Articles from the January 8, 2020 edition

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 By David Martin    County    January 8, 2020

New county chairman elected

The Sweetwater County Commissioners elected a new chairman for the group Tuesday morning, opting to give the role to Commissioner Randy Wendling. Commissioner Wally Johnson was the previous chairman...

 
 By David Martin    County    January 8, 2020

Charges upset realtors

Recent charges for use of the county’s iDoc records system has created escalating tensions between realtors and Sweetwater County, with one realtor having retained an attorney to represent her....

 
 By Staff Report    City    January 8, 2020

Star awarded county designation for 2020

Sweetwater County residents looking for legal information from the county government will be able to find it in pages of this newspaper. The Sweetwater County Commissioners named the Green River Star its newspaper designee for 2020 after a unanimous...

 
 By Staff Report    People    January 8, 2020

Debaters end year on high note

The Green River High School Speech and Debate team ended 2019 on a high note with their recent competition at the Holiday Classic at Cheyenne East in December. As one of the largest tournaments in the region with 29 schools, including attendance from...

 

Teofilo "Tuffy" Romero

Teofilo “Tuffy” Romero passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family. He was a resident of Rock Springs for 75 years. Following cremation, a celebration of life will take place Saturday at the Young at Heart Senior...

 

William Jacob (Jay) Zumbrennen

William Jacob (Jay) Zumbrennen was born 6-24-1940 and passed away peacefully on 1-1-2020 at Advanced Health Care in Billings, Mont. Jay was born in Rock Springs to Bill and Margaret Zumbrennen, he was one of 5 siblings....

 

RS man fired for bird rescues

Dominion Energy fired an oilfield worker in Rock Springs after the employee saved an estimated 50 waterfowl from wastewater ponds. Adam Roich said he’s rescued about that many waterfowl in the last five years after they landed in tainted ponds at h...

 

Our view: Changes raise inconvenient questions

While a recent change in federal regulation has risen the age required to buy tobacco and electronic vaping products to 21, the change also raises some questions about when a person can make adult choices. The regulation change was heralded as a...

 

A new direction for a new year

Welcome to 2020! I realize I’m a bit late on that take, but when the first publication of the new year doesn’t come out until Jan. 8, sometimes things have to wait. I realize I could have written...

 

Shed the fear of cancer treatment

Mrs. B came into the emergency room one night, years ago, with some stress related issue. After taking her history, I began to suspect there was something else bothering her. As I was beginning her physical exam she blurted out, “I know there is a...

 

Scientists blast inaction on sage grouse issues

In some 50 years of working as a sage grouse scientist, Clait Braun has seen it all. He’s witnessed the adoption of conservation plans, their subsequent dilution, the loss and degradation of sage grouse habitat, the waxing and waning of...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    January 8, 2020

Swimming results for Lander surprise meet

Due to closed roads, the many swimming teams were unable to go to a scheduled meet in Laramie. The Wolves ended up competing in a Lander meet scheduled to allow teams a chance to compete. Green River competed against Lander, Riverton and Rawlins in...

 

Wolves win at Thoman tourney

The Wolves wrestling squad took first in the platinum group at Bill Thoman Soda Ash tournament hosted in Green River Friday and Saturday. During pool competition Friday, the Wolves came out on top in...

 

Pokes drop Border War game

From the University of Wyoming The Wyoming Cowboys struggled shooting from the field in a 72-61 loss to Colorado State on Saturday afternoon in Moby Arena in Fort Collins, Colo. in the first Border war matchup of the season. The Pokes were led in...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    January 8, 2020

Pickleball gains fans in GR

A growing sport, combining aspects of tennis, ping-pong and badminton, has earned fans in Green River. Pickleball might not be a sport many people are familiar with, but anyone going to the Green...

 

Library outreach program serves seniors

From the Sweetwater County Library System The Sweetwater County Library System's mission is to improve the quality of life in our county. The library does this in a number of ways: Presenting...

 

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