Articles from the March 23, 2023 edition

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  • Family saved from CO leak

    Staff Report|Mar 23, 2023

    Stephenie Eastman woke up in the early hours of the morning on Sunday not feeling well. Not long after, she lost consciousness. Her husband Matt was trying to figure out what was wrong when their eight-year-old daughter Maizee made her way down the hall before collapsing. Kaden and Reese, the oldest daughter and son of the family, hurried upstairs after hearing the commotion. Kaden called Emergency Services, but while he was still on the phone he collapsed as well. This nightmarish situation... Full story

  • PacifiCorp planning new transmission line

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Mar 23, 2023

    PacifiCorp is making plans for a new transmission line reaching between Sweetwater County and Carbon County. Brian Taylor, the project manager for PacifiCorp and a Green River resident, presented PacifiCorp’s plans for the Gateway D2.2 proposed transmission line to the Sweetwater County Board of County Commissioners during their Tuesday meeting. Taylor described the project as “a big deal.” “It’s exciting for me to be here, to work on this project, to be a resident of Green River and Sweetwate...

  • District approves $430K budget amendment

    David Martin, Contributor|Mar 23, 2023

    Sweetwater County School District No. 2’s board of trustees approved a budget amendment to increase spending in the district by $430,000. According to Chris Dean, the district’s business manager, part of the amendment is to cover an additional $293,000 in costs incurred by out-of-district student placements. “Not only do we have a few more students, but the prices of those placements increased this year pretty significantly,” she said. Other portions of the budget amendment would cover increas...

  • Council approves police grant, aids quilting committee

    David Martin, Contributor|Mar 23, 2023

    The Green River Police Department will receive some extra financial support in its efforts to limit the flow of illicit drugs into the city. The Green River City Council approved a High Intensity Drug Traffic Area Sub-Contract Award amounting to $182,309 Tuesday evening. According to Council documents, the grant is used to cover the cost of two officer positions to assist the Wyoming Department of Criminal Investigation’s drug enforcement efforts in Southwest Wyoming. The GRPD has worked in c...

  • Lillian Pryich

    Mar 23, 2023

    Lillian Pryich, 93, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at Deer Trail Assisted Living in Rock Springs, Wyoming. She was a resident of Rock Springs and former resident of Colorado. Mrs. Pryich died following a lengthy illness. She was born December 22, 1929 in Barbour, Colorado; the daughter of Anton Palcher and Ladene Onita Linthicum-O'Neil. Lillian attended schools in Colorado and Reliance, Wyoming and was a 1947 graduate of Reliance High School. She... Full story

  • Ronald Frederick Kudar

    Mar 23, 2023

    Ronald Frederick Kudar, 75, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Saturday, March 11, 2023 at St. Luke's Meridian Medical Center in Meridian, Idaho. He was a resident of Kuna, Idaho for the past two years and former resident of Payson, Arizona; Idaho City, Idaho; Jackson, Wyoming and Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was born in Jackson, Wyoming February 8, 1948; the son of Joseph Herman Kudar and Mary Gornick Kudar. Mr. Kudar attended schools in Santa Fe, New Mexico and was a 1967 graduate... Full story

  • Jacqueline Anderson

    Mar 23, 2023

    Jacqueline Anderson, 79, passed away Thursday, March 16, 2023 at Deer Trail Assisted Living in Rock Springs, Wyoming. She was a former resident of Phoenix, Arizona and Mesquite, Nevada. She was born June 21, 1943 in Beach, North Dakota; the daughter of Marvin G. Linson and Della Olaechea Linson. Ms. Anderson attended schools in Colorado and Nevada. She was a 1961 Aurora High School graduate. Jacqueline worked for State Farm for many years and retired in 2009 as an Insurance Producer. She was a... Full story

  • Susie Reyes

    Mar 23, 2023

    Susie Reyes, 78, passed away Thursday, February 23, 2023 at the Lemay Avenue Health & Rehab Facility in Fort Collins, Colorado. Susie was a resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming for the past 48 years and a former resident of Chicago, Illinois. Susie passed away peacefully following a long illness. Susie was born on May 8, 1944, in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Gregorio and Maria Lopez Rodriguez. Susie attended schools in Chicago, Illinois and was a 1964 graduate of Harrison High School. Susie... Full story

  • Harold R. Monroe

    Mar 23, 2023

    Harold R Monroe passed away with his family at his side on March 14, 2023, following a short illness. He was 94 years old and a resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming for 70 years. Harold was born on October 29, 1928, in Thayer Junction, Wyoming, in the Union Pacific Depot living quarters. His parents were Harry A. Monroe and Audra E. Edwards Monroe; he was one of eight children. He attended school in Wamsutter, WY, and high school in Coalville, Utah At the age of 17, Harold hired out on the Union... Full story

  • Sally Lou Myers

    Mar 23, 2023

    Sally Lou Myers, 83, passed away March 17, 2023 at the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was a resident of Rock Springs for 37 years. Sally was born on February 18, 1940 in Denver, Colorado, the daughter of Robert Prescott Pierce and Lois Nell Vikrey. She attended school in Big Piney, WY and worked as a security guard for Black Butte Coal Company until her retirement in 1992. Sally was a member of the Ordinary Faith Church. She enjoyed spending her time planting flowers... Full story

