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  • Water rescues and high speed pursuits

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Jun 13, 2024

    Local first responders and law enforcement had several eventful days last week, working together with multiple agencies on calls including water rescues and high speed pursuits. The Green River Fire Department shared information on an incident involving rescuing an adult and juvenile whose canoe had capsized in the Flaming Gorge Reservoir. At approximately 11:40 a.m. on Wednesday, June 5, the Green River Fire Department (GRFD), Castle Rock Ambulance, and the Sweetwater County Sheriff's Departmen... Full story

  • Champion commits to wrestle for Labette

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Jun 13, 2024

    One of Green River High School's championship-winning wrestlers will be making his way across the country to pursue his academic and athletic goals. Spencer Wright recently committed to wrestle with the Labette Community College Cardinals in Parsons, Kansas. After being approached about joining the team, Spencer was able to make the trip to Kansas to check out the school and the area. "It's kind of like Wyoming, just flatter," he said. He noted that Parsons is a small town, and Labette is a scho...

  • BLM remains concerning

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Jun 6, 2024

    Questions over how the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has been making rules and handling decisions continue to concern the Sweetwater County Board of County Commissioners. Commissioner Mary Thoman, in particular, works closely with several federal government groups and the BLM on a number of conservation projects and processes. In her report to the other commissioners during the June 4 meeting, Thoman shared that she has recently been part of several Zoom meetings with federal government...

  • Sharing BMX with the community

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Jun 6, 2024

    "Did you see that jump?" kids called out to one another, racing their bikes up and down the dirt hills. Dozens of child and adult riders, along with family and friends, showed up at the Southwest Wyoming BMX race course on Saturday, enjoying a free ride along the track during the club's open house event. "We really just wanted the opportunity to talk to the community and to share more about the program and what we're here to do," Heather Salinas, the Southwest Wyoming BMX Club president,... Full story

  • Honoring those who sacrificed

    Hannah Romero, Editor|May 30, 2024

    Honoring those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to serve our country is a long-standing tradition in Green River. On Memorial Day, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 2321 and American Legion Tom Whitmore Post 28 hosted their annual ceremony at Riverview Cemetery to recognize the veterans who lost their lives in the line of duty. This year's ceremony also included a special dedication of the new veteran's columbarium that was recently put into place. "We are assembled once again to...

  • Continuing a legacy of service

    Hannah Romero, Editor|May 30, 2024

    Natasha Young knew from an early age that she wanted to join the military. What she didn't know, even when she joined, was that she was continuing a long legacy of military service that stretched out on both sides of her family. That legacy spread through history and around the world until it finally reached all the way to Natasha and an F-35 jet with "Green River, Wyoming" printed on its side. A desire to serve For Green River native Natasha, the desire to serve her country was closely... Full story

  • Funding takes flight

    Hannah Romero, Editor|May 23, 2024

    While both the Sweetwater County Board of County Commissioners and representatives from the Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport expressed frustration about the circumstances surrounding the decision, the county commissioners approved several agreements with the airport to help support and potentially fund plans for the completion of the airport renovation projects that have been delayed. "The gateway to our community is in disarray," Airport Director Devin Brubaker said, explaining the desire to...

  • City takes steps toward UP soil cleanup

    Hannah Romero, Editor|May 23, 2024

    The City of Green River is moving forward with a plan for the Union Pacific Railroad to clean up an area of contaminated soil within the city. During Tuesday night's City Council meeting, a public hearing took place for a proposed language amendment needed to establish a specific boundary of a Restricted Use Control Area Overlay Zone for the area. The council also approved the proposed language amendment on first reading. During the public hearing, Public Works Director Mark Westenskow spoke to...

  • Law enforcement gives and receives support for Police Week

    Hannah Romero, Editor|May 23, 2024

    Local law enforcement was celebrated last week as part of National Police Week, and they also came out to show their support for other organizations, like Special Olympics Wyoming. National Police Week is officially recognized as May 12 through 18, with May 15 being Peace Officers Memorial Day to recognize officers who lost their lives in the line of duty. On Peace Officers Memorial Day, Red White Buffalo hosted the fifth annual National Police Week Memorial Service outside their shop....

