Articles from the July 27, 2023 edition

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  • GR official arrested

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Jul 27, 2023

    The City of Green River's former URA/Main Street Administrator, Jennifer "Jennie" Melvin, was arrested on two counts of alleged theft over $1,000 and is being tried for suspected embezzlement from the Green River Urban Renewal Agency (URA) and Flaming Gorge Days (FGD). According to the probable cause affidavit from the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI), "a total of $42,942.55 was stolen out of the FGD account by Melvin between June 8, 2022 and May 21, 2023," resulting in the...

  • Council makes permit process easier

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Jul 27, 2023

    While the Green River City Council is making it easier for local businesses to get permits such as catering and open container permits, discussion of an upcoming event revealed the need to keep working through some of the details. During the July 18 meeting, the council voted unanimously to approve a resolution to establish a process to administratively issue catering permits, twenty-four hour malt beverage permits and open container permits. The resolution authorizes the City Administrator to...

  • Little mermaid fun in the foam

    Jul 27, 2023

    Audrey Monk laughs while playing in the bubbles during the Sweetwater County Library System's "Pirates and Mermaids" Foam Party at Centennial Park last Friday afternoon.... Full story

  • Greenbelt closed for repairs

    Jul 27, 2023

    City crews have been repairing and staining the Greenbelt boardwalk this week, causing officials to close the area. Because of the high runoff this spring, crews are not sure of the damage, and depending on that possible damage the boardwalk may be closed into Friday. Users are encouraged to avoid the area.... Full story

  • Mark Harry Taylor

    Jul 27, 2023

    Mark Harry Taylor, 67, passed away on Wednesday, July 12. 2023 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was born on June 14, 1956 in Syracuse, NY the son of Alfred Harry Taylor and Carrol Joyce Stodder. Mark was a jack of all trades. He was an EMT and firefighter in New York. Mark worked at Pamida where he met his first wife and had his two beautiful daughters. He also worked various jobs while he played in his band. Mark enjoyed playing his guitar, spending time with his kids, grandkids and dogs. Survivors... Full story

  • Samuel Isaac Treas

    Jul 27, 2023

    Samuel Isaac Treas, 23, passed away from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on July 17, 2023. He was born on June 3, 2000 in Rancho Mirage, California; the son of Lisa Diane Treas. Samuel attended Central High School and graduated with the class of 2019. He worked for Summit Slick Line Inc as a Truck Driver. Samuel enjoyed spending his time working and hanging out with coworkers. He was taken far too soon and will be dearly missed by his family and friends. Survivors include his... Full story

  • Donald L. Parker

    Jul 27, 2023

    Donald L. Parker, 91, of Green River, Wyoming passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2023 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. He was born on May 28, 1932 in Cresco, PA. Survivors include his wife Diane Parker, his children, and beloved grandchildren.... Full story

  • Frank William Subic Sr.

    Jul 27, 2023

    Frank William Subic Sr., 92, passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2023 at Sage View Care Center in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was a resident of Rock Springs for 58 years and former resident of Superior, Wyoming. Mr. Subic was born January 26, 1931 in Superior, Wyoming; the son of Frank Subic and Blanche McLean. He attended schools in Superior and was a 1949 graduate of Superior High School. Mr. Subic married the love of his life Mary Lou Subic June 29, 1950 in Rock Springs, Wyoming; she preceded him... Full story

  • Nancy "Nanny" Lynn Normington

    Jul 27, 2023

    Nancy "Nanny" Lynn Normington, 64, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Tuesday, July 18, 2023 at her home in Rock Springs, Wyoming. She was a resident of Rock Springs for 50 years and former resident of Seattle, Washington. She died following a courageous battle with cancer during the past six months. Nancy was born July 28, 1958 in Seattle, Washington; the daughter of Bruce Douglas Woodward and Phyllis Walter Woodward. She attended schools in Seattle, Washington and Rock Springs,... Full story

  • Ben E. Privitt

    Jul 27, 2023

    Ben E. Privitt, 67, lost his battle with Cancer on Tuesday, July 18, 2023 He was born an April 15, 1956 in Elko, Nevada; the son of John Garner Privitt Jr. and Beverly Ann Ford. Mr. Privitt attended schools in Carlin, Nevada and was a 1974 graduate of Combined Schools. He married Suzanne C. Walsh December 15, 2006 in Cody, Wyoming. Mr. Privitt worked at Tata Chemical for 45 years and retired June 29, 2019 in Maintenance. He enjoyed spending time with family especially his grandchildren and his... Full story

  • Ricky "Rick" Carr Bennett

    Jul 27, 2023

    Ricky "Rick" Carr Bennett, 58 years young passed away Tuesday, July 18, 2023 at his home in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was a long-time resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming and former resident of St. George, Utah. Rick was an amazing father; brother; son; husband and papa. He was wise beyond his years, and someone you could always confide in. He had a calming presence anytime he'd walk through a door. He was the light of our family, and the glue that held us all together. Rick was born to Ron... Full story

  • Maren Gail Kneeland

    Jul 27, 2023

    Maren Gail Kneeland, 79, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family, Wednesday, July 19, 2023 at Deer Trail Assisted Living in Rock Springs, Wyoming. She was a resident of Rock Springs for the past five years and former resident of Lacey, Washington. She was born November 7, 1943 in Los Angeles, California; the daughter of George Arthur Hunter Jr. and Joanne Lynk. Mrs. Kneeland attended schools in Inglewood, California and was a 1961 graduate of Morningside High School. She earned... Full story

  • Addressing deaths at the border

    Jul 27, 2023

    Dear Mrs. Hageman, Many thanks on your recent town hall tour around the state. It was a pleasure to see you in Douglas (June 30, ‘23). You may remember me from that meeting. We spoke briefly about the issue of those individuals at the US southern border. There were a few more thoughts that I had, a few points that I was hoping to make, if you would indulge me. You encouraged us to be active, engaged, citizens. I agree with that principle very much. As such, I’m writing both to you, and to the editors of a few of the newspapers around our great...

