Articles from the August 10, 2023 edition


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  • SCSD No. 2 joins RIDE

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Aug 10, 2023

    "Our best future workforce is the kids in our hallways right now," Craig Barringer, the Sweetwater County School District No. 2 superintendent, said. Wanting to connect students to employers is one of the district's goals, and being chosen for a new collaboration with the governor's office will help make that goal even more attainable. SCSD No. 2 was one of nine school districts throughout Wyoming accepted into the RIDE (Reimagining and Innovating the Delivery of Education) Pilot program, which...

  • Star Twin Cinema closing

    Staff Report|Aug 10, 2023

    When the last credits roll and the doors of the Star Twin Cinema close tonight, they will remain closed. The movie theater in Green River announced last Thursday that it is closing. "It is with a heavy heart that we must announce the Star Twin Cinema in Green River's last day of operation will be Thursday, August 10," the Star Twin said in a statement shared on its Facebook page. "Two years ago, we invested a quarter million dollars in new reclining seating, sound and projection systems, an... Full story

  • Farmers' Market moving locations

    Aug 10, 2023

    The Green River Farmers' Market is changing locations for the rest of the summer. On Wednesday the market moved from its previous location at Collier Park to the parking lot in front of Flaming Gorge Harley Davidson on Uinta Drive. The Green River Downtown Urban Renewal Agency announced the location change earlier this week. The Farmers' Market is scheduled to take place every Wednesday through September 13.... Full story

  • School board approves funds for safety project

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Aug 10, 2023

    The Sweetwater County School District No. 2 Board of Trustees approved additional funding for a second phase of a project that will add a safety coating to windows at district schools during Tuesday night’s meeting. The 3M Window Coating Project is an ongoing project that involves putting a safety coating on glass windows in the front entryways of all district school buildings. The board previously approved $37,000 for the project. At the meeting they approved the request for an additional $...

  • Family fun at Wyoming's Big Show

    Aug 10, 2023

    Wyoming's Big Show took place last week at the Sweetwater Events Complex, and people young and old turned up to enjoy the festivities.... Full story

  • Rodney James Hampton

    Aug 10, 2023

    Rodney James Hampton, 62, passed away on Tuesday, August 1, 2023 at his home in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was a life-long resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming. Mr. Hampton died following a lengthy illness. He was born October 10, 1960 in Rock Springs, Wyoming; the son of Ruben Lorenz and Dorothy Franklin. Rodney attended schools in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He worked for Pacific Steel for many years as an Equipment Operator. Rodney enjoyed spending time with his family especially his companion and his... Full story

  • Marilyn Day Lewis

    Aug 10, 2023

    Marilyn Day Lewis, 74, passed away peacefully on July 31, 2023 at her home in Green River, WY. She was born on December 7, 1948 to Bennetta Harmon in Monahill, West Virginia. Marilyn grew up with 5 siblings. In 1966 she met Howard (Pip) Lewis and they married on June 23, 1967. Marilyn and Howard moved to Illinois in 1971 and soon began their family. On November 20, 1974 they welcomed their first child Larry. Soon after they welcomed their second child, Amy, into the world on September 21, 1978.... Full story

  • Some things never change

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Aug 10, 2023

    Almost three decades ago, my three older siblings and I sat down on our carpeted basement steps in the house I grew up in and posed for a picture. Last week, we recreated that picture. Two of my siblings now live in neighboring states, so getting all four of us together at the same time doesn't always happen, and when it does it's often fast and furious and we're so focused on enjoying each other's company that we forget to take any pictures together. But recently that old photo of us came to... Full story

  • Green River Police Department reports for July 28 - Aug. 7

    Aug 10, 2023

    Green River Police Department reports for July 28 At 11:51 p.m., officers responded to a report of domestic violence. Officers met with an individual who reported a physical altercation and gathered information. EMS was called to evaluate but no transports were made. The parties were separated and officers gathered information and completed a report of the incident. July 29 At 6:47 a.m., officers responded to a report of a verbal domestic. Officers met with individuals who were involved in a verbal dispute. Officers gathered information,... Full story

