Articles from the July 3, 2019 edition


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  • Waiting patiently

    Jul 3, 2019

  • Ceremony honors WWI veterans

    Stephanie Thompson, Editor|Jul 3, 2019

    After each name was called, a bell chimed. Its sound symbolized each name being called represented a soldier who was no longer with us. They each gave their lives during World War I. On Saturday afternoon at Bunning Park in Rock Springs community members gathered to pay tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice during the World War I and American Legion Centennial ceremony. This ceremony was organized by the High Desert Chapter of the Daughters of the American Legion and took place in...

  • More than 2 decades spent in same apartment

    Stephanie Thompson, Editor|Jul 3, 2019

    For the past 25 years, a Green River man has been a resident of GreenRock Apartments. Over that time, Glenn Gardea, 59, has remained in the same room and has witnessed first hand the changes GreenRock has gone through. He moved in April 1, 1994, on the day it opened. He said he was told the reason it was going to be called GreenRock Apartments is because half of the residents were going to be from Green River and the other half from Rock Springs. Gardea was happy to celebrate his 25th year at...

  • GR Farmer's Market returns

    Lexi Mitchell, Intern|Jul 3, 2019

    Returning favorites and a few new faces will kick off the farmer’s market next week. The Green River Farmer’s Market begins July 10 and will run until Sept. 11 on Roosevelt Street. The market will welcome four new vendors with 15 returning to make 19 total for the summer. URA/Main Street Administrator, Jennie Melvin, said all their vendors are kept to the city’s standards for the market which is handmade, homemade or food related. They want to keep it friendly to small businesses. She encourages the residents to come out and keep the suppo...

  • Our View: Be careful with fireworks

    Jul 3, 2019

    It’s a message that bears repeating every year: be careful with your fireworks. With the Fourth of July holiday tomorrow, it’s inevitable that Sweetwater County residents will want to celebrate with the colorful sparks, sound and smoke most people enjoy. When used properly, fireworks can be a fun way to celebrate America’s Independence. However, there are dangers associated with their use as well. Anytime fireworks comes into play, the danger of starting a fire exists and we urge residents to follow Sweetwater County Fire Warden Mike Bourn...

  • Air quality study questioned by resident

    Jul 3, 2019

    Dear Editor, This letter is to express concerns with Love’s truck stop. All of these issues were voiced in public meetings and to the Sweetwater County Commissioners in writing. The only response so far has been Love’s air model which did not model emissions from idling vehicles. The question posed to Love’s was: “What impact idling trucks would have on air quality along the green river especially in the winter during inversions?” The air model discussed in last week’s paper was supposed to be in response to that. Love’s provided almost no inf...

  • Basketball players' actions praised

    Jul 3, 2019

    Dear Editor, On Flaming Gorge Days, our Wyoming Military National Guard band played two concerts in the park and marched in our parade. The first song was our National Anthem. There were young people playing basketball adjacent to the park and when they heard the music they all stopped their game and placed their hands over their hearts until the music ended. It was something to behold and it touched me very much. I wanted to share this because I believe it touched a lot of people. Pat Jaramillo Green River...

  • Skin cancer questions answered

    Richard P. Holm MD, The Prairie Doc|Jul 3, 2019

    Q: What are some types of skin cancer? A: The three major types are basal cell, squamous cell and malignant melanoma. In general, one in five, or 20 percent of people in the U.S. have had or will have some type of skin cancer. In Australia where the sun is intense, two out of three skin cancers are basal cell, one in four are squamous cell, and one in twelve are malignant melanoma. Q: Should I go to a dermatologist for screening? A: The dermatologist is the most experienced with skin cancer, but primary care providers can help, too. Realize,...

  • Knights take on Cody in Sunday double header

    David Martin, Publisher|Jul 3, 2019

    The Green River Knights came away from Thursday’s double header against the Riverton Raiders with a win and a loss and now have their sights set on the Cody Cubs, another team head coach Benjamin Lail believes to be a tough challenge for his squad. Against Riverton, the Knights came away with a 1-0 win in extra innings in the first game. That score came from Dallan Serrano after a hit from Dax Peterson. The Raiders made a comeback in the second game of the night however, with the game ending 1...

  • GRHS tennis team hosts clinic

    David Martin, Publisher|Jul 3, 2019

    Members of the Green River High School tennis team shared their knowledge and love of the sport during a clinic hosted at the high school last week. According to head coach Phil Harder, the clinic attracted 40 participants, 20 of which ranged between incoming fifth-grade students to incoming high-school freshmen. Harder said they've been able to teach third and fourth-grade students how to rally the ball and other important skills by the end of four-day long clinic. Aside from that, Harder said...

