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 By David Martin    County    May 20, 2015

Historic trona byway recognized

Sweetwater County will be home to a historic byway recognizing the area’s trona industry. The Trona Trail Historic Mine Byway will get recognized May 30 during a dedication ceremony at 1p.m., at Centennial Park in Green River. The byway is the...

 
 By David Martin    City    May 20, 2015

Spaceport Days coming to city

The city will host its annual Spaceport Days event June 19 and 20 according to a grant application approved by the Green River City Council Tuesday. The event will be the third annual event to bring attention to the city’s airfield south of town....

 

The last video store closes its doors

Green River residents will no longer have a video store to go to when they want to rent movies. Danera and Scott Smith, Hometown Video owners, recently announced their intent to close the business....

 
 By David Martin    City    May 20, 2015

Early retirement program approved

Some city employees will have an opportunity to retire a little sooner than usual through an early retirement program approved by the Green River City Council last night. The program is targeted to specific employees who have a full time position at...

 

Joseph R. "Joe" Jaramillo

Joseph R. "Joe" Jaramillo, 79, of Green River, passed away May 14, 2015, at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. A lifelong resident of Green River, Jaramillo passed away suddenly. He was born...

 

Rena Lee Jewkes

Rena Lee Jewkes, 70, of Green River, passed away May 18, 2015 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. She was a long-time resident of Green River and former resident of Springville, Utah. She was...

 

Our View: Lithium ore may be our future

Elon Musk probably didn’t make a lot of friends in the energy industry when he recently unveiled his company’s new line of residential and commercial batteries. The Tesla Motors and SpaceX CEO’s Powerwall batteries solve a critical problem for...

 
 By Lindsey Travis    Opinion    May 20, 2015

Library offers new digital book a comic service

I truly do love books and reading. At one point in time, however, I was on the fence about eBooks. I liked “real” books, physical books. Now, however, I read more eBooks than physical books. You may wonder what changed, and when it comes down to...

 
 By Ted Barney    Opinion    May 20, 2015

Notes from Town Square: Memorial Day, a time for reflection

Memorial Day weekend is almost upon us. What does a three-day weekend have to do with the City of Green River? Perhaps looking at the history of Memorial Day can help answer that question. Throughout the history of mankind, various people have visite...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    May 20, 2015

I may have finally lost my mind

I’ve been teetering for years on the possibility that one day I might lose my mind. While it may not be of a surprise to anybody who knows me, I think that day has finally taken place. When I made...

 
 By Lillian Palmer    Opinion    May 20, 2015

I can see clearly now, atop Mansface

Sitting at my desk, I look out the front windows of the Green River Star and I see the Golden Hour Senior Center, the building where Roosevelt Elementary School once was; my elementary school. Some...

 

Students reach milestone with graduation

Students throughout Sweetwater County put on their caps and gowns and crossed the stage, receiving their high school diplomas or college degrees. For all of them, regardless of if it was high school...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    May 20, 2015

Ladies win regular season title

The Green River girl's soccer team once again finished on top of the regular season standings in the 4A West Conference. With two victories last week, the Lady Wolves finished with a terrific 8-0-2...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    May 20, 2015

Magical week: Three wins for GRHS team

It was quite a week for the Green River High School boy’s soccer team. The Wolves wrapped up the 2015 regular season with three wins in three days, including a 6-4 win over second-ranked Riverton...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    May 20, 2015

Wolves shine at regionals

The Green River High School track team had a plethora of solid finishes at last week’s 4A West Regional meet in Evanston. “We had a successful regional meet, 11 boys and 11 girls qualified for the state meet. That was seven or eight more than we...

 
 By David Martin    City    May 20, 2015

Killdeer earns recognition

The Killdeer Wetlands west of Green River was recently identified as an Important Bird Area by the National Audubon Society. The Killdeer Wetlands became the 44th Important Bird Area in Wyoming, of a...

 

GR preschool teacher retires

After 31 years of teaching preschool children, Green River Co-op Preschool teacher and director Debbie Varley will retire. Varley, better known as “Miss Debbie,” started helping out in the...

 

Trooper visits GR classes

Students at the Green River High School learned how the effects of alcohol can impair their driving and why texting and driving is so dangerous. On Monday and Tuesday, Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers...

 
 By David Martin    City    May 20, 2015

Flying for the last time

A flag originally flown during the Battle of Khe Sanh during the Vietnam War was flown one last time before being put on permanent display at the American Legion Tom Whitmore Post 28 in Green River....

 

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