Articles from the January 11, 2024 edition

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  • Saving the city money

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Jan 11, 2024

    This week the Green River City Council continued discussions regarding Wyoming Waste Systems, the company's contract with the city, and potential changes to some of the company's programs, particularly yard waste collection during winter months. The council had a workshop Tuesday night to further discuss these topics, during which it was noted that the reason the city originally established the contract with Wyoming Waste was to save money for the residents of Green River. City Administrator...

  • Students track their progress at Truman

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Jan 11, 2024

    At Truman Elementary, students not only work on making progress in their education, they track it in tangible ways so they can see how far they've come. Staff members from Truman spoke to the Sweetwater County School District No. 2 Board of Trustees during their meeting Tuesday night and presented on the school's use of Student Data Binders. "We really decided to start implementing data binders when we found out how much growth that they can have in students," Third Grade Teacher Jaime Olson...

  • 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

  • Cinda Lou Grover

    Jan 11, 2024

    Cinda Lou Grover, 59, passed away Sunday, December 31, 2023 peacefully with her husband by her side at the University of Utah Medical Center. She was a life-long resident Rock Springs, Wyoming. She died following a courageous lengthy battle. She was born August 26, 1964 in Rock Springs, Wyoming; the daughter of William Ingle and Delores Stout Ingle. Mrs. Grover attended schools in Rock Springs and was a 1982 graduate of Rock Springs High School. She married the love of her life Steven Grover... Full story

  • Eva Marie Wieburg

    Jan 11, 2024

    Eva Marie Wieburg, 70, passed away peacefully surrounded by her husband Monday, January 1, 2024. She was a resident of Green River for 40 years and former resident of Rock Springs, Riverton and Casper, Wyoming. She died following a two year long courageous battle with Cancer. Mrs. Wieburg was born November 16, 1953 in Riverton, Wyoming; the daughter of Elmer Holmes and Eva Clara Herrera. She attended schools at Saint Stephens Mission, Riverton and Casper, Wyoming. She was a 1971 graduate of... Full story

  • Lydia (Lilly) Garcia

    Jan 11, 2024

    Lydia (Lilly) Garcia was called to be with her Maker, Thursday, December 21, 2023. Mrs. Garcia, who was born and raised in Bisbee, was a resident of Bisbee, Arizona, Green River, Wyoming and Naco, Arizona. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Joe of Naco, AZ; sons Glenn Garcia (Colleen Garcia), Steven Garcia (Chrissy Garcia), and Anthony Garcia (Brandi Garcia); granddaughters Alli Garcia, Sophia Garcia, Maya Garcia, and Abigail Garcia; and grandsons Evan Garcia, and Sean Garcia; brothers... Full story

  • Alma E. Hansen Jr.

    Jan 11, 2024

    Alma E. Hansen Jr., 66, passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2024 with his wife by his side at his home in Green River. He was born on January 27, 1957 in Logan, Utah, the son of Alma E. Hansen and Donna Mae Matlock Hansen. Alma was a 1975 graduate of Bear River High School. He worked many jobs as a mechanic and heavy duty mechanic. Alma was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He married Patricia Marie Hunsaker on December 10, 1976 in Tremonton, Utah. Alma enjoyed spending... Full story

  • Whoo are you looking at?

    Jan 11, 2024

    An owl spotted in a yard in Green River gives a grumpy look to the camera.... Full story

  • Letter to the Editor: Putting people first

    Jan 11, 2024

    Dear Editor, Residential Property taxes are up 87% and out of control. No one, young or old, can afford a home because of the government rent. 540,000 people are being asked to pay more residential property tax while state and counties sit on $2 billion in reserves. lists 3,400 tax liens on homes in Wyoming. The Legislature must come up with a permanent fix to our broken tax code. The Constitution was written to restrict government, not People. Legislators forget they are elected to restrict government, not people. Everything in...

  • Green River Police Department reports for Jan. 2 - 7

    Jan 11, 2024

    Green River Police Department reports for Jan. 2 At 10:37 p.m., officers responded to a report of a traffic offense. At 10:54 a.m., officers responded to a report of a disturbance. At 12:20 p.m., officers responded to a report of larceny. At 12:22 p.m., officers responded to a report of threats/harassment. At 1:47 p.m., officers responded to Expedition Academy for a report of a juvenile in possession of a vaping device. Officers subsequently issued a citation for alleged use/possession of tobacco by a minor and completed a report of the... Full story

  • 35 years of service and support: Firefighter honored

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Jan 11, 2024

    Firefighters in Green River tend to stick around - some even more than others. Most volunteer firefighters around the country stay active for about five years. In Green River, the average is higher, with many volunteers serving for roughly a dozen years. But there are only an elite few who have ever reached 35 years with the Green River Fire Department, and now Captain Jeb Burnett has joined their ranks. GRFD Co-chief Larry Erdmann shared these statistics at a special service award celebration...

