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Former dispatch center director faces charges

The former director of the Sweetwater County Combined Communications Center and his wife were booked at the Sweetwater County Detention Center Monday. Robin Etienne, 50, of Ogden, Utah and his wife, Laura Etienne, 55, of Ogden, Utah, both face...

 
 By David Martin    City    January 29, 2020

Filings detail firefighters' foundation structure, funds

The Green River Fire Department’s foundation, at the center of an embezzlement investigation by the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office, had more than $51,000 in its accounts as of a 2018 IRS...

 

Raven Solar open house set

The Bureau of Land Management will host an open house regarding the proposed Raven Solar Project west of Green River Feb. 13. The open house takes place 3-6 p.m., at the BLM’s Rock Springs Field Office, located at 280 U.S. Highway 191 North in...

 
 By David Martin    City    January 29, 2020

Schools top legislators' list

Wyoming is at a crossroads according to Representative Stan Blake (D-Green River) and education will likely become a hot-button topic during the Wyoming Legislature’s upcoming 24-day budget...

 

Brad U. Slaughter

On Jan. 24, Brad U. Slaughter passed away at the age of 70 in Glendale, Ariz. after a lengthy illness. His wife Nancy and daughter Tara were by his side. Brad was born on May 12, 1949 to Elaine and Dee L. Slaughter in Rock Springs. He graduated from...

 

Mary Zancanella

Mary Zancanella passed away Jan. 20, 2020, at age 96. She was born to John and Sylvia Pulos June 13, 1923. Following cremation, a mass of Christian burial will be conducted at 11 a.m. Feb. 4, at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Rock Springs. A...

 

Our view: Middle Baxter project is a worthy gamble

The Wyoming Public Services Commission is hosting a hearing today to receive public comment regarding Rocky Mountain Power’s plan to retire two of the four Jim Bridger Power Plant Units in the next decade. While it’s easy for us to focus on how...

 

Letter: Coal plant retirements are not completely negative

Dear Editor: I am writing to let the community know of an important meeting to be held in Rock Springs Jan. 29 with the Wyoming Public Service Commission. They are investigating PacifiCorp’s Integrated Resource Plan, the one that has forecast the s...

 

CEO weighs in on Integrated Resource Plan

Rocky Mountain Power’s 2019 Integrated Resource Plan outlines how we plan to meet the electricity needs of our Wyoming customers safely, affordably and reliably over the next 20 years. As I visit with customers and community leaders around the...

 

Mary Elizabeth Richelle Johnson

Mary Elizabeth Richelle Johnson, 75, passed away at her daughter’s residence on January 23, 2020 in Green River surrounded by family. Richelle was born Sept. 13, 1944 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; the daughter of Richard Miller and Olive Hissett....

 

Mine owner says it is on track to pay taxes

CASPER — The new owner of three Powder River Basin coal mines says it has established an agreement with the U.S. Interior Department to pay overdue mineral production taxes back to the federal government in installments, according to a statement...

 
 By Nick Reynolds    News    January 29, 2020

Gordon: Coal still has a role

CASPER — Like a near-consensus of the world’s scientific community, Gov. Mark Gordon believes in climate change. Like many across the planet, Gordon believes the problem is a man-made one, and that something needs to be done about it. But – as...

 

University seeks Cowboys from GRHS

The University of Wyoming seeks more Cowboys from within the state. Representatives visited with students at Green River High School Friday afternoon to talk about what the university offers, as well...

 

Debaters earn another 1st place finish

With 47 schools being represented across Utah, including Green River and Rock Springs, the Green River Speech and Debate team had an excellent tournament turn out at the Marie Clegg Jones Memorial Tournament in Orem, Utah. Students Spencer Travis...

 

Hall of fame committee seeks nominations

The Green River High School Hall of Fame Committee seeks nominations for 2020 inductees. Previous inductees have included local politicians, outstanding athletes and graduates who have excelled in their fields. According to a media release regarding...

 

Swimmers win Sat. home meet

Green River High School’s swimming and diving team were the kings of the high school’s aquatics center over the weekend. The team hosted a meet Saturday morning, competing against Kemmerer, Evanston and Rock Springs. The Wolves dominated the...

 

Lady Wolves win 2 games

The Lady Wolves started conference play with a bang last week, winning games against Evanston and Jackson last week, giving them a 10-4 overall record and a 2-0 conference record. The Lady Wolves...

 
 By Pete Rust    Sports    January 29, 2020

Indoor track season begins with 2 meets

Green River's indoor track team split up this weekend with a small contingent of runners heading South to compete with Evanston, Mountain View, Rock Springs and Star Valley and dozens of Utah and Idaho teams at the 2020 UHSTCA Indoor Invitational at...

 

Wrestlers enjoy narrow victory over Star Valley

The Green River High School wrestling team earned a hard-fought victory Wednesday against Star Valley. The two teams tied at the end of the dual, Green River came out ahead after meeting tie-breaker criteria. Teh team will compete in the Ron Thon in...

 

Chili Bowl races may open doors

The results for Zac Taylor during the 34th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals might not look impressive on paper, but for the young driver from Green River the week inside the River Spirit Expo Center yielded a lot of important contacts...

 

Cowboys victorious in Green River dual

From the University of Wyoming In front of a raucous crowd of over 1,000 in Green River, the Wyoming wrestling team put on a show during their outreach match, recording four falls while taking care of business over Utah Valley, 37-9. The win makes...

 

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