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Articles from the May 27, 2015 edition

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 By Lillian Palmer    County    May 27, 2015

Tourism board seeks more visitors

November 2014 marked a resident-voted change in Sweetwater County; the raise in Sweetwater County’s lodging tax. With the raise in lodging tax from 2 percent to 3 percent, the travel and tourism board is able to implement a more extensive marketing...

 By David Martin    County    May 27, 2015

Fontenelle incident revisited

Fifty years ago, a disaster was averted that could have significantly impacted the City of Green River. The Fontenelle Dam, completed in 1964, had sprung a leak that threatened the town and the ranches and homes located down river from the...

 By Lillian Palmer    City    May 27, 2015

Students leave school for summer

The lyric's of Alice Cooper's song come to mind this time of year. "School's out for summer, school's out forever." For many, school is not out forever but they will surely make the most of their...


Not guilty plea entered on sex abuse charges

By STEPHANIE THOMPSON People Editor A man accused of trying to sexually assault a 12-year-old girl pleaded not guilty to four felony charges. Kasey D. Manley, 22, of Green River, recently appeared in the Third District Court of Judge Nena James at...


New business brings vapor to GR

There is a new business in town, Vape 307, located at 340 E. Flaming Gorge Way. Vape 307 meets the rising electronic cigarette needs for Green River residents and others alike, selling mods, e-cigerattes and juices. “We sell anything vape... Full story


James Carl Luckey

James Carl Luckey, 75, of Rock Springs, passed away at his home May 21, 2015. A longtime resident of Rock Springs, Luckey passed away following a brief illness. He was born on Nov. 12, 1939 in... Full story


Joan Marie Barker

Joan Marie Barker, 67, of Rock Springs passed away on May 24, 2015 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. A long time resident of Rock Springs, Barker died following an illness of three years.... Full story


Vacations can be stressful times

Getting ready for vacation always stresses me out. There is all the added pressure of getting a couple weeks of work done before I go; and making sure the house is not a disaster. Almost every time,...

 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    May 27, 2015

Graduation isn't that special for some

It’s that time of year when students graduate after long journeys through either high school or college. It’s an important time as youth start their path into adulthood and a new set of burdens...

 By Jacquie Kramer    Opinion    May 27, 2015

Audiobooks featured throughout June

June is Audiobook Appreciation Month! If you’ve never listened to an audiobook, this is the month to try one out! June is the month to not only listen to audiobooks but also to tell others how cool they are. The Sweetwater County Library has a...


Letter: America has its own holocaust

Dear Editor, Genocide is taking place, even now, as you read this letter! It is happening right here in our own country. Not just in the Middle East, Africa and Europe. I recently saw the most brutal and shocking photos I have ever seen. These...

 By Misty Springer    Opinion    May 27, 2015

Notes from Town Square: Some fun in summertime

Another school year has come to an end and if you are like most parents, you greet the summer season with a mixture of delighted enthusiasm and downright dread as you ponder how to keep the kids busy for the next three months. Long, warm days give...


Our View: Support local events

With the end of the Memorial Day weekend, we can absolutely say summer is here at last. While the regional weather hasn’t been as cooperative as we would have preferred it to be, the almost daily rains will certainly put the Green in Green River...

 By David Martin    People    May 27, 2015

Former mayor talks about Vietnam War, veterans

The Vietnam War ended 40 years ago last month, but many of the emotional scars still remain. Gen. Hank Castillon, former mayor of Green River, served during the Vietnam War and spoke to residents...


State award-winners announced

Green River students who participated in the Wyoming State Young Authors competition were eagerly waiting for the results since April. The wait came to an end last week when the state winners were announced to the schools, Karen Price, young author c...


Student receives scholarships

As one door in life closes, another is about to open for Laura Harris. Harris, who recently graduated from Green River High School, now has her sights set on attending college and pursing her goals. In the fall, Harris is planning on going to the...

 By Staff Report    Sports    May 27, 2015

Rust, Love, Givens and Dewey nab 2015 4A All-State honors

The GRHS Track and Field Team had a memorable state meet in Casper last weekend, coming away with four individual all-state awards and five all-state performances. Leading the way was Senior Dylan Rust who captured two individual state championships...

 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    May 27, 2015

Wolves defeat rivals, sets sights on state

The Green River High School boy's soccer team keeps finding a little magic to pull through and seal a victory. The Wolves picked up two dramatic shootout victories at last weeks' 4A West Regional in...

 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    May 27, 2015

Ladies focus on physicality

The Green River High School girl’s soccer team quest for a state title will begin Thursday against Laramie. The second seeded Lady Wolves will take on third-seed Laramie (10-4-2) at 11 a.m. at Rock Springs Junior High School. “I think we need to...

 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    May 27, 2015

Lady Wolves have what it takes to end east streak

It’s time for the eastern side of the state to have a little trouble at the Wyoming 4A State Girl’s Soccer Tournament. During the past five years, the east has swept the west in the first round of the tournament. If there is a team to break the s...


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