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 By Staff Report    City    March 10, 2021

Change won't impact Solvay plant

A move to carve out Solvay’s soda ash and derivatives business won’t impact employees or customers a spokesperson for the company said. Following the release of Solvay’s 2020 financial results, the company announced it would be spinning off...

 
 By David Martin    County    March 10, 2021

Mask order to end March 16

Wyoming’s pandemic restrictions will be lifted March 16 according to an announcement from Gov. Mark Gordon’s office. The statewide mask requirement will be removed, as well as allowing bars,...

 
 By Nick Reynolds    City    March 10, 2021

New lawmaker's tattoo has ties to far-right anti-government movement

The Three Percenters movement has gained representation in the Wyoming Legislature — at least symbolically. A photograph resurfaced this week of freshman Rep. Marshall Burt (L-Green River) that shows a tattoo on his left forearm — the Roman...

 
 By Staff Report    County    March 10, 2021

Sweetwater tourism crashed in 2020

Tourism spending in Sweetwater County fell by $87 million in 2020 according to a recent report given by Jenissa Meredith to the Green River City Council. Meredith, the executive director of the Sweetwater County Travel and Tourism, said the decline...

 

City approves first police therapy dog

Green River will be the first city in Wyoming to receive a police therapy dog following an approval by the Green River City Council last week. The Council approved a $6,000 grant to purchase Buddy, a black Labrador retriever, who will serve as the...

 

UW announces fall grads

Several Sweetwater County residents, including six from Green River, recently graduated from the University of Wyoming. The students earned their degrees following completion of the fall 2020 semester. The following degrees may be included on this...

 
 By Staff Report    County    March 10, 2021

Man arrested after SWAT call to his home Friday morning

Rock Springs man is in custody after a SWAT call Friday to his residence in the 100 block of Mountain View Drive in the Clear View Acres neighborhood west of Rock Springs. Richard Gamble, 41, was arrested by SWAT officers without incident on...

 

Man sentenced to 206-230 years in cold case

LARAMIE (Wyoming News Exchange/Green River Star) – A man who was previously sentenced for a sexual assault in Sweetwater County was recently sentenced for a similar crime in Albany County. Mark Douglas Burns, 70, of Ogden, Utah, was sentenced Feb....

 

Josephine Fantin

Josephine Fantin, 85, passed away on Sunday, March 7, 2021 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County in Rock Springs, Wyoming. She was a resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming for the past 65 years and...

 

Carl Joseph Bozner

Carl Joseph Bozner, 82, passed away Monday, March 8, 2021 at the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was long time resident of Green River, Wyoming. He was born...

 

Jerry Lyle McGee

Jerry Lyle McGee, 87, passed away Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at his home in Green River, Wyoming. Mr. McGee was a life-long resident of Wyoming. He was born June 27, 1933 in Grass Creek, Wyoming; the...

 

Donald James "DJ" Montoya

Donald James "DJ" Montoya, 35, passed away on February 27, 2021 at his home in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was a resident of Rock Springs for 7 years, and former resident of Utah. DJ was born on...

 

Beverly Pasin

Beverly Pasin, 87, passed on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at her home in Rock Springs, Wyoming. She died following a lengthy illness. She was a longtime resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming and former...

 

The surprisingly long list of tax bills before the Legislature

Not all tax bills are created equal. Some increase the amount of money flowing into the state’s coffers with new taxes, higher rates or repealed exemptions. Others, however, reduce the state’s income with new exemptions and credits or lower...

 

Give yourself permission

By Jill Kruse, D.O. The Prairie Doc Whenever someone is admitted to the hospital, they are asked to stipulate their “code status.” Levels of code status include full code, meaning resuscitate and intubate if required; as well as various...

 

Green River church donates to hospital

The staff at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County received donations from the Green River's 4th Ward of the LDS Church for the hospital's Caring Closet as well as the Labor and Delivery Unit. Every...

 

Library showcases GRHS student artwork

The artwork of 14 Green River High School students is on display at the Sweetwater County Library throughout the month of March. “This exhibit beautifully showcases the artistic talents of Green River’s high school students,” Lindsey Travis,...

 

Memorial hospital will award three scholarships

The deadline is March 26 for Sweetwater County graduating seniors to apply for three Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County college scholarships opportunities. The purpose of all three scholarships is to provide financial assistance to students who...

 

MHSC offers personal financial navigation program

A personal financial plan in line with healthcare needs is provided to each patient through the Patient Financial Navigation Program at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. The Patient Financial Navigation Program was created to help patients and...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    March 10, 2021

We're going to State!

The boys and girls are headed to the state basketball tournament this weekend. For the girls, they're entering as the second seed following a loss to Natrona County following the regional...

 

Cowgirls upset UNLV at Mountain West tourney

The Wyoming Cowgirls hit a Mountain West Tournament record 15 3-pointers Monday night on their way to an upset win over No. 2 seed UNLV, 72-56 in the quarterfinals of the Air Force Reserve Mountain West Tournament. Wyoming (12-9) shot 15-of-32 (46.9...

 

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