Articles from the May 25, 2023 edition

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 By Hannah Romero    City    May 25, 2023

GRPD officers receive Medal of Valor

Three members of the Green River Police Department were recently given the Medal of Valor for their actions in response to a suspect who exchanged fire with them in the summer of 2021. This award was...

 By David Martin    City    May 25, 2023

35th Overland Stage Stampede Rodeo brings new thrills

A few new events aim to please rodeo fans at the upcoming Overland Stage Stampede Rodeo, including a wild horse race that proved to be popular years ago. Rodeo weekend is fast approaching and will t...


Jill A. Cordova

Jill A. Cordova, 69, passed away on Thursday, May 11, 2023 at Sage View Care Center in Rock Springs, WY. She was born on June 13, 1953 in Rock Springs, WY, the daughter of Robert and Daisy Kinnaman.... Full story


James Willingham

James Willingham, End of Watch May 21, 2023. He faithfully served in the USAF for 10 years of active duty followed by many years of service in the Army and USAF Reserves. He continued to serve as a Po... Full story


Paul Parker

Paul Parker, 71, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday, May 20, 2023 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. He was a life-long resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was born... Full story


Betty Todd Emerson

Betty Todd Emerson passed away on Sunday, May 21st in Riverton, Wyoming. She was born May 4, 1932, in the township of Huggins, Arkansas, to Julia Mayberry Higginbotham Groves and Jesse Higginbotham.... Full story


Isaac Donald Barber

Isaac Donald Barber, 50, passed away Thursday, May 18, 2023 at his home in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was a resident of Rock Springs for most of his life and a former resident of Colorado. Isaac was...


Paul Engen

Paul Engen, beloved husband, father, and papa passed away Sunday, May 21 with his wife, daughter and granddaughter by his side. He died from complications of juvenile diabetes he lived with for 58... Full story


Our View: Honor the fallen

We are privileged to live in a community that loves, values, and supports its veterans and honors those who made the ultimate sacrifice. With Memorial Day coming up this weekend, be sure to take the...


Letter to the Editor: A veteran shares about his life

Dear Editor, My name is Harry Holler. My grandpa’s name is Harry Holler and my dad’s name is Harry Holler. That’s why I named my son Michael. Michael was my only son. He was killed in a car wreck. I was born in Peoria, Illinois. Later we moved...


Green River Police Department reports for May 6 - May 23

Green River Police Department reports for May 6 At 5:34 p.m., officers responded to a trespassing request. Officers met with an individual who requested to have an individual trespassed from their property after a verbal altercation had occurred.... Full story

 By Staff Report    County    May 25, 2023

Multiple drug arrests made, Fentanyl pills found

Several people have been arrested by local and state law enforcement recently on drug charges, including one man who the Rock Springs Police Department allegedly found in possession of Fentanyl pills. On Thursday, May 18, officers with Rock Springs... Full story

 By Hannah Romero    People    May 25, 2023

Women's Club gives back to the community

The GFWC Women's Club of Sweetwater County has been making good on their mission to help the community with several recent donations to local organizations and participation in local events. "We just...


Happy 60th Anniversary!

Dwain and Connie Driggs recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at a dinner with family and friends. Dwain and Connie were married on May 26, 1963, in Elko, Nevada. The couple has resided... Full story


Sweetwater County Birth Announcements

Anamarie Melgoza and John Vivier of Rock Springs welcomed their son, Attikus-Linkoln Otto Melgoza Vivier, on March 22. Montana and Braedn Moss of Rock Springs welcomed their son, Bjorn Kelly Moss, on March 23. Kennedy and Christian Fennewald of Rock... Full story

 By Hannah Romero    Sports    May 25, 2023

GRHS Wolves football player signs with Concordia University

Another Wolf is ready to become a Cougar. This week Tanner Mosely signed his letter of intent to play football for Concordia University Chicago in River Forest, Illinois.  Mosely is the second Wolf...

 By Jackie Finch    Sports    May 25, 2023

Lady Wolves strike out against Cheyenne East and Kelly Walsh

The Lady Wolves Softball team traveled to Gillette to compete in the 4A State Championships last Thursday. Their first game on Thursday was against the Cheyenne East Thunderbirds. Green River fought...

 By Pete Rust    Sports    May 25, 2023

Green River Wolves compete well at State Track and Field in Casper

The Wolves Girls and Boys Track and Field teams competed in the Wyoming High School Track Championships this past weekend at Kelly Walsh High School in Casper. They were up against 13 other 4A schools, almost all of which have significantly larger...

 By Jackie Finch    Sports    May 25, 2023

Wolves soccer wins the 3A Consolation Championship

On the first day of the 3A State Championships that were hosted in Green River, the Green River Wolves stepped on the field to play the Torrington Trailblazers. The Wolves out-possessed Torrington...


Sweetwater County school district responds to sexual harassment claims

ROCK SPRINGS — A resident came forward with sexual harassment issues at this month’s Sweetwater County School District No. 1 board meeting. During the meeting on May 8, Rock Springs resident, Cherell O’Driscoll, revealed that she has received...


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