Articles from the July 28, 2022 edition

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  • Embezzlement accusation

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Jul 28, 2022

    Rock Springs Young at Heart (RSYAH) has filed a civil suit against Candace Rachelle Morris, the center's former executive director, for embezzling funds from the center. The total amount of funds Morris allegedly embezzled could be over $1 million. According to the complaint, Morris created a false business, set up a separate bank account, and used an internet-based payment processor in order to funnel money away from the Early Learning Center. A hearing was held in the case July 14, during whic...

  • Everett Freeman Arnold

    Jul 28, 2022

    Everett Freeman Arnold, 65, passed away July 18, 2022 at his home in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was a resident of Rock Springs for the past 48 years and former resident of Casper, Laramie and Rawlins. He was born April 3, 1957 in Arlington, Washington. Mr. Arnold attended schools in Washington and Wyoming. He received his General Education Diploma from Laramie Sr. High in Laramie, Wyoming. He owned and operated ABI Winterhawk Recovery for the past 13 years having retired in April 2022 as a Caregi... Full story

  • Mary Margaret Marietta

    Jul 28, 2022

    Mary Margaret Marietta, 77, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Monday, July 18, 2022 at her home in Rock Springs, Wyoming. She was a life-long resident of Rock Springs. Mrs. Marietta died following a courageous battle of Pancreatic Cancer. She was born May 13, 1945 in Rock Springs, Wyoming; the daughter of John T. "Jack" Bunning and Esther D. Goodnough. Mrs. Marietta attended schools in Rock Springs, Wyoming and earned her General Education Degree. She married Terry Marietta... Full story

  • KelTec set to open local facility

    Staff Report|Jul 28, 2022

    The Sweetwater Economic Development Coalition (SEDC) and Wyoming Business Council recently announced that Kel-Tec CNC Industries, a firearm manufacturing company, will begin production from a facility in Sweetwater County. KelTec is expanding its production capacity with the acquisition of a 33,000 square foot facility in Rock Springs, augmenting its 125,000 square foot industrial space in Cocoa, Florida, the SEDC explained. “I am thrilled to be a part of this new adventure in our story,” stated Adrian Kellgren, KelTec’s director of indus... Full story

  • Taxidermist ordered to pay fines and restitution

    Regina Dickson, WFGD Information and Education Specialist|Jul 28, 2022

    A local taxidermist has been ordered to pay restitution to several clients following an investigation by Wyoming Game and Fish Department Game Wardens. The investigation began in April 2021 after Game Warden Kim Olson reported to Game Warden Kelli Pauling that the owner of White Mountain Skulls, Naomie Martinez, had failed to submit her records for 2020. Martinez had also failed to renew her taxidermist license for 2021. Game Warden Pauling contacted Martinez who was in possession of over...

  • Republicans should remain united

    Kevin Killough, Powell Tribune via the Wyoming News Exchange|Jul 28, 2022

    As the pandemic was in full swing during July 2020, Harper’s Magazine published “A Letter on Justice and Open Debate,” which argued that a growing intolerance was becoming a threat to free speech. Far from a conservative response to so-called “cancel culture,” the over 150 signatories of the letter included some of the most prominent voices of the political left, including feminist Gloria Steinem, linguist Noam Chomsky, and New York Times editor, Bari Weiss, who would resign her position at the paper a week later citing the newsroom...

  • Letter to the Editor: Veteran supports Liz Cheney

    Joe DeMarco, Letter to the Editor|Jul 28, 2022

    Dear Editor, To all the residents of Wyoming, You are very fortunate to have a Patriot representing you, not all states are that fortunate. Liz Cheney is your representative, she is a Patriot, you should feel honored having such a great lady as your representative. She is doing a masterfull job as Vice chair of the January 6th committee. She is fearless in her presentations of the facts. Again, I say she IS a PATRIOT, REMEMBER THAT. The January 6th committee is bringing out all the facts about who was responsible for the insurrection on January...

  • Green River Police Department reports for July 16 - 21

    Jul 28, 2022

    Green River Police Department reports for July 16 At 12:34 p.m., officers responded to a report of domestic violence. Officers met with the individuals involved in a verbal dispute, gathered information, issued a trespass warning at the request of the property owner, and completed a report of the incident. The GRPD did not release the address officers responded to. At 2:44 p.m., officers responded to a report of disturbance. Officers attempted to make contact at the residence, did not hear any noise coming from inside, then completed a report... Full story

  • Capturing creation through art

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Jul 28, 2022

    Around 7:30 a.m., Andrew Kneeland found what he was looking for. It was an aspen tree, the leaves creating dappled shadows on the trunk in the early morning light. Andrew set up his blank canvas, got his painting supplies out of a small wooden box, and got to work. Within four hours the painting was done, and by the afternoon it was sold. "It's fast," Andrew said. "This, for me, is just cramming it out." Typically Andrew can spend 100 to 200 hours on a painting in his studio. For example, a... Full story

