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 By David Martin    County    August 5, 2020

County mulls separations

By DAVID MARTIN Publisher The Sweetwater County commissioners are looking at another voluntary separation program to possibly head off future layoffs. The commissioners discussed the program Tuesday....

 

Charles L. Bocquin Jr.

Charles L. Bocquin Jr., 81, passed away on Friday, July 17, 2020 at his daughters' home in Green River, Wyoming surrounded by his family. He was a resident of Green River, Wyoming for the past 50...

 
 By Shay Mahana    City    August 5, 2020

City copes with sour-smelling lagoons

A foul smell coming from the wastewater treatment plant has made its presence well known amongst residents. A media release from the city attributed these smells to “turnovers” that occur during extended warm periods. These turnovers allow odors...

 
 By David Martin    City    August 5, 2020

City, county consider contracts

Several local nonprofit groups are set to benefit if the Green River City Council approves its yearly community service agreements. The Council was set to vote on the measure Tuesday night, approving...

 
 By Staff Report    City    August 5, 2020

GRPD officer tests positive for COVID-19

A Green River Police Department officer tested positive for COVID-19 Monday afternoon, leading to the officer being isolated at home. According to a press release from the city, the patrol officer is in good condition and the department believes it...

 
 By Staff Report    City    August 5, 2020

Council considers daycare limit ordinance change

The Green River City Council heard the first reading of an ordinance that will alter the maximum number of kids permitted in a home daycare Tuesday night. This ordinance will also allow a daycare center to be included in an R-1 or R-2 zoning...

 

Travel and tourism board receives grant

Sweetwater County Travel and Tourism recently received a $5,000 Community Enhancement Grant from the Sweetwater County Conservation District to fund two endeavors. The first component was to purchase educational material racks to display brochures...

 

Trevor Clay Benboe

Trevor Clay Benboe, 40, of Green River, Wyoming passed away on July 26, 2020 at his home. He is a resident of Green River for one year and former resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming. Trevor was born Dec...

 

Jamie Lynne Carter

Jamie Lynne Carter, 57, passed away on Monday, July 27, 2020 at her home in Rock Springs, Wyoming where she was a lifelong resident. Jamie died following a courageous battle with ALS while surrounded...

 

Joe Christopher Lain

Joe Christopher Lain, 60, passed away Friday, August 16, 2019 at his home in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was a resident of Rock Springs for the past eight years and is a former resident of California....

 

Ona D. Cochrun

Ona D. Cochrun, 79, passed away on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at his home in Green River, Wyoming. He was born on July 18, 1941 in Luray Kansas, the son of Edwain and Edna Cochrun. Ona attended schools...

 

Mary Magdalene Collins

Mary Magdalene Collins, 89 passed away on Monday, August 3, 2020 at Mission at Castle Rock in Green River, Wyoming. She was a resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming for the past 70 years and former...

 

Earl Webb Sr.

Earl Webb Sr. 85, passed away on Saturday, July 25, 2020 at the University of Utah, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was a resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming for the past 68 years and was a former resident...

 

Judy Sweets

Judy Sweets, 74, passed away Friday, July 24, 2020 at her home in Rock Springs, Wyoming. She was born on January 5, 1946 in Rock Springs, the daughter of Robert Wallace Sweets and Edna May Sweets....

 

Our View: Fall sports are a bet on responsible behavior

The upcoming fall sports season can go either one of two ways. We either see student athletes and fans enjoy a season of competition or we’ll see a premature end to the season and schools shutting down as a surge of COVID-19 cases develop from a...

 

Free college offers are the wrong route

I am alarmed at the free college rhetoric that hit the Wyoming news cycle over the past week. I know our post-secondary institutions are concerned about enrollment being down this fall and the financial hardship that will cause. But dangling the...

 
 By Shay Mahana    Opinion    August 5, 2020

Adventure on the Green

During the warm weather of Saturday, my party of five and I decided there was no better time to go kayaking down the Green River. After deciding that a short, one-hour float from County Picnic Grounds to the Island Park would be best, we started our...

 
 By David Martin    County    August 5, 2020

Former sheriff seeks county commissioner position

The tough times Sweetwater County is experiencing are what motivated Dave Gray to run for election for county commissioner. “My fear is the economy is going to be in bad shape for two to four...

 
 By Staff Report    People    August 5, 2020

GRHS student recently named Distinguished Young Woman

Emmalee Skinner was named Distinguished Young Woman of Wyoming at the conclusion of a statewide scholarship program Saturday. Skinner was awarded $3,600 in cash scholarships and will represent the...

 

GRHS grad honored for volunteerism

Green River High School graduate Angela Cable was recently selected as the Rock Springs Main Street/Urban Renewal Agency’s volunteer of the month in July. She has been living in Downtown Rock Springs for 15 years and has been planting flowers in th...

 

Summer reading program ends Saturday

The Sweetwater County Library System’s Imagine Your Story Summer Reading Challenge wraps up on Aug. 8. The library is encouraging patrons to log all of their reading minutes by then to be eligible for the end of summer prize drawings. “If you...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    August 5, 2020

The biggest fight of his life

Right now, he isn't feeling nervous. "Magic" Mike Hamel's daily routine consists of training at the gym three times a day, with breaks between sessions consisting of time spent with his wife and his...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    August 5, 2020

Association approves fall sports season

Along with a schools being open to students Aug. 19, the Wyoming High School Athletics Association plans to host fall sports competition as well. An announcement from the WHSAA last week confirmed...

 

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