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Articles from the June 27, 2018 edition

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 By David Martin    City    June 27, 2018

A legislator remembered

Green River lost a beloved teacher and state legislator with the passing of Bill Thompson. Thompson, 80, died Thursday at Mission at Castle Rock Rehabilitation Center. Services took place Wednesday...

 
 By David Martin    County    June 27, 2018

Agreement dies during hearing

A proposed plea agreement fell through Friday afternoon after Ryan Flatten failed to follow through with the guilty pleas as outlined in the agreement. Flatten was arrested earlier this year in...

 
 By Staff Report    County    June 27, 2018

Utah resident dies at Flaming Gorge

A 48-year-old Utah man drowned while competing in a fishing derby Saturday afternoon. The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office identified the man as Lance Heninger of North Ogden, Utah. According to the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office, Heninger...

 

Future of 6th-penny tax unclear

It’s still unclear whether or not a sixth-penny tax initiative will form in time for this year’s election, but some officials have already voiced opposition to it. During a recent Sweetwater...

 

Sean Smith

Sean Smith, 52, passed away June 21, 2018, at her home in Rock Springs. She was a longtime resident of Rock Springs and former resident of Texas. She was born Feb. 1, 1966, in Wichita Falls, Texas,...

 

Charles Goffinet

Charles Goffinet, 69, passed away June 25, 2018, at his home in Rock Springs following a lengthy illness. He was a resident of Rock Springs for the past 40 years and former resident of Idaho. Goffinet was born in Tooele, Utah Jan. 28, 1949, the son...

 

Edward Richardson

Edward Richardson, 71, of Fredonia, Ariz., passed away June 21 at Dixie Regional Hospital in St. George, Utah. He was born in Rock Springs March 20, 1947, to Roy and DeEtta Richardson. He was the oldest of 11 children. In his younger years he grew...

 

William "Bill" Leigh Thompson

William "Bill" Leigh Thompson, 80, passed away June 21, 2018, at Mission at Castle Rock in Green River. He was a resident of Green River for the past 56 years and former resident of Midwest. Thompson...

 

Mary Lou (Jorgenson) Kershisnik

Mary Lou (Jorgenson) Kershisnik, 88, passed away June 1, 2018, at Columbine Commons Health and Rehabilitation Center in Windsor, Colo. Mary Lou was born in Minneapolis Jan. 28, 1930. She and her...

 

Letter: A call to action

Dear Editor, This is a shout out to the Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, church leaders, school fund raising organizers and even the City of Green River. This is a letter about community. We are a community not only by the physical boundaries we live in,...

 

Our View: Tax code needs to be addressed

As the campaign season heats up throughout the summer, candidates are talking more about how they would work within the office they’re elected to. For many candidates seeking election as the next governor of Wyoming, this has inevitably led to...

 

Open the state checkbook

On Feb.18, State Auditor Cynthia Cloud made us refile our open records request for the state checkbook and then charged us $8,000 in fees. But production has been slow. At this pace, we’ll receive all the records by 2048. Why would it take 30...

 
 By Cynthia Cloud    Opinion    June 27, 2018

Bringing transparency to Wyo.

It is exciting to see newspapers and others—inside and outside the State of Wyoming—talking about spending transparency. The people of Wyoming pay for our government with hard-earned dollars, and the ability of any interested citizen to...

 
 By Andi Lewis    Opinion    June 27, 2018

The government: a potential customer

If you’re looking for more customers for your business, you might want to consider the world’s largest purchaser: the U.S. Government. You might be surprised at what federal, state and local governments are looking to buy from Wyoming small...

 

GR cancer survivor attends event

When Jasmine Taylor was 29 years old she discovered a lump in her breast. She can recall the first time she felt it. Taylor was playing with her four-year-old son when she bumped her breast and felt...

 

Local representatives fare well at Girls State

Both Green River High School students attending the 76th session of American Legion Auxiliary Wyoming Girls State felt the experience reassured them of becoming active community members. Seniors Mary...

 

GRHS student to spend 1 month in Ecuador for mission

For the second year in a row, one Green River student is going to take a break from regular summer activities to help others in another country. For Jarin Mandros, a Green River High School senior,...

 

Many new crafts created every week

Each week, crafters arrive at Golden Hour Senior Center center ready to try their hands at a new project. Thursday morning, a handful of crafters were working on various projects. Craft instructor...

 

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