Articles from the January 26, 2023 edition

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  • Survey shows confidence in school safety

    David Martin, Contributor|Jan 26, 2023

    A recent survey conducted by Sweetwater County School District No. 2 reveals there are aspects of the district that residents are pleased with, though it could improve in others. As part of his state of the district presentation to the district’s board of trustees earlier this month, Superintendent Craig Barringer said the survey gave the district a good look at how different stakeholders viewed topics about the district’s schools. School safety was the highest rated issue for the dis...

  • Bleeding green for the cause

    Jan 26, 2023

    Green River Police Chief Tom Jarvie was one of many Green River residents who showed up to the Recreation Center Tuesday afternoon to donate blood for the annual high school blood drive challenge. Every year the Green River and Rock Springs high schools compete to see who can donate more blood. Green River not only won last year's blood drive against Rock Springs, but also donated the most blood of any school in the state, donating a total of 295 pints of blood. The winner of this year's blood... Full story

  • GRFD battles fire inside ductwork

    Staff Report|Jan 26, 2023

    At approximately 1:30 a.m. Monday morning, January 23, the Green River Fire Department, along with Castle Rock Ambulance and Green River Police Department, was called out for a report of a single-story structure fire. Upon arrival, GRFD co-chief Bill Robinson along with Captain JP Apostolope and Captain Clint Kendall met with GRPD and were able to determine that a double-wide home was on fire underneath the structure, according to a press release. Firefighters worked hard to find the fire under... Full story

  • Register for upcoming 2023 Frostbite 5K & 10K

    Katie Duncombe, City of Green River Recreation Supervisor|Jan 26, 2023

    Snowflakes fly and frosty temperatures blanket Wyoming, but in the midst of it all, the pristine Green River creates a dream-like atmosphere within the City. Join us for the 2023 Frostbite 5K, 10K and 1 Mile Family Fun Run. Green River's Expedition Island, home to the historic Powell Expedition and a National Historic Landmark, will be the starting and finish location of our run on Saturday, February 18, 2023. The Pavilion will be open for the entire event, providing a place to snag a snack and... Full story

  • Reda Mae Warren

    Jan 26, 2023

    Reda Mae Warren, 83, passed away on Sunday December 25, 2022 in Columbia University Hospital in Columbia, Missouri. She was a long-time resident of Green River, Wyoming and former resident of St. Louis, Missouri. Mrs. Warren died following a lengthy illness. She was born on April 13, 1938 in Farmington, Missouri; the daughter of Russell Davis and Alice Davis. Mrs. Warren attended schools in Missouri and was a graduate of the St. Louis High School. She married Delmar Warren on November 7, 1954... Full story

  • Ray L. Ferber Jr.

    Jan 26, 2023

    Ray L. Ferber Jr., 67, passed away Thursday, January 19, 2023 at his home in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was a resident of Rock Springs for the past 15 years and former resident of Pennsylvania. Mr. Ferber fought a courageous battle since May of 2022. He was born February 7, 1955 in Allentown, Pennsylvania; the son of Ray L. Ferber Sr. and Margaret Beers. Mr. Ferber attended schools and graduated with the class of 1972 in Pennsylvania. He married Wanda Tucker September 12, 2015 in Rock Springs,... Full story

  • Mark Waters

    Jan 26, 2023

    Mark Waters passed on away January 14, 2023 following a lengthy battle with cancer. Born June 28, 1961 the youngest son of Maynard Earl Waters, Jr. and Mary Fern Daniel. Mark served eight years in the US Navy, USS Tecumseh SSBN 626 and USS Robert E Lee SSBN 601 as a Missile Technician prior to his 35 year career at Ciner/Sisecam Wyoming as a DCS Operator. An avid traveler, Mark enjoyed visiting all seven continents, five oceans and at least 26 countries. Frequently traveling with family, Mark... Full story

