Articles from the May 11, 2023 edition

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  • Celebrating excellence

    David Martin, Contributor|May 11, 2023

    Sweetwater County School District No. 2 is finding a lot of reasons to celebrate excellence within the district as the final days of the school year approach. During the meeting Tuesday evening, Braxton Cordova was honored for being one of three recipients of the Southwest 3A/4A Senior Student Athlete of the Year award. The nominees are selected from throughout 3A and 4A schools in southwestern Wyoming. Braxton's selection was initially announced after a selection meeting April 18 in Rock...

  • Commissioners consider budget concerns

    Hannah Romero, Editor|May 11, 2023

    Financial questions and budget considerations were a recurring theme during the May 2 Sweetwater Board of County Commissioners meeting. Several agenda items were called into question and action was postponed due to a desire to understand more about the impact on the county budget. Judge Suzannah Robinson and Clerk of District Court DonnaLee Boback appeared before the commissioners to discuss a potential hourly salary increase for court-appointed attorneys. The current rate is $100 an hour,...

  • GRFD responds to early morning structure fire

    Nancy Rider, Green River Fire Department|May 11, 2023

    At approximately 3:53 a.m. Friday morning, May 5, Sweetwater Combined Communications was notified of a structure fire on E 4th South Street. Green River Fire Department Units were dispatched at 3:54 a.m. and were on scene at 4 a.m. Upon arrival there was heavy smoke coming from the structure. Green River Police Department officers notified neighbors of the incident while Castle Rock Ambulance was on standby at the scene to back fire crews in case of injury. Fire crews entered the structure and... Full story

  • New checkpoint security equipment coming to airport

    Devon Brubaker, Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport|May 11, 2023

    The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has completed installation of a new state-of-the-art advanced technology Computed Tomography (CT) checkpoint carry-on baggage scanner at the Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport (RKS). This equipment is similar to what is used to scan checked baggage for explosive devices. It has been "sized" to fit at checkpoints to create such a clear image of a bag's contents that the system can automatically detect explosives, including liquids, by shooting... Full story

  • Adrian John Frank Poirier

    May 11, 2023

    Adrian John Frank Poirier, 25, passed away on May 6 at his home in Rock Springs from complications of a long-term illness. He was born on April 3, 1998 in Rock Springs, the son of Christian Douglas Poirier and Shawn Marie Surber. Adrian attended schools in Green River and graduated from Expedition Academy with the class of 2018. He loved God, Fords, BMX, traveling, camping, motocross, football, basketball, and baseball. Adrian also enjoyed spending his free time going to concerts, driving around... Full story

  • Stephanie DeVree

    May 11, 2023

    Stephanie DeVree, 53, passed away Sunday, April 30th, 2023 at St. Marks Hospital in Mill Creek, Utah. She was a resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming for the last 25 years. Formerly living with her mother and step father in Evanston, Wyoming; Wichita, Kansas; Bakersfield, California; Shreveport, Louisiana and Longview, Texas before finally settling down in Rock Springs. She was born April 5th, 1970 in Ogden, Utah; The daughter of Debra Zundel and Nicholas DeVree. Stephanie attended Yellowstone... Full story

  • Mary Ellen Hunt

    May 11, 2023

    Mary Ellen Hunt, a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully on May 5, 2023, in Green River, Wyoming. Born on April 7, 1940, in Mona, Utah, Mary was the daughter of Robert Martin Swasey and Jane Swasey (Fish). On May 21, 1960 she married LeRoy V. Hunt, with whom she shared a wonderful life filled with love, laughter, and family. Mary was a creative woman who displayed her talents in various ways throughout her life. She enjoyed gardening, crafts, sewing, and she... Full story

  • Susan Lea Nabor

    May 11, 2023

    Susan Lea Nabor, 66, passed away Monday, May 1, 2023 at her home in Cora, Wyoming. She was a resident of Cora for the last 11 years and former resident of Green River, Wyoming. She was born February 25, 1957 in Rawlins, Wyoming; the daughter of George Boling and Virginia Richardson. Mrs. Nabor attended schools in Green River, Wyoming. She attended Western Wyoming Community College and earned her Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science and Business Administration. She married Eugene "Gino" Nabor... Full story

  • Teddy Darrell Potter

    May 11, 2023

    Teddy Darrell Potter, 78, passed away Tuesday, May 2, 2023 at his home in Green River, Wyoming. He was a long-time resident of Green River and former resident of Manila, Utah and Granger, Wyoming. He was born November 16, 1944 in Rock Springs, Wyoming; the son of Charles Ambrose Potter and Wanda Greenhalgh Potter. Mr. Potter attended schools in Green River and was a 1963 graduate of Green River High School. He married Sharon Kay Overstreet June 4, 1964 in Granger, Wyoming. Mr. Potter worked for... Full story

  • Dinah (Jackson) Highley

    May 11, 2023

    Dinah (Jackson) Highley, 76, was released into God's hands on April 30, 2023, at Mission at Castle Rock in Green River, Wyoming. She was born January 30, 1947 in Rosiclare, Illinois; daughter of Percy and Anna (Brandt) Jackson. Dinah graduated from high school in Rock Springs, Wyoming and was an employee of Little America for over 40 years. Dinah loved her cats, and the residential rabbits and visiting deer at Mission at Castle Rock. Survivors include two sisters, Sue McMaster of Elizabethtown,... Full story

