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Articles from the February 4, 2015 edition

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Trona mine sold to Tronox

The FMC Corporation has reached an agreement to sell its Alkali Chemicals branch and with it, its mine west of Green River. Tronox, an American chemical company announced it reached an agreement with FMC to purchase its Alkali Chemicals division for...


Granger seeks SLIB funding

Work continues on the General George S. Patton Community and Cultural Center in Granger, with completion expected to occur this summer. New Granger Mayor Sandy Allen said the building should be complete by the middle of June, saying the town may...


Woman pleas not guilty to charges

A woman accused of choking her 15-year-old daughter pleaded not guilty to three felony charges. Andrea Kay Young of Green River appeared in the Third District Court of Judge Richard Lavery at an arraignment to three counts of child abuse. If found...

 By David Martin    City    February 4, 2015

Council watched through newspaper

He’s been a resident of Green River for nearly 40 years and for most of those years, he been an avid reader of the Green River Star. Harry Holler, who is known throughout the community for his ongoing work to bring recognition to the county’s...


Alfred "Pete" Petersen

Alfred "Pete" Petersen, 80, of Rock Springs passed away Feb. 3 at Deseret Heath and Rehab. A lifelong resident, Petersen died following a lengthy illness. He was born in Green River, Dec. 7,... Full story


Josephine Ann Case

Josephine Ann Case, 83, a longtime resident of Rock Springs, but forever a faithful native of Superior, passed from this life Feb. 2. Jo, as her friends called her, was born and raised in Superior.... Full story


Trudel Lopez

Trudel Lopez passed away peacefully Jan. 27, at age 80. She was a longtime resident of Green River, where she and her husband Armando owned and operated Trudel’s Restaurant in the old Post Office building for many years. She was well known for her... Full story


Kurt Juel

Kurt Juel, 61, of Rock Springs passed away on Jan. 28 at his home. A longtime resident of Rock Springs, Juel had been in ill health for the past several years. He was born Feb. 26, 1953 in Rock... Full story


Leonard Parker Kiehm

Leonard Parker Kiehm, 67, of Rock Springs passed away Jan. 23, 2015 at his home.  A lifelong resident of Rock Springs, Mr. Kiehm had been in ill health for the past several years. He was born on... Full story


Spencer Lee Krause

Spencer Lee Krause, 45, of Rock Springs, Wyoming passed away Jan. 29 at his home following a lengthy illness. He was a longtime resident of Rock Springs and former resident of Laramie and Green... Full story


Our View: Support your local artists

The residents of Sweetwater County have had a long history of supporting the arts. Sweetwater County School District No. 1 is well known for its art collection on display at the Community Fine Arts Center in Rock Springs, which includes paintings...


Letter: We don't have dictators here

Dear Editor, After reading the letter to the editor entitled “Support public lands workers” in the Green River Star dated Wednesday, Jan. 28, I felt that it was imperative to respond. The author sounded concerned about the mistreatment of...


Suggesting a good read

By Jason Grubb Sweetwater County Library System We are an entire month into 2015. How are your resolutions holding up? Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s 2015 New Year’s resolution is to read a new book every other week “with an...


Waking from a seductive dream

I used to love the idea of a lottery in Wyoming, I really did. I’ve played, I’ve lost and the initial excitement of checking my numbers after a drawing has faded since the Wyoming lottery’s...


Can't I just talk to someone on the phone?

I just want to talk to a person. A real actual person. Lately, I have been getting more and more irritated with automated voice systems. I understand why places have these systems, but when there is... Full story


Saving hope for the next generation

A few weeks ago I decided to change it up and made a trip to Arby’s in Rock Springs. I pulled into the crowded parking lot and could not find a space. While there were a lot of people there getting...


Federal land transfer faces local opposition

Two bills that seek the transfer of federal lands to state ownership have gathered criticism and opposition from local officials. The two bills, House Bill 209 and Senate File 56, both deal with the topic of the state owning federal lands. The senate...

 By David Martin    City    February 4, 2015

Green River City Council denies pump-station bid

The Green River City Council voted to deny a project bid for a lift station replacement project. The planned project involves the replacement of two older lift stations located in Hutton Heights and the Collier View Estates area. The project is...

 By David Martin    City    February 4, 2015

New direction: City picks fireworks vendor

The Green River City Council approved a $20,000 contract with a new fireworks vendor for the city’s annual July 4 fireworks show. The contract was awarded to Lantis Productions of Draper, Utah, a different vendor than the one used for last...


Blood drive a success

With only three pints, Green River once again beat Rock Springs in a friendly rivalry to raise blood for the Premier Bone and Joint Center's Blood Drive Challenge. The total amount raised between...


Sweetwater communities unite for cause

For the first time, the Green River, Rock Springs and Farson high schools are teaming up to raise as much as they can for Make-A-Wish. “Make-A-Wish is so important because we have brought awareness that there are young children with...


Two more 1st-place finishes

Once again, the Green River High School Speech and Debate team comes out on top. In the past two weeks, the team competed in the Evanston and Natrona County Tournaments. In the Evanston tourney, Green River finished first with 96 points, Rock Springs...


Monroe Intermediate School honor rolls

Monroe Intermediate School recently released its Second Quarter Honor Roll. To make the honor roll students must have a 3.5 GPA or greater with no grade below B- and not restricted by FERPA Form. Those making the fifth-grade honor roll are Genesis An... Full story


Green River High School honor rolls

The Green River High School recently released its first-semester honor rolls. To make the Principal’s Honor Roll students must have a 4.0 GPA with no “I” letter grades. Those making the Principal’s Honor Roll are Emily Allen, Victoria Allen,... Full story


Birth announcements

Rosemary Raine Asher Martin A. and Tiffany J. Asher of Green River recently announced the birth of their daughter Rosemary Raine Asher. She was born Dec. 30, 2014, at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. Makayla Dee Moody Michael and Rebecca... Full story


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