Articles from the July 25, 2018 edition

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Tax error benefits county

A tax error will give Sweetwater County about $2.37 million, but how it will be divided among the towns and cities is still unclear. During a recent Sweetwater County Commissioners meeting, county...

 

Charges to be dismissed

A Green River man who admitted to excessively spanking his stepchild with a belt will have a felony child-abuse charge dismissed if he can complete probation. Joshua Gautreaux, 30, appeared in the...

 
 By David Martin    County    July 25, 2018

Governor helps open county facilities

Governor Matt Mead made an appearance in Sweetwater County last week to celebrate the completion of several Sweetwater County facilities. Mead flew to Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport near Rock Spri...

 
 By David Martin    City    July 25, 2018

City approves parks projects

Improvements to the Green River Recreation Center and the Greenbelt were approved by the Green River City Council Tuesday night. The council approved a bid award to R&D Sweeping and Asphalt...

 

Jennifer Marie (Christiansen) Mitchell Raines

Jennifer Marie (Christiansen) Mitchell Raines peacefully passed away in her sleep July 15, 2018, in Vernon ,Texas. She was the daughter of David and Katie (Mize) Christiansen. She was the proud owner...

 

Jacqueline Malonek

Jacqueline Malonek, 88, passed away July 6, 2018, at Mission at Castle Rock in Green River. She was a resident of Green River for the past 20 years and is a former resident of Seal Beach, Calif. She was born Oct. 9, 1929, in Laramie, the daughter of...

 

Albert Tim Wilde

Albert Tim Wilde, 63, passed away July 16, 2018, at his home in McKinnon after a two year battle of kidney cancer. He was born in Rock Springs March 1, 1955, to Albert and Eutona Wilde. He attended...

 

Melva M. Smith

Melva M. Smith, 100, of Farson passed away July 16, 2018, at her home. She resided in Farson her entire life. She was born Feb. 12, 1918, in Farson, the daughter of Adam and Clara Fiscus. Smith...

 

Olga Lillian (Pedri) Groutage

Olga Lillian (Pedri) Groutage passed away July 15, 2018, in Lakewood Colo. Olga was born in Rock Springs Feb. 22. 1923, to Attilio Henry and Carmella Inez Pedri. After Olga graduated from high...

 

Gary Dewayne Nellen

Gary Dewayne Nellen, 66, passed away July 18, 2018, at his home surrounded by his family. He was a lifelong resident of Rock Springs. He died following a lengthy illness. He was born on April 7,...

 

Sandra Crouch

Sandra Crouch, 52, passed away July 22, 2018, at her home in Rock Springs. She was a lifelong resident of Rock Springs. Crouch was born Oct. 10, 1965, in Rock Springs, the daughter of John E. Crouch...

 

Verlee J. Garbrecht

Verlee J. Garbrecht, 85, of Sheridan passed away July 18, 2018.  A longtime resident of Sheridan and former longtime resident of Rock Springs, Garbrecht died following a sudden illness.  She was...

 

Our View: Where does development end?

At what point have we gone too far? Is it when the State Lands and Investments Board lists lands surrounding an iconic Sweetwater County landmark in an oil and gas lease sale? Is it when large portions of lands known as Sweetwater County’s crown...

 

Letter: Frafrica: World Cup Winners?

Dear Editor, Trevor Noah, along with many other people around the world, recently have commented that “Africa won the World Cup” because of the large number of players that have African roots on the French team. The French Ambassador Gérard...

 

What happened to summer?

As I was typing up the community calendar for next week a sudden realization hit me -- there’s only one month left before the kids go back to school. What? I think “That can’t be right. They jus...

 
 By Tom Gagnon    Opinion    July 25, 2018

County conservation district may seek blocks to wilderness designation

Wilderness, Old English for “self-willed land,” is suggestive of the American spirit of self-reliance, rugged individualism, and adventurousness –these characteristics receiving birth from Wilderness itself. Return visits for us and for future...

 

Rock painting enjoyed

"Rock painting?" "Why are we going to paint rocks?" These were just a couple of questions seniors at the Golden Hour Senior Center had before they found out just how fun rock painting can be....

 

Kids enjoy Summer Camp

During the summer, Harrison Elementary School takes on a new task when it acts as the city's Summer Camp central location. Around 55 students participate in the summer camp and the theme changes from...

 

Mural beautifies downtown area

One can't help but notice the huge horses, the train and Castle Rock painted on the side of a building when driving downtown. The mural was a project the URA/Main Street Committee commissioned....

 

Shirley Mae Williams

Shirley Mae Williams, 89, of Green River, passed away suddenly July 21, 2018, at her home.   She was born  Feb. 1, 1929, in Marshfield, Wisc., the daughter of Lawrence J. Radlinger and Gladys...

 

Baseball seasons end

Both the 12U and 10U Green River All-Stars baseball seasons have come to an end after playing at districts last week. Both teams traveled to Lovell for the district tournament. During the...

 

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