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 By Olivia Kennah    Opinion    June 22, 2016

Delicious and easy JELLO fruit salad

I've helped my mom cook for years, mainly acting as her sous-chef. One of my first memories of helping my mom in the kitchen is when we made our very first batch of JELLO fruit salad. A coworker gave...

 
 By Olivia Kennah    People    June 15, 2016

Summer program takes on string art

The BOCES Adventure Challenge group enjoyed working on an art project June 8 as part of the two-week activity program. Adventure Challenge is sponsored by Sweetwater BOCES and takes place the first...

 
 By Olivia Kennah    City    June 15, 2016

Commissioner seeks another term

Sweetwater County Commissioner Don Van Matre is running for re-election this year in hopes of continuing his service to the county. Van Matre has been a commissioner for six years and he enjoys his work with his co-commissioners, which is one of the...

 
 By Olivia Kennah    County    June 8, 2016

Summer heat may bring brush fires

Summer is approaching, but with the rise in temperatures comes a rise in possible fire danger. Fires need fuel to start and spread, and with the moisture the area has received recently, the plant life has had great opportunity to grow. “It depends...

 

A passion for cheer continues at UW

"I was hoping they would be open," University of Wyoming freshman cheerleader Tayler Irving says of the closed café in Coe Library at the University of Wyoming. It's 9:30 a.m. and Tayler sits on a co...

 
 By Olivia Kennah    City    August 19, 2015

Police seek graffiti vandals

The Green River Police Department is currently investigating recent reports of vandalism to local businesses and vehicles. According to Green River Police Department Det. Luke Benson, sometime around July 27 and 28 during the night or early morning,...

 

Seniors travel to Riverton

Green River seniors will get a chance to try their hands at table games and the one-armed bandits in Riverton this weekend. The Golden Hour Senior Center attendees will head off to Riverton this Saturday for their Casino Day Trip. The center goes to...

 
 By Olivia Kennah    City    August 12, 2015

River Festival brings fun to Expedition Island

The 14th Annual River Festival will provide lots of family fun as summer comes to a close. The festival will take place Friday and Saturday at Expedition Island. Both days are filled with fun activities, and there is something for everyone to enjoy....

 

Ain't no mountain high enough?

Every summer since 2009, my uncle, dad, brother and I go on a hike, and every summer I wonder why I let my family drag me up these godforsaken mountains. My first trip was to the Wind River Range. The goal was to hike up Fremont Peak. I did not...

 
 By Olivia Kennah    City    July 22, 2015

GR animal control aims to educate

The Green River Animal Control Shelter has several roles in the community, but their ultimate goal in every situation is to care for the animals. They are part of the police department and all calls dealing with animal situations go to them. They...

 
 By Olivia Kennah    City    July 15, 2015

Weather doesn't stop GR farmers market

The sky was gray but it didn't stop the community from checking out the Green River Farmers Market. The first farmers market of the summer was last week. There were quite a few local vendors as well...

 
 By Olivia Kennah    People    July 15, 2015

GHSC seniors think back on floods

Do you remember a time Green River was flooded? Most of the folks at the Golden Hour Senior Center couldn’t recall a time Green River was really flooded. They remember a few flash floods and also times when the river was a little too high for comfo...

 
 By Olivia Kennah    Opinion    July 8, 2015

Travelling 1,600 feet below ground

We just kept dropping and dropping and dropping until we were 1,600 feet into the Earth. Tuesday, fellow reporter Lillian Palmer and I went into the TATA Chemicals Green River Facility. In reality, the ride in the shaft lasted about two and a half...

 
 By Olivia Kennah    Business    July 8, 2015

GR Business has ground-breaking ceremony

By OLIVIA KENNAH Staff Writer The business park on Commerce Drive will finally reach its potential with the help of Desert View Eye Care. Desert View Eye Care had its ground breaking ceremony July 1 for a new and improved office. Mayor Pete Rust...

 
 By Olivia Kennah    County    July 8, 2015

Fourteenth annual International Day events set for Saturday

Rock Springs, the Home of 56 Nationalities, is hosting its 14th annual International Day Saturday. International Day is an event that celebrates the many different cultures that are present in the area. The event features a wide range of...

 
 By Olivia Kennah    People    July 8, 2015

GR seniors gather for annual picnic

The day was full of barbecuing and good conversation for the Golden Hour Senior Center. The GHSC hosted its annual Picnic in the Park last Wednesday at Expedition Island. It was a great opportunity for people of all ages to chat with friends,...

 
 By Olivia Kennah    City    July 1, 2015

City conducts mosquito fogging

Say goodbye to those pesky mosquitoes, because the Green River Parks and Recreation Department have started mosquito fogging. Monday was the first day for residential mosquito fogging and it will continue throughout the week. The fogging is...

 
 By Olivia Kennah    City    June 24, 2015

SW-WRAP hires Golden Hour director

Sweetwater Wyoming Recovery Access Programs, known as SW-WRAP, has a new CEO, and Beth Whitman is her name. “While we had the luxury of several well-qualified candidates, we chose Beth as being the best qualified and best fit overall to lead this...

 
 By Olivia Kennah    County    June 24, 2015

May showers bring summer fires

The spring rain is a cause for fires in the dry summer heat. Thanks to a rainy May, the area is very green with a lot of moisture. Although the rain is great for vegetation growth, when all of those plants dry up in the summer sun, they act as fuel...

 
 By Olivia Kennah    City    June 24, 2015

Community gets involved with spaceport

Airplanes took flight Saturday morning at the third annual Community Spaceport Day at the Greater Green River Intergalactic Spaceport south of Green River. The event was hosted by the airport...

 
 By Olivia Kennah    County    June 24, 2015

Pony Express passes through Granger

The 36th annual re-ride of the Pony Express National Historic Trail passed through Granger Saturday. The National Pony Express Association (NPEA) started their annual re-ride June 15 in St. Joseph,...

 
 By Olivia Kennah    People    June 24, 2015

Visiting ventriloquist performs in the park

Laughter filled Centennial Park Wednesday morning as kids and families watched a fun puppet show. The Sweetwater County Library System hosted a puppet show Wednesday as part of its Summer Reading Program. Meghan Casey, professional ventriloquist at R...

 
 By Olivia Kennah    County    June 10, 2015

Care center has new owners

Gov. Matt Mead visited Sage View Care Center in Rock Springs Tuesday afternoon to celebrate the successful efforts made to keep the center running. Sage View was facing closure, and what could have been a disastrous story, ended up being a great...

 
 By Olivia Kennah    Opinion    June 10, 2015

Strike while the iron is hot

“Rain or shine, we’re branding,” is what my grandpa told my mom on the phone last Wednesday night. Every year my family brands cattle at my grandparents’ and great uncle’s ranch. This year we weren’t sure if the weather would cooperate, b...

 
 By Olivia Kennah    Sports    June 3, 2015

Mountain bikers gather Saturday for Trails day

Mountain bikers from across the region will gather at the Wilkins Peak Trail System Saturday as the Sweetwater Mountain Bike Association and the Green River Chamber of Commerce host their annual Trails Day. Trails Day allows the community to come...

 

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