Articles from the June 30, 2022 edition

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 By Staff Report    City    June 30, 2022

Shooting leads to deaths, manhunt

A shooting that occurred late last Thursday night resulted in two deaths and a manhunt for the shooter, which ended Friday afternoon with the shooter succumbing to apparent self-inflicted injuries.... Full story

 
 By Hannah Romero    County    June 30, 2022

Commissioners approve county budget

Sweetwater County’s budget for fiscal year 2022-2023 has been accepted, and will use under $600,000 of reserve funds to make up for shortfalls between projected revenues and expenditures. The...

 

Janice Ann Smith Mortensen

Janice Ann Smith Mortensen, age 85, of Bountiful, Utah, died on June 15 in Salt Lake City, after a short fully-vaccinated battle with Covid and a frustrating battle with dementia. Born in Salt Lake... Full story

 

Jere Sallee

Jere Sallee, 54, passed away on May 24 at the U of U in Salt Lake City. He was born on June 1, 1967 to Earl (Buddy) Sallee and Christy Bernal and stepson of Samuel Bernal of Phoenix, Arizona. His... Full story

 

Nadia Guadalupe Ontiveros

Nadia Guadalupe Ontiveros, 15, passed away on Sunday, June 19, 2022 from injuries sustained from an automobile accident. She was born on August 19, 2006 in Rock Springs, Wyoming, the daughter of Paul... Full story

 

Aaron Sadler

Aaron Sadler, 39, passed away on Friday, June 23, 2022 in Green River, Wyoming. She was a life-long resident of Green River, Wyoming. She was born on November 27, 1982; the daughter of Brent A.... Full story

 

Donald Richard Braden

Donald Richard Braden, age 75, of Stockton, California passed away on Tuesday, March 1, 2022. Donald was born May 17, 1946 in Rock Springs, Wyoming. Don spent the Vietnam War stationed in Anchorage,... Full story

 

Reef Kirby Rolich

Reef Kirby Rolich, 50, passed away Monday, June 20, 2022 following a sudden and unexpected illness. He was born on June 20, 1972 in Rock Springs, Wyoming, the son of Frank Alvin Rolich and Margaret... Full story

 

Edna E. Musbach

Edna E. Musbach, 86, died of natural causes on Sunday, February 13, 2022. She was resident of Mesquite, NV. She was born December 14, 1935, the daughter of Edward Divis Morison and Maria Corina... Full story

 

Patricia "Patty" Ann Sager

Patricia "Patty" Ann Sager of Prescott Valley, AZ, formerly of Rock Springs, WY, passed away peacefully at age 62 on June 16, 2022 in St Joseph's Hospital in Phoenix, AZ after a long courageous... Full story

 
 By Hannah Romero    Opinion    June 30, 2022

'Unconventional' but excited to be editor

A few weeks shy of one year ago, I wrote a column on these pages introducing myself as the new Green River Star staff writer. In it I explained how journalism is in my blood, but I never expected to g... Full story

 
 By Mark Baker    Opinion    June 30, 2022

Letter: Lawmaker disagrees with cryptocurrency editorial

Dear Editor, In a piece written on May 26, the editorial board of the Green River Star asserted the “State should back away from crypto” as “none of this will benefit Wyoming in the long run.” I have to say, I couldn’t disagree more. Wyomin...

 

Letter: Resident opposes traveling circus for animal cruelty

Dear Editor, I was disappointed to learn that the C&M circus will be in Green River on July 1. Culpepper and Merriweather Circus, operated by Eugene “Trey” Key III and Key Equipment Inc, was cited by the United States Department of Agriculture...

 

Green River Police Department reports for June 19 - 23

Green River Police Department reports for June 19 At 9:40 a.m., officers responded to a report of an individual with an active warrant. Officers made contact with the individual and confirmed the warrant. Officers placed Gene Pierce, 55, of Green Riv... Full story

 
 By Staff Report    People    June 30, 2022

Duncan participates in Girls State

Faith Duncan of Green River attended this year's Wyoming Girls State session. During the session, she was elected to multiple positions and received other awards and achievements. Duncan, the only... Full story

 

Students named to GRHS honor rolls

Green River High School students have earned their places on the Principal, Staff and Regular Honor Rolls for the second semester of the 2021-2022 school year. To be placed on the Principal Honor Roll, a student must earn a 4.0 GPA. To be placed on... Full story

 
 By Staff Report    County    June 30, 2022

Crashes lead to injuries, one fatality

Two vehicle accidents in Sweetwater County last week led to multiple injuries and one death. A fatal crash occurred at milepost 506 on US 191 south of Rock Springs in the early morning hours of June 1... Full story

 

Man gored by bison in Yellowstone National Park

AFTON (Wyoming News Exchange) — According to information from the Yellowstone National Park Communications Office, a 34-year old male from Colorado Springs, Colorado was gored by a bull bison near Giant Geyser at Old Faithful on June 27. The man...

 

3-on-3 basketball results

Friday:  6th grade and under boys Team name: Chef Rippers  Members: Cooper Bird, Trazyn Killpack, Brooks Walker, Lucas Arnold  7th & 8th boys  Team name: RS Tigers Eighth  Team Members: Kade...

 

UW begins nuclear energy research

LARAMIE — As nuclear energy makes its way into Wyoming, local scientists will join a nationwide effort to learn more about emerging nuclear technologies and potential impacts on communities. University of Wyoming has been awarded an $800,000 grant...

 

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