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Articles from the April 29, 2021 edition

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 By David Martin    City    April 29, 2021

Man pleas no contest to murder

A week after arriving in Green River, Christopher Nielsen recalls feeling stressed about not having any job prospects and the possibility of being homeless. He had come to Green River from Utah to...

 
 By David Martin    County    April 29, 2021

Former legislator pleas not guilty to solicitation, interference charges

A former Wyoming Legislator from Green River entered not guilty pleas to misdemeanor charges of solicitation of prostitution and interference with a peace officer Friday afternoon. John Hastert, 62,... Full story

 
 By David Martin    County    April 29, 2021

Vaccine available in county again

The Johnson and John single-shot vaccine is available to Sweetwater County residents after distribution was temporarily halted following reports of blot clotting in rare instances. According to the...

 

Tommy D. Thomas

Tommy D. Thomas, 67, passed away Saturday, April 24, 2021 at his home in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was a life-long resident of Rock Springs. Mr. Thomas was born January 29, 1954 in Rock Springs,...

 

Tammy Nowland

Tammy Nowland, 56, passed away on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at her home in Rock Springs, Wyoming, of a sudden illness. She was a lifelong resident of Rock Springs. Mrs. Nowland was born April 19,...

 

James Leroy "Popeye" Saylor

James Leroy "Popeye" Saylor, 90, passed away Saturday, April 24, 2021 at his home in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was born February 19, 1931 in Sutter, California. He was a proud veteran of the United...

 

Leon Martin Cain

Leon Martin Cain, 62, passed away Sunday, April 18, 2021 in Rock Springs, WY. He was a resident of Sweetwater County for the last 9 years and a former resident of Clayton, California. He was born on...

 

Debbie L. Bodin

Debbie L. Bodin, 67, passed away Saturday, April 24, 2021 at her home in Rock Springs, Wyoming. She was born on July 15, 1953 in Rock Springs, Wyoming, the daughter of Jimmie Elmer Bodin and Verlinda...

 

David Martinez

David Martinez, 62, passed away Tuesday, April 20, 2021 in Evanston, WY. He was a resident of Rock Springs, WY. He was born on March 9, 1959 in Rock Springs, WY, the son of Connie Thomas. David...

 
 By David Martin    People    April 29, 2021

Stout aims for a strike at bowling alley

All Jeff Stout wants to do is give back to Green River. Stout, the owner of both Club 86 and the Hitching Post Restaurant, said he doesn't need the money generated from his recent purchase of the...

 
 By Staff Report    People    April 29, 2021

Lee signs to swim with Fresno Pacific University

Lauren Lee loves being in the water. "From a young age, I fell in love with the water and I don't want to leave," she said. Lee jokes that when she's unable to swim, her parents' water bill goes up. A...

 

MHSC responds to ratings

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Care Compare website refreshed its star ratings. Star ratings are meant to help consumers understand the quality of care provided by hospitals. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services methodology for...

 
 By Pete Rust    Sports    April 29, 2021

Track team impresses at home

On another chilly windy spring day, Green River hosted a a large group of high schools Friday, many they have been competing with throughout season. The larger schools included neighboring Rock...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    April 29, 2021

Soccer teams seek wins against RS Thurs.

Following a week plagued by injury and player absences, the Wolves soccer team is looking to show what they can do at full strength this week against the Rock Springs Tigers Thursday. Both the boys...

 
 By Daniel Bendtsen    News    April 29, 2021

Ambulance services are on life support

The historic revenue crisis facing Wyoming’s state, county and municipal governments is threatening to claim yet another casualty: universally available ambulance service. The state-wide problem is perhaps most acute in Fremont County, where a...

 
 By Mark Davis    News    April 29, 2021

Zebra mussel strike team formed

POWELL — After years of diligently manning aquatic invasive species checkpoints with trained inspectors, testing water systems and preparing for the worst, invasive zebra mussels were delivered to Wyoming via first class mail. For more than a decad...

 

Game and fish begin implementing 2021 bills

The 2021 Wyoming Legislature passed several bills that will make changes to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department laws and regulations. Many of these bills have an impact on the public, too. The following is a summary of the notable Game and...

 

Our View: Wyo. misses out on booming West

Take a brief look at data released from the 2020 census and one thing becomes very clear -- the West is booming. The population growth in many of Wyoming’s neighbors over the last decade is staggering. Utah saw an 18.4% increase in its population....

 

Letter: Thankful medical treatment bill had support

Dear Editor, Well, Wyoming, we almost did it. The House passed the Medical Treatment Opportunity Act, HB162, but the Senate failed us on SF154, Medicaid Expansion with Federal Match Requirements. Representative John Romero-Martinez, how can we ever...

 

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