Articles from the January 18, 2024 edition


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  • Wyo. Waste shot down

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Jan 18, 2024

    After much discussion, and some division, the Green River City Council voted against amending Wyoming Waste Systems' contract with the city, meaning the waste services, including yard waste removal, will continue as before without change. The issue came before the city council during Tuesday night's council meeting. Wyoming Waste Systems first spoke to the council on December 19, 2023, when they requested a fee increase in addition to the annual CPI index-based increase in order to cover costs...

  • Final comments on BLM RMP submitted

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Jan 18, 2024

    While much has been said on the Bureau of Land Management's Resource Management Plan (RMP) draft for the Rock Springs Field Office over the past five months, the final official comments were made this week. With the deadline for the public comment period ending on Wednesday, many organizations and individuals got their last comments in this week, including Sweetwater County and the governor's task force. The Sweetwater County Board of County Commissioners approved the final comments on behalf of...

  • Ready to serve the community

    Jan 18, 2024

    Natalia Perez puts on her firefighter hat while wearing her police badge at the Community Resource Fair on Saturday. The event was hosted at the White Mountain Mall in Rock Springs. Local first responders and law enforcement, along with over 30 other organizations that provide resources to the community, were on hand to answer questions and give out free goodies.... Full story

  • Robert Austin Wiley

    Jan 18, 2024

    Robert Austin Wiley, 35, passed away Sunday, December 31, 2023 in Green River, Wyoming. He was a life-long resident of Green River. He was born December 1, 1988 in Rock Springs, Wyoming; the son of Vance Wiley and Corene Vigil Wiley. Austin attended schools in Green River and graduated from Expedition Academy in 2008. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends; cooking, shopping; and watching movies. Austin was a huge history buff and a "rabid" Denver Broncos fan. Survivors include his mot... Full story

  • Lianna Estabrook

    Jan 18, 2024

    Lianna Estabrook, 34, passed away Saturday, December 23, 2023 at her home surrounded by her dear friends. She was a resident of Rock Springs for 12 years and former resident of Broomfield, Colorado. She died following a sudden illness. She was born January 26, 1989 in Broomfield, Colorado; the daughter of Roger (Gary) Eagle and Patricia Estabrook. Lianna attended schools in Broomfield, Colorado and was a 2007 graduate of Broomfield High School. She worked at Walmart for two years and retired in... Full story

  • Rena Mae Piper

    Jan 18, 2024

    Rena Mae Piper, 69, passed away Thursday, December 28, 2023 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. She was a former resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming and a resident of Lander and Riverton, Wyoming for 10 years. She was born January 19, 1954 in Winner, South Dakota; the daughter of Charles Good and Opal Mizner. She attended school in Hudson, Wyoming and received her General Education Diploma. Rena then went on to attend Western Wyoming Community College where she received her Bachelor's... Full story

  • Mary Hope Potter

    Jan 18, 2024

    Mary Hope Potter, 76, passed away on Tuesday, January 2, 2024 in Mesquite, Nevada. She was a resident of Littlefield, Arizona for nine years and former resident of Green River, Wyoming. She died following a sudden illness. Mrs. Potter was born May 5, 1947 in Green River, Wyoming; the daughter of Enrique Castillon and Natividad DeLaSantos. She attended school in Green River, Wyoming and was a 1965 graduate of Green River High School. Mrs. Potter married the love of her life Timmy "Tim" Ray... Full story

  • Endangered Species Act is flawed; there is now a road map to fix it

    Sen. Cynthia Lummis and Sen. Shelley Moore Capito|Jan 18, 2024

    Fifty years ago, the Endangered Species Act was signed into law by President Richard Nixon with the intention of establishing a clear process for recovering species on the verge of extinction. In the years that have passed since its enactment, this well-intended law has taken on a life of its own and has dramatically shifted from its original purpose to the point where it does far more harm than good. Since its passage, the ESA has become a weapon wielded by the Left to appease environmental activists that has punished landowners and...

  • Letter to the Editor: Senators show Alzheimer's leadership

    Jan 18, 2024

    Dear Editor, 2023 was arguably the most significant year in advancing care for 10,000 Wyomingites and nearly 7 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease, and Wyoming Senators John Barrasso and Cynthia Lummis each played important roles in that progress. Both Wyoming senators were instrumental in ensuring that people living with Alzheimer’s can have access to FDA-approved treatments by signing a letter urging the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to reconsider its requirements limiting access. In addition, Sen. Bar...

