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 By David Martin    City    July 19, 2017

District budget approved

“It’s been a long process,” Sweetwater County School District No. 2 business manager Pete Brandjord said when introducing the district’s 2017-2018 budget Tuesday night. The school board approv...

 

Summer food program continues

Making sure children eat well during the summer months is something Sweetwater County School District No. 2 is committed to. Throughout the summer and until Aug. 18, kids in Green River can eat...

 
 By David Martin    City    July 19, 2017

To protect and serve the city

For Zach Owens, a respect for emergency responders, including the police, was instilled in him at an early age. While some chose to teach their children that officers are people who can’t be...

 

GR Thrift Store doesn't want junk

For a thrift store just operating to raise money for mission projects, every penny counts. So when money needs to be spent on added expenses, such as paying for old couches and mattresses to be taken...

 

Our View: City has to privatize

While city officials haven’t decided if they will privatize the solid waste department, the budget passed last month all but finalizes privatization. While city rates for solid waste management did increase, those rates were not increased to...

 

Notes from Town Square: Air service enhancement

Sweetwater County is home to over 130,000 annual airline passengers. Over 39,000 of those call Green River home. To ensure that reliable commercial air service is available to our community, the city of Green River has partnered with Sweetwater...

 

U.S. healthcare ranked lower than in most developed nations

One thing I haven’t heard much in this latest healthcare debate is that the U.S. has the best health system in the world. That’s different from the last two times around. When the nation debated the Clinton health plan in 1994 and the Affordable...

 

Flaming Gorge Open results

Ezra Chetterbock, Male 8 and under division 25 Fly, 31.21 50 Breast, DQ 25 Back, 38.23 25 Free, 27.38 25 Breast, DQ Silas Chetterbock, Male 9-10 division 100 Free, DQ 50 Fly, 1:06.24 50 Breast, DQ 50 Free, 57.99 100 Breast, DQ 50 Back, 1:12.87...

 

Cowboys' Allen named to QB award watch list

University of Wyoming junior quarterback Josh Allen was one of only 30 college players named to the 2017 Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award Watch List on Wednesday. It is the first time in Allen’s career that he has been named to the...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    July 19, 2017

District rec. board approves budget

The Sweetwater County School District No. 2 Recreation Board approved its budget Tuesday night. The board, which is made of members from the Sweetwater County School District No. 2 Board of Trustees,...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    July 19, 2017

Knights drop doubleheader

A doubleheader against Cody ended on a sour note for the Green River Knights. Playing at their home field at Stratton Myers Park, the Knights came up short 12-4 and 13-4 against Cody. During the...

 

Seniors sing songs together

The sound of music and voices could be heard coming from the dining room. A quick glance in showed seniors at the Golden Hour Senior Center singing songs. Barbara Bates, GHSC activities and marketing...

 

United Way Celebrates Workplace Campaigns

United Way of Southwest Wyoming hosted its 38th Annual Celebration Event at the Holiday Inn of Rock Springs in May to celebrate 2016 workplace campaign donors and volunteers. The evening began with Kelly Frink, Executive Director thanking the...

 

Discover unique gardens, ponds

Residents needing ideas on what to do with their yards or those who simply want to enjoy some of the most beautiful gardens and ponds, won’t want to miss this year’s Green River Garden and Pond...

 

New club recognized

Sweetwater County joined more than 345,000 members in 142 countries in late April when a Toastmasters International club, Rock Springs Raconteurs, was formally recognized as a new club. Interest in forming a club began in the Fall of 2016 when...

 

Wallace Andrew Holbrook III

Wallace Andrew Holbrook III was born on Jan. 6, 1991, in Casper. Wallace died July 9, 2017. Wallace was a compassionate and loving son who will be missed by all. He touched the lives of all who knew him and was always willing to lend a hand to...

 

Kenneth Vaude Brown

Kenneth Vaude Brown, 74, passed away July 13, 2017, at his home in Payette, Idaho. He was born in Safford, Ariz., Aug. 18, 1942, the son of Samuel Vaude Brown and Irene Moore Brown. Brown attended school in New Mexico, Colorado and Utah and received...

 

Elizabeth Bartek

Elizabeth Bartek, 92 of Rock Springs passed away July 11, 2017, at Sageview Care Center.   She was born in Rock Springs Dec. 16, 1924, the daughter of William Joseph Bartek Sr. and Elizabeth Klik...

 

Linda Diane Faulkner

Linda Diane Faulkner, 69, of Green River passed away suddenly July 15, 2017, at her home. She was born Jan. 4, 1948, in Goose Creek, Texas, the daughter of Lloyd Fontenot and Betty Butler Fontenot....

 
 By David Martin    People    July 19, 2017

Learning to ride high in the saddle

The third Rider's Showcase hosted by One Step Closer, an equine-assisted therapy organization, gave students a chance to show off their riding skills to friends and family Thursday at the Green River...

 

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