Articles from the July 11, 2018 edition


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  • Lodging tax supported

    David Martin, Editor|Jul 11, 2018

    The Green River City Council agreed to support a resolution that would seek to place a 4 percent lodging tax on the November ballot. Sweetwater County already levies a 3 percent lodging tax at its hotels and if approved by voters, will raise the tax by 1 percent. The tax funds the Sweetwater County Joint Travel and Tourism Board, which then provides operating grants to the chambers of commerce and the Sweetwater County Events Complex. Grant funding to the chambers is done to help them function...

  • Human trafficking charges dismissed

    Stephanie Thompson, People Editor|Jul 11, 2018

    A Rock Springs man accused of attempting to commit human trafficking had all charges against him dismissed. In the case against Guadalupe J. Chavez-Arellano, 54, the state sent motion to dismiss without prejudice to Third District Court Judge Richard Lavery, which he granted. The charges being dismissed are solicitation to commit human trafficking in the first degree, attempt to commit human trafficking in the first degree, attempt to commit sexual servitude of a minor and attempt to commit sexu...

  • All West closes GR office

    David Martin, Editor|Jul 11, 2018

    Green River residents seeking face-to-face interaction when it comes to All West Communications services will have to go to Rock Springs from now on. The Kamas, Utah-based company closed its office on East Flaming Gorge Way Tuesday morning. According to Vice President of Finance and HR Jenny Prescott, two part-time employees and one full-time employee was impacted by the decision. She said the three employees were offered severance packages. “We have come to realize that this location would n...

  • Move over law takes effect

    Stephanie Thompson, People Editor|Jul 11, 2018

    Motorists will not only have to move over for emergency responder vehicles, but official vehicles. The new move over law, which went into effect July 1, requires motorists to move over for maintenance, construction and utility workers in addition to emergency responders like the Wyoming Highway Patrol, Stephanie Harsha, Wyoming Department of Transportation District 3 public relations specialist, said. "Basically, it requires motorists to do what they currently do when encountering an emergency v...

  • Spirit Ride helps promote law

    David Martin, Editor|Jul 11, 2018

    Sheridan Norberg knows how dangerous a tow job can be. “Dad took three trips to the hospital,” Norberg said. “I went once.” While working a car wreck outside of Rock Springs, Norberg was clipped by a speeding vehicle. He was sent over the wrecked car he was working on. The incident resulted in a concussion, his left fibia cracked, he suffered a sprained ankle and was in a cast for six weeks. “I was 18 when it happened,” Norberg said. “I had just graduated high school a few months before.” Norb...

  • Rubeck seeks election

    Staff Report|Jul 11, 2018

    The owner of the Fish Bowl Restaurant and Bowling Center wants to become the next Sweetwater County Assessor. Perri Rubeck, a Republican, thinks changes need to be made in local government and in the assessor’s office. “The assessor’s office consists of a handful of dedicated and talented employees with a hierarchy of an office manger, chief deputy and the currently appointed assessor,” he said in his campaign announcement. “Having owned and operated a number of businesses I am sure there is no need for this much management and taxpayer...

  • Sherman W. Mangum

    Jul 11, 2018

    Sherman W. Mangum, 83, passed away July 1, 2018, at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. He had been a resident of Rock Springs for many years. He was born Feb. 20, 1935, in Roanoke, Va., the son of George Wilson Mangum and Lelia Anne Williams. He married Cecelia Misty McKee in Pierre Hughes County, S.D., March 31, 1977, and she preceded him in death Oct. 20, 2003, at Sage View Care Center in Rock Springs. Mangum worked as a journeyman meat cutter for many years. He enjoyed beadwork and collecting records. Survivors include, two sons, Bill...

  • Elvira Estrada Tejeda-Ramirez

    Jul 11, 2018

    Elvira Estrada Tejeda-Ramirez, 45, passed away July 3, 2018, at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, following a lengthy illness. She was a resident of Rock Springs for the past 18 years and is a former resident of Mexico. Estrada Tejeda-Ramirez was born May 10, 1973, in Guadalajara, Mexico, the daughter of Silvino Tejeda Galarsa and Elisa Ramirez. She attended schools in Guadalajara, Mexico. Estrada Tejeda-Ramirez married Alfredo Estrada in Green River in 1991. Estrada Tejeda-Ramirez...

