Articles from the May 18, 2023 edition

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  • Fighting for the marina

    Hannah Romero, Editor|May 18, 2023

    With time running out for the Ashley National Forest's extended public comment period on the proposed boundary changes at Buckboard Marina, discussions over the future of the marina have continued to provoke strong opinions. The proposal involves taking away acreage currently considered part of the marina's lease that is in the water of the bay and instead adding acreage on land that extends further along the bay. The initial public comment period was extended and is now set to end Friday, May...

  • Council looks at city budget

    David Martin, Contributor|May 18, 2023

    A preliminary version of the city’s upcoming budget reveals the Green River City Council and City Administrator Reed Clevenger continue to work towards a budget that could run the city through its sales tax revenues alone. A final version of the budget will not be passed until June. Work on the budget started in January and focused on a conservative approach to spending. One of the inherent challenges the city faces is how to accurately predict what revenues it can expect to receive. Sales t...

  • Virginia "Ginger" Lee Schultz Rounsaville

    May 18, 2023

    Virginia "Ginger" Lee Schultz Rounsaville, age 81, of Venice, Florida, formerly of Columbia, Maryland, passed away peacefully on May 3. Virginia was born on November 11, 1941, in Snoqualmie Falls, Washington and grew up in Green River. Virginia was a Navy veteran serving as a dental assistant from 1961 to 1963 and later worked as a human resource manager after obtaining her bachelor's degree in sociology. Virginia was a practicing Zen Buddhist and a Revolutionary War reenactor. She will be remem... Full story

  • Jaymin Wylie Riggs

    May 18, 2023

    Jaymin Wylie Riggs, 26, passed away on Friday, April 28, 2023 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was a resident of Rock Springs for the past four years and former resident of Walla Walla, Washington and Touchet Washington. He was born January 16, 1997 in Walla Walla, Washington; the son of Jacob "Jake" Wylie and Karalyn "Kari" Spence Jaymin attended schools in Walla Walla, Washington and was a 2015 graduate of Touchet High School. He attended Walla Walla... Full story

  • James G. Wilcox

    May 18, 2023

    James G. Wilcox, 87, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Friday, May 5, 2023 at Deer Trail Assisted Living in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was a resident of Green River for 60 years and former resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was born on December 10, 1935 in Rock Springs, Wyoming; the son of James Wilcox and Norma Rowley. Mr. Wilcox attended schools in Rock Springs. He married Judith H. Brown on May 2, 1959 in Rock Springs, Wyoming and she preceded him in death on July... Full story

  • Daniel Roy Friebel

    May 18, 2023

    Daniel Roy Friebel, a dedicated police officer, active outdoorsman, and skilled taxidermist, passed away on February 27th, 2023. He was 64 years of age. He is survived by his loving children, Lucas Friebel and Andrea Rasmussen, and his four cherished grandchildren. Daniel was born in Rapid City, South Dakota to his parents Ann and Virg Friebel and sister, Kathy Jensen. He grew up with a love for nature and a passion for the outdoors. This lead him to become an avid hunter and fisherman, and... Full story

  • Thomas "Tom" Joe Christoffersen

    May 18, 2023

    Thomas "Tom" Joe Christoffersen, 65, passed away Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at his home in Salisbury, North Carolina. He was a resident of North Carolina for 43 years and a former resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming. Tom was born July 17, 1957 in Denver, Colorado; the son of Edwin Harry Christoffersen and Gladys Florene Gass. He attended schools in Rock Springs and Santa Monica, California; Thomas was a 1975 graduate of Santa Monica High School. Tom obtained his Airframe and Power Plant License in... Full story

  • Mary Jane Cieluszak Berryman

    May 18, 2023

    Mary Jane Cieluszak Berryman, 101, passed away Thursday, April 27, 2023 at her home in Springdale, Arkansas. She was a resident of Springdale for the last seven years and was a former resident of Houston, Texas and Wyoming. She was born January 9, 1922 in Monarch, Wyoming; the daughter of Joannes Cieluszak and Regina Rekucka. Mrs. Berryman attended schools in Superior, Wyoming and was a 1940 graduate of Superior High School. She received her Bachelors of Science Degree in Home Economics from the... Full story

  • Tanner Beisner

    May 18, 2023

    Tanner Beisner, 35, passed away Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. He was a resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming for 29 years and former resident of Green River, Wyoming. He was born October 7, 1986 in Winston Salem, Oregon; the son of Brett Beisner and Glenda Brawley. Tanner attended schools in Green River and Rock Springs; he was a 2005 graduate of Rock Springs High School. He worked for Pacificorp for 15 years as a Control Operator. Tanner enjoyed spending time... Full story

  • Uniparty's push for anti-conservative Wyoming

    Representative John Bear, Wyoming House District 31|May 18, 2023

    As students, most of us learned that the power of the purse belongs to the legislative branch. Our founders wisely believed that those in charge of spending taxpayer money should be closest to the people- that they should represent them. If you are politically progressive or live in one of the top five most populated cities in Wyoming, you will find that you are well represented by the Wyoming House Appropriations Committee. If you are traditionally conservative or live in a place other than Cheyenne, Casper or Laramie, you may find that those...

