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 By Staff Report    City    July 22, 2020

GR named 'Purple Heart City'

Trona Capital of the World, Launching Point for Powell’s Expedition and now Purple Heart City. Green River has another moniker. Flaming Gorge Way was recently included in the Purple Heart Trail, a system of roads landmarks and other monuments...

 
 By Staff Report    County    July 22, 2020

GR woman dies from COVID-19

Two days after a Rock Springs man succumbed to complications resulting from a COVID-19 infection, a second person died from the illness. According to the Sweetwater County Public Health, a Green River woman in her 90s died July 15 at Memorial Hospita...

 
 By David Martin    City    July 22, 2020

Protection program benefits GR

Businesses in Green River received More than $2 million in loans created through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act. In total, the amount protected 745 jobs, according to data... Full story

 
 By Shay Mahana    City    July 22, 2020

Guardsmen to work on runway

The Wyoming National Guard will complete two weeks of training at the Greater Green River Intergalactic Spaceport in August. The Greater Green River Intergalactic Spaceport will get some basic improvements courtesy of the Wyoming National Guard....

 

Eleanor Rohlf Drazovich

Eleanor Rohlf Drazovich of Palo Alto, California, died July 13, 2020 at the age of 93 at Mission House Hospice in Redwood City, California. She was a long-time Wyoming resident of 62 years. Eleanor...

 

Harold "Butch" Tomjack

Harold "Butch" Tomjack, age 80, passed away at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County, on Friday, July 10, 2020. He was born in Gering, Nebraska, December 25, 1939; son of Louis Tomjack and Margaret...

 

Ruben Flores

Ruben Flores, 73 went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, April 24, 2020. He was a life long resident of Green River, Wyoming. He was born on August 28, 1946 in Green River,...

 

Arlin David Kinikini

Our little angel Arlin David Kinikini left us and returned to his Heavenly Father on the same day of his birth, July, 15th 2020. "And we wept that one so lovely should have a life so brief." You will...

 

Irene A. Kalivas

Irene A. Kalivas, 96, of Green River, Wyoming passed away on Wednesday July 15, 2020 at Sweetwater Memorial Hospital in Rock Springs, WY. A long time resident of Green River, Irene died following a...

 

Bryce Rodney Wright

Bryce Rodney Wright, 39, of Evanston, Wyoming, passed away Thursday July 9th, 2020. He was born on December 26, 1980 to Cheri Ann Russell Kelso and Rodney D. Wright in Ogden, Utah. In his formative...

 

Mary Maureen McGee

Mary Maureen McGee passed away at her home in St. Regis, MT with her family and her dogs by her side. Mary was born on Jan. 18, 1950 in Oakland, CA to Philip and Veronica Warner. Mary loved the outdoors and traveling with her husband. She was a big...

 

Our View: Plan for the future, expand the city's splash park

Government budgets are going to be tight in the foreseeable future, as impacts from a struggling minerals industry and continued fallout from the global pandemic cause havoc for even the most conservative budgets. While it may be a few years before...

 

Letter: Health orders have hurt more than the virus

Dear Editor, Without risk, there are no rewards. On March 13, 2020, the President of the United States declared a national emergency. Governor Gordon declared a state emergency. I cried. For WY residents of nursing ones who were denied visits from...

 
 By Jessica Petri    Opinion    July 22, 2020

The Black 14 and Wyoming's cultural change

(Editor's Note: This is the winning essay from a contest hosted by the Sweetwater County Historical Museum. The writing prompt was: A local historical event that inspires me. Part of the grand prize...

 
 By Shay Mahana    County    July 22, 2020

K-9 deputy receives vest donation

A four-legged Sweetwater County Sheriff's Office deputy is sporting some new protective gear thanks to a kind donation. K-9 deputy Deena was awarded a bullet and stab-protective vest by Vested...

 
 By Staff Report    City    July 22, 2020

Fire extinguished on Wilson Street

Responding to seven calls within five hours, the Green River Fire Department had a busy day last week. The calls took place from 3-8 p.m., Wednesday and included a structure fire reported at 4:30 p.m., at 610 Wilson St. According to Larry Erdmann,... Full story

 

GR man dies at gorge

The drowning death of a Green River resident is being investigated by the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office. Frank M. Ortega, 63, died Saturday while snorkeling alone in windy conditions approximately 50 feet offshore, between Squaw Hollow and...

 

Team at cancer center present project at meeting

A team of healthcare providers at Sweetwater Regional Cancer Center recently provided a presentation during the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s virtual Quality Training Program Meeting. Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County’s Cancer...

 

Hospital works with Public Health on employee contact tracing

As the novel coronavirus pandemic continues, Sweetwater County is seeing more cases of the COVID-19 disease. Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County is no exception. “Just like businesses and healthcare entities all over the county, we have seen a...

 
 By Joel Funk    News    July 22, 2020

Pro-police marchers rally in Laramie

LARAMIE — Dozens of American and Blue Lives Matter flags flew at the corner of Third Street and Grand Avenue Saturday as pro-police demonstrators filled the intersections’ four corners. The demonstration was loosely organized by local citizen... Full story

 
 By David Martin    County    July 22, 2020

Sheriff's office investigates horse abuse north of RS

The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office is investigating claims of horses being sexually abused north of Rock Springs. According to Jason Mower, public information officer for the sheriff’s...

 

Two die in rollover

A fatal crash occurred Sunday south of Rock Springs, killing two men. At 4:06 p.m., Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were notified of a one vehicle rollover. A 2002 GMC Envoy was heading north on US 191 when the vehicle exited the right side of the...

 

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