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Articles from the March 29, 2017 edition

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 By David Martin    County    March 29, 2017

Fisherman's body found

The body of a fisherman who disappeared from the boat ramp at Cedar Springs Marina in Utah in late January has been discovered more than two months later. Wednesday morning, the Daggett County...

 By David Martin    County    March 29, 2017

WYDOT work fixes I-80 cracks

Almost three years after centerline cracks developed on both Interstate 80’s east and west lanes between Green River and Rock Springs, the Wyoming Department of Transportation is fixing the...

 By Staff Report    County    March 29, 2017

Man shoots himself near Wamsutter

Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Deputies, along with investigators from the Rawlins Police Department, determined a man who had driven himself to Wamsutter and reported he was shot had actually done it himself. According to a media release from the...

 By David Martin    City    March 29, 2017

Resident bound over to district court after charged in fatal crash

A man accused of killing a small child and her great-grandmother in a vehicle crash was bound over to district court Monday. George Maestas, 68, of Green River, waived his preliminary hearing and was...

 By David Martin    City    March 29, 2017

Council to discuss cell tower moratorium Tuesday

A proposed moratorium on the construction of cell phone towers will be voted on next week, which will give the city’s Community Development Department a chance to draft regulations for the cell...

 By David Martin    City    March 29, 2017

Police officer recognized for saving GR man's life

A Green River police officer’s quick thinking is credited with saving the life of a man suffering from a possible heroin overdose. Last week, the Green River City Council recognized Officer Martha...


William Nihart

William Nihart, 85, of Boy River, Minn., passed away surrounded by family March 7. He loved spending time with his kids, ice fishing, hunting and four-wheeling. He battled cancer for 20 years. He was... Full story


Girls lose first home games, beat Evanston

It was a tough start for the Green River High School Lady Wolves soccer team. On Friday the team lost two road games, one against Cheyenne East, 7-0, and on Saturday they lost to Cheyenne Central,...

 By David Martin    Sports    March 29, 2017

Longtime GRHS wrestling coach resigns

After five years as head coach and 18 years with the program, Marshall Rhodes has decided to step away and focus on other pursuits. Rhodes announced his resignation as head coach Thursday, but will...


Our View: Legislative work not appreciated

A few weeks ago, we received a letter from the chairman of the Wyoming GOP urging residents of the Cowboy State to be appreciative of their legislators and the hard work they completed during the legislative session in Cheyenne. While we don’t...


Nylons: my enemy

Every time I purchase a pair of nylons I should just chuck them in the trash as soon as I get home. That’s just where they will end up anyways. Or better yet, I should just not buy them. Yet, I...

 By Josh Weller    Opinion    March 29, 2017

Benefits Statement now online

Social Security is with you through life’s journey, putting you in control of your finances and future. With this in mind, we have made getting a replacement Social Security Benefit Statement even easier. Now you can instantly print or save a...


Letter: Appreciation gained for Wyoming's wild lands

Dear Editor, I’ve lived in Wyoming my whole life, and I find comfort in Wyoming’s wilderness areas. I grew up in Casper and now study at the University of Wyoming. When I was younger I didn’t appreciate these open landscapes, but now that...


Letter: Legislature should be held accountable

Dear Editor, As the newly elected chairman of the Sweetwater County Democratic Party, I’d like to publicly thank our democratic legislators for all the hard work they put in during the recent legislative session. These dedicated individuals spent m...

 By Lu Sweet    Opinion    March 29, 2017

Lifelong learning: Service

I recently read an article by Mark Anthony Garrett in the November/December 2016 magazine “Fostering Families Today”. It’s an article called “Service is Everything: Seven Steps to Providing Outstanding Service.” In the article, Garrett...

 By Roger Alford    Opinion    March 29, 2017

The grandmother who ate parrot

There’s the story about the three brothers who became very successful businessmen, and, wanting to do something grand for their 95-year-old grandmother, purchased her extravagant gifts. The first bought her a huge multi-story house. The second...


Know your risk of colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in both men and women in the United States with an estimated 135,430 new cases expected this year. More than 50,000 Americans are likely to die of the disease in 2017. You may think of colorectal...


Helen N. Young

Helen N. Young died at peace March 25, 2017, at age 101.  She was born Feb.1, 1916, on a farm near Buckner, Mo.   She moved to Rock Springs after working her way through Missouri State Teachers... Full story


Evan George Williams

Evan George Williams, 95, of Rock Springs passed away March 19, 2017 at Evanston Regional Hospital. He had been a lifetime resident of Rock Springs.  He was born Aug. 12, 1921, in Rock Springs, the... Full story


Frances Ann Oaks

Frances Ann Oaks passed away March 23, 2017, in Rolla, Mo. She was born Sept. 16, 1949, in Green River at home to Cora (Dominguez) and Frank Cordova. She attended school in Green River. She worked as... Full story


Michael Eugene Mansfield

Michael Eugene Mansfield, passed away in his home March 25, 2017 listening to one of his favorite songs, "All of Me," by John Legend. He was a 47 year old father, husband, son, brother and friend. To... Full story


Ermalee Brown

Ermalee Brown, 90, of Fernley, Nev., passed away March 20, 2017, at her home.  She was born on June 30, 1926 in Beaver City, Neb., the daughter of Ralph and Leota Stout.  Brown attended schools in... Full story


GR book sale continues

Two rooms were packed with books, while a few tables were filled with homemade treats. This was the scene at the Golden Hour Senior Center Saturday during its Bake and Book Sale. GHSC board chair Marg...

 By David Martin    People    March 29, 2017

Bowls of caring fundraiser

Lining up for a multitude of soups, ranging from the familiar to the adventurous, residents took their hand-crafted bowls and ate for a good cause. Bowls of Caring is an annual Sweetwater YWCA...


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