  • Green River Police Department reports for Jan. 7 - 15

    Jan 18, 2024

    Green River Police Department reports for Jan. 7 At 9:44 a.m., officers responded to Brandner Circle for a report of a verbal disturbance. Upon arrival, officers learned the subject had left the residence in a vehicle, but later arrived back at the residence. Officers contacted the subject and detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage. Officers gathered information and subsequently arrested Craig Davis, of Green River, and issued citations for alleged open container and DWUI of alcohol .08 or... Full story

  • Some of the "brightest and best"

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Jan 18, 2024

    Making it to the State level in any competition is an impressive accomplishment, and band and choir are no exception. This week several Green River High School students had the honor of performing at the All State Music Festival in Casper in the All State Band and All State Choir. Band Director Quinn Kalinski presented to the Sweetwater County School District No. 2 Board during their January 9 meeting to introduce and honor the students who made it into these groups. "Every year the band and...

  • Local doctor among authors of oncology group call-to-action

    Deb Sutton, MHSC Marketing Director|Jan 18, 2024

    A new call-to-action published January 9 in the journal Cancer details practical steps for the oncology research and clinical care communities to expand access to clinical trials and enable patients to participate closer to their homes. The paper, authored by members of an American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Task Force including Dr. Banu Symington, oncologist/hematologist at Sweetwater Regional Cancer Center, illuminates the importance of enabling patients to receive trial related... Full story

  • Lighting the Greenbelt: New solar light installed

    Tom Wilson, Greenbelt Task Force|Jan 18, 2024

    The Green River Greenbelt Task Force, Sweetwater School District No. 2 Recreation District, Infinity Power and Controls, Rocky Mountain Power and the City of Green River Parks and Recreation Department have partnered to address lighting concerns on areas of Green River's Greenbelt. In the 2021 Greenbelt Master Plan survey, the citizens of Green River expressed a need for lighting areas of the Greenbelt including the path and specific parking areas to improve safety and accessibility. In 2023,... Full story

  • Wrestlers compete in Thoman Tournament

    Pete Rust, Contributor|Jan 18, 2024

    The 2024 Thoman Soda Ash Memorial Wrestling Tournament was hosted this past Friday and Saturday by Green River High School. The tournament format included Boys Varsity Duals, Boys J.V., Girls teams, and the Best of the Best Competition. The Wolves competed as one of the twenty-three high schools from Wyoming, Colorado and Utah. The Green River Boys Wrestling Varsity team competed in Pool A in dual meets against teams from Laramie, Big Piney, and Cokeville, Wyoming; Roosevelt, Colorado; and...

  • Brief: Basketball games canceled

    Jan 18, 2024

    The Lady Wolves Basketball team was unable to play their game against Cheyenne Central on Saturday due to the game being canceled. The Lady Wolves will play their first conference game against the Evanston Red Devils today at 6 p.m. They will play their next conference game against the Jackson Hole Broncs on Saturday in Jackson. The Wolves Basketball team will also host their first conference game against Evanston today at 7:30 p.m. and will travel to Jackson to play the Broncs for their second conference game on Saturday.... Full story

  • Wyoming judge dismisses Trump ballot access case

    Samir Knox, Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange|Jan 18, 2024

    CHEYENNE — An Albany County judge ordered the dismissal of a case that would have kept former President Donald J. Trump and U.S. Sen. Cynthia M. Lummis, R-Wyo., off future Wyoming ballots. The case was dismissed without prejudice, leaving the door open for future lawsuits regarding their access to the ballot. The matter mirrors attempts in several other states to ban the former president from appearing on state ballots based on Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, which prevents elected officials from serving in elected office if they have e...

  • Wolves learn to compete under pressure and see time improvements

    Jackie Finch, General Manager|Jan 18, 2024

    Winter storms and road closures are finally starting to affect the winter sports in Wyoming. The Green River Wolves Swimming and Diving team headed to Cheyenne to compete, but ended up competing in a dual on Friday against Laramie. Swimming against a tough 4A team, the Wolves had a lot of great performances and they are learning how to compete under pressure. Keegan Gailey led the Wolves in first place in the One-Meter Diving event, along with Colin Gilmore snagging first place in the 100 Yard...

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