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 By David Martin    County    July 1, 2015

County approves 2015 budget

The Sweetwater County Commissioners approved a budget of nearly $50 million last week. The budget resolution was approved in a special meeting Wednesday evening that Commissioner Wally Johnson said aimed to give residents a chance to comment on the...

 
 By Olivia Kennah    City    July 1, 2015

City conducts mosquito fogging

Say goodbye to those pesky mosquitoes, because the Green River Parks and Recreation Department have started mosquito fogging. Monday was the first day for residential mosquito fogging and it will continue throughout the week. The fogging is...

 

Memorial wall visits county

It was solemn and quiet as people walked along the Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall. The wall, located at Western Wyoming Community College’s Rock Springs campus for four days, was heavily visited....

 
 By Lillian Palmer    City    July 1, 2015

Flaming Gorge Days arrests down in 2015

The hustle and bustle of Flaming Gorge Days is over. With the completion of the annual festivities comes the aftermath or lack of one, according to Green River Police Department Det. Luke Benson. “I think overall, it was a good weekend,” Benson...

 

Our View: Print is alive and well in Wyoming

Trust us, we’ve heard it before. “Print is dead.” “Nobody reads newspapers anymore.” “The Internet is the place to be.” Well, those naysayers are wrong. According to a survey from Pulse Research, Wyoming’s newspapers are still the...

 
 By Jason Grubb    Opinion    July 1, 2015

Remembering the price of freedom Saturday

Several years ago I worked for the Sheridan County Public Library in northwest Wyoming. One of my job duties at the library was to visit the Sheridan VA Medical Center each month and provide a program about the library’s online services that could...

 
 By Jennie Melvin    Opinion    July 1, 2015

Notes from Town Square: The difference a year makes

The Green River URA/Main Street Agency has had a very busy couple of weeks. Flaming Gorge Days was a lot of fun this year. As part of our fundraising efforts, the Organization Committee had a booth at Battle of the Bands and introduced our Original...

 

Beckilyn Munro Dawes

Beckilyn Munro Dawes, 57, of Green River, passed away June 28, 2015 at her home in Green River.  Longtime resident of Green River, Dawes passed away following a brief illness. She was born on Nov.... Full story

 

Timothy Patrick Wells

Timothy Patrick Wells, 63, of Rock Springs passed away June 25, 2015 at his home. A longtime resident of Rock Springs, Wells died following an 18-month battle with cancer. He was born on June 3, 1952... Full story

 

Ida L. Vigil

Ida L. Vigil, 95, of Green River, passed away June 25, 2015 at Mission at Castle Rock in Green River. A longtime resident of Green River, Vigil passed away following a short illness. She was born on... Full story

 

Carol Ann Hill Rounkles

Carol Ann Hill Rounkles, 70, of Rock Springs passed away June 29, 2015 at the LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City. She was a longtime resident of Rock Springs. She was born on June 16, 1945 in Rock Springs... Full story

 

Susan Joan Lininger

Susan Joan Lininger, 71, of Rock Springs passed away June 28, 2015 at her home. A longtime resident of Rock Springs and former resident of Wilcox, Mo., Lininger passed away suddenly. She was born on... Full story

 

Kids enjoy Flaming Gorge Days events

Despite the heat, children were still standing in long lines waiting for their turn. There were several lines. One for a bounce house, another for a slide, one for an obstacle course and another for...

 

Seventh in the nation

Going to nationals one time and placing in the top 10 is hard enough, but Green River High School Speech and Debate team member Alexander Marchal was able to do this twice. The National Speech and...

 

Coach proud of her team

Once again, the Green River High School Speech and Debate Team did not disappoint its coaches. “The team worked very hard before nationals practicing into evening hours almost every week day for abo...

 

Public-forum debate duo has great finish 

Keeping calm under pressure, was one of the tactics a Green River High School Speech and Debate duo used during the national competition. JD Richardson and Maggie Fischer, might have had different...

 

Volunteers made the difference

With the help numerous dedicated senior volunteers, the Golden Hour Senior Center was able to pull of a pancake breakfast, flea market and lunch all in one day. "It was great," GHSC activities...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    July 1, 2015

Flaming Gorge 5K results released

Among the exciting events lined up during the annual Flaming Gorge Days celebration is the Flaming Gorge 5k run. Finishing the run first was Curtis Westenskow with a time of 18:52:12, followed by Jackson Ramsey with a 19:55:54 time and Brenda Gray...

 

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