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 By Staff Report    City    January 13, 2022 

Finalists chosen for board vacancy

Working from a group of eight applicants, the Sweetwater County School District No. 2 Board of Trustees selected three to interview during a special meeting scheduled for Monday. The special meeting takes places at the district’s central...

 
 By Staff Report    People    January 6, 2022

GR couple welcomes New Year's baby

A Green River couple welcomed the first newborn of 2022 early New Year's Day. Brooke Dimick and Skylar Marse welcomed their child Chad Michael Marse at 2:12 a.m., making Chad the first baby born at...

 
 By Staff Report    People    January 6, 2022

Actors' Mission receives building donations

The Actors’ Mission has recently received donations from the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation and the Thomas and Mary Kourbelas Trust, which will support the organization’s plans to build a blackbox theater in downtown Rock Springs. As work on...

 

FBI warns of phone scam

The Denver Division of the FBI is warning residents of both Colorado and Wyoming of a phone scam being conducted where the caller identifies themselves as a law enforcement official and asks for money or gift cards to clear supposed warrants and...

 

Festival of trees a success

YWCA of Sweetwater County’s Festival of Trees 2021 kicked off a festive start to the new year and helped raise over $20,000 to help support YWCA clients. The Festival of Trees is held each December to raise funds for all the services that YWCA...

 

Wrestlers fare well in Reno, Kemmerer meets

The Wolves wrestling program took on multiple teams over the weekend, competing at meets in Reno, Nevada and Kemmerer. “The team we took to Reno competed well against some top tier competition. As a team we placed 22nd out of 106 teams,” head...

 

Green River hosts Flaming Gorge Classic tournament

Basketball fans will have a lot of action to look forward to this weekend with the annual Flaming Gorge Classic. Athletics Director Tony Beardsley said the tournament is larger than it has been in previous years, with 19 girls varsity teams and 18...

 

Volleyball coach steps down

Longtime Green River High School volleyball coach Rikki Shantz has decided to step down from her position. An announcement was issued Tuesday evening by Athletics Director Tony Beardsley. “It has been an honor to work with so many great...

 

Management of Ciner plant may change hands

New management will be taking over the Ciner plant west of Green River if a proposed sale goes through. On Monday, Ciner Enterprises agreed to sell a controlling interest in its Ciner Resources Corporation to Sisecam of Istanbul, Turkey. Ciner...

 

Local food banks receive donations from All West

The Green River and Rock Springs food banks were included in food bank donations made by All West Communications and CoBank. The donations, amounting to more than $5,000, were made to six food banks in Wyoming and Utah. This is the third year All...

 
 By Staff Report    City    November 24, 2021

Green River High School to get culinary arts remodel

Green River High School is on track to renovate its culinary arts room following action by the Sweetwater County School District No. 2 Board of Trustees two weeks ago. The board agreed to seek a construction manager at risk for the upcoming...

 

Green River Bullion and Coins finds a home on Main Street

Justin Roth was in high school when he was introduced to error and variety coins. At that moment, he said he was instantly hooked. Roth operates Green River Bullion and Coins on Flaming Gorge Way and says Green River has been a very welcoming place f...

 

Cross country team prepares for State

The Green River High School cross country team’s season is on its final week as the runners prepare for State in Ethete. The Wolves traveled to Riverton to participate in the 3A conference championship. The boys placed seventh with 174 points...

 

Volleyball team takes on Rock Springs Thursday night

Still seeking their first win, the Green River High School volleyball team will take on the Rock Springs Lady Tigers Thursday at 6 p.m. at Rock Springs High School. The Lady Wolves’ home game against Jackson ended in three sets Saturday, with the...

 
 By Staff Report    People    October 7, 2021

Contractors want to help restock foster care closet

The Sweetwater County Foster Care program’s emergency clothes closet is severely depleted and Peterson Beckner Industries (PBI) has made it a mission to help restock it.  PBI is a steel erection company from Houston, Texas, currently working at...

 

Greenbelt survey shows support

The Greenbelt is a widely supported resource according to results from a survey initiated by the city and the Greenbelt Task Force. With 768 people completing a survey, task force chairman John Freeman said the results were “overwhelmingly...

 

Wyoming's last underground coal mine closes in November

With additional reporting from the Casper Star-Tribune via the Wyoming News Exchange A letter from Bridger Coal Company to Rock Springs Mayor Tim Kaumo signals the end of underground coal mining in Wyoming. Dated Sept. 3, the letter notifies the mayo...

 

Local attorneys elected to state bar

Two local attorneys were recently voted to the Wyoming State Bar. Chief Deputy County Attorney Teresa Thybo was elected to become the vice president of the organization while Jason Petri was elected to be a commissioner representing the Third...

 

9/11 events commemorate lives lost

On the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Sweetwater County came together to honor and remember those who lost their lives.  On Saturday morning, the Rock Springs Fire Department hosted...

 

Volleyball takes loss from Lady Tigers

The Lady Wolves ended Thursday night with a loss from their rivals, the Lady Tigers from Rock Springs. The match consisted of four sets, with the Lady Tigers winning the first 25-21, the Lady Wolves taking the second 25-22 and the Lady Tigers...

 

MHSC opens 2nd COVID unit as county cases surge

“We are at crisis level,” Kim White, Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County’s emergency services director said about the number of COVID-19 patients seeking treatment at the hospital. The hospital has opened a second COVID-19 unit in response...

 
 By Staff Report    City    August 26, 2021

GR firefighters battle hay fire

A truck fire resulted in a long night for Green River firefighters Monday evening, causing a fire requiring the response from five other emergency response agencies. According to Larry Erdmann, assist...

 
 By Staff Report    City    August 19, 2021

Green River Basin FCU merges with WyHy FCU

Green River Basin Federal Credit Union is now part of the WyHy credit union family. A merger between the two credit unions was approved during a Green River Basin membership meeting last week. According to a press release, the credit union will...

 
 By Staff Report    People    August 19, 2021

High school hall of fame adds inductees

Several past Green River Wolves are being added to the Green River High School Hall of Fame.  The Class of 2021 Hall of Fame Inductees are Don Van Matre, Dr. Marlene Tromp, Glen McLean and the 1976 GRHS football team.  Don Van Matre served over 20...

 
 By Staff Report    City    August 12, 2021

Greenbelt task force needs input

The Green River Greenbelt Task Force is looking for input from residents about their thoughts on the future of the Greenbelt. The task force’s members want to update the Greenbelt’s master plan based on new needs, opportunities and the desires...

 

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