Articles from the June 8, 2016 edition


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  • Police Reports

    Jun 8, 2016

    Officers assisted Wyoming Highway Patrol locate a vehicle on Astle Avenue and Uinta Drive described in a REDDI (Report Every Drunk Driver Immediately) report on Highway 530 south of Green River. Officers assisted Castle Rock Ambulance Service on a medical call. Officers received a call of two dogs described as huskies at large on Shoshone Avenue and Uinta Drive. Officers checked the area and were unable to locate the dogs. Officers assisted Castle Rock Ambulance Service on a medical call. Officers contacted a resident who was advised their resi...

  • Stories told through quilts

    Stephanie Thompson, People Editor|Jun 8, 2016

    It doesn't take long for the stories to appear to the viewer. Just looking at the pieces of fabric sewn together in a pattern tells a tale. What the tale is all depends on who sewed the quilt and what kind of a mood they were in when doing so. Green River residents who attended the Quilting on the Green, which once again took place at Expedition Island this past weekend, were not disappointed with the creativity that went into each quilt at the show. Quilts of all colors and sizes were on...

  • Agencies enter friendly blood-drive competition

    Stephanie Thompson, People Editor|Jun 8, 2016

    Community members are familiar with being asked to bleed green, but now they are being asked to support a cause they might not be so familiar with -- bleed for a badge. For the first time, Green River emergency response teams will compete in the Battle of the Badges, a blood drive supporting emergency responders in Sweetwater County. Tom Murphy, City of Green River Fire Prevention Chief, said last year Rock Springs hosted a Battle of the Badge between its emergency-response teams, including the...

  • Births

    Jun 8, 2016

    Evelyn Louise Yeager Ron and Hannah Yeager of Green River recently announced the birth of their daughter Evelyn Louise Yeager. She was born May 19, 2016, at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. Elaina Rose Rael Cullen and Morgan Rael of Green River recently announced the birth of their daughter Elaina Rose Rael. She was born May 25, 2016, at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. Asher Roman Denman Emily Aragon and Dalton Denman of Rock Springs recently announced the birth of their son Asher Roman Denman. He was born May 30, 2016, at Memori...

  • Rodeo brings excitement to kids

    David Martin, Editor|Jun 8, 2016

    The Overland Stage Stampede Rodeo doesn't just offer adults an entertaining weekend; kids from throughout the region had fun as well. The rodeo's early events featured kids riding mini broncs and included a performance from the World Reserve Champion mini bronc rider Jex Terry. Terry placed second during competition in the world mini bronc riding championships last year. Aside from some of the early competitions featuring children, kids had a chance to chase down calves in an attempt to win...

  • Bittersweet Bombshells win 1st bout

    Lillian Palmer, Staff Writer|Jun 8, 2016

    A new season of roller derby opened up Saturday, with the Bittersweet Bombshells taking on a team from Denver. The home team played against a Colorado team for the first time in the team's history. They did not know what to expect. "It was crazy. We had no idea how they play at all," Bombshell Meagan Varley said. "We just played our game. That's what we tried to do." "It was a very hard hitting bout," Bombshell Cara Kelsey said. As the game clock began to tick, the two team's jammers skated...

  • Inductees named for high school hall of fame

    Staff Report|Jun 8, 2016

    A track team, a longtime coach and former professor at the University of Wyoming are the 2016 inductees into the Green River High School Hall of Fame. The inductees include the 1992-1994 Girls Cross Country Team, as well as graduates Byron Toone and Jack Evers. The track team was coached by Greg McClure and Dean Bonney and took the state championship three straight years, 1992-1994.The team defeated Campbell County High School each of the years they took state. Toone, born in 1930, was a 1948 graduate of Green River High School and attended...

  • Chronic wasting found in Lincoln Co.

    Jun 8, 2016

    A doe mule deer near Thayne was found dead and a Wyoming Game and Fish Department employee sent it to the Wildlife Health Laboratory in Laramie for testing, and it came back positive for CWD. The mule deer was found near Thayne in deer hunt area 145. West of the continental divide, a moose tested positive for CWD in Star Valley in 2008 and in 2012 three mule deer tested positive in the city limits of Green River. “Seeing a deer test positive for CWD west of the continental divide again is concerning,” Scott Edberg, Deputy Chief of the Wil...

