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Articles from the May 5, 2022 edition

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 By Hannah Romero    City    May 5, 2022

Commissioner, councilwoman clash over ambulances

As discussions about providing and funding ambulance services in Sweetwater County continue, so do tensions connected to those discussions. During Tuesday’s Sweetwater County Commissioners meeting,...

 By David Martin    County    May 5, 2022

Survey results seen as promising for tax push

A recent survey of residents about their views on a potential specific purpose sales tax is considered promising by local leaders and has already had impact on the types of projects that will be...

 By Staff Report    Business    May 5, 2022

Solvay buys out longtime partner

Solvay is now the sole owner of the soda ash operation bearing the company’s name west of Green River. The company issued a press release Wednesday morning announcing it had purchased the 20% minority stake in the operation owned by AGC for $120...


Gerald "Jerry" William Miller

Gerald "Jerry" William Miller, 54, passed away on Monday April 25th at the University of Utah following a sudden illness. His wife and children were by his side. Jerry was born in Sonora, California...


Rosemary Weathermon

Rosemary Weathermon, 93, Passed away Sunday, May 1, 2022 at Sage View Care Center in Rock Springs, Wyoming. She was born on December 18, 1928 in Dickenson, North Dakota, the daughter of Nickidemus...


Robert Joseph Jones (Bobby)

Robert Joseph Jones (Bobby), age 46, beloved son and father, passed away on April 30, 2022 in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was born September 8, 1975 in Price, Utah, to Roger Hugh Jones and Kathy Xiras...


Lorain Hazel Robinson (Rainey)

Lorain Hazel Robinson (Rainey), faithful servant of God, passed into glory January 14, 2022, in Puyallup, WA. She was a resident of Superior, WY from 1953 to 1988. She resided in Green River, WY from...


Harold Raymond Roach Jr

Harold Raymond Roach Jr., 65, of Eden, Wyoming, passed away peacefully at his home on April 25, 2022. He was born in Sacramento, California on February 23, 1957, to Harold Raymond Roach Sr. and Joann...

 By Kerry Drake    Opinion    May 5, 2022

Wyo. officials think customers should pay $1B to 'save' coal

Gov. Mark Gordon and the Legislature apparently believe Wyoming’s electricity customers are all chumps.What other conclusion is possible, given their push to prop up the dying coal industry by retrofitting the state’s coal-fired power plants...

 City    May 5, 2022

Green River Police Department reports for April 27-May 2

Green River Police Department reports for April 27 At 9:50 a.m., officers responded to a report of a student in possession of a vaping device at Green River High School. Officers met with school administration, the student, a parent or guardian and...

 By Hannah Romero    Sports    May 5, 2022

Softball wins include no-hitter game

The Green River High School Girls Softball Team will be heading to their match against Rock Springs today with confidence after two huge wins and a no hitter last week. The team beat both Natrona... Full story

 By David Martin    Sports    May 5, 2022

Boys soccer sees mixed week

The Green River High School varsity boys soccer team split their games last week, taking a 3-0 loss in Rock Springs, turning around and winning their rematch against the Evanston Red Devils 1-0...

 By Staff Report    Sports    May 5, 2022

GRHS grad gets NFL opportunity

Former Green River High School football player Hunter Spartz is gearing up for a shot at the big time after being invited to the New England Patriots mini camp as an undrafted free agent. Hunter is a...

 By David Martin    Sports    May 5, 2022

Lady Wolf signs to swim in Oklahoma

Green River High School swimmer Hailey Uhrig will be swimming in Oklahoma next year after signing a letter of intent to compete for Oklahoma Christian University. Uhrig has earned multiple state champ...

 By Hannah Romero    Sports    May 5, 2022

Girls soccer games determine regional seeding

The Green River High School Girls Soccer Team is set to head into regional competitions next week in the fifth seed after one loss and one win in their games last week.  The competition started with...

 By David Martin    Sports    May 5, 2022

Basketball player signs with Chadron State

Senior girls basketball player Megan Counts signed her letter of intent to play for Chadron State College in Nebraska this fall. "I loved the team when I went there ... I just really like the environm...

 By Hannah Romero    People    May 5, 2022

Green River students win at state SkillsUSA championships

A group of Green River High School students recently proved their skills while competing with high school students from across the state during the Wyoming SkillsUSA state championships. Of the local... Full story

 By Hannah Romero    County    May 5, 2022

Counting your chickens: Lek surveys check sage grouse population numbers

Sunrise was cold and windy north of Farson last Sunday. Wyoming Game and Fish Game Warden Justin Dodd scanned the sagebrush through his binoculars. "There they are," he said, catching sight of white...


Closure at Jim Bridger avoided

A coal-burning unit at the Jim Bridger power plant will be allowed to remain in operation pending a second revision of the state’s regional haze compliance plan, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The federal agency confirmed...


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