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Articles from the April 10, 2019 edition

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GR to get $1.59m in excess taxes

Green River and other municipalities should have received their excess sixth-penny funds on Friday. Green River’s share is about $1.59 million. The 2012 specific purpose tax, also known as the...

 By David Martin    County    April 10, 2019

County grant will pay for industrial site study

The Wyoming State Loans and Investments Board awarded a $50,000 grant to Sweetwater County last week to help the county create a plan to attract industrial development near the Southwest Wyoming... Full story

 By David Martin    City    April 10, 2019

Region V BOCES seeks .2 mill levy from SCSD No.2

By DAVID MARTIN Publisher Region V Board of Cooperative Educational Services, which services several school districts including Sweetwater County School District No. 2, seeks a .2 mill levy from the...

 By David Martin    City    April 10, 2019

City works to fill potholes

Winter weather in Green River has created a number of potholes the city is working to address. With the weather improving throughout the last week, more potholes have appeared on city streets.... Full story


WWCC selects new college president

After a six-month long national search process, the board is pleased to announce that they are completing contract negotiations and expect to have a signed contract for official acceptance next week at the April board meeting. At that meeting, they w...


RS man sentenced for poaching bull elk

Rock Springs resident Christian J. Cosby will pay over $5,000 in fines and have his hunting and fishing privileges suspended for two years, after pleading guilty to the intentional illegal taking of a bull elk in 2017 and taking a mountain lion with...


Johnathan Lee Chipp

Johnathan Lee Chipp, 57, of Rock Springs, passed away at his home. He was a lifelong resident of Rock Springs.   He was born Jan. 10, 1962, in Rock Springs, the son of Richard Keelin and Phyllis...


Bradley "Dave" Calvert

Bradley "Dave" Calvert died April 4, 2019. Dave was born in Lander July 26, 1975, where he spent his early childhood. Growing up in Rock Springs, he graduated from Rock Springs High School in 1994....


Alma Edith Hughes

Alma Edith Hughes, 88, of Green River passed away at the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City April 6, 2019.  She was a long-time resident of Green River and former resident of Missouri. Survivors include her son Jonathan Hughes of Gr...


Alicia Bernadette Guerra

Alicia Bernadette Guerra, 40, passed away April 5, 2019, at her home. She was a lifelong resident of Green River. Guerra was born Sept. 24, 1978, in Rock Springs, the daughter of Eleuterio Guerra and...


William "Bill" A. Garcia

William "Bill" A. Garcia, 83, of Rock Springs passed away at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County April 5, 2019. He was born Aug. 12, 1935, in Victoria, Texas, the son of William A. Garcia Sr. and...


Our view: Enzi's plan was promising

During his recent visit to the Genesis Alkali facility, Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., mentioned the association health plan idea he worked on with Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta. However, a federal judge has ruled against the plan and in the words of... Full story

 By Lu Sweet    Opinion    April 10, 2019

Lifelong learning: Why Western works

I want to share a story. My oldest daughter Aly graduated a couple of years ago from Western. Then she worked at Western, while still taking a couple of classes after graduation. For her own reasons, she needed some time off before pursuing her bache...


Imaging with a little help from my friends

The world of radiology began in 1895 when a European physicist Wilhelm Röntgen noticed fluorescence behind heavy cardboard when a cathode tube was activated nearby. Röntgen used his wife’s hand to demonstrate for the first time how these unknown... Full story


Music and exercise combined makes for an interesting class

Green River elementary students used drum sticks to tap balls, their shoes or the floor in order to make music while exercising. Harrison Elementary and Washington Elementary music teacher Kathy Rath...


LMS student named state champ

An interest in maps and flags at a young age led one Green River student to a passion for geography. This passion for geography has now led to a trip to Washington D.C., for Lincoln Middle School...


Ham radio enthusiast embraces new role

For local ham radio enthusiast Richard Breininger, being elected as the American Radio Relay League section manager is a new and exciting adventure. Breininger, also known as call sign N1TEK, started...


Students of the month

Each month, Expedition Academy High School honors a male and female student for hard work and dedication to the school and the community. Dawson Heiss and Jazmin Winn were selected as Students of the...


Western's play hits the stage

“Into the Woods,” a Tony Award-winning musical by Stephen Sondheim about wishes and what can happen when they come true, will be presented by Western Wyoming Community College’s Performing Arts Department. The performances are scheduled to...

 By Pete Rust    Sports    April 10, 2019

Team improves at Rock Springs meet

The Green River Wolves track team competed in Rock Springs at the Ted Schroeder Meet of Hope, competing against 12 other teams. There were a number of fine performances on the day as many of the Wolves set their personal best times or distances. In t... Full story


Lady Wolves soccer wins 1, loses 1 last week

By STEPHANIE THOMPSON Editor The Lady Wolves first conference game turned out to be a rough start for them when they took on the Rock Springs Lady Tigers. On Thursday, the Lady Wolves played the Lady... Full story

 By David Martin    Sports    April 10, 2019

SWAT members earn many titles at state meet

The Sweetwater Aquatics Team, a group of swimmers from Green River, Rock Springs and Lyman, were declared the team champions of the winter state swim meet for USA Swimming in Laramie. The team... Full story


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