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Articles from the August 2, 2017 edition

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 By David Martin    County    August 2, 2017

County disputes finding

A letter from Sweetwater County responding to a draft assessment of the Ashley National Forest disputes findings that the forest and Flaming Gorge are minor contributors to the economic and social wel...

 
 By David Martin    County    August 2, 2017

Mill levies approved by county

The Sweetwater County Commissioners approved the annual mill levy distributions Tuesday morning. The mill levies represent property tax distributions to the county’s school districts, as well as...

 
 By David Martin    County    August 2, 2017

A piece of the $3.5 billion pie

An investment by Rocky Mountain Power will bring workers to Sweetwater County as part of a project to complete a segment of the Gateway West transmission line the company intends to complete in 2020....

 

Green River man to serve prison time

A 22-year-old man who got a boy drunk and then raped him will be serving at least eight years in prison. Patrick Beltran Gomez of Green River recently appeared in the Third District Court of Judge Nen...

 

Gretchen Knowles

Gretchen Knowles, 72, passed away July 27, 2017, following an accident at her home. She was born April 23, 1945. She was a cat lover and a great grandmother. She will be dearly missed. Survivors...

 

Tierra Nicole Williams

Tierra Nicole Williams, 21, of McKinnon, passed away July 29, 2017 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Tierra was born April 1, 1996, in Logan, Utah, the first of twins. Her twin...

 

Jack E. Walsh

Jack E. Walsh, 83, of Rock Springs, passed away Nov. 2, 2016 at the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. He was born Dec. 10, 1932, in Farmer City, Ill., the son of Jack G. and Ruth Ann Medley...

 

Robert Sassman

Robert Sassman, 77, passed away July 24, 2017, in Green River. A longtime resident of Phoenix and former resident of Rock Springs and South Dakota, Sassman died following a lengthy illness. He was...

 

Verna Beutel Wunneburger

Verna Beutel Wunneburger, 92, of Green River, passed away July 24, 2017, at the Mission at Castle Rock Rehabilitation Center. She was born July 17, 1925, in Brown County, Ill., the daughter of Hayes...

 

Jeanne M. Prevedel

Jeanne M. Prevedel, 86, of Rock Springs, passed away July 28, 2017, at her home surrounded by her family.  A longtime resident of Rock Springs, Prevedel died following an illness of a year and one...

 

Richard Allen Vehar

Early in the morning of July 26, 2017, Richard Allen Vehar passed away peacefully in his sleep due to kidney failure. He was born June 12, 1935, in Rock Springs, to Erwin John Vehar and Hannah Mae...

 

Rebecca "Becky" Davis

Rebecca "Becky" Davis passed away July 24, 2017, in Green River. She was born to George and Margot Peverley Dec. 17, 1959, in Laramie. She grew up in Laramie, Cheyenne and Rawlins, graduating from...

 

Nora Jean Wanamaker

Nora Jean Wanamaker passed away at her home in Rock Springs July 22, 2017, surrounded by family following a lengthy illness. She was a resident of Rock Springs for the past six years and former reside...

 

Our View: Hospital costs are the problem

Most Senate Republicans are licking their wounds this week after several failed attempts of replacing or repealing the American Care Act. While we’re certain Sen. Mike Enzi will undoubtedly blame those darn Democrats for those repeated failures,...

 
 By Tom Gagnon    Opinion    August 2, 2017

Donald Trump on the range

(Editor note: This column is fiction, but reflects the writer’s views of where the country is headed) Maneuvering the artillery took months longer than anyone had imagined. The impatient commander-in-chief yelled and screamed and twisted and contor...

 
 By David Martin    Opinion    August 2, 2017

The end of the world is the beginning of another

Something wasn’t right. I was sitting at home a few nights ago, skimming through an endless list of movies on Netflix when I first realized it. Sure, I had the requisite bowl of buttery popcorn,...

 

Chocolate beaver lodge recipe rediscovered

I had long since forgot about these awesome cookies my mother used to make for us until my son showed me a photo of cookies he wanted me to make for him. My oldest son Matthew, 7, has been reading...

 

Cowboys prepare for football season

As head football Craig Bohl and his coaching staff enter their fourth year at Wyoming, the 2017 season will mark the first time that the Cowboys return their starting quarterback from the previous year. That returning quarterback is junior Josh...

 

Game and Fish seek help with Sage Grouse

All Wyomingites, especially landowners, are again being asked to assist in the management of the state’s sage grouse populations this summer by immediately reporting dead sage grouse to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department so they can be tested...

 
 By David Martin    People    August 2, 2017

Creating candy sushi

The art of making sushi dates back centuries and involves using simple ingredients to create delicious pieces of food. Children visiting the Sweetwater County Library Thursday afternoon had a chance...

 

Founding member remembered

For the past 20 plus years, Green River has had a pond tour, but some may not know how it really got started. The pond tour started with two families Wiley and the late Toni Morgan, and Lamar and Eile...

 

Community garden project moves forward

A Green River student will receive $1,000 to start community garden projects at local schools. Sarah Quick, 12, a future Lincoln Middle School student, recently returned home from a Fuel of to Play...

 

Bags to help those in emergency situations

Emergency bags filled with everything from a toothbrush to a notebook recently were donated to Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County by the Relief Society of Green River’s 6th Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The idea...

 

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