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Articles from the May 13, 2021 edition

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 By David Martin    City    May 13, 2021

Business flourishes downtown

The scent of coffee hangs heavy in the air as barista Lauren Lee fills an order for an iced latte at Coal Train Coffee Wednesday morning. Light coming in from a window facing Castle Rock illuminates t...

 
 By David Martin    City    May 13, 2021

District pays pool off in June

A long-standing debt for Sweetwater County School District No. 2’s aquatics center at Green River High School ends June 15 with the district’s final payment. “We own the pool,” Steve Core,...

 

Barbara Ann Anderson

Barbara Ann Anderson (Waite), age 79, a resident of Ocean Shores, died on Saturday, May 8, 2021, at her home in Ocean Shores. Mrs. Anderson was born on April 12, 1942, in Monterey Park, California to...

 

Amber Lannette Richardson-Lucero

Amber Lannette Richardson-Lucero passed away Sunday, May 9, 2021 at the age of 12 after a courageous battle with Rhabdomyosarcoma. Amber was born on September 26, 2008 in Rock Springs, Wyoming, the...

 

Larry William Hanks

It is with great sadness that the family of Larry William Hanks announce his passing, on Thursday, May 6, 2021, at the age of 74 years. Larry will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 50 years,...

 

Rachel M. Elmer

Rachel M. Elmer, 46, passed away Monday, May 10, 2021 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County in Rock Springs, Wyoming following a brief illness. She was a resident of Green River, Wyoming for the...

 

Two flights offered at regional airport

ROCK SPRINGS (Wyoming News Exchange) — The Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport will once again be offering two daily flights to Denver. After being temporarily paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SkyWest Airlines will be restoring twice daily...

 
 By Lu Sweet    Opinion    May 13, 2021

Lifelong learning: A matter of perspective

A while ago, my seven-year-old and I were watching ‘Elmo in Grouchland’. In the Elmo movie, Huxley, the villain, steals Elmo’s blanket. When Elmo asks for his blanket back, Huxley says, “If I touch it, I own it” then he touches a variety...

 
 By Pete Rust    Sports    May 13, 2021

Track team competes in final regular season meets

On the final week of the season for the Wolves, the junior varsity meet featured an opportunity for the underclassman to compete prior to Regionals. One exception for the Boys was senior distance runner Greg Sherwin, who ran away from the...

 

City hopeful study elevates street project

With talk of infrastructure funding in the news, staff at the City of Green River Public Works Department are optimistic that the Flaming Gorge Way Corridor Study may elevate the status of a project they have been trying to promote for years. Public...

 

Teacher of the year finalists announced

Six Green River educators are finalists in the district’s Teacher of the Year award. The award is given annually to teachers who go above and beyond in educating Green River’s youth. The district received 33 teacher nominations, with the...

 

Hospital awards scholarship to Green River student

Three Sweetwater County high school graduates are Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County scholarship recipients. Rikki Cozad, Delaney Gardea, and Abby Hautala all received scholarships. Two of the scholarships were awarded by the MHSC General...

 
 By Tom Coulter    News    May 13, 2021

Lawmakers review tax structure again

CHEYENNE — With Wyoming facing an annual funding shortfall worth roughly $300 million for its K-12 education system, lawmakers on the Joint Revenue Committee spent much of their meeting Monday reviewing how the state pays for its services, as well...

 
 By Jonathan Gallardo    News    May 13, 2021

Former Gillette resident returns to challenge Cheney

GILLETTE — A Campbell County High School graduate and U.S. Army veteran is running for Wyoming’s lone U.S. House of Representatives seat in 2022. Denton Knapp, a 1983 CCHS grad who served for 30 years in the U.S. Army, has announced that he will...

 

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