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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...

 

Residents enjoy weekly rides

Each week, residents at the Mission at Castle Rock Rehabilitation Center and The Villa get into the Villa's van and take a trip. During the summer months, the residents enjoy riding in the Villa's...

 

Barbershop quartet to perform

A group of four singers are going to perform "Forever Plaid" in front of a live audience this week. "Forever Plaid" is one of the most popular and successful musicals in recent history. The show is...

 

Resident ready for a kidney transplant

The day he was born, his parents knew he had a 50/50 chance of getting the disease.  Jesse Laughter, a lifelong Green River resident, always knew he had a chance of getting polycystic kidney...

 

County looks into consolidating facilities

Even though the Sweetwater County Commission decided to send out requests for proposals on the construction of two buildings, they aren’t sure if they will move forward or not. After more than an...

 

Toddler returns with crown

Wyoming's Baby Miss All American Girl, Rylie McMullan, took her talents to the national stage and came home with two awards. Rylie, an 18-month-old from Green River, recently attended the All...

 

Back to school morning frenzy has started already

It’s like a scene out of a movie depicting the perfect morning. A mother making breakfast, politely waking her kids up with the smell of bacon, pancakes and eggs she’s made them for breakfast, whi...

 

Castle Rock Ambulance can continue

Castle Rock Hospital District is looking at ways to keep the ambulance service going. “It’s an essential service. Kind of like the police department and fire department,” Todd Toolson, Castle...

 

Airport to receive funding for commercial terminal

The Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport will receive funding for commercial terminal upgrades. During the Sweetwater County commissioners meeting Tuesday morning, airport director Devon Brubaker said...

 

Baked goods make center money

Using baked good sales to benefit an entire facility is something Green River senior citizens are doing. For several weeks, volunteers of the Golden Hour Senior Center have been selling baked goods...

 

Vietnam memorial wall arrives

The Vietnam Veterans Moving Wall Memorial is once again visiting Sweetwater County. Residents and travelers driving along Interstate 80 will have the chance to visit the memorial wall at Western...

 

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