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 By Hannah Romero    County    February 2, 2023 

UW builds partnerships

The University of Wyoming is always looking for more ways to improve their partnerships with community colleges and businesses throughout the state, including Western Wyoming Community College and...

 
 By Hannah Romero    People    February 2, 2023 

Winter activities, winter difficulties

Winter sports and activities in Wyoming face unique challenges, including trying to travel to compete when roads are treacherous and can close at any time. Several of the Green River High School...

 

Speech and Debate team brings home wins from across the state

The Green River High School Speech and Debate team has kept busy this month, traveling across the state to compete in multiple tournaments - and bringing home a championship title, a coaching award, a... Full story

 

Taking the stage

I can't remember what my first play was, because I've been going to plays for as long as I can remember. Probably one of my earliest memories of going to a play was when my Grandma Middlemas took me... Full story

 

We're all mad here at the library

The Sweetwater County Library will be transformed into the mad world of Lewis Carroll's classic books with its Escape Room to Wonderland and this weekend's Alice in Wonderland Party. These events are...

 

Music for Vets rocks out and raises funds

Almost 700 people packed into the Island Pavilion last Saturday night and rocked out to five different bands, all to raise money to support veterans. This year was the ninth annual Music for Vets, a...

 

Getting down to business in 2023

Government business for the new year got underway when returning incumbents and newly elected officials got to work this week during the Board of County Commissioners meeting Tuesday morning and...

 

Trona Valley FCU donates $10,000 to McKenzie Home project

Bringing the McKenzie Home to the old Washington Square school building is still an ongoing project, but progress is being made, especially with donations like Trona Valley Federal Credit Union's...

 

Year in Review: Looking back at 2022

While facing challenges in 2022, Green River and Sweetwater County showed resilience and demonstrated how the community continually comes together to help one another and keep growing stronger. While...

 

The contributions of a community: People in 2022

A community is made up of its people, and in Green River and Sweetwater County, the community is made up of people who consistently achieve excellence and work hard to make improvements for everyone....

 

High school sports teams persevere in 2022

Wrestling Facing challenges and tough competition, the Wolves wrestling team persevered through the season and ended up sending 15 wrestlers to the State tournament. At the tournament, eight wrestlers...

 

Natrium reactor project delayed

TerraPower's president and CEO Chris Levesque recently announced the Natrium demonstration plant project set to be built in Kemmerer will be delayed by at least two years. "While the announcement of...

 

County wraps 2022

The Sweetwater County Board of County Commissioners finished up their business for the year during Tuesday’s meeting, which was also the last meeting for three of the current commissioners. During...

 

GRHS band brings joy through music

Students at Green River High School are often involved in a number of activities, from sports to speech and debate to theater. But one of the main activities is sometimes overlooked - often because...

 

Support for single mothers

The first time Debra Moerke saw the old Washington Square building, she was part of the funeral procession for her five-year-old granddaughter.  Grieving the loss of little McKenzie to cancer,... Full story

 

Lie to them

In an effort to find more efficient and cost-effective lie detection techniques, the Green River Police Department, Rock Springs Police Department, and Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office are...

 

Tale as old as Christmastime

Last weekend I was sitting in the Broadway Theater in Rock Springs, but my heart was transported back to Victorian London. I watched characters I've known for as long as I can remember bring one of... Full story

 

Commissioners expand PIO duties

The Sweetwater County Board of County Commissioners is hoping to improve county-wide communication by expanding the duties of the Public Relations Director for the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s...

 

A new version of an old story

While the story of Ebenezer Scrooge's redemption is a well-known Christmas classic, The Horizon Theater's production of "A Christmas Carol: A New Musical" will be both the regional premiere of a new...

 

Arts Council hosts inaugural Light Fest

Christmas lights, hot cocoa, and a photo-op with the Clauses will all be part of the Green River Arts Council's first annual Light Fest this weekend. "The Arts Council is always looking for different... Full story

 
 By Hannah Romero    City    December 8, 2022

GR Animal Control offers pet microchipping event

Those who need to get their pets microchipped or need help registering their pets’ microchips are invited to attend Green River Animal Control’s Holiday Microchip Event this Saturday, Dec. 10,...

 

Expanding arts opportunities through filmmaking at GRHS

A stranger sits alone in a diner, but every time they order food they disappear before the waitress can bring it to them. When the waitress starts to question the stranger's mysterious nature, she...

 

Shop small

For many people, Thanksgiving goes hand-in-hand with Black Friday, the following day (or sometimes Thanksgiving night) when crowds rush to stores to get deals and do their Christmas shopping. Another...

 

Which came first: the turkey or the tree?

The holidays are here! But it seems to be increasingly less clear - or at least more debated - which holidays should be celebrated when.  Growing up, holidays weren't as extended as they are today,... Full story

 

Speech and debate hosts tournament

The high school was bustling last weekend. A group of freshmen was running around the school carrying radios with Dan Parson "barking orders" at them while they tabulated results, organized rounds,...

 

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