Articles from the April 13, 2016 edition


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  • Police Reports

    Apr 13, 2016

    A traffic citation issued for alleged speeding in a school zone on Andrews Street and Monroe Avenue. Animal control officers responded to a call of a squirrel caught in a trap on Knotty Pine Street. Officers conducted a traffic stop on East 4th South and Uinta Drive. Detectives are investigating a report of a larceny on East 3rd South, in which the property has been located and returned to the owner. Officers conducted a VIN check on West Flaming Gorge Way. Animal control officers met an individual at the animal shelter who turned in a medium...

  • Roger "Rocky" Paul Akin I

    Apr 13, 2016

    Roger "Rocky" Paul Akin I, passed away at his home March 20, 2016 following a battle with cancer. He was born on Dec. 24, 1949 in San Diego, the son of Oliver and Bessie Akin. Rocky attended school in San Diego and lived there until 1976 when he moved to Green River. He met and married Diana Floyd in 1977 and they had one son, Roger Paul Akin II in 1978. Rocky loved being a dad and considered his son to be one of his greatest accomplishments. Rocky later married the love of his life Kathleen...

  • Donald David Chacon

    Apr 13, 2016

    Donald David Chacon, 59, of Rock Springs, passed away April 9, 2016 at his home. He had been a long time resident of Rock Springs and former longtime resident of Salt Lake City. He was born on March 30, 1957 in Salt Lake City, the son of the late John G. and Ursala M. O’cana Chacon. Chacon attended schools in Salt Lake City and graduated from South High in 1976. He married Janice Chacon and they were married for more than 20 years and later divorced. He later married the former Sandra Winter in Salt Lake City, June 16, 2015. Chacon served h...

  • Michael John Perri Sr.

    Apr 13, 2016

    Michael John Perri Sr., 91, passed away April 7, 2016 at his home following a lengthy illness. A Wyoming resident for the past 50 years and former resident of Spring Glen, Utah. He was born on April 18, 1924 in Spring Glen, Utah, the son of Domenico Perri and Maria Jiuseppa Fazzio Perri. Perri attended the Carbon High School in Price, Utah and graduated with the class of 1944. He married Ellen Casella on June 22, 1946 in Helper, Utah and she preceded him in death June 13, 2013. Perri worked for...

  • Gale H. Clark

    Apr 13, 2016

    Gale H. Clark of Green River, 86, died peacefully in his sleep on April 6, 2016. He had been a resident of the Westward Heights Care Center in Lander for the past three years. Gale was born at home on a farm east of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Aug. 3, 1927. Gale was the sixth of ten children born to Albert and Delphia Clark. He and his siblings attended a rural school there. The family relocated to Loveland, Colo., in the mid-1930's and Gale enrolled in public schools there, graduating high school in...

  • William Todd Malonek

    Apr 13, 2016

    William Todd Malonek, 56, of Green River, passed away April 8, 2016 at his home. He was born on Dec. 15, 1960 in Phoenix, the son of Robert Nells and Jacqueline Abbott Malonek. Malonek attended schools in Seal Beach, Calif., and was a 1978 graduate of the Los Amitos High School. He was the manager of the Malonek Apartments for 11 years and was a soccer coach for Green River High School. His interests were volunteering to coach soccer and was an avid sports fan. Survivors include his mother...

  • Jerry Mivshek Jr.

    Apr 13, 2016

    Jerry Mivshek Jr., 83, of Rock Springs passed away April 1, 2016 at the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. A lifelong resident of Wyoming, Mivshek died following a sudden illness. He was born on Sept. 30, 1932 in Rock Springs, the son of Jerry Mivshek and Anna Stefoin Mivshek. Mivshek attended schools in Rock Springs and was a 1953 graduate of the Rock Springs High School. He married Patricia "Pat" Willis on May 21, 1976 in Las Vegas and she preceded him in death on Sept. 26, 2015. Mivshek...

  • Coffee shop to give one jitters

    Lillian Palmer, Staff Writer|Apr 13, 2016

    Locally-loved drive-thru coffee shop Java Connection got the "Jitters" recently. This bustling business has a new owner and a face lift. Susan Murphy reopened the coffee shop Feb. 27, as Jitters. In recent years, the locally owned drive-thru coffee shop and ice cream shop at 705 Uinta Drive has been a seasonal business. Pat and Tom Tucker owned the duo shop on Green River's main drag for years, where many residents frequented and regulars knew their favorite concoctions. Murphy was one of those...

