Articles from the May 9, 2024 edition


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  • Paving the way for progress

    Hannah Romero, Editor|May 9, 2024

    The Green River City Council is taking steps to move forward on a number of projects, including putting on Flaming Gorge Days, paving East Third North Street, replacing Riverside Memorial Park's playground equipment, and more. Flaming Gorge Days preparation With the council having previously approved agreements with different entities for different aspects of Flaming Gorge Days, plans for the event at the end of June have been moving forward. The City Council took another step to secure more...

  • Commission considers ambulance, roads

    Hannah Romero, Editor|May 9, 2024

    Some plans the county has previously worked on have been going well, while other plans for the future are still looking for more input. During this week's Sweetwater County Board of County Commissioners meeting, discussions included both updates on topics including ambulance service and camping in Pioneer Trails Park, as well as overviews of projects regarding the future of certain county roads. A quarterly update from Castle Rock Ambulance Service was presented during the meeting. Ambulance...

  • Alice (Seneshale) Hindman

    May 9, 2024

    Alice (Seneshale) Hindman, 97, was born October 6, 1926 in Rock Springs, Wyoming. She died peacefully at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County on Tuesday, April 16, 2024 with her family by her side. She was born October 6, 1926 in Rock Springs, Wyoming; the daughter of Louis and Sadie (Collins) Seneshale. Alice graduated from Rock Springs High School in 1945. After high school she worked at Woolworths, Newberry's, and Dye's Office Supply. Alice married Chester (Jack) Hindman in 1952. They were... Full story

  • Douglas M. Lowinske

    May 9, 2024

    Douglas M. Lowinske, 72, passed away peacefully Saturday, April 27, 2024 surrounded by his loving family at his son's home in Rock Springs. He was a long-time resident of Atlantic City, Wyoming and former resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming. He died following a courageous three-year battle. He was born March 18,1952 in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota; the son of Donald R. Lowinske and Hildegard Suess Lowinske. Mr. Lowinske attended schools in Minnesota and was a 1970 graduate of Cathedral High School in... Full story

  • Daniel Goich

    May 9, 2024

    Daniel Goich, 76, passed away Saturday, April 27, 2024 at home peacefully surrounded by his family. He was a life-long resident of Wyoming. He died following a courageous battle for the last three years. He was born May 17, 1947 in Rock Springs, Wyoming; the son of Manual Goich and Lois Jean Lightner. Mr. Goich attended schools in Riverton and was a 1965 graduate of Riverton High School. He received his associates from WyoTech as an Automotive Technician. Mr. Goich served in the United States... Full story

  • Floyd Cornell

    May 9, 2024

    Floyd Cornell, 76, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family, Wednesday, May 1, 2024 at Sublette Center Retirement Community in Pinedale, Wyoming. He was a 45-year resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming and former resident of Oregon. He was born July 27, 1947 in Eugene, Oregon; the son of Floyd Franklin Cornell and Mary Lois Rackley. Mr. Cornell attended schools in Oregon. He was a 1965 graduate of Thurston Senior High School. He received his Associates Degree in Drafting. He served in... Full story

  • Lila Mae Holladay Seyersdahl

    May 9, 2024

    On May 3, 2024 Heaven got a little rowdy. A reunion was held, welcoming home Lila Mae Holladay Seyersdahl, and so many who loved her and who had waited impatiently for her arrival were in attendance. Waiting were her husband August Chris Seyersdahl, her daughter Diana, son in-law Darrold, grandson Shane Seyersdahl, son Dennis Carl Seyersdahl, her parents Forest Nun Holladay and Leota Walton Holladay, her brother Carl Holladay. Also waiting her arrival were her husband's family, August C. Seyersd... Full story

  • Stella H. Thompson

    May 9, 2024

    Stella H. Thompson, 83, passed away Monday, April 29, 2024 at Mission at Castle Rock Rehabilitation in Green River, Wyoming. She was a resident of Mission for eight years where she passed away peacefully in her sleep. Mrs. Thompson was born October 31, 1941 in Keithsburg, Illinois; the daughter of George F. Miller and Hattie Baier. She attended school in Illinois and graduated in 1959. She received her Associated Degree in Business from Stevens-Henager College in Ogden, Utah. She married... Full story

  • Barbara J. "Lewis" Twitchell

    May 9, 2024

    Barbara J. "Lewis" Twitchell, 89, passed away peacefully April 27, 2024 at Mission at Castle Rock in Green River, Wyoming surrounded by her loving family. She was a lifelong resident of Green River. Barbara was born August 14, 1934 in Green River, Wyoming; the daughter of William Lewis and Justine Novak. She attended school in Green River, Wyoming and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1952. Barbara married her soulmate, Bryce Twitchell October 17, 1953 in Green River, Wyoming. She worked as... Full story

