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 By Staff Report    City    September 23, 2020 

City continues cleanup

City employees continue cleaning up after the Labor Day storm much of Wyoming experienced caused damage to property throughout the city. According to an update issued Monday, all of the large trees blown over during the storm, including large pine...

 

Former chief pleas guilty

Staff Report Mike Nomis, the former Green River Fire Chief, admitted to taking money from the fire department’s foundation last week during a change of plea hearing. Nomis originally plead not guilty to charges of felony theft and misdemeanor wrong...

 

Tennis teams dominate 2 schools in Cheyenne

The Green River High School tennis teams saw continued success during a trip to Cheyenne over the weekend. Both the boys and girls were undefeated after matches against Cheyenne South and only dropped one match against East. Central proved to be a...

 
 By Staff Report    City    September 9, 2020

GR police respond to vehicle crash at school

A three-vehicle crash occurred at Truman Elementary School on Shoshone Avenue last Thursday. Green River police report the female driver, driving a pickup pulling a small trailer, suffered a seizure at the wheel. This seizure caused her to loose...

 

Senior center hosts fundraiser to continue services

With the recent news that Wyoming will be eliminating funding for programs that serve seniors citizens, Golden Hour Senior Center needs the community’s help. The funding is being eliminated due to the first round of budget cuts caused by the novel...

 
 By Staff Report    City    September 2, 2020

GRFD responds to two fires last week

The Green River Volunteer Fire Department had their work cut out for them after being dispatched to a deck fire and a trailer fire less than six hours apart. Just after one a.m., firefighters were called out to the scene of a deck fire on New Mexico...

 

Tennis squad sweeps Rock Springs, Natrona Co.

Despite struggles against Kelly Walsh, the Green River High School Tennis team swept Rock Springs and Natrona County last week. The Wolves traveled to Rock Springs last Thursday to compete against the Tigers on their home courts. While the Tigers...

 
 By Staff Report    County    August 19, 2020

COVID-19 closes classrooms

Two classrooms at the YWCA Early Care Center were closed following a positive COVID-19 case tied to the building. Students and teachers inside those rooms will be quarantined. According to a release from the YWCA, other classrooms in the building wer...

 
 By Staff Report    City    August 19, 2020

City projects will result in savings

Green River has recently completed a series of energy-efficient projects which will save the taxpayers thousands of dollars each year. The city’s parks and recreation department completed six different projects over the course of three years,...

 
 By Staff Report    County    August 12, 2020

Body of missing boy found

The search for a missing boy at the Flaming Gorge ended Tuesday night after his body was recovered from the Big Firehole Canyon area. Deputies responded to a report of two missing people Friday at about 7 p.m. Deputies were informed a 34-year-old Roc...

 
 By Staff Report    County    August 12, 2020

Cruise to end Alzheimer's set

The Alzheimer’s association is inviting Sweetwater County residents to join them for their annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s event on August 28. Rather then hosting a large gathering, the Alzheimer’s association is encouraging participants to...

 
 By Staff Report    City    August 12, 2020

Airport work starts

The Wyoming National Guard began their summer training on Saturday at The Greater Green River Intergalactic Space Port. According to a press release, 34 soldiers started working on leveling out the dirt airstrip as well as adding drainage. This...

 
 By Staff Report    People    August 12, 2020

County library hosts art exhibit

Nine local artists will have their work on display at the Sweetwater County Library. The artwork will remain shown along the library walls until the end of September. The Art Chat Invitational Exhibit features artists that have been involved in the...

 
 By Staff Report    City    August 5, 2020

GRPD officer tests positive for COVID-19

A Green River Police Department officer tested positive for COVID-19 Monday afternoon, leading to the officer being isolated at home. According to a press release from the city, the patrol officer is in good condition and the department believes it...

 
 By Staff Report    City    August 5, 2020

Council considers daycare limit ordinance change

The Green River City Council heard the first reading of an ordinance that will alter the maximum number of kids permitted in a home daycare Tuesday night. This ordinance will also allow a daycare center to be included in an R-1 or R-2 zoning...

 
 By Staff Report    People    August 5, 2020

GRHS student recently named Distinguished Young Woman

Emmalee Skinner was named Distinguished Young Woman of Wyoming at the conclusion of a statewide scholarship program Saturday. Skinner was awarded $3,600 in cash scholarships and will represent the...

 
 By Staff Report    County    July 29, 2020

Schoenfeld seeks full term as county commissioner

After being appointed to the Sweetwater County Board of County Commissioners last July, Lauren Schoenfeld seeks election to the board. Schoenfeld has been working with the other commissioners to ensure Sweetwater County is in the best possible...

 
 By Staff Report    City    July 22, 2020

GR named 'Purple Heart City'

Trona Capital of the World, Launching Point for Powell’s Expedition and now Purple Heart City. Green River has another moniker. Flaming Gorge Way was recently included in the Purple Heart Trail, a system of roads landmarks and other monuments...

 
 By Staff Report    County    July 22, 2020

GR woman dies from COVID-19

Two days after a Rock Springs man succumbed to complications resulting from a COVID-19 infection, a second person died from the illness. According to the Sweetwater County Public Health, a Green River woman in her 90s died July 15 at Memorial Hospita...

 
 By Staff Report    City    July 22, 2020

Fire extinguished on Wilson Street

Responding to seven calls within five hours, the Green River Fire Department had a busy day last week. The calls took place from 3-8 p.m., Wednesday and included a structure fire reported at 4:30 p.m., at 610 Wilson St. According to Larry Erdmann,...

 
 By Staff Report    People    July 15, 2020

Main Street Farmers Market returns

The coronavirus pandemic hasn't halted the Green River Farmers Market. The market started last week and will continue each Wednesday from 4-7 p.m., through Sept. 9. Jennie Melvin, the city's Main...

 
 By Staff Report    County    July 15, 2020

Rendezvous canceled due to COVID-19

Like many other local events, the annual Fort Bridger Rendezvous is being postponed to 2021. The rendezvous was canceled for the first time in 48 years due to concerns related to the spread of the novel coronavirus. The decision was made by the Fort...

 
 By Staff Report    County    July 1, 2020

Shooting death under investigation

The shooting death of an unidentified woman is under investigation by the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office. The office issued a statement saying the incident occurred Monday evening at a residence off of Steamboat Drive in the Clearview Acres...

 
 By Staff Report    City    June 24, 2020

Burd announces HD 60 campaign

Green River resident Mike Burd has announced that he is running for Wyoming House District 60. The seat is held by Democrat John Freeman, who will be retiring. “People are tired of seeing legislators spend all of their time focusing on issues that...

 
 By Staff Report    City    June 17, 2020

3 businesses fail GRPD compliance checks

Recent alcohol and tobacco compliance checks conducted by the Green River Police Department last week didn’t show complete compliance. Citations were issued to three businesses for failure to ensure tobacco or alcohol wasn’t being sold to...

 

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