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Articles from the June 19, 2019 edition

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 By Lexi Mitchell    People    June 19, 2019

Summer food program open to all

For a fourth year in a row, a free summer food program continues to serve the community. Linda Martin, Sweetwater County School District No. 2 nutrition service director, and Leah Kenison, nutrition service assistant director, have implemented the...

 By Lexi Mitchell    People    June 19, 2019

Sword fighters perform for GR children

Dueling Dames, a feisty mother-daughter duo, used humor and education in their performance at Centennial Park. This performance was part of the Sweetwater County Library summer lineup last Thursday. The Dueling Dames, Victoria and Carson Goring,...


Gymnasts learn new routines

Flipping, jumping and landing correctly are all things children at the Green River gymnastics program were learning. Green River Recreation Center employees were teaching children of various ages and...


Improvements continue at MHSC

Improving patients’ experiences is something the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County has created a plan to address. During the Sweetwater County Commissioners meeting Tuesday morning, MHSC CEO...


Mary Evelyn Vickrey

Mary Evelyn Vickrey, 92, of LaBarge, passed away peacefully June 4, 2019, in Pocatello, Idaho. She was born July 25, 1926, in Spring Valley, the daughter of Oral Dean Elder and Bertha Ethel Cook...


Ernest William Leonetti

Ernest William Leonetti, 65, of Lander passed away June 11 at his home. He was born Jan. 26, 1954, in Far Rockaway, N.Y., the son of Anthony Leonetti and Loretta Bevilacqua Leonetti.  He attended... Full story


Our View: Shift gears on coal

While the “War on Coal” is an attractive title for opposition to using coal as a means of power generation, we think that war has already been fought and decided. What we’re seeing now is the aftermath. We understand the concern the Sweetwater... Full story

 By Lu Sweet    Opinion    June 19, 2019

Lifelong Learning: many forms of communication

The other day, my five and six-year-old daughters were singing the words to the song, “Nerves” by Terri Hendrix. My five year old sang, “You’re getting on my nurses.” (You should’ve seen me look at her and NOT react.) Then my six year...


A prayer for aging discovered from the ancient medicine wheel

Nothing has touched my soul and spoken to aging with grace quite like the ancient Indian medicine wheel and the traditions that have evolved from it. From the National Library of Medicine, I learned that in the Americas, Indian tribes have multiple...


Commissioners deadlocked

The Sweetwater County Commissioners could not decide who would replace Don Van Matre. Despite hosting interviews with three Republican candidates, the commissioners were at an impasse as to who would...

 By David Martin    County    June 19, 2019

Letter details impacts from 'War on Coal'

A letter addressed to Wyoming’s congressional delegation and signed by four Sweetwater County Commissioners addresses impacts the commissioners allege are a result of a war on coal usage. The letter...

 By David Martin    County    June 19, 2019

Visiting aircraft stirs memories

A shining relic from the United States' involvement in World War II was on display at the Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport, conjuring images and memories of a bygone era. The B-17 Flying Fortress kn...

 By Lexi Mitchell    City    June 19, 2019

Summer road work begins

It's that time of year again: road construction. Public Works Director, Mark Westenskow outlined the city road work for the summer. Downtown has already begun the slurry seal project. They have...


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