Articles from the February 23, 2023 edition

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Visiting students, discussing the issues

US Representative Harriet Hageman recently visited Green River, stopping at a local school to meet a student who wrote her a letter and then talking with local officials at City Hall.  A visit to...


Katherine Larsen

Katherine Larsen, 66, passed away at the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, on February 8. She had lived in Colorado and other towns in Wyoming; but for the past 38 years, she... Full story


Don Robertson

Don Robertson, 74, passed away Saturday, January 7 in Yuma, Arizona. He was born on June 3, 1948 in Porterville, California, the son of James and Bernadine Robertson. Family and friends of Donald... Full story


Benita Gay Hardinger (Phillips)

Benita Gay Hardinger (Phillips), 64, of Rock Springs Wyoming passed away peacefully on February 14th, 2023, after a lengthy chronic illness. She was born on June 24th, 1958 in Cortez, Colorado; the... Full story


Keith J. Kennison

Keith J. Kennison, 72, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Wednesday, February 15, 2023. He was a resident of Rock Springs for the past 50 years and former resident of... Full story


Pacomio "Paco" Valdez

Pacomio "Paco" Valdez, 90, passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2023 at his home in Green River, Wyoming surrounded by his family. Mr. Valdez was a resident of Green River for the last 50 years and... Full story


Randal "Randy" James Fox

Randal "Randy" James Fox, 62, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at his home in Green River, Wyoming. He was a life-long resident of Green River. Randy was... Full story


Winter of 2022-2023 will go down in history

Despite one of the worst winters in 40 years, we have been traveling all -across the country over the past few months. We have endured minus 39 temperatures in Lander, snow in Dallas, bitter cold winds in Las Vegas, and snow-packed highways through...


Green River Police Department reports for Feb. 9 - 17

Feb. 9 At 2:21 p.m., officers responded to a residence on Yates Street regarding an individual who was possibly a victim of a scam. Officers met with the individual who reported sending funds in order to receive a grant. Officers advised of current... Full story


More than musicals

Performing arts and theater opportunities continue to expand in Sweetwater County, with the latest brand-new theater company, Upstage Theater Co., recently making its debut. Founded by Erika... Full story


Student signs to cheer for Dickinson State

Green River High School student Damien Holmes will be soaring to new heights - and helping the teammates he throws into the air do the same - when he becomes a Blue Hawk. Holmes recently signed his...


Marriages (Jan. 16 - Feb. 10)

Marriage licenses recorded at the Sweetwater County Courthouse from Jan. 16 to Feb. 10 were: Nix Trinh, 60, to Tieng Thi Kim Tran, 37, both of Rock Springs. Mason Delaney Sessums, 32, to Alexis Janyne Vase, 39, both of Rock Springs. Brandon Shelby... Full story


Swimmers and Divers take third at 3A State

The 3A State Championships took place last week on Thursday and Friday in Gillette. There was intensity filling the air during the prelims as the swimmers and divers prepared to jump in the water....


Lady Wolves win two more conference games

The Lady Wolves basketball team has been tearing up the court. They have won two more conference games, putting them in great positioning for Regionals. Green River hosted an intense game against the...


Boys basketball still seeking a win, fall to Evanston and Jackson

The Wolves Boys Basketball team played a conference game against Evanston on Thursday, February 16. It was an intense game for both teams. Unfortunately, during the second quarter Green River lost...

 By Pete Rust    Sports    February 23, 2023

Boys and girls Indoor Track medals at Simplot Games

Last week the Green River High School Indoor Track team took nine athletes to compete in the nationally-renowned Simplot Games at Holt Arena on the campus of Idaho State University in Pocatello,...

 By Pete Rust    Sports    February 23, 2023

Wolves Wrestlers are 3A West Regional Champs

The Green River Wolves Boys Wrestling team showed why they were one of the favorites going into regionals, with a strong performance winning them the 3A Regional Wrestling Tournament. The team's score...

 By Pete Rust    Sports    February 23, 2023

Lady Wolves take Third at Lyman Invite

The new Wyoming State Girls Wrestling program continues to progress as this week the Green River High School Girls Wrestling team traveled to the Bridger Valley to compete with fourteen other Wyoming...

 By David Martin    City    February 23, 2023

School district becomes 'recapture district'

Sweetwater County School District No. 2 is generating more than it is allotted in education funding, becoming one of the state’s few recapture districts. Recapture districts are important to the...


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