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 By Staff Report    City    March 4, 2020

Fire chief, wife arrested Monday

A months-long investigation into the suspected embezzlement of donated funds from the Green River Fire Department Foundation culminated Monday with the arrests of the department's chief Mike Nomis,...

 

Jeffery M. Travis

Jeffery M. Travis, 47, passed away Feb. 26, 2020, at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. He was a lifelong resident of Green River. A celebration of Jeff’s life will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, March 14, 2020 at St. John’s Episcopal...

 

County able to fight virus

Sweetwater County is prepared to combat the Corona virus according to the Sweetwater County Emergency Management. “Sweetwater County Emergency Management is in contact with the State Response Coordination Center (SRCC), as well as Sweetwater...

 
 By Staff Report    City    March 4, 2020

Green River vet center under new ownership

Castle Rock Veterinary Center is under new ownership. Dr. Kevin O’Neall and his wife Ellen have owned the practice for almost 30 years and were able to provide great service to the community, but are ready to retire and enjoy life outside of...

 

Crashes closes I-80, kills 3

CASPER - At least three people died in a wreck involving 80-100 vehicles Sunday on Interstate 80, while a second crash on I-80 involving at least 30-40 vehicles occurred around the same time, just mil...

 

Harry Karician

Our dear father left us on Thursday, February 27, 2020, after a lengthy illness. Harry Karician was born on November 18,1930, to Misak and Lousig Karician. He was a graduate of Lincoln High School...

 

Ramona Mae Knight

Ramona Mae Knight, 86, of Rock Springs, Wyoming passed away on Monday, March 2, 2020 at the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. A resident of Rock Springs and former resident of Arizona, Mrs. Knight died following a lengthy illness. Following...

 

Florence "Floss" Cilensek

Florence “Floss” Cilensek, 96, of 333 “I’ Street, Rock Springs, Wyoming passed away on Friday, February 28, 2020 Cremation will take place and there will be no services at her request....

 

Harris Foster

Harris Foster, 78, passed away Feb. 18, 2020, at Sage View Care Center in Rock Springs. He was a resident of Green River for 27 years. Following cremation, a celebration of life will be conducted at 11 a.m., March 7 at St. John’s Episcopal Church,...

 

Our view: We should be wary of land purchase

A massive land deal might make a lot of sense for the state, but Sweetwater County’s residents should be weary of such a purchase. With more than 1 million acres of land and 4 million acres of mineral rights in play, it’s hard not to frame it as...

 

Letter: Writer reminds residents of solar comment deadlines

Dear Editor: I am writing to remind the community that comments on the proposed Raven Solar project are due to the BLM by March 12. I am opposed because it will negatively impacts antelope. Already stressed from winter, they are having to expend...

 

Delbert Zorn

Delbert Zorn, 93, of Green River, passed away on Sunday February 23, 2020 at his home.  A longtime resident of Green River and former resident of Moab, Utah, Mr. Zorn died following a courageous...

 

Diane Lake

Diane Lake, 77, passed away Feb. 29, 2020, at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. She was a lifelong resident of Wyoming. Lake was born on March 25, 1942 in Rawlins; the daughter of Monte J. Lake...

 
 By Seth Klamann    News    March 4, 2020

State has second-highest suicide rate

CASPER — Wyoming had the second-highest suicide rate in the United States in 2018, according to data released earlier this month. More than 25 Wyomingites out of every 100,000 died by suicide that year, a sweeping report by the American...

 
 By Tom Coulter    News    March 4, 2020

Lodging tax bill sent to governor's desk

CHEYENNE - A 5% lodging sales tax proposal won final approval from the Senate on Friday afternoon, marking passage of the only tax measure aimed at putting a small dent in the roughly $200 million revenue deficit facing the state in the next few...

 

High school 4.0 honor roll released

Green River High School released its lists of students on the principal’s honor roll. To be placed on this honor roll, the student must obtain a 4.0 GPA during the semester. Those listed are: Luciana Adams, William Allen, Ezeekeil Allison, Hailey...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    March 4, 2020

Basketball teams prepare for regionals

The Green River High School basketball teams are headed to Regionals this week, aiming for a shot to play at the State basketball tournaments next weekend. The girls varsity team continues to be a...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    March 4, 2020

Wrestling champions crowned at State Sat.

The Wolves were crowned state champions, but were later told they took second after what was described at a clerical error awarded Kelly Walsh with the points needed to take first place. The decision is being contested by Sweetwater County School...

 

Frostbite 5K results announced

5K Results 1. Ryan Achatz, Rock Springs, 18:51.3 2. Jason Maes, Rock Springs, 20:11.0 3. Ethan Sholey, Rock Springs, 20:36.4 4. Quinton Smith, Rock Springs, 2:23.9 5. Justin Schumacher, Green River, 22:27.4 6. Brian Redmond, Rock Springs, 22:41.1 7....

 

Cowgirls record 16-point comeback

From the University of Wyoming The Cowgirls (17-11, 12-6 MW) trailed by as many as 16 points in the second-half of their quarterfinal matchup against Utah State (8-23, 2-16 MW) before Wyoming surged back to take a 64-59 victory. It is the largest...

 

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