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Articles from the May 1, 2019 edition

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 By David Martin    County    May 1, 2019

Bond set for alleged strip club shooter

Circuit Court Judge John Prokos set bond for Joaquin Leon-Guzman at $750,000 cash or surety Tuesday afternoon, citing Leon-Guzman as a flight risk. Leon-Guzman, 33, is charged with felony aggravated...

 

Don Van Matre, Jr.

Don Van Matre, Jr. passed away Thursday, May 2, 2019, at Sweetwater County Memorial Hospital following an 18-month battle with cancer. He was born June 13, 1942. Don was very grateful to have served h... Full story

 

Fundraisers to help GR teens set

Three teenagers’ families are hosting a fundraiser to help raise money for a trip and a service dog. Jaron Shereda and Timmy Golightly are trying to raise money for a trip to New York City to attend...

 

Green River actors are heading to Broadway

Two Green River High School students are trying to raise money to get to Broadway for the experience of a lifetime. Both sophomore Jaron Shereda and freshman Timmy Golightly have been accepted to the...

 

Teen would like assistance in paying for a service dog

A Green River High School sophomore is trying to raise money to pay for a service dog to help her manage her Type 1 diabetes. "I was diagnosed Oct. 5, 2017, with Type 1 diabetes," Mya Tollefson said....

 

Ten graduate Climb Wyo. program

For 10 single mothers, it was an evening to show family members and the community how important the Climb Wyoming program is to them. Climb Wyoming is a nonprofit organization that provides free job...

 
 By David Martin    People    May 1, 2019

Slaton earns GR recognition

One city resident’s work at clearing snow and ice along a portion of Flaming Gorge Way was recently recognized by the Green River City Council. Throughout the winter and early spring months, Aaron...

 

Volunteers needed to purchase pet supplies

Once again, the Golden Hour Senior Center is participating in the Care for Critters program. According to a press release, the Care for Critters program helps seniors pay for food, vaccines and other...

 

Our View: Economy must diversify

With news that Rocky Mountain Power is considering an early retirement for two of the four units at the Jim Bridger Power Plant, Sweetwater County needs determined and thoughtful leadership now more than any time in the last 30 years. One thing we...

 

Stop using gas chambers to euthanize unwanted pets

Dear Editor, I want to shed some light on my discussion at the budget meeting  (April 24, 2019) at the Rock Springs city hall. I spoke about my concerns of the tax payers dollars being used to keep the gas chamber to euthanize unwanted pets and...

 
 By David Martin    Opinion    May 1, 2019

Officials needed invites

Sitting at Rocky Mountain Power’s presentation last week, there was something missing at the meeting. Representatives from the Rock Springs municipal government were in attendance, as were...

 

My trusty old pen and notebook

It seems as though more and more people comment on my taking notes by what they consider an “old-school” technique. Is using a pen and paper really considered an “old-school” technique? I...

 

Virginia Rae "Ginger" Bryson

Virginia Rae "Ginger" Bryson, 60, of Green River, passed away Monday, April 29, 2019, in Rock Springs. A longtime resident of Green River and former resident of Clovis, N.M., Ginger died following an...

 

Suzanne J. Gennett

Suzanne J. Gennett, 84, passed away April 26, 2019, at her home in Rock Springs. She was a resident of Rock Springs for the past 10 years and is a former resident of Charlevoix, Mich. Gennett was born Oct. 7, 1934, in Charlevoix, Mich.; the daughter...

 

Bernadette Marie Hamby

Bernadette Marie Hamby, 49, of Fort Collins, Colo., passed away on April 13, 2019, with her family by her side. She was born March 20, 1970, in Kamiah, Idaho. She was the daughter of Douglas and...

 

Arthur G. Pacheco

A longtime resident of Green River, Arthur G. Pacheco, 66, passed away April 21, 2019, at his home in Delta, Colo., following a long illness. Art was born Jan. 18, 1953, to Arthur and Francis...

 

Mary Ellen Nelson

Mary Ellen Nelson, 82, passed away Feb. 1, 2019, at her home in Rock Springs. She was a resident of Rock Springs for the past two years and is a former resident of Oklahoma. Nelson was born May 28,... Full story

 
 By David Martin    County    May 1, 2019

Impact of RMP study unknown

How an early retirement of two units at the Jim Bridger Power Plant will impact the county’s valuation remains to be seen, but Sweetwater County Assessor Dave Divis said the valuation of the plant...

 
 By Stephanie Thompson    City    May 1, 2019

GR man charged with 2 felonies

A Green River man accused of strangling and throwing his pregnant girlfriend through a closet door is facing prison time for two felony charges. Michael Junior Martinez, 41, appeared in the Third...

 
 By David Martin    County    May 1, 2019

Airport hosts active shooter drill

As 147 people prepared to board a direct flight to Wendover, Nev., for long weekend of fun Saturday afternoon, airport and emergency management officials prepared for a situation everyone hopes won't...

 
 By David Martin    City    May 1, 2019

Residents express recycling woes

A discussion about a proposed senior discount for Green River residents shifted focus to the curbside recycling program offered by Wyoming Waste Management Tuesday evening, with many residents...

 
 By Pete Rust    Sports    May 1, 2019

Track team fares well at Utah meet

On Saturday the Wolves traveled South to Morgan, Utah, to compete with five other Wyoming teams and 23 Utah teams. In the boys 4X800 meter relay, the Wolves took second place with a strong team that...

 
 By Pete Rust    Sports    May 1, 2019

Team competes at midweek Evanston meet

The Green River Wolves Track Team started a busy week of track Wednesday when they competed in the Evanston Invitational with eight other Southwest Wyoming teams. In the relays, the Lady Wolves took third out of five teams in the 4X800 relay, while...

 

Lady Wolves break even with RS, Evanston games

Coming off of a 5-1, win against Star Valley last Tuesday, the Lady Wolves were ready to take on Rock Springs and Evanston. "Star Valley was a complete game for us," head coach Tracy Wyant said. "I do...

 

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