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 By David Martin    City    March 11, 2020

Coronavirus concerns hit home

As illness caused by the novel coronavirus continues to spread throughout the world, with many states throughout the country reporting cases, local awareness continues to grow. The new strain of...

 
 By David Martin    City    March 11, 2020

City schools suspended to April 3

An emergency meeting hosted by the Sweetwater County School District No. 2 Board of Trustees Sunday evening resulted in a decision to close schools across the district. The decision was made in...

 
 By David Martin    Opinion    March 11, 2020

We will make it through this

It’s easy to panic during the public health crisis the COVID-19 virus has created throughout the world. I can’t blame anyone for feeling unnerved or worried about current events. We’ve seen our...

 
 By David Martin    City    March 11, 2020

City announces building closures Monday

Public buildings operated by the Green River city government will close until further notice in the latest response local officials have made to curb the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. City...

 
 By David Martin    City    March 11, 2020

Details released for chief's charges

Documents related to Green River Fire Department Chief Mike Nomis’ criminal charges alleged he and his wife Stephanie had used the firefighter’s foundation accounts to pay for personal expenses,...

 
 By David Martin    City    March 11, 2020

SCED agreement OK'd

The Green River City Council voted to approve a memorandum of understanding between the city, the Rock Springs City Council and the Sweetwater County commissioners in regards to the Sweetwater...

 
 By Joy Ufford    County    March 11, 2020

BLM seeks input on horse plan

PINEDALE - The High Desert District's wild horse draft environmental impact statement and proposed Bureau of Land Management revisions for its management are open for public comment through April 30....

 

Our view: Make your voice heard for horses

Green River’s Wild Horse Canyon might only be a name if the Bureau of Land Management moves forward with its preferred plan to contain wild horses found across the checkerboard to a section of land around Adobe Town. The horses are an important...

 

Generic drugs not all equal and sometimes dangerous

As insurance companies push doctors to save money by switching their patients to generic drugs, complaints about those generics appear to be on the upswing. That’s the observation of journalist Katherine Eban, who has written a book, “Bottle of...

 

Tax ideas that stumble may return

If there was anyone left in Wyoming who hadn’t yet gotten the memo, lawmaker activity during current legislative session has made it abundantly clear: The state needs to find some funding solutions. Toward that end, lawmakers have considered bills...

 
 By David Martin    People    March 11, 2020

Seniors enjoy virtual bowling game

Twice a week, competitors at Golden Hour Senior Center gather for a friendly game of 10-pin bowling. Golden Hour doesn't have a private lane for bowlers, but it does have a large television and a...

 

GR artist featured at White Mountain Library

From the Community Fine Arts Center Green River artist Cherrie Dittman is the featured artist at White Mountain Library for the month of March. Dittman has been working for some time on a process call...

 

Memorial Hospital unveils new, user-friendly website

From Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County Sweetwatermemorial.com has never been easier to use. Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County collaborated with Scorpion, a marketing and technology company that serves the healthcare industry, for the...

 

Jennie Medina

Jennie Medina, 76, passed away on Monday, March 2, 2020 surrounded by family. Mrs. Medina was a lifelong resident of Green River, Wyoming and died following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Medina was born...

 
 By Tom Coulter    News    March 11, 2020

Oil plunge raises economic questions

CHEYENNE — Oil prices worldwide suffered a major hit over the weekend, reaching a four-year low in the United States, and the rapid changes in the global economy could have major implications for Wyoming. U.S. oil prices were down by as much as...

 
 By Daniel Bendtsen    News    March 11, 2020

Legislature gives UW 'standard' budget

LARAMIE — Barring any dramatic line-item vetoes from Gov. Mark Gordon, the University of Wyoming’s base support from the Legislature for the upcoming fiscal biennium will be essentially unchanged from its current status. While there’s a dollar...

 
 By Andrew Graham    News    March 11, 2020

As session wanes, legislators negotiate in private

There are 90 members of the Legislature, but the fourth week of its 2020 session ended with fewer than 20 negotiating, often behind closed doors, the outcome of key budget session issues. As members of the House and Senate appropriations committees a...

 
 By Pete Rust    Sports    March 11, 2020

Indoor track competes at State meet

The Green River Wolves Girls and Boys Indoor Track team took the long journey north this past week to the Campbell County Recreation Center Field house in Gillette to participate with 23 other teams in the State indoor track championships. Leading...

 

Edwards out as UW coach

From the University of Wyoming University of Wyoming Athletics Director Tom Burman announced Monday that head men’s basketball coach Allen Edwards will not be retained as coach of the Wyoming Cowboys. Edwards will be paid for the one year of base s...

 

Swimmers prep for postseason

From the University of Wyoming Four Wyoming divers will compete at the NCAA Zone E Diving Championships hosted by University of Utah at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Wash.. The competition is set to begin on Monday with the Cowgirls...

 

Cowboys' run ends to Utah St.

From the University of Wyoming The Wyoming Cowboys magical run in the 2020 Air Force Reserve Mountain West Basketball Championship came to an end in an 89-82 loss to second seeded Utah State in the semifinals on Friday evening in the Thomas & Mack...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    March 11, 2020

Basketball teams head to State

Both Green River High School basketball teams are headed to state. Following successful appearances at the Regional tournament in Evanston over the weekend, they will travel to Casper for one last...

 
 By David Martin    News    March 11, 2020

Coronavirus impacts Green River

The impacts of coronavirus have hit home as several closures related to limiting the spread of the illness were announced last week. Aside from schools throughout Green River, Golden Hour Senior Cente...

 

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