Articles from the July 5, 2018 edition

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GR splash park remains busy

The Green River Splash Park was a busy place Monday morning. With temperatures already in the upper 70s, several families brought their children to the Splash Park to cool off. Some children were...

 

GR students return from nationals

For some it was the last high school tournament they would ever compete in. For others, it was a chance to experience speech and debate at nationals and learn from the experience. Thirteen students...

 
 By David Martin    County    July 5, 2018

Lease sale worries advocates

An oil and gas lease auction set to start July 11 has members of the Wyoming Outdoor Council concerned about possible drilling in sensitive areas located in Sweetwater County. An auction hosted by...

 

County to enter lawsuit

Sweetwater County will join other Wyoming and Utah counties in a class-action lawsuit against the Federal Government to recover money owned under the Payments in Lieu of Taxes Act. During the...

 

Re-election sought in Senate District 13

Senator John Hastert, D-Green River, seeks re-election to his Senate District 13 seat on the Wyoming Legislature. The district is comprised of Green River, Jamestown and portions of Rock Springs. "It...

 
 By David Martin    City    July 5, 2018

The firefighters' longest night

It was a scene not unlike any other Independence Day celebration. Grilled meats and soft drinks available to all. Children playing while the adults enjoyed a chance to chat. However, the purpose...

 

Our View:The people behind the newspaper

There are real people behind the publication of this newspaper. The shooting at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Maryland which left five staff members dead is an all too sobering reminder of that fact. Five people, all of whom were someone’s...

 

A warning would be nice

Dear Editor, An open letter to the bicyclists using the Greenbelt pathways: Would you please, PLEASE, give some kind of alert, vocal or bell, as you approach those of us who walk. I am so tired of being startled out of my skin when suddenly being...

 

My first fireworks show

Every once in a while, a memory from my childhood comes back to me vividly. Sometimes it doesn’t even have anything to do with what I’m doing, but the memory floods in and I can’t help but...

 
 By Amanda Cavaz    Opinion    July 5, 2018

Is your household prepared?

I was recently at a FEMA led Emergency Preparedness training. The class was less boring than it sounds and really got me thinking. Not just about being prepared at a government and city level, which is what I was there for, but on a personal level. H...

 
 By David Martin    County    July 5, 2018

Firefighters respond to landfill fire

A landfill fire near Manila, Utah, required assistance from the Sweetwater County Fire Department last week. At about 5:30 p.m., Wednesday night, the Manila Fire Department contacted county fire...

 

Rabon "Ray" Barfield

Rabon "Ray" Barfield, passed July 1, 2018, at Sandy Regional Rehabilitation Facility in Sandy, Utah. Ray was born May 20, 1938, in Pelham, Ga., to Homer and Annie Barfield. He was father to Brian...

 

Vivian Irene Brannan

Vivian Irene Brannan, 79, of Rock Springs passed away June 27, 2018, at Sage View Care Center. A lifelong resident of Rock Springs, Brannan died following a lengthy illness.  She was born Aug. 26,...

 

Mark Quint Elder

Mark Quint Elder, 53, passed away July 1, 2018, in Salt Lake City. He was a longtime resident of Rock Springs. Elder was born on March 29, 1965 in Douglas, the son of Robert H. Elder and Donna Mae...

 

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