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 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...

 
 By Staff Report    County    August 5, 2021

Algae blooms discovered

Three algae blooms have been discovered in Sweetwater County, which has prompted Sweetwater County Public Health to issue warnings about the blooms. The blooms were discovered by the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality and are located at...

 
 By Staff Report    People    August 5, 2021

New head coach hired for girls soccer team

A new head coach will take over the Green River High School Lady Wolves soccer program after former head coach Chris Nielsen stepped down from the position in May. Matt Robles was announced as the new...

 
 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...

 

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