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Fewer 'recapture' districts spell trouble for school funding

For the first time in decades, Campbell County will not send excess revenue to the state’s School Foundation Program, the primary statewide school fund. The county’s shift from a “recapture” to an “entitlement” district reveals changing e...

 
 By Morgan Hughes    News    July 15, 2021

University of Wyoming proposes 75 layoffs, program changes

CASPER — The University of Wyoming on Tuesday proposed sweeping changes at the institution, including budget cuts that would lay off 75 positions — some tenured, a reorganization of a slew of academic departments, and the formation of a school...

 
 By David Martin    City    July 15, 2021

Senior center navigates budget cuts

Wednesday evening, amongst the stalls of vendors hawking produce and merchandise at the Green River Farmer’s Market, volunteers from Golden Hour Senior Center hosted their weekly bake sale. The...

 
 By David Martin    City    July 15, 2021

Les Schwab to buy Plains Tire

An 80-year-old Wyoming tire company will be purchased by a newcomer to the state that had opened its first tire center in 2019. Les Schwab Tire Centers announced Monday its intent to purchase Pains...

 
 By Staff Report    City    July 15, 2021

Fire department responds to 2 fires Monday

Monday was a busy day for the Green River Fire Department. Firefighters dealt with two fires that day, which includes one in Jamestown. The fires are under investigation. According to a media release from the city, a grass fire took place behind...

 

Kathleen (Kathie) A. Bostwick

Kathleen (Kathie) A. Bostwick, 75 of Rock Springs, Wyoming passed away June 7, 2021 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. Kathie was born January 10, 1946 in Oakland, California to Arnold...

 

Basil Raymond (B.R., Mac) McCulley

Basil Raymond (B.R., Mac) McCulley passed away peacefully at his home on July 7th, 2021. He was born April 22, 1932 to Benjamin Robert and Goldi Irene McCulley in Grand Junction, Colorado. Basil...

 

Harold Stanton

Harold Stanton, 82, passed away Saturday, July 3, 2021 in Rock Springs, Wyoming following a sudden illness. Mr. Stanton was a resident of Rock Springs for the last 50 years and former resident of...

 

Our View: Tax is a needed

We are well aware the idea of any tax isn’t popular and we understand why. Any sales tax represents a few more dollars out of our pockets that would otherwise go to groceries, gas or the monthly streaming bill. However, we don’t see any other...

 
 By Susan W. Gore    Opinion    July 15, 2021

Gore responds to articles

A “hit piece” is an article, documentary, etc. that deliberately tries to make somebody/something look bad by presenting information about them that appears to be true and accurate but actually is not. -- Oxford Learners Dictionary On June 25,...

 
 By David Martin    Opinion    July 15, 2021

Susan Gore, where's the beef?

“Have you ever heard of a wish sandwich? A wish sandwich is when you have two slices of bread and you wish you had some meat.” That is from a song titled “Rubber Biscuit.” I’m reminded of...

 

Library hosts concert in RS

Blues guitarist and music historian Joey Leone will be performing his program "The History of Blues in America" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 13 at White Mountain Library, 2935 Sweetwater Drive in Rock...

 

Rocky Mountain Power cuts rates

ROCK SPRINGS (Wyoming News Exchange) — The Wyoming Public Service Commission approved new rates for Rocky Mountain Power customers, following a review that began in 2020. Overall, customer bills will go down an average of 3.5% as the remaining...

 

Green River Police Department reports for July 7-12

Green River Police Department Reports for July 7 At 12:56 p.m.,officers responded to a report of a protection order violation at the Green River Recreation Center. Officers met with the individual and advised of the protection order. The individual...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    July 15, 2021

Knights enter district tournament as 1st seed

The Green River Knights A team are standing tall as they head into the West District tournament this weekend in Cowley. The Knights are the top seeded team in the division, allowing them to take on...

 

New member joins hospital board of trustees

A new trustee joined the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County Board of Trustees on Wednesday. The Sweetwater County Board of County Commissioners on June 1 unanimously appointed Kandi Pendleton to a five-year term on the board beginning July 1....

 

University announces spring graduates

The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon the following students from Sweetwater County at the completion of the 2021 spring semester. The following degrees may be included on this list: BA (Bachelor of Arts); BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts); BM (B...

 
 By David Martin    People    July 15, 2021

Club supports GRPD dog fund

The Green River Police Department is receiving some help from the Women’s Club of Rock Springs. The club hosted a bake sale at International Day in Rock Springs Saturday, selling cookies featuring t...

 

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