  • Marriages

    Jan 26, 2023

    Marriage licenses recorded at the Sweetwater County Courthouse from Dec. 26, 2022 to Jan. 6, 2023 were: Daniel Robert Harvey Ames, 18, to Cassidy Jade Kellum, 17, both of Green River. Kolton Lane Smuin, 25, of Kemmerer, to Hailey Lynn Hanson, 21, of Green River. Dylan James Souther, 26, to Victoria Rose Herrera, 36, both of Rock Springs. Jeydon Louis Body, 21, to Kimzi Rose Sawyer, 21, both of Rock Springs. Braunson Mikel Kalan, 29, to McKayla Shae Lange, 27, both of Green River. Douglas Ronald Watts, 53, to Laura Anderton Leonard, 50, both of... Full story

  • Marooned by modern technology

    Jason Mower, Sweetwater County Sheriffs Office|Jan 26, 2023

    On a frigid, blustery Tuesday morning in the middle of December, a seemingly endless winter storm, for days plaguing those in the region ensnared in its path, continued to slowly ravage its way across the state. By mid-morning, another series of squalls abruptly blanketed the frozen landscape. A treacherous concoction of wet, heavy snow coupled with near-hurricane-force winds tightened its grip with blizzard-like conditions throughout much of Sweetwater County, rendering the interstate and many... Full story

  • ACLU of Wyo. opposes "Don't Say Gay" bill

    Wyoming ACLU|Jan 26, 2023

    The ACLU of Wyoming opposes Senate File 117, legislation that would ban classroom discussions related to sexual orientation and gender identity in Wyoming’s public schools. The government censorship bill, which closely mirrors Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill that was signed into law last year and is currently being challenged in federal court, would silence students from speaking about their LGBTQ+ and Two Spirit family members, friends and neighbors and would create costly new liabilities for school districts. Under the bill, any parent who thi...

  • Letter to the Editor: Lummis should be censored for supporting "Respect for Marriage" act

    Jan 26, 2023

    Dear Editor, US Senator Lummis voted YES on H.R. 8404, which is falsely titled the “Respect for Marriage Act.” There were many reasons to oppose this bill. One is that they disrespect marriage (a God-ordained institution) by seeking to change its meaning. Since our nation’s founding documents -- the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights -- are based on the premise that rights come from God, H.R. 8404 are antithetical to our nation’s values. H.R. 8404 also was unconstitutional, since marriage is a state matter, not a fede...

  • Green River Police Department reports for Jan. 12 - 22

    Jan 26, 2023

    Green River Police Department reports for Jan. 12 At 6:37 p.m., officers initiated a traffic stop in the area of Uinta Drive and Shoshone Avenue and issued the driver, Kacie Austin, 20, of Green River, a citation for an alleged when headlights required violation. At 11:17 p.m., officers initiated a traffic stop in the area of E Teton Boulevard for a speed offense. Officers met with the driver and detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage. Officers discovered the driver to be under the legal drinking age, but the driver was not over the legal... Full story

  • Warranty Deeds Dec. 30, 2022 - Jan. 18, 2023

    Jan 26, 2023

    Dec. 30, 2022 Troy Sinclair to Carrie Ann Canestorp, Lot 9, Foreman Addition Patrick S. Gaensslen to SparSto & Fin LLC, Pt. Lot 2, Block 3, UPRR 2nd GR HMC Leasing LLC to Sweetwater County, Lot 1, Layos Subdivision Jan. 3, 2023 Randy Tabuchi Sr., Trustees to Hiler Homes & Rentals LLC, Lot 1, White Mountain Village Commercial (Properties with exception) Awesome Homebuyers & Flipz 22 LLC to Hunter Davidson, Etal, Lot 2, Block 5, Bicentennial Addition Jan. 4 James R. Hartman Jr., Etux to Mindi Lin Roberts, Etvir, Lot 20, Block 3, Glenarms 1st... Full story

  • Speech and Debate team brings home wins from across the state

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Jan 26, 2023

    The Green River High School Speech and Debate team has kept busy this month, traveling across the state to compete in multiple tournaments - and bringing home a championship title, a coaching award, and multiple individual wins. The first weekend in the new year, the team traveled to Thermopolis for the Bobcat Invitational hosted by Hot Springs County High School. The Wolves took second place overall in the 3A Sweepstakes and had students take first in five out of six events. The teamed headed... Full story

