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Wolves wrestlers compete at regional duals in Rock Springs

The Wolves Wrestling team had a rough week, but still earned a win and had a few wrestlers win matches throughout the weekend. Clayson Mele continues to be strong at 106, having an undefeated week of competition. Others joining him in that feat are...

 

Wrestlers take 2nd at Ron Thon Memorial tournament

Despite a strong showing by the Wolves grapplers in Riverton, the boys ended up with a second-place finish during the annual Ron Thon Memorial tournament. The Wolves ended the tournament with 181 points, placing higher than Thunder Basin High...

 

Twins, infant rescued from downed plane Mon.

Twin toddlers and an infant were among those rescued from a downed aircraft Monday night. According to the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office, the Sweetwater Combined Communications Center received a report of a downed plane at about 6:30 p.m.,...

 

RS campaign finance allegations investigated

The Sweetwater County Attorney’s Office recently completed an investigation into a violation of state campaign finance law in Rock Springs, stemming from a paid letter of support posted on the SweetwaterNOW website. According to a media release...

 

GR wrestlers take 1st in Idaho tournament

The Wolves wrestlers came home with an impressive first-place finish after competing in the Tiger Grizz Invitational in Idaho Falls, Idaho, over the weekend. The Wolves scored 223 points during the tournament, edging out Columbia High School, which s...

 

Grapplers take 3rd at Vernal Tournament of Champions

A trip to Vernal, Utah, resulted in Green River High School’s grapplers earning a third-place finish at the Tournament of Champions over the weekend. Green River earned 183 points during the tournament, finishing behind Juab High School of Nephi,...

 
 By Staff Report    People    January 9, 2019

Hampton Inn employees recognized

Three employees of the Green River Hampton Inn and Suites were recognized at the quarterly REACH (Rare and Exceptional Achievement for Customer service in Hospitability) awards last month, according to a press release issued by the Sweetwater County...

 

GR student recognized for community project

Green River High School is proud to announce that Sydney Ferrer is the recipient of the Jostens Renaissance National Student of the Month Award for November 2018. This recognition is for a deserving student who has made an impact within their school...

 

Wrestlers take 2nd place in Evanston

The Green River High School wrestling team started the season strong with a second-place finish in Evanston over the weekend. The Wolves scored 202.5 points during the tournament, coming up short against Spring Creek High School from Nevada and its...

 

Flaming Gorge Classic scheduled

The upcoming Flaming Gorge Classic Basketball Tournament is sure to bring excitement to Green River’s basketball fans Dec. 13-15. The Green River High School athletics office released a schedule for the tournament Friday morning and will pit the...

 

Megafire presentation set

A presentation about mega fires will cover the conditions that lead up to such fires and how they can be managed or mitigated. The Sweetwater County Fire Department, Rock Springs Fire Department, North 40 Productions, US Forest Service, Wyoming...

 

Triathlon race will continue

While the race director for the Race on the Rock Triathlon will be stepping down, the event will continue. Outgoing race director Traci Ciepiela will be replaced with Cate Miller of Rock Springs. Miller is a triathlete, as well as a military...

 

Man missing near Pine Mountain

The search for a Rock Springs resident continues nearly a week after he was reported missing to the Rock Springs Police Department. Terry Meador, 74, was initially reported missing Oct. 25 and was believed to have gone hunting by himself near Pine...

 
 By Staff Report    City    September 5, 2018

Former mayor dies Thurs.

A former Green River resident and longtime mayor of the city died Thursday at his home in Laramie. Richard Waggener was born in Green River Jan. 24, 1930, and would become a key member of the community before leaving the city in 1988. Waggener was el...

 
 By Staff Report    County    July 11, 2018

Rubeck seeks election

The owner of the Fish Bowl Restaurant and Bowling Center wants to become the next Sweetwater County Assessor. Perri Rubeck, a Republican, thinks changes need to be made in local government and in the assessor’s office. “The assessor’s office...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    July 11, 2018

Troubles force Taylor into pits

A promising beginning of the night ended with Zac Taylor sitting in the pits because of mechanical problems in the Todd Henry owned midget last Saturday at I-76 Speedway. “Todd replaced all the crank triggers and in the heat we thought we finally...

 
 By Staff Report    County    June 27, 2018

Utah resident dies at Flaming Gorge

A 48-year-old Utah man drowned while competing in a fishing derby Saturday afternoon. The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office identified the man as Lance Heninger of North Ogden, Utah. According to the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office, Heninger...

 
 By Staff Report    County    June 20, 2018

Resident vies for clerk

A Green River resident announced she will challenge incumbent Donnalee Bobak for Sweetwater County Clerk of District Court. Annette Eychner, a Democrat, issued a campaign announcement last week. "I...

 
 By Staff Report    County    June 20, 2018

Republican sets sights on sheriff

A 21-year veteran of the Sweetwater County Sheriff's Office announced his intent to campaign for Sweetwater County Sheriff. John Grossnickle, a Republican originally from Cheyenne, holds a bachelor...

 
 By Staff Report    County    June 20, 2018

Barbuto campaigns for county commissioner

A former state legislator seeks election to the Sweetwater County Board of County Commissioners. Rock Springs resident Joe Barbuto, a Democrat, announced his intent to run last week in a press release...

 
 By Staff Report    County    June 20, 2018

Lloyd seeks commissioners office

A Green River resident has decided to seek election to the Sweetwater County Board of County Commissioners. Roy Lloyd, a 14-year resident of the county, said he wants to forge new relationships and...

 
 By Staff Report    County    June 13, 2018

RS attorney suspended

A Rock Springs attorney was suspended by the Wyoming Supreme Court for rule violations of the Wyoming Rules of Professional Conduct. According to a press release, Robert Hiatt Jr., was issued an order of 30-day suspension to begin July 2. According...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    June 13, 2018

Racer takes 2nd, 2 top-5 finishes

Green River’s Zac Taylor took second in his ASCS Frontier Region debut at Gillette Thunder Speedway June 1. “For our first sprint car race of the season with a new engine, I couldn’t be more excited,” Taylor said. “It was a phenomenal...

 
 By Staff Report    County    June 6, 2018

Republican seeks election as clerk

A Republican candidate is seeking to become the next Sweetwater County Clerk. Cindy Lane announced her candidacy in an email to the Green River Star. Lane, who lives in Rock Springs, currently serves the Sweetwater County Republican Party as its...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    May 30, 2018

County swimmers take state title

Swimmers from the Sweetwater Aquatics Team earned a state championship earlier this year. The swimmers competed at the 2018 winter championships representing both Green River and Rock Springs. The...

 

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