Articles from the February 1, 2024 edition


Sorted by date  Results 1 - 19 of 19

  • Green River gets first penny press

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Feb 1, 2024

    "We came to check out the penny press." This is what Cambria Menasco said as she, her husband, and their daughter walked into the Green River Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center Tuesday afternoon. They aren't the first to be eager to see the Chamber's penny press machine. The new feature has already been getting lots of attention and excitement. While the penny press has only been at the Visitor Center a little over a week, having arrived on Tuesday, January 23, the idea of bringing a press...

  • Man arrested for alleged drug distribution pleads guilty

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Feb 1, 2024

    Brent Quickenden recently pleaded guilty to multiple counts related to possession and distribution of controlled substances during a hearing in the Third District Court of Judge Suzannah Robinson. Quickenden was arrested May 16, 2023, which was one of many arrests made by the Department of Criminal Investigations (DCI) around the same time frame for drug-related offenses. Quickenden initially appeared before Judge Robinson on June 5, 2023 for an arraignment, where he was advised that he was faci...

  • Don Barker

    Feb 1, 2024

    Don Barker, beloved husband and best friend of Susan for more than 65 years, passed away on Jan 27, 2024 at the age of 90. He died from having too many birthdays. He was born in Lovell, Wyoming on July 7, 1933 to Leland and LaVaughn Barker. His family moved to Victor, Idaho when he was in second grade. Don graduated from Teton Valley High School in 1951. From a young age he was known to be a hard worker. He learned to out-work anyone at full speed. He milked cows, bucked spuds, irrigated, baled...

  • Cade William Hautala

    Feb 1, 2024

    Cade William Hautala, three months old, passed away on Sunday, January 21 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. He was born September 26, 2023 in Rock Springs, the son of Bernard "Ben" Matthew Hautala and Carly Angela Rudelich. "My baby was one of my biggest blessings. Cade was exactly what we needed to make our family whole. The light at the end of such a dark tunnel we were finding our way through. He was so beautiful. He was everything we could have ever hoped for. The missing puzzle...

  • Victor and Phyllis Coffey

    Feb 1, 2024

    Victor and Phyllis Coffey, both from Green River, Wyoming and residents of Madera Ranchos, California, are now in their Heavenly Home. They were married for 68 years. Victor Lee Coffey passed away on January 23 at the age of 88. Phyllis Ann Coffey passed away on January 26 at the age of 92. They are survived by three children, Darold, LeAnn (husband Mike Fursman), and Denise (husband Terry Breeden), along with five grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren....

  • Judith "Judi" Ann Sweat

    Feb 1, 2024

    Judith "Judi" Ann Sweat, 71, passed away on Friday, January 26, 2024 surrounded by her family at her home in Rock Springs, WY. She was born on September 20, 1952 in Las Vegas, NV, the daughter of LaVar Thompson and Florence Pace. Judi was a 1970 graduate of Duchesne High School. She later obtained her certified nursing assistant certification. She worked at the Beehive Home in Vernal, UT, until her retirement in 2013. Judi married Blaine Sweat on October 10, 1969 in Fruitland, UT. They were...

  • Kenna Lee (Ringdahl) Winslow

    Feb 1, 2024

    It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Kenna Lee (Ringdahl) Winslow on January 20, 2024. She passed away from a sudden illness at the hospital surrounded by her family. She was a beloved wife, mother, sister, daughter, and friend to many. What she enjoyed most was being a loving wife and a caring mother to her kids. Kenna was born August 3, 1966, in Rock Springs, Wyoming to Francis Kenneth Ringdahl and LeeAnn Rollins Ringdahl. She grew up in Green River, WY where she attended...

  • Op-Ed: Coming together over the BLM's RMP

    Joshua W.D. Coursey, Muley Fanatic Foundation President and CEO|Feb 1, 2024

    Land use planning does not usually grab a lot of headlines. It tends to happen out of the public eye; its terminology can be confusing and hard for the layperson to understand; and its impact – while significant – can seem removed from our daily lives. That’s all changed over the past few months. You can hardly open a paper or go online these days without coming across a story about BLM’s draft land use plan for the Rock Springs area. Members of the public are clearly engaged and paying attention in ways that they haven’t before. This is t...

  • Letter to the Editor: Skip the national search

    Feb 1, 2024

    Dear Editor, I see this same mistake made by college boards all the time. They hire these out-of-state firms so that they can claim to have done an “exhaustive, nationwide search” when really all they are doing is allowing the education establishment to pick their next short term President, V.P. or Dean. I have lived in fifteen states, so far, and I see the same stupidity practiced by college boards over and over again. They take some candidate from a group of three delivered to them by some far-away consultant who has no ties to the com...

  • Green River Police Department reports for Jan. 23 - 27

    Feb 1, 2024

    Green River Police Department reports for Jan. 23 At 8:27 a.m., officers responded to Expedition Academy for a report of a positive vape alert. Subsequently, officers issued a citation for alleged use or possession of tobacco by minor and completed an incident report. At 8:59 a.m., officers responded to Lincoln Middle School for a report of a juvenile in possession of a vaping device. Subsequently, officers issued a citation for alleged use or possession of tobacco by minor and completed an...

