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 By David Martin    City    May 27, 2021

Wild Horses return to Visitors Center

Visitors to Green River have a chance to see a couple of the regions famed wild horses at the Green River Visitors Center. Janet Hartford, a volunteer taking care of the two mares at the center, said...

 
 By David Martin    County    May 27, 2021

College trustee resigns

Western Wyoming Community College has a vacancy on its board of trustees after a member announced her resignation Tuesday over concerns about a proposed board removal policy. Carla Hester-Croff, who...

 

Jeraldine "Jeri" Jasperson

Jeraldine "Jeri" Jasperson, 86, passed away Thursday, May 20, 2021 at her home in Green River, Wyoming. She was a resident of Green River for 68 years and former resident of Afton, Wyoming. Jeri was...

 

Our View: Washington politics arrives in Wyo

The time between now and the 2022 election will be never ending when it comes to the race for Rep. Liz Cheney’s seat in the U.S. House. Nearly six months into her second term, she’s already facing a cadre of Republican challengers after voting...

 
 By David Martin    Opinion    May 27, 2021

YouTuber offers a taste of history

One of the appeals YouTube has is the fact it can offer almost anything to anyone. Of course, much of that is nothing more than entertainment, often aimed to cultivate a persona that can be built...

 

Leslie Allen McCurdy

Leslie Allen McCurdy, 72, passed away Sunday, May 9, 2021 in Lewistown, Montana. He was a resident of Montana for 13 years and former resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming. Mr. McCurdy was born May 23,...

 

Donna Aragon

Donna Aragon, 65, passed away Thursday, May 20, 2021 at her home in Rock Springs, Wyoming. She was a resident of Rock Springs for 40 years and former resident of Hanna, Wyoming. Mrs. Aragon was born...

 

Candus Darlene Toth

Candus Darlene Toth, 45, passed away Friday, May 14, 2021 at her home in Rock Springs, Wyoming. She was a resident of Rock Springs for the last eight years and former resident of Elsinore, Utah. Candu...

 

Margaret Dillon

Margaret Dillon, 95, passed away on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at Missions at Castle Rock in Green River, Wyoming. She was a long-time resident of Green River and former resident of Rock Springs,...

 

Bill Baker

Our loving husband, father, brother, uncle and friend, Bill Baker, age 81, passed away peacefully May 15, 2021, at the Heirloom Inn in Price, Utah. Bill was born in Dayton, Ohio, on May 20, 1939 to...

 
 By David Martin    County    May 27, 2021

Gordon, college hype initiative

A visit and tour of Western Wyoming Community College led to Gov. Mark Gordon and leaders from WWCC and the University of Wyoming to promote a partnership between the state's community colleges and...

 

Hospital changes hours for outpatient lab, swab clinic

Beginning June 1, outpatient medical laboratory testing at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County will see some changes. The outpatient lab, temporarily housed in the MHSC Foundation offices, will no longer be open on weekends. It will continue to...

 
 By David Martin    Business    May 27, 2021

Green River Insurance owner retires

A familiar face has taken over Green River Insurance after its longtime owner retired last month. Crystal House took over the company at the beginning of May after owner-agent Christine Montgomery...

 

Search highlights deadliest rail collision in county

A recent research request about the location of two long-disused railroad sidings reminded staff at the Sweetwater County Historical Museum of the worst train wreck in Sweetwater County history. The caller requested information about Marston and...

 

French TV crew film historical feature in Sweetwater County

A French television crew was in Rock Springs and Green River earlier this month, shooting a feature about Sweetwater County history. Headquartered in Paris, Invitation au voyage, (“Invitation to Travel”), which covers international travel,...

 
 By Pete Rust    Sports    May 27, 2021

Munoz earns state title in 300-meter hurdles

The Green River High School track teams traveled to Casper to compete in the Wyoming High School Track Championships at Kelly Walsh High School this past Thursday through Saturday, earning one state title at the end of the event. For the Lady...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    May 27, 2021

Local fighter prepares for Sat. bout

Beck "The Last Boy Scout" Shields has been busy over the past few months. The 17-year-old MMA fighter has continued a rigorous training schedule and participated three amateur fights, including his...

 
 By Davis Potter    Sports    May 27, 2021

UW plans for full attendance at War Memorial

CASPER — If everything goes according to plan, Wyoming will play its home football games inside a full War Memorial Stadium this fall. UW is planning to return to full capacity for the 2021 season, UW athletic director Tom Burman told the...

 
 By Victoria Eavis    News    May 27, 2021

Bouchard will remain in U.S. House race

CASPER – Wyoming Sen. Anthony Bouchard says he is staying in the U.S. House race following the disclosure that he impregnated a 14-year-old when he was 18, striking a defiant tone at the possibility that he could face repercussions in the Wyoming...

 

Statewide public health orders reach expected final phase

CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Department of Health on Friday announced the likely final phase for statewide public health orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the immediate removal of one of the two remaining orders. Statewide public health...

 

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