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Articles from the April 15, 2015 edition

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 By David Martin    City    April 15, 2015

SW-WRAP founder resigns

While the Green River-based Southwestern Wyoming Recovery Access Programs is undergoing an administrative change, its services to its clients won’t change according to its interim CEO. Last week, Cathie Hughes, CEO and founder of SW-WRAP, resigned...


Third round of charges filed

A Green River woman faces five more charges after she allegedly used her car as a deadly weapon for the third time within the last five months. Heather L. Ortega, 41, was scheduled to appear for an arraignment in the Third District Court of Judge...

 By David Martin    City    April 15, 2015

Junior kindergarten approved

The Sweetwater County School District No. 2 Board of Trustees voted to approve a new kindergarten concept aiming to help kindergarten students who have difficulties transitioning into their new environment. Specifically, the junior kindergarten...

 By David Martin    City    April 15, 2015

City nets $295K for landfill work

A trip to Cheyenne resulted in $295,000 in additional funding for the city’s landfill closure and transfer station projects. Mayor Pete Rust said the city received the funding through the State Lands and Investments board during its annual meeting...

 By Staff Report    County    April 15, 2015

SNAAG snags alleged drug group

A drug and fugitive apprehension sweep conducted by county deputies and the Sheriff’s Office Narcotics and Arrest Group team resulted in eight arrests Thursday night. According to Sheriff Mike Lowell, Adam Fulmer, 20, of Rock Springs was arrested...


Our View: Senate vote is concerning

Last week, a group in the U.S. Senate, including both of Wyoming’s senators, voted to support state efforts to buy national forests, wildlife refuges and wilderness areas. The vote, which is a symbolic vote and thankfully not carrying any legal...

 By Jason Grubb    Opinion    April 15, 2015

A world without a library?

A few years ago, a student essay contest was hosted in New York City with the topic “A World Without Libraries.” More than 50 students from elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools submitted essays sharing their views about what the...

 By Pete Rust    Opinion    April 15, 2015

Notes from Town Square: Cheyenne trip pays off

The city has been provided the opportunity by the Green River Star to have different staff write an article in the weekly edition and for this week the schedule calls for a member of the Council or mayor to contribute so I thought I would let our...


Taking on 72 ounces of meaty glory

It’s very safe to say that the television of today is far different than what I grew up with. While a lot of my viewing consists of quality shows I religiously watch, there’s also a great deal of...

 By Dave Hanks    Opinion    April 15, 2015

Industrial complex, fact or fiction?

Is the vision of a mega Industrial Complex a reality for Southwestern Wyoming? Many believe it is possible while others have concerns about the potential for such a project in the vast open spaces...


Melanie Sue Jones

Melanie Sue Jones left us before her time. She was born, Nov. 23, 1968 and passed away April 12, 2015 due to complications of the liver. Melanie was a fun-loving and loyal friend to all. She loved cooking and dolphins. Melanie leaves her father... Full story


William "Vern" Van Matre

William "Vern" Van Matre, 68, of Green River passed away April 3, 2015 at the Intermountain Health Care in Salt Lake City of pancreatic cancer. Van Matre was born in Hilo, Hawaii. At the age of... Full story


Julian "Julio" Delgadillo

Julian "Julio" Delgadillo, 87, of Rock Springs passed away at his home April 11, 2015.  A longtime resident of Rock Springs and former resident of Teocaltiche, Jalisco, Mexico, Delgadillo passed... Full story


Tommy Eugene Potter

Tommy Eugene Potter, 62, of Rock Springs passed away April 9, 2015. A lifelong resident of Rock Springs, Potter passed away suddenly. He was born on June 24, 1952 in Rock Springs, the son of the late... Full story

 By Jack H. Smith    People    April 15, 2015

Rulon Gardner gives back

In 1989 Rulon Gardner finished first at the annual Bill Thoman Memorial Tournament. Twenty five years later, Gardner returned to Green River High School. The 2000 Olympic Gold Medalist was at the...

 By Staff Report    People    April 15, 2015

Storyteller, musician to perform at center

Residents will have the chance to learn about the west through music and stories through storyteller and Wyoming Humanities Council member Bill Rossiter. On Tuesday at 10:30 a.m., Rossiter will be at the Golden Hour Senior Center to perform “The...


Classic hits the GRHS stage

Residents who enjoyed "The Sound of Music" film will not want to miss the Green River High School Theater Department's musical production of the classic. The department is scheduled to perform "The...


GR fares well at county level competition

Green River and Rock Springs young authors found out who would move onto Wyoming State Young Author's Competition at the Sweetwater County Young Author Awards Ceremony. The ceremony, which took place...

 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    April 15, 2015

Wolves strong at Rock Springs meet

It was a great day for the Green River High School track team. The Wolves ended last Saturday's 2015 Rock Springs Meet of Hope with an impressive eight first place finishers. "I thought both teams...

 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    April 15, 2015

Squads demolish rival Rock Springs

In their first four games of the season, the Green River High School boy’s soccer team scored four goals. The fifth game was a much different story as the Wolves came out of the gates strong April 9 against Rock Springs on their way to a crushing...

 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    April 15, 2015

Lady Wolves trash Tigers

It was all Lady Wolves in the first round of the 2015 Sweetwater Cup. In the first match up between the two rivals April 9 at Wolves Stadium, the Green River High School girl’s were able to pick up a 3-0 victory, led by a hat trick from Lauren...


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