Articles from the April 12, 2017 edition

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 By David Martin    City    April 12, 2017

Scams circulate in GR

For Bonnie Pope, the red flags went up as soon as she noticed the call came from Jamaica. The Green River resident received a phone call Thursday from a man claiming he was with Publishers Clearing Ho...

 By David Martin    City    April 12, 2017

Senator believes education bills were not cost-based

Speaking to a small group of people Thursday night, Sen. John Hastert, Minority Whip for the Wyoming Senate, said the past legislative session didn’t result in cost-based cuts to education....

 By David Martin    City    April 12, 2017

School board approves $1.6 million budget cuts, legal action resolution

In an effort to cut $1.6 million from its budget, the Sweetwater County School District No. 2 Board of Trustees approved recommendations that would reduce the district’s workforce as well as cut...


Man pleads not guilty to charges

A man accused of driving through a home with his vehicle and killing two people inside pleaded not guilty to three felonies. George Maestas, 68, of Green River, recently appeared in the Third...


lma Rose Brandt

lma Rose Brandt, 87, of Rock Springs, passed away April 5, 2017, at the Sage View Care Center where she had been a resident for six years. She was born July 31, 1929, in Superior, the daughter of... Full story


Anatasia Helen (Anna) Acker

Anatasia Helen (Anna) Acker, 97, of Rock Springs, passed away April 5, 2017, at the Mission at Castle Rock . A longtime resident of Rock Springs, Mrs. Acker died following a lengthy illness. She and... Full story


Eleuterio "Terry" Guerra

Eleuterio "Terry" Guerra, 78, of Green River, passed away April 4, 2017, at the Sublette Center in Pinedale. A longtime resident of Green River, Guerra died following an illness of three and a half... Full story


Aldina Costantino

Aldina Costantino, 96, of Rock Springs, passed away April 8, 2017, in Green River at the Mission at Castle Rock. She was born Dec. 14, 1920, in Mocrone, in the area of Tuscany, Italy, the daughter of... Full story


William "Bill" Lewis Valdez

William "Bill" Lewis Valdez, 70, of Rock Springs, passed away Jan. 30, 2017, at his home. A resident of Rock Springs since 1972 and a former resident of East Carbon and Salt Lake City, Valdez died... Full story


Robert Hernandez

Robert Hernandez, 90, passed away April 8, 2017, in Mesquite, Nev., surrounded by his family. Robert was born in Port Arthur, Texas on April 25, 1926. He married Amparo Cantu on Feb. 3, 1962. Robert... Full story


Out View: Access to government can improve

When a politician complains about public’s perception of an issue or that a journalist is making a mountain out of a molehill, it’s usually because they’ve been involved in something that most people disagree with. For example, Sen. Eli...


Notes from Town Square: Q and A about privatization

In response to the recent utility rate analysis that recommends raising the residential garbage rate by $10-$12 per month, several calls have been published in the media for the City of Green River to privatize its garbage system. On the surface...


Industry fights revealing prices

Turning healthcare consumers into educated shoppers has long been a goal of employers who foot the bill for most care, politicians and some consumer organizations that believe that someday shopping for care should be as easy as comparing brands of...


Five benefits of Summer day camp

Have you considered what your children will be doing this summer? Are they involved in sports camps, BOCES programs, maybe 4-H or staying home with parents or caregivers? There are many great options for children in our community, but have you...


Lady Wolves aim for state

The Green River High School Lady Wolves Girls Soccer Team has set its team goal for the season -- to make it to state. Head coach Tracy Wyant said what happened last year seemed to leave a bad taste...


Girls take 3rd at tournament

It was almost as if it was a new Green River High School Lady Wolves High School Girls Soccer Team this weekend. During the Todd Malonek Southwest Invitational, the team picked up a couple of non...

 By David Martin    Sports    April 12, 2017

The 'little things' matter to Wolves soccer coach

Despite having a rough start at the beginning of the season, the Green River High School Boys Soccer Team continues making strides week by week. The team’s first two outings ended in defeat to Cheye...

 By David Martin    Sports    April 12, 2017

Wolves take 2nd at Worland

Strong plays by the Green River High School Boys Soccer Team propelled the Wolves to the finals at the Pinnacle Challengers Cup in Worland over the weekend, but a tough game against the Rock Springs...

 By David Martin    Sports    April 12, 2017

Tennis, golf compete in Spring

While the Green River High School soccer and track teams compete through the spring months, GRHS also hosts Spring tennis and golf teams. The teams don’t compete for state championships as the two...

 By Pete Rust    Sports    April 12, 2017

Wolves split for 2 meets

Track kicked off this past week for the Wolves as the team split up to attend two meets over the weekend. The younger kids headed west Thursday to compete in the Lyman High School Track Meet against teams from Mountain View, Farson and host Lyman....

 By David Martin    Sports    April 12, 2017

Coach says more will qualify

At nearly halfway through the season, the Green River High School Outdoor Track and Field team has been blessed with good weather and great performances. Despite a severe winter with a number of heavy...

 By David Martin    People    April 12, 2017

Lessons learned with catapults

Hundreds of years ago, catapults were important siege tools used to topple cities and build empires. Last week, in a grassy field behind Lincoln Middle School, scaled-down versions of these ancient...


Center to host Easter Carnival

Those who are looking for something for their kids to do over spring break won’t have to look far since there’s an Easter Carnival right in town. The best part is the Easter Carnival is indoors so...


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