  • Green River Police Department reports for May 2 - 5

    May 18, 2023

    Green River Police Department reports for May 2 At 5:11 p.m., officers responded to a report of vehicles driving at high rates of speed through a residential neighborhood. Officers met with the reporting party, gathered information, attempted to locate the vehicles, and completed a report of the incident. May 3 At 6:26 a.m., officers responded to Wash and Play Laundry at 1315 Bridger Drive for a report of a larceny. Officers met with the owner who reported that an individual entered the building and took a plastic toy slide. Officers gathered... Full story

  • Local student chosen for multiple scholarships

    Staff Report|May 18, 2023

    As the school year ends and students prepare for their futures, several local students have been the recipients of scholarships, but one Green River High School student has especially stood out. Kayla Moss was selected as the 2023 recipient of the Freda Ann Bozner-Brittenham Memorial Scholarship and the Maicy Braden Scholarship. The Freda Ann Bozner-Brittenham Memorial Scholarship was created by Mark Brittenham in honor of his mother, who showed strength of character throughout life's...

  • Memorial Hospital hosts Wyoming Nurses Association Awards

    Lena Warren, MHSC Community Outreach Director|May 18, 2023

    Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County was honored to host the Wyoming Nurses Association Southwest Region Awards Celebration on Monday, May 8, 2023. The Award Celebration kicks off National Nurses Week and recognizes local nurses that are demonstrating leadership and excellence in healthcare in Southwest Wyoming. The Wyoming Nurses Association (WNA) Southwest Region awarded six recipients in the following areas: Collaborative Practice, Inspiring Our Future Nurses, Excellence in the Workplace,... Full story

  • Wolves Soccer claims their spot at 3A State Championship

    Jackie Finch, General Manager|May 18, 2023

    The Green River Wolves traveled to play a conference game against the Cody Broncs last Thursday. Cody scored two goals in the first half of the game and held Green River from scoring. In the second half, Green River was unable to get the ball in the net but played amazing defense and held Cody from scoring. Braxton Cordova, Maddux Hintz, Braxton Doak and Izyk Arellano had shots during the game along with Eddie Zarate with four saves. Green River lost the game with a final score of 0-2. "The...

  • Wolves Track and Field has 14 qualified athletes competing at State

    Jackie Finch, General Manager|May 18, 2023

    The Wolves Track and Field athletes competed in the 4A West Regional meet last weekend in Cody. Despite the rainy and windy weather, Green River picked up 11 more athletes and performed well at the meet. The Wolves had three prequalified athletes before regionals and now have a total of 14 athletes that will be competing in the 4A State Championships on May 18-20 in Casper. The athletes include: Chris Wilson, Kyler Bartlett, Dillon Davis, Trace Erdmann, Christian Oswald, Madison Murdock, Izzy Murdock, Meeka Iwen, Makynzee Bagshaw, Mikayla...

  • Lady Wolves soccer ends season with two losses, eliminated from State

    Jackie Finch, General Manager|May 18, 2023

    The Green River Lady Wolves soccer team traveled to play their last two conference games last week. On Thursday, Green River fell to Cody with a final score of 2-12. The Lady Wolves knew it would be a tough game playing the undefeated Broncs and they are ranked #1 for a reason, as “they punish you for every mistake you make,” said Head Coach Matt Robles. Isabel Vasco and Olivia Morris made one goal each during the game. On Friday, the Lady Wolves played their last conference game against the Lady Powell Panthers. Green River scored two goa...

  • Community shows support for parents suing SCSD1

    Tyler Johnson and Trina Brittain, Rocket Miner Via Wyoming News Exchange|May 18, 2023

    ROCK SPRINGS — Sweetwater County residents attended Monday’s Sweetwater County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees meeting and spoke out in support of Sean and Ashley Willey, the couple suing the school district for concealing information regarding the social transition of their child. As the meeting got started and the central administration building began to fill up with people, board of trustees chairman Carol Jelaco made a statement regarding the lawsuit, since it has been a hot topic around the state and even the national media. “We...

  • Congratulations, Green River High School class of 2023

    May 18, 2023

    The Green River High School class of 2023 celebrated their graduation at a commencement ceremony Monday, May 15. Photos by Stephanie Peterson... Full story

  • Congratulations, Expedition Academy Class of 2023

    May 18, 2023

    The Expedition Academy Class of 2023 celebrated their graduation during a commencement ceremony Tuesday, May 16. Photos by Hannah Romero... Full story

  • Congratulations, Western graduates

    May 18, 2023

    Students at Western Wyoming Community College celebrated graduation during a commencement ceremony Friday, May 12. Photos by Hannah Romero... Full story