Articles from the March 3, 2021 edition

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  • Vaccines open to new group

    David Martin, Publisher|Mar 3, 2021

    Sweetwater County residents in the 1C priority group are eligible to receive a coronavirus vaccine according to an announcement from the Sweetwater County District Board of Health. The 1C group involves a lengthy list of people how work in what are designated as essential critical infrastructure workers. This list includes those working in the energy, communications, water and information technology industries, as well as government employees. Outside of this group, homeless people and others wi...

  • Green River attorney disbarred

    David Martin, Publisher|Mar 3, 2021

    A Green River attorney was disbarred by the Wyoming Supreme Court for her conduct in representing clients and the status of their cases. Last week, the court issued a press release regarding Danielle Mathey’s disbarment, saying she admitted to lying to clients about the status of their cases, fabricating court documents and mishandling trust account funds belonging to a client, as well as failing to respond to inquiries by the Wyoming State Bar’s Office of Bar Counsel regarding her conduct. Her...

  • Stephanie Nomis sentenced for theft

    Mar 3, 2021

    ROCK SPRINGS (Wyoming News Exchange) — The wife of Green River’s former fire chief was sentenced to prison Tuesday morning for embezzling funds from the Green River Fire Department Foundation in 2019. Sweetwater County District Court Judge Suzannah Robinson sentenced Stephanie Nomis to two to six years in the Wyoming Women’s Center or other correctional facility for felony theft. She was given credit for 114 days served on the original charge and bond revocation. Nomis was also ordered to pay restitution of the $42,178.25 she took from the fund...

  • Senior smile

    Mar 3, 2021

  • Col. Arnold Leon Mabile

    Mar 3, 2021

    Col. Arnold Leon Mabile, USAF (Ret.), 83, passed away on Jan. 18, 2021, in Tucson, AZ. Arnold was born in Shawnee, OK, raised in Green River, WY (GRHS '55), and at the time of his death, was a resident of Rock Springs, WY. Arnold is survived by his devoted wife, Eunice Fay Kiernan of Rock Springs, WY, his son Arnold Glenn of Coeur d'Alene, ID, daughter Amy Elizabeth (Coughlin) and her husband, Edward, of Fredericksburg, TX, and grandchildren Christine, Rebecca, and Andrew Coughlin and his wife,...

  • John Cory Stine

    Mar 3, 2021

    John Cory Stine, 51, passed away Monday, February 22, 2021 at the Holiday Inn in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was a lifelong resident of Wyoming. Mr. Stine was born January 10, 1970 in Rock Springs, Wyoming; the son of Tracy Stine and Priscilla Eileen Deichmueller. He attended schools in Green River and Worland, Wyoming where he graduated from Colter High school in 1989. Cory married Jackie Morrison on April 20, 1991, and they later divorced. Mr. Stine worked for the Holiday Inn as a maintenance...

  • Sandra McCreary

    Mar 3, 2021

    Sandra McCreary, 85, passed away Thursday, February 25, 2021 at Sage View Care Center in Rock Springs, Wyoming. She was a resident of Wyoming for 49 years and former resident of Oklahoma. Mrs. McCreary was born March 31, 1935 in Enid, Oklahoma' the daughter of Alfie Lorenz and Flossie McGuire. She attended schools in Oklahoma and was a 1953 graduate of Kremlin High School. Sandra married Gerald "Dean" McCreary on January 17, 1955 in Enid, Oklahoma. Mrs. McCreary worked for Howard Routh & Sons...

  • Norman "Spike" Davis

    Mar 3, 2021

    Norman "Spike" Davis, 72, passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at his home in Green River, Wyoming. He was a resident for the last 16 years. Spike was born July 1, 1948 in Greeley, Colorado; the son of Edmund Davis and Zella Lee. He attended schools in Commerce City, Colorado and was a 1966 graduate of Adams City High School. Spike served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, where he received a Purple Heart in combat. He worked for PTMW for 10 years until he took leave in 2001...

  • Carolyn Alice Brown

    Mar 3, 2021

    Carolyn Alice Brown, 78, passed away Thursday, February 18, 2021 in Lyman, Wyoming Surrounded by family. She was born April 3, 1943 in Denver, CO to Clarence A. and Edna Schroeder Kluenner. Carolyn worked for the Sweetwater County School District #2 for more than 20 years. Carolyn loved donating her time to the humane society and helped every year to set up fundraisers also donating her time at Broadway Bargains. She enjoyed going on trips and seeing new places. She also loved going to Denver to...

  • Influenza rare this year

    Andrew Ellsworth, The Prairie Doc|Mar 3, 2021

    Do you know anyone who had influenza this past year? Chances are you do not. Sure, plenty of people had the “stomach flu” with vomiting and diarrhea, otherwise known as gastroenteritis. Some people had colds and others had COVID-19. But cases of influenza this season have been exceptionally low. Starting a year ago, when someone came to my clinic with symptoms of influenza, including fevers, chills, muscle aches, or respiratory symptoms, we tested for both COVID-19 and for influenza. At first, every COVID-19 test was negative while many influen...

