Articles from the June 15, 2023 edition

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  • Celebrating school success

    David Martin, Contributor|Jun 15, 2023

    "We had a lot of good things happen this year," Superintendent Craig Barringer said. Between schools receiving prestigious awards and students continuing to excel in both their studies and school activities, Sweetwater County School District No. 2 has a lot to be proud of. Barringer spoke about the school year with the district's board of trustees Tuesday evening. While the district has accomplished a lot and received several accolades worth celebrating, Barringer says there's room for...

  • Flaming Gorge facing reduced kokanee rates

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Jun 15, 2023

    Anyone planning to catch kokanee salmon in the Flaming Gorge this summer should prepare themselves for disappointment. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) has said that anglers should expect reduced kokanee salmon catch rates this year compared to previous years. Tony Valdez, the owner of Buckboard Marina, thinks the problem is even more severe than the WGFD is letting on. "Fisheries managers from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and Utah Division of Wildlife Resources set a...

  • Summertime splash time

    Jun 15, 2023

    Lucy Lintz smiles as she gets drenched at the Splash Park at Evers Park. The Splash Park is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.... Full story

  • Kendra Jane Lewis

    Jun 15, 2023

    Kendra Jane Lewis, 85, passed away Tuesday, June 6 at Mission at Castle Rock in Green River. She was a resident of Mission at Castle Rock in Green River for two years and former long-time resident of Jamestown. Mrs. Lewis was born April 1, 1938, in Rock Springs, the daughter of Kenneth Peters and Essie Timothy. She attended schools in Green River and was a 1956 graduate of Lincoln High School. Kendra married the love of her life Herbert Clarence Lewis April 6, 1957 in Green River. He preceded... Full story

  • Ronald Earl Stanton

    Jun 15, 2023

    Ronald Earl Stanton of Rock Springs, WY, passed away on May 20, 2023, surrounded by his family, at McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden, UT. He was a son of the late Vincent and Evelyn Duster Stanton. He was born in Rapid City, SD, on May 27, 1944. He is survived by his wife, Cathy Mills Stanton, of Rock Springs, WY. They were married for 47 years. Ronald is also survived by daughter, Kim Stanton Powell (Mike) of Smithfield, NC and her mother, Dixie Bissette Harris; sons, Vern Stanton (Kandi) of Rock... Full story

  • Thomas Crumpton

    Jun 15, 2023

    Thomas Crumpton, 71, passed away Tuesday, May 23, 2023 at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. He was a resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming for 44 years and a former resident of Montana and Alabama. Thomas was born December 24, 1951 in Birmingham, Alabama; the son of Tex Gardner and Ollie Crumpton. He married Rhonda Carol Davis June 23, 1989 in Las Vegas, Nevada and she preceded him in death March 2, 2022. He served in the Army during Vietnam and was honorably discharged. He was a coal miner... Full story

  • Viola Dominguez

    Jun 15, 2023

    Born in Douglas Wyoming, Viola was a active resident in Green River during the late 70's and early 80's, residing in Jamestown. Having family also living in town: Her Father Lloyd "Hoot" Gibson, and Her Brother Wayne Gibson and his large immediate family. Viola was a hard worker serving customers as a waitress at establishments such as The Mustang, or The Coffee Cup; until she married Juan Dominguez, a soda ash miner at the local Allied Chemicals (now TATA) mine just on the outskirts of town.... Full story

  • Ernest Dwaine Adams

    Jun 15, 2023

    Ernest Dwaine Adams, 65, passed away on Saturday, May 27, 2023 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was born on October 6, 1957 in Cleburne, Texas, the son of Maynard Adams and Nelda Mercier. Dwaine worked as a service representative at Lowes for 13 years until his retirement in May of 2015. He enjoyed creating all sorts of things, building model ships, bowling, and shooting. Dwaine was a friend to all. He liked exchanging stories about anything he could think... Full story

  • Jackie Lynn Brown

    Jun 15, 2023

    Jackie Lynn Brown, 81, passed away on May 29, 2023 at his home in Green River, Wyoming. He was born on December 15, 1941 in Goreman, Texas, the son of James Andrew Brown and Lurliene M. Archer. Jackie married Linda Jeanne Brown in Las Vegas, Nevada; she preceded him in death on June 9, 2016. He worked in construction for most of his life as a laborer. Jackie was an avid outdoorsman and loved spending his time hunting and fishing. Survivors include his son Jason Brown; daughter Sonya Johnson and... Full story

