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Articles from the June 29, 2016 edition

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 By Olivia Kennah    City    June 29, 2016

City cuts many programs

With the approval of the city budget, city departments are feeling the effects of budget cuts. The approved budget is $30 million, which is close to $2 million less than last year’s budget. The fiscal year begins July 1 and ends June 30, 2017....


Ex-deputy receives probation

A former Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Deputy was placed on two years supervised probation for a felony perjury conviction. Tuesday morning, an emotional Sean Christopher Henry, 45, appeared in the...


Chief warns against fireworks

With the Fourth of July just around the corner, firefighters want to again warn residents not to shoot off fireworks within city limits. First off -- it is still illegal to do so. Secondly,...

 By David Martin    County    June 29, 2016

Another UP train derails west of Green River

A train derailment occurring west of Green River resulted in no injuries Monday night. According to Calli Hite, a spokesperson for the Union Pacific Railroad, the derailment occurred around 7 p.m....


Our View: Political attacks are nothing new

The attacks Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, and their respective (if not respectful) followers trow upon one another is enough to make a citizen fear for the Republic. But in reality, these barrages are nothing new. Time has a way of healing the...

 By David Martin    Opinion    June 29, 2016

The county shouldn't be a dump

Sweetwater County is a beautiful place to live. It may not match the definition of beauty involving lots of trees and greenery, but the rock formations, sagebrush and wildlife make for a unique...

 By Carl Morck    Opinion    June 29, 2016

Growing up in Heaven, part 2

Editor’s note: This is the second portion of a column submitted by the Green River Historic Preservation Commission. School, sports, the opposite sex, and the outdoors occupied the minds, motives and actions of the older students. Their new...

 By David Martin    Sports    June 29, 2016

Wolves tennis team hosts youth camp

The Green River High School tennis team is passing their love of the sport to a new generation. The team's first tennis camp attracted 31 students, ranging from first to eighth grade. Coach Phil...

 By Staff Report    Sports    June 29, 2016

Wrestlers compete, grow at Laramie team camp

A group of 32 wrestlers from Green River traveled to the University of Wyoming for a team camp June 19-22. The camp hosted teams from Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska and Montana. Each team competed in nine duals over three days and an individual...

 By Staff Report    Sports    June 29, 2016

Mule deer numbers rise

The mule deer population is on the rise as a result of good spring moisture for the past three years. The doe:fawn ratio has shown a favorable increase in the last two years, leading biologists to take notice. “For mule deer, research has shown we...

 By Olivia Kennah    People    June 29, 2016

Kids have fun at Flaming Gorge Days

Kids had a blast with the various types of entertainment at Festival in the Park during Flaming Gorge Days. More than a dozen kids were keeping cool while screaming and running through the Splash Park...


Float brings residents, employees together

Mission at Castle Rock Rehabilitation Center residents, employees and family members enjoyed Saturday's parade. This year, numerous residents saw the parade from a new perspective -- riding on the...


Young team learns from Nationals

Green River students gained a lot of experience at the National Speech and Debate Tournament. Last week, nine Green River High School Speech and Debate team members competed at the tournament, which...


Phone company's history detailed in new book

For a former Green River resident, writing a book for the Union Telephone Company was a unique experience. Terry Del Bene was contracted by the company to write a book about the company’s history fo...

 By Olivia Kennah    City    June 29, 2016

Snack shack offers cool refreshments

For those hot summer days spent at the splash park, there is a new snack shack that aims to keep the community refreshed and satisfied. Liliana Villegas opened Chill Monkey at Evers Park because as a mother of four, she knows what it is like to...

 By Olivia Kennah    People    June 29, 2016

United Way prepares for Helping Hands Day

United Way of Southwest Wyoming is calling for projects and volunteers for its annual Helping Hands Day on Aug. 27. “Helping Hands Day is a volunteer event where we gather projects from local non-profit organizations, senior citizens and people...

 By David Martin    City    June 29, 2016

Two stabbings took place within county

Police arrested a 26-year-old Green River resident after he allegedly stabbed another man at the Hutton Heights Mobile Home Park. According to the Green River Police Department, officers arrived to th...


Dennis M. Bearnson

Dennis M. Bearnson, 71, passed away June 19, 2016 at Mission at Castle Rock in Green River. A longtime resident of Rock Springs and former longtime resident of Price, Utah, Bearnson died following a... Full story


Charlotte A. Julian

Charlotte A. Julian, passed away on June 27, 2016 at Sage View Care Center in Rock Springs. A resident of Rock Springs for the past 50 years and she was former resident of Cherokee, Kan. She was born... Full story


Johnny Harry Stassinos

Johnny Harry Stassinos, 52, of Rock Springs, passed away June 18, 2016. He had been a longtime resident of Rock Springs and briefly of Riverton. He was born on June 15, 1964 in Rock Springs, the son o... Full story


Amelia Lee Rettig

Amelia Lee Rettig passed peacefully in the arms of her loving parents June 24, 2016. Amelia was born on May 23, 2016 in Goldsboro, N.C. During her brief visit on earth, she enjoyed listening to her... Full story


Dan "Big Dan" Harland Ellifritz

Dan "Big Dan" Harland Ellifritz, 77, of Rock Springs passed away June 28, 2016 at Deer Trail Assisted Living. He was born on Dec. 6, 1937 in Ballard, Utah, the son of Alfred Hirum Ellifritz and... Full story


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