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 By David Martin    City    May 8, 2019

Commissioner dies Thursday

Don Van Matre, a long-serving Sweetwater County Commissioner and former mayor of Green River, died early Thursday morning at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. He was 76. Flags were flown at...

 
 By David Martin    County    May 8, 2019

Vacancy delayed to May 21

With the passing of Sweetwater County Commissioner Don Van Matre Thursday morning, the county commissioners will need to declare his position vacant. However, the commissioners decided to wait until t...

 

Justice center building earns award

The Sweetwater County Justice Center was recently selected for a design award for its innovative and functional design. The justice center was designed to house two Third Circuit Courts, the...

 

First impact payments made

Sweetwater County officially received its first Gateway West Impact payment Tuesday. During the Sweetwater County Commissioners meeting Tuesday morning, the Commissioners heard an update from...

 

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...

 

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,...

 

Howard Quinn

Howard Quinn, 62, succumbed to cancer in the comfort of his home surrounded by family and friends on May 5, 2019. Howard was born in Fontana, Calif., and moved to Wyoming when he was 16, where he met...

 

Charles Anton "Chuck" Berti

Charles Anton "Chuck" Berti, Sr., 70, of Rock Springs, passed away May 1, 2019, at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. He had been a longtime resident of Rock Springs and former resident of...

 

Vaughn Long

Vaughn Long, 74, of Rock Springs, passed away May 1, 2019, at the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City. He had been a longtime resident of Rock Springs and former resident of...

 

Our View: Maybe feed the deer

The deer in Green River have been the root of a contentious debate for several years now. It’s easy to see why too. A study conducted by the city a few years back revealed residents are nearly split 50/50 between people who want to leave them...

 
 By Lu Sweet    Opinion    May 8, 2019

Lifelong Learning: growing, growing, gone

It’s that time of year where schools all the way from pre-school through college, celebrate the accomplishments of students through graduation and commencement activities and ceremonies. This year, I am very excited as I actually have three...

 
 By Richard P. Holm    Opinion    May 8, 2019

Men would rather face a charging lion than visiting a the doctor

Did you know that an average South Dakotan male lives to 75 years of age, and the average woman lives to 80? Why is that? Is it because we men are more prone to violent deaths early by going to war, riding motorcycles or driving cars faster? Nah!...

 

May the Fourth be with you

Children of all ages were using the force to navigate their way from activity to activity at the May the Fourth be with you event. On Saturday afternoon the Sweetwater County Library hosted a May the...

 

GR grad receives award

At the April 12 Martin Methodist College annual Honors Convocation, two students, athletes Teven “Drew” Nipper of Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Aubriana Schneider of Green River, were recognized as joint recipients of the prestigious MMC Alumni...

 

GR students sweep welding competition

Western Wyoming Community College hosted the Percy Hadley Welding Contest on April 12 and three Green River students took the top spots. The Percy Hadley Welding Contest is an annual high-school welding competition hosted by Western. Each high...

 

Former GRHS graduate honored at UW

Katie James, a 2015 Green River High School graduate, who is currently studying at the University of Wyoming, was named the Outstanding Physical Education Major of the Year by the Division of Kinesiology and Health. This award is presented to one of...

 

Thrift store gives donations to many organizations

Thanks to a local group, many organizations received monetary donations. The St. John’s Episcopal Thrift Shop committee recently met to determine which organizations would receive money the shop...

 

Paramedicine degree now offered

Western Wyoming Community College will begin offering an associate of science degree in Paramedicine starting August 2019. Western’s faculty have developed a learning environment fostering communication between students and faculty. The EMS practic...

 

After school strings program to perform

Sweetwater Board of Cooperative Educational Services will present students of the After School String Program in concert Monday at 7 p.m. at the Rock Springs Junior High Auditorium. The open and free to the public event will feature violin students...

 

Residents can now register for Wyoming Writers Conference

The Wyoming Writers Conference is scheduled to take place in June and those interested in attending can start registering May 15. Brad Wilson, professor and director of the University of Wyoming’s creative writing program, will deliver the keynote...

 

Company collects diapers: makes big donation

Tata Chemicals hosted a successful diaper drive for United Way of Southwest Wyoming Community Diaper Bank. During the Diaper Drive, 1,049 diapers and $2,500 in funds were donated by employees of Tata...

 

Swimmer signs with Midland University

After 10 years of swimming for Green River, Michael Richmond will move onto the collegiate level. On Friday, Richmond, who was surrounded by a table filled with medals and plaques he earned over the...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    May 8, 2019

Boys soccer rebounds after two shutouts

The week wasn’t kind to the Green River High School boys soccer team. Following a game postponement in Evanston April 26, the boys went back the following Monday and were shutout in a 4-0 loss to...

 
 By Pete Rust    Sports    May 8, 2019

Track team battles cold weather conditions at home

With wind chills in the low 20s to 30s to start the Green River twilight Track meet, five southwest Wyoming school’s competitors were dressed in hooded sweatshirts and wrapped in blankets for the chilly, mostly overcast, late afternoon meet. Last...

 

Lady Wolves lose 2 more before regional tourney

The Lady Wolves soccer team wrapped up the regular season with two more losses. On Friday, the Lady Wolves took on Kelly Walsh and lost 6-2. Head coach Tracy Wyant said the team played well together,...

 

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