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Articles from the March 2, 2023 edition

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 By Hannah Romero    County    March 2, 2023

Commissioners approve county logo

Sweetwater County now has its own logo. The Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously to approve the new logo at their last meeting on February 21. The logo was discussed in more detail during...

 By David Martin    City    March 2, 2023

Council to seek $10M principal loan increase for treatment facility

The Green River City Council decided a larger loan is needed to pay for the long-desired wastewater treatment facility. In a 6-1 vote, the Council agreed to seek a $10 million increase in the principa...

 By David Martin    City    March 2, 2023

City Council urged to consider plumbing certification

The prevalence of improperly installed hot water tanks in southern Wyoming and northern Utah has led to area businesses seeking assistance from the Green River City Council. Lance Ball, the CEO of...


Jason Eric Jones

Jason Eric Jones, 43, passed away Friday, February 10, 2023 at his home in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was a resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming for the past 20 years and former resident of Fort Pierce,... Full story


Paul Brian Beck

Paul Brian Beck, 54, passed away on Monday, February 20, 2023 in Green River, WY from complications of Multiple Sclerosis, following a courageous 28 year battle. He was born on September 19, 1968 in... Full story


Armella Frances Haverkamp Freeman

Armella Frances Haverkamp Freeman, 93, passed away Monday, February 20, 2023 at the Mission at Castle Rock in Green River, WY. Armella was born on the family farm on July 1, 1929 in Kelly, Kansas. She... Full story


Loren Joseph "Bub" Green

Loren Joseph "Bub" Green, passed away in his home in Grand Junction, CO on Monday February 20, 2023. He was 71 years old. Bub was born on January 25, 1952 in Rock Springs, WY. He was the youngest... Full story


Josephine (Jo) D. Larson

Josephine (Jo) D. Larson, 100, passed away on Sunday, February 19, 2023 at Mission at Castle Rock in Green River, Wyoming. She was a resident of Superior and Rock Springs, Wyoming for the past 78... Full story


Kerry Len Hehr

Kerry Len Hehr, 78, passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2023 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was a resident of Green River, Wyoming for 52 years and former... Full story


Norman Claire Kneeland

Norman Claire Kneeland, 78, passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Friday, February 24, 2023 at his son's home in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was a resident of Rock Springs for the past... Full story


Letter to the Editor: Opposing coyote killing contests

Dear Editor, We stood peacefully and respectfully in freezing cold weather for the third year in a row, protesting with signs outside Buddha Bob's bar on February 25, 2023. This bar hosted the "check-...


Green River Police Department reports for Feb. 18 - 27

Feb. 18 At 9:52 a.m., officers responded to a report of a hit and run collision in Smith’s parking lot at 905 Bridger Drive. Officers met with an individual who reported they had just parked their vehicle in a parking space facing northeast with... Full story

 By Hannah Romero    People    March 2, 2023

A tribute to a legend

A year ago, Eric de Lora was sitting in the audience of the Western Wyoming Community College theater, watching the performance of "Once Upon a Mattress" that he directed, but he was already thinking...


Golden Hour Senior Center March Schedule

Wind River Casino Bus Trip: GHSC will host a second Wind River Casino Bus trip March 24. This will be a day trip to Riverton leaving from GHSC at 8 a.m. and leaving the casino at 4 p.m. Transportation is free for seniors 60 and over. You will need... Full story

 By Hannah Romero    People    March 2, 2023

Sweetwater County raises thousands for Make-A-Wish

Even with a historic winter storm in the middle of fundraising efforts, the communities of Green River and Rock Springs couldn't be stopped as they came together and competed to raise money for the...

 By Pete Rust    Sports    March 2, 2023

Wolves Wrestlers are 3A State Champions

The Green River High School Boy's Wrestling team followed up their outstanding performance from two weeks ago in winning the 3A Regional Championships with another outstanding performance, this time...

 By Pete Rust    Sports    March 2, 2023

Girls compete at first State Championships

The Green River Girls Wrestling team competed in the first-ever Wyoming Girls State Championships this past Thursday and Friday, February 23 and 24, in Casper at the Wyoming Ford Center. There were 30 teams competing, and the Lady Wolves finished in...

 By Pete Rust    Sports    March 2, 2023

Indoor Track team heads to State

The Green River High School Girls and Boys Indoor Track team, weather permitting, will be taking the long trip north on Friday and Saturday, March 3-4, to participate in the Wyoming State Indoor Track Championships. The State tournament will be at...

 By Jackie Finch    Sports    March 2, 2023

Lady Wolves win last Conference game, first in their quad

The Lady Wolves played the annual Make-A-Wish basketball game against the Rock Springs Lady Tigers last Thursday. Green River took the lead in the first quarter, outscoring Rock Springs 22-13. In the...

 By Raena Finch    Sports    March 2, 2023

Wolves lose games to Rock Springs and Star Valley, headed to regionals

On Thursday, February 23 the Wolves played a game against the Tigers in Rock Springs. The gym at the Rock Springs High School was full during the Make-A-Wish game for these two rivalry teams. Green...

 By Katie Klingsporn    News    March 2, 2023

Through black ice and whiteouts, plow driver minds South Pass

SOUTH PASS-Kevin Maynard doesn't bat an eye at these conditions. Highway 28 is visible, after all, and it's not snowing. Still, as the Wyoming Department of Transportation plow driver navigates the...


Crossover voting ban on its way to governor

CASPER — Lawmakers have tried for years to push through legislation to restrict crossover voting. This session, they finally succeeded. House Bill 103, which significantly restricts when people can change their party affiliation, cleared its last...

 By Maggie Mullen    News    March 2, 2023

Guns, juries and public offices: Felonies could regain rights

CHEYENNE—Wyoming residents with a first-time, nonviolent felony conviction can see their voting rights restored upon completion of their sentence. Lawmakers are now considering expanding the restoration process to other rights, including owning or...


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