  • Athletic couple signs letters of intent for college

    Hannah Romero, Editor|May 23, 2024

    Having been at each other's sides throughout high school, Kale Knezovich and Allysa Drinkle were once again at each other's sides when they each signed their letters of intent to pursue their athletic careers in college. Kale recently signed his letter of intent to wrestle with the National Championship winning Mustangs at Western Wyoming Community College, while Allysa signed her letter of intent to cheer with the Cowboys Spirit Squad at the University of Wyoming. Kale and Allysa have been a...

  • Lady Wolves win State Consolation Championship

    Hannah Romero, Editor|May 23, 2024

    The Green River High School Girls Soccer team started the season as a young group of players with a dream of making it to State and bringing home a trophy. They ended the season last weekend at the State tournament with a trophy in hand after winning the Consolation Championship. The Lady Wolves' State experience started on Thursday with a game against the Douglas Lady Tigers, a team that "is traditionally one of the top two teams in the east," according to Green River Heach Coach Matthew...

  • Graduates step forward into the future

    Hannah Romero, Editor|May 16, 2024

    Over the past week, local students reached a major milestone in their academic careers as they celebrated their graduations from high school and college. Together students, teachers, faculty members, friends and family, and the community gathered to celebrate these accomplishments and offer support and encouragement to those who are taking the next step into their futures. Green River High School celebrated the graduation of 135 seniors on Monday night. Giving the senior class address, Rylie... Full story

  • Skyrocketing towards a golfing dream: Salas signs with Central Wyo.

    Hannah Romero, Editor|May 16, 2024

    Having golfed from the time she started walking, Isabell Salas is now walking out of the Green River High School Golf program with shattered records and piles of accolades behind her. And her next steps are taking her towards a future in the sport she loves. Isabel recently signed her letter of intent to golf at Central Wyoming College in Riverton. "I definitely had other options, some may say better options," Isabell admitted. "But I met Coach Neuman for the first time mid-winter this year,...

  • The life-changing gift of a shoebox

    Hannah Romero, Editor|May 16, 2024

    When Evangeline Franzon was 13 years old, she was living next to a giant trash heap on a small island in the Philippines. But when she was handed a colorful shoebox with a glittery notebook inside, the course of her life changed. "Who would have thought that a girl who grew up in a dump site would be standing right here in front of you right now, in Green River, Wyoming," Evangeline told a small crowd gathered in the Green River Assembly of God Church last Thursday. Holding a colorful shoebox fr... Full story

  • Paving the way for progress

    Hannah Romero, Editor|May 9, 2024

    The Green River City Council is taking steps to move forward on a number of projects, including putting on Flaming Gorge Days, paving East Third North Street, replacing Riverside Memorial Park's playground equipment, and more. Flaming Gorge Days preparation With the council having previously approved agreements with different entities for different aspects of Flaming Gorge Days, plans for the event at the end of June have been moving forward. The City Council took another step to secure more...

  • Commission considers ambulance, roads

    Hannah Romero, Editor|May 9, 2024

    Some plans the county has previously worked on have been going well, while other plans for the future are still looking for more input. During this week's Sweetwater County Board of County Commissioners meeting, discussions included both updates on topics including ambulance service and camping in Pioneer Trails Park, as well as overviews of projects regarding the future of certain county roads. A quarterly update from Castle Rock Ambulance Service was presented during the meeting. Ambulance...

