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 By David Martin    City    February 19, 2020

City prepares for 2020 Census

As the first day of the 2020 Census approaches, people within Green River are striving to make sure they count as many residents as possible. The census, which starts April 1, means a lot of money for...

 
 By David Martin    City    February 19, 2020

School board approves stipend

Sweetwater County School District No. 2 will reward teachers who notify the district of their intent to resign or retire with a stipend. The stipend, approved last week by the Sweetwater County...

 
 By David Martin    City    February 19, 2020

Tax cap may limit cities

Green River will receive approximately $18.5 million in special purpose tax funds if a proposed sixth-penny tax is approved by voters later this year, but concerns remain as far as longterm funding...

 

Man accuses mayor of violating oath

ROCK SPRINGS (Wyoming News Exchange) — A former Green River resident who is serving multiple life terms for murder and attempted murder is alleging the mayor of Green River has violated his oath of office in not responding to letters seeking...

 

State eyes land purchase

CHEYENNE — In what could be a historic step for Wyoming, Gov. Mark Gordon and several top lawmakers announced Monday the state will explore the possibility of buying a million acres of land owned by Occidental Petroleum Corporation in southern...

 

Should Wyoming gamble on statewide gambling?

Some pieces of legislation receive far less attention than they deserve. House Bill 171 – Wyoming gaming commission, sponsored by the travel committee, looks to be one such under-the-radar measure this session. Early legislative comments focused...

 

Cowboy Skill Games explains group behind machines

As a Native Wyomingnite and former State Senator, I’m well aware of the boom and bust economy that we experience here in the Cowboy State. I know firsthand, our elected officials care deeply about Wyoming’s residents and I applaud the Wyoming...

 

Welders complete certifications

From Green River High School Green River High School Welding Program has been working hard at seeking basic welding certification for their Welding 2 and Advanced Welding students. This certification...

 

County students named to UW honor rolls

Many Sweetwater County students were named to the University of Wyoming’s various honor rolls. President’s Honor Roll The University of Wyoming lists Sweetwater students from 37 County on the 2019 fall semester President’s Honor Roll. The...

 

State looks to bet big on fossil fuels

During Gov. Mark Gordon’s state-of-the-state address Monday, lawmakers’ greeted Gordon’s strident pledges to defend Wyoming’s fossil fuel industry with raucous applause and a clear signal that the Republican majority is in lockstep with his...

 

Pancake supper set Tuesday

St. John’s Episcopal Church will host its annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. at Mansface Church. The church supper has taken place almost every year since 1947 and features sausage, ham, coffee, orange juice and...

 

GRHS fundraising events begin

Monday night, after the Lady Wolves basketball team finished their practice, a group of students hurriedly set up a volleyball net, and hung a blanket across the net. The name of the game is Blind...

 

Basketball teams schedule makeup games

Both the boys and girls basketball teams have continued seeing success in the last week, despite winter weather impacting their travel schedules. A home game against Riverton was cancelled due to a road closure Friday and a make-up game at Kelly...

 

Wrestlers defeat RS

Green River vs. Rock Springs results 106: Thomas Dalton wins by forfeit. 113: Conner Todd wins by forfeit. 120: Clayson Mele over Tim Henry (Rock Springs) by fall. 126: Kade Flores over RJ...

 

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