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 By David Martin    City    January 20, 2021

Tax revenue not a concern yet

Revenue from sales tax receipts took a tumble in January, but the figures aren’t a cause of alarm for the City of Green River yet. Chris Meats, the city’s finance director, said revenue is...

 
 By David Martin    City    January 20, 2021

District braces itself for budgetary woes

A voluntary separation program initiated by Sweetwater County School District No. 2 has drawn some interest from employees. During an update last week, Jason Fuss, director of human resources for the...

 

Commissioners host in-person meetings

A meeting Friday at the Sweetwater County Courthouse represented the first in-person meeting the county commissioners hosted since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in Wyoming last year. This was...

 

Petra Carranza Jorgenson

Former Green River resident, Petra Carranza Jorgenson, 75, of Tucson, AZ, was born in Leòn, Guanajuato, Mèxico on May 2nd, 1945 to Jesus and Maria Carranza.  Along with her parents, Petra and her...

 

Gordon Johnson

Gordon Johnson, 78, passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at his daughters' home in Green River, Wyoming. He was a longtime resident of Superior, Wyoming and former resident of Rock Springs,...

 

Patrick D. Thaler

Patrick D. Thaler passed away on Sunday, January 10, 2021 at the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County at the age of 68. He was born May 15, 1952 in San Diego, California to Anthony and Thelma...

 

Our view: Expect more event cancellations this summer

The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic led to a lot of event postponements or changes worldwide and our little corner of it in Sweetwater County was no exception. Flaming Gorge Days, International Day, high school graduations, River Festival; the summer was...

 
 By Lu Sweet    Opinion    January 20, 2021

Lifelong Learning: The uphill and downhill battles we face

I have probably made the jog from my house to the work at the college and/or back home, legitimately 500 times over the last couple years. I have run Grant Street so many times, I might actually have every crack in the sidewalk memorized. However,...

 

Protesting the slaughter of pigs

"Hey, I am going to the lake, what about you," says seven-year-old Bella, a black lab mix, as she pokes her head out of a car window at a stop light on a warm sunny day in Rock Springs. "What's a...

 

Photographers selected for library exhibit

Six local photographers are featured in the Photography Open Exhibit on display through the end of February at the Sweetwater County Library in Green River. Photographers included in this year’s Photography Open are Gary Mortensen, Marni Christense...

 

Residents placed on wildlife group

A new task force focused on Wyoming’s wildlife will feature a familiar face as part of the group. Josh Coursey, cofounder of the Muley Fanatic Foundation, was one of 18 people appointed to the task...

 

Tablets donated to area hospital

The Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County received a generous donation of six HD Fire Tablets, with screen protectors and cases, for patients to use to communicate with their families while in the...

 

Newspaper earns Pacemaker honors during convention

The Green River Star received several Pacemaker accolades during the Wyoming Press Association’s annual convention over the weekend. The Star competes in the Large Weeklies category, which encompasses weekly newspapers with a circulation of more...

 

Museum livestream attracts many viewers

Seventy-five people took part in a recent Facebook livestreamed event created by the Sweetwater County Historical Museum in Green River. Amanda Benson, the museum’s curator, took questions across a broad range of topics, including the duties of a c...

 
 By Billy Arnold    News    January 20, 2021

New COVID variant detected in Teton County

JACKSON — The new, fast-spreading coronavirus variant first discovered in the United Kingdom has been detected in Teton County, and health officials are repeating their plea for people to only gather with household members. “Our community is in...

 

Wyoming GOP condemns Cheney

CHEYENNE – The Wyoming Republican Party issued a statement highlighting an outpouring of opposition from its members in response to U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., voting to impeach President Donald Trump on Wednesday for his role in the U.S.... Full story

 
 By Nick Reynolds    News    January 20, 2021

GOP chair says Western states watching Texas secession effort

CASPER — The chairman of the Wyoming Republican Party on Friday said Western states are “paying attention” to the effort by some in Texas’ far-right to try to secede from the United States. Appearing on former White House chief strategist...

 

Wolves host Thoman tourney

Monday afternoon, head coach Josh Wisniewski was having his boys work on their bridging. "Keep your shoulders off the mat," he ordered as they worked through the drills. "Try to stay in your bridge."...

 

Swimmers continue to excel

With six weeks until the end of their season, the Green River High School Boys Swimming and Diving Team continue to push themselves in the pool. Head coach Colleen Seiloff said the boys are swimming...

 

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