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Articles from the April 22, 2015 edition

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 By David Martin    City    April 22, 2015

Finance director resigns

After nearly 14 years with the City of Green River, Finance Director Jeff Nieters is saying goodbye. His last day will be June 2. Nieters said he plans to move to Cheyenne to join his wife, who was...

 
 By David Martin    City    April 22, 2015

Resident wants street paved

The dust and the mud have gotten to be too much for residents along one Green River street and they’re asking the city to pave it. During the public comment portion of last night’s Green River City Council meeting, Jim Rockhold approached the...

 
 By David Martin    County    April 22, 2015

County rejects hospital bonds

Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County won’t be building their proposed ambulatory surgery center in the near future. The Sweetwater County Commissioners voted unanimously against allowing the hospital to apply for revenue bonds it sought to pay fo...

 

GR businessman accused of theft, fraud

A Green River businessman accused of theft and trying to obtain property by false pretenses pleaded not guilty to the two felony charges. On Monday Jeffrey T. Wharton appeared in the Third District Court of Judge Nena James at an arraignment to...

 

Virginia Grace Skorcz

Virginia Grace Skorcz, 67, of Farson passed away April 19, 2015 at the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City. A longtime resident of Farson, Skorcz died following a lengthy illness....

 

Douglas Paul Osborne

Douglas Paul Osborne, 48, of Rock Springs passed away April 10, 2015 at Intermountain Health Care Center in Murray, Utah, where he had been a patient for one week.  A long time resident of Rock Sprin...

 

Michael Wayne Hunt Sr.

Michael Wayne Hunt Sr. 67, of Park City, Mont. and former 35-year resident of Opal passed away April 16, 2015. He was born July 30, 1947 to Louis and Betty Hunt in Essex, Mo. Upon graduating from Boron High School in California, Hunt was drafted into...

 

Mariam Louise Banks

Mariam Louise Banks, 94, passed away April 15, 2015 in Ogden, Utah. She was born on Feb. 19, 1921 in Lyman to Walter Smith and Emily Louise (Bluemel) Tanner. She married Walter H. Banks on April 5,...

 

Mary Jane Morrison

Mary Jane Morrison, 62, of Green River passed away April 10, 2015 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. A long time resident of Green River, Morrison died following a lengthy illness. She was...

 

Our View: It's not all doom and gloom

Sometimes, it’s easy to get caught up in the negative aspects of the world. Wars, disease, famine and corruption run rampant across the globe and while we here in Green River are spared from those social ills, it isn’t hard to open up a web brows...

 
 By Linda Roosa    Opinion    April 22, 2015

Notes from Town Square: Is the city going green?

Officially Earth Day is April 22, and 2015 marks the 45th anniversary of the very first Earth Day festival. Earth Day Network’s year-round mission is to broaden, diversify and activate the environmental movement worldwide, through a combination of...

 

Letter: Resource available for the bullied

Dear Editor, This letter is for Michelle Nelson who wrote the sad letter entitled, ‘Why is my child not safe at school?’. It was on Page 8 in the Thursday, April 2, 2015 edition of the Rock Springs Daily Rocket-Miner. I also write this letter...

 

Letter: Gerrymandering blamed for GOP successes

Dear Editor, Why all of a sudden do Republicans have a large majority in the House of Representatives. It certainly can’t be because American voters loved the last six years of “do-nothing” Republican obstruction and extremism.  Republicans...

 

Locking myself out, again...

As soon as I heard my car beep to notify me that it was locking I knew I was in trouble. With my work camera in hand I quickly tried all of the doors. No luck. I tried the tailgate. No luck. This...

 

Snowy weather and the idiots it brings

I’m currently looking out the window to an intense, yet beautiful spring snow storm. Even living in Wyoming, it amazes me when the spring or early fall snow comes and people suddenly act like Green River is Jamaica and this should never be...

 

Children's literature can be transforming

There’s a magic in children’s literature that can be transforming. It can help children see other worlds, other perspectives. It can help them travel -- in their imaginations, at least -- to places that they may never be able to actually visit....

 

Patients now grade their local hospitals

The government has just announced its first-ever star ratings of the country’s hospitals based on patients’ assessments of the care they received. Other organizations have dabbled in this ratings business, many of them to make a buck by selling t...

 
 By David Martin    People    April 22, 2015

Tea and treats for a worthy cause

It was a scene reminiscent of a victorian novel. Ornate teacups and saucers arranged on tables in intricate settings, many of which were filled with colorful and hot liquids. Large trays and platters...

 
 By Staff Report    County    April 22, 2015

Narcotics Arrest Group nabs two wanted on drug charges

County deputies and detectives assigned to the Sheriff’s Narcotics Arrest Group unit arrested two people wanted on various charges on April 17. Sweetwater County Sheriff Mike Lowell said Deputy Sheriffs Amanda Buller and Mike Merkley followed up...

 
 By David Martin    People    April 22, 2015

GR cops take on seniors at Wii Bowling

Often, when someone is dealing with the Green River Police Department, it's usually in regards to a crime, civil problem or a traffic stop. However, Thursday morning, members of the Golden Hour...

 
 By David Martin    People    April 22, 2015

Kids enjoy spring weekend events

Children throughout Sweetwater County had a chance to learn, volunteer and have fun last weekend. The city hosted its annual Earth Day Fair Saturday morning on Expedition Island and in the...

 

School, scouting service recognized

Well-known educator and Scoutmaster Dennis Freeman was humbled when his name was called as one of recipients of the 2015 Green River Distinguished Citizen of the Year award. This year, two of these awards were given out, and both recipients were...

 

Honored for decades of service given

He has coached swimming for more than 30 years in Green River; and this is just one of the things Randy Walker is known for. Last Wednesday, Walker was one of two who received the 2015 Green River Distinguished Citizen Award at a Green River Chamber...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    April 22, 2015

Boys beat undefeated Jackson

The Green River High School boy’s soccer made a strong statement last week with a first-place finish at the Pinnacle Soccer Cup. The Wolves won four consecutive games over the two-day tournament and defeated Jackson 2-1 in a thrilling championship...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    April 22, 2015

Green River hosts Natrona, Kelly Walsh

While first place in the 4A West standings will be on the line Friday afternoon when the Green River girl’s soccer team hosts Natrona, Green River head coach Tracy Wyant is more concerned about her team playing quality soccer. “We try not to a lo...

 

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