  • Cheer and Dance teams make history

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Feb 1, 2024

    When the buses pulled into town on Saturday, accompanied by a police escort and a chorus of cheers and honks, the Green River High School Cheer and Dance teams weren't just bringing home three State Championship titles - they were making history. For the cheer team, bringing home a win in the Coed Stunt category from the State Spirit Competition is exciting, but nothing new. However, bringing home a win in the Game Day category has never happened before. This year, the team brought back both....

  • Green River hosts MathCounts Invitational

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Feb 1, 2024

    The sound of pencils scratching against paper was the only noise to be heard in the Expedition Island Pavilion Friday morning. On Friday afternoon, it was replaced with the sounds of students calling out numbers and cheering one another on. The Green River MathCounts Invitational on Friday saw roughly 100 students from middle schools across Southwest Wyoming come together to compete. The schools that participated included Lincoln Middle School, Rock Springs Junior High School, Evanston Middle...

  • Wolves fight Star Valley into double overtime

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Feb 1, 2024

    The Green River High School Boys Basketball team fought hard against the number one team in the west when they took on Star Valley in an intense game last Saturday. Unfortunately the Wolves came up just short of victory, losing by just a few points in double overtime. The first half of the game was neck-and-neck between the Wolves and the Braves. Both teams played strong offensively and defensively from the start. Theran Archibald and Chris Wilson led Green River, scoring 13 points each. In the...

  • Lady Wolves fall to Star Valley Braves

    Jackie Finch, General Manager|Feb 1, 2024

    The Lady Wolves Basketball team played their third conference game against the Star Valley Braves in Afton on Saturday. Green River ended the first quarter behind Star Valley with a score of 4-8. It had been a low-scoring game so far and Green River was struggling getting some shots in the basket while Star Valley got some points from free throw shots. In the second quarter, Green River came out stronger, but so did Star Valley. Green River outscored Star Valley with 12 points to Star Valley's...

  • Green River Wrestlers compete at Ron Thon

    Pete Rust, Contributor|Feb 1, 2024

    The Green River Boys Varsity and Junior Varsity and the Girls Varsity Wrestling teams competed this past weekend in the Ron Thon Memorial Wrestling Tournament in Riverton along with a large contingent of more than 30 other teams, all from Wyoming. The two-day event included Boys Varsity and JV and Girls Varsity. The Boys Varsity took third and the Junior Varsity finished in first. The girls team, missing one of their veteran wrestlers, finished in 21st place. For the girls, Brianna Uhrig led...

  • Wolves Swimming and Diving team competes at Laramie Invitational

    Jackie Finch, General Manager|Feb 1, 2024

    The Green River Wolves Swimming and Diving team traveled east to compete in the Laramie Invitational last weekend. The teams competing were Green River, Rock Springs, Campbell County, Cheyenne Central, Douglas, Kelly Walsh, Laramie, Lander, Natrona County, Newcastle, Rawlins, Riverton, Sheridan, Thunder Basin and Worland. On Friday, the Laramie Pre-Invite was a non-scored meet. In the 200 Yard Medley Relay, the "A" team came in 11th place, with the team consisting of the swimmers Mitchell Horn,...

  • Indoor Track gets top spots out of hundreds of athletes

    Pete Rust, Contributor|Feb 1, 2024

    The Green River High School Girls and Boys Indoor Track team competed last weekend at the Weber State University High School Indoor Track Meet in Ogden, Utah. They competed with athletes from 42 schools and hundreds of additional athletes competing "unattached," meaning they were not with a school team. Top finishers for the Wolves included, once again, Junior Lillian Allison for the girls, who took first place in the huge field of competitors, winning the shot put with a fine early-season throw...

  • Vaccine exemptions surge in Wyoming

    Madelyn Beck, WyoFile.com|Feb 1, 2024

    More and more Wyoming students aren't getting vaccines. These aren't the much-maligned and distrusted COVID-19 vaccines, though. They're long-utilized inoculations against diseases like polio, diphtheria and measles, Wyoming Department of Health data shows. Wyoming requires a range of vaccines, but since 2020, the number of K-12 students securing exemptions has grown from 714 to 1,224 - an increase of 71%. There were 130 more in just the last year. The vast majority of students still get...

  • Governor emphasizes need for public notices in Wyoming newspapers

    Joshua Wood, Saratoga Sun Via Wyoming News Exchange|Feb 1, 2024

    SARATOGA — Despite the advent of the internet and social media, Wyoming newspapers still serve as an important avenue for public notices — at least according to Governor Mark Gordon, who spoke at the 125th Annual Wyoming Press Convention in Casper on January 19. Over the past several years, the Wyoming Legislature has seen a number of bills introduced which would remove public notices from the pages of Wyoming newspapers. They were proposed despite the fact that 86% of Wyoming adults cite newspapers as their most trusted source for public not...

Rendered 05/16/2024 18:42