Articles from the November 3, 2022 edition


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  • Time to vote

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Nov 3, 2022

    It's time for the people to make their voice heard. The Wyoming General Election is Tuesday, November 8. Those who haven't already voted by absentee ballot can show up to the polls to cast their votes in person. Polling locations throughout Sweetwater County will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Voter ID is required at all polling locations. Early Absentee Voting at the Sweetwater County Courthouse at 80 West Flaming Gorge Way in Green River will be open during normal business hours up... Full story

  • Nation's first detention center therapy K-9

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Nov 3, 2022

    After the county commissioners approved a grant agreement at this week’s meeting, the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office is on-track to have the first therapy K-9 program inside a detention center in the United States. Sheriff John Grossnickle, Detention Center Deputy Caitlyn Zaragoza and Sweetwater County Grants Manager Krisena Marchal presented at the Sweetwater County Board of County Commissioners meeting on Tuesday to tell the commissioners about the idea for the new program and to get appro... Full story

  • GR to get $6.25 million in ARPA funds

    Steve Core, City of Green River Communications Administrator|Nov 3, 2022

    The State Loan and Investment Board (SLIB), made up of the top five elected officials in Wyoming, awarded the City of Green River $6.25 million from a portion of the State's Federal ARPA funds. The City had requested $7.5 million, the maximum allowed, to help fund the proposed Wastewater Treatment plant. The SLIB board met recently in Cheyenne to consider $50 million of allocated money to be used toward water/sewer projects all across Wyoming. Over 100 projects were submitted. Green River was... Full story

  • Joseph Frank Herman

    Nov 3, 2022

    We are sad to announce that Joseph Frank Herman, 42, passed away following a sudden illness, in the early hours of October 17 in Thayer, Missouri. Joe was born on his mother's birthday, December 15, 1979, to frank Herman and Jeanette Carroll in Casper. Joe lived with his mother and father until the passing of his father in 1982. Jeannette later got remarried to Rodney Hill of Green River, who adopted Joe through love. Their family relocated to Green River in 1991, where Joe completed high... Full story

  • Jax Lee James

    Nov 3, 2022

    Jax Lee James, 2 years old, passed away suddenly on October 21. He was born on June 8, 2020 in Rock Springs, the beloved son of Daniel Scott James and Kristina Lee Blount. Jax loved cars and dinosaurs. He could be always be found playing, pretending to be a puppy, snuggling his blankey and his "Ma." He looked up to his big brothers and sisters and wanted to do everything and anything they were doing. Jax had an infectious smile and his full-body laugh brought so much joy to anyone who was there... Full story

  • Jacqueline Brown

    Nov 3, 2022

    Jacqueline Brown, 88, passed away October 22, 2022 at Mission at Castle Rock Rehabilitation in Green River, Wyoming. Mrs. Brown was a resident of Green River for the past four years and former resident of Myrtle Creek, Oregon. She died following a lengthy illness. She was born October 29, 1933 in Flint, Michigan; the daughter of Jacob Youngs and Bertha Middleton. Mrs. Brown attended schools in Michigan. She married Melvin Brown in 1962 in Michigan; he later preceded her in death in 1999. Mrs.... Full story

  • John Marion Hewitt

    Nov 3, 2022

    John Marion Hewitt, 60, passed away Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at his home in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was a life-long resident of Rock Springs. Mr. Hewitt died of a sudden illness. He was born on August 14, 1962 in Rock Springs, Wyoming; the son of Roy Marion Hewitt and Angela Sophie Haun Hewitt. Mr. Hewitt attended schools in Rock Springs, Wyoming and was a 1981 graduate of Rock Springs High School. He worked for Mountain Fuel Supply Company and other construction companies as a Foreman... Full story

  • Gertrude Mary Gerrard

    Nov 3, 2022

    Gertrude Mary Gerrard, 85, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, October 29, 2022 at her home in Green River, Wyoming. She was a resident of Green River for 56 years and former resident of Hiawatha, Wyoming. She was born October 7, 1937 in Rock Springs, Wyoming the daughter of Robert Logan and Barbara Arnett. Mrs. Gerrard attended schools in Green River, Wyoming and graduated Lincoln High School in 1956. She also attended Western Wyoming Community College for 2 years. She... Full story

  • Spooky fun at the Halloween Parade

    Nov 3, 2022

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  • Letter to the Editor: Voter trust is built on truth

    Nov 3, 2022

    Dear Editor, The Truth for which I am speaking is not your self truth or being true to your-self but truth based on facts. Facts based truth is what gives a community long term stability, self-reflection and positive growth for everyone. Trust is something built over time through demonstrated true experience and professionalism. Every voter wants to trust that their candidates are being truthful and every candidate states they are truthful. During the primary the question was asked by a voter, “How do I know a candidate is being truthful?” The...