  • Our View: Keep going, graduates

    May 11, 2023

    This week's paper is our yearly Graduation Edition. At the back of the paper you will find 13 pages dedicated to the graduating class of 2023. You can look through the photos of the graduates, read well-wishes for them, and find information about their class and next week's commencement ceremonies. Including these graduates in the pages of our paper is just one of the ways we can celebrate them and share their excitement for this big step in their lives. Graduation, like every change in life,... Full story

  • Lifelong Learning: Through children's eyes

    Lu Sweet, Western Wyoming Community College|May 11, 2023

    My two youngest daughters came out of their room a while back after playing Barbies and they were both just sobbing. They weren’t fighting or arguing—they were so sad and they were comforting each other. I asked them what was wrong. They said that while playing Barbies something had gone terribly wrong. I expected them to tell me that “somehow” Barbie’s head or arm had broken off. Instead, Gracie replied, “Barbie lost her job and got in a car wreck.” I was so confused and I asked them, “Wait ladies, I don’t understand. When you play barbies...

  • Green River Police Department reports for April 28 - May 2

    May 11, 2023

    April 28 At 4:08 a.m., officers conducted a traffic stop in the area of W Flaming Gorge Way and issued a written warning to the driver for alleged speeding. At 12:47 p.m., while on routine patrol, the nuisance officer observed a vehicle obstructing the sidewalk on E Flaming Gorge Way. The officer attempted to locate a registered owner, tagged the vehicle for the parking violation, and completed a report of the incident. At 1:08 p.m., while on routine patrol, the nuisance officer observed a trailer parked on the roadway on E 2 N Street, which... Full story

  • Students prove their ability at SkillsUSA

    Hannah Romero, Editor|May 11, 2023

    A number of Green River High School students had the opportunity to demonstrate and prove their abilities, both to judges and to themselves, at the Wyoming State SkillsUSA competition. Eight students from Green River placed within the top three in their competitions. Four students competed in Automotive Refinishing, with Dyllon Stine taking first, Ezeekeil Allison taking second, Cayden Aragon taking third, and Colter Cudney competing with them. Allison explained the competition simulated a...

  • "Ripcord" ends Actors' Mission season with laughs and friendship

    Hannah Romero, Editor|May 11, 2023

    Rivalry, friendship, comedic shenanigans and touching relationships will all come together in "Ripcord," the 77th production by Actors' Mission and the last show in the company's 20th season. "It's a story with heart," Director Roy Ole Hansen Jr. said. "It's a journey towards friendship. It doesn't seem like that at first, but at the end of it, it shows that you can find friends in the most unusual places." The story focuses on two women, Abby and Marilyn, who become roommates at the Bristol Pla...

  • Wrestling champion signs with Mustangs

    Hannah Romero, Editor|May 11, 2023

    A Wolves wrestling champion will be traveling across the county to become part of the National Champion team. Three-time State champion Tommy Dalton recently signed his letter of intent to wrestle for the Western Wyoming Community College Mustangs. "​​I'm really excited," Dalton said. "I can't wait to start the season, can't wait to start practicing with the guys." While he did look into other schools around the country, Dalton was happy to decide to stay closer to home. "If the national cha...

  • Soccer standout signs to play for Gillette College

    Hannah Romero, Editor|May 11, 2023

    A former Lady Wolves soccer standout will be continuing her college career as a Pronghorn. Ellie Kettering recently signed her letter of intent to play soccer at Gillette College - a decision she is "really excited" about. Kettering started her college soccer career at Casper College last fall, but decided it wasn't the place for her. She came home for the semester and had surgery at the beginning of the year, which she's been recovering from. However, she's been ready to find the right place...

  • Boys and girls soccer take down Pinedale

    Jackie Finch, General Manager|May 11, 2023

    The Green River High School Boys and Girls Soccer teams traveled to Pinedale to take on the Wranglers last Friday. The Lady Wolves had a victorious win over the Lady Wranglers with a final score of 6-1. Leading the team were Isabel Vasco with six goals and Marely Magana with one goal, along with Jayla Braden with three assists, Claira Kuball with two assists and Fatima Salcedo with six saves. "We played a good 65 minutes of the game," explained Head Coach Matt Robles. "We found possession in...

  • Lady Wolves Softball steals a win from Worland and loses to Cody

    Jackie Finch, General Manager|May 11, 2023

    The Lady Wolves Softball team hosted a conference game against the Worland Warriors last Friday. The Lady Wolves scored one run in the second inning, nine runs in the fourth inning and four runs in the fifth inning, winning the game with a final score of 14-4. "The girls battled the entire game and we had some people step up in some pretty huge moments during the game," said Head Coach Blair Aimone. "It was really awesome to see as a coach because everyone contributed and accepted their role." B...

  • Green River High School Track and Field athletes prepare for Regionals

    Pete Rust, Contributor|May 11, 2023

    The Wolves Girls and Boys Track and Field team headed north this past Thursday to compete with five other teams from the Northern part of Wyoming, including hosting school Cody as well as Sheridan, Worland, Powell and Burlington. The competition was a relatively small regional meet that served as a tune up to prepare for heading back to Cody this week for the 4A West Regionals Track Meet. Last week’s meet, known as the Cody Trackstravaganza, allowed the Wolves to get some familiarity with the track and other facilities for this week’s meet pri...