Articles from the August 5, 2015 edition

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 By David Martin    City    August 5, 2015

Motorcycle crashes leave 2 dead

Sweetwater County was the scene for two deadly vehicle crashes during the last week. According to the Rock Springs Police Department, 44-year-old Stacey McPherson, of Green River, died in a...

 

Lyman man dies at Bridger power plant

Blunt, force trauma injuries sustained from a fall were what caused Marvin Dean Ortega to die. On July 28, Ortega, 53, of Lyman, was working on scaffolding at the Jim Bridger Power Plant, which is...

 
 By David Martin    City    August 5, 2015

Cities continue to see lower revenues

Sales-tax revenues have declined for the past several years, which has resulted in the county’s two cities to budget more conservatively. According to the mayors of Rock Springs and Green River,...

 
 By Lillian Palmer    City    August 5, 2015

City receives $5.5 million in carryover

The city Council moved to approve an increase in the capital projects and general funds at Tuesday’s meeting, for the fiscal year of 2016 carryover in the amount of $5.5 million. It’s not a...

 

Roger Sims Miller

Roger Sims Miller, 52, died July 30,2015 in Green River. He was born June 13, 1963 in Ogden, Utah, the son of Lynn Miller and Margaret Sims Miller. He grew up in Clearfield and Sunset, Utah,... Full story

 

Stacey Ann McPherson

Stacey Ann McPherson, 44, of Green River, died Aug. 1, 2015 from injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash. She was born on Jan. 19, 1971 in Casper the daughter of Earl Gene McPherson and Joyce Ann... Full story

 

Patricia Ann "Pat" Schreck

Patricia Ann "Pat" Schreck, 71, of Green River passed away July 30, 2015 in Salt Lake City. A longtime resident of Green River, Schreck died following a brief illness. She was born on Oct. 13, 1943, P... Full story

 

Marvin Dean Ortega

Marvin Dean Ortega, 53, is now again with his father and son, having passed away suddenly July 28, 2015.  It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of our beloved Deano.  Ortega was born... Full story

 

Chester Richard Kizzire

Chester Richard Kizzire, 94, of Green River, passed away July 30, 2015 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. He was a  long time resident of Green River and former long time resident of...

 

Thanks a lot for the profiling

Some say it’s a compliment to get carded. It’s frustrating though and a bit annoying when you get asked to see your I.D. multiple times in one night by multiple people in the same establishment....

 

Our View: Remember safe driving skills

Sweetwater County’s roads have seen more than their fair share of tragedy during the past week. A motorcycle crash in Rock Springs claimed the life of a Green River resident early Saturday morning and just two days later, another motorcycle crash...

 

Barrasso discusses Iran, Planned Parenthood

By John Barrasso, M.D. US Senator While the nuclear agreement with Iran dominated the headlines in July, it’s just one of the many pressing issues debated this month in the US Senate. We passed a long-term highway bill, advanced broad bipartisan...

 
 By Jason Grubb    Opinion    August 5, 2015

Making reading a habit

A couple weeks ago my son and I went backpacking in the Medicine Bow National Forest. I’m not much of a fisherman. I try, but end up spending more time untangling the line and agonizing over what type of bait to use than catching fish. My idea of...

 

Notes from town square: National Farmers Market Week

This week is National Farmers Market Week. On June 10, the Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture declared Aug. 2-8, National Farmers Market Week. The U. S. Department of Agriculture recognizes the myriad benefits of farmers...

 
 By David Martin    City    August 5, 2015

CLIMB returns to county

In a special conference Thursday featuring local officials from city, county and state governments, representatives from CLIMB Wyoming announced they plan to reintroduce the program to Sweetwater...

 
 By Lillian Palmer    City    August 5, 2015

Phone scams get more creative

There are a variety of scam phone calls out there that plague citizens, and Green River is no exception. Phone scams go on as they always have, but residents are getting smarter. The amount of scam...

 
 By David Martin    County    August 5, 2015

Four arrests reported at Sweetwater County fair

Oftentimes, along with the food, the fun and entertainment, the yearly Sweetwater County Fair brings with it people who make poor decisions and, unsurprisingly, get arrested for making those...

 

Getting ready for practice

The old adage "Practice makes perfect" is something the Green River High School Cheerleading Squad tries to live by. Assistant coach Burgandy Schmitt said the squad's first big performance during the...

 

Seniors enjoy the fair

On Thursday, Mission at Castle Rock Rehabilitation Center and Villa residents visited Wyoming’s Big Show. While at the fair, 11 residents had the chance to feed and pet the animals at the petting...

 

Pond tour set for Saturday

From waterfalls and ponds, to flowers and vegetable gardens, there is something for everyone to see Saturday. With a total of 13 homes on the Green River Pond and Garden Tour, which will take place...

 

Food banks receive donation

In response to a recent article concerning a seasonal summer shortage at the local food banks, management at Tata Chemical’s Green River location decided to take fast action. Within 24 hours, a...

 
 By Staff Report    People    August 5, 2015

Preschool offers open enrollment

Open enrollment is happening now at the Sweetwater County Child Developmental Center. Preschool classes are filling up fast. The SCCDC is ready to enroll all kids three to five years old for fall classes in Rock Springs and Green River, but spots...

 

Scholarships given

Tata Chemicals awarded a total of $6,000 in college scholarships to Kasey Turnbull of Green River, Garrett Easton of Rock Springs, and Kylia Siddoway of Lyman. The three are all Wyoming-college based...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    August 5, 2015

Parks dept. creates flag football program

Hoping to introduce more children to the local football programs, the city’s parks and recreation department will host flag football games later this month. Kevin Sadler, recreation supervisor for...

 

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