  • Rocking out with the family

    Jan 11, 2024

    Sam Zampedri, lead vocalist for local band Zamtrip, welcomed her niece and nephew, Rori and Luke Zampedri, to the stage during this year's Music for Vets. This year's event, the 10th annual fundraiser, brought in $65,471.15, exceeding last year and setting a new record. The money raised goes to the Veterans Relief Fund to assist local veterans. The other members of Zamtrip, which was just one of the bands that played during the night, are Kyle Zampedri on guitars and vocals, Cory Zampedri on... Full story

  • Sweetwater Memorial has new chef manager

    Deb Sutton, MHSC Marketing Director|Jan 11, 2024

    Preparation and communication is the secret to cooking for large groups of people, according to Robert Adams, the new chef manager at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. Unidine, the hospital's contracted food service provider, made a good choice with Adams, said Chief Clinical Officer Kari Quickenden. "We are excited to have Chef Rob on board," Quickenden said. "He is committed to taking our meal service and retail programs to the next level." Adams said he grew up with a love of cooking.... Full story

  • Wolves place third at two meets

    Jackie Finch, General Manager|Jan 11, 2024

    The Green River Wolves Swimming and Diving team has a young group of athletes this year, and they have been keeping up with the competition. In both of their meets last week, the Wolves came in third place. Green River competed in the Rock Springs Invite against Rock Springs, Evanston and Lyman last Thursday. There were standout performances by Keegan Gailey, who came in first in the One-Meter Diving event, and Colin Gilmore, who came in first in the 200 Yard IM and second in the 100 Yard...

  • Wrestlers take top spots in Vernal Tournament of Champions

    Pete Rust, Contributor|Jan 11, 2024

    The Green River Wolves Boys and Girls Wrestling teams, both Varsity and Junior Varsity, competed this past week on Friday and Saturday in one of the long-running, prestigious regional wrestling meets in this area. The 52nd Annual Tournament of Champions in Vernal, Utah had teams from Utah, Colorado and Wyoming. The Varsity boys team finished fifth out of 34 teams and had six of their 16 wrestlers place in the top eight. The top finisher in the tourney for the boys was James Herwaldt, who took...

  • Sports brief: Indoor Track

    Jan 11, 2024

    While the Green River High School Indoor Track Team was scheduled for their first meet in Casper this Friday and Saturday, they have rescheduled, possibly due to weather, to head towards the Snake River Open at Idaho State University on Saturday. Head Track Coach Dan Hansen reports that the team currently consists of 21 boys and 11 girls. He adds there are three seniors, 10 juniors, 10 sophomores and nine freshman. “It will be exciting to get the first meet under our belts and get some times and distances and heights,” Coach Hansen sai...

  • Wolves make improvements, get win in Cheyenne

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Jan 11, 2024

    The Green River High School Boys Basketball team started the new year off with some tough competition at the James Johnson Winter Showcase in Cheyenne last weekend. "It was good to be back in action following several practices over Christmas break," Head Coach Laurie Ivie said. The Wolves took on three teams over the course of the three-day tournament, facing Sheridan, Cheyenne Central, and Cheyenne South. Green River came away with losses in their first two games but an exciting win to end the...

  • Lady Wolves compete at James Johnson Winter Showcase

    Jackie Finch, General Manager|Jan 11, 2024

    The Lady Wolves Basketball team recently traveled to compete in the James Johnson Winter Showcase in Cheyenne. Green River lost their first three games on Thursday and Friday, but ended the tournament with a win on Saturday. The Lady Wolves have had to work very hard this season to overcome obstacles thrown at them. They have had several key players that are unable to play, and it has put a lot of pressure on the team. On Thursday, Green River played against Sheridan. During the first quarter,...

  • How sage grouse eke by in Wyoming's carved-up coalbed methane country

    Mike Koshmrl,|Jan 11, 2024

    Newly published research exposes the role gas drilling infrastructure played in shrinking habitat for northeast Wyoming's dwindling sage grouse population - and it also provides a blueprint to help the imperiled species continue to exist on industrialized landscapes. In the Powder River Basin, a coalbed methane industry boom around the turn of the century brought with it some 30,000 wells, thousands of miles of roads, power lines and pipelines, along with scores of wastewater ponds resulting... Full story