Articles from the February 16, 2023 edition


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  • New Western trustee chosen

    David Martin, Contributor|Feb 16, 2023

    The appointment of a board member to the Western Wyoming Community College Board of Trustees has led to a candidate claiming corruption was the reason she was not selected to fill a vacancy on the board. During their board meeting Feb. 9, the trustees voted unanimously to appoint Ron Wild to a position recently vacated by Dr. Veronica Donaldson. Wild's term expires at the end of 2024. According to WWCC Board President Jim Jessen, the board received two letters of interest regarding the position...

  • 'Who She Is' shares stories of MMIW in Wyoming

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Feb 16, 2023

    She likes to journal. She took care of her little sister through foster care. She loves football. She just wanted to go on a trip with her friend. Abbi. Sheila. Jocelyn. Lela. These are the names of real women with full, complicated, vibrant lives. They are also the names of women who became part of the ongoing epidemic of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW). Their stories are told in the short film "Who She Is," which had a special screening at the Broadway Theater in Rock Springs...

  • Showing support for the seniors

    Feb 16, 2023

    Green River High School Senior Hunter Davis gets a hug from his sister Hanna and support from his dad Bryce during Senior Night for Wolves Wrestling last Thursday night.... Full story

  • John Dennis Dayton

    Feb 16, 2023

    John Dennis Dayton, 82, passed away peacefully on February 5, 2023 at his home in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was born in Montpelier, Idaho; the son of John William and Goldie Dayton. He grew up on a large sheep and cattle ranch in Cokeville, Wyoming where he found his love of animals. He graduated from Cokeville High School in 1958. He earned his BS in political science from Utah State University in Logan, Utah. While there, he was a member of the concert band playing the saxophone and sang with... Full story

  • Patrick (Pat) George McCalvy

    Feb 16, 2023

    Patrick (Pat) George McCalvy, 75, passed away peacefully on February 1, 2023 at his home in Rock Springs. He was born May 8, 1947 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Herbert and Georgietta McCalvy. Patrick lived in Minneapolis until his enlistment in the US Navy in 1967. He started his naval career working on helicopter ejection seats, then changing his rate to working on ground support equipment in the 1980's. Patrick retired from the Navy in 1989 at the Naval Air Station in Lemoore, California. He... Full story

  • Mary Joanne Varady

    Feb 16, 2023

    Mary Joanne Varady, 87, passed away Monday, January 30, 2023 at Avalon West Health and Rehabilitation in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was a resident of Salt Lake City for 67 years and former resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming. Ms. Varady was born May 2, 1935 in Rock Springs, Wyoming, the daughter of Joseph Alex Varady and Mary Visintainer Varady. She attended schools in Rock Springs, Wyoming. Ms. Varady worked for Saint Marks Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah and retired in 1995 as a House Keeper. She enjoyed spending time with family; window... Full story

  • Linda Sue Burgess

    Feb 16, 2023

    Linda Sue Burgess, 66, passed away Sunday, February 5, 2023 at her home in Rock Springs, Wyoming. She was born on February 23, 1956 in Clinton, Iowa, the daughter of Clarence Burdette Sager and Anna Lou Sager (Dellit). Linda grew up in Clinton and graduated with the class of 1974. She enjoyed spending her time camping at New Fork Lake and Rock Creek with her significant other Sterling Suhr. She proceeded him in death by one day; he passed after her on Monday, February 6, 2023. Linda loved... Full story

  • Sterling Matthew Suhr

    Feb 16, 2023

    Sterling Matthew Suhr, 58, passed away on Monday, February 6, 2023 in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was a life-long resident of Rock Springs. He was born February 19, 1964 in Rock Springs, Wyoming; the son of Maynard Eldon Suhr and Carolyn Louise Moon. Mr. Suhr attended schools in Rock Springs and was a 1982 graduate of Rock Springs High School. He married Wendy Mae Medill November 10, 1984 in Rock Springs, Wyoming. Mr. Suhr worked for Union Pacific Railroad for the past 12 years as a Section Truck... Full story

  • Our View: Celebrate love in different forms

    Feb 16, 2023

    On Tuesday we celebrated Valentine’s Day — a day for love. Ironically, a lot of people don’t actually love the holiday itself. Whether it’s couples who get frustrated because their partner isn’t as romantic as they’d hoped, couples who think the holiday is too commercialized and like to celebrate their love in more spontaneous ways, or single people who don’t enjoy seeing other people gush about their relationships, there are plenty of people out there who don’t love the holiday. However, maybe we can reclaim the day meant to celebrate love...

  • Letter to the Editor: Disregard of election results

    Feb 16, 2023

    Dear Editor, This letter is about election integrity and the voices of the voters being heard. Last night, I watched in disbelief as Ron Wild was sworn in as a board member at Western Wyoming Community College. His appointment as a board member was permitted by Western Wyoming Community College’s Policy 7210F. This policy permits the board to handpick their next board member if a board member is unable to fulfil their term. Dr. Veronica Donaldson resigned in January, 65 days after being elected to the Board. She cited that she would be m...