  • Guild Mortgage Company opens in GR

    Lillian Palmer, Staff Writer|Apr 13, 2016

    A Guild Mortgage Company branch opened up its doors at 541 E. Flaming Gorge Way with a ribbon cutting March 29. Green River resident Miranda Barrett decided to open up the branch location in Green River after she was asked by Guild if she would like to head a branch location in the area. She'd been working with Guild for about a year before then, only on the banking side of operations. Before starting with Guild in last November, she'd worked at a local bank, working with mortgage companies on l...

  • Transfer station site debated

    Lillian Palmer, Staff Writer|Apr 13, 2016

    Discussion at Tuesday’s city council workshop debated the possibility of where the future city’s solid waste transfer station should be built. It’s been planned for the city’s landfill to close in the year 2017, and a transfer station to take its place, to transfer Green River’s waste to Rock Springs’ landfill. The location of the future transfer station has been planned to be located where the current scale house for the landfill is now, on the corner of Upland Way and the gateway to highway...

  • Man accused of injuring children

    Stephanie Thompson, People Editor|Apr 13, 2016

    A man accused of abusing his children claims the children’s bruises were from sledding; and his girl’s wrist injuries were from rubber bands. Jose Alberto Partida Sr., 34, of Green River appeared in the Third District Court of Judge Richard Lavery at an arraignment to a felony charge of child abuse. If Partida Sr. is found guilty of the felony, he could face a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a maximum fine of $10,000. According to court documents, Feb. 12, 2016, a Green River Pol...

  • Saying goodbye to a mentor

    David Martin, Editor|Apr 13, 2016

    Green River's soccer community gathered at Wolves Stadium Saturday evening to remember and honor a longtime Green River soccer coach. Standing under a dark sky and holding Styrofoam cups containing lit candles with the words "for Todd" written on the side lit, the group formed a circle around the large GR at the center of the field. Holding those cups long after the Styrofoam started to melt and speaking through both smiles and tears, they spoke about the impact he had on their lives. Todd...

  • District approves summer work

    David Martin, Editor|Apr 13, 2016

    The summer will be a busy one for Sweetwater County School District No. 2 as a multitude of projects will be underway during the break. Tuesday night, the district’s board of trustees approved a variety of work and project bids for projects involving security cameras, cement work and a track replacement project at Green River High School. Six concrete projects, which include work at the GRHS commons area, was approved by the district for a total of $112,904. Regarding the high school commons a...

  • Deborah Marie (Stassinos) White

    Apr 13, 2016

    Deborah Marie (Stassinos) White, 61, died April 10, 2016. Deborah was born in Rock Springs Aug. 24, 1954, and was a lifelong resident of the community. She was the first child and the oldest daughter, of the late Harry and Evelyn M. (Asay) Stassinos. Deb was devoted to her family and her grandchildren were the center of her universe. The family and friends in her life were numerous. She was most grateful for the people closest to her for teaching her, loving her and being in her life. She loved...

  • Children enjoy toddler time

    Stephanie Thompson, People Editor|Apr 13, 2016

    The toddlers dancing, hopping up and down and listening to stories couldn't have cared less whether is was National Library Week. However, the adults listening to Green River Mayor Pete Rust's proclamation about National Library Week at the Sweetwater County Library Monday did seem to care and were grateful for all of the programs, like toddler time, the libraries host on a weekly basis. Library patron Kendall Valenciano said she loves how her children can interact with other children her age,...

  • Spaghetti dinner with a purpose

    Stephanie Thompson, People Editor|Apr 13, 2016

    Trinity Kellum will always be different. Her family knew shortly after she was born, something was different about their child, yet the family still considers Trinity a blessing. Shortly after her birth, Trinity was diagnosed with lobar holoprosencephaly. HPE occurs when the brain does not divide properly into its left and right hemispheres during its development. This improper division in the brain also results in facial abnormalities as well. There are four types of HPE and the type Trinity wa...

  • Learn to make a traveler's bracelet

    Apr 13, 2016

    Jewelry making instructor and Community Fine Arts Center assistant director Jennifer Messer is teaching March's class the "Traveler Bracelet" Friday. This project will help students layer leather or cord, beads and charms to make a fun personal bracelet. The final spring class will be May's "Chandelier Earrings" before the summer class schedule starts at the end of June. "These bracelets are so fun because it is so easy to add on to them," Messer said. "You can attach charms from trips, use bead...

