Articles from the August 1, 2018 edition


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  • Sweetwater County burns

    David Martin, Editor|Aug 1, 2018

    Several large wildfires started in Sweetwater County, burning thousands of acres of land. According to Sweetwater County Fire Warden Mike Bournazian, multiple wildfires were reported Saturday, starting at about 11:30 a.m., and continued into the early evening. Firefighters from throughout the county and the Wyoming Bureau of Land Management responded to the blazes quickly after they were reported, but conditions worked against their efforts. “But due to the extremely hot, dry and windy w... Full story

  • Water opens opportunities in Jamestown

    David Martin, Editor|Aug 1, 2018

    As Kael Jasperson sees it, a lot of opportunities will open up for the Jamestown-Rio Vista area in the coming years. The area recently completed a water pump and reservoir project that has been more than 15 years in the making and one desperately needed by residents of the area. A short ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by the Jamestown-Rio Vista Water and Sewer District took place last week at the reservoir and treatment plant, which overlooks Jamestown and Rio Vista, as well as Interstate 80 and...

  • Clydesdales visit Green River Friday

    David Martin, Editor|Aug 1, 2018

    The famous Budweiser Clydesdales will be stopping in Green River Friday afternoon, giving residents a chance to see the horses and get a photo with them near the newly-installed mural on Flaming Gorge Way. According to Amanda Cavaz, communications administrator for Green River, the event is part of a two-day public relations campaign Western Wyoming Beverages is hosting in Rock Springs and Green River. The horses arrive in Green River at 1 p.m., at the Hitching Post Restaurant. Cavaz said the...

  • Abuse charges could be dismissed

    Stephanie Thompson, People Editor|Aug 1, 2018

    A Green River woman accused of beating her child with a belt will have the felony child abuse charge dismissed if she can complete her probation. Ashley L. Todd, 28, appeared in the Third District Court of Judge Richard Lavery at a sentencing hearing to the charge. She pleaded no contest to the charge, but the plea wasn’t entered. Under Wyoming Statute 7-13-301, Todd can plead no contest and the charge will be dismissed if she can complete three years supervised probation. This statute can o...

  • Jerry Warby

    Aug 1, 2018

    Jerry Warby, age 89, passed away of natural causes at his home in Yuma, Ariz., July 23, 2018, with family at his bedside. He was born in Green River June 24, 1929, to Glen and Mabel Warby. Daddy married the love of his life, Margaret Stacey, Nov. 4, 1948, in Rock Springs. The two soon moved to Green River, where Daddy worked as a mechanic and a welder on the Union Pacific Railroad for over 40 years before he retired in 1987. Daddy was an avid rock hound and gardener. He was widely known for his...

  • A sizzling good time

    Aug 1, 2018

  • Shirley Mae Williams

    Aug 1, 2018

    Shirley Mae Williams, 89, of Green River, passed away suddenly on July 21, 2018 at her home. She was born Feb. 1, 1929, in Marshfield, Wisc., the daughter of Lawrence J. Radlinger and Gladys Gertrude Specht Radlinger. She married Charles Leroy Williams Jr. June 27, 1955, in Las Vegas. He preceded her in death in 1987. Shirley enjoyed puzzles, dancing, roller skating, playing the piano, making Christmas ornaments, crocheting, family games, writing letters, attending her grandchildren's sporting e...

  • Garrett Wayne-Jess Paine

    Aug 1, 2018

    Garrett Wayne-Jess Paine, 16, resident of Williston, N.D., passed away July 21, 2018 following an accident. Garrett was born Oct. 2, 2001 in Rock Springs. He lived in Green River for his first year before moving to Casper, where he went to preschool through first grade. In Casper, he discovered his love for taekwondo, hunting, shooting, fishing, and all things outdoors. He moved to Williston, N.D. in 2009 with his family and continued to pursue his passions while trying new activities. Through a...

  • Randy Craig Lowseth

    Aug 1, 2018

    Randy Craig Lowseth, 55, passed away July 28, 2018 in Green River. He was a resident of Green River for the past six years and former resident of Pinedale. He was born January 7, 1963 in Rock Springs, the son of Thomas S. Lowseth and Charlene E Roderick. Lowseth attended schools in Green River and was a graduate of the Green River High School with the class of 1981. He attended Mesa State College and received an associate's degree. He married Jeanette T. Jaramillo in Green River June 14, 1986....

  • Corey David Hymas,

    Aug 1, 2018

    Corey David Hymas, 62, of Green River passed away suddenly at his home July 29, 2018. He was born May 21, 1956, in Montpelier, Idaho, the son of Keith Vernal Hymas and Doris Teuscher Hymas. Corey married Nancy Taylor Jan. 16, 1980, in Green River. She preceded him in death July 8, 2015. He was a member of the Muley Fanatics Foundation and the Green River Alliance Church. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, spending time with his children and grandchildren. Survivors include his mother Doris Hymas...

