Articles from the May 16, 2024 edition


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  • Graduates step forward into the future

    Hannah Romero, Editor|May 16, 2024

    Over the past week, local students reached a major milestone in their academic careers as they celebrated their graduations from high school and college. Together students, teachers, faculty members, friends and family, and the community gathered to celebrate these accomplishments and offer support and encouragement to those who are taking the next step into their futures. Green River High School celebrated the graduation of 135 seniors on Monday night. Giving the senior class address, Rylie...

  • Skyrocketing towards a golfing dream: Salas signs with Central Wyo.

    Hannah Romero, Editor|May 16, 2024

    Having golfed from the time she started walking, Isabell Salas is now walking out of the Green River High School Golf program with shattered records and piles of accolades behind her. And her next steps are taking her towards a future in the sport she loves. Isabel recently signed her letter of intent to golf at Central Wyoming College in Riverton. "I definitely had other options, some may say better options," Isabell admitted. "But I met Coach Neuman for the first time mid-winter this year,...

  • Charles Matteson Love

    May 16, 2024

    Teacher, adventurer, storyteller, scientist, and colorful local character, Charlie was widely known in Wyoming and the Mountain West. And nearly everyone he knew has a story to share about him. Charles Matteson Love passed away quietly in his sleep on May 8th after six months of deteriorating health. Born in Laramie, Wyoming, in 1944, Charles was a proud third-generation Wyomingite, grandson of a Scottish immigrant, the second of four children born to John David Love, longtime director of the...

  • Shirley A. Flores

    May 16, 2024

    Shirley A. Flores, 74, Passed away Friday, May 3, 2024 at her home. She was a 24-year resident of Green River, Wyoming and former resident of Grass Valley, California. She died following a three-year illness. Mrs. Flores was born February 25, 1950 in Portsmouth, Ohio; the daughter of Charles Coleman and Ilene Langdon. She attended schools in Ohio and was a 1968 Graduate of West Portsmouth, Ohio. Mrs. Flores was a Licensed Vocational Nurse. She married Homero Flores in 2001 in Green River,...

  • Kathleen Marie Pascoe Mehal

    May 16, 2024

    Kathleen Marie Pascoe Mehal was born on December 12, 1959 in Laramie Wyoming to Alex Pascoe and Carol Jean Hull Pascoe. The following year the family moved to Burns Wyoming where Kathy's dad worked as a teacher and a coach. In 1965 the family moved to Rawlins, Wyoming where Alex was employed again as a teacher/coach and Carol was employed at a dental practice. That year Kathy entered Kindergarten at Mountain View Elementary and stayed at that school through 1st grade. The family relocated...

  • David William Martin (updated services)

    May 16, 2024

    David William Martin, 68, passed away on Thursday, February 1, 2024, in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was born July 16, 1955, in Schenectady, New York; the son of Willis E. and Elsie M. (Stiles) Martin, he was raised in Clifton Park, New York, and was a 1973 graduate of Shenendehowa Central High School in Elnora, New York. Shortly after high school, he enlisted in the United States Army and became a member of the Military Police. He moved to Rock Springs in the 1980s and worked for Rahonce...

  • Jolena Mae Dodd

    May 16, 2024

    Jolena Mae Dodd, 39, passed away suddenly at her home in Rock Springs, Wyoming on April 27, 2024. She was born on June 7, 1984, in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, the daughter of Gordon William Grant Breckon and Reva Jo (Blackwell) Breckon. Jolena attended schools in Casper, Wyoming, graduating with the Roosevelt High School class of 2002 before attending Styles School of Cosmetology in Riverton, Wyoming. She went on to work as a cosmetologist in Thermopolis and Rock Springs and was well-known for the...

  • Defending Wyoming's access to our public lands

    Sen. John Barrasso and Rep. Harriet Hageman|May 16, 2024

    In Wyoming, we have always relied on access to America’s public lands for our way of life and our livelihood. It is essential for energy and mineral development, ranching and agriculture, hunting and fishing, hiking and climbing, and so much more. Unelected, unaccountable Washington bureaucrats are now jeopardizing Wyoming’s access to that land. They want to hijack Wyoming’s decision-making surrounding public land management and transfer it to climate zealots. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM)’s new Rock Springs Resource Management Plan (R...