  • John Forrest Harrison

    Jun 15, 2023

    John Forrest Harrison, 78, passed away June 2, 2023 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was a resident of Jamestown, Wyoming for 45 years and former resident of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Mr. Harrison was born January 26, 1944 in Albuquerque, New Mexico; the son of Bobby Ray Harrison and Margaret Gleason. He attended schools in Albuquerque, New Mexico and was a 1963 graduate of Albuquerque High School. John married Juanita Califf November 23, 2000 in Las Vegas,... Full story

  • Steven Charles Rambaud

    Jun 15, 2023

    Steven Charles Rambaud, 58, passed away Saturday, June 3, 2023 at his home in Mountain View, Wyoming. He was born on October 13, 1964 in Bakersfield, California, the son of Charles Rambaud and Gloria Ramos. Steven attended schools in Bakersfield and graduated with the class of 1983 before attending college. He worked as a shipping and receiving clerk for Costco until his retirement in march of 2013. Steven was a member of the St. Joseph's Catholic Church. He enjoyed spending his time playing... Full story

  • Dick Din Lui

    Jun 15, 2023

    Dick Din Lui, also known as Richard, peacefully passed away on June 1, 2023, at the age of 87. Born on February 12, 1936, in Canton, Guangdong Province, China, Dick led an amazing life, immigrating to the United States as a young teenager and building a life in Rock Springs, Wyoming which he always considered 'Home'. He was a kind, courageous, dedicated, and generous individual who touched the lives of many in his community. Dick was the beloved co-owner of the New Grand Cafe in Rock Springs,... Full story

  • Louise Jean Gremonprez

    Jun 15, 2023

    Louise Jean Gremonprez, 100, passed away Monday, June 5, 2023 at the Villa in Green River, Wyoming. Louise was born in Geneva, Illinois to Theodore and Laura Liedberg on April 29 2023. She was raised in Batavia, Illinois. On November 15, 1945 she married Robert A. Gremonprez in Florida. On Robert's discharge from the Navy, they moved to East Moline, Illinois, where Robert worked for John Deere Harvester until his retirement in 1981. Robert and Louse moved to Tablerock Lake, Missouri, in 1985.... Full story

  • Verna ReNee Turnbow Adams

    Jun 15, 2023

    Verna ReNee Turnbow Adams, 85, passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2023 at Mission at Castle Rock Rehabilitation Center in Green River, Wyoming. She was a resident of Wamsutter, Wyoming for the last 23 years and former resident of Green River, Wyoming; Utah; Idaho and Montana. Ms. Turnbow was born October 12, 1937 in Coalville, Utah; the daughter of Clifford Turnbow and Grace M. Kirkham. She attended schools in Kamas, Utah and was a 1955 graduate of South Summit High School. ReNee married Donald... Full story

  • Mary Elenor (Fanok) Holbert

    Jun 15, 2023

    Mary Elenor (Fanok) Holbert, 97, died of natural causes early Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022, at the Mission at Castle Rock Rehabilitation Center in Green River, Wyo. She lived in Rock Springs, Wyo., for 60 years prior to her death. She was born March 26, 1925, to Rusyn and Ukranian immigrant parents, Stephen B. and Kathryn (Patriska) Fanok in Jere, W.V. She was the seventh of 10 children. Mary graduated from St. Francis De Sales High School, in Morgantown, W.Va., on June 4, 1944. She attended Western W... Full story

  • Do you honor the flag?

    Karla Pomeroy, Northern Wyoming News Via the Wyoming News Exchange|Jun 15, 2023

    The other day when I was putting out our flag at the Northern Wyoming News, a gust of wind knocked the flag out of my hand. I know etiquette says that the flag should not touch the ground, but it was not intentional. I gently picked it up and put the flag in the stand attached to our exterior wall. I mentioned to one of the employees that it hit the ground and how I thought flag etiquette meant it should be properly disposed of, but considering how many people treat the flag in the name of patri...

  • Green River Police Department reports for June 2 - 13

    Jun 15, 2023

    Green River Police Department reports for June 2 At 7:01 p.m., officers responded to a report of a two-vehicle crash in the parking lot of Family Dollar. Officers met with the reporting party who advised they were driving their vehicle through the parking lot when the trailer their vehicle was pulling collided with the front bumper of a second vehicle which was parked and unoccupied. Officers gathered information from the driver and the owner of the parked vehicle and issued the driver of the first vehicle, Adam Haberman, of Green River, a... Full story

  • The power of connection

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Jun 15, 2023

    At the traditional end-of-the-year bonfire for the Green River High School Speech and Debate team, Dan Parson got a surprise. The bonfire has always been a special time for Parson. He hosts the event in his own backyard, inviting team members to get together for one last celebration, reminisce on the season, burn the ballots from tournaments that didn't go well for them, and generally enjoy time together as the family they've become. Past bonfires have been important events in Parson's life, inc...

