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More added to vaccine group

People aged 65 and older with certain high-risk medical conditions can now receive the COVID-19 vaccines according to the Wyoming Department of Health. A new 1C group has also been added to the priority vaccination list based on a list of critical...

 
 By David Martin    City    February 3, 2021

City seeks input on disc golf proposal

The Green River City Council seeks comments from residents regarding a proposed 18-hole disc golf course in the Scott’s Bottom Nature Area. The idea was presented to the Council by Kevin King and Ri...

 

County GOP condemns Cheney

Fallout over Rep. Liz Cheney’s vote to impeach former President Donald Trump continues throughout the Cowboy State as county Republican parties continue voicing their displeasure with the vote. The Sweetwater County Republican Party was no...

 

Fire department sees busy 2020

The Green River Fire Department had a very busy year in 2020, not only with a record number of recorded incidents, but also with several outside elements that occurred. Assistant Fire Chief Larry Erdmann said, “these tasks were accomplished by the...

 
 By Brady Oltmans    News    February 3, 2021

Former G&F commissioner discusses his removal

PINEDALE — Following days of statements, La Barge businessman Mike Schmid capped the week of his removal from the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission with a statement on Jan. 29, countering a statement released by Game and Fish President Pete Dube...

 

Forrest B. Estes

Forrest B. Estes, 62, of Kittanning, PA, formerly of Green River, WY passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, at Armstrong County Memorial Hospital. He was born on Feb. 10, 1958 to Harvey and Dorothy...

 

Chester Lee Jerome

Chester Lee Jerome, 77, passed away Sunday, January 24, 2021 at his residence in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was a of Rock Springs for 46 years and former resident of Colorado. Mr. Jerome was born...

 

Phillip Critton

Phillip Critton, 82, passed away Saturday, January 30, 2021 at his home in Green River, Wyoming. He was a resident of Green River for 40 years and former resident of Vernal, Utah. Mr. Critton was...

 

James E. Scott

James E. Scott of Rock Springs, passed away at his home on January 22, 2021, surrounded by loved ones. He was born on August 12, 1957 in Hammond, Indiana, to Hazel Iris (Bee) and Harold Victor Scott....

 

Granger mayor pleas not guilty

ROCK SPRINGS (Wyoming News Exchange) — Granger Mayor Bradley McCollum pleaded not guilty Monday afternoon in District Court to using the town’s bank cards for personal purchases. McCollum, 56, who was elected mayor in 2018, is alleged to have...

 

Fatigue a possible cause in fatal crash

Either fatigue or an unknown medical issue are the causes of a fatal crash west of Rock Springs. According to the Wyoming Highway Patrol, they were notified of a crash took place at 12:16 p.m., Jan. 28 near mile marker 99 on the westbound lane of...

 

Concerns mount over WWCC layoff plans

This is perhaps an interesting thing I find myself doing in a time that seems to be marked with never ending problems and few answers in sight. My name is Ryan Desmond for those who have been in the community for quite some time, My grandparents owne...

 

A voice for Wyoming wildlife

Some favorite places around Laramie to access public lands have become, for a few, places of trauma and danger. Since mid-November six dogs became entangled in neck snares or held in terror by foot-hold traps. That is, six cases in an eight-week...

 

Letter: Gov. Gordon's great paradox

Dear Editor, It must be difficult to call a press conference and suggest that President Biden’s ban on gas and oil permits is a “crushing blow” to Wyoming, when not so long ago, Mark Gordon was aligned with some of the most radical...

 

Letter: Clarifying concerns about Western layoffs

Dear Editor, I am writing this letter in response to the article headlined, “WWCC leaders to select 15 to layoff” published in the January 27, 2021 edition of the Green River Star. I was misrepresented regarding my concerns about the upcoming lay...

 

Wyo lawmakers have a constitutional duty to fund public schools

Wyoming’s public schools have long been a subject of derision for many Republican state lawmakers who claim they underperform. If such scrutiny leads to the constant improvement of our K-12 system, then I’m all for it. But that’s not the...

 

Sweetwater Regional Cancer Center receives $5,950 grant

The Sweetwater Regional Cancer Center received a grant from the Wyoming Breast Cancer Initiative for the fourth year in a row to host its annual Paint the Town Pink and Ladies Night Out Initiative – a community education and awareness event...

 

Civil War era rifle researched by museum

A muzzle-loading Civil War infantry rifle was recently brought to the Sweetwater County Historical Museum in Green River for examination and research through the museum’s Vintage Firearms Research Program. Museum staff determined the rifle to be a...

 

District consolidation proposed

CHEYENNE - Facing massive cuts to the state's K-12 schools budget, one lawmaker has proposed a bill to study the cost-saving benefits of consolidating Wyoming's 48 school districts into 24. "We, as a...

 

Swimmers compete in Laramie, Cheyenne

Laramie Duals, Jan. 29 200-yard medley relay 1. GRHS A (Jake Probst, Jason Richmond, Ryan Fischer, Araya Finley), 1:47.96 6. GRHS B (Lander Welch, Devin Bobbit, Cole Gilmore, Tyler Luth), 2:05.05...

 

Lady Wolves notch another win in Star Valley

The Green River High School Girls Basketball Team are 3-0 in their conference after a win against Star Valley Saturday. The Lady Wolves traveled to Afton for the game, which ended 36-30 in favor of...

 

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