  • Green River Police Department reports for Feb. 5 - 9

    Feb 16, 2023

    Green River Police Department reports for Feb. 5 At 2:04 a.m., officers responded to Trona Drive concerning a vehicle that had crashed into a residence, after which the driver fled the scene. Officers located the suspected driver, gathered information and subsequently placed Dane Landry, of Louisiana, under arrest and issued citations for alleged DWUI - alcohol of 0.08% or more - 1st offense; violation of duty to stop vehicle where accident involves damage to attended vehicle or property; and failure to provide proof of liability coverage. Offi... Full story

  • Fundraisers bring in thousands for service dog

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Feb 16, 2023

    As soon as the community heard about Elena Barrera's need for a Diabetic Alert Dog, people started getting on board to help any way they could. The Green River High School student recently shared her plans to get a service dog, which will help her remain independent when she goes to college. Barrera has Type One Diabetes, so the dog will be able to alert her when her blood sugar is out of range, even at night when her cochlear implants are out and she can't hear alarms. The total cost for the...

  • Wyoming 211 offers resources and help to residents in need

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Feb 16, 2023

    When Wyoming residents are looking for resources and help with meeting the needs in their lives, they just need to remember three numbers — 211. 211 is a free, confidential, 24-hour information and referral service that connects people in Wyoming with health and human services support. The service celebrated “211 Day” last Saturday, Feb. 11, and gave a presentation to the Sweetwater County Board of County Commissioners about the service at last week’s meeting. Tricia Angelovich, the 211 associat...

  • Boys and Girls Club receives donation

    Feb 16, 2023

    Rocky Mountain Power Foundation recently contributed $2,624 to the Boys & Girls Club of Sweetwater County through their 2022 Community Giving Campaign, where local Rocky Mountain Power employees and retirees chose to give back and help fund worthwhile organizations in the communities where they live and work. The Boys & Girls Club said they are very thankful for the generous donation and to all who chose to give and support club members and their families.... Full story

  • School district prepares for projects at high school, middle school

    David Martin, Contributor|Feb 16, 2023

    Sweetwater County School District No. 2 is preparing for a series of upcoming projects involving its schools throughout Green River. The district’s board of trustees approved several request for proposals, as well as an agreement for professional services on work to remodel the central kitchen at Lincoln Middle School. The RFPs includes work on the boiler burners at Green River High School not to exceed $142,000, interior security doors at Lincoln Middle School not to exceed $100,000, and w...

  • Local student earns Wyoming's first computer science micro credential

    Staff Report|Feb 16, 2023

    Jon Thompson, a sophomore at Expedition Academy High School, has become the first student in Wyoming to earn a Computer Science Micro Credential. Jon earned the credential in the Hardware and Software content area. The Student Micro Credential program, sponsored by the Wyoming Department of Education, consists of areas (or "stacks") of computer science skills and knowledge. After demonstrating proficiency, a student earns a credential that they can put on a resume for a job application. This... Full story

  • Lady Wolves take Riverton, lose to undefeated Cody

    Jackie Finch, General Manager|Feb 16, 2023

    It was another fun-filled weekend of basketball for the Lady Wolves. They traveled to Riverton on Friday to play the Wolverines. The ladies started out a little slow, missing some easy baskets, but they were able to steal the ball back and score some points, ending the first quarter with 15 points to Riverton's 10. The next two quarters, Green River out-scored Riverton 14-4. The last quarter of the game, Riverton tried catching up, scoring 13 points to Green River's 12, but it was too late in...

  • Boys put up fight against Riverton and Cody

    Raena Finch, Contributor|Feb 16, 2023

    The Wolves played Riverton and Cody this past weekend on February 10 and 11. On Friday, the boys played Riverton, ending with a score of 60-49, with Riverton taking the win. Even though the boys came up short, it was a great game to watch. "Our team worked extremely hard on defense, and played very disciplined on the offense side," said Head Coach Laurie Ivie. Overall she feels it was probably one of the best games they've played all year. Some of Green River's top scorers during the Riverton...

  • Wolves squash Evanston and Rock Springs

    Pete Rust, Contributor|Feb 16, 2023

    This past Wednesday, the Green River High School Wrestling teams, including the Boys Varsity, Girls Varsity and Boys J.V. teams, all traveled to Evanston. The Evanston Red Devils are in their first year of 3A wrestling after dropping down from 4A. All three of the Green River teams defeated Evanston in highly competitive matches. The girls had just three girls wrestling on the day, losing one match by a fall and winning two by falls. Lily Harris at 132 and Brianna Uhrig at 114 both pinned their...

  • Green River boys and girls Indoor Track set 19 P.R.'s at Mustang Invite

    Pete Rust, Contributor|Feb 16, 2023

    The Mustang Invite at Natrona County High School in Casper was the site of the High School Boys and Girls Indoor Track Competition this past weekend for the Wolves. There were eighteen teams competing, with over 100 competitors in multiple events. There was no team scoring, but Head Track Coach Dan Hansen noted that all but four of Green River’s competitors achieved their P.R.’s (Personal Record/Personal Best). Green River had seventeen team members competing in twenty-four different events with nineteen personal bests. Top placers on the day i...

  • Swimming and Diving team takes first, honors seniors

    Jackie Finch, General Manager|Feb 16, 2023

    The Green River Boys Swimming and Diving team hosted the Last Chance meet last Thursday and wrapped up their regular season. They also honored the six seniors that jumped into the pool for the last time for the Green River High School team. The seniors that were honored included Braxton Cordova, Kyle Kight, River Kirts, Brady Young, Zeke Reading and Ryan Fischer. The Wolves came out on top, beating Evanston, Rock Springs and Lyman. They didn't pick up any new qualifiers to compete at state, but...