  • Competition heats up at Flaming Gorge Days

    Jul 3, 2019

  • Timothy "Tim" J. Aschoff

    Jul 3, 2019

    Timothy "Tim" J. Aschoff, 46, of Rock Springs, passed away June 25, 2019, at his home. He was a lifelong resident of Rock Springs. Tim was born Dec. 31, 1972, in Hayward, Calif., the son of Gregory J. Aschoff and Marcella "Marcy" M. Sitter. His father preceded him in death. He attended schools in Rock Springs and was a graduate of the Independence High School with the class of 1991. Tim was employed by WYDOT as a laborer for the past one month and was an apprentice electrician. His interests...

  • Freda Mae Dankert

    Jul 3, 2019

    Freda Mae Dankert, 70, of Rock Springs, passed away June 27, 2019, at the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. A lifelong resident of Rock Springs and Reliance, Freda died following a lengthy illness. She was born in Rock Springs July 3, 1948, the daughter of James Fred Mobley and Irene Francis Campbell. Freda attended schools in Rock Springs. She married James Russell Dankert in Casper Aug. 21, 1969, and he preceded her in death Sept. 14, 1998. Her interests included spending time with her...

  • Coleen Marie McIzzie

    Jul 3, 2019

    Coleen Marie McIzzie, 64, of Rock Springs, passed away June 30, 2019, at her home. She was a resident of Rock Springs for the past 33 years and former resident of Cresent City, Calif. McIzzie died following a lengthy illness surrounded by her family. She was born Feb. 1, 1955, in Cresent City, Calif., the daughter of Pat Earl Grogan and Barbara Jo Witzel Grogan. McIzzie attended schools in Cresent City, Calif., and was a Cresent City High School graduate with the class of 1973. She married...

  • Gary Frank Stevenson

    Jul 3, 2019

    Gary Frank Stevenson, 72, of Rock Springs, passed away June 21, 2019, at his home. He was a resident of Rock Springs since 1971 and former resident of Price, Utah. He was born Nov. 24, 1946, in Dragerton, Utah, the son of Frank Morgan Stevenson and mothers Josephine Queenie Welch and Connie Westenskow. Gary attended high school in Price, Utah, and was a 1965 graduate of the Carbon High School. He also attended the College of Eastern Utah. He married Carol Belen Lopez, the love of his life,...

  • Jane Irene Wilson

    Jul 3, 2019

    Jane Irene Wilson, 94, of Rock Springs, passed away June 22, 2019, at Deer Trail Assisted Living Center. She had been a longtime resident of Rock Springs and former resident of Pinedale and Willits, Calif. Wilson was born Oct. 16, 1924, in Willits, Calif., the daughter of Benjamin William Christie and Cyrena Olive Mahurin. Her interests included watching the Denver Broncos play with her dog Suki sitting on her lap and family reunions with her sons, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and...

  • Recycling remains a priority

    David Martin, Publisher|Jul 3, 2019

    Despite challenges in the recycling industry, Wyoming Waste Systems remains committed to recycling, according to Michelle Foote, Rock Springs site manager for WWS. She said the company looked into building a facility to sort recyclable materials in Rock Springs, but said it was ultimately deemed economically unfeasible. She also said Pacific Steel and Recycling has stopped accepting cardboard, saying the price per ton has dropped from approximately $70 a ton five months ago to about $10 a ton cu...

  • Economic board gains 3 members

    Stephanie Thompson, Editor|Jul 3, 2019

    The Sweetwater County Commissioners have selected three residents to serve on the Sweetwater Economic Development Coalition. Those three are newly-appointed Commissioner Lauren Schoenfeld, Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport Director Devon Brubaker and Sweetwater County Land Use Director Eric Bingham. The alternate will be Marty Carollo of All West Communications. They will join two board members from Rock Springs and two from Green River. This board will oversee the operations of the SEDC....

  • Fire a concern during holiday

    David Martin, Publisher|Jul 3, 2019

    While fire fuels haven’t dried enough to be a concern, residents are still being asked to be careful during the upcoming July 4 holiday. According to Sweetwater County Fire Warden Mike Bournazian, the long, wet spring the county experienced has contributed to additional grass growth. “What this means for us, is that in areas where we do not normally have a lot of grasses, we may start to see more grass on the ground that allows fire to spread much more easily and rapidly as grass burns very fas...

  • A splashy salute

    Jul 3, 2019

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