Articles from the May 23, 2018 edition

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  • Filing opens for elections

    David Martin, Editor|May 23, 2018

    During the past week, Sweetwater County residents have stepped up and filed to campaign for local office. Filing ends June 1. Green River In Ward I, three residents have declared an interest to represent the area on the Green River City Council. Terry Leigh joins Jim Zimmerman and Sherry Bushman in seeking election to the council seat currently held by Allan Wilson. The two candidates receiving the most votes during the Aug. 21 primary election will move on to the general election Nov. 6. For...

  • Election sought for Ward 2 seat

    Stephanie Thompson, People Editor|May 23, 2018

    Longtime Green River resident and concerned citizen Andrew Morrison has decided to run for the Ward II seat on the Green River City Council. “I always thought our city government could do more to help make this a better place,” Morrison said. That’s why he decided to run for the Council. Morrison has a few reasons as to why he’s running for the Council. One of those being he believes there should be more jobs for kids in the city. He said there seems to be a lot of higher-paying jobs, but not...

  • County shines on solar farm

    Stephanie Thompson, People Editor|May 23, 2018

    With a unanimous vote from the Sweetwater County Commissioners, the county will now be the first in the state to have a solar farm. The Commissioners recently approved a conditional use permit for Sweetwater Solar LLC for a utility scale solar energy project for three to 3o years. The property is located on Bureau of Land Management, Rock Springs Grazing Association, BLM/BOR transmission line land and is located along Highway 372 about 7 1/2 miles northwest of the intersection of Interstate 80...

  • Re-election sought in House District 60

    Staff Report|May 23, 2018

    Representative John Freeman, D-Green River, is seeking re-election to his House District 60 seat. Freeman has served HD 60 in the Wyoming House since winning his first election in 2010. During Freeman’s tenure as a representative, he has served on the House Education Committee, Joint School Facilities Committee, the Management Council, The Travel, Recreation, Wildlife and Cultural Resources Committee, the Select Natural Resource Funding committee, among others. He was also selected to be on the Wyoming Distance Education Task Force. Freeman thi...

  • Marcella Diane Romero

    May 23, 2018

    Marcella Diane Romero, 71, passed away May 17, 2018, at Mission at Castle Rock in Green River. Romero died following a lengthy illness. She was a lifelong resident of Rock Springs. She was born March 26, 1947, in Rock Springs, the daughter of Frank Williams and Lena Angeli Williams. Romero attended schools in Superior and Rock Springs and was a graduate of the Rock Springs High School with the class of 1965. She married Roy Dean Romero June 24, 1972, in Rock Springs. He preceded her in death... Full story

  • Colleen Ann Lenling

    May 23, 2018

    Colleen Ann Lenling, 71, passed away May 16, 2018, at her son's home in Green River. She was a resident of Green River for one month and former resident of Phoenix and North Dakota. Lenling died following a lengthy illness. She was born Feb. 13, 1947, in Huron, S.D., the daughter of Alden Meredith Erickson and Margaret Grace Hager Erickson. Lenling attended schools in Claremont, South Dakota and received her General Education Degree. She married Larry Elden Lenling in Aberdeen, S.D., June 23,... Full story

  • Mary Theresa Palmer

    May 23, 2018

    Mary Theresa Palmer, 76, passed away Sunday, May 13, 2018, at her home in Rock Springs. She was a resident of Rock Springs, for the past 37 years and was a former resident of Cloverdale, Calif. Palmer was born on July 4, 1941, in Oroville, Calif., the daughter of Earl Doogan Renschen and Marian Rose Hansell. She attended schools in California and was a 1959 graduate of the Mount Diablo High School. Palmer married Rosalyn Record Jennings in December of 1982 in Rock Springs. She worked as a bank... Full story

  • Our View: Reward the good drivers

    May 23, 2018

    Wyoming’s roads have been deadly in May. The information signs spanning Interstate 80 between Rock Springs and Green River have attempted to drive home a few sobering statistics: 10 people have died on state roads since the start of the month and 63 percent of vehicle crash deaths involved people not using their seat belts. While attempting to warn people of the inherent dangers driving without being buckled in can bring is a way to use fear as a motivator for seat belt use and safer driving, the Wyoming Department of Transportation might be a...

  • Answer the question

    Jonathan Lange, Guest Columnist|May 23, 2018

    Recently (April 25), a 10-minute interview on Riverton’s local radio station created a dust-up across the state. So far, Wyoming’s liberal news site, WyoFile, has written three articles about it. The Casper Star Tribune has published another three; and numerous other outlets around the state have weighed in. A full two weeks after the interview, new articles just appeared on May 10 and 11. Not only is the conversation ongoing, it is yet another one-sided lambasting of every Wyomingite who cares about what our children are being taught and how t...

