Articles from the July 15, 2015 edition

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 By David Martin    City    July 15, 2015

Mountain lion spotted in city

An employee at the Shopko Hometown store employee got a shock Sunday morning when she saw a mountain lion between the store and the Grace Tabernacle Church. The Green River Police Department responded to the call, but were unable to locate the...

 By David Martin    County    July 15, 2015

RS flood cleanup continues

A week after water flooded parts of Rock Springs, many businesses have reopened, but a few continue cleaning up. Water spurred by heavy rainfall flooded many businesses in downtown Rock Springs, but wasn’t limited to that area of the city. Another...

 By Lillian Palmer    City    July 15, 2015

Officer hangs up badge after 30 years

After 30 years and two months, GRPD Sgt. Dan Friebel is putting aside his badge and officer uniform and donning his fishing pole and boating gear once again. Retirement has been a long time coming for the 57-year-old officer. His career in law enforc...


Food bank faces summer shortages

During the winter months and holiday season, most are in the giving mood and naturally the Food Bank of Sweetwater County benefits from this. However, in the summer months donations are needed just...


Olga G. Whaley

Olga G. Whaley, 87, of Rock Springs passed away July 9, 2015 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. A longtime resident of Rock Springs, Whaley passed away following a lengthy illness. She was... Full story


William August "Willie" Trujillo

William August "Willie" Trujillo, 64, of Rock Springs passed away July 9, 2015 at his home. He had been a lifelong resident of Rock Springs. He was born on March 30, 1951 in Rock Springs, the son of... Full story


Phyllis Louis Janzen Perry

Phyllis Louis Janzen Perry, 61, passed away July 2, 2015 in Salt Lake City. A longtime resident of Green River, Perry passed away following a brief illness. She was born on Dec. 26, 1953 in Niagara... Full story


Nancy Hymas

Nancy Hymas, 58, of Green River, died July 8, 2015 at her home after a fierce battle against cancer. She was born July 4, 1957 in Syracuse, N.Y., the daughter of Alfred Taylor and Carol Stoddard Taylo... Full story


Mercy Garcia

Mercy Garcia, 66, of Green River, passed away July 12, 2015. A longtime resident of Green River, Garcia passed away following a brief illness. She was born June 13, 1949 in Green River, the daughter o... Full story


Claudette Kay "Sue" Caudell

Claudette Kay "Sue" Caudell, 69, of Rock Springs passed away July 12, 2015 at her home. A longtime resident of Rock Springs, Caudell passed away suddenly. She was born on April 4, 1946 in Wallace,... Full story

 By David Martin    City    July 15, 2015

Chamber installs electronic sign

(Editor's Note: The original version of this article incorrectly identified the sign as being placed outside Exit 87, not Exit 91. The article was updated to correct that error.) For the past few weeks, visitors and residents in Green River have prob...


Our View: Co. should release info sooner

For anyone wanting to look at documents or supporting information on an issue before a governing body acts on it during a meeting, the city councils in Green River and Rock Springs have them covered. A few days prior to a meeting, both cities will...


Checking up with library's summer reading program

So, it’s mid-July, that means the summer is more than halfway over. Kids here in Green River will be heading back to school in just five weeks. Where has the summer gone? As we move into the second half of the season, it may be time to check in on...


Notes from Town Square: Getting the word out

If you are reading this article then you clearly have a love for the traditional printed word, a love that was probably kindled many moons ago. Those of us working in government, that most old and lofty of institutions, also have a healthy respect fo...


Growing a vegetable garden

For the first time in several years, I decided to grow a vegetable garden. This isn’t a decision I made overnight. It has been a real work in progress. After my husband and I moved into our new...

 By John Barrasso    Opinion    July 15, 2015

Barrasso comments on water, 'Obamacare' subsidies

The Supreme Court made big waves in June when they released important decisions that directly impact Wyoming’s energy economy and health premiums for those enrolled in Obamacare. In the Senate, we advanced bipartisan legislation to keep...

 By Olivia Kennah    City    July 15, 2015

Weather doesn't stop GR farmers market

The sky was gray but it didn't stop the community from checking out the Green River Farmers Market. The first farmers market of the summer was last week. There were quite a few local vendors as well...

 By David Martin    Business    July 15, 2015

Businesses supply goods at event

High school-aged competitors aren’t the only people to have flocked to the Carl T. Williams Shooting Range this week. A couple of hard-working entrepreneurs set up booths to provide food and drink...

 By Staff Report    County    July 15, 2015

Vernal man dies in Daggett County

A 40-year-old Utah resident died at Greens Draw Friday night. According to officials from the Daggett County Sheriff’s Office, Ryan Gardiner of Vernal, Utah, sustained serious injuries after being pinned between a camper and a vehicle. Sheriff’s...


Riders show off skills at arena

The riders of the Sweetwater County Board of Cooperative Services therapeutic riding program were excited to show off the skills they learned at their riders' showcase Tuesday morning. Forward Stride'...

 By Olivia Kennah    People    July 15, 2015

GHSC seniors think back on floods

Do you remember a time Green River was flooded? Most of the folks at the Golden Hour Senior Center couldn’t recall a time Green River was really flooded. They remember a few flash floods and also times when the river was a little too high for comfo...

 By Staff Report    People    July 15, 2015

Teams do well at competitions

Safety is always a number one priority at any mine, but OCI Wyoming strives to keep up-to-date on all the safety procedures and rescue operation requirements. This is just one of the reasons why OCI’s mine rescue and surface rescue teams put in so...

 By Lillian Palmer    People    July 15, 2015

Life underground

Mining; its a Sweetwater County thing. More so, it is the livelihood of many Green River and Rock Springs residents, and is an important economic powerhouse for the community. The mines located in...

 By David Martin    Sports    July 15, 2015

Fulfilling the need for speed

For a few hardened souls, the automobile is more than a means of transportation from Point A to Point B. It represents thrills and excitement associated with skillful and fast driving along a closed...


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