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Articles from the January 9, 2019 edition

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 By David Martin    City    January 9, 2019

Truck stop concerns voiced

Concerns about the potential construction of a truck stop west of Jamestown continue to grow after a zone change was approved by the Sweetwater County Commissioners last month. During the commissioner...

 

Fire season has ended for now

To sum up 2018: it was a both a good and bad year for fires. Sweetwater County Fire Warden Mike Bournazian gave the Sweetwater County Commissioners an update on the 2018 fire season, but he wasn’t...

 
 By David Martin    City    January 9, 2019

Program helps students improve

A Friday afternoon program at Green River High School is credited with helping students improve their academic skills and grades. According to the high school’s principal, Darren Howard, the...

 
 By David Martin    County    January 9, 2019

Center hires new director

A county resident has been tapped to head up the Sweetwater Combined Communications Center. Last week, the joint powers board overseeing the center announced it hired Rick Hawkins as its next...

 

Man accused of punching kid

A 21-year-old man was charged with a felony after he allegedly punched a 15-year-old boy in the face. Chance D. Wood, of Green River, was arraigned in the Third District Court of Judge Nena James for...

 

Buddy Kaumo

Buddy Kaumo, 72, passed away Dec. 31, 2018, at his home in Rock Springs. He was a lifelong resident of Rock Springs. Kaumo was born April 25, 1946, in Rock Springs, the son of Angelo Luigi Kaumo and...

 

Brad Michael Stassinos

Brad Michael Stassinos of Rock Springs passed away Jan. 2, 2019, in Rock Springs. Brad was born April 5, 1984, the son of Mary Stassinos and was fathered and raised by his Pappa Harry Stassinos until...

 

Cornelio Santana Montoya

Cornelio Santana Montoya, 91, passed away Jan. 1, 2019, at his home in Fort Bridger. He was born July 26, 1927, in Alamosa, Colo., to Victor and Casilda Medina Montoya. He was a section foreman for th...

 

Agnes Jane Wylie

Agnes Jane Wylie, 70, passed away Dec. 31, 2018, at her home in Rock Springs. She was a resident of Rock Springs for 47 years and is a former resident of Bingham Canyon, Utah.  Wylie was born Aug....

 

Martin (Marty) Hettervig

Martin (Marty) Hettervig, 55, of Buxton, N.D., passed away Dec. 30, 2018 in Fargo, N.D. He was born on Oct. 8, 1963, in Grand Forks, N.D. the son of Ernest and Barbara Hettervig. He attended grade...

 

Seeking efficiencies in Wyoming

As the 2019 legislative session approaches, a major discussion topic in state government from 2018 moves to action. That topic is “government efficiency.” You’ve likely heard it mentioned on the campaign trail from candidates, in news...

 
 By Lu Sweet    Opinion    January 9, 2019

Lifelong learning: Paying yourself

If you are like me, you worry a little about stretching the dollar during the holidays. Of course, as has always been the case no matter where I have worked in education, my December paycheck has arrived the last day before vacation in December....

 
 By David Martin    Sports    January 9, 2019

Wrestlers take 2nd at Thoman

The Wolves are riding high after a second-place finish at their annual Thoman Soda Ash Memorial Wrestling Invitational. The Wolves went 6-1 in dual meets and were undefeated in their pool. Green...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    January 9, 2019

Boys drop 3 during Cheyenne tournament

A weekend tournament in Cheyenne ended badly for the Wolves basketball team. The Wolves lost each game they played during the weekend, losing against Laramie 73-64 in overtime, to Cheyenne Central...

 

Girls lose against eastern Wyo. teams

The Green River Lady Wolves basketball team traveled to the east side of the state for a tournament and lost three games. On Thursday the Lady Wolves lost to Laramie 56-43, while on Friday they lost...

 

Wolves swimmers continue winning ways

Two meets competed in and two first-place finishes to show for it. The Green River High School boys swimming and diving team took first in Green River and in Evanston this weekend.  The Wolves swam...

 
 By Staff Report    People    January 9, 2019

Hampton Inn employees recognized

Three employees of the Green River Hampton Inn and Suites were recognized at the quarterly REACH (Rare and Exceptional Achievement for Customer service in Hospitability) awards last month, according to a press release issued by the Sweetwater County...

 

First baby of 2019 was impatient

Arkyn William Leavitt is Sweetwater County's first baby of 2019. Craig and Hilary Hollihan Leavitt of Green River expected him to enter the world on Jan. 13. Arkyn had other plans. Memorial Hospital...

 

Miniature treasure chests decorated

Keeping the mind and hands active is something one resident tries to encourage seniors to do through her crafts. On Friday, Mission at Castle Rock Rehabilitation Center and Villa residents were busy...

 

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