  • Loris Joan Smith

    Jul 11, 2018

    Loris Joan Smith, 89, of Green River, passed away July 5, 2018, at Mission at Castle Rock. She had been a longtime resident of Green River. She was born March 20, 1929, in Ithaca, N.Y., the daughter of Walter L. Griffin and Mureen Cooper. Smith attended schools in Ithaca, N.Y., and graduated from high dchool in 1947. In 1948 she married James Leigh and they divorced in 1952. She later married Robert N. Smith in Lansing, N.Y., in 1965 and he preceded her in death on July 24, 1989. Smith was...

  • Judith Kay Pistono

    Jul 11, 2018

    Judith Kay Pistono passed away July 8, 2018, at her home in Green River. She was a lifelong resident of Green River. Judy was born July 8, 1945, in Rock Springs, the daughter of James Travis and Maxine King. Pistono attended schools in Green River and was a 1963 graduate of Lincoln High School in Green River. Judy married Richard Pistono Sept. 3, 1966, in Green River. He preceded her in death Jan. 20, 2006. She worked as a secretary for the Sweetwater County School District No. 2 for 25 years, r...

  • Judy K. Muije

    Jul 11, 2018

    Judy K. Muije, 81, of Green River, passed away July 9, 2018, at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg, Va. Muije was a lifelong resident of Green River. She was a registered nurse for 61 years. Survivors include her husband, Robert Muije; children, Karen Krepp (Dennis) and Paul Robert Muije (Renee); grandchildren Michelle Bennett (Lance), Robert Krepp, Nick Muije and Chrae Muije; great-grandchildren Kaitlynn Youse, Khaley Padgett and Tanner Muije; and many friends. She was preceded in...

  • 3-week closure planned

    David Martin|Jul 11, 2018

    Director of Public Works Mark Westenskow said the upcoming closure of the Second South underpass is due to the Rock Springs waterline project. Westenskow said the project has hit a snag and due to the geology of the surrounding area, they will need to open cut 50 feet of road along the street to place the waterline. “If there were a way around this, they would do it,” he said. Wesenskow said the work is scheduled to take place during a three-week timeframe, starting July 16. He does ant...

  • Our View: Seeking a Green River welcome

    Jul 11, 2018

    The coming week will be exceptionally busy for Sweetwater County. In Green River, the Muley Fantatic Foundation will host its first Mansface Mountain Music Festival at Expedition Island starting Friday. On Saturday, Rock Springs will host its annual International Day celebration in Bunning Park. Sunday marks the start of the National High School Finals Rodeo at the Sweetwater County Events Complex, which will run through the following week. Those NFHSR events include a shooting competition which will take place in Green River. Needless to say,...

  • Letter: Office dragging its feet on records

    Jul 11, 2018

    Dear Editor, The editorial page of the June 27 issue was quite interesting. Adjacent columns addressed an issue from two viewpoints. “Open the state checkbook” by Adam Andrzejewski of openthebooks.com pointed out the need to have accurate and timely financial records. He also correctly pointed out that these records are being “slow-walked” by the State Auditor Cynthia Cloud and her deputy, Sandy Urbanek. That the office charged $8,000 for what should be public records borders on outrageous. Their campaign that got them elected was based o...

  • Letter: Kudos to the post office

    Jul 11, 2018

    Dear Editor, I should like to call attention to the Green River Post Office. As you drive up, you see eye-catching planters containing some lovely flowers. And there has been some painting done on the building. I have noticed shrubs that have been trimmed. All of this is such a great thing for this public place. Congratulations to the manager and other folks who have done such an amazing improvement. Thank you. Pat Jaramillo Green River...

  • Spirit Ride comes to GR

    Amanda Cavaz, Green River Communications Administrator|Jul 11, 2018

    There’s a new law in place. As of July 1, Wyoming’s Move Over law has been broadened. Drivers must now move over in the far left lane for maintenance, construction and utilities workers and vehicles, and emergency responders when traveling on Wyoming’s interstates and highways. Hopefully this is something you already do. It’s more than a courtesy. Anyone who has found themselves stranded on the side of a busy interstate knows how dangerous it can be to get out of your vehicle. First responders, tow truck operators, and even good samarit...

