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More county commissioner scholarship applicants needed

College is expensive. This is something that is common knowledge at this point, which is why it’s hard for me to believe the county hasn’t received a lot of applications for its scholarships in...

 

Dance and cheerleaders take second at state

The Green River cheer and dance teams returned home with a few second place finishes at state. Last week, the Wolf Pack Dance Team participated in the 4A division hip hop dance and jazz competitions,...

 

Rep. Stith criticized for bill support

A local legislator may have had intentions of giving the Sweetwater County Commissioners a friendly update, but it quickly turned into the Commissioners questioning whether or not he had the...

 

GR seniors enjoy games at center

Seniors were keeping themselves busy Friday morning by playing games. About a dozen men were in the pool room enjoying the new felt on a couple of pool tables at the Golden Hour Senior Center, while...

 

Speech and debate team takes 1st

The speech and debate team finished the regular season strong when it took first in its last tournament before state. This past weekend, the Green River High School Speech and Debate team traveled to...

 

Radio operators seek to advance in class

A couple of residents were trying to see if they had what it takes to move up a level as a Ham radio operator. On Saturday, the Sweetwater Amateur Radio Club and its amateur radio testing group were...

 

Girls prepare for State tournament

The Lady Wolves basketball team knew they had to win at least two games at regionals in order to advance to state.  They won three and took third place at the 4A West Regional Basketball Tournament...

 

GR young authors receive awards

Hundreds of entries were whittled to three winners in each fiction, nonfiction and poetry category for this year’s Young Authors Awards in Green River. Steve Schwartz, Sweetwater County School...

 

Girls basketball goes 1 for 1 over weekend

The Lady Wolves basketball team ended its regular season with one win and one loss. Both conference games were real nail biters with the score going back and forth in the last quarter. In the Rock Spr...

 

Indoor track team competes in final meet before State

In its last tune up before State, the Green River indoor track team traveled to the University of Wyoming this past Friday to participate with nine other Wyoming teams at the university’s field...

 

A cold's impact on my life

I thought my days of going without a shower for a few days was over when both of my children were in elementary school. I was wrong. Recently, I rediscovered this feeling when my two sons and I got...

 

Ciner miners return to work

Elevated levels of methane gas were the cause of a mine evacuation at Ciner Saturday morning. According to a press release from Ciner, monitors detected elevated methane levels early Saturday...

 

County seeks impact funding

Sweetwater County is requesting about $5.3 million in impact funds for the TransWest transmission-line project, which will run through portions of the county. During a recent Sweetwater County...

 

Separation plan approved

Sweetwater County will offer a volunteer separation program for qualifying employees. During the Sweetwater County Commissioners meeting Tuesday morning, the Commissioners unanimously approved a...

 

MHSC discusses expanding into ambulance service

Discussion about whether or not the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County will take over Sweetwater County’s ambulance service took place at the Sweetwater County Commissioners meeting. Representat...

 

GR seniors paint bowls

More than a dozen Mission at Castle Rock Rehabilitation and Villa residents painted bowls for a cause. Last Wednesday, tables were lined with residents and CRRC employees painting bowls for the...

 

Program piques students' interest

Students who attended a recent Science, Technology, Engineering and Math night left with a better understanding of what it would take to think like a computer scientist. Sara Wisniewski, Monroe...

 

5 swimmers earn All-State

The Wolves swimming and diving came home with first and second-place finishes in individual and relay events and with fifth overall at state. This past weekend, the Green River High School team...

 

Lady Wolves topple Evanston, Jackson

The Lady Wolves basketball team has won their last four games, including two non-conference and two conference, and they are setting their sights on more this week. On Thursday, the Lady Wolves took...

 

Students celebrate Valentine's Day

Last Thursday schools across Green River were busy celebrating Valentine's Day with their students. At Monroe Elementary School, students in kindergarten through fifth grade were busy handing out...

 

Speech and debate team takes 1st

The speech and debate team took first this weekend in a Jackson tournament. The Green River High School Speech and Debate team competed against eight other teams at this tournament and came out on...

 

Swim team heads to State

With state taking place this week, the Wolves swimming and diving team was happy to qualify two more. Last week, the team competed in Rock Springs Wednesday night and a second time in Green River...

 

Lady Wolves win 2 games on the road

The Lady Wolves basketball team traveled to Riverton and Cody this weekend and came home with two more wins. The two non-conference wins, take the Lady Wolves to 9-9 in the regular season. In the...

 

Sheriff's office plans snowcat buy

The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Department will probably move forward with the purchase of a reconditioned snowcat. During a recent Sweetwater County Commissioners meeting, Sheriff John Grossnickle...

 

County may return land to BLM

A parcel next to the Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport may be given back to the Bureau of Land Management. Rickey Rocky, Sweetwater County Parks and Recreation board president, said the model RC...

 

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