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  • Parks and Recreation receives funds for tree canopy preservation project

    Steve Core, City of Green River Communications Administrator|May 30, 2024

    The City of Green River Parks and Recreation Department will embark on a project aimed at preserving and enhancing the city's oldest tree canopy, located on the north side of the city. The city was awarded $89,122 in grant funding through the Inflation Reduction Act, granted by the United States Forest Service. The funds are passed through to the City of Green River by the Wyoming State Forestry Division (WSFD). Green River Parks and Recreation Director Katie Duncombe says the city's primary...

  • City and school district team up for additional practice baseball field

    Steve Core, City of Green River Communications Administrator|May 2, 2024

    The City of Green River teamed up with the Green River School District to provide a much-needed practice baseball and softball field. Little League Baseball and the local softball leagues have experienced an increase in participation and the need for more space. The School District has an old field located just North of the Central Administration building. City crews were able to level the field, that also includes a baseball backstop fence. City officials believe the field could be ready for... Full story

  • City deer count shows slight increase

    Steve Core, City of Green River Communications Administrator|Feb 22, 2024

    The City of Green River recently joined forces with the Wyoming Game and Fish to conduct the annual deer count within the city limits. The annual count started in 2017 after concerns were raised by the community of too many deer in the city limits. The count conducted February 8 was completed by city employees, Game and Fish personnel and a few volunteers. The city is divided into eight sections. The total number of deer counted was 112, the most since the count began eight years ago. Last... Full story

  • City looking for volunteers for Historic Preservation Commission

    Steve Core, City of Green River Communications Administrator|Jan 11, 2024

    Green River Mayor Pete Rust is asking for volunteers to help with the Green River Historic Preservation Commission. Rust says if you love history and you live in Green River, we have a great opportunity for you to help out your community. The Green River Historic Preservation Commission needs volunteers to sit on the board. Rust said, “we are hoping to find some new people with fresh ideas who can help revitalize some old programs or help develop new ones.” If you are interested, contact Diane Manning at 872-616 to get an application. For que... Full story

  • City of Green River exploring partnership for Flaming Gorge Days

    Steve Core, City of Green River Communications Director|Nov 22, 2023

    The City of Green River, which has been a long-time supporter and sponsor of the annual Flaming Gorge Days (FGD), is gauging the interest of establishing a new public/private partnership to plan and run Flaming Gorge Days in June 2024. If there is enough interest, the City will issue a formal request for proposal. The City Council is looking to continue to support the event both financially and with the City’s in-kind resources. The City Council has traditionally supported the FGD committees through a service contract in the range of $10,000 t... Full story

  • Green River Animal Control adds new yard funded by donations

    Steve Core, City of Green River Communications Administrator|Oct 19, 2023

    Thanks to donations, the Green River Animal Control Center has added more room for dogs to roam. Tracy Wyant, Community Service Supervisor, says the project could not have been completed without the many donations Animal Control has received over the years. Wyant says the history on the restricted donations fund started when Animal Control was approached by Smith's Food and Drug and they asked if they could donate money as a part of a program they were doing with pet sales. Animal Control also h... Full story

  • Former GRFD fire chief to be inducted into hall of fame

    Steve Core, City of Green River Communications Administrator|Jul 20, 2023

    Former longtime Green River Fire Chief Glenn Hill will be posthumously inducted into the Wyoming Fire Service Hall of Fame this August in Riverton. According to Byron Mathews, Wyoming State Fire Marshal, "induction into the Wyoming Hall of Fame is reserved for those individuals who have significantly influenced the Wyoming Fire Service as a whole." He added, "Chief Hill's contributions will be chronicled among the great leaders who have positively impacted the Wyoming Fire Service." Chief Hill s... Full story

  • City chooses not to bond, continues preliminary work on sixth penny projects

    Steve Core, City of Green River Communications Administrator|Jul 20, 2023

    While sixth penny projects will not begin construction in Green River until 2024, the city continues to do preliminary work on several of the approved initiatives. The city of Green River elected not to bond the projects for cost-saving reasons and knowing that there would be work that had to be done prior to starting them. Bonding could allow entities to begin projects sooner, however, at an interest rate cost that would add to the project totals. The city plans to use their $22 million... Full story

