Articles from the April 20, 2023 edition


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  • Chamber presents community awards

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Apr 20, 2023

    Community members and local businesses who have made a difference in Green River were recognized during the Green River Chamber of Commerce's Awards Luncheon Tuesday afternoon. The 2023 Distinguished Citizen of the Year Award was given to Tom Wilson. Mayor Pete Rust presented the award and shared Wilson's long history in Green River and many contributions to the community. Wilson was a standout football player for Green River High School, which he graduated from in 1947 with multiple...

  • City plans to address potholes

    David Martin, Contributor|Apr 20, 2023

    As anyone driving in Wyoming can attest, the ice and snow of the winter months result in potholes developing in roads and streets. The severe winter storms that have passed through the area have left their marks on Green River's streets, and while the city has material ready to fill those potholes, the weather hasn't been accommodating. "It's been a bad year for it," Public Works Director Mark Westenskow said. The city has 32 tons of patching material ready for use. While streets workers have...

  • GRPD announces Interim Chief of Police

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Apr 20, 2023

    The Green River Police Department has announced that the Interim Chief of Police filling the shoes left by Chief Tom Jarvie will be Captain Shaun Sturlaugson. Sturlaugson has over 23 years of Law Enforcement experience and has been with the GRPD since 2004. "Shaun has filled in several times for the Chief over the years and has recently shadowed in many other areas, getting up to speed on the duties of the role," the GRPD said. "While Shaun recognizes the challenge, he feels the department and... Full story

  • Council urged to seek input on animal ordinance, leash laws

    David Martin, Contributor|Apr 20, 2023

    When Haley Rawlings talks about George, it’s easy to get a sense of his personality. He’s playful, friendly, and somewhat nosey. He enjoys the chance to run in the desert or around his neighborhood. He loves exploring the Scotts Bottom area and Greenbelt He’s also a border collie training to become a therapy dog. Rawlings spoke to the Green River City Council Tuesday evening to urge the governing body to seek input from more pet owners regarding a rewritten animal-at-large ordinance under consi...

  • Thelma "Diane" Purviance

    Apr 20, 2023

    Thelma "Diane" Purviance, 70, passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side Tuesday, April 4, 2023 in Rock Springs, Wyoming. She was a longtime resident of Rock Springs and a former resident of Kansas City, Missouri. She was born July 17, 1952 in Jackson County, Missouri; the daughter of Robert Lee Hennessey and Naomi Ruth Greenly. Diane attended schools in Torrington, Wyoming. She attended beauty college in Scottsbluff, Nebraska where she received her certificate. She married the... Full story

  • Robert Grunder

    Apr 20, 2023

    Robert Grunder, 40, passed away Monday, April 10, 2023 at his home in Farson, Wyoming. He was a resident of Farson for 25 years and former resident of Evanston, Wyoming and Utah. He was born September 19, 1982 in Phoenix, Arizona; the son of Jerry Grunder and Joann Lavery. Robert attended schools in Evanston and Farson, Wyoming. He worked for Lewis and Lewis for four years as a Road Paver. Mr. Grunder was a Cashier at a Service Station in Farson, Wyoming. He enjoyed watching television;... Full story

  • Roberta "Bert" Mandros

    Apr 20, 2023

    Roberta "Bert" Mandros, 85, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at her home Friday, April 14, 2023 in Green River, Wyoming. She was a resident of Sweetwater County for 70 years and former resident of Grand Island, Nebraska. She was born August 7, 1937 in Grand Island, Nebraska; the daughter of Robert Morris and Elizabeth Johnston. Mrs. Mandros attended schools in Grand Island, Rock Springs and Green River and was a 1955 graduate of Lincoln High School. She attended Business School... Full story

  • Leslie Frances-Edgmon Doak

    Apr 20, 2023

    Leslie Frances-Edgmon Doak, 58, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Friday, April 14, 2023. She was a resident of Green River, Wyoming for the past 33 years. She was born February 22, 1964 in Buffalo, Texas; the daughter of Marvin William Edgmon Jr. and Laura Frances Moss. Leslie was the youngest of three children. Following in their fathers work the family traveled and resided in Spain, South America and many cities across the United States including Rock Springs,... Full story

  • Robert "Bob" Legerski

    Apr 20, 2023

    Robert "Bob" Legerski, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones Friday, April 14, 2023, at his home in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was a life-long resident of Rock Springs. He battled courageously for life until the end. He was born April 24, 1959 in Rock Springs; the son of Joseph Legerski and Edith "Bonnie" Legerski. Bob attended schools in Rock Springs and was a 1977 graduate of Rock Springs High School. He attended University of Wyoming and received his Bachelors of Science Degree... Full story

  • Theodore (Ted) Paul Meronk Jr.

    Apr 20, 2023

    Theodore (Ted) Paul Meronk Jr., 79, of Rock Springs, WY, passed away on April 10, 2023 after battling long term health issues. He was born September 8, 1943 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the son of Ruth Freseth and Ted Meronk Sr. He married Valerie Vugrinec on October 11, 1975 in Land O' Lakes, Wisconsin. Valarie passed away in 2018, and Ted's health declined since. Ted was a proud father and grandfather. In his prime, Ted enjoyed the outdoors; hunting, fishing, and camping with his family. He also e... Full story

  • Raelynn Rose Caddy

    Apr 20, 2023

    Raelynn Rose Caddy was delivered stillborn on Thursday, April 13, 2023 in Rock Springs, Wyoming, to loving parents Emily and Colt Caddy. She was 7lbs. 4.1oz. and 21in. long. Raelynn is loved by many and will be greatly missed. She is survived by her parents Colt and Emily Caddy, brother Cayson Caddy, paternal grandparents Kat Caddy-Dowley and Jim Dowley, maternal grandparents Scott and Jeanne Sorensen, and many aunts, uncles and cousins. She is preceded in death by her paternal Grandpa, Rodney... Full story

