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Articles from the June 20, 2018 edition

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 By David Martin    City    June 20, 2018

Council approves budget

The Green River City Council approved its annual budget Tuesday night, approving a series of proposals setting fees, wages and budget appropriations for the coming fiscal year. The city’s general...

 
 By David Martin    County    June 20, 2018

Fire danger is high now

Scott Kitchner, fire chief at Sweetwater County Fire District No. 1, hopes the upcoming July 4th holiday isn’t like last year. For firefighters throughout the county, the day was filled with fire...

 

Telephone Canyon burns Thurs.

The cause of the Telephone Canyon Fire may never be known, but it's a wake up call to just how dangerously dry it is right now. Even with the recent rains, it's still dry out and Thursday's fire was...

 

New sign to welcome GR visitors

Out with the old and in with the new. This old adage holds true for many situations and so does it in this case. The city of Green River has torn down the old concrete “Welcome to Green River...

 
 By David Martin    City    June 20, 2018

Fight over gun lead to court charges

A Green River man faces prison time after an alleged scuffle over a gun. Ian Punches, 32, of Green River, was arrested June 16 on charges of possession of a deadly weapon with unlawful intent and...

 
 By Staff Report    County    June 20, 2018

Resident vies for clerk

A Green River resident announced she will challenge incumbent Donnalee Bobak for Sweetwater County Clerk of District Court. Annette Eychner, a Democrat, issued a campaign announcement last week. "I...

 
 By Staff Report    County    June 20, 2018

Republican sets sights on sheriff

A 21-year veteran of the Sweetwater County Sheriff's Office announced his intent to campaign for Sweetwater County Sheriff. John Grossnickle, a Republican originally from Cheyenne, holds a bachelor...

 
 By Staff Report    County    June 20, 2018

Barbuto campaigns for county commissioner

A former state legislator seeks election to the Sweetwater County Board of County Commissioners. Rock Springs resident Joe Barbuto, a Democrat, announced his intent to run last week in a press release...

 
 By Staff Report    County    June 20, 2018

Lloyd seeks commissioners office

A Green River resident has decided to seek election to the Sweetwater County Board of County Commissioners. Roy Lloyd, a 14-year resident of the county, said he wants to forge new relationships and...

 

Our View: Be aware of the fire danger

As is evidenced by the large burned-out spot in Telephone Canyon, fire season has arrived in Sweetwater County. High temperatures combined with little moisture create a situation where the smallest spark can create a massive blaze. In Sweetwater...

 
 By Bob Bonnar    Opinion    June 20, 2018

We're stepping up, not standing down

Knowledge will forever govern ignorance: And a people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives. — James Madison There are some within my industry who fear that the Wyoming Press Association has...

 
 By Bruce Morse    Opinion    June 20, 2018

I made money, where did it go?

Cash flow issues seem to be a concern for many small businesses. They often stem from a limited understanding of the components of cash flow itself. The basic definition of cash flow is “the flow of money into and out of the business.” This...

 

Allen Patrick Hafner

Allen Patrick Hafner, 76, passed away June 11, 2018, at his home in Rock Springs. He was a lifelong resident of Rock Springs. Hafner was born on July 17, 1941, in Rock Springs, the son of Allen...

 

Wilma Jean Gibson

Wilma Jean Gibson, 76, passed away June 12, 2018, at her daughter's home in Green River. Gibson died following a lengthy illness.  She was a resident of Kingman, Ariz., for the past 31 years and...

 

Danny Joe Adams

Danny Joe Adams, 63, passed away June 13, 2018, at his home in Rock Springs. He was a lifelong resident of Wyoming. He was born Dec. 22, 1954, in Midland, Texas, the son of James Joseph Adams and...

 

Much learned at dance camp

Even those looked up to by children need improvement and that's exactly what the Green River Wolf Pack Dance Team did. Last week, the dance team attended the EPIC Dance and Drill camp in Park City,...

 
 By David Martin    City    June 20, 2018

Chancey Williams concludes Saturday evening FGD events

Performing in front of a Wyoming crowd always feels special for Chancey Williams and the Younger Brothers Band. While the group has a number of Wyoming towns listed on their summer tour, including per...

 

Musician entertains GR seniors

Not only could this man play multiple instruments, he could tell a good story, which kept his audience laughing and wanting more. On Friday, the Golden Hour Senior Center had special visitor Bill...

 

Coworkers recognized for support

On Thursday, a local real estate agent and her employees were recognized for supporting their National Guardsman coworker. Bob Austin, ombudsman for the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve,...

 

GRHS teacher receives award, college funding

This Green River High School teacher is one of 52 across the country receiving an award and funding for college. Erin Freeman, world history, AP government and world geography teacher, recently found...

 

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