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Purchase could impact county

A historic land purchase Wyoming’s top officials are interested in pursuing could involve nearly 1,000 square miles of surface land in Sweetwater County. Last week, Gov. Mark Gordon announced the st...

 
 By Seth Klamann    News    February 26, 2020

House votes to keep Wyo. out of youth survey

CHEYENNE — The Wyoming House killed an amendment last week that would’ve brought the Equality State back into a national survey that asks middle and high schoolers questions about their health and behavior. The state is one of only four that...

 

Legislators seek to regulate internet

CHEYENNE — Wyoming may be a frontier state, but it sure loves its fences. More than a century ago, Wyoming built its stock with fences, its forebears reining in the wild, open spaces with apportioned grazing lands and property lines all neatly...

 
 By Staff Report    City    February 26, 2020

GRHS principal to step down

In another administrative shift within Sweetwater County School District No. 2, will “be serving the district in a different capacity in the upcoming years.” In a release sent to the Star by Interim Superintendent Jamie Christensen, Principal...

 

Harriet Westenskow Johnson

In 1987, a first grader walked a mile through a Wyoming blizzard on a day when school was cancelled to spend time with his teacher. He said his life in Mrs. Johnson's class was preferable to his life...

 

David "Ted" Jensen

David "Ted" Jensen, 75, passed away Sunday, February 23, 2020 at the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City. He had been a resident of Green River for 21 years and a former resident of Lusk....

 

Our View: Cutting tourism spending is not a hot idea

Last week, Sen. Tom James (R-Rock Springs) attempted to convince the Senate to cut state funded tourism promotion claiming the promotion of Wyoming tourism would be better served by the private sector. This amendment would later be withdrawn by the...

 

Concerns continue for Greater Little Mountain Area's future

It has been well documented and met with zero opposition to the priority and significance of maintaining the Greater Little Mountain Area (GLMA) and its bountiful recreational resources. That being said, I am incredibly concerned about the future of...

 

GRHS artwork on display at library

Eleven Green River High School Art students have their work displayed at the Sweetwater County Library Gallery. The students use a variety of mediums including pencil, colored pencil, watercolor, sculpture and mixed media. Participating artists are:...

 

Applications sought for Senate page positions

U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., is encouraging Wyoming high school students to apply to be a Senate page for the summer sessions in Washington, D.C. Enzi said he is fortunate to have the opportunity to sponsor a young adult from Wyoming to serve in e...

 

James A. Derby

James A. Derby, 78, passed away Feb. 15, 2020 at Sage View Care Center in Rock Springs. He was a life-long resident of Wyoming. Following cremation, there will be no services at his...

 

John Chapman

John Chapman, 84, passed away Feb. 15, 2020 at the Mission at Castle Rock in Green River. of New York. Following cremation, there will be no services....

 

High school honor rolls released

Green River High School released its lists of students on the regular, staff, and principal’s honor rolls. Those named on the regular honor roll, obtaining 3.5-3.749 GPA and not having any I or F grades are: Ty Alcorn, Abbey Atkinson, James...

 

Soccer coach steps down

After more than a decade coaching the Wolves soccer team, head coach Chris Bieber will step away from the role this season. In an announcement from Tony Beardsley, the athletics director for Sweetwater County School District No. 2, Kahler Dawson, a p...

 

Otto-Horn competes at Mountain West championships

Green River swimmer Avery Otto-Horn tied for fifth while competing at the Mountain West Long Course Trials in Minneapolis. Otto-Horn, a sophomore at the University of Wyoming, finished fifth in the 50 long course freestyle, finishing with a time of...

 
 By Pete Rust    Sports    February 26, 2020

Indoor track competes in Gillette

Green River’s indoor track team traveled north last week to compete with 16 other Wyoming teams at the Basin Nation Indoor Track Meet at the Campbell County Recreation Center in Gillette. Among the teams competing were both Gillette high schools,...

 

Wrestlers take Regional title

The Wolves were on top at the end of the 4A West Regional Tournament in Casper. The Wolves took the regional title after scoring 220 points, earning seven more than second-place finisher Kelly Walsh. Natrona County rounded out the top three by...

 

Swimmers take 4th at State

The Wolves battled hard at State, securing a fourth-place finish for the year. Swimming at Laramie High School., the Wolves earned 120 points, finishing behind Kelly Walsh, Cheyenne Central and the three-time champions from Laramie. Individually, the...

 

Ladies' successes continue

The Lady Wolves continue to dominate the court, winning their last three games and remaining undefeated in their conference. Monday night, the Lady Wolves defeated the Riverton Lady Wolverines by 40 points in a game ending 77-37. Saturday was no...

 

Wolves earn 2 more wins

Winning four of their last five games, the Green River High School boys basketball team is in a good position for Regionals. Monday night, the Wolves defeated Riverton in a rescheduled home game... Full story

 

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