Articles from the July 14, 2022 edition


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  • Green River Strong

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Jul 14, 2022

    Support from across Green River, Sweetwater County, and all of Wyoming is pouring in to honor and help victims and their families who were involved in the shooting at Embassy Tavern June 23. During the shooting, Brian Nussbaum was injured and Aaron Sadler and Jessie Wells were both killed. Sadler was a life-long resident of Green River who worked at the Embassy Tavern for three years as manager. The family she leaves behind includes a husband and two sons. Wells was also a Green River resident...

  • Mine rescue teams compete

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Jul 14, 2022

    Local mine rescue teams recently practiced their skills and competed against one another during a four-day competition. The competition was put on by Southwest Wyoming Mutual Aid (SWMA), an organization involving mine personnel who help train mine rescue teams and support mines in the region. The event was hosted at the Sweetwater Events Complex at the end of June. Cindy Phillips, the SWMA treasurer, has been working with SWMA for 20 years, helping train miners on an air supply apparatuses and o...

  • Terry Warby

    Jul 14, 2022

    On Tuesday, June 21, Dr. Terry John Warby passed away at age 66, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where he had resided for most of his adult life. Terry was born January 8, 1956, in San Diego, California to Gerald and Donna (Brown) Warby. He was preceded in death by both his parents; brother, Lawrence (Larry) Warby; stepfather, Donald (Tommy Trader) McPherson; and stepsisters, Lesli Stanton and Donna McPherson. He is survived by his fiancé, Joy Dore of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; twin sister, Sherry...

  • James Armand Lipari

    Jul 14, 2022

    James Armand Lipari, 75, passed away Friday, July 1, 2022 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was a resident of Wyoming for 52 years and former resident of Roy, Utah. Mr. Lipari was born July 3, 1946 in Rock Springs, Wyoming; the son of Salvadore C. Lipari and Edith Berry. He attended schools in Wyoming and Utah. Mr. Lipari married Debra Bush on February 16, 1974 in Rock Springs, Wyoming. James served in the United States Army. He worked for Bridger Coal for...

  • Dennis Edward Tronquet

    Jul 14, 2022

    Dennis Edward Tronquet, 70, passed away July 7, 2022 at Sage View Care Center in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was a life-long resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming. Mr. Tronquet died following a lengthy illness. He was born September 22, 1951 in Rock Springs, Wyoming; the son of Gordon Mark Tronquet and Helen Lindroos. Mr. Tronquet attended schools in Rock Springs and was a 1970 graduate of Rock Springs High School. He married Susan Mitchelson on March 2, 1974 in Rock Springs, Wyoming. They had three...

  • Franklin Daniel "Dan" Watts Jr.

    Jul 14, 2022

    Franklin Daniel "Dan" Watts Jr., 78, passed away Thursday, June 2, 2022 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was a resident of Superior, Wyoming for the past 25 years and former resident of Arkansas. Mr. Watts died following a lengthy illness. He was born on October 20, 1943 in Malvern, Arkansas; the son of Frank Watts and Martha Belle McHenry. Dan attended schools in Arkansas and Nevada. He was a 1961 graduate of Rancho High School in Las Vegas, Nevada. He...

  • Kelly Rondeau

    Jul 14, 2022

    Kelly Rondeau, 54, passed away on June 26, 2022 at her home in Green River, Wyoming. She was a resident of Green River for 40 years and former resident of Ironwood, Michigan. She was born September 1, 1967 in Ironwood, Michigan; the daughter of Richard Rondeau and Elizabeth Livingston. Kelly attended schools in Ironwood, Michigan and Green River, Wyoming. She obtained her General Education Degree. Kelly worked at Smith's Food King for 12 years as the Bakery Manager. She and her husband...

  • Mary Colleen Rauzi

    Jul 14, 2022

    Mary Colleen Rauzi, 97, passed away July 7, 2022 at Sublette Center in Pinedale, Wyoming. She was a resident of Pinedale, Wyoming for the last two years and a long-time resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming. Mrs. Rauzi died following a brief illness. She was born April 8, 1925 in Rock Springs, Wyoming; the daughter of Harry Stewart and Mamie Brawley. Mrs. Rauzi attended schools in Rock Springs, Wyoming and was a 1943 graduate of Rock Springs High School. She married Serafino Rauzi July 15, 1946 in...

  • Updated service information: Jessie Wells

    Jul 14, 2022

    Jessie Wells, 36, passed away Thursday, June 23, 2022 in Green River, Wyoming, and was a resident of Green River. She was born August 28, 1985 in Rock Springs, Wyoming; the daughter of Marvin Hutchinson and Carla Trigg Hutchinson. Jessie attended schools in Rock Springs, Wyoming. She married William "Billy" Wells on June 27, 2009 in Green River. Jessie spent the last three years and was currently employed as a waitress at The Hitching Post, prior to that she was a waitress at Chill Grill. She...

