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 By Staff Report    City    July 15, 2021

Fire department responds to 2 fires Monday

Monday was a busy day for the Green River Fire Department. Firefighters dealt with two fires that day, which includes one in Jamestown. The fires are under investigation. According to a media release from the city, a grass fire took place behind...

 
 By Staff Report    City    July 8, 2021

GRPD officer involved in Tuesday shooting

A Green River Police Department officer exchanged gunfire with an unidentified person Tuesday night during a traffic stop on Barnhart Street, resulting in the person being wounded and transported out...

 
 By Staff Report    County    July 8, 2021

Democrats seek treasurer applications

Ever consider being in public office? The recent opening left by retired Sweetwater County Treasurer Robb Slaughter gives local Democrats an opportunity to fill the remainder of his term. The Sweetwater County Democratic Party seeks applications for...

 
 By Staff Report    County    June 24, 2021

Sheriff's office conducts sex offender sweep

An annual compliance check of registered sex offenders in Sweetwater County resulted in one arrest and two ongoing investigations according to a media release from the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office. Last week, county detectives and deputies in...

 
 By Staff Report    County    June 17, 2021

Airport receives $8.4m in grants

The Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport has received nearly half of the funding needed to complete its modernization of the commercial terminal. Devon Brubaker, general manager of the airport said...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    June 3, 2021

Future of Wolves softball is bright

Head softball coach Blair Aimone is excited about the future the Wolves have in the spring newly-developed softball league established this year. While the winless season wasn’t what players or coaches hoped for, the growth they’ve shown...

 
 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...

 

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