Articles from the June 15, 2016 edition

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Police Reports

Animal control officers responded to a call of a bird inside a business at 180 Uinta Drive. Animal control officers received a call of a contained golden retriever in a resident’s yard on West Flaming Gorge Way. Officers responded to a motorist...

 By Olivia Kennah    People    June 15, 2016

Summer program takes on string art

The BOCES Adventure Challenge group enjoyed working on an art project June 8 as part of the two-week activity program. Adventure Challenge is sponsored by Sweetwater BOCES and takes place the first...


Word puzzles keep seniors' minds sharp

Monday morning while several seniors were busy strengthening their bodies with Zumba Gold, others were strengthening their minds. In the Golden Hour Senior Center dining room about six senior...


Leatherworker keeps traditions alive

Sometimes finding out about one's past can lead to a hobby they never thought about before. For Green River resident Simone Keevert, this is a reality. Keevert was adopted as a child and she searched...


Local yarn enthusiasts gather for public event

Local knitters and crocheters are invited to participate in a "knit in public" event June 18, in Rock Springs. This is the eighth year a World Wide Knit in Public Day event will be held locally. More...


GR couple married in Utah

Ashton Marsing and Braxton Miller of Green River were united in marriage on April 9, 2016 at 10 a.m. in a ceremony at the Salt Lake City Temple. The bride is the daughter of Richard L. and Lisa...


LMS Honor roll

Lincoln Middle School recently released its fourth-quarter honor roll. Students making the seventh-grade honor roll are Hailey Allison, Kelsi Angelovich, Jade Arnell, Abbey Atkinson, Emma Baas, Devin Bobbitt, Jordan Brady, Sydney Brice, Kaylee...


Red Desert presentation set

Learn about Wyoming’s Red Desert by attending a library-sponsored presentation. The Sweetwater County Library System is hosting two free presentations by Erik Molvar. The first is at 6:30 p.m. June 20 at the Sweetwater County Library and the...


Edgar R. Bobo

Edgar R. Bobo, Jr., 66, of Green River passed away June 9, 2016 at the Mission at Castle Rock in Green River. He was a resident of Green River for the past three years and former resident of Rock... Full story


Lloyd P. Lofton

Lloyd P. Lofton, 74, of Green River, died suddenly June 7, 2016 at his home. He was born Jan. 12, 1942 in Key West, Fla., to Martha Moon Jones Lofton Edgren. He moved from Florida to Kansas by... Full story


Dale Raymond Colvin

Dale Raymond Colvin, 82, of Farson passed away June 10, 2016 at his home. A resident of Farson and Eden Valley for the past nine years and former longtime resident of Musselshell, Mont., Colvin died f... Full story


Ronald Leon "Gunnie" Gunyan Jr.

Ronald  Leon "Gunnie" Gunyan Jr., 67, of Rock Springs, passed away June 6, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family. A lifelong resident of Rock Springs, Gunyan had been in ill health for the past... Full story


Darrell Jack Lell

Darrell Jack Lell, 53, of Rock Springs, passed away June 11, 2016 at his home.  A longtime resident of Rock Springs and former resident of Georgia and Virginia, Lell died following a sudden... Full story


David Dwayne Nield

David Dwayne Nield, 24, of Rock Springs, passed away June 2, 2016. He was a lifetime resident of Rock Springs. He was born on Jan. 8, 1992 in Rock Springs, the son of Quentin David Norman and Tally An... Full story


Margaret Lilian Reese

Margaret Lilian Reese, 86, of Rock Springs, passed away at her home June 10, 2016 following a lengthy illness.  She was born on April 11, 1930 in LaJunta, Colo., the daughter of Leeland J. and Lilla... Full story


Sisters seek boxing titles in Texas

Two amateur girl boxers have fought their way to nationals and are ready to represent Wyoming at the national tournament. The sister duo, who compete separately, are Sarah Garrison, 13, and Emily Garr...

 By Pete Rust    Sports    June 15, 2016

Knights' success continues in Rock Springs

After winning the Roy Peck Memorial Tournament in Riverton the previous weekend, the Green River Knights were ready for action at the Sand Puppy American Legion Tournament last weekend in Rock Springs. Despite being short three regulars, two to...

 By David Martin    Sports    June 15, 2016

GR racer competes at home for first time

The smell of fuel and an engine's roar can leave a lasting impression on a person. That is what happened to Zac Taylor about 11 years ago when he and his family watched racing action at the...

 By David Martin    Sports    June 15, 2016

GR golfer takes state title

A golfer from Green River won the 2016 Wyoming State Match Play tournament at the Powderhorn Country Club in Sheridan. Siddoway, who has golfed since he was five years old, competed in golf in high...

 By Lillian Palmer    Sports    June 15, 2016

Wrestlers compete in Colo.

Green River wrestlers dominated in recent off season duels they competed in. Green River High School wrestlers traveled to Paonia, Colo. this weekend to compete against some tough competition, head...


Our View: State should look beyond energy

Is energy the only thing Wyoming has going for it? Why must we focus solely on mineral extraction as a means of making money for the state government? In Sweetwater County, minerals are our specialty since we have trona, coal, natural gas, oil and ur...

 By Jennie Melvin    Opinion    June 15, 2016

Notes from Town Square: Sweetwater Trophies and Gifts

Have you been to Sweetwater Trophies and Gifts in downtown Green River on Flaming Gorge Way? Did you know that in addition to providing custom trophies and awards they also offer UPS services, custom framing, and have an extensive gift shop with...


Higher insurance premiums likely

An Indiana couple who wrote to me a few weeks ago has experienced the ups and downs of Obamacare, and they wanted me to know about one downside they now face---a monthly premium of $836. “No one should have to pay those high premiums unless...

 By Kerry Drake    Opinion    June 15, 2016

Expansion opponents should pay the price

Watching state legislators debate Medicaid expansion during the budget session was like seeing a driver head full-speed toward a cliff and refuse to hit the brakes. The fully anticipated plunge adds to the financial pressures faced by many Wyoming...

 By Lu Sweet    Opinion    June 15, 2016

Lifelong learning: Hindsight, Insight and Foresight

I was listening to the radio on my way to work this morning and heard the song “Wish I Didn’t Know Now” by Toby Keith. If you haven’t heard it, some of the lyrics are “I wish I didn’t know now what I didn’t know then. I wish I could...


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