  • Coyote contests should be banned

    Madhu Anderson, Guest Columnist|Mar 3, 2021

    As a longtime resident of Rock Springs, I was disturbed to find out that a coyote killing contest is being organized in my town. So along with a few friends I decided to protest it. We held signs outside Buddha Bob’s Bar at the Sands on third, fourth, fifth and sixth of February. A group called Wyoming Best of the Best has organized this contest. In this contest participants completed for cash and prizes to see who can kill the most coyotes in one day. There are 2 main reasons why we want these events to be banned. The first one is these c...

  • School finance: Lawmakers' biggest remaining challenge

    Michael Madden,|Mar 3, 2021

    Some hefty matters await Wyoming lawmakers when they reconvene March 1 for the final stage of this most unconventional 2021 legislative session. The supplemental budget bill looms large, and with good reason: The state is in the midst of a historic revenue crisis and a number of difficult cuts will have to be made. But for pure law-making nuance, political complexity and long-lasting impact, perhaps no forthcoming sausage will be meatier than House Bill 61- School finance recalibration. Recalibration happens every five years — at the end and t...

  • Muley Fanatics donates LED deer signs to city

    Mar 3, 2021

    The Muley Fanatic Foundation donated four Tapco brand solar powered LED flashing deer crossing signs to the City of Green River on February 24 to raise awareness for motorist safety and as a notice in specific areas of possible deer crossing presence on the roadway. These 30”x30” signs are solar powered with LED lighting around the perimeter of the sign, with the lights continually flashing and providing for a highly visible reminder of possible deer crossing. MFF worked with the city and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department to identify pri...

  • Crazy quilts displayed at county museum

    David Martin, Publisher|Mar 3, 2021

    A collection of colorful quilts can be seen at the Sweetwater County Historical Museum through a temporary exhibit on display until the end of April. Showcasing a style called crazy quilting, the exhibit is a partnership between the museum and the Sweetwater County Quilt Guild. According to the museum's curator Amanda Benson, the quilts took their inspiration from the 1876 World's Fair in Philadelphia. The fair's Japanese Pavilion had a number of modern art pieces on display in a multitude of...

  • Fundraiser earns big money for Make-A-Wish

    David Martin, Publisher|Mar 3, 2021

    The high schools in Green River and Rock Springs showed their love for the Make-A-Wish Foundation last week, raising $39,885.04 for the organization. A blood drive hosted by the schools generated 141 pints of blood, with Green River donating 77 pints while Rock Springs donated 64 pints. Marisa DeClercq, the Green River High School student government advisor, said the amount raised for Make-A-Wish is impressive considering the fundraising period was condensed into a single week. She said...

  • Memorial hospital hosts health fair Saturday

    Mar 3, 2021

    Health and wellness is the top priority at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County and its employees want to make sure residents are “Good to Go.” The annual Health & Wellness Fair is by appointment from 6-10 a.m. Saturday at Young at Heart Community Center. Call 307-362-6472 to schedule your appointment. In addition to the blood draws and health screenings, there will be free giveaways, drawings, and grand prizes. This year’s event will include the following: Blood draws: On-site blood draws for a variety of screenings. Family Medicine: Meet...

  • Girls seeded No. 1 in tournament

    David Martin, Publisher|Mar 3, 2021

    A strong finish in their last two of games has given the Lady Wolves basketball team the top seed in the regional tournament Thursday. They will take on fourth-seeded Jackson at home Thursday. Action begins at 1 p.m. The Lady Wolves are the champions of the 4A Southwest Quad, being undefeated with a 6-0 record against other teams in the region. However, that doesn't mean the Lady Wolves will have an automatic invitation to State. They must beat Jackson to earn a spot at the tournament. A loss... Full story

  • Boys seek a ticket to State basketball tourney

    Staff Report|Mar 3, 2021

    Following a mixed week seeing the Green River High School boys basketball team win the annual Make-A-Wish game against Rock Springs (46-39) and suffer a difficult loss at home from Star Valley (64-44), the Wolves are preparing for a make of break meeting with Evanston Thursday to determine who moves on to State and who goes home for the season. Head coach Laurie Ivie said the Wolves are ready. “We are ready and prepared to play Evanston on Thursday evening,” she said. Thus far, the Wolves have been unable to defeat the Red Devils in the teams...

  • Wolves wrestling team takes 4th at State tournament

    David Martin, Publisher|Mar 3, 2021

    The Wolves wrestling team capped their season by placing fourth at the State wrestling tournament over the weekend. Star Valley won the title with 228 points, while Douglas took second with 202 points and Worland placed third with 165.5 points. Green River finished the event with 148.5 points. The Wolves had two wrestlers earn All State recognition as well. Kale Knezovich, a freshman who won the state title in the 106 division, and Conner Todd, who placed second at 132. For Knezovich, head coach...

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