Articles from the June 5, 2019 edition

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  • GR residents seek appointment

    David Martin, Publisher|Jun 5, 2019

    By DAVID MARTIN Publisher Several county residents have applied to fill the vacancy created when Sweetwater County Commissioner Don Van Matre died in May. According to posts from the Sweetwater GOP website, 16 people have filed. Those individuals are John Henning, Lester Mauch, Island Richards, Bill Taliaferro, Ted Barney, Sherry Bushman, Mary Thoman, Ralph Obray, Tim Savage, Gary Killpack, Terrance Andrews, Allan Jarnagin, John Kolb, Luz Rossy, Lauren Schoenfeld and R. Cody Bramwell. The...

  • FMC Park river project planned

    David Martin, Publisher|Jun 5, 2019

    Erosion has taken its toll on sections of riverbank along the Green River and a project spearheaded by Trout Unlimited and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department aims to correct some of the most extreme instances near FMC Park. The project would also result in the construction of a primitive boat ramp past FMC Park. Speaking to the Green River City Council Tuesday evening, Nick Walrath representing Trout Unlimited and Kevin Spence, a WGFD wildlife biologist, said they weren’t seeking funding f...

  • Spider boy

    Jun 5, 2019

  • Community garden established in GR

    Lexi Mitchell, Intern|Jun 5, 2019

    Jennifer Edelmayer's lifelong dream to bring a community garden to Green River is coming true. The Wild Sage Garden will be a community-based garden open to everyone. The Edelmayer family donated acreage for the community garden which is located west of the city in Jamestown. "Everybody loves food," Edelmayer said. She wanted to bring more awareness to the community about gaining access to healthier foods through agriculture. This year, they are using hay bales as their planters. Each hay bale i...

  • Horse wagering comes to GR

    David Martin, Publisher|Jun 5, 2019

    Horse wagering will come to Green River after a 6-1 vote by the Green River City Council Tuesday night. Buck Hubert, owner of the Town Bar and Grill, approached the Council for permission to host wagering on live horse racing and historic horse racing. Hubert initially approached the Council last year and received approval, however the original vendor Hubert worked with to bring horse wagering to his business pulled out of the project. Hubert approached Wyoming Horse Racing LLC, which operates...

  • Subdivision plan moves forward

    Stephanie Thompson, Editor|Jun 5, 2019

    Despite one resident’s concerns about the lot size of the proposed subdivision near the Rolling Green Golf Course, the project is still moving forward. At a Sweetwater County Commissioners meeting two weeks ago, the group unanimously approved a minimum lot size variance request from Randy Laughter and Lane Fillingim for the Ranch View Estates subdivision. This approval will allow the developers to change the lot size from 2-acre lots to 1-acre lots. The lot-size variance request is only for p...

  • Our View: Appointee should be from GR

    Jun 5, 2019

    The Sweetwater County GOP has a decision to make we’re not envious of. They’ve got to select three people from a group of 16 applicants to forward to the Sweetwater County commissioners as possible replacements to fill the unexpired portion of Don Van Matre’s term. The list contains the names of many highly-qualified people who have a history of public service within Sweetwater County and everyone who has applied should be commended for stepping up to the plate. With that, while the role of a county commissioner involves decisions that have...

  • Letter: Music festival: a family-friendly, fundraising event

    Jun 5, 2019

    I am writing this letter to clarify a few items that appeared in the May 30th edition of the Star on the front-page article titled “$10,000 a Hard Pill for Council.” The article is talking about the decision the GR City Council is contemplating for funding the 2nd Annual Mansface Mountain Music Festival. First, let me say that I fully respect and understand the financial decisions that the City Council is having to make regarding this funding and all other funding requests. As a past city employee and a resident of Green River myself, I app...

