Articles from the January 12, 2023 edition

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  • Music for Vets rocks out and raises funds

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Jan 12, 2023

    Almost 700 people packed into the Island Pavilion last Saturday night and rocked out to five different bands, all to raise money to support veterans. This year was the ninth annual Music for Vets, a fundraiser created by local band ZamTrip in partnership with the American Legion. Each year the event brings in local and regional bands for a concert lineup as a way to raise money for the local Veterans Relief Fund. This year's event raised over $65,000. "This year was insane," ZamTrip member Cody...

  • District approves revised public records policy

    David Martin, Contributor|Jan 12, 2023

    With the group’s first meeting of the new year, the Sweetwater County School District No. 2 Board of Trustees discussed a number of topics Tuesday night, including a revised public documents policy and a funding decline the district will see in the next school year. The trustees approved a revised policy for people seeking public documents from the school district, which includes a revised fee schedule. Wyoming’s public records laws allow for local governmental agencies to charge for the tim...

  • Laurie Lynne Acker Randall

    Jan 12, 2023

    Laurie Lynne Acker Randall, 54, passed away on Thursday, December 22, 2022 at her mother's home in Rock Springs, Wyoming. Mrs. Randall was a resident of Old Fort, North Carolina for 38 years and former resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming. She was born October 24, 1968 in Rock Springs, Wyoming; the daughter of Larry F. Acker and Ida Claudine Bucho. Mrs. Randall attended schools in Rock Springs, Medford, Oregon and North Carolina. She earned her General Education Degree. She attended McDowell... Full story

  • Robert (Bob, Bobby) Lee McGee

    Jan 12, 2023

    Robert (Bob, Bobby) Lee McGee, 74, of St. Regis, Montana, passed away January 1st, 2023. Although Bob was born May 19th, 1948 in Oregon State, he grew up in Montana. He was widely-skilled and hardworking, logging the Montana mountains alongside his dad, working road construction all over western Montana, and as a certified blaster, his favorite part was "blowing shit up!" He eventually moved to Greenriver, Wyoming, where he worked at and retired from the FMC Mine. He and his wife, Mary, later se... Full story

  • Jim Jensen

    Jan 12, 2023

    Jim Jensen of Sturgis died after a brief illness on December 25th, he was 78. Jim and his wife, Jolene made their retirement home with their horses on 10 acres above Hog Heaven Campground, where Jim oversaw operations for 15 Rally seasons. Jim raised his family in Green River, Wyoming. Jim, Jolene, and their children Julie, John and Jess all competed in rodeo across the state and beyond. Jim and his best roping buddies packed up his motorhome and horsetrailer every January bound for Arizona to... Full story

  • Kirk Blake

    Jan 12, 2023

    On January 7, 2023 Kirk Blake left us to be with his heavenly family after a prolonged battle with disease. He was born on August 2, 1951 to Donald and Olive Blake in Hayden, Colorado. The oldest of 3 brothers, Kirk and his brothers grew up on the family ranch, just outside of the town of Hayden. Kirk graduated from Hayden High School in 1969 and in July 10, 1976, married Donna Martin in Craig, CO. Kirk and Donna had two sons Cody and Austin. In 1981 they moved to Rock Springs, WY when Kirk... Full story

  • Mark Stolt

    Jan 12, 2023

    Mark Stolt passed away unexpectedly on January 8, 2023 in Rock Springs, Wyo. at the age of 63. We are all devastated by this huge loss, he will be forever missed. He was born May 2, 1959 in Harvey, North Dakota to Verner and Carol Stolt. Mark grew up in North Dakota and later relocated to Wyoming where he met his love, Teresa, They later married in Teresa's hometown of Coaville, Utah on October 31, 2003. Mark loved all kinds of music; he was a motorcycle enthusiast who loved riding his Harley... Full story

  • Don Robertson

    Jan 12, 2023

    Don Robertson, 74, passed away Saturday, January 7, 2023 in Yuma, AZ. He was born on June 3, 1948 in Porterville, CA the son of James and Bernadine Robertson. He married Lena Harris June 16, 1967 in Porterville, CA. She preceded him in death on April 16, 2009. Don loved cooking fabulous meals for family and friends. Playing his guitar and singing to entertain others was also a large part of his life. He was an avid hunter and horseman for many years. He was always up for a round of golf and... Full story