  • Green River High School releases honor rolls for 2022-2023 first semester

    Jan 26, 2023

    Green River High School students have earned their places on the Principal, Staff and Regular Honor Rolls for the first semester of the 2022-2023 school year. To be placed on the Principal Honor Roll, a student must earn a 4.0 GPA. To be placed on the Staff Honor Roll, a student must earn between a 3.75 and a 3.99 GPA. To be placed on the Regular Honor Roll, a student must earn between a 3.5 and a 3.749 GPA. For each honor roll, students must finish the semester without an I or F grade and must have been enrolled in a minimum of five classes wi... Full story

  • Wyoming's state seal scandal

    Dick Blust, Sweetwater County Historical Museum|Jan 26, 2023

    Wyoming's state seal was officially adopted just under 130 years ago, but two of the proposed seal designs that preceded it caused quite a scandal. From 1869 to 1890 Wyoming was a U.S. territory, achieving statehood on July 10, 1890. During its territorial years - and for three years into statehood - it had a territorial seal that depicted agricultural and mining implements, an arm holding an upright saber, a scene with mountains and a train, the motto "Oedant Arma Toga," ("Let Arms Yield to... Full story

  • Wolves take 3rd out of 15 teams in Lander

    Jackie Finch, General Manager|Jan 26, 2023

    The Green River Wolves Swimming and Diving team had two intense days of swimming last week. On Thursday, they traveled to compete in a dual match against the Rawlins Outlaws. They won all but one of the individual events during the competition and ended the meet with a score of 115, beating Rawlins who finished with 69. Saturday the Wolves battled 14 teams from around the state in Lander and ended up in third place. Lander and Buffalo were hard to keep up with in the pool and they earned high...

  • Boys and Girls take 3rd at Lander Invite

    Pete Rust, Contributor|Jan 26, 2023

    The Green River High School Girls and Boys Wrestling teams competed this past Friday and Saturday at the Lander Valley High School Invite. There were twenty-five teams for the boys and seven teams for the girls. The teams that competed include Big Piney, Buffalo, Burns/Pine Bluffs, Cheyenne South, Cody, Cokeville, Douglas, Dubois, Green River, Greybull/Riverside, Jackson, Kemmerer, Lander, Laramie, Lyman, Mountain View, Pinedale, Powell, Rawlins, Riverton, Rock Springs, Saratoga, Thermopolis,...

  • Indoor Track competes at BYU High School Indoor Invitational

    Pete Rust, Contributor|Jan 26, 2023

    The Green River High School Indoor Track teams traveled South to Provo, Utah this past Friday to participate with a limited number of competitors in just the two mile and a couple of field events along with a huge field of 95 other high schools from throughout the region. At the meet, both the boys and the girls competed in an event typically not part of meets in Wyoming — the weight throw. Amanda Davis finished third in a small field of competitors and her brother Dillon took second place just five inches out of first place. Head Coach Dan H...

  • Lady Wolves slam dunk two conference wins

    Jackie Finch, General Manager|Jan 26, 2023

    The Lady Wolves traveled to Evanston last Thursday and played against the Evanston Red Devils for their first conference game. Head Coach Rick Carroll felt like both teams started a little tense and there wasn't a lot of scoring the first half. Both teams were playing hard and aggressive. "We had two of the leading rebounders in the state playing, so we were limiting each other to one shot each time down," said Carroll. "I felt defensively we played pretty good and we made them turn the ball...

  • Boys basketball put up a fight against Evanston and Jackson

    Raena Finch, Contributor|Jan 26, 2023

    The Green River Boys basketball team played in two conference games last Thursday and Saturday. On Thursday, January 19, the boys played Evanston. The top scorers were Theran Archibald with 13 points and Kason Ivie with eight points. Theran Archibald lead the team with eight rebounds, and Caleb Lake had four assists. The Wolves played great defense, holding their opponents to 46 points and out-rebounding them. They worked great together but they "could not buy a bucket," according to Head Coach...