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Articles from the January 30, 2019 edition

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Speech team takes 2nd in Evanston

The tournament may have been a smaller one, but the competition was tough. The Green River High School Speech and Debate team traveled to Evanston this weekend to compete against eight schools and mor...

 

Learning to dance at Wolfpack camp

More than 70 children were learning dance moves to a song during the Green River Wolfpack Dance Team's dance camp. On Saturday two Green River High School gyms were filled with children from...

 

Fred Pickett

Fred Pickett, 65, of Rock Springs, died suddenly Jan. 21, 2019, at the Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City.  He was born on Feb. 26, 1953, in Riverton, to Thomas J. and Minnie Eleanor...

 

Clem Skiles

Clem Skiles passed away Jan. 27, 2019. He was born to  L.C. Skiles and Julia (Rodriguez) Skiles May 25, 1949. He was the first of four children. He began his life in Hiawatha, a small community...

 

Our View: We must save the Carnegie

The Carnegie Library building in Green River is the focus of a $12,000 grant to pay for a structural study on the building and we’re hoping it reveals a way to save the building. We agree with Brie Blasi, director of the Sweetwater County...

 

Award-winning work at the Star

To be honest, I’ve never cared about winning awards for my work. I won’t argue that it doesn’t feel good to have our work recognized by our peers. It does. I also won’t argue against how good...

 

Legislators urged to vote against HB140

HB140 (48-hour waiting period for abortion) is an unnecessary, discriminatory bill, and an example of government overreach. This bill requires that a woman wait at least 48 hours after receiving information about ultrasound before she is allowed to h...

 

Action urged against HB140

Supporters, doubtlessly, you’re bringing your own personal religious bottom lines to bear on this intensely private matter, HB140, that, truthfully, is none of your beeswax! Why should we tolerate your push to inflict your positions on us? The...

 

Wolves edged out in Star Valley

The Green River Wolves are looking to bounce back following a narrow defeat in Star Vally over the weekend. The boys traveled to Star Valley Saturday, but lost to the Braves 68-65. The Wolves slip to...

 

Boys swimmers take 5th at Gillette meet

In a highly competitive swim meet, the Wolves swimming and diving team came home with a fifth-place finish. Nineteen teams from across the state were in Gillette this weekend trying to see where their...

 
 By Pete Rust    Sports    January 30, 2019

Track team competes in Laramie and Utah

This past week the Green River High School Indoor Track Team sent their best boys distance runner, Marcos Valerio, south to the regional Utah High School Track Coaches Association Meet in Kearns, Utah, while the rest of the team traveled to the...

 

Wrestlers take 2nd at Ron Thon Memorial tournament

Despite a strong showing by the Wolves grapplers in Riverton, the boys ended up with a second-place finish during the annual Ron Thon Memorial tournament. The Wolves ended the tournament with 181 points, placing higher than Thunder Basin High...

 
 By Pete Rust    Sports    January 30, 2019

Wolves run well at BYU meet Jan. 19

The Green River Wolves Boys and Girls Indoor Track Team competed in their second indoor track meet of the season at BYU, though their participation was cut short by winter weather and bad travel conditions on the way to Provo, Utah. The team missed...

 
 By David Martin    City    January 30, 2019

Grant awarded for Carnegie study

It's a building that has been a part of Green River for more than a century, providing education and later justice to the city's residents. However, now the Green River Carnegie Library building...

 

Twins, infant rescued from downed plane Mon.

Twin toddlers and an infant were among those rescued from a downed aircraft Monday night. According to the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office, the Sweetwater Combined Communications Center received a report of a downed plane at about 6:30 p.m.,...

 

Community helps TSA employees

Before the Federal government shutdown stopped, residents were asked to help TSA employees at the Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport to make ends meet until the shutdown was over. The seven TSA...

 

Man injured by WYDOT plow

A man was injured after being hit by a Wyoming Department of Transportation snow plow last week. According to Sgt. Jeremy Beck of the Wyoming Highway Patrol, a semi had gotten stuck on Wyoming 530, 9...

 

RS campaign finance allegations investigated

The Sweetwater County Attorney’s Office recently completed an investigation into a violation of state campaign finance law in Rock Springs, stemming from a paid letter of support posted on the SweetwaterNOW website. According to a media release...

 
 By David Martin    City    January 30, 2019

Permit numbers down in 2018

The number of building permits issued by the city’s community development department sharply decreased compared to 2017 and 2016 according to a report released from the department. The decrease...

 

Gloria Jean Kane

Gloria Jean Kane May 9, 1951-Jan. 31, 2019 From her birth on May 9, 1951, to her death Kane filled her life and the lives of those around her with warmth, an invitation to her home was an invitation t...

 

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