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Articles from the August 10, 2016 edition

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 By David Martin    City    August 10, 2016

District discusses PAWS test

Sweetwater County School District No. 2 revealed its 2016 PAWS scores last night and while there were many improvements, district officials admit more work is needed in areas. The district’s third...


Woman receives probation in abuse case

A woman accused of abusing a child, who was her ward, was placed on one year of probation. Malonie L. O’Toole, 47, of Green River appeared in the Third District Court of Judge Richard Lavery at a...

 By David Martin    City    August 10, 2016

Importance of commission role discussed at forum

Candidates for the two Sweetwater County Commissioner seats available for election discussed what they thought were important issues impacting the county Monday night. Democrats speaking were Mark...


Richard "Dick" Wilson

Richard "Dick" Wilson, 84, of Green River, passed away Aug. 7, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family. A longtime resident of Green River and former resident of Casper, Wilson died following a... Full story


Gwendolyn Dorothy "Lynn" Ernst

Gwendolyn Dorothy "Lynn" Ernst, 77, of Rock Springs, passed away Aug. 4, 2016 at her home, following a lengthy illness of COPD.  Lynn was born Aug. 3, 1939 in Rock Springs, the daughter of Joseph... Full story


Mark L. Fewkes

Mark L. Fewkes, 65, passed away Aug. 5, 2016. He passed peacefully surrounded by his wife, daughters, son and two granddaughters.   Mark was born to Lyle and Sadie Fewkes in Salt Lake City. He was a... Full story


Kari-Lyn Koritnik

Kari-Lyn Koritnik, 37, of Rock Springs, passed away Aug. 4, 2016. She had been a lifelong resident of Rock Springs. She was born on Oct. 25, 1978 in Laramie, the daughter of Michael Valentine Koritni... Full story


Terrence Olson

Terrence Olson, 68, of Charlotte, N.C., passed away July 21, 2016, from complications of Parkinson's disease. Terry was born in Aberdeen, S.D. Jan. 10, 1948, to Raymond and Dorothy Olson, and raised... Full story


Our View: Nuclear waste isn't for Wyoming

The thought of nuclear waste being stored in Wyoming makes us sick. While we’re certain a large number of residents feel the same as we do, there are some who believe it is an opportunity for Wyoming to make some money during this economic...

 By Lu Sweet    Opinion    August 10, 2016

Lifelong learning: Not just for swimmers

A while back, Cindy Hafner, the wonderful Aquatic Director here at Western Wyoming Community College shared an article she had read with all of us via email. It was called “Five Manageable New Year’s Resolutions for Swimmers” by Mike Gustafson...


Notes from Town Square: A voice on art in our community

What is art? Who defines art? What makes something a work of art? These are questions that people have been asking for centuries. The more important question is, “what does art mean to you?” If you study art from the beginning of time until now...


Hospital safety ratings available

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently signaled to the nation’s hospitals that it was getting serious-and tough-about patient safety and the quality of care hospitals provide. The government’s rating system-five stars for...


Green River girl shows goat at fair

Making sure every hair is in place and shining for the judges is just one of the things Kamilyn Lloyd does. Well, for her goat anyway. Kamilyn, a 13-year-old Green River resident, was getting excited...


First-time entrant excited about fair experience

Deciding what to take and enter at the fair is a difficult decision, but what can make it ever harder is deciding what to bring for the first fair competition. For Green River resident Mariska Smith...


Seniors enjoy fair food and activities

Funnels cakes, corn on the cob, deep-fried curly fries, navajo tacos, corn dogs and lemonades were spread out on the checkered table-cloth covered tables. While some of the residents at the Mission at...


Children from all over enjoy the fair

Last week, was a flurry of activity for Sweetwater County children who attended Wyoming's Big Show. Children had so many things to choose from, most were pretty tired by the end of the day. They...


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