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 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...

 
 By Staff Report    City    January 20, 2022

Former AD tapped for school board role

Tom Wilson, the former athletics director and industrial arts teacher for the district, was tapped to fill an unexpired term on the Sweetwater County School District No. 2 Board of Trustees. Wilson was one of three applicants considered by other...

 
 By Staff Report    City    January 13, 2022

Finalists chosen for board vacancy

Working from a group of eight applicants, the Sweetwater County School District No. 2 Board of Trustees selected three to interview during a special meeting scheduled for Monday. The special meeting takes places at the district’s central...

 
 By Staff Report    People    January 6, 2022

GR couple welcomes New Year's baby

A Green River couple welcomed the first newborn of 2022 early New Year's Day. Brooke Dimick and Skylar Marse welcomed their child Chad Michael Marse at 2:12 a.m., making Chad the first baby born at...

 
 By Staff Report    People    January 6, 2022

Actors' Mission receives building donations

The Actors’ Mission has recently received donations from the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation and the Thomas and Mary Kourbelas Trust, which will support the organization’s plans to build a blackbox theater in downtown Rock Springs. As work on...

 

FBI warns of phone scam

The Denver Division of the FBI is warning residents of both Colorado and Wyoming of a phone scam being conducted where the caller identifies themselves as a law enforcement official and asks for money or gift cards to clear supposed warrants and...

 

Festival of trees a success

YWCA of Sweetwater County’s Festival of Trees 2021 kicked off a festive start to the new year and helped raise over $20,000 to help support YWCA clients. The Festival of Trees is held each December to raise funds for all the services that YWCA...

 

Wrestlers fare well in Reno, Kemmerer meets

The Wolves wrestling program took on multiple teams over the weekend, competing at meets in Reno, Nevada and Kemmerer. “The team we took to Reno competed well against some top tier competition. As a team we placed 22nd out of 106 teams,” head...

 

Green River hosts Flaming Gorge Classic tournament

Basketball fans will have a lot of action to look forward to this weekend with the annual Flaming Gorge Classic. Athletics Director Tony Beardsley said the tournament is larger than it has been in previous years, with 19 girls varsity teams and 18...

 

Volleyball coach steps down

Longtime Green River High School volleyball coach Rikki Shantz has decided to step down from her position. An announcement was issued Tuesday evening by Athletics Director Tony Beardsley. “It has been an honor to work with so many great...

 

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