  • County authorities identify Reliance homicide suspect

    Staff Report|Aug 10, 2023

    The Sweetwater County Sheriff's Office and Sweetwater County Attorney's Office have announced the identity of the suspect charged with the murder of 30-year-old Colter Watsabaugh last month in Reliance. William Thomas Brewer, 32, of Rock Springs, was initially arrested during the early morning hours of Monday, July 17 on an outstanding bench warrant, less than 24 hours after county deputies and detectives discovered Watsabaugh's body, according to the press release. Watsabaugh's death was ruled... Full story

  • Woman pleads guilty to arson of Casper clinic, others recently sentenced

    Lori Hogan, US State Attorneys Office District of Wyoming Public Information Officer|Aug 10, 2023

    Lorna Roxanne Green, 22, pled guilty to arson of a building used in interstate commerce, specifically the Wellspring Health Access Clinic located in Casper, Wyoming. Green entered her guilty plea before U.S. District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on July 20. She was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service following the hearing. At the hearing, Green admitted that she set fire to the clinic on May 25, 2022, which was under construction at the time and planned to offer OB/GYN services, gender-affirming care, and abortion procedures....

  • 'It takes a community': GRPD to host National Night Out block party

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Aug 10, 2023

    When it comes to creating partnerships between the community and law enforcement, Green River Police Department is committed to making positive connections. While "National Night Out" has been celebrated in Green River for several years, this year's event will be even more focused on bringing everyone together with a block party for the whole community hosted by the GRPD at Expedition Island. The block party will be Saturday and will include activities like Touch-A-Truck, agency presentations,...

  • Grocery Rescue Program saves fresh food from going to waste

    Jes Stanbury, Food Bank of Wyoming|Aug 10, 2023

    With thousands of people facing food insecurity every day, there’s no reason fresh, quality food should go to waste. Over 119 billion pounds of quality food is discarded in the U.S. each year equating to a shocking 40% of all food in America going to waste. Food Bank of Wyoming is combatting this waste through their Grocery Rescue Program, which connects local pantries and grocery stores so fresh food can go to people, not to the landfill. The single largest amount of material sent to landfills in the U.S. comes from food waste. To reduce this... Full story

  • Pottery at the museum

    Staff Report|Aug 10, 2023

    Children who attended a recent clay pottery class at the Sweetwater County Historical Museum were able to pick up their creations last week. "Pottery is an ancient craft, going back at least 30,000 years in cultures worldwide, including those of prehistoric indigenous peoples in the American West," a museum press release explained. Instructed by Dave Mead and Aidan Brady of the museum's staff, kids, parents, and caregivers created their own small clay pots, using ageless coil and scrape... Full story

  • Local student represents USA in Dominican Republic

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Aug 10, 2023

    While Madison Moffat has been playing basketball for years, she didn't expect to find herself playing basketball to represent not just Green River, not just Wyoming, but the entire United States in the Santo Domingo Summer Classic juniors tournament in the Dominican Republic. Moffat, a Green River senior who homeschools and plays basketball for the Green River High School Lady Wolves, was chosen to be part of the American team after attending a basketball camp in Utah. She was the only girl...

  • Three Green River Knights players earned All-State honors

    Jackie Finch, General Manager|Aug 10, 2023

    The Wyoming Legion Baseball Single-A announced the All-State players for this season. The Green River Knights had three players that earned All-State honors. The players awarded to the second team were Jace Paoli, Ben Lail (Junior) and Lander Welch. Head Coach Ben Lail is very proud of all the players and believes all the honors were well-deserved. Coach Lail said Jace Paoli played fantastic this year, was a captain for the team for two years, had some big hits and competed awesomely in the...

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