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 By Morgan Hughes    News    March 18, 2021

Storm delays COVID vaccine shipments

CASPER — Vaccines headed for Wyoming will be delayed as residents emerge from a record-setting winter storm that dumped more than two feet of snow on parts of the state this weekend. Federal officials halted shipments of the vaccine into Wyoming...

 
 By Tom Coulter    News    March 18, 2021

Budget proposals finalized

CHEYENNE — After two days without meeting due to the historic winter storm that hit southeast Wyoming last weekend, state lawmakers will return to the Capitol Wednesday with a divide between the House and Senate budget proposals that the bodies...

 

Water project delayed

The Monroe water line project has been delayed due to frost still in the ground. Public Works Director Mark Westenskow says the project was originally set to start March 22, however, will be delayed one month due to the frost. Rock Springs...

 

Women's club assists GR, RS schools

The Woman's Club of Rock Springs, part of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, with members from both Green River and Rock Springs met on March 16th at White Mountain Library for their General...

 

Swab station, outpatient lab hours change

The drive-thru COVID-19 swabbing station and outpatient lab services at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County both will reduce hours beginning April 1. What isn’t changing? The hospital’s face covering requirement and its limited visitation....

 
 By Eve Newman    News    March 18, 2021

Considering the cost: Study examines trade-offs in energy development

LARAMIE – A study conducted by the University of Wyoming found that Wyomingites are open to renewable energy and diversifying the economy. However, they realize they’ll have to make trade-offs, and they want their leaders to have realistic...

 

Our View: Welcome to the new Green River Star

As you can see, we’ve made a lot of changes in the past week. The biggest change being the format of the newspaper itself. Starting this week, the Star will be printed in Jackson at the same press which prints the Jackson Hole News & Guide. The...

 

The federal stimulus bails out Wyo. state, local governments, for now

The $1.9 trillion stimulus plan’s full implications for Wyoming are too numerous and nuanced to know yet, but the import of one facet is already clear: The roughly $1.3 billion it provides Wyoming’s state, county and local governments will go a...

 

Lummis: Making sure government works for you

Wyoming is the most beautiful, wonderful place in the country. I’m honored to be from here, and even more honored to be a voice for the greatest state in the United States Senate. I’m also humbled to be the first woman to serve as U.S. Senator...

 

Leslee Dawn Wood-Saderup

Leslee Dawn Wood-Saderup, 56, passed away on March 8, 2021 at her home in Green River, Wyoming. She was a Sweetwater County resident for two years and a former resident of Fernley, Nevada. She was...

 

John Ussery

John Ussery, 78, passed away on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was a resident of Green River, Wyoming for three years and a former...

 

Tropical moisture fueled storm hits

CASPER — Wyoming was pummeled with one of the biggest snowstorms in the state’s history this weekend. The storm dropped more than two feet of snow in many parts of the state, leading to power outages, stalled travel and shuttered schools. What...

 

Legislature wants to use $1.2 million to help coal

CASPER — A proposed bill to set aside $1.2 million for Wyoming to sue other states divesting from coal received a warm welcome from lawmakers at a committee meeting on Friday morning. The House Minerals, Business and Economic Development Committee...

 
 By Tom Coulter    News    March 18, 2021

Marijuana bill gains committee approval

CHEYENNE — Wyoming is one of six states where marijuana remains fully illegal without any sort of decriminalization. But that could change in the near future, as state lawmakers advanced a bill Friday that would open the door for wide-ranging...

 
 By Billy Arnold    News    March 18, 2021

Sales tax expansion, real estate transfer tax bills fail

JACKSON — The House Revenue Committee was again disinterested in new taxes last week as it voted down a real estate transfer tax and an expansion of the sales tax from goods to services. Teton County legislators supported the real estate tax....

 

Bill to keep fossil fuel plants open approved by committee

CASPER — A bill to prevent Wyoming fossil fuel plant closures cleared a legislative committee on Wednesday, despite opposition from the public, consumer advocates and several utility companies. House Bill 166 would prohibit the early retirement of...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    March 18, 2021

Lady Wolves take 4th at state

The Lady Wolves ended their season with a fourth-place finish at the 4A State tournament last weekend. One player was named All State, while another was awarded All State Honorable Mention. An head...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    March 18, 2021

Girls prepare for soccer season

For head coach Chris Nielsen, his first year with the Lady Wolves is like starting a new soccer program. With the COVID-19 pandemic canceling the 2020 spring sports season, both soccer programs, as...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    March 18, 2021

Track and field warm up for March 24 home meet

The Wolves will be completing in their first outdoor track and field this weekend in Lyman, which leads to a meet March 24 at Wolves Stadium. According to head coach Dan Hansen, the full team likely...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    March 18, 2021

Boys soccer returns

The Wolves soccer team will be returning to the field Friday as they start their season against Star Valley in a home game. Action starts at 5 p.m. at Wolves Stadium. They will then take on Evanston...

 

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