Articles from the April 25, 2024 edition

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  • Awarding excellence

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Apr 25, 2024

    Green River is a community full of individuals and businesses that work together for the benefit of everyone. Once a year, specific members of the community are recognized for their impact and contributions. This year Green River Chamber of Commerce Awards Luncheon was hosted last Wednesday, and a large crowd gathered to recognize the award recipients. Distinguished Citizen of the Year The Distinguished Citizen of the Year award was given to Krista Kraft in recognition of her hard work...

  • County hears federal partner updates

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Apr 25, 2024

    Sweetwater County works together with a number of federal partners throughout the year, particularly when it comes to managing land and resources in the county. Several of these partners provide an annual update to the county in order to give an overview of what they've been working on and project coming up in the future. The Sweetwater County Board of County Commissioners heard an update from representatives of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Ashley National Forest (ANF), and the...

  • A charming murder mystery

    Apr 25, 2024

    Prince Charming (played by Davin Welch) was one of the many characters, and suspects, in "The Storybook Reunion Murders." The interactive murder myster play was put on by the Green River High School Theater Department and hosted by Golden Hour Senior Center. The dinner also served as a fundraiser for both organizations.... Full story

  • Sandy Allen

    Apr 25, 2024

    Sandy Allen was born in Sturgis, South Dakota on March 29, 1950 to Pat and Grayce Dunn. Sandy spent her childhood moving to various places and states for her dad's work and many trips back home to South Dakota to visit family. Sandy had a very special bond with her cousins, as she was raised as an only child, and she kept close ties to all. She loved them deeply. She married Daniel Allen in a small intimate Ceremony on Nov 4, 1974 and they built their home in the Basin, trying their hand at bein... Full story

  • DeLoy Wyman

    Apr 25, 2024

    DeLoy Wyman, 90, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family Wednesday, April 3, 2024 at Sageview Care Center following a four month illness. He was a 23-year resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming and former resident of Salt Lake City, Utah. He was born April 24, 1933 in Roosevelt, Utah; the son of Ray Wyman and LaVarda Beeler. DeLoy attended schools in Roosevelt, Utah and was a 1951 graduate of Roosevelt High School. He married Carol Flynn and they later divorced. He married Sandra Lynn... Full story

  • Roy Martin Cochran

    Apr 25, 2024

    Roy Martin Cochran, 80, passed away peacefully Thursday, April 11, 2024 surrounded by his family at Sunridge Assisted Living in Roy, Utah. He was a 42-year resident of Green River, Wyoming and former resident of Idaho. He was born December 24, 1943 in Bishop, California; the son of Roy James Cochran and Freida Martin. Mr. Cochran attended schools in California and Mullan, Idaho and was a 1963 graduate at Mullan High School. He married Arlene Katherine Polla November 1, 1975 in Silverton, Idaho....

  • Loy A. Arnoldi

    Apr 25, 2024

    Loy A. Arnoldi, 88, passed away peacefully with his family at his side Friday, March 20, 2024 in Orem, Utah. He was a long-time resident of Sweetwater County. He was born May 1, 1935 in Oasis, Wyoming; the son of Leo Arnoldi and Catherine Paulo. Mr. Arnoldi attended school in Superior, Wyoming and was a 1953 graduate of Superior High School. He attended school at the University of Wyoming and later transferred to Western Wyoming Community College where he received his Associates Degree in... Full story

  • Recognizing human creativity

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Apr 25, 2024

    Can you tell the difference between something created by a computer and something created by a human? This question is increasingly put to the test these days, with the prevalence of artificial intelligence (AI) rising quickly, and AI-generated pictures and text being shared all around us. Last weekend, the same question was put to the test in an especially chaotic and hilarious way thanks to the Actors' Mission's 24 Hour Page to Stage: Man vs. Machine event, which I was insane enough to... Full story

  • Green River Police Department reports for April 15 - 22

    Apr 25, 2024

    Green River Police Department reports for April 15 At 8:35 a.m., officers responded to a report of a student in possession of a vaping device. Officers issued a citation to a juvenile for alleged use/possession of tobacco by a minor - first offense and completed a report of the incident. At 9:25 a.m., officers responded to a report of drugs. At 11:43 a.m., officers responded to a report of an abandoned vehicle. At 3:09 p.m., officers responded to a report of assault. At 7:53 p.m., officers... Full story