  • George Nomis

    Jul 14, 2022

    George Nomis, 83, passed away Monday, July 11, 2022 at his home in Green River, Wyoming. He is a life-long resident of Green River, Wyoming. Mr. Nomis died following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on December 29, 1939 in Rock Springs, Wyoming; the son of Pete Nomis and Galatia Vadkodis. Mr. Nomis attended schools in Green River Wyoming. He was a 1957 graduate of Green River High School. He married Marlene Mann April 26, 1963 in Green River, Wyoming. She preceded him in death...

  • Let freedom ring

    Casper Star-Tribune Editorial July 10, Via the Wyoming News Exchange|Jul 14, 2022

    “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” — Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776 Of course the founders of our country did not wholly agree that all men were created equal. Certainly not Black Americans, or Indigenious people, or even women for t...

  • Pets should stay home as weather warms

    Amber Steinmetz, Gillete News Record Via the Wyoming News Exchange|Jul 14, 2022

    We know many of our furry companions love a good car ride, but as summer temperatures rise they need to be left at home. Temperatures in Cody have been in the 80s and will likely stay in that range for much of the summer. This can be deadly for animals left in a vehicle – even if it’s just for a moment, and even if the windows are cracked. Recently at Walmart, when the temperature was 87 degrees, two dogs sat in a parked car. Thankfully they were OK, but it could have had a much different ending. According to the ASPCA, on an 85 degree day it...

  • Green River Police Department reports for June 30 - July 11

    Jul 14, 2022

    Green River Police Department reports for June 30 At 12:27 a.m., officers responded to a report of an assault. Officers met with an individual who reported a physical altercation with an individual. Officers gathered information and attempted to locate the individual. EMS personnel arrived and the individual was transported by personal vehicle. Officers completed a report of the incident and turned the case over to GRPD detectives. The GRPD did not release the address officers responded to. At 7:31 a.m., officers responded to a report of a...

  • Little Queen competes in D.C.

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Jul 14, 2022

    Parker Upton loves getting dressed up. The five year old from Rock Springs is a fan of wearing fancy dresses and fun outfits on any occasion, so getting the chance to do so on stage was just part of the fun. When her parents, Blake and Randy, decided to sign her up for the Our Little Miss Pageant, they were just thinking about how it would fit their daughter's personality and interests. "We signed Parker up kind of on a whim," Blake explained. "We thought it was just one day, get on stage, wear...

  • City receives new columbariums for Riverview Cemetery

    Steve Core, City of Green River|Jul 14, 2022

    The City of Green River has received and placed two new columbariums at Riverview Cemetery after filling most of the three existing structures. Brad Raney, Parks and Recreation Director, says the two new Columbariums will hold up to 98 cremains. The Riverview Columbarium Gardens is located in the Southwest corner of the cemetery. Raney says the two new structures were placed next to an existing one so the city did not have to pour a new concrete sidewalk. The Parks and Recreation Department is...

  • Suspects sentenced after meth seizure

    Jason Mower, Sweetwater County Sheriffs Office|Jul 14, 2022

    A California woman and a Rock Springs couple were recently sentenced after sheriff's deputies, detectives and a K9 interdiction unit seized over 18 pounds of methamphetamine and a stolen firearm during three separate law enforcement operations that ultimately tied all three individuals together to the same local drug trafficking scheme. On Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, sheriff's detectives were contacted by the United States Probation Office for the District of Wyoming, the United States Marshal's...

  • Local golfer chosen for Americas Cup Team

    Danielle Salas, GRHS Assistant Golf Coach|Jul 14, 2022

    Green River High School incoming junior Isabell Salas was one of four high school golfers in the state chosen to be a part of Wyoming Girls Junior America's Cup golf team. Players were chosen from a combination of high school and WSGA/WJGT scores, personal statements and a written essay. The Girls Junior America Cup includes 18 teams and each team consists of the top four girls from each state or country. The tournament is a 54-hole competition with teams counting three scorers and throwing out...

  • Knights B team split games with Rock Springs

    Staff Report|Jul 14, 2022

    The Green River Knights B team took on the Rock Springs B team Thursday, July 7 in Green River, taking the lead in the fifth inning and coming up with a 5-3 victory. Pitching for the Knights was Brackin Lail who surrendered three runs on five hits during five innings and struck out five players. Lander Welch, Lail, Kamden Liebelt, Dawson Peterson and James Hartman all had one hit to help the Knights take the lead. Peterson led the Knights with two stolen bases and the rest of the team stole four more bases during the game. In the second game ag...

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