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 By Staff Report    City    May 6, 2021 

Legislator updates city council on state revenues, federal money

Rep. Mark Baker, R-Green River, spoke briefly to the Green River City Council Tuesday night, providing an update on funding from the American Rescue Plan and revenue estimates for the state. Baker, who serves in House District 60, said the city...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    May 6, 2021 

Softball team prepares for final home games

While they have yet to win a game this season, the Green River High School softball team continues to work towards improving themselves daily. “Being a member of Wolves softball isn’t easy and it isn’t for everyone. We have high expectations...

 
 By Staff Report    People    April 29, 2021

Lee signs to swim with Fresno Pacific University

Lauren Lee loves being in the water. "From a young age, I fell in love with the water and I don't want to leave," she said. Lee jokes that when she's unable to swim, her parents' water bill goes up. A...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    April 22, 2021

Coach focuses on building the team

The Green River High School softball team are seeking their first win of the season as they travel to Natrona County to take on both Natrona and Kelly Walsh this weekend. They take Natrona on Friday...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    April 15, 2021

Boys basketball players recognized

Three players on the Green River High School Boys Basketball team received recognition Tuesday night for achieving either All Conference or All State. Jachon Fuss and Kolby Ivie were named First...

 
 By Staff Report    City    April 1, 2021

GRPD receives grant funds

An agreement signed by Mayor Pete Rust March 17 will bring more than $100,000 to the city’s police department. The agreement continues a long-standing partnership between the Green River Police Department and the Wyoming Division of Criminal...

 
 By Staff Report    City    April 1, 2021

City corrects tourism release

An error regarding travel and tourism dollars spent in Sweetwater County is being corrected by Green River’s communication administrator, Steve Core. Core initially sent a press release March 8 regarding a presentation Sweetwater County Travel and...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    April 1, 2021

Powell loss a 'wake-up call' for Wolves

The Wolves soccer team notched two more losses over the weekend, losing 2-0 to Jackson and 5-1 against Powell. For head coach Kahler Dawson, the Powell loss in particular is something he hopes will serve as a wake-up call for his players. While he...

 
 By Staff Report    City    March 25, 2021

County to sell property in GR

A vacant property owned by Sweetwater County will soon be sold following a meeting Wednesday afternoon. The county commissioners met to discuss both a property transaction and discuss the ongoing funding situation with county ambulance services. The...

 
 By Staff Report    City    March 25, 2021

Police dog Ridex dies

The Green River Police Department lost a beloved member in its drug dog Ridex last week, following his death after an unexpected illness. The department announced Ridex’s death last Thursday. He was assigned to work with Sgt. Brad Halter and had...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    March 25, 2021

Girls team seeks growth

The Lady Wolves took two losses in the first games of their soccer season, but head coach Chris Nielsen continues to work with the girls to improve the team. The girls lost against Star Valley Friday in a game ending 2-0 and took a loss 5-0 from Evan...

 
 By Staff Report    City    March 10, 2021

Change won't impact Solvay plant

A move to carve out Solvay’s soda ash and derivatives business won’t impact employees or customers a spokesperson for the company said. Following the release of Solvay’s 2020 financial results, the company announced it would be spinning off...

 
 By Staff Report    County    March 10, 2021

Sweetwater tourism crashed in 2020

Tourism spending in Sweetwater County fell by $87 million in 2020 according to a recent report given by Jenissa Meredith to the Green River City Council. Meredith, the executive director of the Sweetwater County Travel and Tourism, said the decline...

 
 By Staff Report    County    March 10, 2021

Man arrested after SWAT call to his home Friday morning

Rock Springs man is in custody after a SWAT call Friday to his residence in the 100 block of Mountain View Drive in the Clear View Acres neighborhood west of Rock Springs. Richard Gamble, 41, was arrested by SWAT officers without incident on...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    March 3, 2021

Boys seek a ticket to State basketball tourney

Following a mixed week seeing the Green River High School boys basketball team win the annual Make-A-Wish game against Rock Springs (46-39) and suffer a difficult loss at home from Star Valley (64-44), the Wolves are preparing for a make of break mee...

 

WYDOT starts work on new interchange

Staff Report A long-abandoned overpass will be rebuilt as the Wyoming Department of Transportation begins work on a new interchange on Gookin Road west of Rock Springs. The bridge has been closed to traffic since April 2014 when it was struck by a...

 

WHP investigates fatal crash

A combination of speed and driver inattention is being investigated as the cause of a fatal vehicle crash east of Rock Springs Sunday. According to the Wyoming Highway Patrol, the crash was reported at 12:55 p.m. near milepost 110.5 on Interstate...

 

More added to vaccine group

People aged 65 and older with certain high-risk medical conditions can now receive the COVID-19 vaccines according to the Wyoming Department of Health. A new 1C group has also been added to the priority vaccination list based on a list of critical...

 

County GOP condemns Cheney

Fallout over Rep. Liz Cheney’s vote to impeach former President Donald Trump continues throughout the Cowboy State as county Republican parties continue voicing their displeasure with the vote. The Sweetwater County Republican Party was no...

 

Fatigue a possible cause in fatal crash

Either fatigue or an unknown medical issue are the causes of a fatal crash west of Rock Springs. According to the Wyoming Highway Patrol, they were notified of a crash took place at 12:16 p.m., Jan. 28 near mile marker 99 on the westbound lane of...

 
 By Staff Report    City    January 27, 2021

Firefighters honor their own

Four Green River firefighters were honored by their peers for the work and dedication they’ve given to the city’s fire department. Tom Murphy received the department’s Best of the Best award for most training hours logged in 2020. Murphy receiv...

 

Newspaper earns Pacemaker honors during convention

The Green River Star received several Pacemaker accolades during the Wyoming Press Association’s annual convention over the weekend. The Star competes in the Large Weeklies category, which encompasses weekly newspapers with a circulation of more...

 
 By Staff Report    City    January 13, 2021

City contends with line breaks

A waterline break on Flaming Gorge Way underscores a system that’s at the end of its lifespan according to a press release from the city. City streets crews repaired a break in front of Sweetwater Trophies Dec. 28 and breakages have become a yearly...

 
 By Staff Report    News    January 6, 2021

COVID kills 26 more

The coronavirus pandemic continues to kill residents throughout the Cowboy State, with the Wyoming Department of Health claiming COVID-19 killed 26 Tuesday evening. Three Sweetwater County residents were included in the total. According to data from...

 
 By Staff Report    County    January 6, 2021

Star will continue to publish county legals

People looking for the legal notices and minutes from the Sweetwater County Commissioners’ meetings can continue to look to the Star for that information. The Sweetwater County Commissioners approved a bid by the newspaper to continue publishing...

 

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