  • Green River Police Department reports for July 16 - 24

    Jul 27, 2023

    Green River Police Department reports for July 16 At 3:12 p.m., officers responded to Smith’s located at 905 Bridger Drive for a report of a theft. Officers met with an individual who reported they had left their cell phone in a cart and an unknown individual had taken the phone before they could retrieve it. Officers gathered information and completed a report of the incident. At 5:29 p.m., officers responded to a report of threats. Officers met with an individual who reported an individual was making verbal threats towards them and r... Full story

  • Tale as old as time: BOCES presents "Beauty and the Beast Jr."

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Jul 27, 2023

    Local students have worked hard to bring the "tale as old as time" to life in just a few weeks. This year's Sweetwater BOCES Summer Theater for Youth production is "Beauty and the Beast Jr.," which opened Wednesday night and will have a second performance tonight. The production The summer theater program, which gives students in fourth grade through twelfth grade the chance to star in a musical, started rehearsals on July 5, just three weeks before opening night. "It's been a rush," Green...

  • A great, great birth

    Jul 27, 2023

    A Green River couple recently welcomed their great-great-grandaughter to the world. Parents Sara Brewer and Jesse Pabody are happy to announce the birth of their daughter Melanie Rose Pabody. Melanie was born on June 13, 2023, weighing five pounds and 15 ounces. The family makes their home in West Fargo, North Dakota. Melanie's grandparents are Mary and Stephen Brewer from Park Rapids, Minnesota, and John and Daree Pabody from Owatonna, Minesota. Melanie's great-great-grandparents are John and... Full story

  • Librarian retiring after 28 years

    Lindsey Travis, Sweetwater County Library System Director|Jul 27, 2023

    Michelle Krmpotich started working for the Sweetwater County Library System in August 1995 as a Substitute Librarian. Twenty-eight years, and several promotions later, Michelle is retiring. Her last day was July 26. "Little did I know, this little 'sub job' would turn into a career beyond my wildest dreams," Krmpotich said. She will be moving to Arizona, where her husband, Matt, has taken a new position. "Michelle's is one of those rarely heard stories nowadays," said Library Director Lindsey... Full story

  • Knights earn their spot at American Legion State Tournament

    Jackie Finch, General Manager|Jul 27, 2023

    The Green River Knights played their first game in the Wyoming West "A" District Tournament in Lovell against the Lander Legends on July 19. It was an amazing game for the Knights. They scored two runs in the first inning and seven runs in the second and third inning. Their defense was on point too, as they only let the Legends score one run in the second inning and three runs in the third inning. The Knights walked off the field with their first win of the tournament with a final score of...

  • MHSC #1 statewide in social responsibility

    Deb Sutton, MHSC Marketing Director|Jul 27, 2023

    Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County is Wyoming's most socially responsible hospital, according to the Lown Institute's 2023 list of America's most socially responsible hospitals. MHSC scored high in all measures of health equity, value of care, and patient outcomes, earning an overall "A" grade. "Being socially responsible is what our hospital, our community's hospital, stands for," said MHSC CEO Irene Richardson. "Our mission is 'Compassionate care for every life we touch.'" "This... Full story

  • Hospital manager joins mental health board

    Deb Sutton, MHSC Marketing Director|Jul 27, 2023

    Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County's Melissa Bates recently was appointed by the Sweetwater County Board of Commissioners to serve on the Board of Directors of Southwest Counseling Services. "She has a very strong background in mental health," Commissioner Island Richards said during the June 20 meeting. "With her position at the hospital, she brings a wealth of information in this field and would be a good fit for this board." Bates is the Behavioral Health Manager, working with the... Full story

  • MHSC laboratory has new director

    Deb Sutton, MHSC Marketing Director|Jul 27, 2023

    Aimee Urbin has been promoted to Director of Medical Laboratory Services at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. Urbin first began working for MHSC as a Medical Laboratory Scientist in 2018. She later worked as its Point-of-Care Coordinator. Most recently, she served as Assistant Director under Laboratory Director Mary Fischer for more than a year. "I am very grateful to have served our hospital, community, and our patients as Director of Laboratory Services," said Fischer, who plans to... Full story

  • Hospital welcomes new board member

    Deb Sutton, MHSC Marketing Director|Jul 27, 2023

    Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County's Board of Trustees welcomed its newest board member, Craig Rood, at the beginning of July. Rood, a Wyoming native who has lived in Sweetwater County for more than 50 years, will fill the seat vacated by Ed Tardoni, a trustee of more than six years who retired from the board at the end of his term. Rood is the Director of Public Relations and Government Affairs for Project West, a greenfield trona mine and refinery. He has served with the Memorial Hospital... Full story