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County assessor appointed

David Divis will take over the Sweetwater County Assessor’s Office after a 4-1 vote Tuesday by the Sweetwater County Commissioners. John Kolb was the only dissenting vote. Divis takes over for Pat...

 

Temporary shelter MOU approved

Portions of the Golden Hour Senior Center building will act as a temporary shelter for The Mission at Castle Rock Rehabilitation Center should they ever be faced with an emergency evacuation...

 
 By David Martin    City    February 21, 2018

Jarvie confirmed as chief

Tom Jarvie can drop the word “interim” from his title. The longtime Green River Police Department employee will officially head up the department, three months after he was appointed interim...

 
 By David Martin    City    February 21, 2018

Typo costs Green River $20,000

A missing zero will cost the city $20,000 according to a change order approved by the Green River City Council Tuesday night. The change order is for the Hitching Post Drive Reconstruction Project....

 

Utah man found guilty of murder

A Utah man was found guilty last week of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder at a Rock Springs hotel in 2016. Bradley Ross Fairbourn, 20, of Draper, Utah, was found guilty Thursday a...

 

Beverly Ann Dischner

Beverly Ann Dischner, 79, passed away Feb. 3, 2018, at her home in Green River. Dischner was surrounded by her daughter Susan, son-in-law David, grandchildren and great-grandchildren  She was born... Full story

 

Sharla Dawnette Gilmore

Sharla Dawnette Gilmore, 59, passed away Feb. 17, 2018, at Hope West Hospice Care Center in Grand Junction, Colo. She was a resident of Fruita, Colo., for the past four years and former resident of...

 

Ethel Samson

Ethel Samson, 94, of Green River, passed away Feb. 13, 2018, at Mission at Castle Rock in Green River. Samson was a resident of Green River for the past four years and former resident of Coeurd'Alene,...

 

Orcellia Juanita Stamper

Orcellia Juanita Stamper, 81, of Rock Springs, passed away Feb. 11, 2018, at her home. She was a longtime resident of Rock Springs and former resident of Colorado.   She was born March 2, 1936, in Ea...

 

Walter LaVerne Dorethy

Walter LaVerne Dorethy, 83, passed away Feb. 17, 2018, at his home in Rock Springs. He was born Jan. 2, 1935, in Macomb, Ill., the son of Walter Leonard Dorethy and Ada Mildred Jarvis. Dorethy...

 

Lois Peterson

Lois Peterson, 84, passed away Feb. 16, 2018, at her home in Rock Springs, surrounded by her family and following a lengthy illness. She was a lifelong resident of Rock Springs.  Peterson was born...

 

Gerald (Jerry) Thomas Phelps

Gerald (Jerry) Thomas Phelps, 72, passed away in the early hours of Feb. 15, 2018, in Jefferson County, Colo. He has been valiantly fighting against heart and lung disease for many years. Jerry was...

 

Our View:Green River: A 'furever' home for pets

A funny thing happened at the Green River Animal Shelter last week. A reporter, going to the shelter to photograph an animal for the Pet of the Week advertisement sponsored by John Paras Furniture, was told they didn’t have pets available to...

 

Letter: Commissioners should not list WSAs on Cheney bill

Dear Editor, We need to have a say in determining the future management for our wilderness study areas (WSAs). Citizens in other counties have been expressing their opinions through collaborative committees and we should be able to do so as well. I...

 

Dr. discusses supplement and body trends

Men have gone through different body image types throughout history. They have gone through the pot belly guy as the desired type in the late 1800s, the thin body frenzy of Hollywood in the ’20s to the muscular, strong guy in the ’80s...

 

Political action is needed for change

Lately, it seems as though all the Wyoming Legislature wants to do is cut, cut, cut, while sitting on a pile of saved money. It’s one thing to cut because there’s no other choice, but it’s anoth...

 

Improving Wyoming's health care includes reducing tobacco harm

In the upcoming 2018 legislative session, many states will be considering legislation, termed Tobacco 21. Tobacco 21 will effectively raise the legal sale age for all tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes, to 21 – mirroring alcohol...

 

Wrestlers are top of the 4A West

The Green River High School wrestling team had a lot of success at the 4A West Regional Meet in Evanston. The team took first in the competition, earning 217 points. Second place went to Kelly Walsh w...

 

Swimmers take 4th at state meet

The team may not have come home with a top three finish, but the coach is proud of what they accomplished this season. “(I) just want to say how proud I am to have coached this team. You are...

 
 By Pete Rust    Sports    February 21, 2018

Wolves compete at Simplot

The Green River Girls and Boys Indoor Track teams traveled to Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho to participate in one of the largest high school indoor track meets ever with 2,200 participants from the United States, Canada, Australia and...

 

Wolves thrash Tigers 78-69

If the Rock Springs Tigers’ wanted a similar game to their first meeting with the Wolves, it was a wish that would not be granted. The Wolves came out strong and with a dominant first half,...

 

Lady Wolves take another loss

A season plagued with injuries is taking its toll on the Green River High School Lady Wolves basketball team. The Lady Wolves started off the non conference season with a few wins, but as soon as conf...

 

Kids tape principal, teacher to wall

While many of the Make-A-Wish fundraisers over the past two weeks have involved high school students and residents taking part in activities ranging from dodgeball and basketball to hosting a bonfire...

 

More than $58,000 for Make-A-Wish

Students in Green River and Rock Springs have come a long way since the first Make-A-Wish fundraiser the two schools hosted in 2004. That year, the schools raised approximately $1,500. "It may seem...

 

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