw your attention. You might notice the eclectic lawn ornaments,...

 

Girls golf takes second place at State

After a strong season, the Green River High School golf team came away from the 3A State Championship in Lander last weekend with a very strong showing. Three All-State golfers among the girls were...

 

GHSC hopes to balance safety and staying open 

As cases of COVID-19 continue to rise throughout Sweetwater County, Golden Hour Senior Center is working to both keep people safe and continue to offer meals and activities.  Although the senior...

 

Blake named labor leader of 2020

Stan Blake was chosen to receive the Labor Leader of the Year award at the Wyoming State AFL-CIO convention last weekend.  The AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial...

 

Golfers maintain lead heading to state

The Green River High School golf team is headed to the state tournament next weekend after a strong season, with the girls leading the way. The girls team has won all but one tournament this season....

 

20 years later: Remembering and learning from 9/11

“Where were you when the world stopped turning that September day?”  This question is famously asked in the Alan Jackson song “Where were you,” and is a question still discussed and reflected...

 

'Shang-Chi' stands alone and stands out

“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” may be the latest addition to the ever-growing Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), but it can be enjoyed by anyone, from the dedicated Marvel fan to those...

 

Swimmers win home meet, hope to keep doing their best

The Green River High School girls swim team is looking forward to the rest of the season, especially after winning both days of their home meet last weekend. The Green River Invite Sept. 3 and 4 was...

 

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