  • Enjoying a family dinosaur day

    Stephanie Thompson, Editor|Jun 5, 2019

    After weeks of soccer practices, games and meetings our weekday evenings and weekends are pretty full. My husband and I love that our boys enjoy sports, but four nights a week of practice with both of their games on Saturday mornings takes up a lot of our regular free time. I have missed a lot of their practices due to meetings, work obligations or just plain terrible weather conditions, but I haven’t missed a game. I enjoy seeing them learn new skills and improve practice after practice and g...

  • Rodeo returns to Green River

    Amanda Cavaz|Jun 5, 2019

    If you have driven past the rodeo grounds and horse corrals lately then you have probably noticed the new buck and rail fence and ranch gates. This project has been in the making for a while behind the scenes. The timing is perfect. To spite the uncooperative weather last month, the project completed just in time for the Overland Stage Stampede Rodeo’s 32nd year. The rodeo is an important part of our community. While it may not be the highlight of the summer for every resident, it is certainly a hallmark of the spirit of Wyoming. There’s a ric...

  • Louis J. Christison

    Jun 5, 2019

    Louis J. Christison, 81, passed away May 29, 2019, at his home in Green River surrounded by his family. He was a resident of Green River for 30 years and is a former resident of Kentucky. Christison was born Nov. 8, 1937, in Junction City, Ken.; the son of Grover Christison and Julie Christison. He attended schools in Kentucky. Christison married Barbara Ann and she preceded him in death on March 5, 1995. He later married Deluvina V. Medina on May 22, 1999, in Green River. Louis owned and...

  • Mitch Bullock

    Jun 5, 2019

    Mitch Bullock, 60, of Rock Springs, passed away May 30, 2019, at his cabin in Pinedale. A longtime resident of Rock Springs and former resident of Bountiful, Utah, Bullock died following a sudden illness. He was born on Feb. 21, 1959, in Akron, Colo., the son of James Ralph Bullock and Bonnie Louise Duncan. He attended schools in Bountiful, Utah and Rock Springs and was a Rock Springs High School graduate with the class of 1977. He also attended college and earned an associate's of science...

  • Loye Don Williams

    Jun 5, 2019

    Loye Don Williams, 87, of Rock Springs, passed away May 20, 2019, at his home. A longtime resident of Rock Springs and former resident of Littleton, Colo., Williams died following an illness of one year. He was born Oct. 2, 1931, in Campbell, Texas, the son of Loy Maynard Williams and Pauline Shupping Williams. Williams attended schools in Duncan, Okla., and was a 1950 graduate of the Duncan High School. He attended the East Central University in Ada, Okla., and graduated with an associate's deg...

  • Brent Dean Foster

    Jun 5, 2019

    Brent Dean Foster, 77, passed away July 28, 2017, in Bonita, Calif., with family at his side. He was born Aug. 23, 1939, in Rock Springs, but was a Green River native. He was a 1957 Green River High School graduate. He then attended the University of Wyoming and graduated with the class of 1961. In 1961, Foster joined the United States Navy. In 1965, Foster served in the Vietnam War. He retired as a Commander from the Navy in 1982. During his time in the Navy, Foster was recognized for numerous...

  • New angler program launched by WGFD

    Staff Report|Jun 5, 2019

    For some sportsmen, trophies are more slippery than shiny and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department has launched a new program to recognize the anglers reeling them in. The department has launched its Master Angler program to recognize anglers who catch trophy-sized game fish in Wyoming waters. Trophy fish represent the largest 5 percent of the 24 eligible species. Participating in the program is easy, even if catching a trophy is challenging. An angler who lands a fish that meets or exceeds the minimum qualifying length from snout to the tip...

  • GRHS grad signs with WWCC

    David Martin, Publisher|Jun 5, 2019

    Recent Green River High School graduate Michaelee Wisniewski will continue her soccer career playing for the Lady Mustangs at Western Wyoming Community College this fall. The team announced Wisniewski’s signing on its blog. According to coach Jeff Atkinson, Wisniewski signed her letter of intent last week, making a commitment to play shortly before graduation. He said the she plays a center defender and her tough, aggressive play coupled with her speed and athleticism made her a person A...