  • Cookies help kids learn legislative process

    Lillian Palmer, Staff Writer|Apr 13, 2016

    Determining how many people a cookie can feed was something students were asked to do. A third grade class and a kindergarten class at Harrison elementary school answered this question when representative Stan Blake visited them Tuesday. The visit was part of the Legislator in the Classroom program. Blake visited with the students and taught them about the legislative process and the importance of voting. During Blake's visit, he produced a simulation of a bill being drafted and then amended;...

  • Discuss metaphysical topics

    Apr 13, 2016

    Those who are curious about metaphysical topics or have information about a metaphysical topic they would like to share with others, will want to attend a library event. The Sweetwater County Library is hosting its next Let’s Get Metaphysical event at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 19. This month’s event will be an open forum of metaphysical topics. “We wanted to give people the opportunity to explore whatever metaphysical issue interests them,” Bianca Jorgensen, reference librarian and event organizer, said. “We want to invite people to bring top...

  • Births

    Apr 13, 2016

    Jolena Michele Townsend Jesse Townsend and Joanna Clement of Rock Springs recently announced the birth of their daughter Jolena Michele Townsend. She was born March 28, 2016, at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. Aryia Celeste-Griselda Aguirre Caitlyn Keelin and Joe Aguirre of Rock Springs recently announced the birth of their daughter Aryia Celeste-Griselda Aguirre. She was born March 22, 2016, at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. Eziquio Zeke Hinojosa Alicia Vaquera and Juan Hinojosa of Green River recently announced the birth of...

  • Afternoon pool entertains few at senior center

    Stephanie Thompson, People Editor|Apr 13, 2016

    Most afternoons, it is just the three of them. Lining up shots, calculating angles and then finally hitting the ball. A crack sounds as the cue ball strikes the striped ball. Don Jones and Tim Anson were at the Golden Hour Senior Center's billiard room again, trying to perfect their shots. Their friend didn't want mentioned in the paper, but he was still playing pool just the same. Anson was preparing for an upcoming league tournament, while Jones was just playing for the fun of it. "League pool...

  • Senior menus/activities

    Apr 13, 2016

    Castle Rock Rehabilitation Center Menu April 14-20 Thursday — Continental breakfast —Cream of Wheat, egg of choice, bacon, toast Brunch/breakfast — Pears, hard-boiled egg and cheese slice, beef stroganoff over noodles, wilted spinach salad Fiesta snack — Cook’s choice snack Supper — Hawaiian chicken salad sandwich over a croissant Friday — Continental breakfast — Oatmeal, biscuits and sausage gravy Brunch/breakfast — Pineapple upside down cake, Luau pot luck, pulled pork sandwich, tropical sides Fiesta snack — Cook’s choice snack Supper ...

  • Wolves seek another shot at state tournament

    David Martin, Editor|Apr 13, 2016

    With two wins under their belt, the Green River High School Boys Varsity Soccer team are making strides towards a return appearance at the state soccer tournament in Sheridan. That’s the goal head coach Chris Bieber has for his team. The team’s most recent victory, a 2-1 win over Riverton at home Friday, featured what Beiber referred to as 20 minutes of the team’s best work of the season so far, he sees a lot of work that needs to be done between now and the state tournament. Those 20 minut...

  • Lady Wolves soccer starts season with two-win streak

    Lillian Palmer, Staff Writer|Apr 13, 2016

    Enter the 2016 Green River High School girls' soccer team; they're fresh, they're new and improving from the start. This budding team earned two wins out of their first three games this season. Their first game of the season, against Star Valley, gave the Lady Wolves a rough start. Star Valley took the game 2-0. Despite that early loss, Green River got back on top during their second game April 5 against Evanston. The game went into overtime, with Green River winning 3-1. The Lady Wolves also...

  • Track team off to a good start

    David Martin, Editor|Apr 13, 2016

    Early into the season, Green River High School's track and field program already have standouts expected to do well at the state meet in Casper May 19-21. "The kids have been working hard," head coach Dan Hansen said. Hansen said the main goal at this time is to help the athletes get into shape for the later competitions and refine their technique. While preparation is key early in the season, Hansen said he's seen some surprise performances as well. Hansen said some of the girls have stood out...

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