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 By Staff Report    County    November 25, 2020 

Deputy injured in altercation

A Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office deputy was injured Saturday after an incident with a wanted suspect who allegedly attempted to flee the scene of a traffic stop. According to the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office, the deputy and a trainee...

 
 By Staff Report    City    November 25, 2020 

Stove starts house fire Saturday

A fire Saturday afternoon resulted in the Green River Fire Department sending two trucks and 28 firefighters to combat the blaze. According to a media release from the city, firefighters were dispatched to 1210 Midwest Drive after a fire broke out fr...

 
 By Staff Report    City    November 18, 2020

Golden Hour helps RS seniors

Golden Hour Senior Center is helping house-bound seniors in Rock Springs receive meals after the Young at Heart Senior Center had to temporarily close due to COVID-19. Jackie Grubb, executive director at Golden Hour, said the center was contacted...

 

Sheriff's office investigates death near Flaming Gorge

The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an unattended death initially reported Sunday. According to a press release from the sheriff’s office, the body male was discovered alone in his camper near Anvil Draw by a concerned...

 
 By Staff Report    City    November 11, 2020

Wyoming Downs will move to Uinta Drive

A resolution approved last week by the Green River City Council will allow Wyoming Downs to operate at 110 Uinta Drive, a location formerly operated by Stellar Coffee. During the council meeting, Eugene Joyce, managing partner for Wyoming Downs,...

 
 By Staff Report    City    October 28, 2020

Setzer acquitted

ROCK SPRINGS — A jury found Bradley Setzer not guilty of attempted murder following his trial in Sweetwater County District Court last week. The jury returned with a verdict at about 4:35 p.m. on Tuesday. Not guilty verdicts were returned on three...

 
 By Staff Report    City    October 28, 2020

School's Veterans Day activities canceled

The long-running Veteran’s Day program hosted by Lincoln Middle School will not happen this year. Lori Hastert, the sixth-grade teacher at Lincoln Middle School, said the school decided not to host the event due to concerns with hosting a COVID-19...

 
 By Staff Report    News    October 28, 2020

4 sentenced in kidnapping case

RIVERTON — Four Fremont County residents were sentenced in federal court last week for kidnapping, along with aiding and abetting, on the Wind River Indian Reservation. Ashley Rose Yellowbear, 28, Kristen Jade Antelope, 27, Rusty Tso Tabaho, 28,...

 

Girls swimming take 3A West conference crown

Team scores Green River, 329 Powell, 320 Lander, 201 Sublette County, 168 Lyman, 154 Kemmerer, 60 Riverton, 53 200-yard medley relay 1. GRHS A(Lauren Jensen, Hailey Uhrig, Lauren Lee, Lilly Munoz), 1:53.90 200-yard freestyle 3. Alexa Lauze, 2:05.84 4...

 

Summer meal program extended through June 2021

A program providing meals to Green River’s children has been extended to June 30, 2021. According to a release from Sweetwater County School District No. 2, the food service program was granted meal flexibility to allow students to receive meals...

 

City continues receiving insurance estimates

The city is still working to receive damage estimates from the Labor Day storm that uprooted trees and damaged roofs throughout Green River. According to Steve Core, communications administrator for the city, said it has only received two estimates...

 

LMS student to appear on public lands podcast

A Green River student will appear on a podcast produced by Wyoming Public Media and the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Molly Stanton, 13, a student at Lincoln Middle School, joins two students from...

 

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...

 

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