Articles from the May 18, 2016 edition

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 By Lillian Palmer    People    May 18, 2016

Daisy Scouts learn first aid

Little girls huddled close together, learning about first aid. It was a learning experience for the daisy troop, listening to what Green River's emergency medical technician Becky Acord had to say.... Full story


Police Reports

Officers responded to a report of a television on in the basement of a residence on Yates Street the reporting party advised should not have been. Officers checked the property which appeared OK. Nothing was else was disturbed. Officers responded to...

 By Lillian Palmer    City    May 18, 2016

City moves gas line in police dept.

A natural gas line will add an additional $3,500 to the construction costs for the police department’s indoor shooting range. The line is just beyond the shooting range, between the firing line and...

 By David Martin    County    May 18, 2016

Blake seeks re-election to legislature

Stan Blake, who has represented House District 39 for the past 10 years, is seeking another two years in the Wyoming Legislature. Blake, a democrat, said he values integrity, common sense, government...

 By Staff Report    County    May 18, 2016

Candidate filing period begins

The candidate filing period for local offices started Thursday and a few people have already stepped up to run for county and city council seats. At the county level, two county commissioner seats will be up for election this year. So far, two people...


Man will serve at least two decades in prison

A man who admitted to having sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old girl will serve time in prison. TJ Luna, 32, Green River, appeared in the Third District Court of Judge Nena James to a sentencing he...

 By Staff Report    City    May 18, 2016

Arbor Day set for May 21

The Green River Parks and Recreation Department is set to celebrate Arbor Day Saturday at Indian Hills Park. The celebration begins at 10 a.m. Numerous door prizes will be given away including a gas chain saw, tree pruning lopper, and other great...


Our View: Charging to view docs is a bad idea

In Wyoming, if someone has a question about where their tax money is being spent or how much is spent on their county libraries, they can ask to look at the public documents containing that information. However, there are people who think local...

 By David Martin    Opinion    May 18, 2016

Sad week for Yellowstone

Being a lifelong Wyoming resident, I can’t help but get upset every time I read about someone doing something stupid at Yellowstone National Park. Stupid is the only real word here, as I’m sure...


Where did the school year go?

The school year is almost over already; and I can hardly believe it. With only a couple of weeks left, my boy’s schedules are packed. John, my four-year-old going on 18, will have his last day of...


Surgeries go better with experienced doctors

If you need a risky, complicated surgery, would you go to a hospital or surgeon who had performed the procedure only a time or two before? Most people would say no, but the evidence indicates otherwise. Patients do go to doctors and hospitals that...


Honor choir to perform Saturday

The members of the Sweetwater Board of Cooperative Educational Service Children’s Honor Choir will present their spring concert at the Rock Springs Junior High School Saturday beginning at 7 p.m. Under the direction of Wendy Compton and...


John "Jack" William Woodward

John "Jack" William Woodward, 81, of Rock Springs passed away May 14, 2016 at his home. A longtime resident of Rock Springs, Woodward died following a lengthy illness.   He was born on April 24,... Full story


Thelma Twitchell Wall

Thelma Twitchell Wall, 92, passed away May 8, 2016 in Highland, Utah.  She was born Jan. 27, 1924 in Lyman to Franklin Potter and Myrtle Bradshaw Twitchell.  She married John Dean Wall Dec. 1, 1941... Full story


Jean Piner

Jean Piner, 77, of Rock Springs, passed away May 16, 2016 at the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. A lifelong resident of Rock Springs, Piner died following a brief illness. She was born on August 19, 1938 in Rock Springs, the daughter of the... Full story


Marilyn Lousie McGarr

Marilyn Lousie McGarr, 68, of Rock Springs, passed away May 13, 2016 at the Univertsity of Utah Medical Center. A resident of Rock Springs for the past four years and former resident of Pinedale,... Full story


Zane Brady Egbert

Zane Brady Egbert, 25, of Rock Springs passed away at his home, May 9, 2016.  He was a lifelong resident of Rock Springs. He was born on July 22, 1990 in Rock Springs, the son of Angie Madsen and... Full story


Robert Gene Carmine

Robert Gene Carmine, 84, of Rock Springs, died May 11, 2016 at his home following a lengthy illness. He was born Sept. 7, 1931 in Alliance, Neb., the son of Park Carmine and Lena Aimonetto.  Carmine... Full story


Wanda Dixon Mecca Buckley

Wanda Dixon Mecca Buckley, 80, of Mandeville, La. passed away Oct. 30, 2015. She had been a longtime resident of Mandeville, La. and former longtime resident of Wyoming, Texas, and England.  She... Full story

 By David Martin    People    May 18, 2016

Museum employees honored

Two employees from the Sweetwater County Historical Museum received recognition for their work and dedication to customer service. Judi Laughter, who has worked at the museum for the past six years,...


Faithful GR volunteer surprised with award

Her facial expression was that of absolute surprise when she heard her name called for the 2016 Green River Distinguished Citizen Award. As the Green River Chamber of Commerce vice president, Angela...

 By Staff Report    People    May 18, 2016

Chamber volunteer recognized

During a recent Green River Chamber of Commerce luncheon, several residents received awards for their service. One of those recognized for her volunteer work for the chamber was Patricia Gregory. Gregory has been a chamber board for eight years; and...


Couple plans to marry in July in Laramie

Bonnie Carissa Blalock and Gary Lee Collins II, together with their families, recently announced their engagement and upcoming wedding. The bride-elect is the daughter of Ben Blalock and Becky Fische...

 By Lillian Palmer    People    May 18, 2016

A hot meal delivers more than food

By LILLIAN PALMER Staff Writer Every weekday morning, just before 11, 57 year-old volunteer Alphonso Gardea, or Poncho as many know him, makes his way to Golden Hour Senior Center. He packs up the...


Senior menus/activities

Castle Rock Rehabilitation Center Menu May 19-21 Thursday — Brunch/breakfast — Berries over pound cake, spaghetti with meat sauce, green beans, garlic bread Fiesta snack — Cook’s choice snack Supper — Mexican pizza Friday ...


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