Articles from the July 8, 2015 edition

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 By David Martin    City    July 8, 2015

Delivery man saves GR home

What can Brown do for you? For two Green River residents, they can say a member of the united problem solvers helped save their house. A UPS delivery man’s quick thinking and action are credited in extinguishing a lightning-caused roof fire Monday...

 By David Martin    County    July 8, 2015

Charges filed after shots fired

A night of pool ended badly for a group of Rock Springs residents and resulted in one man being arrested and charged with attempted murder. Norman Leroy Lange was charged with two counts of first-degree attempted murder and one misdemeanor charge of...

 By David Martin    County    July 8, 2015

Rock Springs floods Tuesday afternoon

For Julie Porter, the moment the water started flowing through her insurance office was the moment she decided to grab her kids and get out of the building. Porter, an insurance agent, has an office... Full story

 By Lillian Palmer    City    July 8, 2015

Grant could pay for better access

Imagine trying to get from the house, to the grocery store, while being wheelchair-bound and with no vehicle. The short trek from the home, down the street to pick up a prescription and groceries could potentially be a dangerous one. For those... Full story

 By Lillian Palmer    City    July 8, 2015

Bike rides continue

The Green River Bike Rides by the Sweetwater Mountain Biking Association are going again this summer. This week’s ride is 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., starting in parking lot B at Scott’s Bottom, FMC Park. The weekly bike rides will continue through...


Adel M. Muije

Adel M. Muije, 44, of Rock Springs, passed away Friday, July 3, 2015 at her home. She had been a longtime resident of Rock Springs. She was born on Aug. 21, 1970 in Rock Springs, the daughter of Delb... Full story


Shirley Margaret Meeks

Shirley Margaret Meeks of Green River, passed away June 30, 2015 after a brief illness.  She was born Sept. 1, 1922 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada to Florence May Giffen and George Arthur Potts. After... Full story


Fern Barney

Fern Barney, 81, of Green River, died July 5, 2015 in Rigby, Idaho after a sudden illness. She was born Nov. 20, 1933 in Redmond, Utah, the daughter of Orville Hansen and Lela Sorensen Hansen. She... Full story


Allowing fireworks could work

For residents of Rock Springs, it’s so regular they can practically set their watches to it. Almost every year, someone shooting fireworks on White Mountain will catch the brush on fire, which results in an orange glow visible for miles. It...

 By Mary Halterman    Opinion    July 8, 2015

Non-fiction books can be fun for readers

When library staff members talk to younger school groups, we often check to see whether they know what “fiction” and “non-fiction” mean. Many kids have figured out that fiction means “fake” and non-fiction means “not fake.” They’ve...

 By Kevin Sadler    Opinion    July 8, 2015

Notes from Town Square: The benefits of youth sports

Sports are an important part of the lives of most children in the United States. Just over 21 million youth between the ages of 6 to 17 play team sports on a regular basis, with another 5 million engaging on an occasional basis, according to the...


Has the magic ended?

It seems as though my children go through phases. Some are good; and others I would rather just forget. One phase that will always leave a lasting memory and a spot in my heart is the kissing the boo...

 By Olivia Kennah    Opinion    July 8, 2015

Travelling 1,600 feet below ground

We just kept dropping and dropping and dropping until we were 1,600 feet into the Earth. Tuesday, fellow reporter Lillian Palmer and I went into the TATA Chemicals Green River Facility. In reality, the ride in the shaft lasted about two and a half...


Supreme Court ruling is only one factor in health insurance decisions

At the end of its 2014-15 term the Supreme Court decided that the key component of the Affordable Care Act---the tax subsidies available to help people buy health insurance---would continue in all states. Justices addressed a challenge that the...

 By Lillian Palmer    County    July 8, 2015

Fires break out July 4th

The fourth was on fire. The fourth of July in Green River was fairly calm this year, compared to Rock Springs. There were five fire calls to the Green River Fire Department over the weekend, starting with a couple on Saturday afternoon around 4 p.m....

 By David Martin    City    July 8, 2015

Fire department hosts barbecue

It was like any other Fourth of July celebration. Children were playing with one another in the parking lot while adults sat in groups and chatted beneath a clear sky. For volunteers with the Green River Fire Department, the yearly gathering is a cha...

 By Olivia Kennah    Business    July 8, 2015

GR Business has ground-breaking ceremony

By OLIVIA KENNAH Staff Writer The business park on Commerce Drive will finally reach its potential with the help of Desert View Eye Care. Desert View Eye Care had its ground breaking ceremony July 1 for a new and improved office. Mayor Pete Rust...

 By Olivia Kennah    County    July 8, 2015

Fourteenth annual International Day events set for Saturday

Rock Springs, the Home of 56 Nationalities, is hosting its 14th annual International Day Saturday. International Day is an event that celebrates the many different cultures that are present in the area. The event features a wide range of...

 By Olivia Kennah    People    July 8, 2015

GR seniors gather for annual picnic

The day was full of barbecuing and good conversation for the Golden Hour Senior Center. The GHSC hosted its annual Picnic in the Park last Wednesday at Expedition Island. It was a great opportunity for people of all ages to chat with friends,...


Library hosts healthy food activity for kids

Trying to get children to eat healthy foods can be a struggle for many parents, but thanks to one program at Sweetwater County Library's story time, that struggle was over, at least for one day....


Parade horse turns 31

Thirty one years old doesn't sound old, but for a horse that is a pretty high number to reach. In celebration of this milestone, the owners Robert "Bob" and Verna Trujillo hosted a party with members...

 By Staff Report    People    July 8, 2015

Park Shakespeare workshop, performance scheduled

Wyoming Shakespeare Festival Company is offering a unique opportunity to learn everything there is to know in order to perform Shakespeare’s brilliant plays in 90 minutes.   Along with this free workshop the Lander based acting company will...


Couple to celebrate 55 years

Robert "Bob" and Verna Trujillo celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on June 19, 2015. Robert, then 23, and Verna, 21, were married in Helena, Mont., at the St. John's Lutheran Church in 1960....

 By David Martin    Sports    July 8, 2015

Knights seek conference championship

Returning from a tournament in Jackson over the weekend, the Green River Knights seek to become conference champs tonight in a double-header against Riverton. Head coach Stub Hatfield said the team pl...


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