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 By Staff Report    City    June 30, 2022 

Shooting leads to deaths, manhunt

A shooting that occurred late last Thursday night resulted in two deaths and a manhunt for the shooter, which ended Friday afternoon with the shooter succumbing to apparent self-inflicted injuries.... Full story

 By Staff Report    People    June 30, 2022 

Duncan participates in Girls State

Faith Duncan of Green River attended this year's Wyoming Girls State session. During the session, she was elected to multiple positions and received other awards and achievements. Duncan, the only... Full story

 By Staff Report    County    June 30, 2022 

Crashes lead to injuries, one fatality

Two vehicle accidents in Sweetwater County last week led to multiple injuries and one death. A fatal crash occurred at milepost 506 on US 191 south of Rock Springs in the early morning hours of June 1... Full story

 By Staff Report    Sports    June 23, 2022

Knights slide in Powell tournament

The Green River Knights had a rough weekend while competing at the Powell Father's Day Tournament last weekend. The Knights were completely shut out when taking on the hosting team, losing 15-0... Full story

 By Staff Report    County    June 16, 2022

Sheriff's office disputes ACLU claims

The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office is disputing a claim by the Wyoming ACLU that the office is among the most egregious on civil rights violations of undocumented immigrants at the Sweetwater County Detention Center. According to a media...

 By Staff Report    City    June 9, 2022

City begins mosquito control measures

Mosquitoes are becoming a concern in Green River, resulting in the city starting its mosquito control program. According to a press release from the city, the parks and recreation department has already placed BTI biscuits in standing water found on...

 By Staff Report    Sports    June 9, 2022

Rodeo pays off for cowboys

In two nights of rodeo action featuring more than 100 contestants, the Overland Stage Stampede Rodeo brought hundreds of fans to the Green River's rodeo grounds. According to information from the...

 By Staff Report    Sports    June 2, 2022

Knights win 2 before storms end invitational

The annual Knights Invite wood bat invitation didn't end the way anyone would have wanted this weekend. Rainstorms persisted throughout the weekend, causing the Sunday slate of games to get canceled...

 By Staff Report    Sports    June 2, 2022

Memorial race featured at speedway

Memorial Day Weekend kicked off the first races of the season at Sweetwater Speedway, with the rainy weather not holding back any of the action. Races focused on five divisions consisting of International Motorsports Competition Association (IMCA)...

 By Staff Report    County    May 26, 2022

Gas blowoff halts I-80

Multiple emergency responders including the Green River Fire Department and Castle Rock Ambulance Service were called to a gas blowoff Monday afternoon that resulted in a temporary closure of Interstate 80. According to a press release from the...

 By Staff Report    County    May 12, 2022

Candidates seek legislative seats

Several people have announced their intent to seek election to various county and state offices in the past two weeks. At the county level, Donnalee Bobak, the Sweetwater County Clerk of District Court, announced she will seek re-election in 2022....

 By Staff Report    Sports    May 12, 2022

Upcoming soccer game decides Wolves' future

One last trip to Casper didn’t end the way the Green River Wolves would have preferred last weekend as the team returned home with two losses before they participate in the west regional soccer tournament this week. The boys took on Kelly Walsh...

 By Staff Report    Business    May 5, 2022

Solvay buys out longtime partner

Solvay is now the sole owner of the soda ash operation bearing the company’s name west of Green River. The company issued a press release Wednesday morning announcing it had purchased the 20% minority stake in the operation owned by AGC for $120...

 By Staff Report    Sports    May 5, 2022

GRHS grad gets NFL opportunity

Former Green River High School football player Hunter Spartz is gearing up for a shot at the big time after being invited to the New England Patriots mini camp as an undrafted free agent. Hunter is a...

 By Staff Report    Sports    April 21, 2022

New head volleyball coach selected

A longtime middle school and high school coach will be tapped to head up the Lady Wolves volleyball program if approved by the district's board of trustees. Jessica Demaret recently accepted an offer...

 By Staff Report    City    April 14, 2022

Hall of Fame honors former educator, superintendent

The Green River High School Hall of Fame will induct its 2022 class Sept. 9, honoring a longtime educator and former athletics director, the superintendent of schools in Rawlins, a naval aviator, a doctor and the 1974 athletic and activities teams....

 By Staff Report    County    April 14, 2022

Obit book donated to museum

Two obituary scrapbooks were recently donated to the Sweetwater County Historical Museum by the Sweetwater County Clerk's Office that can provide a unique glimpse into events in Sweetwater County...

 By Staff Report    People    April 14, 2022

Star editor wins 2 awards in contest

Green River Star Editor David Martin earned two Top of the Rockies awards from the Society of Professional Journalists’ Colorado Pro Chapter recently. Martin took second-place in front page design for the Star’s June 17, 2021 edition and third...

 By Staff Report    City    April 7, 2022

GRFD responds to multiple calls Tues.

The Green River Fire Department had a busy Tuesday evening after being dispatched to a possible structure fire and a carbon monoxide alarm. At 7:17 p.m., the GRFD responded to a fire call at 355 Aspen Street. When firefighters arrived moments later,...

 By Staff Report    County    March 31, 2022

Value statements to be mailed out

Residents will receive their 2022 Notice of Value statements from the Sweetwater County Assessor’s Office. According to Sweetwater County Assessor Dave Divis, residents signed to receive their statements by email should expect them “very...

 By Staff Report    City    March 31, 2022

Battery causes GR house fire Saturday

A early-morning house fire Saturday was caused by a rechargeable battery pack according to the Green River Fire Department. Emergency responders were dispatched to the fire at 1050 Wilkes Drive shortly after 2 a.m. Saturday morning. When they arrived...

 By Staff Report    Sports    March 10, 2022

Boys season ends at Regionals

The Wolves’ basketball season ended in a disappointing fashion last week after the boys lost both their regional tournament games. Seeded second in the tournament, the boys took on the seven-seeded Rock Springs Tigers in Riverton March 3. The...


Actors' Mission hosting auditions for 'Second Samuel'

A sleepy Southern town will find its home in Sweetwater County when the Actors’ Mission puts on their upcoming production of the play “Second Samuel.” In order to bring the story and characters to life, the Actors’ Mission is hosting...


Swimmers compete in last meet before conference

The Green River High School boys swim team competed in their last regular meet of the season last weekend, going up against 16 other teams in Gillette. The Wolves placed right in the middle overall, taking eighth, and had team members place in the...

 By Staff Report    City    January 27, 2022

No developments in courthouse threat case

Investigators say there are not any updates regarding an investigation of who called in a threat against the Sweetwater County Courthouse earlier this month. According to Green River City Police Department Chief Tom Jarvie, detectives have...


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