Articles from the July 13, 2023 edition


Sorted by date  Results 1 - 19 of 19

  • Schoenfeld resigns as commissioner, accepts position with Governor's office

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Jul 13, 2023

    Lauren Schoenfeld is stepping down from her role as a Sweetwater County commissioner in order to pursue new opportunities and new ways of serving both Sweetwater County and all of Wyoming. Schoenfeld recently submitted a letter of resignation to the Board of County Commissioners, which was accepted during the July 5 meeting. "She has accepted a position in the Governor's office which is forcing her to move to the eastern side of the state, and with that she has vacated her seat, so I'd like to...

  • City Council seeks WYDOT ADA grant

    David Martin, Contributor|Jul 13, 2023

    The Green River City Council approved a grant application to help improve upgrades compliant to Americans with Disabilities Act standards in front of Lincoln Middle School and Monroe Elementary School. The grant, formally known as a Transportation Alternatives Program Grant, is provided by the Wyoming Department of Transportation. In total, the city seeks $244,895.80 and, if selected, will provide $25,737.20 in matching funds – an amount representing 9.5% of the total project amount. A...

  • Commissioners hear WYDOT future construction project plans

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Jul 13, 2023

    Construction work to improve and upgrade Sweetwater County's highways will continue throughout the next several years as the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WDOT) works on a long list of construction projects. WYDOT District Engineer John Eddins and resident engineers Clint Lockman and Brad McCullough presented the WYDOT State Transportation Improvement Plan (STIP) update on current and future highway projects in Sweetwater County to the Board of County Commissioners during the July 5...

  • Marriages (May 30 - June 23)

    Jul 13, 2023

    Marriage licenses recorded at the Sweetwater County Courthouse from May 30 to June 23 were: Michael Gordon Beer, 40, to Jacqueline Rae Diede, 42, both of Rock Springs. Andrew James Young, 32, of Rock Springs, to Kaela Mae Davis, 18, of Wamsutter. Patrick Sean McCann, 47, to Hope Kristin (Brooks) Jensen, 47, both of Rock Springs. William Robert Bluemel, 39, to Ashley Marie Hinkle, 35, both of Rock Springs. Brandon Allan Jones, 39, to Darryl Michelle (Nash) Slaton, 31, both of Rock Springs. Manuel Ysauro Gutierrez Renteria, 22, to Karrington...

  • Regina "Gina" Kay Jones

    Jul 13, 2023

    Regina "Gina" Kay Jones, 66, passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2023 at her home in Rock Springs, Wyoming. She was a resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming 22 years and former resident of Arizona and Texas. She was born on January 24, 1957 in Dallas, Texas; the daughter of Joseph Curtis Scarbrough and Bobbie Nell Troutt. Mrs. Jones attended schools in Texas. She married Robert A. "Bob" Jones May 14, 1982 in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He preceded her in death January 13, 2022. Mrs. Jones enjoyed spending time...

  • Karen Lynn Lebeda

    Jul 13, 2023

    Karen Lynn Lebeda, 65, passed away suddenly Tuesday, July 4, 2023, at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County in Rock Springs, Wyoming. She was a long-time resident of Green River, and former resident of Saratoga, Wyoming. Ms. Lebeda was born February 24, 1958, in Ogdensburg, New York, the daughter of Vernon E. Richer and Evelyn (Pat) Harriet Reed. She attended school in Greybull, Wyoming. Ms. Lebeda was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. She enjoyed spending time with family,...

  • Patricia Marie (Brown) Krake

    Jul 13, 2023

    The sun has set on an amazing life. Our loving mother, Patricia Marie (Brown) Krake, passed away from Alzheimer's on Thursday, January 12, 2023 at the age of 88 at Alden of Des Plaines Memory Care in Illinois. She was born on November 28, 1934 in Blazon, Wyoming to Sadie (Ylitalo) and Alfred Brown. She graduated from Rock Springs High School in 1953, and the Colorado School of Floral Design of Denver in 1954. Pat was married to William Krake in 1956 for 26 years but later divorced and never...

  • Victoria S. Madura

    Jul 13, 2023

    Victoria S. Madura, 54, of Green River, Wyoming, passed away following a courageous battle with cancer, on Sunday, July 2nd, 2023, while surrounded by her loving family. Victoria was born to Ed and Marilyn Evans on November 13th, 1968, in Vernal, Utah. With her family, Victoria moved to Rock Springs, Wyoming in 1971 where she attended Roosevelt Elementary School, East Junior High School, and Rock Springs High School. Following High School, Victoria obtained her Certified Nurse Assistant...

  • Sharing culture through dance

    Jul 13, 2023

    Alexandra Escalante, Rocio Rojas and Christian Sulcaray share their culture through a vibrant and colorful dance. Viva Peru Dance, a dance company based out of Taylorsville, Utah, shared a variety of dances, costumes, and cultures during International Day in Rock Springs last Saturday. The group was one of many to perform at the annual event that celebrates the diverse heritage of Sweetwater County and of Rock Springs as the "home of 56 nationalities."...