  • Maria Lourdes "Marie Lou" Sharp

    Apr 20, 2023

    Maria Lourdes "Marie Lou" Sharp, 82, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Tuesday, April 11, 2023, at her home in Rock Springs, Wyoming. She died following a lengthy illness. She was born February 11, 1941, in the city of Manila, Philippines; the daughter of Dr. Delfin Rosales Parejas and Rosita Marasignan Arreglado. Marie Lou attended schools in the city of Manila, Philippines. She was a 1957 graduate of Paco Catholic School. She earned her Bachelors of Science Degree in Business... Full story

  • Super Mario Bros is a super good time

    David Martin, Contributor|Apr 20, 2023

    It really isn’t a surprise the “Super Mario Bros. Movie” made a huge pile of cash in its first weekend at the box office. It might be surprising for some to hear the movie had the second-strongest opening weekend for an animated feature on record and has had the highest-grossing opening weekend of a film this year – something Disney has likely taken note of. What might be most surprising is the film is an enjoyable view of a world that has mostly existed in the realm of video games. From a...

  • Hospital welcomes new staff members

    Deb Sutton, Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County Marketing Director|Apr 20, 2023

    Hospital has new Emergency Management Coordinator Stevie Nosich is Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County's new Emergency Management Coordinator. Nosich, the hospital's environmental safety officer, accepted the additional responsibilities in February. She replaces David Beltran who recently retired. Tami Love, MHSC Chief Financial Officer, said Nosich is a perfect fit for the job. "Stevie has always gone above and beyond in all of her prior positions," Love said. "We are excited to have her ent... Full story

  • Green River Police Department reports for April 10 - 16

    Apr 20, 2023

    April 10 At 12:50 p.m., Animal Control Officers responded to a report of an injured deer. It was reported the deer had been attacked by a dog and was severely injured. Officers observed the injured deer and contacted the Wyoming Game and Fish Office. Officers received permission to have the deer dispatched and officers dispatched the deer. Officers located the owner of the dog and issued a citation to Leslie Price, of Green River, for alleged animal at large - 2nd offense. Officers gathered information and completed a report of the incident.... Full story

  • Different ends of the theatrical spectrum

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Apr 20, 2023

    For the next few nights, audiences will fill multiple local theaters and watch a few very different productions. Two of the shows people can attend this week are the play "Private Lives" at Western Wyoming Community College and the musical "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" by The Starling Company at the Broadway Theater. These two productions may seem like they're on opposite ends of the spectrum at first glance. "Private Lives" is a straight play (not a musical) and a comedy of manners about wealthy...

  • Museum partners with school districts on third grade social studies curriculum

    Dick Blust, Sweetwater County Historical Museum|Apr 20, 2023

    The Sweetwater County Museum Foundation and the Sweetwater County Historical Museum are partnering with County School Districts No. 1 and No. 2 to produce a social studies textbook on local history for 3rd grade students. The new work is titled "History of Sweetwater County, Wyoming." Teachers from both school districts received pilot textbooks this week for them to try out in their classrooms. The pilot textbooks cover Unit 1 of the local history curriculum, which includes dinosaurs, fossil... Full story

  • Wolves boys soccer loses to Powell and takes a win over Cody

    Jackie Finch, General Manager|Apr 20, 2023

    The Green River Wolves Soccer team hosted games last weekend, and the athletes were excited to hit the field. They have entered their sixth week of the season and have lots of makeup games rescheduled. On Friday, the Wolves lost the conference game against the Powell Panthers with a score of 0-1. The Wolves may not have scored a point, but Eduardo Zarate had seven saves throughout the game, keeping it a low-scoring game. "We needed to take better care of the ball," said Head Coach Josh Webb....

  • Lady Wolves soccer team puts up a fight against Cody and Powell

    Jackie Finch, General Manager|Apr 20, 2023

    The Lady Wolves Soccer team played two home conference games last Friday and Saturday. On Friday, the girls played a conference game against the Powell Lady Panthers. Green River fought to win but lost the game with a score of 3-5. Head Coach Matt Robles felt they struggled finding their footing. Green River got down early and had to fight their way back into the game. The girls put a lot of effort into working back to tie the game at 3-3, but just couldn't get the go-ahead goal. "We looked...

  • Lady Wolves play "nail-biter" game against Rock Springs Tigers

    Jackie Finch, General Manager|Apr 20, 2023

    The Green River Lady Wolves played a "nail-biter" game against the Rock Springs Lady Tigers on Friday. Throughout the game, the Lady Wolves and Lady Tigers stayed neck-and-neck. Starting the seventh inning, Green River and Rock Springs were tied. Green River pulled ahead, taking the lead with a score of 12-11. Unfortunately, Rock Springs scored two more runs, and the Lady Wolves lost the game 12-13. Head Coach Blair Aimone believes Green River could have won the game. The girls struggled with...

  • Track and Field competes in Rock Springs with other teams from Wyoming

    Pete Rust, Contributor|Apr 20, 2023

    This past Saturday, the Green River High School Boys and Girls Track and Field teams competed with 11 other teams from Wyoming at the Ted Schroeder “Meet of Hope” hosted by Rock Springs High School. The girls team finished fifth and the boys team finished fourth overall. Head Track Coach Dan Hansen noted that they didn’t have all their athletes in attendance for various reasons. However, he was pleased with the athletes’ performance under the conditions. The outstanding performance for the Green River boys on the day, and indeed the outstanding...

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