Articles from the April 13, 2016 edition

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Police Reports

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...


Roger "Rocky" Paul Akin I

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... Full story


Donald David Chacon

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... Full story


Michael John Perri Sr.

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... Full story


Gale H. Clark

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... Full story


William Todd Malonek

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... Full story


Jerry Mivshek Jr.

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... Full story


Coffee shop to give one jitters

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...


Guild Mortgage Company opens in GR

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 Riv...

 By Lillian Palmer    City    April 13, 2016

Transfer station site debated

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...


Man accused of injuring children

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...

 By David Martin    People    April 13, 2016

Saying goodbye to a mentor

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...

 By David Martin    City    April 13, 2016

District approves summer work

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...


Deborah Marie (Stassinos) White

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,... Full story


Children enjoy toddler time

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...


Spaghetti dinner with a purpose

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 bir...


Learn to make a traveler's bracelet

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 c...


Cookies help kids learn legislative process

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...


Discuss metaphysical topics

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...



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...


Afternoon pool entertains few at senior center

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 w...


Senior menus/activities

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...

 By David Martin    Sports    April 13, 2016

Wolves seek another shot at state tournament

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...


Lady Wolves soccer starts season with two-win streak

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...

 By David Martin    Sports    April 13, 2016

Track team off to a good start

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...


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