  • Green River Police Department reports for Oct. 21 - 30

    Nov 3, 2022

    Green River Police Department reports for Oct. 21 At 9:58 a.m., officers responded to a report of vandalism at the Embassy Tavern. Officers met with an employee of the Star Bus Transit who reported finding graffiti on the inside of one of the bus shelters. Officers gathered information and completed a report of the incident. At 12:18 p.m., officers responded to a report of fraud. Officers met with the owner of FGHD who reported a fraudulent transaction by a customer. Officers gathered information and completed a report of the incident. At... Full story

  • The fastest growing sport

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Nov 3, 2022

    "Did you see how awesome that lob was?" a pickleball player called out excitedly. Last week the Green River Pickleball group hosted a clinic at the Green River Recreation Center. Pickleball professionals Maureen O'Malia and Tracey Swenson came from Park City, Utah to teach local players how to improve their game. "We wanted to give them some instruction and have a question and answer and try to help them out as much as we could," Swenson said. During the clinic, participants worked on skills...

  • Dialysis Center has new director

    Deb Sutton, MHSC Marketing Director|Nov 3, 2022

    The Sweetwater Dialysis Center's new director brings with him years of experience and a true love for what he does. Juan Rodriguez, a registered nurse with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, recently joined Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County's dialysis team. "Mr. Rodriguez brings with him years of dialysis experience and expertise in nursing, including management positions," said Chief Nursing Officer Ann Clevenger. "He is new to our area and we look forward to the continued growth and... Full story

  • Enroll Wyoming offers assistance with health coverage

    Caleb Smith, Enroll Wyoming Marketing Director|Nov 3, 2022

    Are you struggling to understand and/or afford health insurance? It can be difficult to know where to start. That’s why the nonprofit Enroll Wyoming offers free assistance to walk people through health coverage resources so they can find solutions that fits their needs and their budgets. Now is the best time to review your options because open enrollment starts Tuesday, Nov. 1, and continues through Jan. 15, 2023. This is the season when people can sign up for coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace. The marketplace was created so m... Full story

  • Lady Wolves host Last Chance Meet

    Jackie Finch, General Manager|Nov 3, 2022

    The Lady Wolves swimming and diving team are exhausted but still looking forward to this week. Last Thursday they hosted the Last Chance Meet and unfortunately didn't pick up any new qualifiers. Tavia Arnell, the exceptionally fast Freshman, set another pool record in the 100 Yard Backstroke with a time of 59.24. The ladies have finished their regular season and are headed to Laramie for the 3A State Championships that begin today. They will spend the next two days trying to demonstate that they...

  • Volleyball eliminated at Regionals

    Raena Finch, Contributor|Nov 3, 2022

    The Lady Wolves had their last tournament this past weekend against Kelly Walsh and Rock Springs. On Friday, October 28, the Lady Wolves took on Kelly Walsh. The first two matches they fell a little behind, but ended the third match with a close score of 29-27. The girls obviously ended with a great fight and determination, which is amazing. The close match gave the girls some more confidence, especially because they were playing the best team in the state. The game against the Rock Springs Tige...

  • Zerkle finds healing after battle with substance abuse

    Stephen Dow, Cody Enterprise Via Wyoming News Exchange|Nov 3, 2022

    CODY -Around the Cedar Mountain Center, Jillian Zerkle is known as the kind of person who "opens doors, both literally and metaphorically," said Steve Humphries-Wadsworth. Zerkle has only worked at the facility since January, but immediately endeared herself to staff and residents, said Humphries-Wadsworth, the service line director of the center. As a unit coordinator for the facility, Zerkle connects with residents, and makes sure they feel supported and stay mindful during one of the most...

  • Spicer promoted to leader

    Nov 3, 2022

    Justin T. Spicer, AAMS of the financial services firm Edward Jones recently received a promotion to the position of regional leader for the Wyoming region. Spicer will now be responsible for the firm's branch offices in this region while continuing to help the people of his community with their investment needs. In addition to serving as a role model, the position of regional leader carries with it the responsibilities of serving as a leader in client service and performance, assisting new... Full story

  • WYDOT tries variable speed limit plan

    Nov 3, 2022

    CHEYENNE (WNE) — The Wyoming Department of Transportation on Wednesday announced an “innovative” pilot program to semi-automate variable speed limit signs this winter. Typically, VSL changes are prompted by WYDOT and Wyoming Highway Patrol personnel driving on that section of highway, based on specific criteria like weather conditions, according to the Wednesday news release. The new automated program uses data from WYDOT sensors to adjust the speed indicated on the VSLs when employees may not be in the area to initiate the changes thems... Full story

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