  • Our View: Newspapers provide a record

    Jan 12, 2023

    When our society finds a better way to archive public records for the people, it will have the full support of this newspaper. Public notices (legals) are the surest way to let the citizens know how their tax dollars are being spent. They also create a permanent and secure record of the business of your government and they have run in these pages since this newspaper began. That won’t always be the case. Publishing on-line has been a boon to getting news into the hands of more people, and in getting government information to its citizens. B...

  • The importance of investing in the arts

    Michael Lange, Wyoming Arts Council Executive Director|Jan 12, 2023

    This week, my local hospital in Laramie made masks optional, rather than required, for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic. Although COVID is still a threat to the community, there is room for celebration. This “mask optional” sign at the hospital had me thinking back to the hardest times of the pandemic, when we all turned to the arts to add beauty to the world around us. We read books, watched movies, binged TV series, all of which we have to thank the creative minds of authors, screenwriters and actors. The irony of the wor...

  • Green River Police Department reports for Jan. 3 - 8

    Jan 12, 2023

    Green River Police Department reports for Jan. 3 At 8:26 a.m., officers responded along with EMS personnel for a report of an individual who was unresponsive. Officers attempted life saving measures but the individual was pronounced deceased. Officers contacted the coroner and detectives, gathered information, and completed a report of the incident, which is still under investigation. At 12:25 p.m., officers responded to a report of domestic violence. Officers met with individuals who reported an assault, gathered information, made contact... Full story

  • First baby born in 2023 arrived Jan. 4

    Tiffany Marshall, Memorial Hospital Foundation Executive Director|Jan 12, 2023

    The first baby born this year in Sweetwater County made her appearance on January 4, 2023. Chelsea and Justin Elenbaum of Green River welcomed a precious baby girl into the world on January 4. Baby Alora was born at 9:35 a.m. weighing 7 pounds, 13.3 ounces, and measuring in at 20 inches. Alora is the youngest of five, having two older brothers and sisters. Upon arrival, Alora was greeted with love and her parents were surprised with a thoughtful gift basket that the Memorial Hospital Auxiliary... Full story

  • Child Developmental Center PTO hosts winter clothing drive

    Staff Report|Jan 12, 2023

    The Sweetwater County Child Developmental Center PTO recently sponsored a winter clothing drive to collect hats, gloves, coats, and boots to provide to children in need. "We worked throughout the end of November and first part of December to gather what we could for donations, both monetary and actual winter clothing," Jessica Anson with the PTO explained. "With the help of generous donations from amazing local businesses, we were able to purchase hats and mittens for over 300 children in Sweetw... Full story

  • Federal grant of $3M awarded to Western for healthcare expansion

    Mikayla Larrow, Western Wyoming Community College|Jan 12, 2023

    On January 5 the U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced the decision of the Economic Development Administration (EDA) to award Western Wyoming Community College (Western) a $3 million grant to help diversify the economy of Southwest Wyoming by boosting the region's healthcare workforce. The EDA's investments will be matched with more than $5 million in state and local funds. The grant will be funded under the Assistance to Coal Communities (ACC) initiative. EDA awards funds to assist... Full story

  • MHSC will award three college scholarships

    Deb Sutton, Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County Marketing Director and PIO|Jan 12, 2023

    The deadline is March 31 for Sweetwater County graduating seniors to apply for three Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County college scholarship opportunities. The purpose of all three scholarships is to provide financial assistance to students who choose to pursue post-secondary education within the healthcare field. Sweetwater Memorial’s General Medical staff will award one scholarship to a high school senior from Sweetwater County School District No. 1, and one scholarship to a high school student from Sweetwater County School District No. 2... Full story

  • Teamwork contributes to victories

    Jackie Finch, General Manager|Jan 12, 2023

    The Green River Boys Swimming and Diving team had a fantastic weekend in the pool. They won both of the meets they competed in and the whole team contributed to the Wolves' victories. A lot of points were racked up in both meets thanks to the competitive divers that Green River has this year. Braxton Cordova took first place in both meets, followed by top finishers Kyle Kight and River Kirts. This senior trio has improved so much this season and they have really assisted the underclassmen. On Fr...

