Articles from the April 6, 2023 edition


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  • Schools respond to 'swatting' hoax

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Apr 6, 2023

    At 8:32 a.m. Monday morning, the emergency call came in - a report of an active shooter at Rock Springs High School. Law enforcement responded, placed the school in lockdown, and began clearing everyone out. All other Sweetwater County School District No. 1 schools and the Central Administration Building were placed under a Secure Hold, meaning no one could go in or out. Parents who were asked to stay away from the schools waited for updates. By 9:24 a.m., the school district reported that all...

  • April (snow) "showers"

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Apr 6, 2023

    It was no April Fool's joke when a winter storm effectively shut down Wyoming at the beginning of the week. With a winter storm watch in effect from 11 p.m. Sunday night to 6 p.m. Tuesday night that was predicted to bring possible snow accumulations of 10 to 15 inches, the forecast actually wasn't as bad as the actual storm. The US National Weather Service Office in Riverton reported that Rock Springs had received 9 to 13 inches of snow by 7 p.m. Monday evening. By noon on Tuesday, Green River w...

  • RMP plan speeds up gas conversion at Jim Bridger, focuses on renewables and nuclear

    David Martin, Contributor|Apr 6, 2023

    Rocky Mountain Power continues its quest for net zero emissions, which will have impacts locally as the company seeks to convert the four units at the Jim Bridger Power Plant to natural gas by 2030. The conversations away from coal for Jim Bridger's units three and four will take place seven years earlier than initially planned. Units one and two are planned to convert to natural gas by the end of the year. The company released its 2023 Integrated Resource Plan Friday, which details the...

  • Max Gruber

    Apr 6, 2023

    Max Gruber passed away at home on March 28, 2023, surrounded by his loving wife and two daughters after a long battle with amyloidosis. His battle with serious medical issues in recent years showed his courage in facing life's adversities with a smile and positive attitude. Max was an only child and was born to Anna and Franz Gruber on April 24, 1946, in Wallsee, Austria. Max attended forestry school and then spent one year serving in the Austrian army. After his duties to the Austrian...

  • Darleen Joyce (Burns) Johnson

    Apr 6, 2023

    Darleen Joyce (Burns) Johnson, 81, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Sunday, March 26, 2023 in Cottonwood Heights, Utah. She was a resident of Mesquite, Nevada for the past 14 years and former resident of Green River. She died following a brief illness. Darleen was born February 5, 1942 in Rock Springs, Wyoming; the daughter of Thomas and Isabel (Hofeldt) Burns. She attended schools in Green River, Wyoming and was a 1960 graduate of Green River High School. She attended the Univers...

  • Camel Nelson Olah

    Apr 6, 2023

    Camel Nelson Olah passed away peacefully, following a sudden illness, on April 1, 2023, at The Memorial Hospital in Rock Springs, Wyoming, surrounded by family and friends. He was born February 15, 1963, in San Francisco, California; the son of William J. Olah and Jo Ann Partington Olah. Camel lived in Winnemucca, Nevada, until he was five years old and then became a lifelong resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming. He attended schools in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He married Billie Phillips in 1986, and...

  • Ronald Drue Clark

    Apr 6, 2023

    Ronald Drue Clark passed away peacefully March 1, 2023. Ron was born April 14, 1951 in Price, Utah. He moved to Green River with his family in 1957, and remained a lifelong resident there until his passing. He graduated from Lincoln High School, in Green River, in 1969, and married the love of his life Regina McFarland on June 12, 1976, in Riverton Wyoming. Ron was an outside salesman for Fairmont Supply for 27 years before his retirement in 2011. He was a volunteer fireman for Green River Fire...

  • Kathleen "Kathi" Sue Clymer

    Apr 6, 2023

    Kathleen "Kathi" Sue Clymer, 70, passed away on March 24, 2023, in Laramie, Wyoming, leaving a legacy of extraordinary creativity, lifelong learning, and unwavering love for her family, friends, students, and the fine arts. She was a multi-talented spirit who touched thousands of lives for the better. Kathleen was born in Laramie, Wyoming, at Ivinson Memorial Hospital on July 22, 1952, the daughter of Edwin R. Clymer and Edith White Clymer. Her formative childhood years were spent with a backdro...

  • "Baby Dymock"

    Apr 6, 2023

    Ginger Lucy Anne Dymock passed away peacefully in her mother's warm embrace. She leaves behind loving parents Eli Dymock and Caroline Dymock (Johnson); brother Charlie Dymock(age2); sister Adeline Dymock (age6); paternal grandparents Ron and Trudie Dymock; maternal grandparents Andrew and Tally Johnson; 12 aunts; 12 uncles; and 38 cousins. Ginger loved hearing music and movies. She would always kick when you poked the belly. "I love baby ginger and everyone and my family"-Adeline(big sister)....

  • Our View: Unwelcome pranks

    Apr 6, 2023

    Saturday was April Fools’ Day, an informal holiday filled with pranks, lies, and jokes. Many people enjoy the day and its custom of pranking other people as a time for harmless fun. The key, however, is in the word “harmless.” While it almost certainly wasn’t connected to the tradition of April Fools’ and instead is part of an ongoing, nation-wide problem, the swatting hoax Wyoming schools faced this week shows the dark side of harmful pranks. When false report of school shooters at high schools came in Monday morning, Wyoming residents...

  • Working toward energy and economic diversification

    Island Richards, Sweetwater County Commissioner|Apr 6, 2023

    Written March 31 Today’s news that Rocky Mountain Power will all but abandon coal powered electrical generation in Wyoming by 2030 is unwelcome, but not unexpected. Rocky Mountain Power has to make business decisions based on what they believe is best for their shareholders, but here in Sweetwater County it is a bitter pill. 2030 is not far away, but in the meantime Sweetwater County will continue to work toward energy and economic diversification. The plan to convert some units to natural gas rather than shut them down is good news, but it i...

