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Articles from the January 12, 2023 edition

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Music for Vets rocks out and raises funds

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...

 
 By David Martin    City    January 12, 2023

District approves revised public records policy

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...

 

Laurie Lynne Acker Randall

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... Full story

 

Robert (Bob, Bobby) Lee McGee

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 hardwork... Full story

 

Jim Jensen

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... Full story

 

Kirk Blake

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... Full story

 

Mark Stolt

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,... Full story

 

Don Robertson

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... Full story

 

Our View: Newspapers provide a record

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...

 

The importance of investing in the arts

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...

 

Green River Police Department reports for Jan. 3 - 8

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.... Full story

 

First baby born in 2023 arrived Jan. 4

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... Full story

 

Child Developmental Center PTO hosts winter clothing drive

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... Full story

 

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

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... Full story

 
 By Deb Sutton    People    January 12, 2023

MHSC will award three college scholarships

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... Full story

 

Teamwork contributes to victories

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...

 

Lady Wolves win Cheyenne South

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...

 
 By Raena Finch    Sports    January 12, 2023

Boys stay motivated despite losses

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...

 
 By Pete Rust    Sports    January 12, 2023

Wrestlers show improvement every week

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...

 
 By Stephen Dow    News    January 12, 2023

Healing through horses

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...

 
 By Mary Steurer    News    January 12, 2023

Wyoming sailor's remains identified with new technology

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...

 
 By Mike Koshmrl    News    January 12, 2023

Goldfishing the Tetons

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...

 
 By Mike Koshmrl    News    January 12, 2023

Game and Fish leaders pressed on migration designation delays

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...

 

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