  • Knights take Riverton tourney, schedule set for home tournament

    Staff Report|Jun 8, 2016

    The Green River Knights fared well in the Roy Peck Memorial Wood Bat Tournament in Riverton over the weekend. The Knights’ A Team took first after defeating the Riverton Raiders in the championship match, while the B Team took third. The A Team initially faced Riverton’s B Team, defeating them 7-1, and later took on Douglas, winning that game 6-3. During the championship game, the Knights showed their superiority over the Raiders 18-1. The Knights will soon host their own wood bat tournament. The tournament will take place June 17-19. The tou...

  • Marvin Shockey

    Jun 8, 2016

    Marvin Shockey, 55, of Rock Springs, passed away Friday, June 3, 2016 at the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City, where he had been a patient for the previous nine days. He had been a resident of Rock Springs for the past seven years and former resident of California. He was born on March 24, 1961 in Denver, the son of Melvin L and Patricia J. Perkins Shockey. Shockey was a 1979 graduate of the El Camino High School. He attended and graduated from the University of Southern...

  • Janice Doser

    Jun 8, 2016

    Janice Doser passed away at her home surrounded by her family June 5, 2016 due to complications from a long illness. Doser was born in Yankton, S.D., Nov. 27, 1941 to Harold Henry Sonnenfield and Loretta Agnes Engle Sonnenfield. She spent almost all her childhood in Sioux Falls, S.D. Having been educated in Catholic parochial schools she graduated from Cathedral High and entered St. Theresa's College located in Winona, Minn. to study nursing under Franciscan nuns. After one year her curriculum r...

  • Carol Jean Dockter

    Jun 8, 2016

    Carol Jean Dockter died June 5, 2016. She was born Sept. 19, 1962. Carol was a wonderful, kind person who touched many lives in her time here. She was a beloved wife, mother, sister, daughter, aunt, niece, cousin, and friend. She enjoyed spending time with her family, playing with her dogs and cat, and watching birds in her backyard. She loved being outdoors, hunting rocks, and going on new adventures with the people she loved. A celebration of life will be held at Century Park in Rock Springs...

  • John Calixte Bowker

    Jun 8, 2016

    John Calixte Bowker, 75, of Rock Springs passed away June 4, 2016 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. A lifelong resident of Rock Springs, Bowker died following a lengthy illness. He was born on Oct. 24, 1940 in Rock Springs, the son of the late Wilfred Crofts Bowker and Anne Marie Bernet Bowker. Bowker attended schools in Rock Springs, and was a 1958 graduate of the Rock Springs High School. He and his family owned Bowker Contruction and he worked there for 42 years, retiring in 2007....

  • Our View: A possible solution to a land dispute

    Jun 8, 2016

    We think there’s a fairly easy solution to the problem developing between some residents and the Rock Springs Grazing Association. A camper came in last week and expressed concern about suddenly seeing a no trespass sign posted at a camp site he has used for decades. We’ve attempted to contact the RSGA about this but kept reaching an answering machine. We’ll continue our attempts at reaching out to them. We realize the land in question is owned by the RSGA and they have every right to close off sections of land under their ownership and remov...

  • Notes from Town Square: play together and stay together

    Catherine Duncombe, Green River Parks and Rec.|Jun 8, 2016

    What are your priorities? Most people would say their family is at the very top of their priority list. If that’s true for you, how about trying a new quality activity to bring your family closer? Studies show that a family that plays together stays together. Becoming active as a family and making physical activities a part of your everyday life can form positive lifelong habits for you and your children. If parents encourage outside play before dinner time or suggest a bike ride after dinner, it becomes the active norm in the family. This c...

  • Jumping into physical fitness

    David Martin, Editor|Jun 8, 2016

    There comes a time when a person realizes things can’t continue the way they have. For me, that realization involves a need to become more physically active. I work at a job that, for the most part, is bound to my desk. I do go out for assignments, but the physical activity involved in what I do is fairly limited. Last Thursday drove that point home. The first thought that I need to change my lifestyle came during a discussion I had with Pete Rust. Rust had stopped by to talk about a sports a...

  • Tasty Scotcheroo bars make sweet treats and memories

    Lillian Palmer, Staff Writer|Jun 8, 2016

    The pages of my mom's cookbook from the 1970s are soft and well worn with the stain of age and buttery fingers. The spine and faded green cover are taped together to keep the book intact. The many well-used recipes are scribbled on in my mom's cursive handwriting, with adjustments, suggestions, notes of who and when the recipe was made and whether it was a good or bad recipe. Like many of my mom's frequently used and well-loved recipes, the 'Chocolate Scotcheroos' have the word "good"...

