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 By DAVID MARTIN    People    May 9, 2018

Learning the basics

For many, spring is synonymous with baseball. Throughout Green River, people can see children and teens practicing and playing the sport at almost any park with a ball field. Some of the youngest...

 

Torch run set in R.S.

Some officers from the Green River Police Department will participate in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run. Law Enforcement agencies from across Sweetwater County will participate in the annual Spe...

 

Game turns into a competition

With two $25 Visa gift cards on the line, a game of UNO seemed to become a little more competitive. At the Golden Hour Senior Center on Friday, activities and marketing coordinator Irish Kreis had a...

 

Queen for a day

Over the last 100 years, Lillian Sanders has seen a lot of changes. On May 3, Sanders turned 100 and she celebrated it on Saturday with a small party at Mission at Castle Rock Rehabilitation Center. S...

 

Arbor Day celebration set for Saturday

For the city’s 35th year of being designated Tree City USA, the city is hosting a special Arbor Day event. Doug Stewart, Green River parks facility and project manager, said just like previous years...

 

Floyd J. Martinez

Floyd J. Martinez, 72, passed away May 5, 2018, at his home in Green River. He was a lifelong resident of Green River. Martinez was born March 6, 1946, in Green River, the son of Jose Martinez and Sen...

 

Gerald J. Uranker

Gerald J. Uranker, 80, of Rock Springs, passed away May 4, 2018, at Deer Trail Assisted Living in Rock Springs. He was born May 12, 1937, in Reliance, the son of Henry Uranker and Mary Elizabeth...

 

Barbara S. Wright

Barbara S. Wright, 86, of Rock Springs died April 26, 2018, at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. She was born Oct. 21, 1931, in Franklin, Penn., the daughter of James Self and Carolyn Martin...

 

Robert S. Miller

Robert S. Miller, 75, of Rock Springs, passed away April 30, 2018, at his home after a lengthy illness. He was born Jan. 17, 1943, in Fort Collins, Colo., the son of Morris D. Miller and Grace...

 

Robert John Hay

Robert John Hay, 92, passed away April 30, 2018, at the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City.  He was a resident of Rock Springs for the past three years and former resident of South Ogden,...

 

Edith Newland

Edith Newland, 77, passed away at Sage View Care Center May 1, 2018. She was a resident of Eden for 30 years and former resident of Colorado. Newland died following a lengthy illness. She was born...

 

Rose Zupence

Rose Zupence, 95, passed away May 3, 2018, at Sage View Care Center in Rock Springs. She had been a resident of Rock Springs since 1962 and former resident of Superior and Pantana, Italy. Zupence...

 

Leland Franklind Warr, Jr.

Leland Franklind Warr, Jr., 78, of Green River, passed away April 30, 2018, at St. Mark's Hospital in Salt Lake City, after a lengthy illness. He was born May 28, 1939, in Salt Lake City, the son of...

 

Violet Louise Smith

Violet Louise Smith, 84, passed away at her home May 5, 2018, surrounded by her loving family after a diagnosis of cancer. Violet was born Jan. 30, 1934, in Emporia, Kan., to Fred and Viola Smith. ...

 

Our View: Dog park has one wrinkle

A dog park in Green River is a wonderful idea. It’s something many visitors seek out as they stop in Green River, on their way to another destination. It’s also the kind of place that will impact other parks in the city, as dog owners will have...

 

County right to suggest WSA release

Dear Editor, All Wilderness Study Areas in Sweetwater County have been managed by the BLM as de facto Wilderness for 40 years. Real “Wilderness Area” designations can only be done by an act of Congress, so our local WSAs clearly are not real...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    Opinion    May 9, 2018

Hotel issues should DQ Jackson

Without a doubt, Jackson is the most expensive town in Wyoming. Hotel rates are high, the cost of a meal is high -- the town is a Mecca for tourists and businesses know it. That alone should not be...

 
 By Kerry Drake    Opinion    May 9, 2018

Is Wyoming truly the Equality State?

Every year brings new attacks on the rights of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and the transgendered in Wyoming. I’m sick and tired of it. Wyoming claims it’s the “Equality State,” a place where people value individualism and respect the rights of...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    Sports    May 9, 2018

Wolves get top tourney seed

The Wolves are in a great spot heading into regionals. Ending a four-game road series with four wins, the Wolves are top seed coming into the tournament this weekend. With that, they're given an autom...

 

Lady Wolves have winless weekend

The Lady Wolves soccer team wrapped up its regular season games with two losses. On Friday the team took on Natrona County High School and lost, 7-2. Head coach Tracy Wyant said the Lady Wolves she...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    Sports    May 9, 2018

Wolves tennis team wraps spring season

The Green River High School tennis team had the chance to play their last few matches of the season under clear skies and warm weather last week. Playing Rawlins Thursday afternoon, the Wolves had a...

 
 By PETE RUST    Sports    May 9, 2018

GRHS track team gears up for Regionals

In Green River’s last meet before Regionals next week, the Wolves warmed up with some fine performances at home against Lyman High School. For the girls, senior Natasha Young set a personal record in the shot put, taking second behind the top throw...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    City    May 9, 2018

District leases Jackson

The Jackson Elementary School building will see continued life under a lease to Region V BOCES. Sweetwater County School District No. 2 trustees voted in favor of leasing the building Tuesday night....

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    City    May 9, 2018

Draft budget fully funds organizations

Green River’s draft budget calls on the city fully funding requests made by community organizations, should the budget remain unchanged when the city council adopts it next month. The city’s...

 

CDC hires new executive director

A special meeting results in the hiring of a new Sweetwater County Child Developmental Center executive director. According to a press release from the SCCDC Board, Cristy Pelham has been chosen as...

 

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