Articles from the June 29, 2023 edition


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  • County budget set

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Jun 29, 2023

    The Sweetwater County Board of County Commissioners recently approved the final fiscal year 2023-2024 budget for the county after grappling with decisions about reserve funds, the impacts of Senate File 60, and Cost of Living Adjustment increases. Increased revenues and cash carryover During the June 20 Budget Workshop, the last workshop before the final budget was approved, Sweetwater County Accounting Manager Bonnie Berry told the commissioners the budget was currently at a shortfall of...

  • City salaries approved with budget

    David Martin, Contributor|Jun 29, 2023

    Along with approving how the city will spend funding for the next year, the Green River City Council approved salaries for the city's employees. Some of those employees are seeing large pay bumps in their yearly salaries. City Administrator Reed Clevenger is one of the employees who will see bigger paydays in the upcoming fiscal year. According to Council documents between fiscal years 2021-2022 and the newly adopted 2023-2024, Clevenger's salary is boosted from $157,838 a year to $172,473,...

  • Artists join second Plein Air Competition

    Jun 29, 2023

    Many local artists participated in the second annual Sweetwater County Plein Air Competition last Saturday. The competition was hosted by the Green River Arts Council and Community Fine Arts Center. Winners: Best in Show: Michelle Nixon Second: Bryce Castillon Third: Ruth Rawhouser Honorable Mentions: Amanda Romero Kenyon Brown Sharon Carpenter... Full story

  • Thomas "Tom" Howard Morrison

    Jun 29, 2023

    Thomas "Tom" Howard Morrison, 71, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Wednesday, June 7, 2023 at his home in Farson, Wyoming. He was a resident of Farson for 30 years and former resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was born February 11, 1952 in Miller, South Dakota; the son of Howard W. Morrison and Neva J. Langer Morrison. Tom attended schools in Watertown, South Dakota and was a 1970 graduate of Watertown High School. He went on to wrestle for Dakota State until his junior year... Full story

  • Jeffrey "Jeff" Lee Moses

    Jun 29, 2023

    Jeffrey "Jeff" Lee Moses, 64, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at his side at his home Saturday, June 17, 2023. He was a resident of Rock Springs for 44 years and former resident of Upper Sandusky, Ohio. He died following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born June 25, 1958 in Upper Sandusky, Ohio; the son of Vernon Lee Moses and Shirley Ann Moore. Mr. Moses attended schools in Sandusky and was a 1976 graduate of Upper Sandusky High School. He married the love of his life... Full story

  • Charles Kenneth Dunn

    Jun 29, 2023

    Charles Kenneth Dunn, 92, passed away on Thursday, June 15, 2023 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was a resident of Rock Springs for 50 years and former resident of Vernal, Utah and Sidney, Montana. He was born December 29, 1930 in Tuckerman, Arkansas; the son of Ewing Bates Dunn and Gertie Layton. Mr. Dunn attended schools in Tuckerman, Arkansas and was a 1949 graduate of Tuckerman High School. He married Anne Mae Due on January 23, 1953 in Swifton,... Full story

  • Jeanette Marie Carroll

    Jun 29, 2023

    Jeanette Marie Carroll, 61, passed away peacefully at her home in Green River, Wyoming on June 21, 2023 surrounded by her loving family. Jeanette had been fighting a courageous battle with cancer. She was born December 15, 1961 in Newberg, OR. She was the daughter of Michael and Herta Carroll. Jeanette attended high school at Natrona County High School in Casper, WY. She enjoyed spending time with her family and lavishing all her love on her grandchildren. They lovingly referred to her as Nana.... Full story

  • Gerald "Frank" Ruiz

    Jun 29, 2023

    Gerald "Frank" Ruiz, 87, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Wednesday, June 21, 2023 at Mission at Castle Rock. He was a life-long resident of Sweetwater County. Mr. Ruiz died following a lengthy illness. He was born December 8, 1935 in Rock Springs, Wyoming; the son of Louie Ruiz and Mary Bensor. Mr. Ruiz attended schools in Green River, Wyoming and was a 1953 graduate of Lincoln High School. He attended the Police Academy as well as Barber School. Mr. Ruiz was a United States... Full story

