Articles from the June 10, 2020 edition

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Our view: Be careful around the river

Despite a few days of cold, spring-like weather in the last few days, summer is quickly approaching in Green River. With that, summer activities on the river itself are becoming an attractive past time as well. While we’re in favor of a fun...

 

Letter: Lawmakers should pass loan forgiveness

Dear Editor, Millions of Americans are concerned about the continued impact the coronavirus pandemic will have on our economy. As a result of the pandemic, hospitals and frontline workers nationwide are at the forefront of this fight both from a...

 

Letter: GRPD shows kindness to resident

Dear Editor, Have you ever been afraid because of the color of your skin? Have you ever been afraid based on ethnicity and even religious beliefs? I spent all morning visiting with a young man with an ethnic descent and we discussed an environment...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    County    June 10, 2020

The Staycationer's Guide: Driving the wild horse loop

Flaming Gorge Days is cancelled. Mansface Mountain Music Festival is cancelled. Sweetwater County Fair, with the exception of 4-H and FFA events, is also cancelled. It's understandable that people...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    Opinion    June 10, 2020

Desert dumping is a depressing act

While driving along the Wild Horse Loop Tour recently, I saw something that instantly made my blood boil. A car was left abandoned at the side of the road, near 14-Mile Hill. It’s windows were...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    City    June 10, 2020

Community leader remembered

When people talk about Carl Morck, one of the first things mentioned is how much he worked to improve Green River. Morck died at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County May 30 at the age of 81. He was...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    County    June 10, 2020

Attempt at 2020 rodeo made

Weeks after announcing it would limit the Sweetwater County Fair to 4-H and FFA events and the cancellation of the Red Desert Roundup Rodeo, the Sweetwater County Events Complex announced it was...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    City    June 10, 2020

Green River approves dog park

Green River’s dogs will have a place to play after the Green River City Council approved a request to build a dog park last week. The park was originally proposed by Green River High School’s...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    City    June 10, 2020

Annual cleanup starts Monday

Residents are encouraged to help beautify the city during the annual City-Wide Cleanup Week starting Monday. Residents can register and pick up supplies and choose an area to clean during this week...

 

Woman pleads guilty to using dispatch funds for own use

ROCK SPRINGS (Wyoming News Exchange) — Laura Etienne pleaded guilty Thursday morning to using funds from the Sweetwater County Combined Communications Dispatch Center to buy nearly $3,000 worth of personal items between 2016 and 2018. She and her h...

 
 By Staff Report    County    June 10, 2020

More polling places added

The Sweetwater County Clerk’s Office is adding two more polling places to address concerns about voting in the county’s outlaying communities. One polling location will be added in Farson while the other will be added in Wamsutter. Initially,...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    People    June 10, 2020

Senior center reopens

After being closed for more than two months, Golden Hour Senior Center recently reopened to host limited activities for the city's senior population. "It felt like the world opened back up," Eva...

 

Couple to celebrate 60th anniversary

Lenord and Kay Hansen of Mesa Ariz., formerly of Green River, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary June 18. The family will plan a reunion/get together when this virus allows. Lenord Hansen...

 

Dr. Carl Allen Morck

Dr. Carl Allen Morck, 81, passed away Saturday, May 30, 2020 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. He was a life-long resident of Green River, Wyoming. He was born on July 6, 1938 in Green...

 

Addilyn N. Lopez Gonzalez

Addilyn N. Lopez Gonzalez, 22 months, passed away in her parent's arms at Primary Childrens Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah on Sunday May 31, 2020. After 6 months of battling with Acute Myeloid...

 

JR Mahana

JR Mahana was born March 11, 1986 and passed away May 29, 2020. He married Pam Collings in December 2018. Together they joined families of JR's children Shay and Kylee Mahana and welcomed her...

 

Nadine Nannett McGuire

Nadine Nannett McGuire, 59, of Rock Springs, Wyoming passed away on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, Wyoming. She had been a longtime resident of Rock Springs. She was...

 

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