Articles from the June 6, 2024 edition


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  • BLM remains concerning

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Jun 6, 2024

    Questions over how the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has been making rules and handling decisions continue to concern the Sweetwater County Board of County Commissioners. Commissioner Mary Thoman, in particular, works closely with several federal government groups and the BLM on a number of conservation projects and processes. In her report to the other commissioners during the June 4 meeting, Thoman shared that she has recently been part of several Zoom meetings with federal government...

  • Council highlights rodeo's success

    Lauren Lee, Contributor|Jun 6, 2024

    In a comprehensive report on the Green River City Council agenda for the June 4 meeting, the Overland Stage Stampede Rodeo Committee's update emerged as a highlight, capturing the attention of both council members and community members alike. Led by the dynamic trio of Karie Collins, Braden Perry, and Jerry Perry, the committee presented a detailed overview of their recent accomplishments and ambitious plans for the upcoming rodeo season. With a stellar track record of attracting crowds,...

  • Marsha Diane River

    Jun 6, 2024

    Marsha Diane River, 73, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Sunday, May 26, 2024 at her home. She was a 29-year resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming and former resident of Gillette; Lander, Wyoming and Pittsburg, Kansas. Mrs. Rivera died following a lengthy illness. She was born August 27, 1950 in Dallas, Texas; the daughter of Donald Franklin Waddle and Billie Louise Adams. Marsha attended schools in Pittsburg, Kansas. She married the love of her life Mauriel Rivera April 6, 1998 in...

  • Vaughn Earl Cross (updated services)

    Jun 6, 2024

    Vaughn Earl Cross, 92, passed away January 14, 2024 at the Sublette County Nursing Home in Pinedale, Wyoming. He was a longtime resident of Pinedale, Wyoming and a former resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming. Vaughn was born June 6, 1931 in Edison, Nebraska; the son of William Earl Cross and Helen Elizabeth Hays. He attended school in Edison, Nebraska and graduated from Edison High School in 1948. Vaughn married Lila Mae Noltie April 7, 1956 in Edison, Nebraska. She preceded him in death July 11,...

  • Susan Ellen Aragon

    Jun 6, 2024

    Susan Ellen Aragon, 65, passed away at her home in Green River, Wyoming May 26, 2024 with her loving husband by her side. She called Green River home for 50 years and was a former resident of Evanston, Wyoming. She was born January 9, 1959 in Evanston, Wyoming; the daughter of Lavell Meeks and Leeatta Wall. Susan attended school in Lyman, Wyoming and Evanston, Wyoming. She earned her General Education Degree from Western Wyoming Community College. Susan later attended Western Wyoming Community...

  • Bobbie Jo Karnes

    Jun 6, 2024

    Bobbie Jo Karnes, 44, passed away on May 23, 2024 at the University of Utah hospital following a brief illness. She was born on January 26, 1980 in Rock Springs, Wyoming, the daughter of Jerome W. Purcell and Florence J. Bevendge. After graduating from Rock Springs High School, she studied to be a nail technician. She married the love of her life, Daniel Lee Karnes, on October 28, 2017. With that marriage she gained three bonus daughters and she cherished all of the time spent with them and her...

  • Debra Dever

    Jun 6, 2024

    Debra Dever, 49, passed away May 29, 2024 at her home in Rock Springs, Wyoming, with her loving family by her side. She was a resident of Rock Springs for 29 years and a former resident of Green River, Wyoming. Debra was born October 29, 1974 in Denville, New Jersey; the daughter of David Ross Taylor and Iris Viola Julian. She attended school in Green River, Wyoming and graduated from Green River High School in 1992. Debra then attended Western Wyoming Community College and became a Registered...

  • Tye Evan Clark

    Jun 6, 2024

    Tye Evan Clark, 23, passed away Saturday, June 1, 2024 at his home in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was a life long resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was born September 12, 2000 in Rock Springs; the son of Jeremy Clark and Trish Dusel. Tye attended schools in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He worked for Mountain West Energy for three years as a Derrick Hand. Tye loved going shooting with his brother; riding four wheelers; the long board; having fun and making money while working hard. Survivors include...

  • Carl Campbell

    Jun 6, 2024

    Carl Campbell, a longtime resident of Green River, Wyoming, passed away peacefully in his room on May 31, 2024 at Deer Trail Assisted Living. He was born on April 3, 1938 in Montrose, Colorado and grew up in south western Colorado. After his graduation from Telluride High School, he was hired to work in the mill at the Idarado mine in Telluride. He then met and married Carol Frank in 1960. Their 4 girls were all born while Carol and Carl lived in Telluride. In 1969 the family moved to Elko,...

  • Quilting on the Green

    Jun 6, 2024

    This year's annual Quilting on the Green event took place on Friday and Saturday and offered classes, quilt displays, raffles, and more....

  • Legislators confront Gov.

    Jun 6, 2024

    A number of Wyoming legislators wrote a letter to Governor Mark Gordon at the end of May expressing their frustration with his veto of Senate File 13 and their desire to “heighten the Wyoming government’s reaction to the lawless Biden administration’s attacks on our state’s sovereignty and our citizen’s way of life.” After receiving a response from the governor, the legislators wrote the following reply: Governor Gordon, We are grateful for your timely response to our May 22 letter. We only wish you would act with such haste when defending Wyom...

