Articles from the June 14, 2017 edition

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 By David Martin    Sports    June 14, 2017

Knights invite brings the best

Baseball fans have a chance to watch some great action this weekend as the Green River Knights host their annual invitational tournament starting Friday. The tournament attracts teams from throughout...


Taylor scores 1st midget win

Zac Taylor made up for a late-race bobble as he went on to score his first career midget win June 3 at I-76 Speedway. Taylor, who fell back from second to third place in a heat race, started on the outside of the front row for the Rocky Mountain...

 By Staff Report    Sports    June 14, 2017

Utah Jazz hosts basketball clinic

Green River’s kids have a chance to up their basketball game under tutelage from a former Utah Jazz player Thursday. The Green River Parks and Recreation Department will host the free basketball clinic hosted by Bryon Russell at the Green River...


Our View: No debate and no leadership

Last week, when the Green River City Council was supposed to discuss and deliberate on an increase to residents’ solid waste rates, anyone interested in listening to what individual Council representatives thought about the proposed increase was...


Notes from Town Square: Running for your life

Run for your life. This phrase can have many meanings, but in the Green River Parks and Recreation Department, we are talking about health. More specifically we are talking about the benefits of running. Everyone knows that running is good for your...

 By Jennie Melvin    Opinion    June 14, 2017

Placemaking in Green River

Last month, Project for Public Spaces and the National Main Street Center, Inc., conducted training for communities statewide, “Cultivating Place in Main Street Communities” in Douglas. “Cultivating Place” is a series of intensive trainings...

 By David Martin    Opinion    June 14, 2017

A dangling road annoyance

Driving along throughout Sweetwater County, it’s easy to become annoyed with one’s fellow motorist. I’m not annoyed too much with people who make a turn without using their signal or someone...

 By Ruth Lauritzen    City    June 14, 2017

One ringy-dingy, two ringy-dingy

Lily Tomlin's Ernestine the Operator was comedic gold on Rowan and Martin's "Laugh-In," which ran 1969-1973. If you don't remember it, look it up on YouTube and return to a simpler and funnier time. T... Full story


Mary Jane Gamble

Mary Jane Gamble, of Reno, Nev., and former resident of Green River and Rock Springs, passed away suddenly May 1, 2017. She was 78.   She was born to Tarlton H. And Laura Biggs May 14, 1938, in... Full story


Elva M. Martin

Elva M. Martin, 83, of Rock Springs, passed away June 8, 2017, at her home.  She had been a lifelong resident of Rock Springs.  She was born on June 27, 1933 in Rock Springs, the daughter of John... Full story


Lucille Maldonado

Lucille Maldonado, 83, of Eagle Pass, Texas, passed away May 29, 2017, in Eagle Pass, Texas. A former longtime resident of Green River and longtime resident of Eagle Pass, Texas, Maldonado died... Full story


Boyd Porter

Boyd Porter, 74 of Rock Springs, passed away Oct. 18, 2016, at his home. He was born March 6, 1942, in Rock Springs, the son of Jesse G. Porter and Maurine W. Cole Porter. Cremation has taken place... Full story


Jeanette Kimsey

Jeanette Kimsey, 73, of Rock Springs, passed away Nov. 15, 2016, in Salt Lake City. A longtime resident of Rock Springs and former longtime resident of Glenrock, Kimsey had been in ill health the... Full story

 By David Martin    County    June 14, 2017

Airport project underway

Work has started on the new aviation terminal at the Rock Springs-Sweetwater County Airport. The project, which will cost $5.4 million, will replace a building originally constructed in the 1920s....


Murder conviction will be appealed

A man who pleaded no contest to stabbing another man to death in Rock Springs will serve a long prison sentence unless he wins his appeal. Charles K. Carter, 28, of North Carolina, who was charged wit...

 By David Martin    City    June 14, 2017

Creative business comes to GR

A new business will give residents a chance to create works of art in a social environment. Modern Makers, which will be located Next to Guild Mortgage at 541 E. Flaming Gorge Way will open Thursday....

 By David Martin    City    June 14, 2017

Pallets stolen from Green River church

For the third time in three years, wooden pallets used by the Union Congregational Church were stolen Friday night. Duane Kerr, a representative for the church, said the pallets were used for the...

 By David Martin    People    June 14, 2017

Library program inspires green thumbs

Children from throughout Green River had a chance to take home their own fruit or vegetable-bearing plant from the Sweetwater County Library Thursday afternoon. The library hosted a garden party for...


Exercise keeps a GR senior going

Throughout the years, Green River resident Mary Grubb has tried different exercises. From Cross Fit to karate, Grubb has participated in just about anything she thinks she might enjoy. “I’m an...


GR family gives back to school

Just because one completes a project one year doesn't mean it's done for good. This is something the Marsha Harris family knows all to well. For at least the past 10 years, the family has been maintai...


Central Wyoming College President's list

Central Wyoming College recently released its 2017 President’s List. To make the list, students must be full-time students with a minimum of 12-credit hours and have earned a 4.0 GPA. Green River students named to this list are Amanda Chidester...


Couple celebrates 50th anniversary

Jerome and Sandie Fletcher are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary June 17.  They were married June 17, 1967, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in North Platte, Neb. They are the parents of...


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