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City should receive racing money

The city should start seeing money from the historic racing and off-track betting establishment in Green River. Eugene Joyce, Wyoming Horse Racing LLC., president and general manager, gave a brief...

 

New Third District Court Judge appointed

The Third District Court will have a new judge when Judge Nena James retires in October. According to a press release, Governor Mark Gordon appointed Suzannah Robinson to be the District Court Judge...

 

Events Complex director would like $24 million

The Sweetwater County Events Complex needs improvements and would like sixth-penny projects sales tax to pay for the estimated $24 million is would cost to complete them. Events Complex Director Larry...

 

Probation given in assault case

A Green River man accused of strangling and throwing his pregnant girlfriend through a closet door was placed on supervised probation. Michael Junior Martinez, 41, appeared in the Third District Court...

 

Outside engineer examines city's streets

In order to determine the condition all Green River streets are in, the city hired a street surface inspection company to review every street. At the last Green River City Council meeting, the...

 

GR Council narrows down 6th-penny project list

The city is going to request about $53 million in projects, which will be completed using the sixth-penny special purpose tax funding, if the tax is approved. Tuesday night, the Green River City...

 

County to acquire funding for two buildings near RS

The Sweetwater County commissioners decided to take out a $10-million loan to help pay for the construction of two new facilities, which will be located near the detention center. At an August...

 

Lady Wolves Volleyball team wins 1, loses 1

The Green River Lady Wolves volleyball team split the week with a win and a loss while at home. The Lady Wolves will have one more home game against Evanston on Thursday at 6 p.m., before they travel...

 

Swimmers take 1st

The Lady Wolves swim team came out on top in two competitions this past week. Last Thursday, the Green River High School Lady Wolves came in first at the Rock Springs High School swim meet. On...

 

Tennis team takes 2nd at regionals

Both the Wolves and Lady Wolves tennis teams took second at Regionals this past weekend. “Regionals played out like I thought it would based on our season results,” head coach Phil Harder said. Th...

 

Seniors earn tickets at spirit-week event

During spirit week at the senior center last week, seniors had numerous special activities to participate in. "I'm just trying to do something different," Irish Kreis, Golden Hour Senior Center...

 

Color run fun

In effort to reward students who participated in the Sweetwater County Library's summer reading program, Monroe Elementary School hosted a color run to celebrate. As children ran by Monroe Parent...

 

Wolves lose on the road

The Wolves football team might have played better this week against Rawlins, but the Outlaws still pulled out a win, 18-7. The Rawlins Outlaws received the ball first and quickly marched down the...

 

Lady Wolves swimming earn 3 pool dual wins

The Green River swimmers continue to improve each time they get in the pool to compete. This time, the Lady Wolves traveled to Laramie and Cheyenne to compete in duals against Laramie, Cheyenne East,...

 

Board approves truck stop

Despite a signed petition with about 60 signatures and a few residents voicing opposition to Love’s Truck Stop locating in Jamestown, the Sweetwater County commissioners approved a request for the...

 

GR Council considers 6th-penny tax

After a 50-minute conversation about the sixth-penny, special-purpose tax, Green River council members decided to think about what projects they want to fund and how much to ask for this time. City Ad...

 

Kidney donor ready for surgery

Deciding to donate a kidney wasn't a hard decision for one Green River woman. When Rachelle Morris found out her sister's friend Jesse Laughter may need a kidney transplant, she immediately said she...

 

New coach named for Lady Wolves soccer team

He may be the new head coach for the Lady Wolves Soccer team, but everyone associated with the program already knows him. Chris Nielsen was officially named the Green River High School Lady Wolves...

 

Swimmers take 1st at home meet

The Lady Wolves swim team took advantage of swimming at their home pool and came out on top of eight other teams attending their meet. On Friday and Saturday, the Green River High School Lady Wolves...

 

GRHS volleyball team picks up first win

It was another great learning experience for the Lady Wolves Volleyball team as they played several teams at a tournament this weekend. The Green River Lady Wolves traveled to Gillette to participate...

 

Boots used as weapon

A man accused of strangling his girlfriend and then kicking her in the face with a steal-toed boot claims he’s innocent. Jeramia Rael, 40, of Green River, pleaded not guilty at an arraignment in the...

 

Machete used in threat

A man accused of threatening his father with a machete was bound over to Third District Court last week. Robert Mandros, 20, Green River, recently appeared in the Third Circuit Court at a preliminary...

 

Sixth-penny project requests are just too big

With project requests totaling more than $230 million for the sixth-penny tax initiative, the Sweetwater County commissioners fear a tax request that big could turn off voters. During the Sweetwater...

 

Rough start to volleyball season

It was a bit of a rough start to the season for the Green River Lady Wolves Volleyball team as the team went winless at a tournament in Cokeville. However, despite the losses this weekend, the Lady...

 

Trails Days set

This year’s ninth annual Trail Day celebration will be like none ever hosted in Sweetwater County before. Brenda Skorcz of the Sweetwater Mountain Bike Association, said the group is honoring Wyomin...

 

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