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  • Bringing two iconic playwrights together

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Mar 7, 2024

    Anton Chekhov was a Russian Anton Chekhov was a Russian playwright and short story author writing in the late 1800s, known for works like "Uncle Vanya" that deal with topics like change and progress. Neil Simon was an American playwright who wrote mostly during the last half of the 1900s, and is known for comedic plays like "The Odd Couple." So when Simon decided to write a play based on the works of Chekhov, an interesting combination was created in "The Good Doctor." "It has a lot of elements...

  • Wolves basketball finishes season at Regional Tournament

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Mar 7, 2024

    Going into the 4A West Regional Basketball Tournament last weekend, the Green River High School Boys Basketball team was ready to play hard and keep the competition close as they did in their recent games. While they unfortunately came up short with two losses, eliminating them from the tournament and ending their season, the Wolves still persevered and fought hard to the end. Green River's first opponent last Thursday was the Rock Springs Tigers, whom the Wolves had beaten just a week before...

  • Gas chamber discussions

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Feb 29, 2024

    Most people agree that they would rather not see animals in a shelter euthanized. Green River Animal Control is constantly working to realize this goal, and has successfully maintained a "no kill" status, meaning that at least 90% of the animals that go through the shelter are saved. This status gives a 10% margin, recognizing that some animals have medical or behavioral circumstances that warrant humane euthanasia. When it comes to that 10%, however, there has been discussion over how to...

  • Hageman hosts packed-out town hall

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Feb 29, 2024

    Even after extra chairs were set up in the meeting room at White Mountain Library, the crowds kept coming in until the room was packed with Sweetwater County residents, many of whom had to stand in the back to hear U.S. Rep. Harriet Hageman speak. Hageman explained that she made a promise to host a town hall in every county in Wyoming every year, so her stop in Rock Springs last Thursday night was a part of keeping that promise. "As your representative, I am committed to not only representing...

  • "The future looks bright": Greenbelt Task Force plans future projects

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Feb 29, 2024

    For the past three decades, the Green River Greenbelt Task Force has been hard at work to develop the greenbelt, protect the river and wildlife, and continually promote further economic development. The task force was able to complete multiple projects last year, and has even more planned for the future. "We've been working together to enrich the lives of the residents," said John Freeman, the Chairman of the Greenbelt Task Force. "If you look at what we've built in the last 34 years, I think...

  • Wolves keep competition close, celebrate win over Tigers

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Feb 29, 2024

    The Wolves have been working hard and keeping the competition tight as they finished up their regular conference games. Starting last Thursday, the Green River High School Boys Basketball team had their work cut out for them when they took on the Star Valley Braves. "Star Valley is a very good basketball team," Wolves Head Coach Laurie Ivie explained. "They are #1 in the 4A West. They are a well-rounded basketball team full of great shooters." Green River fought to hold their own during the...

  • Things We Love: Green River loves to share history

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Feb 29, 2024

    "History is who we are and why we are the way we are," Historian David McCullough said. From organizations to individuals, Green River loves history, and loves sharing it. One of the main sources of preserving and sharing history in our community is the Sweetwater County Historical Museum. The museum not only provides interesting displays and exhibits for people to check out at any time, but the staff there is constantly coming up with new programs and sharing new information. One of the...

  • Things We Love: Green River loves generosity

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Feb 29, 2024

    One of the best things about living in a small town and a close-knit community is seeing how generosity is demonstrated time and time again. When it comes to pulling together for a good cause, Green River always shows up. Donations and fundraisers are taking place all year long, consistently supporting organizations that give back to the community, as well as rallying together when there is a specific need. Both in getting started strong this year and looking back over accomplishments from last...

  • Putting heads in local beds

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Feb 22, 2024

    Tourism is an important industry for Sweetwater County, and strengthening the local economy by "putting heads in beds" is "the entire purpose of our efforts" for Sweetwater County Travel and Tourism, according to President and CEO Jenissa Meredith. The Sweetwater County Travel and Tourism Board recently released their 2023 Annual Report, and Meredith gave an annual update to the Green River City Council during Tuesday night's meeting. Meredith explained that the Lodging Tax is currently...

