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 By David Martin    County    August 15, 2018

Agencies seek impact funds

A new transmission line project cutting through southwest Wyoming will bring workers to the area, as well as impact funding to four counties. Last week, representatives of various local governments...

 
 By David Martin    County    August 15, 2018

Criticism mounts for Bank of the West

The Sweetwater County Commissioners aren’t the only ones upset with Bank of the West’s announcement to not fund certain oil-and-gas industry businesses. U.S. Sen. John Barrasso and Wyoming...

 

Tax figures finalized

Sweetwater County is going to receive about $2.37 million due to a tax error. In July, the Sweetwater County Commissioners were notified by the Department of Revenue that a Sweetwater County vendor...

 
 By David Martin    City    August 15, 2018

Rudoff won't seek re-election

A 16-year member of the Sweetwater County School District No. 2 Board of Trustees will not be seeking re-election. Trustee Ann Rudoff announced she would not seek re-election in the upcoming general...

 

Our View: Election is too important to miss

Next week’s primary election will be an important one for Green River, Sweetwater County and Wyoming. Republicans will have to chose their preferred candidates in a number of races which will set the tone for the general election in November. In...

 
 By Dave Dodson    Opinion    August 15, 2018

Wyoming needs new leadership and ideas

Wyomingites have to look no further than 2016 to remember the last time they were asked to vote the Political Party Purity Test over their own interests. Even though Donald Trump had given 38 percent of his donations to Democrats, voted in the...

 

Headlines about medical studies may be more enthusiastic than accurate

Headlines About Medical Studies May Be More Enthusiastic Than Accurate “Lowering Your Blood Pressure Could Stave Off Dementia,” heralded the headline from Bloomberg, which was not alone in delivering the “good” news. Time advised, “There...

 
 By Cindy Unger    Opinion    August 15, 2018

Demystifying business branding

Today, marketing messages fly at consumers from every direction. Competition for customer attention and dollars is fierce, and product differentiation is difficult. Yet, there are some companies that inspire passionate customer loyalty. Branding is...

 
 By Tom Gagnon    Opinion    August 15, 2018

Self interests dominate land debate

“Mr. Gagnon you’re out of order!” shouted the chairperson. It was Aug. 2, at the regularly scheduled meeting of the Sweetwater County Conservation District (SWCCD). It’s hard to make a point in a public meeting when you’re told to make it v...

 

James A. "Jimmy" Tune

James A. "Jimmy" Tune, 80, of Green River passed away Aug. 1, 2018, at George E. Wahlen Veterans Home in Ogden, Utah surrounded by his loving family. He was born Oct. 5, 1937, in San Diego, the son...

 

Patrick Smith

Patrick Smith, 32, a former resident of Green River, passed away at his home in Show Low, Ariz., July 29, 2018. He was an avid outdoorsman and was born in Rock Springs on June 2, 1986, to Ron and...

 

Cornelio Montoya Jr.

Cornelio Montoya Jr., 71, passed away Aug. 9, 2018, at his home in Green River surrounded by his family. He was a resident of Green River for 32 years and is a former resident of Granger. Montoya was...

 

Elizabeth Lee Kirts

Elizabeth Lee Kirts, 67, passed away Aug. 3, 2018, in Mesquite, Nev. She was born April 21, 1951 in Wichita, Kansas to George Ernest and Helen Myrtle Bell McDaniel. She lived in Rock Springs for many...

 

Rosalee Davidson

Rosalee Davidson, 68, of Green River, passed away Aug. 12, 2018, in Cheyenne. She was born July 31, 1950, in Billings, Mont., the daughter of Edmore Wuest and Ella Schutz Wuest. She attended schools...

 

Robert Lynn Anderson

Robert Lynn Anderson, 66, passed away Aug. 12, 2018, at his home in Rock Springs. He was a long-time resident of Rock Springs. Anderson was born April 17, 1952, in Nebraska City, Neb., the son of Ceci...

 

Student honored in Washington D.C.

A Green River High School student recently traveled to Washington D.C., to attend the Congressional Award Gold Medal Ceremony. Mary Harris joined 441 youth from across 41 states to received the...

 

Driver honored after helping WHP near GR

The Wyoming Highway Patrol awarded a Utah man the Colonel’s Commendation Award for helping to subdue a suspect who was attempting to get a trooper’s gun during an altercation on Interstate 80 in May. Darren Phillips, of Taylorsville, Utah,...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    August 15, 2018

Wolves begin tennis season

The Green River High School Tennis team had its first meet of the season during the weekend, taking on Jackson and Riverton. “We played well against Jackson and Riverton,” head coach Phil Harder s...

 

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