  • Our View: Build on the Main Street momentum

    Aug 1, 2018

    It’s safe to say everyone in Green River has had a chance to look at the new mural on Flaming Gorge Way, either by driving past the Century Link building across from the Sweetwater County Courthouse, or on the People page of our newspaper last week. The mural is a fantastic representation of Green River. it is a positive reflection of what makes our community special. From the locomotive to the wild horses and Castle Rock, it’s a perfect celebration of Green River in time for the city’s 150th anniversary. The completed mural is a major accompli...

  • Get to know neighbors on National Night Out Aug. 11

    Amanda Cavaz, Communications Administrator for the City of Green River|Aug 1, 2018

    I’m going to start out with a few rhetorical questions. These may not seem related, but stick with me, it will come together. When was the last time you got together with your neighbors? Do you know them well, or is it more of a quick wave from the driveway? And secondly, are you familiar with the police officers in your community? Do you know what services they provide, how to reach them, and when? These two sets of people make up an important part of our community experience, at an individual level and collectively. Police-community p...

  • Anticipating fair-time fun

    Stephanie Thompson, People Editor|Aug 1, 2018

    I can still recall how as a child certain words could instantly lead to automatic excitement. Parade, park, fireworks, playground, lake, fishing, carnival and camping. The one word that would literally have me running around yelling and screaming was a short word -- fair. Yes. That word instantly had me thinking of all the fun things I like to do at the fair, including the rides, games, food and animals I’d see. Growing up in a small county, which consisted of a lot of dairy farmers like our f...

  • Air ambulance companies have grip on customers

    Trudy Lieberman, Rural Health News Service|Aug 1, 2018

    Two years ago in this space I told the story of a Mississippi woman, Katherine Green, who got caught in the unsavory business practices of the air ambulance industry that has trapped many more Americans since then. Green, a college history professor, chose to fight the company that transported her late husband to a Jackson hospital after he suffered a fatal fall in their home. The ambulance company Rocky Mountain Holdings, a subsidiary of Air Methods, billed her $50,950. Her husband’s insurance company, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of M...

  • New president at Inberg-Miller

    Aug 1, 2018

    Inberg-Miller Engineers recently announced Eric Graney, P.G., was elected to serve as president of the company. Steve Moldt, past president, will continue in his position as CEO. Graney, 53, joined Inberg-Miller in 1989 and has been senior vice president since 2012. He oversees the Casper, Gillette and Douglas operations and is responsible for corporate environmental projects. Graney is a graduate of the University of North Dakota with emphasis in groundwater geology and geochemistry. He has a...

  • Genesis Alkali honored

    Aug 1, 2018

    Genesis Alkali received the Industrial Minerals Association-North America Safety Achievement Award during the INA-NA's meeting in Washington, D.C., on May 8. The IMA-NA is a trade association representing industrial minerals industries in North America and is comprised of members working in the ball clay, barite, bentonite, borates, calcium carbonate, diatomite, feldspar, industrial sand, kaolin, soda ash, talc and other industrial minerals industries. According to a press release, Genesis...

  • Kids jam out at Rock n' Roll event

    Stephanie Thompson, People Editor|Aug 1, 2018

    Children had the chance to listen to and play along with a local musician last week. During the Sweetwater County Library's summer reading program, children are encouraged to attend one of their many events. Last week's theme was Rock n' Roll and the kids seemed to enjoy it. Not only did they listen to musician Chuck Dittman play the guitar, they created their own musical instruments. Some of the instruments they made including maracas, harmonicas, tambourines and castanets, which is a small...

  • Girl Scout receives silver award

    Stephanie Thompson, People Editor|Aug 1, 2018

    When sophomore Mya Tollefson joined Girl Scouts nine years ago, she didn’t think she’d be receiving one of the highest awards obtainable, but she did. Recently, Girl Scout Troop 1041 members celebrated with Tollefson when she earned the Girl Scout Silver Award for her journey project. Troop leader Kris Sherwin said Girl Scouts earn badges by completing certain tasks to obtain them. Tollefson said she attends camps and earns various badges for theater, music, wildlife and ice skating. How...

  • Employees take 1st at rescue competition

    Stephanie Thompson, People Editor|Aug 1, 2018

    During recent mine rescue competitions, Genesis Alkali teams took first place in more than one area. Each year, the teams attend two competitions and this year was no different. The Southeast Regional Mine Rescue Contest took place in Franklin, Tenn., May 21-24, while the Southwest Wyoming Mutual Aid Competition - Underground, took place June 11-15 in Rock Springs. The blue team received first place on the field and first place overall in Tennessee. They received second in first aid, second in...

  • Let's do it

    Aug 1, 2018

  • Swim team takes state in Gillette

    David Martin, Editor|Aug 1, 2018

    "It was a great feeling," Robbie Lee, president of the Sweetwater Aquatics Team said. The team, competing at the state USA Swim meet in Gillette July 20-22, took the state title, marking the first time in about 20 years a team outside of Gillette has done so, according to swimming coach Randy Walker. The team, known as SWAT, is the unification of the Rock Springs and Green River teams. Walker said the unification was done to help swimmers throughout the county compete better against other teams...