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Articles from the March 20, 2019 edition

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 By David Martin    County    March 20, 2019

Drought conditions may improve

Local snowstorms have dumped inches throughout Sweetwater County during the past few months, but the area is still considered abnormally dry according to a report from the U.S. Drought Monitor...

 

Jamestown subdivision moves forward

The possibility of more housing northwest of the Rolling Green Golf Course is one step closer. During the Sweetwater County Commissioners meeting Tuesday morning, the Commissioners unanimously...

 
 By David Martin    City    March 20, 2019

Sharing a powerful story

For Cheryl James, Climb Wyoming has given her the opportunity to provide for her family and stay in a community with a great school system. James, speaking to the Green River City Council during an...

 
 By David Martin    County    March 20, 2019

Bill allows community colleges to issue bachelors degrees

A bill signed by Gov. Mark Gordon will allow the state’s community colleges to issue bachelors degrees without input from the University of Wyoming. The bill, Senate File 111, was signed Friday....

 
 By David Martin    County    March 20, 2019

Sales tax revenue increases in March

An increase in sales tax receipts in March led to increases in the amount collected by the state and for the Optional Fifth Percent Tax levied in Sweetwater County. According to Sweetwater County...

 

Ruth Izatt Beck

Ruth Izatt Beck, 74, of Green River, passed away March 15, 2019, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Evanston. Ruth was born May 29, 1944 in Soda Springs, Idaho, the daughter of...

 

Debora Kathryn Fiedor

Debora Kathryn Fiedor, 52, of Rock Springs passed away March 4, 2019, at her home.  A lifelong resident of Rock Springs, Debora died following a brief illness.  She was born Feb. 21, 1967, in Rock S...

 

Deana Marie Frolic

Deana Marie Frolic, born Jan. 19, 1978, passed away peacefully in Las Vegas surrounded by her family and friends after a courageous 17-month battle with cancer.  She was a charismatic person who...

 

Barbara Jean Leeper

Barbara Jean Leeper, 64, passed away March 12, 2019, at her home in Rock Springs, surrounded by her family. She was a lifelong resident of Rock Springs. Leeper was born Oct. 11, 1954, in Rock...

 

Niki Stephan McCulley

Niki Stephan McCulley, 57, passed away March 14, 2019, at the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City. He was a lifelong resident of Rock Springs.  McCulley was born Sept. 27, 1961, in Rock...

 

Our View: Amazon kills main street business

If you purchase an item from Amazon, they will, in what appears to be a modern miracle, deliver it your door, even in the remotest part of Wyoming, within a day or two. If you don’t like it, an even bigger miracle takes place. When the courier...

 

Letter: Help sought for recognizing serviceman

A dear friend of mine needs some help in locating someone here in Green River. Harry Holler, who many of you know, has been on a selfless mission at least since I met him 10 years ago. His mission is to recognize our local loved ones who are serving...

 
 By Lu Sweet    Opinion    March 20, 2019

Lifelong learning: taking perspective on moods

I read a passage in a book recently, describing mood contagion. Mood contagion says that when a person walks in the room, we can automatically sense if they are sad, angry, anxious, or upset and unless we are very mindful, their negative mood can ove...

 

GR residents make lucky bracelets

Making St. Patrick's Day bracelets was as activity residents and volunteers alike seemed to enjoy. On Friday residents at the Mission at Castle Rock Rehabilitation Center and the Villa gathered to...

 

Ten students qualify for nationals

For the 12th year in a row, the speech and debate team has taken first place at districts. The Green River High School Speech and Debate team didn’t have to travel far to claim first-place this...

 

Group to perform at theater in Rock Springs

7th Ave, a group of vocalists brought together in 2016 by Chris Rupp, the founder of Home Free and the “Chris Rupp Project,” will perform March 26 at the Broadway Theater. 7th Ave presents a new sound that combines elements of pop, swing,...

 

Honor choir to perform

The 2019 Sweetwater Board of Cooperative Educational Service Children’s Honor Choirs will present an early Spring concert Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Rock Springs Junior High Auditorium. The Children’s Choir, “VOCE,” under the direction of...

 

Western finalists named

The Western Wyoming Community College board of trustees are pleased to announce that they have selected three finalists for the presidency of WWCC. Western first created a presidential search advisory committee in December, which was comprised of mem...

 

GRHS honor roll released

Green River High School recently released its first semester honor rolls. To make the Regular Honor Roll, students must have a 3.5-3.749 GPA on first semester grades with no “I” or “F” letter grades. They must also have a minimum of five...

 

Applications sought for Becoming Outdoors Women camps

It’s not the typical girls’ weekend, but it could be one of the most memorable. Applications are open now for two Becoming an Outdoors-Woman camps. The weekend workshops, known as BOW, are hosted by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department to teach...

 
 By Pete Rust    Sports    March 20, 2019

Wolves compete at early bird invite

The Green River Wolves Girls and Boys Outdoor Track season started last weekend with an early season meet at Mountain View High School in Orem, Utah. The Wolves were the only Wyoming school in the meet. The young Wolves squad was dominated by...

 

Cowgirls begin postseason WNIT tournament

The Wyoming Cowgirls (22-8, 13-5 MW) are set to begin their run in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament (WNIT) on Thursday, when they host Northern Colorado (21-10, 15-5 Big Sky) at 6:30 p.m. in the Arena-Auditorium. The Cowgirls are playing...

 

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