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Truck stop meeting planned

City and county residents will have a chance to have their voices heard about a proposed Love’s Travel Stop during an open house meeting with company representatives Friday. The area west of...

 

Separation plan approved

Sweetwater County will offer a volunteer separation program for qualifying employees. During the Sweetwater County Commissioners meeting Tuesday morning, the Commissioners unanimously approved a...

 
 By David Martin    City    February 20, 2019

City dedicates funds for development

Half a million dollars will be added to the city’s budget to provide seed funding for economic development. Tuesday night, the Green River City Council approved a mid-year budget amendment to...

 

MHSC discusses expanding into ambulance service

Discussion about whether or not the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County will take over Sweetwater County’s ambulance service took place at the Sweetwater County Commissioners meeting. Representat...

 

Billie Mattinson

Billie Mattinson, 75, passed away Feb. 6, 2019, at her home in Green River. She was a lifelong resident of Sweetwater County. Mattinson was born Aug. 22, 1943, in Park City, Utah, the daughter of...

 

Lori K. Bertot

Lori K. Bertot, 57, of Rock Springs, passed away Feb. 14, 2019, at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County, surrounded by her family. She was born June 30, 1961, in Price, Utah, the daughter of Frank...

 

Sharon Davis

Sharon Davis, 64, of Green River, passed away Feb. 15, 2019, at her home. She was a longtime resident of Green River and former resident of California. Sharon was born Nov. 7, 1954, in Lovelock,...

 

Our View: House Bill will help Green River

With the myriad of bills being debated within the Wyoming Legislature, we’re happy to see one make its way through that will benefit local governments utilizing their special purpose taxes. House Bill 95 was sent to Gov. Mark Gordon’s desk...

 

Can we find an equitable wind tax for Wyoming?

The pursuit of a sensible public policy for wind power in Wyoming has become an unsettled, decade-long saga. Most other states in the region have already figured out how to appropriately regulate and tax wind resources, but it seems Wyoming...

 

Internet romance scams common for seniors

Whether celebrating a relationship or longing for something more, Valentine’s Day has a way of turning our heads and hearts to finding that special someone. In today’s world, it is perfectly acceptable to go looking through online dating sites,...

 

GR seniors paint bowls

More than a dozen Mission at Castle Rock Rehabilitation and Villa residents painted bowls for a cause. Last Wednesday, tables were lined with residents and CRRC employees painting bowls for the...

 

Program piques students' interest

Students who attended a recent Science, Technology, Engineering and Math night left with a better understanding of what it would take to think like a computer scientist. Sara Wisniewski, Monroe...

 

Private art collections on display in Rock Springs

“Our Collections” is a display of artwork from the private collections of members of the Sweetwater County Library System Exhibit committee. Both library staff and community volunteers promote and arrange the rotating exhibits at both Sweetwater...

 

5 swimmers earn All-State

The Wolves swimming and diving came home with first and second-place finishes in individual and relay events and with fifth overall at state. This past weekend, the Green River High School team...

 

Grapplers earn 2nd at Regionals in RS

The Wolves took to the mat in Rock Springs during the 4A West Regional Tournament last weekend. Despite taking second behind Kelly Walsh, a number of Green River wrestlers took first place in their weight divisions. Overall, Green River earned 226.5...

 

Lady Wolves topple Evanston, Jackson

The Lady Wolves basketball team has won their last four games, including two non-conference and two conference, and they are setting their sights on more this week. On Thursday, the Lady Wolves took...

 

Boys basketball prepares for final home game

One more week and two more games before the Wolves travel to Cody for Regionals. Before that trip, the Wolves will face Rock Springs and Star Valley, with the Star Valley game being the final night...

 
 By Pete Rust    Sports    February 20, 2019

Indoor track team competes at Simplot

The Green River’s indoor track team competed at the Simplot Games Indoor Track Meet in Pocatello, Idaho over the weekend. There were 21 Wyoming teams in attendance, as well as teams from 20 different states, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, with...

 

Students celebrate Valentine's Day

Last Thursday schools across Green River were busy celebrating Valentine's Day with their students. At Monroe Elementary School, students in kindergarten through fifth grade were busy handing out...

 

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