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Conquering Mount Kilimanjaro

It was something she had always wanted to do. She knew it would be difficult, but also knew if she didn't try, it might be something she would always regret. Shelly Steadman, a former Green River...


Lincoln Middle School Honor Roll

Lincoln Middle School recently released its third quarter honor roll. Students making the sixth-grade honor roll are Enna Adams, Lillian Allison, Abigail Allred, Cirica Arthur, Renea Barnes, Morgan Benson, Julie Bowen, Logan Boyer, Katherine...

 By David Martin    People    April 3, 2019

Advance performance of "Bright Star" shown

A red carpet welcome awaited anyone walking into Green River High School Monday evening. The high school's theater department hosted a special advance performance of "Bright Star" which will have its...

 By Pete Rust    Sports    April 3, 2019

Wolves compete in West Jordan, Utah

Spring weather caused cancellation of the Big Piney Invitational track meet last Friday but the Wolves, along with Rock Springs, Lyman and Cokeville, traveled to West Jordan, Utah, Saturday to compete with 15 Utah teams. Those competitors for the...


Fund-raising bake sale kicks off Easter

While most were out enjoying the nice weather this weekend, employees and volunteers at the Mission at Castle Rock Rehabilitation Center were busy baking goodies for its sale. On Monday, tables were f...

 By David Martin    Opinion    April 3, 2019

Thoughts on a recent historical event

Given the context of our relatively short lives on this beautiful world we live on, it’s hard to think of a lot occurring within our lifetimes as being truly historic. It has been said that each gen... Full story


Wyoming Range is a cautionary tale

Several years ago, in what was widely hailed as a tremendous achievement, most of the Wyoming Range was protected from oil and gas drilling.  Dozens of oil and gas leases, issued during the 1990s and 2000s, were purchased and retired, and Congress... Full story


Payments to doctors may influence prescriptions

Recently Peggy, an Indiana woman and reader of this column, sent me a lengthy email about her 94-year-old mother who is rapidly spending down her minimal savings to pay for prescription drugs. Peggy didn’t hold out much hope that prices would come... Full story


Jack A. Podbevsek

Jack A. Podbevsek, 69, passed away on Friday, March 8, 2019, in Phoenix. He was born Sept. 5, 1949, in Rock Springs to Jack G. and Arlene Podbevsek. Jack graduated from Rock Springs High School in...


Margaret Rae Gregory

Margaret Rae Gregory, 74, died peacefully at Sage View Care Center in Rock Springs March 28, 2019. Born July 17, 1944, in Marshalltown, Iowa, to Charles and Dorothy Reimer (Ceaser), she attended...


Simon Allan Furlong

On March 8, 2019, Simon Allan Furlong died from a rare condition called AVM, Arteriovenous Malformation. During his 30 years of life, Simon was a poet, a writer, an artist, a musician, a gourmet...


Charles E. Newman

Charles E. Newman, 75, passed away March 27, 2019, at his home in Rock Springs. He was a resident of Rock Springs for the past 38 years and is a former resident of Butte, Mont. Newman was born Jan....


Dennis Lee Watts

Dennis Lee Watts was born Oct. 6, 1951, to Ernistine and Oran Eugene Watts in Flint, Mich. After a long, hard fought battle with illness, Dennis passed away on March 17, 2019. Dennis was more than a...


Herbert Lee Mount

Herbert Lee Mount, 75, passed away peacefully March 14, 2019, at LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City, with his wife and daughter by his side. A resident of Green River since 2006, he lost a hard fought,...

 By David Martin    County    April 3, 2019

Lodging tax to increase to 4%

The county’s local lodging tax is set to increase this month, up to 4 percent as a result of voter approval during the 2018 election. Jenissa Meredith, executive director of the Sweetwater County Jo...


Department to hire more firefighters 

The Sweetwater County Fire Department was given the go ahead to start adding staff to its department. During the Sweetwater County Commissioners meeting Tuesday morning, the Commissioners voted unanim... Full story

 By David Martin    City    April 3, 2019

Early Star a historical snapshot

(Publisher’s note: the following article is a teaser for the Star’s annual Historical Edition, which is found in this week’s newspaper.) The earliest Green River Star available to anyone is... Full story


New musical debuts in GR

Green River theater students will once again be the first in the state to perform a new musical this week. According to Green River High School theater director Bradlee Skinner the students will...


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