  • Pond and Garden Tour features 11 homes

    Staff Report|Jul 28, 2022

    The annual Green River Pond and Garden Tour has returned. The 2022 tour will open the garden gates to 11 garden homes in Green River and Rock Springs Saturday, Aug. 6. The tour will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is free to the public. Tour guides are available at Riverside Nursery and the Green River Chamber of Commerce. A master gardener will be available for questions at the Howes' home during the tour. In addition, the owners of one of the Rock Springs homes own a food truck, so Tip's... Full story

  • Knights players named for All-Conference honors

    Staff Report|Jul 28, 2022

    The 2022 West All-Conference American Legion Baseball announced the players that were chosen for this year's baseball season. The Knights first team honorees were Ashton Eldredge, Marcos Molina and Jax Peterson. This is Peterson's third year of being chosen. The Knights second team honorees were Ben Lail, Quentin Liebelt and Jace Paoli. The state tournament started Monday, July 25, at the Milward L. Simpson Stadium in Cody. A total of eight teams are competing in a modified, double-elimination...

  • Wyoming's Big Show schedule

    Jul 28, 2022

    Sunday, July 31 9:00 AM Open Horse Showmanship & Halter Indoor Arena 11:00 AM 4-H/FFA English Classes followed by Open Mini Classes Monday, August 1 9:00 AM 4-H/FFA Horse Show Exhibit Hall 5:00 PM Open & 4-H/FFA Reining Classes Indoor Arena 6:00 PM 4-H Cat Show Small Hall 11:00 AM 4-H/FFA Rodeo Events Indoor Arena 12:30 PM Open & 4-H/FFA Rabbit Show Small Hall Tuesday, August 2 2:00 PM Main Gates Open Grounds Dino Encounters East Tent 2:30 PM Twinkle Time McDonald’s Stage 3:00 PM Aussie Kingdom East Tent 3:30 PM Roberto the Magnificent M... Full story

  • Carissa Elise Byars

    Jul 28, 2022

    Carissa Elise Byars, 28, died a year ago on July 22, 2021 at her home. The cause of death was congestive heart failure. Carissa was born on August 23, 1992 in Rock Springs, WY, to Nadine Frances (Haines) Byars and James Roger Byars, Jr. She attended schools in Rock Springs and graduated in the top ten of her class from Rock Springs High School in 2010. She then moved to New York City and graduated, with honors, from New York University in 2014. She created her own major in the field of Environme... Full story

  • Thomas H. Brannan

    Jul 28, 2022

    Thomas H. Brannan, 85, passed away Thursday, July 21, 2022 at his home in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was born on April 25, 1937 in Green River, Wyoming, the son of Thomas Luther Brannan and Georgia Mae Eves Brannan. Mr. Brannan attended schools in Green River and graduated with the class of 1956. He received two Associate Degrees from Western Wyoming Community College. He retired from FMC, Chevron and Simplot. He had many rentals that kept him busy in his adult lifetime. Mr. Brannan met Vivian... Full story

  • Arthur Samuel Goodman

    Jul 28, 2022

    Arthur Samuel Goodman, 79, passed away July 7, 2022 at the Sublette Center in Pinedale, Wyoming. He was a resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming for the last 8 years and a former resident of Albany, Oregon. Arthur was born on January 16, 1943 in Los Angeles, California, the son of Milton Goodman and Ester Braznick. He was a Navy veteran who served in the Vietnam War. Arthur worked as a hostler for the Southern Pacific Railroad for 20 years until his retirement in 1990. He married Renei Phillips in... Full story

  • Henry Carl Adovnik

    Jul 28, 2022

    Henry Carl Adovnik, 91, passed away in the early morning hours on Saturday, December 4, 2021, at Pheasant Pointe Assisted Living Facility in Molalla, Oregon. He had been a resident since July 9, 2021. Henry was born on August 25, 1930 in Rock Springs, Wyoming, the fourth child of seven born to John and Agnes Adovnik. He was the youngest son of three. He attended schools in Rock Springs and was a 1948 graduate of Rock Springs, High School. Henry enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1948 at... Full story

  • Nicholas "Nick" Thomas Kragovich III

    Jul 28, 2022

    Nicholas "Nick" Thomas Kragovich III, 84, passed away Monday, July 25, 2022 at Mission at Castle Rock in Green River, Wyoming. Mr. Kragovich passed away following a lengthy illness. He was life-long resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming. Nick was born August 2, 1937 in Rock Springs, Wyoming; the son of Nicholas Kragovich II and Angela Taucher. He attended schools in Rock Springs and was a 1955 graduate of Rock Springs High School. Nick attended The Signal School in Fort Monmouth, New Jersey to... Full story

  • Beryl J. Pierce Martinez

    Jul 28, 2022

    Beryl J. Pierce Martinez, 74, passed away Monday, July 18, 2022 at Saint Marks Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was a resident of Green River for 62 years and former resident of Payson, Utah. She was born in Payson, Utah; the daughter of Paul C. Pierce and Bernice Hill. Mrs. Martinez attended school in Green River, Wyoming. She earned her General Education Degree. She married Floyd J. Martinez on October 24, 1964 in Evanston, Wyoming. He preceded her in death on May 5, 2018. Mrs., Martinez... Full story