  • Lady Wolves win Cheyenne South

    Jackie Finch, General Manager|Jan 12, 2023

    The Green River Lady Wolves competed in the James Johnson Winter Classic in Laramie and Cheyenne last Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The Lady Wolves played in Laramie on Thursday against the Lady Plainsman. They started out slow but ended up playing better as the game went on, only losing to Laramie by seven points. "We gave up the lead, didn't rebound and got in too big of a hurry on offense," said Coach Rick Carroll. He felt this ultimately ended up hurting the team. Jayla Braden and Brianna...

  • Boys stay motivated despite losses

    Raena Finch, Contributor|Jan 12, 2023

    The Green River Wolves Boys basketball team played in another tournament the weekend of January 5 through January 7. On Thursday, January 5, the boys played Laramie. The top scorers were Xander Lindsey and Theron Archibald with 11 points each, Hunter Lake with with 10 points and Kason Ivie with nine points. Kason Ivie led the team with eight rebounds and Caleb Lake had seven assists. The Wolves worked great together as a team but couldn't take the lead from Laramie and ended the game with a...

  • Wrestlers show improvement every week

    Pete Rust, Contributor|Jan 12, 2023

    This past Friday and Saturday the Green River High School Wrestling teams split up, with six wrestlers traveling to Fresno, California to compete in the Doc Buchanan Invitational Wrestling Tournament, which is recognized as the toughest high school tournament on the West Coast. According to Head Wrestling Coach Josh Wisniewski, "Boy did it live up to that." The coach noted that they were able to witness some of the best wrestlers in the country go toe-to-toe, and "our wrestlers were in the...

  • Healing through horses

    Stephen Dow, Cody Enterprise Via Wyoming News Exchange|Jan 12, 2023

    CODY - "You picked the hardest horse," Tabitha was told more than once. Tabitha, a client in the Cedar Mountain Center's substance abuse recovery program, didn't care. There were plenty of horses that were quiet and still and gentle. Pebbles wasn't like that - "She had a high, intense energy," Tabitha said. For better or worse, Tabitha saw a little bit of herself in Pebbles, and she was drawn to the animal. "I watched how the other clients interacted with the horses, and nobody was interacting...

  • Wyoming sailor's remains identified with new technology

    Mary Steurer, Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange|Jan 12, 2023

    CASPER -Experts have identified the remains of a Sheridan sailor who died in the attack on Pearl Harbor during World War II. Herman Schmidt, 28, was a Navy Gunner's Mate Third Class aboard the USS Oklahoma, a Nevada-class battleship. Schmidt's remains were officially identified about two years ago, though the Department of Defense held off on announcing the news until his family could be fully briefed, according to a Monday press release from the department's Defense POW/ MIA Accounting Agency....

  • Goldfishing the Tetons

    Mike Koshmrl,|Jan 12, 2023

    GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK— It wasn’t AJ Duda’s first brush with angling for goldfish and other former aquarium dwellers within view of the Teton Range. The Pine Island, Florida teen, visiting Jackson Hole with family, had scouted this unlikely microfishing honey hole during a prior vacation. This time he came prepared. Armed with a spinning rod rig, line tipped with flies and small jigs, Duda worked the geothermally heated water coursing out of Kelly Warm Springs as it left the small pond....

  • Game and Fish leaders pressed on migration designation delays

    Mike Koshmrl,|Jan 12, 2023

    Pointing to a three-year delay in implementing Wyoming’s big game migration protection policy, some members of the Wyoming Wildlife Taskforce encouraged wildlife managers to act during the group’s final meeting. “We’re missing opportunities,” Sen. Larry Hicks (R-Baggs) said at the Dec. 14 meeting in Cheyenne. “It frustrates me to no end to sit here and say, ‘Well, we have to have the best-available science.’ We can’t afford the best-available science for every single wildlife population [or] corridor in the state of Wyoming. If that becomes t...