  • Mowing cross-country lawns for a cause

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Apr 25, 2024

    Most Green River residents probably didn't notice the black and yellow van that pulled onto Stephens Street, the young man who climbed out of it with a colorful lawnmower, or the woman wearing an ECAN shirt he spoke to. However, the eyes of thousands of people on the internet turned to Green River as Rodney Smith Jr. made his stop there as part of his journey to mow lawns in all 50 states. Smith is the founder of Raising Men and Women Lawn Care, an organization that mows lawns for free for the... Full story

  • Happy 25th wedding anniversary, Youngs

    Apr 25, 2024

    Dustin and Andrea Young are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary. They were married on April 20, 1999 at the Little White Chapel in Las Vegas. They will be celebrating their silver anniversary with an upcoming trip to Belize. Both Dustin and Andrea grew up in Green River. Dustin's parents are Dean Young and LaDonna Carpenter. Andrea's parents are Donald and Cathie Irene. Dustin and Andrea met at a friend's house when they were teenagers, so they've known each other most of their lives.... Full story

  • Rick Carroll will retire from coaching basketball

    Staff Report|Apr 25, 2024

    Sweetwater County School District No. 2 recently announced that Rick Carroll, the Green River High School Girls' Basketball Head Coach, is retiring from his position. Carroll has coached various sports during his tenure in Green River, with his most recent stint being the Girls' Basketball coach. He was the girls' head coach for 19 years, coaching from 1991-1999 and again from 2015-2024. In a span from 1993-97, his girls teams were 118-24. His overall girls' record was 253-207, which is a total... Full story

  • Local students win at State Young Authors competition

    Craig Barringer, SCSD No. 2 Superintendent|Apr 25, 2024

    Eight talented students from Sweetwater County School District No. 2 emerged victorious at the state 2024 Young Authors competition! Two additional students received Honorable Mention recognition. Young Authors is a writing and poetry competition that begins at the local level. Winners then progress to the county level, and finally, the top entries from each county compete at the state level. SWCSD No. 2 students impressed the judges at every stage. At the elementary level, two students were... Full story

  • Track and Field athletes hold their own at home

    Pete Rust, Contributor|Apr 25, 2024

    This past Friday, the Green River High School Boys and Girls Track and Field team hosted their only home meet of the season, the Green River Triangular. It was also Senior Recognition day. The Wolves competed with Rock Springs and Jackson in 17 events for the girls and 18 for the boys. Green River finished second in both the boys and the girls competition, holding their own against Jackson, who has approximately 100 more students than Green River, and Rock Springs, who has over 700 more...

  • Wolves Softball beats Kelly Walsh and Worland

    Jackie Finch, General Manager|Apr 25, 2024

    The Green River Wolves Softball team hosted a conference game against the Natrona County Fillies last Friday. It was an intense first two innings as the score was held 0-0. The Wolves scored two runs in the third inning as Natrona was held to zero. Natrona scored four runs in the fourth inning and took the lead. The Wolves got into some trouble with some errors on the field and couldn't recover. Natrona continued to score while Green River was unable to bring another runner home. Green River los...

  • Wolves Soccer team ranked number one in 3A West

    Jackie Finch, General Manager|Apr 25, 2024

    The Green River Wolves Boys Soccer team continues to win games! The Wolves have won seven consecutive games, six of which were conference games. Green River is ranked first in the 3A West Conference, followed by Cody in second place and Powell in third place. "I don't look at that too much. I just worry about each game," said Head Coach Josh Webb when asked about being ranked first. "But it's awesome!" On Friday, Green River traveled to Lyman to take on the Eagles. The Wolves dominated the...

  • Lady Wolves Soccer team fights for wins

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Apr 25, 2024

    The Lady Wolves fought hard to pull off challenging back-to-back wins on the road last weekend. The Green River High School Girls Soccer team traveled to face off against both Lyman and Mountain View. While the team struggled with mistakes, injuries, and difficulty doing their best, they pulled off game-winning goals once it got down to the wire. "We didn't play particularly well in either game," Head Coach Matthew Robles admitted. Still, he added, "A win's a win, no matter how ugly it is, so we...

  • Wyoming tourism social media goes dark amid wolf furor

    Katie Klingsporn,|Apr 25, 2024

    Wyoming's state tourism agency has suspended social media posts and paid ads relating to wildlife amid the worldwide furor over the wolf abuse and killing in Daniel. The Wyoming Office of Tourism, also known as Travel Wyoming, alerted unknown recipients to the social media suspension in a letter obtained by WyoFile. "I know you are all well aware of the public criticism over the wolf abuse by a resident," read the email, which came from the office's Senior Communication Manager Piper Singer... Full story