Articles from the March 16, 2016 edition

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Police Reports

Animal control officers received a call of a small dog at large, on Maple Circle. Animal control officers checked the area and were unable to locate the dog. Officers tagged a vehicle regarding a parking problem on Wind River Drive and Essex Street....


Cheer champs

The Green River High School Cheer team rode into town Friday, as state champions. Cheer champions Anna Ujvary, Jennifer Rocha, Brianna Rath, Anna Harris, Abbie Atkinson, and Mary Harris lean out of...


Dennis Kay Rollins

Dennis Kay Rollins, 61, died March 11, 2016. He was born to Sheldon Levoid Rollins and Duella Irene Twitchell in Evanston. He married Roberta Richins Feb. 14, 1976 in the LDS Provo, Utah, Temple.... Full story


Christopher "Chris" André Randles

Christopher "Chris" André Randles, also known as "The Gentleman Cowboy" by his closest friends, 38, died March 10, 2016 at his home. He was born in El Paso, Texas, Feb. 6, 1978, the son of Ralph... Full story


DeEtta Eliece Richardson

DeEtta Eliece Richardson, 89, a former Green River resident, died March 11, 2016 at Washakie Medical Center in Worland. DeEtta was born on Aug. 23, 1926 in Brook, Ind., a daughter of Calie E. and Bessie May (Dutton) Stutesman. As a young woman she... Full story


Edwin "Ted" Charles Cook

Edwin "Ted" Charles Cook passed away March 13, 2016 in Salt Lake City.  He was born at home on April 21, 1937 in Green River to Edwin and Lillian Cook. He grew up in Green River. He was a graduate... Full story


Dennis L. Allen

Dennis L. Allen, 69, of Maricopa, Ariz. passed away at 1:45 p.m. March 7, 2016 at his home. A resident of Maricopa, Ariz. for the past five years and former longtime resident of Gilbert, Ariz., and... Full story


Gerald Phillip "Phil" Altstatt

Gerald Phillip "Phil" Altstatt, 74, of Superior, passed away Feb. 28, 2016 at the Lakeview Hospital in Bountiful, Utah. A longtime resident of Superior, Allstatt died following a brief illness. He was... Full story


Amber Grace Hamblin

Amber Grace Hamblin, 32, of Rock Springs passed away March 10, 2016 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. A longtime resident of Rock Springs and former resident of Green River, Hamblin died... Full story


Robert (Bob) L. Hamel

Robert (Bob) L. Hamel, 76, of Hermon, formerly Orrington, Maine died at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine surrounded by family and friends after a brief, unexpected illness. He was the son of... Full story


Mabel Ann "Annie" Kendrick

Mabel Ann "Annie" Kendrick, 59, of Rock Springs, passed away March 3, 2016 at her home. A longtime resident of Rock Springs, Kendrick died following a battle with cancer.   She was born on Nov. 27,... Full story


Julie Ann Edwards Proberts

Julie Ann Edwards Proberts, 55, of Wamsutter, passed away March 11, 2016 at her home. A resident of Wamsutter since 2008 and former resident of Salina, Kan., Proberts died following a brief illness. She was born on April 22, 1960 in Hendricks,... Full story

 By David Martin    County    March 16, 2016

Trains derail near Granger

A railroad incident resulting in two trains derailing on a Union Pacific line near Granger late Monday evening is still under investigation. According to Calli Hite, a spokesperson for the Union...


Hospice: helping lives reach their end

There is a row of long vertical wooden frames that line the hallway in the Hospice of Sweetwater County office. Within the frames are lists of names, separated by years. The names are the people, ever...

 By David Martin    County    March 16, 2016

Sweetwater GOP backs Cruz

In a single vote, delegates attending the Sweetwater GOP's county convention decided to support Sen. Ted Cruz as their preferred presidential nominee. With a total of 45 votes, Cruz secured a...


Our View: Why can't we just take a vote?

On the surface, caucuses appear to be a perfectly democratic process, but we think there are problems. For the Republicans, people living within each precinct get together and elect representatives to the county convention based on who they support,...


Now is the time to check out library's audiobooks

Can you believe that it’s almost spring? This winter went by quickly, and while it may still snow a few more times (we do live in Wyoming) things have pretty much thawed out for the year. Spring is one of my favorite times of the year. It’s a...


Notes from Town Square: Rolling out the red carpet awards

What goes around comes around! Especially when it comes to customer service; 90 percent of all service people fail to perform basic common courtesies such as greeting, making eye contact and really listening. Customer service is extremely important...

 By Jim Zachary    Opinion    March 16, 2016

Media should hold officials accountable

(Editor’s Note: As part of Sunshine Week, which promotes transparent government, we’re publishing this guest column) Government must be held accountable. The only way for the public to hold government accountable is for all of the actions of...


My journey with hospice

My journey with hospice started about two years ago, long after the word “cancer” became part of my family’s regular vocabulary; long after my dad was diagnosed with brain cancer. No doubt,...


Millions cut from school districts

“I tried really hard, but still didn’t do everything I wanted to,” Wyoming state representative John Freeman said at last week’s Sweetwater County School District No. 2 board meeting. He...

 By David Martin    People    March 16, 2016

Children enjoy many library activities

Children from Green River had a chance to enjoy a number of fun activities at the Sweetwater County Library Saturday. The library hosted it's March Mini-Workshops, a series of small classes for...


Former deputy cleared of 3 felony charges

A jury found a former Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Deputy not guilty on three out of the four felony perjury charges against him. After a four-day jury trial last week in the Third District Court of...


Team comes home with 3rd

It may not have been the outcome the team wanted, but with how hard the Wyoming State Speech and Debate Tournament was this year, the team is glad to have the third-place trophy. Cheyenne East, with a...


Students prepare to try to qualify for nationals

With state behind them, the Green River High School Speech and Debate Team now has its sights set on districts. The Wind River District meet will take place in Riverton this weekend. “They are...


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