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Articles from the June 24, 2015 edition

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 By Lillian Palmer    City    June 24, 2015

City approves 'solid' budget

The City of Green River’s budget for the fiscal year of 2015 is $21.7 million, compared to last year’s budget, which was 21 million. “It went up $700,000 in total mostly due to a couple specific projects,” Green River’s director of...

 
 By Lillian Palmer    City    June 24, 2015

Local bands heat up Flaming Gorge Days

Battle of the Bands, a contest in which two or more bands compete for the title of “best band”. Five local bands will be rocking out Thursday in a Battle of the Bands, to prove who’s the voted best. The winner’s prize? To open for the...

 
 By Olivia Kennah    City    June 24, 2015

SW-WRAP hires Golden Hour director

Sweetwater Wyoming Recovery Access Programs, known as SW-WRAP, has a new CEO, and Beth Whitman is her name. “While we had the luxury of several well-qualified candidates, we chose Beth as being the best qualified and best fit overall to lead this...

 

Former deputy pleas innocence

A former Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Deputy pleaded not guilty to for felony perjury charges. Sean Christopher Henry, 44, appeared in the Third District Court of Judge Richard Lavery at an arraignment to the four felony perjury charges. During the...

 
 By Olivia Kennah    County    June 24, 2015

May showers bring summer fires

The spring rain is a cause for fires in the dry summer heat. Thanks to a rainy May, the area is very green with a lot of moisture. Although the rain is great for vegetation growth, when all of those plants dry up in the summer sun, they act as fuel...

 
 By David Martin    County    June 24, 2015

Seismic study needed for hospice center

Hospice of Sweetwater County may have a building to move into for its long-desired care facility, but questions about seismic stability may postpone its installation. Sweetwater County plans to provide $2 million in seed money and give hospice space...

 

Harry B. Pappas

Harry B. Pappas, 88, of Green River, passed away June 23, 2015 at the Mission at Castle Rock in Green River. He had been a longtime resident of Green River. He was born on Nov. 22, 1926 in Rock...

 

Adeline Montoya

Adeline Montoya, 85, of Reliance passed away June 15, 2015 at the St. Marks Hospital in Salt Lake City. A longtime resident of Rock Springs, and former resident of Quealey, Montoya died following a...

 

Lawrence A. Marty

Lawrence A. Marty, 88 of Green River, passed away June 16, 2015 at his home. A longtime resident of Green River, Marty died following a brief illness. He was born on June 17, 1926 in Platte, Neb.,...

 

Shirley Hutchins

Shirley Hutchins, 66, of Green River, passed away June 14, 2015 at her home. A lifelong resident of Green River, Hutchins passed away suddenly. She was born on April 25, 1949 in Green River, the...

 

Donna Jack Dickson

Donna Jack Dickson passed away June 13, 2015 in her sleep at the Sublette Center in Pinedale, where she had resided since 1998.  She and her husband of 67 years, Bill Dickson previously lived in...

 

Our View: Celebration an important city event

While it’s possible some residents have grown weary of all the Flaming Gorge Days preparation and promotion during the past several weeks, the importance of the coming weekend cannot be overstated. To a certain extent, we believe its safe to say th...

 

Notes from Town Square: The first 100 days in office

This week brings about my 100th day working as the City Administrator for the City of Green River, and I want to say thank you to all of our residents, city employees, and our governing body who are working hard to contribute to our success in so man...

 

Too many calories can lead to many problems

Not long ago my husband showed up with a sandwich for lunch that he bought at a local supermarket. I thought it was going to be our usual: turkey and provolone with lettuce on a hard roll, always plenty for both of us.  At $6.50, how could you go...

 

Bringing my best in my own way

I was watching an episode of “The Middle” the other day that really started to get me thinking. This is a show I just watch and laugh along with. For those unfamiliar with this show, it is about...

 

Music is a contagious experience

Last year, I was out with a group of friends. On this occasion, a few of us wanted to go to a particular bar. At this bar, there was a cover charge because a local band was playing there that night....

 
 By Olivia Kennah    City    June 24, 2015

Community gets involved with spaceport

Airplanes took flight Saturday morning at the third annual Community Spaceport Day at the Greater Green River Intergalactic Spaceport south of Green River. The event was hosted by the airport...

 
 By Olivia Kennah    County    June 24, 2015

Pony Express passes through Granger

The 36th annual re-ride of the Pony Express National Historic Trail passed through Granger Saturday. The National Pony Express Association (NPEA) started their annual re-ride June 15 in St. Joseph,...

 
 By Olivia Kennah    People    June 24, 2015

Visiting ventriloquist performs in the park

Laughter filled Centennial Park Wednesday morning as kids and families watched a fun puppet show. The Sweetwater County Library System hosted a puppet show Wednesday as part of its Summer Reading Program. Meghan Casey, professional ventriloquist at R...

 

Pool sharks are still at it

With summer in full swing, some activities at the Golden Hour Senior Center have seen a decrease in participation. This was true for pool. On Tuesday morning, only three players made it to the center...

 

The art of stained glass

A favorite pass time has started to turn into a part-time career. When Malia Kertz lived in Flagstaff, Ariz., 20 years ago, a neighbor of hers talked her into taking a stained-art class and a metal...

 
 By Staff Report    People    June 24, 2015

GRHS speech team does well at nationals

The Green River High School Speech and Debate Team recently returned from National Speech and Debate Tournament, which took place in Dallas. Head coach Carina Stulken said Alexander Marchal made it to the semifinal round of extemporaneous debate and...

 

Lincoln Middle School honor rolls

Lincoln Middle School recently released its fourth-quarter honor roll. Students must obtain a GPA of 3.75 or higher to be named to this honor roll. Seventh-grade students making the list are William Allen, Chelsea Andersen, Sky Bentz, Sydney Beutel,...

 
 By Lillian Palmer    Sports    June 24, 2015

Bombshells serve up an upset in Rock Springs

The Bittersweet Bombshells showed they are a force to be reckoned with during the Wyoming Roller Derby Cup last weekend in Rock Springs. The Bombshells pulled an upset early on, defeating the Jackson...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    June 24, 2015

Knights fall to Riverton, RS at invite

Despite a strong showing early on, the Green River Knights were unable to gain momentum in their home tournament over the weekend. The Knights took sixth in the Green River Knights Invitational...

 

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