  • Time travelers in Green River

    Hannah Romero, Editor|May 9, 2024

    As Ruby Sunday steps out of the TARDIS, she enters a lush prehistoric world, standing on a cliff overlooking a broad river with waterfalls and groups of roaming dinosaurs. As she admires everything in amazement after having traveled back in time, the Doctor explains where they are. "The TARDIS stands for Time And Relative Dimension in Space. So we've moved location as well. This will be North America. One day this is Wyoming. Little town called Green River." This exchange happens in the first... Full story

  • Skyline Trail Project breaks ground

    Hannah Romero, Editor|May 9, 2024

    With the wind blowing and a shaggy group of mule deer watching from a distance, a group of people gathered on South Hill last Thursday and dug their golden shovels into the ground. With that, the Skyline Trail Project officially began. The Skyline Trail is an extension of the current Greenbelt Trail System, as well as a collaboration between the Green River Greenbelt Task Force (GBTF) and several community partners who came together to make it happen. The trail will begin on Upland Way with a... Full story

  • A story about connection

    Hannah Romero, Editor|May 9, 2024

    Detective Chuck DeSantis is investigating the disappearance of flamboyant 14-year-old Leonard Pelkey. He talks to important people in Leonard's life and community, from his feisty aunt to his British drama teacher to a Mafia widow with a pair of binoculars who spots Leonard's trademark rainbow converse. This is the story told in "The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey," the newest play from the Actors' Mission. The catch is, all nine distinct characters are played by one actor. The one-man... Full story

  • Girls Soccer beats Pinedale, prepares for last games

    Hannah Romero, Editor|May 9, 2024

    With another decisive victory under their belt, the Lady Wolves are now looking forward to the last two games of the conference season and what those games could mean for their position in the State tournament. The Green River High School Girls Soccer team headed to Pinedale last Friday to take on the Lady Wranglers. After having beaten Pinedale at the start of the season, the Lady Wolves came away with an even greater victory this time, winning 11-0. Even with such a strong score, it was still...

  • Wyo. is angry with the EPA

    Hannah Romero, Editor|May 2, 2024

    Recently, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized its Clean Power Plan 2.0 regulations, including issuing a suite of final rules that would cut down on coal production. Wyoming leaders and lawmakers reacted strongly to the new rules, expressing their anger and their intent to fight against the regulations. On April 25, the EPA released the final rules, explaining in a press release that the purpose of the new regulations is to "reduce pollution from fossil fuel-fired... Full story

  • GRHS students show what they're capable of

    Hannah Romero, Editor|May 2, 2024

    From building a nightstand in eight hours to running through a first aid scenario to creating intricate works of art, Green River High School students recently demonstrated and were recognized for their talents at the annual State Art Symposium and Wyoming SkillsUSA Championships. The State Art Symposium took place in Casper April 17-19, and Wyoming SkillsUSA took place in Casper April 22-24. Work from both events was displayed in the Industrial and Fine Art Fair in the main gym of the high scho... Full story

  • Champion swimmer signs with Grizzlies

    Hannah Romero, Editor|May 2, 2024

    One of the Lady Wolves' championship swimmers will be jumping into the water in Colorado. Green River High School Senior Brianna Uhrig recently signed her letter of intent to swim for the Grizzlies at Adams State University in Alamosa, Colorado. Uhrig explained that she had reached out to a few different colleges as she considered where to go. Adams State responded and she got to take a tour of the school. "I really enjoyed the campus and the area, and the coach is awesome," Uhrig said. "And...

  • Lady Wolves are "controlling their own destiny"

    Hannah Romero, Editor|May 2, 2024

    With three more wins added to their record, the Lady Wolves are headed toward their goal of competing at State. Over the weekend, the Green River High School Girls Soccer team faced off with the same teams they played the weekend before, only this time they got to play on their own turf. "We definitely played a lot better in both games than we did on the previous weekend," Head Coach Matthew Robles said. On Friday, Green River hosted a game against the Lyman Lady Eagles. While the coaches...

  • Awarding excellence

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Apr 25, 2024

    Green River is a community full of individuals and businesses that work together for the benefit of everyone. Once a year, specific members of the community are recognized for their impact and contributions. This year Green River Chamber of Commerce Awards Luncheon was hosted last Wednesday, and a large crowd gathered to recognize the award recipients. Distinguished Citizen of the Year The Distinguished Citizen of the Year award was given to Krista Kraft in recognition of her hard work...

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