  • Green River Police Department reports for May 7 - 10

    May 16, 2024

    Green River Police Department reports for May 7 At 12:29 p.m., officers responded to a report of a found person. At 2:40 p.m., officers responded to a report of a vape detection at the GRHS. Officers gathered information, issued a citation to a juvenile for alleged use or possession of tobacco by a minor, and completed an incident report. At 2:53 p.m., officers responded to a report of an individual with an active warrant. Officers arrested Dalton Kunz, of Green River, transported Kunz to the...

  • Sheriff's office announces civilian firearms training

    Jason Mower, Sweetwater County Sheriffs Office|May 16, 2024

    Our firearms training staff is pleased to announce this year’s civilian firearms and concealed carry training schedule. This year, we are offering two basic classes. Each class features a combination of classroom instruction and shooting exercises. The training emphasizes firearms familiarization and safety, and topics include grip, stance, sight picture, trigger control, holster considerations, firearms storage, and more. Our two scheduled classes this year are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, and Saturday, August 17. There is a $...

  • The life-changing gift of a shoebox

    Hannah Romero, Editor|May 16, 2024

    When Evangeline Franzon was 13 years old, she was living next to a giant trash heap on a small island in the Philippines. But when she was handed a colorful shoebox with a glittery notebook inside, the course of her life changed. "Who would have thought that a girl who grew up in a dump site would be standing right here in front of you right now, in Green River, Wyoming," Evangeline told a small crowd gathered in the Green River Assembly of God Church last Thursday. Holding a colorful shoebox fr...

  • Summer meals program starts soon

    Staff Report|May 16, 2024

    Sweetwater County School District No. 2 has announced the start of this year’s summer meal program. The district will be offering meals at no charge to children 18 years of age and younger. Meals will be served at Monroe Elementary School at 250 Monroe Avenue in Green River from May 28 to August 9. Breakfast will be served from 8 to 9 a.m., and lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, off i...

  • Local students chosen as scholarship recipients

    Staff Report|May 16, 2024

    Several local students will receive help for their next steps in life as they were chosen to be the recipients of a variety of local scholarships. This year Destyni German was chosen to receive the Freda Ann Bozner-Brittenham Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship was created by Mark Brittenham in honor of his mother, a first-generation American born to Yugoslavian/Slovenian immigrants who overcame adversity through her life and passed away from colon cancer. Mark established the scholarship in...

  • Wolves Soccer wins Powell, loses to Cody

    Jackie Finch, General Manager|May 16, 2024

    The Green River Wolves Boys Soccer team headed to Powell to play a conference game against the Panthers on Friday. It was a close game during the first half, with no goals made by either team. In the second half, the Wolves scored two goals and won the game with a final score of 2-0. Leading the team were Irie Kuball and Jaxon Morris with one goal each, along with Braxton Doak and Stone Rubeck with one assist each. Doak and Maddux Hintz had six shots each during the game, while Kuball took four...

  • Lady Wolves lose to tough teams, prepare for State

    May 16, 2024

    By HANNAH ROMERO, Editor Wrapping up their conference season, the Lady Wolves faced two tough games on the road, taking on but ultimately losing to Powell and Cody. Last Friday, the Green River High School Girls Soccer team headed to Powell to play the Lady Panthers. While Green River had beaten Powell twice earlier in the season, they knew going up against them again would be challenging. And with Powell making adjustments and shifting some of their players around, they made defense a bit more...

  • Track and Field teams pick up State qualifiers, P.R.s at Regionals

    Pete Rust, Contributor|May 16, 2024

    The Green River High School Boys and Girls Track and Field teams competed in the 4A West Regional Tournament this past week at Rock Springs High School, with decent weather for the first time since earlier in the season. Teams in the 4A West include Kelly Walsh, Star Valley, Cody, Evanston, Rock Springs, Jackson, Riverton and Green River. For both the girls and boys teams, Green River finished in sixth place in the overall team results. While Green River had a number of competitors pre-qualify...

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