Articles from the June 1, 2016 edition

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Police Reports

Officers responded to a noise complaint of loud music coming from a vehicle on Arkansas Drive. The owner of the vehicle was contacted, given a warning and turned the music down. Officers received a report of suspicious odor of something burning from...


FFA students attend 1st banquet

The Green River High School Future Farmers of America members hosted its first banquet and awards ceremony to cap off its first season. McKena Wallentine, GRHS agriculture teacher and FFA advisor,...

 By Staff Report    People    June 1, 2016

Three GR students graduate from Wyoming Connections Academy

Three Green River students graduated from Wyoming Connections Academy May 22. The students; Bret Crofutt, Moriah Durfee and Anthony Kudar, were part of a 31-student graduating class from the academy. Other students from the academy were from Rock...


Summer reading program kicks off this week

Sign up for the Sweetwater County Library System’s summer reading programs started yesterday. The theme of this year’s summer reading program for all ages is On Your Mark, Get Set, Read. Kids finishing fourth grade and younger are invited to...


Dale George Walker

Dale George Walker, 65, of Fredericksburg, Va. passed away May 26, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family. Walker was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He retired from EJ&E Railroad and later owned and ope... Full story


Lawrence David Levitt

Lawrence David Levitt, 72, of Rock Springs, passed away May 25, 2016 at his home.  A longtime resident of Rock Springs and former longtime resident of Fairfield, Calif., Levitt died following an... Full story


Leslie "Wayne" Harvey

Leslie "Wayne" Harvey, 81, of Baggs and Overton, Nev., passed away May 25, 2016 at his daughter's home surrounded by his family following a brief illness.  He was born on Aug. 6, 1934 in Mountain... Full story


Christine Georgeanna Finney

Christine Georgeanna Finney passed away May 22, 2016. She was born Nov. 6, 1997 to James and Lori Finney in Rock Springs. Christine was a senior at Evanston High School was an avid reader and... Full story


Roy Alan Brockbank

Roy Alan Brockbank passed away in St. George, Utah May 21, 2016. He was born Dec. 19, 1944 to Byron Andrus Brockbank and Luella Mae Nettles Brockbank in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho and was the youngest of... Full story

 By Lillian Palmer    City    June 1, 2016

Utility rates will increase in GR

Utility rates in Green River will not decrease. A utility rate study conducted by NewGen will not have solid estimates of what the rates may look like in the future, but rates will increase. The recom...

 By David Martin    County    June 1, 2016

Candidates finalized for Aug. election

Residents will have a lot to think about while marking their ballots in the upcoming primary election. Both Republicans and Democrats will have to decide which two commissioner candidates from their...


Spitter will go to prison

A man who pleaded guilty to spitting on a Sweetwater County Detention officer will serve prison time for his actions. Keith Allen Rhodes, 40, of Rock Springs, appeared in the Third District Court of...

 By David Martin    City    June 1, 2016

Motorcyclist injured in Friday crash

An unidentified motorcyclist was transported to Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County after a crash involving her motorcycle and a truck Friday afternoon. The crash occurred at about 12:13 p.m. at...

 By Lillian Palmer    City    June 1, 2016

New restaurant opens in GR

Grace doesn't want her restaurant to look like a restaurant. She wants it to look like home. She wants her guests to be at "home" in her home, she said. Grace Yeager opened the doors to her new...


Our View: Think local when in the voting booth

With the continued 24-hour coverage of the final presidential primaries, it’s easy to lose sight of the issues impacting residents on a county wide or state-wide scale. It’s not easy to see why either, as Donald Trump has surprised many by...

 By Becky Iwen    Opinion    June 1, 2016

Library hosts reading program

On your Mark, Get Set, Read! Summer is here and we are ready at the Sweetwater County Library to beat the summer slide. The Summer Reading Program is designed to keep kids reading throughout the summer and to help avoid the summer slide, which is...


Protections for patients in place

Who protects consumers of healthcare? Two recent emails from readers got me thinking about that question. I don’t mean consumers in their role as patients whose medical well-being is looked after by state medical boards and health departments that...


District art teacher receives award

For the last decade, this teacher has inspired students to think beyond their own creative realms to make masterpieces. Shane Steiss, a Green River High School art instructor, was recently selected...

 By Lillian Palmer    People    June 1, 2016

District No 2. educator retires, his legacy lives on

A less formally-dressed Dennis Freeman sported his University of Wyoming Alumni T-shirt Thursday, instead of his usual suit and tie attire. The halls were devoid of students while Freeman, assistant p... Full story


Student receives scholarship

In 2005, the Bigler family and OCI Chemical, predecessor to Ciner Resources, partnered to establish a scholarship to honor Terry A. Bigler and to carry on his legacy. The scholarship is intended to...


Six county vocalists to perform at state

Six members of the Sweetwater County Board of Cooperative Educational Services Children's Honor Choir have been chosen to perform in the Wyoming American Choral Directors Association 135-voice All-Sta...

 By David Martin    People    June 1, 2016

Chamber employee earns award

A cheerleader for local tourism at the Green River Chamber of Commerce was recently recognized at the annual R.E.A.C.H Awards hosted by the Sweetwater County Travel and Tourism Board. Lisa Harrera...


GR seniors' pets receive goodies

For the second year in a row, Green River seniors’ pets will receive free food, treats and toys. During the Care for Critters program this May, Golden Hour Senior Center employees encouraged...

 By David Martin    Sports    June 1, 2016

Wolves' track star signs with Utah State

A Green River High School track star will continue running at Utah State University. Josie Givens, who was one of two GRHS all-state nominees in 4A track, recently signed a letter of intent to run...


Game warden receives 35-year honor

Rock Springs Game Warden Dave Hays just reached a career milestone; Hays has worked for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department 35 years and is not ready to call it quits, just yet. Hays, an Iowa native, graduated from University of Wyoming in 1980...


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