  • Comment period open for updated Greenbelt Master Plan

    Steve Core, City of Green River Communications Administrator|Jan 19, 2023

    Citizens are being asked to check out the updated master plan for the Greenbelt. The master plan is available for review on the City website at It is on the front page, about halfway down. Comments will be accepted through Feb. 17th and then will be presented for approval at the Feb. 21st Green River City Council meeting. The plan was facilitated by a grant from the National Parks Service Rivers, Trails, Conservation assistance program. Over 760 residents completed a survey commenting on the needs of Green River’s G... Full story

  • GR to get $6.25 million in ARPA funds

    Steve Core, City of Green River Communications Administrator|Nov 3, 2022

    The State Loan and Investment Board (SLIB), made up of the top five elected officials in Wyoming, awarded the City of Green River $6.25 million from a portion of the State's Federal ARPA funds. The City had requested $7.5 million, the maximum allowed, to help fund the proposed Wastewater Treatment plant. The SLIB board met recently in Cheyenne to consider $50 million of allocated money to be used toward water/sewer projects all across Wyoming. Over 100 projects were submitted. Green River was... Full story

  • Dog park to open spring/summer 2023

    Steve Core, City of Green River Communications Administrator|Oct 13, 2022

    Citizens in Green River have been asking about the dog park opening since the fence was erected and grass planted late this summer. Officials hope to have the park opened next spring or early summer. Brad Raney, Parks and Recreation Director says the new seeded lawn has come in well but still needs more time. A further round of seeding will most likely be needed in the spring to fill in some of the bare spots. Purchasing sod for the park would have used up nearly all of the funds raised by the N... Full story

  • GR shares sixth penny tax info

    Steve Core, City of Green River Communications Administrator|Oct 6, 2022

    With absentee voting for this year’s general election having begun on September 23, 2022, the City of Green River is sharing information to help residents understand the proposals within the Specific Purpose Tax initiative that will be included on the ballot this November. Along with the City of Rock Springs, towns of Granger, Superior, Wamsutter, Bairoil, and Sweetwater County, the City of Green River has put forth a list of basic infrastructure projects to be funded through an optional one percent sales and use tax, commonly called the S... Full story

  • Green River Fire Department to host September 11 Memorial Walk

    Steve Core, City of Green River Communications Administrator|Sep 8, 2022

    Green River Fire Department will be hosting a 9/11 Memorial Walk on September 11. The walk will take place beginning at Fire Station Two, 500 Shoshone Ave. The walk will begin by walking up Shoshone Avenue to Uinta, then turn right at Uinta to Monroe Avenue, then down Monroe Avenue to Hitching Post Drive and back to Station Two. The walk will be completed with the ringing of the bell on the fire engine. The walk will begin at 6:46 a.m. on September 11, commemorating the initial call to the World Trade Centers.... Full story

  • BMX track taking shape

    Steve Core, City of Green River Communications Administrator|Jul 21, 2022

    The dream of an outdoor BMX bike track in Sweetwater County is closer to reality following work over the past several weeks on leased land in Green River. The Southwest Wyoming BMX began to build the track thanks to several donations. The location is the old Bike Park in Green River. The old track was torn down to make room for the dual-purpose track, which will include a fenced-in competition track and a community pump track. Organizers will host an open house July 25 beginning at 4 p.m.,... Full story

  • City receives new columbariums for Riverview Cemetery

    Steve Core, City of Green River|Jul 14, 2022

    The City of Green River has received and placed two new columbariums at Riverview Cemetery after filling most of the three existing structures. Brad Raney, Parks and Recreation Director, says the two new Columbariums will hold up to 98 cremains. The Riverview Columbarium Gardens is located in the Southwest corner of the cemetery. Raney says the two new structures were placed next to an existing one so the city did not have to pour a new concrete sidewalk. The Parks and Recreation Department is... Full story