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 By Staff Report    County    March 25, 2020 

Interstate work starts near GR

The Wyoming Department of Transportation started work on a section of Interstate 80 between Granger Junction and Green River Westbound Monday. According to a release from WYDOT, the work will include grading and milling, concrete pavement and bridge...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    March 25, 2020 

All-Star soccer game approved by WCA

Wyoming high school seniors will have a chance to show their soccer skills one last time after the Wyoming Coaches Association approved All-Star games for both the girls and boys teams. The initiative was unanimously approved Wednesday. “I just...

 
 By Staff Report    City    March 18, 2020

Clean up day set

The annual Green River City-Wide Clean Up day has been announced by the Green River Chamber of Commerce. This year, cleaning is set to take place May 16. During that day, residents are encouraged to help beautify the city by pickup up trash around...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    March 18, 2020

State basketball tournament cancelled

After arriving in Casper last week, the Green River High School boys and girls basketball teams face a situation no one could have predicted: the cancellation of the State basketball tournament. Concerns of spreading the COVID-19 coronavirus...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    March 11, 2020

Basketball teams head to State

Both Green River High School basketball teams are headed to state. Following successful appearances at the Regional tournament in Evanston over the weekend, they will travel to Casper for one last...

 
 By Staff Report    City    March 4, 2020

Fire chief, wife arrested Monday

A months-long investigation into the suspected embezzlement of donated funds from the Green River Fire Department Foundation culminated Monday with the arrests of the department's chief Mike Nomis,...

 
 By Staff Report    City    March 4, 2020

Green River vet center under new ownership

Castle Rock Veterinary Center is under new ownership. Dr. Kevin O’Neall and his wife Ellen have owned the practice for almost 30 years and were able to provide great service to the community, but are ready to retire and enjoy life outside of...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    March 4, 2020

Basketball teams prepare for regionals

The Green River High School basketball teams are headed to Regionals this week, aiming for a shot to play at the State basketball tournaments next weekend. The girls varsity team continues to be a...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    March 4, 2020

Wrestling champions crowned at State Sat.

The Wolves were crowned state champions, but were later told they took second after what was described at a clerical error awarded Kelly Walsh with the points needed to take first place. The decision is being contested by Sweetwater County School...

 
 By Staff Report    City    February 26, 2020

GRHS principal to step down

In another administrative shift within Sweetwater County School District No. 2, will “be serving the district in a different capacity in the upcoming years.” In a release sent to the Star by Interim Superintendent Jamie Christensen, Principal...

 

Soccer coach steps down

After more than a decade coaching the Wolves soccer team, head coach Chris Bieber will step away from the role this season. In an announcement from Tony Beardsley, the athletics director for Sweetwater County School District No. 2, Kahler Dawson, a p...

 

Otto-Horn competes at Mountain West championships

Green River swimmer Avery Otto-Horn tied for fifth while competing at the Mountain West Long Course Trials in Minneapolis. Otto-Horn, a sophomore at the University of Wyoming, finished fifth in the 50 long course freestyle, finishing with a time of...

 

Wrestlers take Regional title

The Wolves were on top at the end of the 4A West Regional Tournament in Casper. The Wolves took the regional title after scoring 220 points, earning seven more than second-place finisher Kelly Walsh. Natrona County rounded out the top three by...

 

Swimmers take 4th at State

The Wolves battled hard at State, securing a fourth-place finish for the year. Swimming at Laramie High School., the Wolves earned 120 points, finishing behind Kelly Walsh, Cheyenne Central and the three-time champions from Laramie. Individually, the...

 

Ladies' successes continue

The Lady Wolves continue to dominate the court, winning their last three games and remaining undefeated in their conference. Monday night, the Lady Wolves defeated the Riverton Lady Wolverines by 40 points in a game ending 77-37. Saturday was no...

 

County students named to UW honor rolls

Many Sweetwater County students were named to the University of Wyoming’s various honor rolls. President’s Honor Roll The University of Wyoming lists Sweetwater students from 37 County on the 2019 fall semester President’s Honor Roll. The...

 

Basketball teams schedule makeup games

Both the boys and girls basketball teams have continued seeing success in the last week, despite winter weather impacting their travel schedules. A home game against Riverton was cancelled due to a road closure Friday and a make-up game at Kelly...

 
 By Staff Report    City    February 12, 2020

District hires superintendent

The Sweetwater County School District No. 2 Board of Trustees announced it hired a new superintendent last week. The board announced it hired Craig Barringer, the current superintendant of the Libby, Mont. school district. Barringer signed a...

 

GR debaters earn several awards in Casper

The Green River High School Speech and Debate Team joined 29 other teams last weekend in Casper for the Mustang Classic at Natrona County High School. Although weather and road closures prevented the team from staying around for the ceremony to...

 

Ambulance funding approved by county

The Sweetwater County commissioners approved two budget amendments aimed at funding local ambulance services. The county moved $150,500 from its cash carryover reserves to pay Castle Rock Hospital District for ambulance services starting in January...

 

Wrestlers win Ron Thon

The Wolves emerged the kings of the mountain at the Ron Thon wrestling tournament in Riverton. The Wolves took first place at the tournament, scoring 203.5 points. Second place was awarded to Kelly Walsh with 1172.5 points, while third went to...

 

Former dispatch center director faces charges

The former director of the Sweetwater County Combined Communications Center and his wife were booked at the Sweetwater County Detention Center Monday. Robin Etienne, 50, of Ogden, Utah and his wife, Laura Etienne, 55, of Ogden, Utah, both face...

 

Raven Solar open house set

The Bureau of Land Management will host an open house regarding the proposed Raven Solar Project west of Green River Feb. 13. The open house takes place 3-6 p.m., at the BLM’s Rock Springs Field Office, located at 280 U.S. Highway 191 North in...

 

Debaters earn another 1st place finish

With 47 schools being represented across Utah, including Green River and Rock Springs, the Green River Speech and Debate team had an excellent tournament turn out at the Marie Clegg Jones Memorial Tournament in Orem, Utah. Students Spencer Travis...

 

Hall of fame committee seeks nominations

The Green River High School Hall of Fame Committee seeks nominations for 2020 inductees. Previous inductees have included local politicians, outstanding athletes and graduates who have excelled in their fields. According to a media release regarding...

 

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