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 By David Martin    County    June 3, 2021

Treasurer announces retirement

There is a time for almost anyone when they decide to hang up their hat. For Sweetwater County Treasurer Robb Slaughter, that day will be July 1. Slaughter announced his decision to resign and retire...

 
 By David Martin    City    June 3, 2021

Union Wireless seeks tower permit

Green River residents may see a large, metallic structure near the Green River Post Office if a proposal to build a cell phone tower is approved. Union Wireless seeks to build an 80-foot lattice-style...

 

JoAnn Lee Welch

JoAnn Lee Welch, 62, passed away Monday, May 17, 2021 at her home in Green River, Wyoming. She was a Green River Native. JoAnn was born June 17, 1958 in Evanston, Wyoming; the daughter of June Lee....

 

Lawrence Cauthorn

Lawrence Cauthorn, 77, passed away on Thursday May 20, 2021 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was a longtime resident of Green River, Wyoming and former resident...

 

Michael W. Brown

Join us to celebrate the life of our husband, brother and friend, Mike Brown. Mike passed away in March 2020, but the family was unable to commemorate his passing due the COVID pandemic. Now his family plans to host a remembrance to be held in...

 

Julia Ann (Rodriguez) Skiles

Julia Ann (Rodriguez) Skiles, 94, was taken home to Heaven by the angles on may 22, 2021. She passed away peacefully at her home in Rock Springs, Wyoming. She was born on September 8, 1926 in Rock Spr...

 

Tia Laree McGuire

Tia Laree McGuire, 38, passed away on Thursday, May 27, 2021 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County in Rock Springs, Wyoming. She was a lifelong resident of Rock Springs. She was born on March 21,...

 

Mark Joseph "Popee" James

Mark Joseph "Popee" James, 68, passed away Friday, May 14, 2021 in Ogden, Utah. He was a life-long resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming. Mr. James was born September 15, 1952 in Cheyenne, Wyoming; the...

 

Our View: WWCC trustee policy should be changed

Last week, we reported on Western Wyoming Community College trustee Carla Hester-Croff’s resignation following her claims of the college administration not being transparent and her concerns about a proposed board policy expanding on how a trustee...

 
 By Joel Funk    News    June 3, 2021

Wyoming holding course despite lagging vaccine rates

Wyoming’s Covid-19 vaccination rate remains among the lowest in the nation, yet the state has declined to set quantifiable goals, offer incentives or otherwise modify its approach to address the underperformance. Almost half of the national...

 
 By David Martin    City    June 3, 2021

Council tables bid refund request

A request to refund $5,000 paid as a bid security by New Peak Construction was tabled by the Green River City Council Tuesday night as city staff determine how much the company cost the city in both...

 
 By David Martin    People    June 3, 2021

Essayist shares what patriotism means to her

Monday morning, a 12-year-old Lincoln Middle School student shared what patriotism means to her before a group of veterans and residents assembled to pay their respects on Memorial Day. The essay...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    June 3, 2021

Future of Wolves softball is bright

Head softball coach Blair Aimone is excited about the future the Wolves have in the spring newly-developed softball league established this year. While the winless season wasn’t what players or coaches hoped for, the growth they’ve shown...

 
 By Victoria Eavis    News    June 3, 2021

No zebra mussels detected in Wyoming

CASPER – Although a highly invasive and harmful mussel was unexpectedly found in aquarium decorations at Wyoming pet stores earlier this year, wildlife officials say they have not yet detected the zebra mussels in state waters. “Right now, we...

 
 By Mike Koshmrl    News    June 3, 2021

Influencers get a hand on federal lands filming

JACKSON — New legislation spearheaded by U.S. Sen. John Barrasso proposes to do away with permit fees for small film crews and social media influencers shooting video on most federal land. The bill introduced by Wyoming’s senior senator, called...

 

50th wedding anniversary celebration announced

Neldon and Anita Brady are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. An open house to celebrate the anniversary will take place June 11 at the Eagles starting at 4 p.m. The event will include a...

 

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