  • Combatting those typos

    David Martin, Editor|Jul 11, 2018

    Last week, we received an email from Anne Backstrom of Green River, regarding typos appearing in the newspaper. I thought it is an important topic to address, as I can’t deny there hasn’t been a problem with that occurring. What follows is her email, followed by my response: From Anne Backstrom On the front page of this week’s paper there is an article by the paper’s editor. My question is: who actually edits and proofreads your paper? Each week there are numerous misspellings and word omissio...

  • Company donates emergency bags

    Stephanie Thompson, People Editor|Jul 11, 2018

    A local trona company's donation will help seniors in an emergency situation. Recently, Tata Chemicals Partners teamed up with Golden Hour Senior Center to provide 175 qualified seniors with supplies in case of emergency. The bags will provide the senior with a sense of safety and security should an emergency situation arise. The bag includes a five-day supply of food, including breakfast, lunch, dinner and water. Emergency preparedness items such as water purification tablets, flashlight,...

  • Kids explore the ocean on land

    Stephanie Thompson, People Editor|Jul 11, 2018

    Children at the Sweetwater County Library Tuesday morning quickly realized they didn't have to travel far to learn about and explore the ocean. During this week's story time, children listened to several books about the ocean, including how waves work and what's found in tide pools. They also listened to funny books about an octopus who thought he was bigger than everyone until he was eaten by a whale, a shark who's misunderstood and the blob fish. While Youth Services Librarian Becky Iwen was...

  • National commander visits GR

    Stephanie Thompson, People Editor|Jul 11, 2018

    Last Thursday, the American Legion Tom Whitmore Post 28 members received a visit from a special guest. American Legion National Commander Denise Rohan stopped by the Green River post as part of her year-long United States and world tour. Rohan, a Wisconsin native, has been on the road visiting various American Legion Posts since she took over as commander last August during the American Legion's 99th conference. Rohan was first woman ever elected as national commander. As her term is coming to...

  • Museum prints interesting history books

    David Martin, Editor|Jul 11, 2018

    Books regarding the Rock Springs Chinese Massacre and a guide originally written for treks into Browns Park were recently published by the Sweetwater County Historical Museum. Both books are available at the museum bookstore and through Amazon.com According to Brie Blasi, Sweetwater County Historical Museum director, the two books are republications of previous works, but include supplemented information and photographs from the museum’s archives not previously available. The first book, ...

  • Wyoming Writers recognize volunteer's commitment

    Stephanie Thompson, People Editor|Jul 11, 2018

    An award-winning local author is now being recognized for her volunteer work with Wyoming Writers, Inc. Alethea Williams of Green River was presented with the Emmie Mygatt Award at the 44th Wyoming Writer Conference. She was honored for the work she did while on the Wyoming Writers Board. Williams served on the board for seven years. During her time on the board, she served as the president, vice president and treasurer. Williams also wrote grants and served as the institutional memory. “The b...

  • Troubles force Taylor into pits

    Staff Report|Jul 11, 2018

    A promising beginning of the night ended with Zac Taylor sitting in the pits because of mechanical problems in the Todd Henry owned midget last Saturday at I-76 Speedway. “Todd replaced all the crank triggers and in the heat we thought we finally had the engine issues taken care of,” Taylor said. “We went from fifth to second, but as soon as the green came out for the feature we had the same issues again. Todd is going to go to more of a drag racing style crank trigger and hopefully that will fix the problem. It was very disappointing becau...

  • Wyo. hunting applications increase

    Jul 11, 2018

    Wyoming remains one of the most sought-after hunting destinations in the West. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department saw another increase in hunting applications from both residents and non-residents alike for the May 31 limited quota draw. Overall, applications for resident and non-resident deer and antelope and resident elk increased by 6.95 percent since last year, amounting to an 11.73 percent increase in the past two years. “The hunting opportunities in Wyoming are sought after because of the high-quality wildlife, access and the e...

  • Cowboy is first alternate in qualifier

    Jul 11, 2018

    It was an outstanding day for the University of Wyoming golf program on Tuesday as Cowboy John Murdock finished as the first alternate in the U.S. Amateur Qualifier played at UW’s Glenn “Red” Jacoby Golf Course. Murdock, a Laramie native, fired a 36-hole score of six-under par 136 on his home course to finish two strokes back of Rosswell Sinclair of Albuquerque, who posted an eight-under par score of 134 for the win. Rosswell automatically qualifies for the U.S. Amateur Championship to be played Aug. 13-19 at Pebble Beach, Calif. Murdock and t...

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