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 By Lexi Mitchell    People    August 15, 2019 

Summer fun with the library

The Sweetwater County Library hosted their end of summer event last Wednesday. The mini medieval faire included crowns, swords, shields, cotton candy, tattoos, renaissance games and archery. Youth Ser...

 
 By Lexi Mitchell    People    August 8, 2019

First time's the charm for Green River girl

Brylee Price won grand champion in the junior showmanship division while showing off her rabbit to the judge on Friday morning. This is her first year participating in 4-H with her eight-month-old...

 
 By Lexi Mitchell    People    August 8, 2019

Hard work pays off

Delaney Gardea, a junior at Green River High School, participated in 4-H and FFA events at the fair this past week. This is Gardea's fifth year in 4-H. She entered into six events: cake decorating,...

 
 By Lexi Mitchell    People    August 1, 2019

Kids show sidewalk chalk creativity

The city's clock tower's sidewalk is full of vibrant colorful drawings from the youth. Last week, the Sweetwater County Library hosted its third annual Chalk it Up! event. They had music playing and...

 
 By Lexi Mitchell    City    July 25, 2019

City combats mosquitos

The mosquitoes are in full force this summer and the city is fighting back. Green River Parks and Recreation Director Brad Raney, sent out a press release in June about the city’s plan to control the mosquitoes. The plan includes eliminating...

 
 By Lexi Mitchell    People    July 25, 2019

Women celebrating women

A mother-daughter duo hosted their first book launching party as co-authors on Thursday night. Brigida R. Blasi and Christine Alethea Williams’ book “Women in Sweetwater County” celebrates women who made an impact in the southwest region of...

 
 By Lexi Mitchell    People    July 25, 2019

GRHS student to sing at state fair

Dakotah Houchin Beck will take her singing talent to the Wyoming State Fair in August. After coming in third place at the Futures Farmers of America’s talent show in April, Beck, a 17-year-old senior at Green River High School, readies herself to...

 
 By Lexi Mitchell    People    July 18, 2019

Kids entertained at show

Dancing, bubbles and fun were rampant at Centennial Park Wednesday afternoon. As part of the Sweetwater County Library's summer line-up, The Micah and Me Music Show entertained kids and adults for...

 
 By Lexi Mitchell    City    July 18, 2019

Music festival returns Fri.

The Mansface Mountain Music Festival will kick off its second year this weekend. The festival, hosted by the Muley Fanatics Foundation, begins at 11 a.m., Friday and Saturday. The group is excited to still have its musical line up both nights with...

 
 By Lexi Mitchell    Sports    July 18, 2019

U18 softball brings home state

Green River Chaos took the state championship in Casper last weekend. They played six games in a bracket style tournament winning four of the six to become the reigning champions. The last game pitted them against local rivals the Rock Springs Storm...

 
 By Lexi Mitchell    City    July 10, 2019

Green River sees impact from FGD

Flaming Gorge Days has always been a staple in Green River and some businesses are feeling the effects. Most of the excitement was at Expedition Island, but according to the owner of Sweetwater Trophies, Mike Frink, he could feel the difference and...

 
 By Lexi Mitchell    People    July 10, 2019

4-H members prepare pigs for fair

4-H'ers learn valuable life skills while raising animals for the Sweetwater County Fair. Most residents look forward to the fair each year for Wyoming's Big Show, but for these kids it's the time...

 
 By Lexi Mitchell    People    July 3, 2019

GR Farmer's Market returns

Returning favorites and a few new faces will kick off the farmer’s market next week. The Green River Farmer’s Market begins July 10 and will run until Sept. 11 on Roosevelt Street. The market will welcome four new vendors with 15 returning to...

 
 By Lexi Mitchell    County    June 26, 2019

RV rally brings big business

People from around the country and Canada traveled to Sweetwater County to participate in the Tiffin RV Rally, which took place at the Sweetwater County Events Complex. Sweetwater County Events Complex marketing and events coordinator Lena Warren...

 
 By Lexi Mitchell    People    June 19, 2019

Summer food program open to all

For a fourth year in a row, a free summer food program continues to serve the community. Linda Martin, Sweetwater County School District No. 2 nutrition service director, and Leah Kenison, nutrition service assistant director, have implemented the...

 
 By Lexi Mitchell    People    June 19, 2019

Sword fighters perform for GR children

Dueling Dames, a feisty mother-daughter duo, used humor and education in their performance at Centennial Park. This performance was part of the Sweetwater County Library summer lineup last Thursday. The Dueling Dames, Victoria and Carson Goring,...

 
 By Lexi Mitchell    City    June 19, 2019

Summer road work begins

It's that time of year again: road construction. Public Works Director, Mark Westenskow outlined the city road work for the summer. Downtown has already begun the slurry seal project. They have...

 
 By Lexi Mitchell    People    June 12, 2019

Family history fuels passion

Denny Pace’s family history created a lifelong passion in World War II reenactment. Pace, a Green River resident, recalls watching war documentaries with his dad, Presley Pace, while growing up. He remembers slowly beginning to enjoy them more...

 
 By Lexi Mitchell    City    June 12, 2019

Fawn saved from storm drain

Quick action by city workers saved a newly-born fawn that fell in a rain gutter Monday morning. Jackie Finch was traveling down Nolan Street with her granddaughter, Aaliyah Byrd, when a doe and her...

 
 By Lexi Mitchell    City    June 5, 2019

Community garden established in GR

Jennifer Edelmayer's lifelong dream to bring a community garden to Green River is coming true. The Wild Sage Garden will be a community-based garden open to everyone. The Edelmayer family donated acre...

 
 By Lexi Mitchell    People    June 5, 2019

Children enjoy a day in space

More than 300 people attended the Sweetwater County Library's summer kick-off event. Last Wednesday, the library in association with the Board of Cooperative Educational Services program created a...

 
 By Lexi Mitchell    People    May 29, 2019

Green River seniors kick up their feet

Every Tuesday and Thursday, a small group of women gather together to learn new line dances and catch up with one another. Line dancing leader Debbie Leathers who has been dancing for more than 30...

 
 By Lexi Mitchell    Opinion    May 29, 2019

Summer homecoming

This summer, I, Lexi Mitchell, will intern at the Green River Star. As a communication major at the University of Wyoming, I jumped at the chance to return to the town I spent 10 years of my life residing. While I grew up a little south of Green...

 

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