Articles from the July 6, 2023 edition

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  • The end of an era: K9 Jara retires

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Jul 6, 2023

    Even though she was surrounded by a room full of people celebrating her career, K9 Lieutenant Jara was content to simply chew on a tennis ball, eat a few homemade doggie cupcakes, and stay by the side of her faithful companion, Sergeant Derek Morrell. With Jara at his side, Morrell was happy to recognize his K9 partner's life and achievements working with the Sweetwater County Sheriff's Office. He laughed and smiled at Jara affectionately as Sheriff John Grossnickle recalled some of their many...

  • Tracie Lynn Malone

    Jul 6, 2023

    Tracie Lynn Malone, 50, passed away Sunday, May 21, 2023 at her home in Rock Springs, Wyoming. She was lifelong resident of Rock Springs. Tracie was born August 10, 1972 in Gillette, Wyoming; the daughter of James Richard Malone and Debora Sue Carlile. She attended schools in Rock Springs and was a 1990 graduate of Rock Springs High School. Tracie was a Senior Permit Agent for Dominion Energy/Wexpro. Her interests included going for side by side rides, camping, outdoors, golfing and attending... Full story

  • Bonnie Jean Bingham

    Jul 6, 2023

    Bonnie Jean Bingham, 79, went to the loving arms of Jesus Wednesday, June 28, 2023 surrounded by her loving family. She was a longtime resident of Green River, Wyoming and a former resident of Rock Springs. Bonnie was born September 7, 1943 in Evanston, Wyoming; the daughter of Lawrence Joseph Calligaro and Alice Brooks. She attended schools in Rock Springs. Bonnie met the love of her life Blaine Clay Bingham and the two were married in Rock Springs on October 24, 1958. She loved spending time... Full story

  • Patricia Lou Summers

    Jul 6, 2023

    Patricia Lou Summers, 70, passed away Friday, June 30, 2023 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County in Rock Springs, Wyoming. She was a resident of Washam, Wyoming for 23 years and former resident of Herriman, Utah. Mrs. Summers died following a lengthy illness. She was born August 7, 1952 in Murray, Utah ; the daughter of Floyd Louis Colledge and Laverne Patricia Cross. Mrs. Summers attended schools in Copperton, Utah and was a 1970 graduate of Bingham High School. She married Richard Allen... Full story

  • Christopher Adam Wilson

    Jul 6, 2023

    Christopher Adam Wilson, 53, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Tuesday, June 27, 2023 at his parents' home in Green River, Wyoming. He was a long-time resident of Pinedale, Wyoming and former resident of Green River, Wyoming. He died following a lengthy illness. He was born June 23, 1970 in Evanston, Wyoming; the son of John "Jack" M. Wilson and JoDell "Jody" Smith. Christopher attended schools in Green River, Wyoming and was a 1988 graduate of Green River High School. He married... Full story

  • A bright future for Wyoming energy

    Senator Dan Dockstader|Jul 6, 2023

    Wyoming is fortunate to be blessed with an abundance of natural resources and energy knowledge, which has rightfully placed our state as an energy leader. Our capabilities, coupled with both traditional and renewable energies, has led to an innovative energy ecosystem, with our coal and oil and gas products playing a critical role in the development of new energy technologies. This all-of-the-above energy approach enables us to continue creating and supporting 21st century jobs for Wyomingites, bolstering local businesses and industries while... Full story

  • Letter to the Editor: Dog bites show need for leash law

    Jul 6, 2023

    Dear Editor, I found it interesting the Green River Star had two dog attacks with bites this week in the Police Report. I remember it being said by a Council member and a GRPD member that we didn’t have a problem because if we did, it would be reported more often. Well, here it is, two in one week. One of the incidents was exactly where I filed a report, next to the Splash Park. It’s a shame the Leash Law failed in the Council. There’s CLEARLY a need for this. I find it ridiculous that our safety is completely dependent on a dog obeying it’s...

  • Green River Police Department reports for June 23 - 29

    Jul 6, 2023

    Green River Police Department reports for June 23 At 4:08 p.m., officers responded to a REDDI report. It was reported an individual was driving while intoxicated. Officers located a vehicle matching the description given and tried to make contact with the driver. The driver did not respond and appeared to be traveling faster than the posted speed limit. Officers followed the vehicle to a residence on E 4 S Street where the individual exited the vehicle and attempted to go inside the residence. Officers made contact with the individual and detec... Full story

  • Law enforcement conducts registered sex offenders compliance checks

    Jason Mower, Sweetwater County Sheriffs Office|Jul 6, 2023

    For the 14th consecutive year, deputies and detectives with the sheriff’s office, in partnership with the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) Sex Offender Enforcement Task Force, conducted a concentrated sweep of compliance checks of registered sex offenders living in Sweetwater County in an annual campaign known as Operation Jessica. Earlier in June, small teams of deputies and federal agents spread out across the county, including in many of the outlying communities such as Granger, Point of Rocks, Wamsutter, and Bairoil, in an attempt to c... Full story

  • Sheriff's office announces boat safety training course

    Jason Mower, Sweetwater County Sheriffs Office|Jul 6, 2023

    The sheriff’s office marine unit is pleased to announce its upcoming recreational boat safety training classes. This year, the sheriff’s office marine unit is offering both a basic boating safety class and an advanced boating operations class. The basic training course is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Weds., July 12. The advanced training course is scheduled from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thurs., July 13. Those interested in the advanced operations course must also take the basic safety course. Both classes will be held in the sheriff’s offic... Full story

  • A good pattern for life: Lily Harris earns Congressional Award Gold Medal

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Jul 6, 2023

    "Being curious and excited about life" is something that's very important to Lily Harris, as well as always "wrapping everything up in service." Harris had the opportunities to do these things through participating in the Congressional Award program for the past two and a half years, which culminated in her receiving the Congressional Award Gold Medal at the 2023 Gold Medal Summit in Washington, D.C. at the end of June. Ready to start her junior year at Green River High School in the fall,...

  • Golden Hour Senior Center July Schedule

    Jul 6, 2023

    GHSC will host a third Wind River Casino Bus trip July 21. This will be a day trip to Riverton leaving from GHSC at 8 a.m. and leaving the casino at 4 p.m. Transportation is free for seniors 60 and over. You will need to bring your own money for lunch, gambling and incidentals. A sack breakfast will be available for a $4 suggested donation. Please order ahead if you want to reserve breakfast. Call (307) 872-3223 to reserve your place and fill out your paperwork for the trip. Special Events: Health Emergency Awareness: July 7, 10 a.m. WyoGives (... Full story

  • Local students making strides around the world

    Staff Report|Jul 6, 2023

    Several Green River High School students and graduates have recently been making strides in their studies and careers, challenging themselves, traveling the world, and preparing for new opportunities. Studying in South Africa Ashlyn Jensen got to spend two weeks in South Africa this summer helping animals and learning hands-on what it's like to be a veterinarian. Jensen is a 20-year-old from Green River who is currently a Senior at Chadron State College in Chadron, Nebraska, majoring in General... Full story

  • GR Knights host Wood Bat Tournament

    Jackie Finch, General Manager|Jul 6, 2023

    It was a fun-filled weekend of baseball as the Knights hosted the Wood Bat Tournament at Stratton Myer fields in Green River. Friday night at 8:30, the Green River Knights played against the Torrington Tigers. Torrington hit the field strong, scoring eight runs in the first inning while Green River scored one run. The Tigers continued to dominate the game and Green River struggled to score. Torrington won with a final score of 21-1. Zane Kovich led the Knights with one hit in one at bats, and Q...