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Craft fair has almost everything

From hats, scarfs, purses and handmade knick knacks to rocks, soap, jewelry and candles. The Golden Hour Senior Center's Craft Fair had a little bit of everything. On Friday evening and Saturday, the...

 

GRHS Speech and Debate Team takes 4th

Another road trip produced another fourth-place finish for the speech and debate team. The Green River High School Speech and Debate team traveled to Cheyenne this past weekend to compete in Cheyenne... Full story

 

Hospital needs work done

In what County Commissioner John Kolb described as “critical” to the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County’s operations, the Sweetwater County Commission is moving forward with the process to...

 

Sixth-penny projects questioned

Three streets have still not had improvements completed to them that are covered by the sixth-penny sales tax and one resident wanted to know why. During the Green River City Council meeting last...

 

Representing Wyo. through music

Playing an instrument is what allowed 13 Green River students to make their way across the country to perform in front of massive crowds and see national landmarks and monuments. Members of the Green...

 

Wolves return to the court

The boys basketball team will lean on its leadership to have a good season this year. "Our seniors work together like a well-oiled machine," head coach Laurie Ivie said. "Together, they make each...

 

The Lady Wolves are ready

The Lady Wolves basketball team has been hitting the courts for the past couple of weeks to prepare for the season. "We have a lot of girls that have come out to play basketball this year," head...

 

Ready to make a splash

The Green River Wolves swimming team is training hard for their first meet. Diving and assistant coach Rick Barker said this year there are about 26 swimmers and four divers who have decided to join...

 

What's the old library's fate?

Determining what to do with the old Carnegie Library is something the county is hoping a grant can help out with. During a recent Sweetwater County commissioners meeting, the board unanimously...

 

Holidays used to be separate

Remember when we used to have Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas on separate days? I do too. It used to be the holidays were more separated. Now, it seems like the commercialism of it all has...

 

Residents enjoy balloon turkey shoot

Armed with Nerf guns, the seniors set their sights on the target -- balloons with turkeys drawn on them. Sometimes they would hit one and other times they would miss, but the goal was always the...

 

GR students win recipe contest

A new item called the quesadilla burrito created by two Green River students will be added to a business's menu after they won the company's culinary competition. Vincent Leahy and Kassandra Reyes,... Full story

 

Anyone order some dog donuts?

A book motivated one Green River preschool class to make dog donuts and then take them to the animal shelter to feed the dogs. Last week, Nancy Johnson’s Monkey Class at the Green River Sweetwater...

 

First meet ends with 4th place finish

The speech and debate team ended its first meet with a fourth-place finish. The Green River High School Speech and Debate Team traveled to Casper this weekend to start this year’s season. Cheyenne...

 

GRHS grad receives honors

A Green River High School graduate is making a name for himself on the collegiate level in cross country. Braden Reichl, who is a sophomore at the D-2 school Michigan Tech University, was recognized f...

 

Solvay appeals assessment

Solvay Chemicals is appealing an assessed valuation in regards to property taxes. During the Sweetwater County Commissioners meeting Tuesday morning, the Commissioners heard an update from County Asse...

 

Board ready to stream live in December

Sweetwater County Commission meetings will start being streamed live sometime in December. During the Commission meeting Tuesday, the Commissioners voted unanimously to approve a motion to spend up to...

 

Veterans honored at center

As patriotic music played, Green River veterans gathered for a free meal and fellowship. On Friday, the Golden Hour Senior Center provided all veterans with a free meal, including a French dip, wedge...

 

Kids host Veterans Day program

Lincoln Middle School students wearing placards with names of veterans filled two sides of the auditorium, while the center seats were reserved for Veterans and family members. On Monday, LMS...

 

Christmas present drop-off now open in GR

Sweetwater County residents have the chance to send Christmas presents to those in other countries who wouldn’t normally receive one. Mindy France, Operation Christmas Child central drop off team...

 

Speech and Debate team to start season

With about 50 members, the Green River High School Speech and Debate team is preparing for its first tournament in Casper. “We remain one of the larger teams in Wyoming, but we have significantly...

 

Volleyball players honored

Two Lady Wolves volleyball players were named All-Conference, while one was also named All-State. Katie Banks was named both to All Conference and All State, while Madelyn Heiser was named to All...

 

Boy Scout earns his Eagle award

A Green River Boy Scout recently obtained the highest Boy Scout honor after carrying out his bat house project. For Boy Scout Troop 78 member Nathan Nelson, trying to help the community while... Full story

 

Swimmers take 2nd at state

The Lady Wolves Swimming Team showed they had what it took to swim with the big schools and came home with a second-place finish. During the meet, the several Lady Wolves broke school records....

 

The work put into a product

Each year, I have the honor of putting together, designing and laying out our Salute to the troops Veterans Day special section. It’s a time-consuming and meticulous task because I don’t want to...

 

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