  • Kindergarten is over already?

    Stephanie Thompson, People Editor|Jun 8, 2016

    We all know the all too familiar graduation song “Pomp and Circumstance.” In fact, just the mention of the song will send one into humming it. I had only heard it played at high school graduations I attended or kindergarten graduations I covered for this newspaper. However this year was different. This time I was watching my oldest son, Matthew, so small and young, walk across the stage at his kindergarten graduation as this music was played. He was having a hard time keeping the graduation hat...

  • City will use reserve funding

    Lillian Palmer, Staff Writer|Jun 8, 2016

    The Green River City Council made it evident they value community programs at Tuesday’s city council meeting. In order to give city staff some direction for the finalization of the city budget set for June 21, the decision of how much money each community program asking for funds will receive was decided by consensus. Each council member voiced their opinions down the line for fund amounts to each program including the Retired Seniors Volunteer Program, Green River Food Bank, Golden Hour S...

  • Barney seeks election to county

    Lillian Palmer, Staff Writer|Jun 8, 2016

    Green River City Councilman Ted Barney's life-changing, mind-opening experience happened many years ago when he made the decision to go on a high school trip to Paris and London. "It was the best decision I ever made in my life," he said. "It opened my eyes to a great big world. It brought me out of the box of Sweetwater County." Barney pays close attention to what is going on around the world; and that is a big reason he is running for county commissioner. Barney is a Green River resident who...

  • Man sentenced for hurting baby

    Stephanie Thompson, People Editor|Jun 8, 2016

    A man accused of slapping his five-month-old baby was given prison time for his crime. Dustin Tankersley of Green River appeared in the Third District Court of Judge Richard Lavery at a sentencing hearing to four felony counts of child abuse and one count of aggravated child abuse. In exchange for Tankersley’s guilty pleas to two counts of felony child abuse, he was given two, four-to 10-year prison sentences, which will run concurrently. He was given credit for 226 days of pre-sentence c...

  • Summer heat may bring brush fires

    Olivia Kennah, Staff Writer|Jun 8, 2016

    Summer is approaching, but with the rise in temperatures comes a rise in possible fire danger. Fires need fuel to start and spread, and with the moisture the area has received recently, the plant life has had great opportunity to grow. “It depends on how much water we get and how much brush grows,” Green River Interim Fire Chief Mike Liberty said. “The plants dry out with wind and heat, so if there’s no moisture, there’s an increase in danger.” “We’ve gotten a little bit of moisture, so we’re good right now, but that could change, and it pr...

  • Jennie M. Kuseck

    Jun 8, 2016

    Jennie M. Kuseck, 91, of Rock Springs, passed away June 1, 2016 at her home following a lengthy illness She was born on May 19, 1925 in Rock Springs, the daughter of the late Andrew Bernard and Mary Brelih Bernard. Kuseck attended schools in Rock Springs and was a 1943 graduate of the Rock Springs High School. She married Jino Roccabruna Feb. 27, 1949 at Saints Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church in Rock Springs. They later divorced. She later married Joseph Kuseck in Ogden, Utah, May 29, 1964 a...

  • Carol "Umma" Rae Norris

    Jun 8, 2016

    Carol "Umma" Rae Norris, 83, of Green River died June 7, 2016 at the home of her daughter after a lengthy illness. She was born Oct. 21, 1932 in Salt Lake City, the daughter of George Wilford Simpson and Lucille Pritchard Simpson. She attended schools in Salt Lake and graduated from East High School with the class of 1949. She married Kieth Earl Norris Feb. 7, 1952 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. She had worked for Sweetwater County School District No. 2 in the school lunch program for 16 years....

  • Funds raised at senior yard sale

    Stephanie Thompson, People Editor|Jun 8, 2016

    The weather couldn't have been better for the Golden Hour Senior Center's Yard Sale and Vendor Fair. On Saturday morning Green River residents strolled through the GHSC's parking lot looking for bargains and things they just couldn't live without. The GHSC sold baked goods, including cinnamon rolls, cream puffs, cookies, bars and numerous breads, as a way to raise funds for the center. With the busy day over, employees set to work tallying up how much was raised, which came in at around $1,000....

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