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 By David Martin    City    May 16, 2018

Wilson waives hearing

Green River City Councilman Allan Wilson waived his right to a preliminary hearing Tuesday morning minutes prior to when the hearing was scheduled to take place in Rock Springs. Wilson is charged... Full story

 

Chief deputy positions eliminated

A resolution abolishing certain county chief deputy positions was approved by the Sweetwater County Commissioners. At Tuesday’s meeting, the Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution that...

 
 By Staff Report    City    May 16, 2018

Re-election sought in HD39

Green River resident Stan Blake is seeking another term as the House District 39 representative in the Wyoming Legislature. Blake, a Democrat, has served in the legislature since 2007, spending the last 11 years representing HD 39. “I wish to say...

 
 By David Martin    City    May 16, 2018

City gets grant for mosquitoes

The city’s parks and recreation department is ramping up its continual battles against mosquitoes. Tuesday night, the Green River City Council voted unanimously to accept emergency insect management...

 

Man sentenced in sexual abuse case

Editor’s note: To protect the victims’ identities only a brief account of the affidavit information will be published. A man who pleaded guilty to having sexual relations with three girls under...

 

Dennis Wayne Birch

Dennis Wayne Birch, 71, of Mapleton, Utah passed away peacefully May 1, 2018, in Provo, Utah, surrounded by his family. He was born Aug. 16, 1946, in Montpelier, Idaho, to Kenneth Wayne and Lillian Ru... Full story

 

Lenore Helene Knutson

Lenore Helene Knutson of Hobart, Ind,. passed away in Green River April 17, 2018, peacefully and surrounded by the love of her family at the age of 100.  She was born in Kesley, Iowa, daughter of... Full story

 

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. ...

 

Brook L. Rutland

Brook L. Rutland, 38, passed away May 6, 2018 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County in Rock Springs. She was a lifelong resident of Rock Springs. She was born Oct. 13, 1979, in Rock Springs, the...

 

Lois Josette DeCora and William E. "Bill" O'Neal

Lois Josette DeCora and William E. "Bill" O'Neal were married May 19, 1951, and would have celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary May 19, 2018. Lois passed away on Feb. 4, 2012, and William passed...

 

Am I tough enough?

My six-year-old son, John, started playing soccer for the first time and absolutely loves it. Which has left this mom wondering “Am I cut out to be a soccer mom?” So far, I have only missed one...

 
 By Amanda Cavaz    Opinion    May 16, 2018

Recognizing Police Week

It’s National Police Week and a great time to show appreciation for our police force. The history of National Police Week began in 1962 when President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation designating May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the...

 

Our View: Focus on the bicycles

A lot has been said about boosting tourism in Green River. Already, the city has Flaming Gorge Days, River Festival and the National High School Finals Rodeo shooting competition this year, as well as the Mansface Mountain Music Festival. Events do...

 

Project reveals students' past

A fifth-grade assignment led children to find out about their family's past and share what they learned with their classmates. Two fifth-grade teachers at Monroe Intermediate School, Genny Luckau and...

 

Mother's Day tea well attended

The senior center dining room was packed with mothers, grandmothers, fathers and grandfathers all celebrating Mother's Day with a special tea luncheon. On Friday, the Golden Hour Senior Center hosted...

 

Soccer season ends

The Lady Wolves soccer team's season ended Thursday night with a loss in overtime to Natrona County. The loss at regionals will leave the Lady Wolves out of State, which takes place this weekend....

 
 By David Martin    Sports    May 16, 2018

Wolves take regional title

A tough weekend of competition, ending with a nail-biting conclusion against the Rock Springs Tigers, saw the Wolves take the regional championship Saturday evening. The Wolves earned the first seed...

 
 By Pete Rust    Sports    May 16, 2018

Track prepares for state meet

The Green River Track team traveled to Jackson to compete in the 4A West Regionals in less than ideal weather. Teams from Evanston, Rock Springs, Jackson, Natrona and Kelly Walsh also competed at the meet. The top eight finishers qualify for State,...

 

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