  • State receives $17M for conservation

    Jun 5, 2019

    Wyoming will receive more than $17 million to support critical state conservation and outdoor recreation projects this year, according to the U.S. Department of the Interior. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is granted this funding annually from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service through the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration and Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration acts. The funding is part of more than $1 billion going to state wildlife agencies from revenues generated by excise taxes paid by the hunting, shooting, boating and...

  • Spurs team brings home championship

    Jun 5, 2019

  • Children enjoy a day in space

    Lexi Mitchell, Intern|Jun 5, 2019

    More than 300 people attended the Sweetwater County Library's summer kick-off event. Last Wednesday, the library in association with the Board of Cooperative Educational Services program created a day filled with solar system fun. A universe of stories is this year's summer reading theme. Youth services librarian, Becky Irwin, gushed about her excitement for the following season. The library has events all summer lined up rooted in Science Technology Engineering and Math to help kids in Green...

  • Sixth-grade teacher receives honor

    Stephanie Thompson, People Editor|Jun 5, 2019

    Teaching students about their civic responsibility, patriotism and flag etiquette has earned one Green River teacher a state award. Lincoln Middle School sixth-grade teacher Lori Hastert was informed that she recently had been named the Veterans of Foreign Wars Smart/Maher Wyoming State Teacher of the Year. “It was pretty exciting and quite a surprise,” Hastert said. “It’s pretty humbling to receive that as well.” According to the VFW website, “Established in 1999, the award recognizes our natio...

  • Even more free audiobooks available now

    Stephanie Thompson, Editor|Jun 5, 2019

    Those who enjoy listening to audiobooks, but don’t like the wait for the title to become available will enjoy the library’s new digital upgrade. According to a press release, Wyoming residents now have access to thousands of free, downloadable audiobook titles thanks to the Wyoming State Library’s launch of RBDigital Unlimited. This subscription marks a major expansion of the RBDigital service, available through Sweetwater County Library Director Jason Grubb said the libraries have...

  • Sweetwater singers to perform in All-State choir

    Jun 5, 2019

    Twelve members of the Sweetwater Board of Cooperative Educational Services Children’s Honor Choir have been accepted by audition to perform June 8 in Cheyenne, Wy in the 2019 Wyoming ACDA Children’s Honor Choir. The singers are Jacob Dyess, Makayla Johnson, Reanna Moorley, Aurora Brown, Jordyn Van Ausdle, Clair Luzmoor, Marlee Nyland, Hunter Swensen, Kaliya Burnham, Brylee Christensen, Breanna Quickenden and Nevaeh Bryant. The Cheyenne All City Chorus will host the event which will feature the Internationally acclaimed educator, composer, con...

  • Many graduate from HiSET program

    Jun 5, 2019

    Western Wyoming Community College hosted the 38th Annual High School Equivalency Graduation last week. The Learning Center at Western provides Wyoming High School Equivalency preparation and testing at the main Rock Springs campus, as well as at outreach centers in Big Piney, Bridger Valley, Green River, Kemmerer, Pinedale, and Star Valley. Once students pass the High School Equivalency Test, they receive the valuable state-issued credential, the Wyoming High School Equivalency Certificate. The HiSET test is a five-part series test that evaluat...

  • Lymphedema treatment available at hospital

    Jun 5, 2019

    Lymphedema may not be curable, but it can be managed with proper care. Complete lymphedema treatment is available at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. Rehabilitation Services Director Debbie DeFauw recently received lymphedema training and certification and now can provide complete lymphedema treatment. Lymphedema is a long-term condition, DeFauw said. Swelling occurs in arms or legs as a result of excess fluid collecting in tissues when the lymphatic system is damaged. The most common cause of lymphedema in the United States results...

  • Quilting corner

    Jun 5, 2019