Articles from the April 1, 2015 edition

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 By Jack H. Smith    City    April 1, 2015

Tom Wilson says goodbye to GRHS

Tom Wilson has decided it’s time to move on. The longtime teacher, coach, and current activities director for Sweetwater County School District No. 2 announced earlier this month he planned to retire at the end of the school year. Wilson said he...


Resident denies alleged relationship

A man accused of having sex with a minor pleaded innocent to all three felony charges. Scotty Don Anderson, 23, appeared in the Third District Court of Judge Richard Lavery at an arraignment to three...

 By David Martin    City    April 1, 2015

Firefighters respond to Tuesday night house fire

A kitchen fire required the attention of the Green River Fire Department Tuesday evening. The fire department received the house fire call at 6:07 p.m., responding to 455 East Fifth South Street. Fire...

 By David Martin    County    April 1, 2015

Rock Springs mail facility to close

The postal sorting facility in Rock Springs is set to close later this month, but residents in Sweetwater County shouldn’t notice decreased service according to a U.S. Postal Service spokesperson. David Rupert, a spokesperson for the USPS in...

 By David Martin    Business    April 1, 2015

NFI brings new 3D breast cancer imaging to county

New Frontier Imaging in Rock Springs is in the midst of introducing a new mammography technique that will improve cancer detection rates in breast cancer screenings. Digital tomosynthesis, or 3D breast imaging, will be introduced to the county...


David Lavern Weaver

David Lavern Weaver, 77, of Rock Springs, passed away March 27, 2015. A longtime resident of Rock Springs and former resident of Colorado, Weaver passed away following a brief illness. He was born in... Full story


Martin J. Scala

Martin J. Scala, 90, of Rock Springs, passed away March 19, 2015 at the Deseret Health and Rehab Center in Rock Springs. A lifelong resident of Rock Springs, Scala passed away following a lengthy... Full story


Vera Lewis

Vera Lewis, 88, of Green River passed away at the Mission at Castle Rock March 28, 2015. A long time resident of Green River, Lewis died following a lengthy illness. She was born on April 21, 1926... Full story


Troy Garland Jones

Troy Garland Jones, 36, of Farson passed away March 24, 2015 at the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City. A lifelong resident of Farson, Jones passed away following a sudden illness.... Full story


George Clinton "Skinny" Field

George Clinton "Skinny" Field, 95, of Rock Springs, passed away March 29, 2015 at Deseret Health and Rehab in Rock Springs. A longtime resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming and former resident of Lyman,... Full story


Our View: Bills are a slippery slope

There’s been a lot of controversy regarding a pair of bills passed in Indiana and Alabama, known as so-called “religious freedom restoration acts.” On the surface, a bill that alleges it will protect religious freedom is something that should...

 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    April 1, 2015

Spring sports coming to GR

Spring in Wyoming is a little bit different than most states. At one moment it can be a comfortable 60 degrees with not a hint of wind and within seconds, everything changes. The wind will pick up to...


Unlimited possibilities at Sweetwater County libraries

Take a look at today’s libraries, they are far different from the libraries of a century ago. Walking around today’s library, you will find kids playing with LEGOs, teens working on computers, adults researching job opportunities, and...

 By Jennie Melvin    Opinion    April 1, 2015

Notes from Town Square: Main Street helps reinvest in city

Did you know that along with the Wyoming Main Street Program, Green River is celebrating 10 years as a Certified Main Street Community? Are you aware that as a result of the efforts of our Main Street Program and volunteers, every dollar that is...

 By David Martin    Opinion    April 1, 2015

Long live the video game arcade!

The lights and sounds of a video game arcade are things that will always put a smile on my face. I was in Salt Lake City over the weekend and had a chance to stop off at the Nickel Mania arcade in...


A simple project makes lasting memories

It’s amazing how a simple afternoon project can create lasting memories. Last week, I decided to make a Play-Doh volcano with my sons, Matthew, 5, and John, 2. Matthew had been talking about...

 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    April 1, 2015

Almost anything is better than moving day

Pouring salt into a cut. Being pepper sprayed, than Tasered by a cop, than stung by a swarm of angry African bees. Using a public toilet after getting giardia. What do these all have in common? They...

 By Staff Report    People    April 1, 2015

Senior pet-project plan created

For many seniors, a pet may be their only companion. Oftentimes, seniors who have pets will delay taking care of their own needs because their pets need food, medical care or other things, said Jamie Lee, Young at Heart Senior Center’s marketing...


GR student wins stock market essay contest

When Green River High School student Alan Halverson signed up for an investment class, he had no idea a paper he would write in that class would lead to a state award. Halverson recently found out he...


Birth announcements

Mathias Hendrick Valenciano John and Kendall Valenciano of Green River recently announced the birth of their son Mathias Hendrick Valenciano. He was born Feb. 27, 2015, at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. Oakley Benlee Fajardo Benny Fajardo...


LMS honor rolls

Lincoln Middle School recently released its third-quarter honor rolls.  Those making the seventh-grade honor roll are William Allen, Sydney Beutel, Ashelynn Birch, Carlee Boden, Landon Bolander, William Bradley, Hannah Burgess, Caitlyn Croft,...


Monroe Intermediate School honor rolls

Monroe Intermediate School recently released its third-quarter honor rolls.  Students must have a 3.5 GPA or higher to be named to this list. Those making the fifth-grade honor roll are Genesis Anderson, Zxander Anglesey, Jonus Aragon, Alexa Barajas...

 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    April 1, 2015

Green River has high expectations for 2015

Over the past several seasons, the Green River High School boy's soccer team has established itself as one of the best programs in Wyoming. Coming off a season in which they won the 4A West Regional...


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