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Articles from the July 29, 2015 edition

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 By David Martin    County    July 29, 2015

Program may return to county

A program geared towards giving single mothers job training in high paying fields may return to Sweetwater County. Tomorrow, CLIMB Wyoming’s founder and executive director Dr. Ray Fleming Dinneen, along with a number of funding and community...

 By David Martin    City    July 29, 2015

Paging Dr. Mary Jane

A few honks and hand waves were generated on Flaming Gorge Way by a group seeking legalization of marijuana for medical uses. The group, Wyoming Cannabis Activists, were in both Green River and Rock...


Fire rages south of Rock Springs

A fire south of Rock Springs continues to fiercely burn its way across the landscape. The fire, located about 20 miles south of Rock Springs, started Sunday at about 3 p.m. and is estimated to be arou...


Our View: King Coal may have died

King Coal is dead. Long live King Coal. Those might be the words coming from someone whose followed recent news about the coal industry in Wyoming. Mentioned in Sweetwater County School District No. 2’s budget introduction is a nugget of...


Letter: Seeking nuclear disarmament

Dear Editor, Especially, immediately, yea collectively, and above all in a global, generational sense we, each and everyone of us, desperately need to purpose utmost proactive hope of/for healing in this country let alone universally, throughout with...

 By Josh Hutson    Opinion    July 29, 2015

Notes from town square: Building skills at camp

From June 7-12, Volunteers of America hosted its 12th consecutive Camp P.O.S.T.C.A.R.D. (Police Officers Striving To Create And Reinforce Dreams) in Casper. With the support of our community, the Green River Police Department School Resource...


Seeking the mysterious, horrible smell

Have you ever opened your refrigerator door and thought “What on earth is that smell?” That happened to me again recently. I opened the door to get my boys a snack and was hit with a pungent...


Need home repair? The library has a book for that

Over the weekend our dishwasher leaked and water ended up between the layers of our floor and proceeded to leak into the basement. It was a mess. We had to pull up our vinyl floor and run fans to dry out the subfloor. Our kitchen is unusable at the...

 By Storm Adcock    Opinion    July 29, 2015

A river trip between Green River and Linwood, Utah

The history of Green River revolves around water. From the earliest days, the city “ebbed and flowed” because there was an adequate and dependable water supply. Between the 1860s and the 1870s Green River was nearly abandoned in favor of Bryan a...


Felicia Hatt

Felicia Hatt, 88, of Rock Springs passed away July 21, 2015 at her home. A longtime resident of Rock Springs, Hatt passed away following a lengthy illness. She was born on Oct. 12, 1926 in Quealy,... Full story


Emma Rose Besso

Emma Rose Besso, 97, of Rock Springs passed away July 22, 2015 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. A lifelong resident of Rock Springs, Besso died following a lengthy illness. She was born on...


Gloria Ann Kaeding

Gloria Ann Kaeding, 59, of Evanston, passed away July 25, 2015. A longtime resident of Evanston and former resident of Rock Springs, Kaeding passed away following a brief illness. She was born on... Full story


Kevin Michael Knezovich

Kevin Michael Knezovich, 23, of Rock Springs, passed away July 25, 2015. He had been a lifelong resident of Rock Springs. He was born April 19, 1992 in Rock Springs, the son of Anthony Mark Knezovich,...


Robert "Bob" Menapace

Kenai, Alaska resident Robert "Bob" Menapace, 69, passed away July 14, 2015 at his home. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Aug. 8, at Mansface Church in Green River with a reception at the church to... Full story


Daniel Milton Stewart

Daniel Milton Stewart, 63, formerly of Green River, passed away July 10, 2015 due to complications of a sudden illness in Casper. Born Dec. 20, 1951 in Rock Springs, Stewart was the first of six... Full story


Ann-Marie Gustavsson Frint

Ann-Marie Gustavsson Frint, 86, a longtime resident of Green River, passed away July 19, 2015. Frint was born Jan. 8, 1929, in Gaddvik, Nederiulea, Sweden. A celebration of life will take place... Full story

 By David Martin    People    July 29, 2015

Fair attracts county youth

Tuesday night was a big day for many of Sweetwater County’s youth. The Sweetwater County Fair’s first concert, featuring Martina McBride, took place that night, as well as the opening of the...


Sharing stories while writing memoirs

One can never be too old to write. In fact, the writing group that meets at the Golden Hour Senior Center, every Wednesday at 12:45 p.m. is hoping this message will reach other seniors. Writing group...


Ponytail campaign a success

“I still got my ponytail. Praise God,” Steve Barrera said. For the past few weeks, Barrera was busy trying to raise money for the 10th Annual Dean Quail Against Cancer Benefit and Run. Barrera... Full story


Couple celebrates 50 years together

Chuck and Wilma Realing of Green River are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday. Chuck and Wilma were married July 31, 1965. Chuck and Wilma are both retired Sweetwater County School...

 By David Martin    Sports    July 29, 2015

Knights take 2nd at state

Despite a rough start, the Green River Knights American Legion Baseball team took second at the state tournament in Lovell last week. While the team was able to edge out Lovell 6-5 in their first match last Tuesday, which head coach Stub Hatfield...

 By David Martin    Sports    July 29, 2015

Swimmers show improvement at state

Ten members of Green River’s USA swim club attended the state swimming championship in Gillette July 17-19. Swim coach Randy Walker said he would have liked to have more swimmers attend, but due to summer vacations and obligations, a majority of...


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