  • Lifelong Learning - Elevator, Stairs, Escalator

    Lu Sweet, Western Wyoming Community College|Jul 13, 2023

    If you ask my family, I like taking the stairs, even if we are staying in a hotel several floors up. I like taking the stairs up to the third floor at Western Wyoming Community College when working rather than the elevator. Thankfully I am able. My mother would not be physically able, but the purpose of this article is more about virtual stairs, elevators and escalators than the actual physical actions. Let me explain. In life, I like to think about each day as one in which there is potential for growth for me. I can reach higher achievements,...

  • Letter to the Editor: Clean up after using gun range

    Jul 13, 2023

    Dear Editor, Early on the morning of July 3rd I was out riding my motorcycle and happened to go check out the Green River Shooting Range. What I saw there was terrible. What a mess! I thought the sportsmen of Green River were better than that. All the items that folks had taken up there to shoot the ribbons out of were left. Paper targets still on the frames. Brass everywhere. With a big empty dumpster at the end of the shooting benches. Come on folks, take a little pride in a great facility. If you haul it up there take it home or put it in...

  • Green River Police Department reports for June 29 - July 10

    Jul 13, 2023

    Green River Police Department reports for June 29 At 6:48 a.m., officers responded to the area of Cumorah Way for a report of a suspicious individual walking through the area. Upon officer arrival, the individual fled from police on foot and was eventually apprehended on Log Cabin Lane. Officers determined the individual to have an active warrant and Anthony Norton, of Green River, was placed under arrest. Officers transported Norton to the Sweetwater County Detention Center and completed a report of the incident. At 12:57 p.m., officers...

  • Cold case: Human remains found in 1982 identified by forensic technology

    Jason Mower, Sweetwater County Sheriffs Office|Jul 13, 2023

    Human remains found near Granger, Wyoming in 1982 have been identified as belonging to a man who disappeared in 1981 while traveling back to his home in Missouri after visiting family in California. The sheriff's office announced June 21 that the remains, known to investigators over the years only as "Pipeline Pete," have now been identified through DNA testing as those of Jack Clawson, of Sedalia, Missouri. Family members lost contact with Clawson after a visit with him in Fremont, California...

  • Green River resident named Mrs. Wyoming American

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Jul 13, 2023

    The first time Bree McMullan took the stage, she wasn't the one competing - her 18-month-old daughter Riley was. "I had to carry her all the time and I had to be on stage," McMullan explained. "I did all the talking for her. And that's when it really lit that torch for me, like 'no, you've got to do this for yourself.'" When she did start competing in pageants for herself, she also started winning. This year, McMullan brought the Mrs. Wyoming American 2023 title home to Green River for the...

  • Hospital CFO is president-elect of state board

    Deb Sutton, MHSC Marketing Director|Jul 13, 2023

    Maintaining a secure financial base for Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County is the No. 1 priority for MHSC Chief Financial Officer Tami Love. Giving her MHSC team, as well as other hospitals around the state, the tools to carry out that mission is important. The Wyoming Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (WHFMA) is one way to help achieve that goal. In fact, Love was elected in March as president-elect of the WHFMA and began her term with a Volunteer Leadership Meeting...

  • Sweetwater County Birth Announcements

    Jul 13, 2023

    Marshal and Rachael Cummings of Green River welcomed their daughter Magnolia May Cummings on May 13. Kole and Nicole Case of Green River welcomed their son Koda Michael Case on May 16. David and Faith Hewitt welcomed their daughter Riley Jean Hewitt on May 27. Michael and Jaimee Cummings of Rock Springs welcomed their daughter Marlee Sue Cummings on May 31. Chase Fassett and Brittany Stevens of Green River welcomed their son Sylas Allen Fassett on June 3. Ryan and Courtney Lundgren of Green River welcomed their daughter Brooklynn Lee Lundgren...

  • Knights' teamwork wins games

    Jackie Finch, General Manager|Jul 13, 2023

    The Green River Knights hosted conference games against the Evanston Outlaws on July 5. Green River hit their home field hard, scoring six runs in the first inning. Evanston also scored six runs, keeping the scoreboard tied. The next two innings, neither team was able to score a run, keeping the game tied at 6-6. In the fourth inning, Green River pulled ahead, scoring three more runs. Entering the fifth inning, Evanston pulled ahead, scoring seven runs to Green River's two runs. It was another...

  • Good Luck at State Green River Chaos

    Jul 13, 2023

    Green River Chaos 14U will compete at 2023 Wyoming State Softball Tournament in Casper, Wyoming on July 13-16. Back row: Imagine Wilde, Kailana Isaac, Payton Dodge, Sydney Lopez, Noelle Greene, Hayden Camis, Kaylin Uhrig. Front row: Payton Shantz, Autumn Sax, Cassie Kelley, Brooklyn Phillips, Jocelyn Shantz. Coached by Tami Kelley, Rex Wilde and Rikki Shantz...

  • Green River's Isabell Salas to represent GRHS Golf both nationally and internationally

    Danielle Salas, GRHS Golf Assistant Coach|Jul 13, 2023

    Green River High School incoming senior Isabell Salas will be representing Green River High School Golf at the PGA National High School Golf Association, National Invitational at the PGA Campus in Frisco Texas, July 10-12. Salas received a Merit Invitation based on her outstanding performance during the 22/23 high school golf season. She went undefeated in the regular season and placed second at both the 3A West Conference Championship and the 3A State Championship. Salas is a three-time All...

Rendered 06/10/2024 22:17