  • Time travelers in Green River

    Hannah Romero, Editor|May 9, 2024

    As Ruby Sunday steps out of the TARDIS, she enters a lush prehistoric world, standing on a cliff overlooking a broad river with waterfalls and groups of roaming dinosaurs. As she admires everything in amazement after having traveled back in time, the Doctor explains where they are. "The TARDIS stands for Time And Relative Dimension in Space. So we've moved location as well. This will be North America. One day this is Wyoming. Little town called Green River." This exchange happens in the first... Full story

  • Letter to the Editor: We need to stop school bullying

    May 9, 2024

    Dear Editor, We aren’t doing enough to stop bullying in schools. School bullying is plaguing our children with ill health, causing depression, headaches, poor grades, along with the inability to focus on school work and becoming anti-social, not wanting to be part of school activities. We need more education in our schools for our children about the impact school bullying is having on fellow students along with procedures that can be taken when someone is being traumatized due to school bullying. It should never be ignored. Schools can offer c...

  • Green River Police Department reports for April 28 - May 6

    May 9, 2024

    Green River Police Department reports for April 28 At 9:06 p.m., officers conducted a traffic stop and issued a warning for alleged speeding. April 29 At 10:47 a.m., officers responded to a report of a traffic offense. At 1:20 p.m., officers responded to a report of a bus light violation. Officers gathered information and attempted to make contact with the suspected offender to issue a citation. At 1:29 p.m., officers responded to a report of a bus light violation. Officers gathered information... Full story

  • Skyline Trail Project breaks ground

    Hannah Romero, Editor|May 9, 2024

    With the wind blowing and a shaggy group of mule deer watching from a distance, a group of people gathered on South Hill last Thursday and dug their golden shovels into the ground. With that, the Skyline Trail Project officially began. The Skyline Trail is an extension of the current Greenbelt Trail System, as well as a collaboration between the Green River Greenbelt Task Force (GBTF) and several community partners who came together to make it happen. The trail will begin on Upland Way with a... Full story

  • How it started and how it's going

    May 9, 2024

    Emilee Jensen made the front page of the Green River Star on August 31, 2011 when she cried on her first day of kindergarten, escorted by her parents Mike and Jackie. Now, Emilee is getting ready to graduate from Green River High School along with the class of 2024. She's not crying now, but she still has her parents by her side.... Full story

  • A story about connection

    Hannah Romero, Editor|May 9, 2024

    Detective Chuck DeSantis is investigating the disappearance of flamboyant 14-year-old Leonard Pelkey. He talks to important people in Leonard's life and community, from his feisty aunt to his British drama teacher to a Mafia widow with a pair of binoculars who spots Leonard's trademark rainbow converse. This is the story told in "The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey," the newest play from the Actors' Mission. The catch is, all nine distinct characters are played by one actor. The one-man... Full story

  • Girls Soccer beats Pinedale, prepares for last games

    Hannah Romero, Editor|May 9, 2024

    With another decisive victory under their belt, the Lady Wolves are now looking forward to the last two games of the conference season and what those games could mean for their position in the State tournament. The Green River High School Girls Soccer team headed to Pinedale last Friday to take on the Lady Wranglers. After having beaten Pinedale at the start of the season, the Lady Wolves came away with an even greater victory this time, winning 11-0. Even with such a strong score, it was still...

  • Wolves take down Wranglers

    Jackie Finch, General Manager|May 9, 2024

    The Green River Wolves Soccer team have had an outstanding season. They have won eleven games this year and have lost two. Nine of the wins were conference games which has currently set them up as the number one team in the 3A West Conference. "The boys have worked really hard," explained Assistant Coach Greg Doak when asked about being ranked number one in the 3A West. "Us coaches have put a lot of thought and effort into getting the boys to this point, but ultimately, they're the ones that are... Full story

  • Track and Field gets P.R.s, prepares for Regionals

    Pete Rust, Contributor|May 9, 2024

    In another tune up meet before Regionals, the Green River High School Track and Field team took part in the Jeff Hereford Invitational Track Meet in Mountain View this past Tuesday, April 30. The Wolves competed along with teams from Rock Springs, Cokeville, Evanston, Lyman, Big Piney and host Mountain View. A number of competitors did not make the trip for the Wolves due to various scheduling conflicts. There were, however, a number of competitors who achieved their personal records for the...

  • Green River Wolves Softball loses to Worland and Cody

    Jackie Finch, General Manager|May 9, 2024

    The Green River Wolves Softball team traveled to play a doubleheader against the Worland Warriors on Friday. The first game of the day was the conference game. The Wolves had the lead in the first inning, scoring three runs to the Warriors's two. In the third inning, Worland pulled ahead, scoring three runs. In the fifth inning, the Wolves tied up the game but were unable to keep the lead when Worland scored two more runs. In the sixth inning, Worland kept the lead, scoring five more runs. The...