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GR speech coach honored

For the past 12 years, this woman has dedicated her time to making Green River one of the most competitive teams in Wyoming and that dedication hasn't gone unnoticed. Head Green River High School...


Biker memorial constructed to honor those who died

A man from Cody is traveling around Wyoming trying to spread to word about the Fallen Biker Memorial he built. The biker memorial Mike DeGlau constructed throughout most of the summer last year is...


Head Start health event a success

For the first time, Head Start hosted a Health and Safety Fair at its Rock Spring facility last week. Despite the event taking place in Rock Springs, Green River Head Start children and parents were...


Volunteers appreciated at luncheon

It was time to recognize those who give their time to volunteering. To those who may dedicate a lot of time volunteering and for those who volunteer when they can. It didn’t matter how much time...


Our View:Taxpayers should be thanked

Sweetwater County taxpayers deserve a hearty thank you from elected officials. The county’s municipal governments received $5.3 million in excess taxes collected through the 2012 special purpose tax, commonly known as the sixth-penny tax.... Full story

 By Kerry Drake    Opinion    April 17, 2019

University owes residents an explanation of President's firing

I covered the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees for six years in the 1990s, through turbulent times that included academic and athletic program eliminations, proposed facility closures and controversies over academic freedom. Those challenges...

 By David Martin    Sports    April 17, 2019

Seeking improvement over break

Residents driving by Wolves Stadium Monday evening would have seen the Wolves soccer team working hard at a time when most high school students are enjoying spring break. For head coach Chris Bieber,... Full story


Lady Wolves are learning from losses

The Lady Wolves soccer team continues to learn where their strengths are and where they need to improve. Last week was a busy week for the Lady Wolves with three games to play. The first game took...

 By Pete Rust    Sports    April 17, 2019

Track team competes at Riverton invite

Due to spring break, the Green River Wolves Track Team took a small group of 18 athletes to Riverton this past Saturday for an in state meet which included the host Riverton and several central and northern Wyoming schools. There were three Green... Full story

 By David Martin    Sports    April 17, 2019

New cheerleading coach chosen for GRHS

A new coach has been selected to head up Green River High School's cheerleading program. According to Tony Beardsley, Sweetwater County School District No. 2's Athletics Director, Allison Meredith...


Formation of board questioned

Despite a request, no names were put forward to represent the county on a county-wide economic board. The Sweetwater County Commissioners aren’t quite sure what the intentions are to move the... Full story


Airport may receive funding

The Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport may receive funding from the county to help pay for design of the commercial terminal. Pending an approval of a budget amendment in the amount of $133,333 at... Full story

 By David Martin    City    April 17, 2019

Solid waste meeting set for April 30

A workshop meeting set for April 30 will give the Green River City Council a chance to discuss a discount for residents aged 62 and older and the future of Wyoming Waste Systems recycling program....

 By David Martin    City    April 17, 2019

Developments made in burglary investigations

The Green River Police Department is making progress in investigations regarding several burglaries occurring in the city during the past few months. According to Jamie Green, spokeswoman for the...

 By Staff Report    County    April 17, 2019

Commissioners award scholarships

The Sweetwater County Board of County Commissioners selected three area high school seniors for the $1,000 scholarships offered by the county. Amongst those awarded the scholarship is Green River High School student Erik Gwaltney. The commissioners... Full story

 By David Martin    County    April 17, 2019

MHSC earns CT accreditation

Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County earned a three year accreditation in computed tomography from the American College of Radiology according to a recent release from the hospital. According to... Full story


Walter Richard (Dick) Bennett

Walter Richard (Dick) Bennett, 87, passed away surrounded by family April 9, 2019, at the University of Utah hospital. He was born June 17, 1931, in Green River, the son of William E. Bennett and Ann...


Roberta (Janie) Jane Brown

Roberta (Janie) Jane Brown, 61, of Rock Springs died April 13, 2019, at the Huntsman Cancer Institute surrounded by her loved ones. She was born May 8, 1957, in Rock Springs, the daughter of Robert...


Jack Lloyd

Jack Lloyd, 80, of Rock Springs passed away April 11, 2019, at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County.  A resident of Rock Springs since 1969 and former resident of Cokeville, Lloyd died following a... Full story


Carol Belen Stevenson

Carol Belen Stevenson, 73, of Rock Springs died April 11, 2019, at her home surrounded by her loved ones. She was born Dec.16, 1945, in Price, Utah, the daughter of Jesus Lopez and Maria Gonzales....


Antone F. Pivik

Antone F. Pivik, 90, of Rock Springs, passed away April 15, 2019, at the Sage View Care Center. He had been a lifelong resident of Rock Springs and died following a lengthy illness. He was born...


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