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Articles from the January 27, 2021 edition

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County COVID infections drop

After several weeks of dire reports about Sweetwater County’s COVID-19 infection rates, Sweetwater County Health Officer Dr. Jean Stachon had good news to share Monday. The county’s infection...

 

WWCC leaders select 15 for layoffs

Needing to cut more than $2.4 million from Western Wyoming Community College’s 2021-2022 operating budget, the college’s president revealed a plan that would cut 15 positions from the college,...

 
 By Staff Report    City    January 27, 2021

Firefighters honor their own

Four Green River firefighters were honored by their peers for the work and dedication they’ve given to the city’s fire department. Tom Murphy received the department’s Best of the Best award for most training hours logged in 2020. Murphy receiv...

 
 By David Martin    City    January 27, 2021

GR bars targeted in recent burglaries

Red Feather owner Fred Trujillo recalls how he felt Sunday morning when he discovered the long-running business on Flaming Gorge Way had been burglarized. “Violated,” he said. “Someone just...

 

Gary Martin Bakkala

Gary Martin Bakkala, 67, passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. He was a resident of Green River, Wyoming.  He was born on April 22, 1953 in Los Angeles,...

 

Danielle Niau Winegar

Danielle Niau Winegar, formerly from Las Vegas, Nevada and 15-year resident of Montgomery, AL, died on December 27th, 2020 at the Baptist South Hospital in Montgomery. Danielle was born on February...

 

Mary Louise (MaryLou) Unguren

Mary Louise (MaryLou) Unguren passed away December 25, 2020 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County following a brief illness. She was born on May 21, 1930, the oldest daughter of Rudolph and...

 

Our view: Tax issues don't have a 'one and done' fix

Wyoming has a revenue problem. That’s something we can all agree on. The continued reliance on the mineral extraction has put several state services at risk as legislators scramble to find ways to cut costs without increased taxation or other...

 

Impeachment demonstrates left-wing hypocrisy in action

President Trump now has the dubious distinction of being the only President to have been impeached twice, this time for “incitement of insurrection. There was no due process or presenting of facts, just representatives stating opinions. This was a...

 

Wyoming's fiscal challenges aren't unique, just our failed approach

By now, even casual observers recognize that Wyoming’s near single-minded reliance on mineral revenues leaves the state vulnerable to wild swings of boom-and-bust volatility and makes funding the basic functions of government a dicey proposition...

 

Tired and swimming strong

With a few weeks left in the season, the Green River High School boys swimming and diving team are competing tired, but continue to impress head coach Colleen Seiloff. "They're kind of exceeding...

 

Lady Wolves defeat Lady Broncs Saturday

The Lady Wolves are 2-0 in their quadrant following a win at home against the Jackson Lady Broncs Saturday. The Lady Wolves shown themselves to be an overwhelming force as they played, ending the...

 

Patricia Sue Felkins

Patricia Sue Felkins, 80, passed away Monday, January 18, 2021 at her home in Rock Springs, Wyoming. She was a resident of Rock Springs for 50 years and former resident of Iowa. Ms. Felkins was born...

 

William Jose Da Silva

William Jose Da Silva, 44, passed away Monday, January 18, 2021 in Green River Wyoming. He was born on November 1, 1976 in Republica Da Guine Bissau, the son of Joao Jose Da Silva and Elizabete Maria...

 

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