  • The firefighters' memorial

    Amanda Cavaz, Green River Communications Administrator|May 23, 2018

    The names of five firefighters were added to the memorial walls at the Wyoming Fallen Firefighter Memorial in Riverton over the weekend. Fifty nine surviving family members of thone named attended to lay a rose at the memorial and an estimated 100 firefighters were in attendance. Casper Professional Firefighters Pipes and Drums played at the memorial and U.S. Sen. John Barrasso served as a keynote speaker. Representing Green River Fire Department at the memorial were volunteer firefighters Tom Murphy, Bryan Carpenter, and Jaime Walgren and had...

  • Hi Mom

    May 23, 2018

  • Kids learn about county history

    David Martin, Editor|May 23, 2018

    Students from throughout Sweetwater County came to the Sweetwater County Historical Museum to learn about the county's past The museum hosted its annual history fair last week and along with a tour of the museum, children were taught how to churn their own butter and pan for gold. Amanda Benson, curator of the museum, said the weeklong fair replaces the school tours the museum used to host, which would take place over the course of about two months. She said the fair, with its added interactive...

  • Garage sale to help fund trip

    Stephanie Thompson, People Editor|May 23, 2018

    It’s an honor for those who qualified to attend the National Speech and Debate Association’s National Tournament, but now’s the time to find the funding to pay for it. Thirteen students from the Green River High School Speech and Debate team qualified for nationals at the Windriver District tournament in March and they are now trying to raise $16,500 to pay for the trip to and from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., June 17-23, which is where nationals is scheduled to take place this year. “Qual...

  • A memorable trip to Washington D.C.

    Stephanie Thompson, People Editor|May 23, 2018

    Green River students competing in the national We the People competition took second in the Midwest Regional category and 30th in the nation. At the end of April, Green River High School students Alex Davis, Mary Harris, Savrina Karimi, Sam Bayles, Atlin Johnson, Liam Pickering, Alondra Hamilton, Dallin Hoyt, Kelci Revelli, Karlee Cutler, Jesse Lauze and Levi Hren went to Washington D.C., with teachers Erin Freeman and Leah Hoblit. All of these students are part of a “We the People” team. “On...

  • Wolves soccer finishes 3rd

    David Martin, Editor|May 23, 2018

    Falling short of their goal to take the state title this year, the Green River High School boys soccer team still showed they were a strong squad in Jackson. The boys took third at State, finishing behind Cheyenne Central and the championship team from Natrona County High School. The Wolves started the tournament with an explosive 4-0 win over Cheyenne East, the fourth-seeded team from 4A East. Cheyenne Central would earn a hard-fought shootout victory over Kelly Walsh, leading to a...

  • Track team comes back with 1 champ

    Pete Rust, Contributor|May 23, 2018

    Green River’s track team has a state champion after the final meet of the year. Green River traveled to Kelly Walsh High School in Casper with 18 qualifiers, eight girls and 10 boys, to compete in the 2018 Wyoming State Outdoor Track Championships and came away with some fine performances.. Junior high jumper Erika Wilson was the lone champion as she cleared the bar at 5’4.” Senior thrower Natasha Young came through with a second-place performance to gain All State honors with a throw of 120’07” in the discus. She placed ninth in the shot put,...

  • Hall of famers announced

    Staff Report|May 23, 2018

    Green River High School’s 2018 hall of fame inductees include a World War II airman, a professor of engineering from the University of Wyoming, a doctor and two girl’s basketball teams. Athletics Director Tony Beardsley announced the inductees in a media release Tuesday afternoon. The inductees will be honored during the school’s hall of fame weekend Sept. 6-8. The festivities kick off at a social gathering Sept. 6 at 6 p.m., followed by a halftime presentation of the inductees during the Green River-Rawlins football game Sept. 7. The weeke...

  • Local runners compete in Ogden Marathon

    May 23, 2018

    Six local runners traveled to Ogden, Utah for the annual Ogden Marathon. In the 5k race, John Pawleska took first place in the 65-69 age group, with a time of 25:34. Terry Pawleska finished second in the same division with a time of 39:18. In the half marathon, Danielle Kruske ran with a time of 1:56. In the marathon, Todd Toolson led with a time of 3:49. Kelsi Sax finished with a time of 4:06 and Adam Harlow followed with a time of 4:49....

  • Only a demonstration

    May 23, 2018