  • The Pony Express rides again

    Dick Blust, Sweetwater County Historical Museum|Jun 15, 2023

    This year's Pony Express Re-Ride passed through Sweetwater County right on time Monday, stopping to change riders and horses in Granger at 3 p.m., the Sweetwater County Historical Museum said in a special release. The Pony Express operated from April 3, 1860, to October 26, 1861. Lone riders working in relays carried mail both ways from St. Joseph, Missouri across Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, and Nevada to Sacramento, California - a dangerous trip of nearly 2,000 miles in an... Full story

  • Airstream Rally will have economic impact

    Kandi Pendleton, Sweetwater Events Complex Director|Jun 15, 2023

    The 66th Airstream Club International (ACI) Rally at the Sweetwater Events Complex in Rock Springs is attracting a staggering 2,800 Airstream enthusiasts from all corners of the globe. This remarkable event will take place from June 24 through July 1, and brings together a vibrant community of Airstream owners that will leave a lasting positive impact on the local economy. The economic impact of the ACI Rally on the Sweetwater area is expected to be substantial, with the influx of 2,800 attendees and their accompanying support staff and family... Full story

  • Green River Knights show up to compete but lose winning streak

    Jackie Finch, General Manager|Jun 15, 2023

    After a promising winning streak, the Green River Knights traveled to play a double-header against the Jackson Giants on June 5. The Giants are one of the best teams in the state this year. During the first game, there were no runs scored in the first inning and the Giants scored one run in the second inning. The Giants scored two runs in the third inning and continued to score eight runs in the fourth inning. Green River struggled to get runs and was unable to score as they fell to the Giants...

  • Overland Stage Stampede Rodeo Results

    Jun 15, 2023

    Total Payout $25,000.00 Place Name Score Amount BAREBACK - total entries 10 1 Tuker Carricato 78 $1275.00 2 Cache Hill 72 $765.00 3 Cache Hill 71 $510.00 BULL RIDING - total entries 19 1 Wesley Pearson 76 $3270.00 No other Qualified Rides SADDLE BRONC - total entries 6 1 Riggin Smith 77 $1338.00 2 Wyatt Lyman 40 $892.00 STOCK SADDLE - total entries 10 1 Trevon Cowdell 80 $1275.00 2 Osten Higley 71 $765.00 3 Taylor Merrill 70 $510.00 BARRELS - total entries 16 1 Tony Casper 17.584 $832.00 2... Full story

  • Lummis, Barrasso critical of debt ceiling bill

    Joseph Beaudet, The Sheridan Press Via Wyoming News Exchange|Jun 15, 2023

    SHERIDAN — Sens. John Barrasso and Cynthia Lummis, both R-Wyoming, recently discussed the bill that suspended the U.S. debt ceiling and what it’s like to navigate a hostile political environment. Barrasso and Lummis, who both voted against the bill, spoke about it during a visit to Sheridan last week. U.S. Rep. Harriet Hageman, R-Wyoming, also voted against the Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2023. Wyoming Senators’ review of Fiscal Responsibility Act President Joe Biden signed the Act June 3. The bill suspends the U.S. debt ceiling until Jan 1, 2...

  • DOE awards Wyoming $41M for carbon storage hub

    Dustin Bleizeffer,|Jun 15, 2023

    The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded $40.5 million to the University of Wyoming to advance a "large-scale" commercial carbon storage hub in the southwest corner of the state. It's the latest show of federal support for cleaner energy projects in the state, and comes as a result of years of foundation laying in the sector. The Sweetwater Carbon Storage Hub - part of the federal CarbonSAFE Initiative - will be located near Granger, west of Green River, according to a UW official. Texas-based...

  • What's in store for the devastated Wyoming Range Deer Herd?

    Mike Koshmrl,|Jun 15, 2023

    WYOMING RANGE-At nearly 14% body fat, mule deer F14 was plump in the rump, and expecting two fawns, going into this most recent winter. The 8-year-old doe's dual pregnancy was par for the course - F14 was prone to birthing twins. She was good at raising them, too. Four of her eight previous fawns had survived to independence. "F14 was a really good mom," University of Wyoming ecology PhD candidate Tayler Lasharr recalled. No track record of success could save F14 and her peers from the brutal...