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GR seniors learn how to prevent falls

The students were moving slowly. Following the instructions of the instructor. Listening on how to do the moves properly; and then trying to do them. All of this was taking place at the Golden Hour...


Senior menus/activities

Castle Rock Rehabilitation Center Menu March 24-30 Thursday — Continental breakfast — Flavored oatmeal, waffles with fruit topping, sausage Brunch/breakfast — Hot cereal, sausage, toast, meatloaf with mashed potatoes and gravy, asparagus...


Young Authors receive district awards

Putting ones inner most thoughts down on paper is hard enough, but sharing those thoughts with others who are judging the work is even harder. Children were asked to use their creative minds to come...


GR students make initial president scholars' list

Two Green River High School students were recently named as candidates for an impressive scholars program. Amber Nelson and Kayla Gibson, who will both graduate this year, were two out of 4,000...


Young Author District No. 2 Results

12th Grade Fiction First: “Forget Me Not” by Sabrina Mora, Green River High School Second: “Aroura” by Amber Nelson, GRHS Third: “Cat’s Problem With Purring” by Haley Lauze, GRHS Poetry First: “These Halls” by Mckell Lyon, GRHS...


MIS Honor Roll

Monroe Intermediate School recently released its third-quarter honor rolls. Students making the fifth-grade honor roll are Konnor Adam, Alexa Alatorre, Ezeekeil Allison, Heather Allison, Logan Allison, Celi Andrews, Korbin Arnell, Kyler Bartlett, Kat...


Pete Leodes

Pete Leodes, 43, of Rock Springs, passed away March 9, 2016 at the Utah Regional Medical Center in Salt Lake City. A lifelong resident of Rock Springs, Leodes died following a sudden illness.  He was born on Dec. 29, 1972 in Rock Springs, the son of... Full story


Rose C. Maestas

Rose C. Maestas, 87, of Superior, died Sunday, March 6, 2016 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County.  She was born on Aug. 19, 1928 in El Rito, N.M., to the late Luis and Eufemia Avila. Maestas... Full story


Sonya Dionne Clark

Sonya Dionne Clark, 42, of Green River, passed away March 17, 2016 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. A longtime resident of Green River and former resident of Rawlins, Clark died following... Full story


Man will serve prison time

A man who originally pleaded not guilty to eight felony charges openly admitted in court to having sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old girl. TJ Luna, 32, Green River, appeared in the Third District Court of Judge Nena James a change of plea...

 By Lillian Palmer    City    March 23, 2016

City seeks treatment plant

The city is moving forward with plans to replace the aging wastewater treatment system in Green River. Much of the current treatment equipment is reaching 30 years old, the end of their feasible...

 By David Martin    County    March 23, 2016

Races change for house, senate districts

Democrat and Sweetwater County resident Michelle Irwin is no longer seeking the Senate District 14 seat she announced she would run for last November. She’s taking another shot at the House District...

 By David Martin    County    March 23, 2016

Few details released about train derailment

New details involving the train derailment outside of Granger last week remain scarce as the National Transportation Safety Board continues its investigation. Last Monday evening, a coal train and...


Ervin Dick Wollman

Ervin Dick Wollman, 85, died March 8, 2016, at his home. He had been a longtime resident of Rock Springs. He was born June 18, 1930 in Chasley, N.D., the son of David Paul Wollman and Barbara... Full story


Sylvia M. Mullens

Sylvia M. Mullens, 93, of Rock Springs, passed away March 9, 2016,, at the Mission of Castle Rock in Green River.  A longtime resident of Rock Springs and Superior, Mullens died following a lengthy... Full story


Rose Uhren

Rose Uhren, 97, passed away March 12, 2016, in Suprise, Ariz. A long time resident of Reliance, Uhren died following a brief illness. She was born on Nov. 26, 1918, in Rock Springs, the daughter of... Full story


Laura J. Makie

Laura J. Makie, 85, of Green River, passed away March 18, 2016, at the Mission at Castle Rock. She had been a longtime resident of Green River and a former longtime resident of Nebraska. She was... Full story


Police Reports

Officers responded to a two-vehicle collision on Uinta Drive and East 2nd South. It was reported a vehicle attempted to turn north bound on Uinta Drive exiting the entrance to Get Real Coffee and struck a vehicle that turned north bound on Uinta...


Our View: County should have better access

It’s interesting when a politician starts openly fighting for public access to meetings. Yes, that statement comes from a somewhat jaded outlook, as it most often has been politicians who have argued the case for less transparency, not more. So...


Managing green waste

Spring did officially start last weekend and though there is snow on the ground today, now is still the right time to be thinking about the garden. The solid waste team here at the city doesn’t just handle curb side trash pickup, we also manage...


Prices for Medical Airlifts Can Hit the Stratosphere

Not many of us think about needing air ambulances. We don’t dwell on that possibility, but for people hurt in car accidents or who live in smaller or rural communities without medical care at hand, being airlifted to a hospital can mean the...


I'm still trying to shop local

Once again, I was trying to shop local instead of purchasing the same items on the internet, but it failed. I not only try to support little ma and pa shops, but I try to support the local well-known...

 By David Martin    Opinion    March 23, 2016

SWAT response disappoints: explain mistake

As everyone knows at this point, members of the county’s SWAT team completely failed when they conducted a raid at a wrong address in Green River nearly three weeks ago. Unfortunately, the Green...


Green River's cheer champions

By LILLIAN PALMER Staff Writer The Green River High School cheer squad are state champions. The Wyoming State Spirit Competition was March 9, and the Green River team came home with three trophies....

 By David Martin    Sports    March 23, 2016

2 Lady Wolves make all-conference

Two Lady Wolves earned all-conference honors at the end of the basketball season. Taylor Stoeger and Emily White were named all-conference selections last week by the Wyoming High School Activities As...


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