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Articles from the August 12, 2020 edition

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 By David Martin    City    August 12, 2020

New plant may come to GR area

A new soda ash plant might be in the cards for Green River’s future, bringing with it jobs and other benefits at a time when economic uncertainty is prevalent throughout the state. Jim Zimmerman,...

 
 By David Martin    County    August 12, 2020

Thoman, Schoenfeld move to General Election

The Sweetwater County commissioners will get a shake up in 2021 as incumbent Wally Johnson will not be a part of the group. During the Primary Election Tuesday, Johnson missed out on proceeding after... Full story

 
 By David Martin    City    August 12, 2020

Daycare changes spur discussion in GR

The first reading of an ordinance that would allow local daycare operators in R-1 and R-2 zoning areas to increase their child counts from 10 to 15 generated a lot of discussion last week. The Green...

 
 By Staff Report    County    August 12, 2020

Body of missing boy found

The search for a missing boy at the Flaming Gorge ended Tuesday night after his body was recovered from the Big Firehole Canyon area. Deputies responded to a report of two missing people Friday at about 7 p.m. Deputies were informed a 34-year-old Roc...

 
 By Staff Report    County    August 12, 2020

Cruise to end Alzheimer's set

The Alzheimer’s association is inviting Sweetwater County residents to join them for their annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s event on August 28. Rather then hosting a large gathering, the Alzheimer’s association is encouraging participants to...

 
 By Staff Report    City    August 12, 2020

Airport work starts

The Wyoming National Guard began their summer training on Saturday at The Greater Green River Intergalactic Space Port. According to a press release, 34 soldiers started working on leveling out the dirt airstrip as well as adding drainage. This...

 

Gas leak evacuates homes on Knotty Pine Street

A gas leak caused by construction work on Knotty Pine Street Monday resulted in four homes being evacuated. According to a media release from the city, clipped a 2-inch line and no injuries resulting from the leak were reported. The Green River Fire...

 

Manuel L. Pope

Manuel L. Pope, 75, passed away Saturday, August 8, 2020 at his home in Green River, Wyoming. He was a resident of Green River, Wyoming for the last 45 years and a former resident of Alabama. Manuel...

 

Richard Roy Tyler

Richard Roy Tyler, 37, passed away on Friday, July 31, 2020 in Rock Springs. He was born in Jackson Hole, Wyoming on August 28, 1982, the only child of Ronald and Chris Tyler. He attended school in Ro...

 

DaLinn "Diane" Matlock

DaLinn "Diane" Matlock, 58, passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was a resident of Rock Springs for the past 36 years and former resident of...

 

Gilbert Lionel Kinney

Gilbert Lionel Kinney, 66, passed away Monday, August 3, 2020 at his home in Rock Springs, Wyoming with his wife by his side. He was born on April 2, 1954 in Syracuse, New York, the son of Bob and...

 

Our View: Election will have important impacts on area

Green River residents have a unique decision on Tuesday’s ballot. For House District 60, both Democrats and Republicans have a two-person primary race to help decide. Republicans also have a four-person choice for the two Sweetwater County...

 

Zen and the art of domestication

It finally happened. I bought a new lawn mower last week and could barely contain my excitement when I mowed my lawn with it. How did this happen? I thought I’d be the last person to genuinely look...

 
 By Ethan Bundy    Opinion    August 12, 2020

A historic person that inspired me: Maj. John Wesley Powell

(Publisher’s note: this was the winning essay in the sixth grade division of a contest hosted by the Sweetwater County Historical Museum.) John Wesley Powell was a very historical figure in Green River history. He was a soldier, geologist,...

 
 By Allona Bown    Opinion    August 12, 2020

Pioneering equality for women

(Publisher’s note: this was the winning essay in the seventh grade division of a contest hosted by the Sweetwater County Historical Museum.) Over 150 years ago on Dec. 10, 1869 arguably one of the most memorable moments in history was put into...

 
 By Nick Reynolds    News    August 12, 2020

State readies for unique election

CASPER – As COVID-19’s interruptions on everyday life began stretching into the late-spring and early summer, voters around the country began looking toward their upcoming elections – and a pivotal presidential election in November – with...

 

Four seek election to House Distinct 60

Voters in House District 60 will have to choose two candidates for the upcoming General Election in November. The candidates were asked a series of questions by the Green River Star and their responses to those six questions can be found below. 1....

 

County candidate discusses platform

Publisher’s note: Originally, this was intended to be a debate-style article similar to the House District 60 candidates article for the Republican candidates running for Sweetwater County commissioner. Unfortunately, only one candidate, Mary Thoma...

 
 By David Martin    People    August 12, 2020

City resident earns goat titles

Zackery Mikesell herded up a few impressive titles while showing his goat at the Sweetwater County Fair. Mikesell earned Senior Grand Champion Showmanship, Grand Champion Meat Market and Grand Champio...

 
 By Staff Report    People    August 12, 2020

County library hosts art exhibit

Nine local artists will have their work on display at the Sweetwater County Library. The artwork will remain shown along the library walls until the end of September. The Art Chat Invitational Exhibit features artists that have been involved in the...

 
 By Mike Koshmrl    News    August 12, 2020

Foresters try to keep up with demand

JACKSON - It was mid-morning when Lesley Williams Gomez's Bridger-Teton National Forest pickup truck inched up onto the sagebrush to make room along the seldom-traveled, graveled northern stretch of...

 
 By Shay Mahana    Sports    August 12, 2020

District hires softball coaches

Green River High School is one step closer to having a softball team with its recent hiring of a coaching staff. The team will be lead by head coach Blair Aimone. Aimone has several accomplishments in the softball world. She was most valuable player...

 
 By David Potter    Sports    August 12, 2020

Cowboys won't play football this fall

CASPER – For now, the plug has been pulled on Wyoming’s football season. The Mountain West on Monday announced the postponement of football and the rest of its fall sports indefinitely. In a release, the league said it will start to “explore...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    August 12, 2020

Hamel makes strong showing at Bellator

It may not have been the result he wanted, but “Magic” Mike Hamel came out of his first Bellator fight with a strong showing. Hamel competed at Bellator 243 against Adam Borics Friday evening,...

 

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