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 By David Martin    City    March 18, 2020

City closes buildings, meetings

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 Counc...

 

County sees first coronavirus patient

Sweetwater County healthcare agencies were notified Tuesday by a private medical laboratory that Sweetwater County has its first case of COVID-19. WDH has confirmed an adult male in his 40s, living in Green River, has tested positive for COVID-19.... Full story

 

Schools close until April 6

Schools in Green River have closed and classes hosted at both Western Wyoming Community College and the University of Wyoming have been suspended in response to the efforts combating the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. The Sweetwater County Schoo...

 
 By Staff Report    City    March 18, 2020

Clean up day set

The annual Green River City-Wide Clean Up day has been announced by the Green River Chamber of Commerce. This year, cleaning is set to take place May 16. During that day, residents are encouraged to help beautify the city by pickup up trash around...

 

Hospital enacts new policies

It’s time to curb large gatherings countywide and restrict visitations at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, Sweetwater County Health Officer Dr. Jean Stachon, and Sweetwater County...

 

First girl born during Girl Scout week

From Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County Lisa Koshar says there is a strong likelihood that her newborn – Henley Justine – is a future Girl Scout. Henley was born at 12:32 p.m. Tuesday, March...

 

Eagles donates to local cancer center

The Fraternal Order of the Eagles honored the Sweetwater Regional Cancer Center with a $4,000 donation at their meeting on March 10. "I think it's important to continue to support our local cancer...

 

WWCC Students awarded Watkins memorial scholarship

Western Wyoming Community College awarded three international students the Laurie Lynn Watkins Endowment for International Students. The merit-based scholarship fund has awarded a total of $23,365 since 2013. The Laurie Lynn Watkins, J.D. Donor...

 

Jeanette 'Nettie' Barney Wilson

Jeanette 'Nettie' Barney Wilson passed away at her home in Green River, Wyoming the evening of March 5, 2020 at the age of 63. She was born May 7, 1956 in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Nathan and Maxine (S... Full story

 

Lloyd Logan

Lloyd Logan died March 9, 2020. Lloyd and his twin brother Floyd were born on December 14, 1936 in Dawson County, Nebraska to Henry and Mabel (Potter) Logan and moved to Green River, Wyoming before they started school. He graduated high school in... Full story

 

Guy Raymond Pelletier, Jr.

Guy Raymond Pelletier, Jr., passed away Saturday morning, February 29, 2020 at his home in Plum City, Wisconsin. Guy was born October 21, 1957 in Adams, Massachusetts, the son of Guy R. Pelletier,...

 

Our view: City should have ranger presence

Amongst Green River’s many nicknames, “Gateway to the Flaming Gorge” is one of the most apt. Not more than 30 miles south of our city, a man-made recreational paradise lies, brimming with potential. Fishing, camping, boating, skiing, swimming...

 

WWCC athletes earn titles

From Western Wyoming Community College Western Wyoming Community College Athletics had an exciting weekend two weeks ago. The men's basketball team won the Region IX tournament, which qualified them...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    March 18, 2020

State basketball tournament cancelled

After arriving in Casper last week, the Green River High School boys and girls basketball teams face a situation no one could have predicted: the cancellation of the State basketball tournament. Concerns of spreading the COVID-19 coronavirus...

 

New coach named to lead Cowboys basketball

From the University of Wyoming University of Wyoming Athletics Director Tom Burman announced Tuesday the hiring of Jeff Linder as head coach of the Cowboy Basketball Team. Linder is the 22nd head coach in Wyoming history. He led Northern Colorado to...

 
 By Tom Coulter    News    March 18, 2020

Land deal bill wins legislative approval

CHEYENNE - It remains to be seen whether the state will decide to buy roughly 1 million surface acres and 4 million mineral acres in southern Wyoming, but the process is now in place for the state to begin exploring such a purchase. On the final day...

 

Energy companies intensify outbreak response

CASPER — Energy companies operating in Wyoming ramped up their response to the spread of the coronavirus, or COVID-19, on Monday, with some firms imposing self-quarantine protocols and travel restrictions. As the pandemic grows, the state’s...

 
 By David Martin    News    March 18, 2020

State issues immediate closure order

A notice from Governor Mark Gordon is immediately closing businesses and public spaces throughout the state, according to Michael Pearlman, communications director for the governor's office. The...

 

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