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 By Staff Report    City    January 13, 2022 

Finalists chosen for board vacancy

Working from a group of eight applicants, the Sweetwater County School District No. 2 Board of Trustees selected three to interview during a special meeting scheduled for Monday. The special meeting takes places at the district’s central...

 
 By Hannah Romero    County    January 13, 2022 

Raising awareness of modern slavery

Slavery still exists and is a widespread problem, not only through the world but in Wyoming. Human trafficking, often referred to as modern slavery, involves exploiting adults or children and forcing...

 

PacifiCorp continues to run coal unit with approval in limbo

PacifiCorp continues to operate unit 2 at the Jim Bridger coal-fired power plant despite running afoul of a federal regional haze permit — an infraction some believed would force a Jan. 1 shutdown. Gov. Mark Gordon, who recently attempted to...

 

Jose Francisco Saavedr

Jose Francisco Saavedra, 74, passed away Thursday January 6, 2022 at the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. He died following a sudden illness. Mr. Saavedra was a resident of...

 

Ronald "Ron" Hilbertus Noorda

Ronald "Ron" Hilbertus Noorda, 78, returned home to be with his Savior on January 6, 2022. He was surrounded by love and his family. Ron was born the second youngest of 8 to Hilbertus Noorda and Anna...

 

Lori Jo Bingham

Lori Jo Bingham, 62. passed away Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at her home in Green River, Wyoming. She was a resident of Green River for the past seven years and former resident of Denver, Colorado for...

 

William David "Dave" Miller

William David "Dave" Miller, 59, passed away peacefully with his family by his side, Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at his home in Rock Springs, Wyoming. Dave was a resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming for...

 

Ann Nicole Bennett

Ann Nicole Bennett, 41, passed away Sunday, January 2, 2022 at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, WY. She was born on August 6, 1980 in Rock Springs, WY, the daughter of Jay Thomas Bennett and Anna...

 

Sean Michael Fenske

Sean Michael Fenske passed away Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at his home in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was born on February 18, 1988 in Aurora, Illinois, the son of Ronald and Karen Fenske. He...

 

David B. Faigl

David B. Faigl, 73, of Rock Springs, WY, has passed away following a 3 year battle with cancer. On January 4th, his final day, he was surrounded by his wife and son. Dave B. Faigl was born on October...

 

Our View: Joining waste district would ultimately lower prices

Green River residents pay a lot for solid waste services when compared to Rock Springs residents only 15 miles to the east. Yes, a portion of property taxes levied in Rock Springs is paid to the Sweetwater County Solid Waste District No. 1, but the...

 

Take advantage of the lessons learned

Albert Einstein was one of the great intellects of our time. Throughout his life, he never stopped being curious and never stopped learning. As brilliant as he was, he always learned from his past,...

 

Green River Police Department reports for Jan. 4-11

Green River Police Department reports for Jan. 4 At 6:45 a.m., officers and EMS responded to a report of an unresponsive individual. EMS attempted life saving measures and the individual was pronounced deceased on the scene. No suspicious...

 
 By Hannah Romero    People    January 13, 2022 

City creates digital artwork tour

You can't spend much time in Green River without seeing works of art. Some are easily recognizable, like the John Wesley Powell statue in front of the Sweetwater County Historical Museum. Others may... Full story

 
 By David Martin    Sports    January 13, 2022 

Wolves qualify 3 swimmers for state

A pool problem in Rock Springs gave the Wolves a chance to host their rivals at home Friday, resulting in three swimmers punching their ticket to the state swim meet. The Wolves were initially...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    January 13, 2022 

Lady Wolves go 2-1 at Cheyenne invitational

The Lady Wolves basketball team still showed their opponents they’re a force to be reckoned with during the Taco John’s Invite in Cheyenne over the weekend. The girls won two of their three...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    January 13, 2022 

Boys basketball wins 2 more

There was a whole lot of basketball going on in Cheyenne with the annual Taco John’s Invite last weekend, with the Wolves earning two wins. The Wolves defeated Cheyenne Central 51-49 in a game...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    January 13, 2022 

Wrestlers prepare for Thoman tournament in Green River

Following competition in California and Utah, the Wolves will have a chance to wrestle at home during the annual Thoman wrestling tournament this week. Following a hiatus due to the winter break, the...

 

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