Articles from the July 11, 2018 edition

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 By David Martin    City    July 11, 2018

Lodging tax supported

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...

 

Human trafficking charges dismissed

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 witho... Full story

 
 By David Martin    City    July 11, 2018

All West closes GR office

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...

 

Move over law takes effect

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...

 
 By David Martin    City    July 11, 2018

Spirit Ride helps promote law

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...

 
 By Staff Report    County    July 11, 2018

Rubeck seeks election

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...

 

Sherman W. Mangum

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....

 

Elvira Estrada Tejeda-Ramirez

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...

 

Loris Joan Smith

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...

 

Judith Kay Pistono

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...

 

Judy K. Muije

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.... Full story

 
 By David Martin    City    July 11, 2018

3-week closure planned

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...

 

Our View: Seeking a Green River welcome

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...

 

Letter: Office dragging its feet on records

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...

 

Letter: Kudos to the post office

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...

 
 By Amanda Cavaz    Opinion    July 11, 2018

Spirit Ride comes to GR

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...

 
 By David Martin    Opinion    July 11, 2018

Combatting those typos

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...

 

Company donates emergency bags

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... Full story

 

Kids explore the ocean on land

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... Full story

 

National commander visits GR

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...

 
 By David Martin    People    July 11, 2018

Museum prints interesting history books

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... Full story

 

Wyoming Writers recognize volunteer's commitment

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...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    July 11, 2018

Troubles force Taylor into pits

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...

 

Wyo. hunting applications increase

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,...

 

Cowboy is first alternate in qualifier

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,... Full story

 

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