  • Alice Mae Jakeway

    Jun 29, 2023

    Alice Mae Jakeway, 80, passed away peacefully Wednesday, June 21, 2023 at Deer Trail Assisted Living in Rock Springs, Wyoming. She was a resident of Rock Springs for 40 plus years and former resident of Douglas, Wyoming and South Dakota. She was born November 8, 1943 in Chamberlain, South Dakota; the daughter of Jacob Roghair and Grace Weaver. Mrs. Jakeway attended schools in South Dakota and she was a 1961 graduate of Murdo High School. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Mitchell, South... Full story

  • Edith "Edie" Korogi

    Jun 29, 2023

    Edith "Edie" Korogi, 93, passed away Thursday, June 22, 2023 at Mission at Castle Rock in Green River, Wyoming. She was a resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming for 76 years and former resident of Vernal, Utah and Canyon City, Colorado. She was born November 1, 1929 in Ellsworth, Kansas; the daughter of Claude Pennington and Laura Routh. Mrs. Korogi attended schools in Rock Springs, Wyoming. She married Andrew Korogi December 31, 1946 in Rock Springs; he preceded her in death. Mrs. Korogi worked for... Full story

  • Be the person who stops

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Jun 29, 2023

    On Monday night I was driving along Dewar Drive in Rock Springs when the car in front of me swerved. I saw something in the road, then saw it move. As I slowed down and swerved to avoid it I realized it was a dog. In my rearview mirror I saw it leave its hunkered down position and start running, with a limp, to avoid oncoming cars. Feeling flustered, I kept driving, thinking I hoped the poor thing would get off the road and be safe. But then my thoughts kept going. It was obviously hurt, it didn...

  • Green River Police Department reports for June 19 - 23

    Jun 29, 2023

    Green River Police Department reports for June 19 At 10:18 a.m., officers responded to a report of a found juvenile. Officers met with the reporting party, the juvenile, and a parent/guardian. It was reported the juvenile was outside with their parent/guardian when the child wandered off. Officers gathered information and completed a report of the incident. At 6:55 p.m., officers responded to the area of Uinta Drive for a report of theft. Officers met with individuals who reported a firearm that had been taken by a known individual. Officers... Full story

  • March for Life seeks to "speak truth in love"

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Jun 29, 2023

    A crowd of over 50 people set off from Rock Springs City Hall Saturday morning, making their way up C Street. They were led by three members of the Chariots of Light on their motorcycles and a side-by-side with a wooden sign surrounded by flowers reading "Sweetwater County March for Life." At the front of the crowd, men held a large banner with a picture of a baby that read "Children are a Gift from God." Behind them were members of the Knights of Columbus carrying banners for the organization,...

  • Sweetwater Memorial awards three scholarships

    Deb Sutton, MHSC Marketing Director|Jun 29, 2023

    Three Sweetwater County high school graduates are Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County scholarship recipients. Ashley Anderson, Benjamin Bae, and Shania Flores all received scholarships. Two of the scholarships were awarded by the MHSC General Medical staff. Bae, a Rock Springs High School graduate, and Flores, a Green River High School graduate, each received a $3,000 scholarship. The hospital contributes $1,500 and the medical staff contributes $1,500 to each scholarship. Anderson received a... Full story

  • Knights games canceled

    Staff Report|Jun 29, 2023

    The Green River Knights didn’t get to play a conference double-header against Rawlins on Thursday due to the game being canceled. They were also unable to play games in Pocatello, Idaho due to those games being canceled as well. After an unfortunate week, the Knights will host the Wood Bat Tournament in Green River at Stratton Myer fields this weekend. Upcoming schedule: Friday • 10:30 Rawlins vs. Evanston • 1:00 Evanston vs. Pocatello • 3:30 Powell vs. Pocatello • 6:00 Lovell vs. Douglas • 8:30 Green River vs. Torrington Saturday • 8:00 Gree... Full story

  • History of America's Independence Day

    Featured content|Jun 29, 2023

    Few summertime holidays elicit as much excitement as the Fourth of July, also known as Independence Day in the United States. Each year, family, friends and revelers anticipate the arrival of the holiday so they can host barbecues, enjoy the sun, listen to their favorite summertime tunes, and commemorate the freedoms afforded by the monumental events that led to the holiday’s establishment. Independence Day became a federal holiday in 1941, but July 4th has stood as the birth of American independence for much longer. July 4th marks a pivotal m... Full story

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