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Articles from the February 25, 2015 edition

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 By David Martin    City    February 25, 2015

City to hire new admin Tuesday

The city officially hired a new city prosecutor Tuesday night and looks to hire a new city administrator next week. Prior to hearing a presentation by the Flaming Gorge Days Committee, the council met in an special session to approve Bobby Pineda as...

 
 By David Martin    City    February 25, 2015

Committee seeks city funding

A week after explaining their plight to the Sweetwater County Commissioners, members of the Flaming Gorge Days Committee approached the Green River City Council to explain their situation and, possibly, receive some funding. After several years of...

 

Archer amazes at FMC Red Barn

All his life, Matt Stutzman wanted to be the best in the world at something. At 32 years old, he has accomplished this with the world's record for longest accurate archery shot at a target of 230...

 

Discrimination bill dies

A bill aiming to provide protection to homosexuals and transgender people against discrimination in Wyoming failed in the house Tuesday, following what Rep. Stan Blake, D-Green River, called a close vote. Blake said Rep. Mike Madden, R-Buffalo,...

 

Reese Kyle Swapp Vechnak

A memorial service for Reese Kyle Swapp Vechnak, 28, will take place at 2 p.m., Saturday at Davis Funeral Home. Cremation has taken place. Memorial contributions would be appreciated to the Fremont... Full story

 

Thomas Leo Davis Sr.

Thomas Leo Davis Sr., 83, of Clayton, Ga. passed away Jan. 28, 2015, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. He was born March 20, 1931, in Johnstown, Penn., and was the son of the late Thomas and Leanna Davis. In addition to his parents, he was... Full story

 

Loma Mead

Loma Mead, 84, of Rock Springs passed away Feb. 20, 2015 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. A longtime resident of Rock Springs, Mead died following a lengthy illness.   She was born on July...

 

Oliver W. "Bud" Tebedo

Oliver W. "Bud" Tebedo, 84, of Rock Springs passed away Feb. 21, 2015 at his home. A longtime resident of Rock Springs and former resident of Woodbridge, Va., Tebedo passed away following a lengthy...

 

Our View: Focus should be on U.S.

Following up on an earlier threat to veto it, President Barack Obama officially vetoed a bill approving construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline Tuesday. While many residents are probably fuming at the news, we have to say we agree with Obama’s...

 

'Jane Eyre' novel is more than just a story

This March and April Sweetwater County residents will have multiple opportunities to read, watch, and experience Charlotte Bronte’s classic novel, “Jane Eyre.” The Sweetwater County Library System and the Sweetwater County Library Foundation...

 
 By Lu Sweet    Opinion    February 25, 2015

The red mark on my car

On a very windy Sunday a couple of weeks ago, I went shopping for home improvement materials. After making my purchases and checking out, I returned to my car. The young lady in the car next to me, popped out of her car and started speaking with me....

 

A rewarding Saturday morning

I didn’t want to get out of bed last Saturday morning. I was tired and I didn’t sleep well. I tossed and turned all night with a million things going through my head. When my alarm finally woke...

 

Education should not be politicized

Sometimes after I read an article, I’m left wondering how the future will turn out while other times I’m left dreading it. After reading about a legislative committee in Oklahoma voting to move a...

 

Physicians assistant starts at MHSC

Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County has a new physicians assistant. Mark Sanders joined the team at the hospital in January and will be seeing his patients in the Family Medicine Clinic, located in the Medical Office and Physician Clinic...

 

Castle Rock Hospital District health fair set

Just don’t stop by to pick up results, stay and see what the Castle Rock Hospital District Health Fair has to offer. This is the message, CRHD operating manager Naomi Trumble would like to get across. She wants residents to know that they can not...

 

New doctor arrives in RS

Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County has a new doctor on staff. Dr. Wallace Curry recently joined the Memorial Hospital Urology, located in the Medical Office & Physician Clinic. A Salt Lake City native, Curry has practiced for the last 12 years...

 
 By David Martin    City    February 25, 2015

"Flaming Gorge Days Kicks of my summer"

With recent discussion about the future of Flaming Gorge Days and its committee’s financial woes, some have preemptively spoken up about how the weekend event supports their business. Robert Berg, manager of Green River’s Arctic Circle, said...

 
 By David Martin    City    February 25, 2015

Police seek alleged Moose dine and dashers

Green River police are looking for a couple alleged to have stiffed a local restaurant on a $100 meal. According to information from the Green River Police Department, the incident occurred at the Krazy Moose Feb. 14 during its Valentine’s Day...

 

Green River police seek Pontiac Vibe thief

The Green River Police Department isn’t just seeking people involved with shooting out a second-story window at City Hall, they’re seeking car thieves as well. According to a release from the Sweetwater Community Crime Stoppers, the GRPD seeks...

 

Resident will speak at Mayor's Leadership Awards

Dustin Shillcox, a Green River resident who serves as an ambassador for the Christopher Reeves Foundation will speak at the annual Mayor’s Leadership Awards next Wednesday at the Sweetwater County Events Complex. Shillcox was injured in a vehicle...

 

School raises money for Make A Wish

Anyone walking into Truman Elementary School's gym last Wednesday would have seen a somewhat peculiar sight as aides and custodians at the school were busy tearing off strips of duct tape from...

 

Sweatheart dance well attended

After a nice dinner, those attending the Golden Hour Senior Center's Sweetheart Ball made their way to the dance floor. As some were dancing to oldies played by "The Late Boomers" of Evanston, others...

 

GR government class takes 3rd

Knowing about current events and the United States Constitution was enough for students in the Green River High School’s Advanced Placement Government Class to take third at the state We the People competition. GRHS AP government teacher Bill...

 

Team's winning streak continues

The Green River High School Speech and Debate team continues to bring home first-place finishes. During the Riverton tournament, which took place Feb. 13 and 14, Green River took first place with 76 points, while Riverton came in second place with...

 

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