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 By Staff Report    City    April 29, 2020

Graduations finalized

Graduation ceremonies for Green River High School and Expedition Academy have been finalized after the COVID-19 pandemic forced a cancellation of public gatherings. Last week, Sweetwater County School District No. 2 announced graduation ceremonies wo...

 
 By David Martin    City    April 29, 2020

City approves water main work

The Green River City Council approved a water improvement project on North 3rd West Street, scheduled to take place later this year. The project approval was originally tabled by the Council April 7....

 
 By David Martin    City    April 29, 2020

Freeman won't seek re-election

John Freeman is retiring from the Wyoming Legislature. Freeman, a Democrat representing Green River in House District 60, announced he will not seek re-election to the position he's held since 2011....

 
 By David Martin    County    April 29, 2020

MHSC: Disinfectants are harmful if used improperly

During a national press conference last week, President Donald Trump speculated about the potential use of disinfecting agents as a treatment for COVID-19 infections during a press conference about th...

 
 By David Martin    City    April 29, 2020

Barney seeks election to House District 60

Former Green River City Councilman Ted Barney will seek election to the Wyoming Legislature's House District 60. Barney will run as a Republican, setting up a primary election contest between him and...

 

Leona H. Wengert

Leona H. Wengert, 96, of Mission at the Villa ALF, Green River, Wyoming, and formerly of Seminole, Fla., passed away April 22, 2020 in Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. Leona married WWII...

 

Claudio Carrasco

Claudio Carrasco, 81, passed away Thursday, April 23, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was a resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was born on October 29, 1938 in Chihuahua,...

 

Claudia Young

Claudia Young, 71, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2020 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. She was a life-long resident of Wyoming. Ms. Young was born on January 5, 1948 in Rock Springs,...

 

Rhonda Shaw

Rhonda Shaw, 67, of Rock Springs, Wyoming passed away on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at her home. She was born on May 24, 1952 in Lusk, Wyoming, the daughter of Samuel Arthur Coen Jr. and Arlene May...

 

James Ruggera

James Ruggera, 70, of Rock Springs passed away April 19th, 2020 at his home surrounded by his wife and daughter. He was born to David Joseph Ruggera and Anna Eva (Ribovich) Ruggera on August 21st,...

 
 By David Martin    Opinion    April 29, 2020

Bleach is bad for you, right?

There is a lot to unpack this week. Who would have thought the President of the United States of America, a person in a position that arguably demands a high degree of intelligence regardless of who...

 
 By Lu Sweet    Opinion    April 29, 2020

Lifelong Learning: Old dogs and new tricks

During this time where I am working from home, I am trying to focus on a growth mindset for me personally. In addition to working from home, I am homeschooling my three littles and enjoying my three older children being at home, even though I wish...

 

College presidents urge students to 'finish strong'

With the coronavirus outbreak, we have all had to adapt to new ways of doing things. The majority of you are adjusting to online or remote learning from your homes, faculty are transitioning to virtual classrooms from their homes, and staff are suppo...

 
 By Kerry Drake    Opinion    April 29, 2020

Kudos to Legislature, Gov. for protecting landlords, tenants

Observers have long dreaded the arrival of an economic perfect storm in Wyoming, but not even the most pessimistic of the bunch imagined the epic collapse that a recent Legislative Service Office memo says is in store for the state. Its “optimistic...

 
 By Mark Davis    News    April 29, 2020

Sage grouse numbers expected to fall

POWELL - Greater sage grouse numbers are expected to continue dropping across the West for the fourth year in a row, alarming scientists and conservation officials. It also raises questions of...

 
 By Seth Klamann    News    April 29, 2020

Wyoming schools receive $32.5M in aid

CASPER – Wyoming has received roughly $32.5 million in federal funding to help its 48 school districts offset costs incurred because of the novel coronavirus, the state announced last week. The money, part of the gargantuan stimulus bill passed by...

 
 By Greg Johnson    News    April 29, 2020

300 laid off from Powder River Basin mines

GILLETTE — The Powder River Basin’s coal workforce shrunk by about 6% Thursday with the layoff of 300 workers from three mines. Peabody Energy Corp. employees were informed Thursday that about 170 employees have been laid off from the North Antel...

 

Western instructors adapt to virtual classes

From Western Wyoming Community College Western Wyoming Community College has worked diligently to adapt to virtual function amidst the COVID-19 crisis. Western’s faculty have come up with innovative new ways to teach their previously in-person...

 
 By David Martin    People    April 29, 2020

Rekindling a high school tradition

Twin sisters graduating from Green River High School decided to restart what was once a yearly tradition for seniors, visible to thousands in the city. Kierstyn and Adrienne Revelli, with help from...

 

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