  • Pursuing solutions to protect kokanee

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Feb 22, 2024

    Declining rates of kokanee salmon in the Flaming Gorge Reservoir is an ongoing concern, and local fishery managers in the Wyoming Game and Fish Department want to start taking action to address the problem. Green River Fisheries Biologist John Walrath and Regional Fishery Supervisor Robert Keith have been working to gather public input and work on solutions when it comes to protecting the kokanee. They hosted open houses last fall, including a well-attended gathering in Green River. During...

  • Striving for success

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Feb 22, 2024

    Learning, growing, and seeing success is all just part of the experience for the Green River High School Speech and Debate team. The team, along with its new set of coaches at the helm, has been working hard all season and coming away with win after win. "We've been able to take first in whichever class we were in," Head Coach Jericho Morrell said, explaining that schools are sometimes divided into 3A and 4A categories and sometimes simply divided into "large schools" and "small schools."...

  • Wolves take on Evanston and Jackson in close "nail biter" games

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Feb 22, 2024

    The Wolves hit the court ready to play last weekend. After facing some hard defeats the previous week, the Green River High School Boys Basketball team was ready to make the changes they needed as they faced the Evanston Red Devils and the Jackson Hole Broncs - two teams who defeated the Wolves earlier in the first conference games of the season. This time around, the Wolves played hard and held their own until the end in both games, which were "nail biters," according to Head Coach Laurie...

  • Establishing an open line

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Feb 15, 2024

    Seeking to address recent complaints and rumors about ambulance service in Sweetwater County, the Castle Rock Hospital District Board of Trustees and Sweetwater County Board of County Commissioners hosted a joint special meeting last week. The meeting was set up by the commissioners out of a desire to establish more open lines of communication with the Castle Rock board, according to Commission Chairman Keaton West. West noted that the commissioners have received complaints from former and...

  • Local legislators prepare for budget session

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Feb 15, 2024

    While the Wyoming Legislature's 2024 Budget Session is underway, having convened on Monday, February 12, local legislators from Sweetwater County prepared beforehand by receiving feedback from the community. A legislative town hall meeting was hosted by the Sweetwater County GOP at Western Wyoming Community College on February 1, and Rep. J.T. Larson, Rep. Cody Wylie, Rep. Clark Stith, Rep. Tony Niemiec, Rep. Bob Davis, Rep. Scott Heiner, Sen. Stacy Jones, and Sen. John Kolb all gathered to...

  • Distinguishing fact and truth: Actors' Mission presents "Lifespan of a Fact"

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Feb 15, 2024

    In light of society's back and forth conversations regarding "fake news," what is true, and who can be believed, the question of what is fact and what is truth, and if there is a difference when it comes to journalism, is a timely topic. This is the question the Actors' Mission tackles in their latest production, "Lifespan of a Fact." The plays tells the story of an ideological battle between an essayist, John D'Agata, and a fact-checker, Jim Fingal. As Jim attempts to fact check John's article...

  • Protecting and preparing students

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Feb 15, 2024

    Protecting students now and preparing them for the future are two of the priorities of Sweetwater County School District No. 2. Working towards these goals, the school district is hosting presentations from Uprising next week and is continuing to develop Work Based Learning programs through the RIDE grant. Assistant Superintendent Alan Demaret and Superintendent Craig Barringer presented these topics to the SCSD No. 2 Board of Trustees during Tuesday night's meeting. Promoting online safety One...

  • Boys basketball seeks to learn from losses against Riverton and Cody

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Feb 15, 2024

    The Green River High School Boys Basketball team had the chance to play two games at home last weekend when they took on Riverton and Cody, who are ranked second and third in the 4A Northwest Region respectively. While the Wolves put up a good fight, they ultimately came up short in both games. "We faced some tough competition this weekend," Head Coach Laurie Ivie said, "and it's clear that we didn't perform at our best. Every game is an opportunity to learn and grow, and this weekend was no...