  • Green River Police Department reports for May 27 - June 3

    Jun 6, 2024

    Green River Police Department reports for May 27 At 3:42 p.m., officers conducted a traffic stop and issued a warning for an alleged expired temporary license permit/improper registration violation. At 4:10 p.m., officers conducted a traffic stop and issued a citation to Tommy Ortega for alleged speeding. At 4:52 p.m., officers conducted a traffic stop and issued a warning for alleged speeding. At 6:15 p.m., officers responded to a report of vandalism. At 8:21 p.m., officers responded to a...

  • Sharing BMX with the community

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Jun 6, 2024

    "Did you see that jump?" kids called out to one another, racing their bikes up and down the dirt hills. Dozens of child and adult riders, along with family and friends, showed up at the Southwest Wyoming BMX race course on Saturday, enjoying a free ride along the track during the club's open house event. "We really just wanted the opportunity to talk to the community and to share more about the program and what we're here to do," Heather Salinas, the Southwest Wyoming BMX Club president,...

  • Golden Hour Senior Center June Schedule

    Jun 6, 2024

    GHSC is hosting a special Father's Day Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 13. The menu will include ribs, corn on the cob, potato salad, watermelon, brownies drizzled with caramel and nuts, and beer. There will also be Father's Day trivia and the chance to win a prize. GHSC will also host ice cream socials throughout the summer every Tuesday after lunch. Special Events: Nurse: June 6 and 20, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Bingo Night: June 6, 5-7 p.m. Board Candidate Introductions: June 11, 11 a.m....

  • Local events celebrate Pride Month

    Staff Report|Jun 6, 2024

    Several local events are coming up as part of recognizing and celebrating Pride Month. This weekend, Pride events will kick off in Rock Springs. On Friday night, June 7, The Starling Company will present a performance of "Freakshow." The drag show will be "an original, immersive, theatrical experience," according to the Starling Company, and will focus on a circus-like atmosphere of spooky and scary performances. The event is rated "R," and tickets are available at different price points for the...

  • GRHS shares second semester Honor Rolls

    Jun 6, 2024

    Green River High School students have earned their places on the Principal, Staff and Regular Honor Rolls for the first semester of the 2023-2024 school year. To be placed on the Principal Honor Roll, a student must earn a 4.0 GPA. To be placed on the Staff Honor Roll, a student must earn between a 3.75 and a 3.99 GPA. To be placed on the Regular Honor Roll, a student must earn between a 3.5 and a 3.749 GPA. For each honor roll, students must finish the semester without an I or F grade and must...

  • Knights compete at Roy Peck Invitational

    Tessa Robinson, Contributor|Jun 6, 2024

    The Green River Knights Legion Baseball team traveled to Riverton last weekend to compete in the Roy Peck Invitational tournament. In the Knights' first game on Saturday, they played against the Lovell Mustangs. Taking the lead in the first inning, the Knights scored three runs to the Mustangs' one. In the third inning, the Knights scored two runs to the Mustangs' six. In the fifth inning, the Knights scored one run to the Mustangs' zero. And in the sixth inning, the Knights scored three...

  • Green River High School hires new Girls Basketball coach

    Staff Report|Jun 6, 2024

    Sweetwater County School District No. 2 recently announced that they have selected a new Green River High School Head Girls' Basketball Coach. Clint Landon will take over the Girls' Basketball program, replacing long-time coach Rick Carroll, who retired in April. Landon has been an Assistant Varsity Coach for the Green River High School Girls' program since the 2015 season. Coach Landon was an assistant football, basketball, and track and field coach at Torrington High School from 2010 to 2015....

  • All-Star softball team wins Casper Kick Off 14U Championship

    Jun 6, 2024

    The 14U All-Star girls softball team, the Green River Shockwave, traveled to Casper to compete in the Casper Kick Off tournament last weekend. On Sunday, Green River won all three of their games, claiming first in the championship bracket. They won against the Rock Springs Storm 13-5, then beat the Lander Eagles 25-2 and won over the Casper Rebels 24-2....

  • Haze of controversy: EPA must force stricter air quality controls in Wyoming, conservation groups say

    Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile.com|Jun 6, 2024

    After sparring in court over the first 10-year phase of the Regional Haze Program, state and federal regulators - along with environmental groups and industrial polluters - are preparing for battle in the next phase of the effort that is intended to gradually restore "natural visibility" at some 156 national parks and wilderness areas. Wyoming's second-round "state implementation plan" awaits approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which is expected to begin accepting public...

  • Wyoming officials side with Trump

    David Velazquez, Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange|Jun 6, 2024

    Wyoming’s elected officials are standing with former President Donald Trump after he was found guilty of 34 counts of falsifying business records in a New York case. Trump, who is seeking to win the presidency in November, is facing up to 4 years in prison for trying to illegally influence the 2016 election by falsifying business records to hide a hush money payment to a porn actor who claimed they had sex in 2006. Wyoming senators John Barrasso and Cynthia Lummis both released statements on social media platforms on Thursday stating that D...

  • Could Wyoming water get piped to Colorado? A decades-old plan resurfaces

    Mike Koshmrl, WyoFile.com|Jun 6, 2024

    A gas exploration company with Florida ties is pursuing plans to pull groundwater out of existing coalbed methane wells in southern Wyoming, then pipe it into the lower reaches of the water-stressed Colorado River Basin. The project was formally initiated in December, when the State Engineer’s Office received 21 groundwater test well applications from Mark Dolar of Dolar Energy, LLC. The test wells are all located on Bureau of Land Management property south of Rawlins in the Atlantic Rim gas field. Two test well applications have since been r...

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