  • Gov. Gordon emphasizes pro-life position

    The Office of Gov. Mark Gordon|Mar 23, 2023

    Released March 17 Governor Mark Gordon took further steps to implement a pro-life policy agenda when he signed a prohibition on chemical abortions today. At the same time, he allowed House Bill 152 - Life is a Human Right Act to go into law. But he expressed concern that this new law will only result in a new lawsuit, which will delay any resolution to the constitutionality of the abortion ban in Wyoming. Earlier today, the plaintiffs in the current lawsuit filed a legal challenge of this new law in the event the Act was not vetoed. The... Full story

  • ACLU of Wyoming opposes anti-abortion bills

    ACLU of Wyoming|Mar 23, 2023

    Released March 17 Tonight, Gov. Mark Gordon signed into law one bill to ban medication abortion and indicated he will let another near-complete ban become law without his signature. The ACLU of Wyoming opposed Senate File 109, legislation that prohibits medication abortion, and House Bill 152, legislation that bans abortion care with limited exceptions and will take effect if last year’s abortion law is found unconstitutional. The following statement can be attributed to Antonio Serrano, ACLU of Wyoming advocacy director: “A person’s health, no... Full story

  • Green River Police Department reports for March 12 - 19

    Mar 23, 2023

    March 12 At 10:17 a.m., officers and Animal Control Officers responded to a report of an injured deer. Officers were advised to dispatch the deer due to a warden not being available. Officers dispatched the deer and ACOs removed and disposed of the carcass. Officers completed a report of the incident. At 2:31 p.m., officers responded to The Ponderosa Bar at 41 E Railroad Avenue concerning a trespassing and a possible assault. Officers met with the bar owner and an individual who reported a subject who had been previously trespassed from the... Full story

  • Parks and Rec director reflects on eight years

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Mar 23, 2023

    On Tuesday afternoon, Brad Raney was packing up his office. On Tuesday night, he was receiving a plaque of recognition from the City Council. On Friday, he'll officially finish his eight years of service to the city of Green River as the Parks and Recreation director. "He has brought the city a lot of success," City Administrator Reed Clevenger said during the Council meeting. The most obvious recognition of that success hangs on a banner behind the city council every week, proclaiming Green...

  • Girls Scouts honor first baby born during Girl Scout Week

    Tiffany Marshall, Memorial Hospital Foundation|Mar 23, 2023

    In honor of National Girl Scout Week, Aspen Moore and her parents were surprised with a special baby basket full of goodies donated by the Green River Girl Scouts to the first girl born this week. The baby basket was delivered to the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County Labor and Delivery Unit last week. Aspen was born at 6:39 a.m. Tuesday, March 14, to Rylee Moore and Kacie Austin of Green River. The baby weighed 8 pounds, 12.7 ounces. Diapers, clothes, blankets, a water float, and more were... Full story

  • County and cities prepare for spring flooding

    Ronda Zancanella, Public Health Response Coordinator|Mar 23, 2023

    Sweetwater County authorities are preparing for the possibility of spring flooding due to a higher than average snow fall. According to the USDA SNOTEL Map, the snow water equivalent for Sweetwater County is currently 137% of normal. Representatives from various cities and county officials met on Thursday, March 16 to discuss flood response procedures, mitigation, and flood safety. Sweetwater County Emergency Management is monitoring the Flood Alert System and will be notified by the National Weather Service if flooding is forecasted. Emily... Full story

  • Archibald receives All-Conference and All-State honors

    Jackie Finch, General Manager|Mar 23, 2023

    Green River's shooting guard Theron Archibald is a junior this year, and stands six feet three inches tall. A shooting guard needs to be good at dribbling fast, passing and shooting lots of jump shots, as well as taking shots with a quick release directly after receiving a pass without dribbling. The shooting guard needs to be able to sink open shots consistently and be able to take them when the game is on the line. Archibald was a key player for the Green River Wolves this year, averaging...

  • Girls and Boys Track and Field team kicked off their season

    Pete Rust, Contributor|Mar 23, 2023

    The Green River Girls and Boys Track and Field team kicked off their outdoor season with a trip south to compete with 24 other teams from around the region in the Early Bird Invitational. The meet was hosted in Orem, Utah at the Mountain View High School track Friday, March 17 and Saturday, March 18. The meet, which involved 34 different events with over 120 competitors in some of those events, started with pleasant weather, but Friday afternoon’s competition was cut short because of a timing systems issue. Since the weather had gotten much c...

  • Western wrestlers claim first NJCAA National Championship

    Staff Report|Mar 23, 2023

    Western Wyoming Community College wrestlers claimed their first NJCAA Wrestling Championship title on March 4 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The Mustangs finished with a team score of 134. The Head Coach is Art Castillo and Assistant Coaches are Rick Yoak, William Hodges and Jacob Flores. NJCAA Nationals Results Bridger Ricks - 125 4th Place All-American Cody Phelps - 133 3rd Place All-American Joseph Mecham - 141 4th Place All-American Chris Lopez - 149 4th Place All-American Jayden Luttrell - 157... Full story

  • At State Archive, 'we keep records as a means of transparency'

    Tennessee Watson,|Mar 23, 2023

    For Sunshine Week - the nationwide celebration of public records and transparency - WyoFile checks in on a pillar of open government. The Wyoming State Archives, established in 1951, preserves and shares records documenting Wyoming's history and governmental operations. "We keep records as a means of transparency," State Archivist Sara Davis said. "We keep records for people to access those records." Journalists might use them to examine government officials' past decisions, like reporting that...