  • Storm drains and pickleball

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Feb 8, 2024

    Ice and meltwater drainage concerns, the future of the movie theater building, DCI's investigation of internet crimes against children, and the use of the Recreation Center by pickleball players were all topics of discussion during Tuesday night's City Council meeting. Citizen concerns During the citizen requests and communications portion of the meeting, Green River resident Kevin Kinney came to the council to express some of his recent concerns. First, Kinney asked the council about the sewer...

  • Southwest Wyo. Regional Airport plans for future

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Feb 8, 2024

    While continuing to struggle with pilot shortages and industry challenges, the Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport is looking to the future and hopeful in finding ways forward to continue improving service. Airport Director Devon Brubaker recently gave updates on the airport's current situation and future plans to Sweetwater County residents during an Airport Master Plan Community Meeting and to the county during Tuesday's Board of County Commissioners meeting. The airport has had "another year...

  • Filling a void and continuing a legacy

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Feb 8, 2024

    The loss of Ruth Lauritzen is keenly felt at Golden Hour Senior Center, but Marcia Driggs is doing her best to not only keep the center moving forward but to honor Lauritzen's legacy and impact. Driggs was recently named the executive director of Golden Hour following the passing of Lauritzen. Lauritzen had worked at the senior center for almost two years, having started as executive director in March 2022. She previously worked at the Sweetwater County Historical Museum for 30 years and worked...

  • Wolves win game against Rock Springs Tigers and lose to Trojans

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Feb 8, 2024

    The further into the season they've gone, the tougher the Wolves have been on the court. Last weekend the Green River High School Boys Basketball team continued to take on strong opponents in intense and close games. Last Thursday, Green River headed to Rock Springs for the annual Make-A-Wish game. "Rivalry games are always exciting for the players, coaches, and the community," Head Coach Laurie Ivie said. The Wolves and Tigers faced off, with Green River struggling a little in the beginning. "W...

  • Green River gets first penny press

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Feb 1, 2024

    "We came to check out the penny press." This is what Cambria Menasco said as she, her husband, and their daughter walked into the Green River Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center Tuesday afternoon. They aren't the first to be eager to see the Chamber's penny press machine. The new feature has already been getting lots of attention and excitement. While the penny press has only been at the Visitor Center a little over a week, having arrived on Tuesday, January 23, the idea of bringing a press...

  • Man arrested for alleged drug distribution pleads guilty

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Feb 1, 2024

    Brent Quickenden recently pleaded guilty to multiple counts related to possession and distribution of controlled substances during a hearing in the Third District Court of Judge Suzannah Robinson. Quickenden was arrested May 16, 2023, which was one of many arrests made by the Department of Criminal Investigations (DCI) around the same time frame for drug-related offenses. Quickenden initially appeared before Judge Robinson on June 5, 2023 for an arraignment, where he was advised that he was faci...

  • Cheer and Dance teams make history

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Feb 1, 2024

    When the buses pulled into town on Saturday, accompanied by a police escort and a chorus of cheers and honks, the Green River High School Cheer and Dance teams weren't just bringing home three State Championship titles - they were making history. For the cheer team, bringing home a win in the Coed Stunt category from the State Spirit Competition is exciting, but nothing new. However, bringing home a win in the Game Day category has never happened before. This year, the team brought back both....

  • Green River hosts MathCounts Invitational

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Feb 1, 2024

    The sound of pencils scratching against paper was the only noise to be heard in the Expedition Island Pavilion Friday morning. On Friday afternoon, it was replaced with the sounds of students calling out numbers and cheering one another on. The Green River MathCounts Invitational on Friday saw roughly 100 students from middle schools across Southwest Wyoming come together to compete. The schools that participated included Lincoln Middle School, Rock Springs Junior High School, Evanston Middle...

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