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Articles from the March 8, 2017 edition

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 By David Martin    City    March 8, 2017

Transfer station vote postponed

A vote to approve a bid for construction of the solid waste transfer station was postponed Tuesday night after Green River City Council decided to mull over a request to increase rates before the end...

 By Staff Report    City    March 8, 2017

Vehicle drives into house

A vehicle drove into a Green River residence Friday morning. According to a release from the Green River Police Department, officers and emergency responders were dispatched to the residence at 695... Full story


Ralph Parker

Ralph Parker passed away at the age of 79 Feb. 27, 2017, peacefully at his home in Reno, Nev., with daughter Beth Ann at his side. He was born Dec. 27, 1938, to Alpha O. (Johnson) Parker and William... Full story

 By David Martin    County    March 8, 2017

County expects another 10% budget cut

Another 10 percent reduction is expected to occur for the 2017-2018 budget, but county officials are hopeful the worst is behind the county. “It is what it is,” Commissioner Don Van Matre, said. A...


Free haircuts help families

It only takes a few snips of a scissors or passes with a clippers to make a big difference in one’s appearance. Last week, Green River and Rock Springs Head Start students received free hair cuts...

 By David Martin    County    March 8, 2017

Report: tourism brought $167.4 million

Tourism spending in Sweetwater County has declined in from the past two years, but still brought in approximately $167.4 million in 2015 according to a report from the Sweetwater County Joint Travel...


Kent W. Ramon

Kent W. Ramon, 70, of Sandy, Utah, passed away March 6, 2017, in Charlotte, N.C., surrounded by his family. The son of the late Bill and Peggy Droege Ramon, he was born in Rock Springs, May 12, 1946.... Full story


Lela Maxine Gregory Gosar

Lela Maxine Gregory Gosar, 83, of Green River; a remarkable, one-of-a-kind person took her final eternal journey, surrounded by her family at her home in Green River Thursday, March 2, 2017. She was... Full story


Ardath Vernell Logan

Ardath Vernell Logan, 96, of Rock Springs passed away March 3, 2017 at Mission at Castle Rock in Green River. The daughter of Dewitt and Nellie Hampton Keefee was born in Gering, Neb., Sept. 30,...


Michael Anthony Reyes

Michael Anthony Reyes, 53, of Green River passed away Feb. 8, 2017, at his home.  He was a lifelong resident of Green River. Reyes was born Sept. 4, 1963, in Rock Springs, the son of Joe and... Full story

 By David Martin    Sports    March 8, 2017

State hopes end in RS

A tough 63-46 loss last week ended the Green River High School Boy’s Basketball team’s hopes for a state championship tournament appearance. Facing Natrona County High School for the second time i...


Loss to Lady Red Devils ends season

The Green River High School Lady Wolves Basketball team's last game of the year was their first and only game at regionals last week. The team ended their season 10-12, with a loss to the Lady Red...


Frostbite 5K/10K results

Men’s 5K Run/Walk Overall Winner: Jarrit Saul Men Ages 5-17 1. Landyn Gray 25:35.9 2. John Carson 28:48.5 3. Logan Gray 29:53.1 Men Ages 30-45 1. Jarrit Saul 21:00.8 2. Joaquin Barrera 21.09.5 3. Michael Culver 21.40.3 Men 46-60 1. Terrance...


Seniors recognized

The Green River Wrestling senior class has had a phenomenal run and great success for the past four years. Cyro Montoya, Gage Byers, Jordan Tucker, Zack Orr, Kaycee Cochrane, Eric Clingenpeel and Blake Waite have competed in the program all four...

 By Pete Rust    Sports    March 8, 2017

Indoor track succeeds at state meet in Gillette

This past weekend the Wolves traveled north to compete in the State Indoor Track Championships in Gillette. The boys were led by senior sprinter and long jumper Kalen Kester and senior distance runner Braden Reichl. Both broke personal records in...


Our View: Delegation should travel Wyo.

Generally speaking, it isn’t a policy for this newspaper to publish letters to the editor signed by groups. Of course, exceptions can be made and while a recent letter we received doesn’t warrant special treatment, the subject it brings up is...

 By Tom Gagnon    Opinion    March 8, 2017

A reflective walk through the Dark Canyon

Walking the land is a form of poetry. My preference is off-trail walking, especially in the high deserts of the west. Every curve and slope, drainage and rock outcropping, becomes an experience. There is no better way to observe animals, plants,...

 By Jennie Melvin    Opinion    March 8, 2017

Notes from Town Square: The American Legion in GR

Have you ever wondered exactly who are the American Legion and what do they do? I spoke to Tom Niemiec, Adjutant of the American Legion Tom Whitmore Post 28 in Green River to get some insight. Tom told me that the American Legion has always been arou...


Dressed up to learn about rhymes

It was as if characters from Dr. Seuss' books came to life and were living at the Sweetwater County Child Developmental Center last Thursday. From characters like Cindy Lou Who, the Cat in the Hat,...

 By David Martin    People    March 8, 2017

Bowls of Caring painted at center

At first, the large bowls didn't look like much, but after the residents at Mission at Castle Rock Rehabilitation Center got their hands on them, they became beautiful works of art. The residents at...


State speech, debate squad picked

Fifteen Green River High School Speech and Debate team members were selected by the coaches to represent the team at state this week. The Wolves will have home-turf advantage since the tournament is...


Teams ends regular season on strong note

The Green River High School Speech and Debate Team wrapped up its regular-season with another first-place finish. This past weekend the team traveled to Worland and came out on top. Green River took...


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