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Articles from the February 17, 2022 edition

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City pursues eliminating gas chamber

The city plans to eliminate use of the gas chamber in the Green River Animal Control Shelter, but is still working out details in order to make the transition complete. The option of eliminating the...

 

Western hosts state spelling bee March 19

Sweetwater BOCES is excited to announce it will host the annual Wyoming State Spelling Bee on March 19, located on the Western Wyoming Community College campus. This event has been held virtually the... Full story

 

Cheer team takes fifth at nationals

While many of the teams competing at the 2022 National High School Cheerleading Championship may not have known where Wyoming is, they're going to remember Green River. The Green River High School...

 

Preston T. Hehr

Preston T. Hehr, 49, of Omaha, passed away Feb. 9, 2022. Preston grew up in Green River, graduating from Green River High School in 1990. He was preceded in death by mother and step father Annette...

 

Brandi Lee Finch

Brandi Lee Finch, 28, passed away Friday, February 11, 2022 at her home in Reno, Nevada surrounded by her family after a seven-year battle with cancer. She was a resident of Reno for the last three...

 

Leonard J. Carlson

Leonard J. Carlson, 59, passed away Friday, February 4, 2022 at his home in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was a resident of Rock Springs for 13 years and former resident of Washington. He was born...

 

Our View: Lessons were learned by tax proponents

Recent movement by the Sweetwater County Commissioners in hiring a consulting firm to help with the upcoming specific purpose sales tax push shows lessons were learned from the 2021 general purpose sales tax ballot’s defeat. We’re not sure...

 

Green River Police Department reports for Feb. 8-14

Green River Police Department reports for Feb. 8 At 1:28 p.m., officers responded to a report of two individuals fighting in the street on East 4th South Street. Officers made contact with the individuals involved in a verbal dispute, took statements...

 

Back to school: Western student seeks her dream nursing job

When spring semester classes started at Western Wyoming Community College in January, a woman eager to become a registered nurse after being out of school for nearly 20 years joined the students atten...

 

Program to curb student drug use set

When competing in the Mrs. America pageant in Las Vegas, Green River’s Mrs. Wyoming American Bree McMullen was inspired following a dinner with Michael DeLeon, who speaks to schools and students...

 

Library system receives humanities grants

The Sweetwater County Library System received two Wyoming Humanities grants that will assist in operating the Community Fine Arts Center in Rock Springs and children’s programming at the Rock...

 

Actors' Mission hosting auditions for 'Second Samuel'

A sleepy Southern town will find its home in Sweetwater County when the Actors’ Mission puts on their upcoming production of the play “Second Samuel.” In order to bring the story and characters to life, the Actors’ Mission is hosting...

 

Sweetwater County birth announcements for the week of Feb. 17

Ethan Munk and Madisen Marble of Green River are announcing the birth of their daughter Charleigh Jade Munk. Charleigh was born Feb. 1 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. Marcus and Hannah Lyngar of Rock Springs are announcing the birth of...

 

Lady Wolves win one, lose one

The Green River High School girls basketball team had one big win and one close loss last week, leaving them 4-3 in conference and 10-7 for the season. With the support of an enthusiastic home crowd,...

 

Wrestlers ready for regional, state tournaments

The season is beginning to close for Green River High School’s grapplers. With Friday’s trip to Lander for the 3A Regional Wresting Tournament, the wrestling team will only have next week’s...

 

Green River swims at last chance meet

Green River Last Chance Meet (Feb. 10) 200 Yard Medley Relay 2. GRHS A, 1:58.15 4. GRHS B, 2:25.26 200 Yard Freestyle 4. Aiden Zimmerman, 2:08.05 8. Riley Majhanovich, 2:14.24 9. Logan Wadsworth, 2:15.23 13. Logan Gray, 2:25.72 200 Yard IM 1. Brady...

 

County restaffs and rearranges following program

Positions within Sweetwater County government are being restaffed, with some positions being eliminated or changed, following staff members leaving as part of the county’s voluntary separation progr...

 

Middle school dance club provides opportunities and fun for students

On Wednesday afternoons after school, music fills the Lincoln Middle School cafeteria as students gather to start practicing their dance routines. The LMS dance club is in its third year, led by Chris...

 

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