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Articles from the July 22, 2015 edition

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 By Staff Report    County    July 22, 2015

OCI confirms trona mine sale

On Monday, OCI Enterprises Inc., the North American subsidiary of OCI Company Ltd. (“OCI”) of Seoul, Korea, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its approximately 73 percent limited partner interest in OCI Resources LP...

 By David Martin    City    July 22, 2015

Schools' budget approved

External cost adjustments do make for a better budget. Tuesday night, the Sweetwater County School District No. 2 board passed the 2015-2016 budget. The $65.9 million budget, without those cost adjustments, would have been a bit more difficult to...

 By Lillian Palmer    City    July 22, 2015

City finalizes airport advisory board

Tuesday evening, the City Council motioned to appoint members of the Airport Advisory Board for Green River’s Intergalactic Spaceport. The motion confirmed the Mayor Pete Rust’s appointment of Gordon Gunter, Ed DeCastro, Barry Tippy, Ed...

 By Lillian Palmer    City    July 22, 2015

Crash sends woman to hospital

Thursday evening, at 5:20 p.m., a vehicle crash occurred at the intersection of Uinta Drive and Riverview Drive that condensed traffic. A white Dodge Journey was driving north bound, down Uinta and was attempting to turn left onto Riverview Drive on...


Grover Cleveland "Cleve" Martin

Grover Cleveland "Cleve" Martin, 75, of Rock Springs died July 20, 2015 at the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County following a brief illness. He was lifelong resident of Rock Springs. He was born... Full story


Patrick A. Porter

Patrick A. Porter, 71, of Green River, passed away July 19, 2015 at his home. A longtime resident of Green River, and former resident of Superior, Porter passed away following a brief illness. He was...


Roger Pulley

Roger Pulley, 82, of Rock Springs, passed away July 14, 2015 at his home. A lifelong resident of Rock Springs and former resident of Green River, Pulley passed away following a brief illness. He was... Full story


Maxine Emma Travis

Maxine Emma Travis, 97, of Green River passed away July 15, 2015 at Sage View Care Center in Rock Springs. A longtime resident of Green River, Travis passed away following a lengthy illness. She was... Full story


Kenneth Lee Rodgers

Kenneth Lee Rodgers, 35, of Rock Springs passed away July 11, 2015 at the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County . He was born on March 28, 1980 in Williston, N.D., the son of David Gerg and Iris... Full story


Joe Garnica

Joe Garnica, 24, of Rock Springs passed away July 18, 2015.   He was born on June 29, 1991 in Denver, the son of Joe Garnica and Roberta Miera Garnica. Garnica attended schools in Rock Springs and... Full story


Don Edward Haddock

Don Edward Haddock, 73, of Marbleton, passed away July 16, 2015 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. A resident of Marbleton for the past year and former longtime resident of Montpelier, Idaho... Full story


Our View: Sales show the power of trona ore

Businesses are going crazy for trona. The ore, and the soda-ash generated from it, are the focus of a few major business acquisitions that have a lot of people in Sweetwater County talking. With OCI’s recent announcement that it will sell its trona...


Letter: A learning experience for new board

Dear Editor, The city’s new Airport Advisory Board has been appointed by the city council and now begins its work for the city. I know these people and I know that they have much to learn about doing the public’s business for the city. The first...


Advising library readers

While I was getting my degree in library and information science, I took a number of what you might call “typical” library science classes: reference services (how to answer reference questions), cataloging (how to catalog library materials),...

 By Lillian Palmer    County    July 22, 2015

NHSFR will return to Sweetwater County

The National High School Finals Rodeo will make its way back to Rock Springs and Green River in the years 2018 and 2019. The recent rodeo was the last year scheduled for the National High School...

 By Olivia Kennah    City    July 22, 2015

GR animal control aims to educate

The Green River Animal Control Shelter has several roles in the community, but their ultimate goal in every situation is to care for the animals. They are part of the police department and all calls dealing with animal situations go to them. They...

 By Lillian Palmer    Sports    July 22, 2015

Deadly Ghosts busted!

The Bittersweet Bombshells busted Casper's Deadly Ghosts on Saturday. The score was Bombshells 119 to 114 Ghosts, a very close game in roller derby. The bout was neck and neck, back and forth. The...

 By David Martin    Sports    July 22, 2015

Knights win 1st game in state tourney

It’s the Green River Knights time to shine at the state tournament in Lovell. The Knights traveled to the tournament Tuesday morning and competed in the first round against the Lovell Mustangs that night. The Knights scraped out at win against...

 By Staff Report    Sports    July 22, 2015

Residents asked to report dead sage grouse to G&F

All residents, especially landowners, are again being asked to assist in the management of the state’s sage grouse populations this summer by immediately reporting dead sage grouse to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department so they can be tested for...


Well-known grants writer takes over as director

On July 1, the Golden Hour Senior Center started to see a new face when Sheela Schermetzler took over as the executive director. Schermetzler has worked as various jobs throughout her life, including...


Pet camp changes kids perspectives

Last week, two Green River students joined four Rock Springs students at the Red Desert Humane Society’s Pet Camp. During the one-week camp, the group acted as volunteers. They kicked off the week...


Care-package items collected

With the help of the community, a Green River boy was able to raise about $1,650 and truck loads of care-package items for Wyoming soldiers. Green River High School freshman Ryan Deutsch isn't new to...


The next step: VFW to send the packages

Money and care-package donations move onto the next phase. The rest of the donations and $1,650 Ryan Deutsch raised was given to the Green River VFW Post 2321. “Well, actually, I thinks it’s pretty descent of him and his mother,” VFW Post 2321...


Save the ponytail campaign

A Green River man who is trying to raise money for the 10th Annual Dean Quail Against Cancer Benefit and Run is faced with the possibility of cutting off his 26-inch pony tail. Steve Barrera said the whole idea came about when he was chatting with...


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