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Articles from the June 8, 2016 edition

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Police Reports

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 me...

 

Stories told through quilts

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...

 

Agencies enter friendly blood-drive competition

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...

 

Births

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 Rive...

 
 By David Martin    People    June 8, 2016

Rodeo brings excitement to kids

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...

 
 By Lillian Palmer    Sports    June 8, 2016

Bittersweet Bombshells win 1st bout

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....

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    June 8, 2016

Inductees named for high school hall of fame

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...

 

Chronic wasting found in Lincoln Co.

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...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    June 8, 2016

Knights take Riverton tourney, schedule set for home tournament

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...

 

Marvin Shockey

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... Full story

 

Janice Doser

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... Full story

 

Carol Jean Dockter

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,... Full story

 

John Calixte Bowker

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... Full story

 

Our View: A possible solution to a land dispute

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...

 

Notes from Town Square: play together and stay together

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...

 
 By David Martin    Opinion    June 8, 2016

Jumping into physical fitness

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...

 
 By Lillian Palmer    Opinion    June 8, 2016

Tasty Scotcheroo bars make sweet treats and memories

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...

 

Kindergarten is over already?

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...

 
 By Lillian Palmer    City    June 8, 2016

City will use reserve funding

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...

 
 By Lillian Palmer    County    June 8, 2016

Barney seeks election to county

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...

 

Man sentenced for hurting baby

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...

 
 By Olivia Kennah    County    June 8, 2016

Summer heat may bring brush fires

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...

 

Jennie M. Kuseck

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... Full story

 

Carol "Umma" Rae Norris

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... Full story

 

Funds raised at senior yard sale

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...

 

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