  • Green River Police Department reports for March 21 - March 31

    Apr 6, 2023

    March 21 At 11:50 a.m., officers were dispatched to the Bus Barn at 350 Monroe Avenue for a report of a bus light violation that occurred near the intersection of Jensen Street and Bramwell Street. Officers gathered information and completed a report of the incident. The driver of the suspect vehicle has not been identified at this time. March 22 At 2:53 p.m., officers were dispatched to Club 86 at 500 Nolan Street for a request for officers to issue a trespass order to an individual. Officers contacted the individual, issued the trespass...

  • Master Gardeners host Houseplant and Seed Swap

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Apr 6, 2023

    Despite the long winter, warmer weather will come eventually, and many Sweetwater County residents are already looking forward to starting their gardens, or at least continuing to care for indoor plants. To help with this, the Sweetwater County Master Gardeners are hosting their annual Houseplant and Seed Swap this weekend. The Sweetwater County Master Gardeners are an extension of the University of Wyoming Master Gardeners. Their goal is to promote effective horticultural practices in Sweetwate...

  • Golden Hour Senior Center April Schedule

    Apr 6, 2023

    Special Luncheons: GHSC’s special April events include an Easter Luncheon at 11:45 a.m. on April 6 and a Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon at both 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on April 19. The menu for the Easter Luncheon includes baked ham, scalloped potatoes, broccoli, rolls, and cheesecake. The menu for the Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon includes chicken fried steak, whipped potatoes, Italian veggies, rolls, and lemon meringue pie. April Events: Nurse Clinic: April 6 and 20, 9-11 a.m. Easter Luncheon: April 6, 11:45 a.m. Bake Sale: April 11, 9 a...

  • Local girl wrestlers place at Nationals in Des Moines, Iowa

    Staff Report|Apr 6, 2023

    Two girls from Green River competed at the Twin Rivers Girls National Duals in Des Moines, Iowa on March 31 through April 2. To compete at nationals, the girls had to qualify to compete in the National Tournament and both girls qualified at the Ron Thon Tournament in Riverton earlier in the wrestling season. Sixty-three girls from around Wyoming made up teams to represent our state. Brianna Uhrig received Bronze All-American with a 5-2 individual record. Uhrig wrestled with the Wyoming High...

  • Lady Wolves dominate Lady Wranglers

    Jackie Finch, General Manager|Apr 6, 2023

    The Green River High School Girls Soccer team played a game against the Pinedale Wranglers last Friday. When the game began, the girls were a little nervous and you could see it in their passes and plays. Once they settled down, the team came alive and really played a great game. The Lady Wolves have strong midfield-three players that helped control the game. The rest of the team really stepped up and moved the ball down the field, making it possible for Isabel Vasco to score six goals and...

  • Boys and girls Track and Field team takes fourth in Utah

    Pete Rust, Contributor|Apr 6, 2023

    The Green River High School Boys and Girls Track and Field teams caught a break in the weather this past Saturday, April 1, to travel a short distance south to Vernal, Utah for the 2023 Uintah Invitational Track meet. The meet was hosted by Uintah High School on their home track. There were five teams from Southwest Wyoming, along with seven teams from Northern Utah. The teams were prepared for the wind, snow and cold, but were surprised by the abundance of sunshine and good conditions for the meet. The boys team finished third overall and the...

  • Wolves soccer has victorious win against Pinedale

    Jackie Finch, General Manager|Apr 6, 2023

    It was a team effort for the Green River Wolves during the victorious win against the Pinedale Wranglers last Friday. Braxton Cordova made five goals during the game, along with Stone Rubeck with two goals. Axel Mackinnon, Izyk Arellano and Damien Holmes each made one goal. Cordova, Arellano and Guy Grace had two assists each, along with Rubeck with one assist. The Wolves walked away with their first conference game win of the season with a final score of 10-0. Head Coach Josh Webb feels they...

  • Weather takes toll on softball games for Lady Wolves

    Jackie Finch, General Manager|Apr 6, 2023

    Snow, go away! It's hard to play softball with the snow that has been dumping in Wyoming. It's been frustrating for the Green River Lady Wolves that their games keep getting canceled. Green River was able to play one game last week against the Rock Springs Lady Tigers while their games in Worland were canceled over the weekend because of the weather. Some of the teams in the West Conference have yet to play a game this season. Head Coach Blair Aimone said she was very impressed with how well...

  • Grizzly mama of the Tetons sets out to break a record

    Mike Koshmrl, WyoFile.com|Apr 6, 2023

    She's 27 years old, reputed for being a stellar mother and knows her way around a crowd. If you live in Jackson Hole she might be your nosy neighbor. Regardless, her olfactory senses are terrific. Wyoming resident Grizzly 399 has lived a wild life that has garnered attention around the world. Like the best of us, she's endured trials and tribulations and heartbreak. And her extraordinary life has inspired untold fans near and far. Hordes of the grizzly's faithful fan club will surely be staked...

  • Arson suspect released from jail

    Sofia Saric, Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange|Apr 6, 2023

    CASPER – A woman accused of setting fire to a Casper abortion clinic is being released from jail to live with her parents while a federal grand jury considers her case. Lorna Green appeared Tuesday afternoon in federal court in Cheyenne, where a magistrate judge weighed whether to hold the 22-year-old in custody. She is formally charged with felony arson of a facility engaged in interstate commerce, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. Green is being released on a $10,000 u...

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