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Articles from the August 18, 2022 edition

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Primary election results are in

Voters across Sweetwater County headed to the polls Tuesday to make their voices heard and play their part in deciding who will fill leadership positions. Now the Wyoming primary election is over and... Full story


County tempers admin talks; three new commissioners to join board

Two-thirds of the Sweetwater County Commission seats will change in January after incumbent Commissioners Roy Lloyd and Jeffrey Smith lost their re-election bids during Tuesday’s Republican primary. Commissioner Randy “Doc” Wendling, whose...


David Robert Maxam

Long-time Green River resident David Robert Maxam passed away Aug. 3 in Kalispell, Montana where he had resided since 2016. David was born December 27, 1927 in Green River to Robert and Rose Maxam.... Full story


Gregory "Gibby" Scott Gibson

Gregory "Gibby" Scott Gibson, 66 passed away Thursday, July 28, 2022. He died from a sudden illness. He was a resident of Green River, Wyoming for the past 42 years and former resident of Fairbury,... Full story


Betty Joyce Sindle West Maez

Betty Joyce Sindle West Maez, 90, of Green River, Wyoming passed away at her home peacefully with her daughters by her side on August 7, 2022. Following Cremation, no services will be conducted at... Full story


LaRae Wood Rothe

LaRae Wood Rothe, 85, passed away peacefully with family by her side on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at her home in Rock Springs, Wyoming. She was a resident of Rock Springs for one year and four months... Full story


Lynda Abrahamson

Lynda Abrahamson, 73, passed away July 19, 2022 at her home in Longview, Texas. She was born to Warren and Ardith Harmison in Ogden Utah. She spent her childhood years in Labarge, WY but later... Full story


Ronnie Dean Pivik

Ronnie Dean Pivik, 76, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Thursday, August 11, 2022 at his home in Green River, Wyoming. Mr. Pivik fought a courageous three-year battle with Cancer. He... Full story


Deborah Oehler

Deborah Oehler, 66, passed away on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County in Rock Springs, Wyoming. She was a resident of Green River for 12 years and former resident of... Full story


Marilyn L. Thomas

Marilyn L. Thomas, 69, passed away Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at her home in Green River, Wyoming. She was a resident of Green River for 53 years and former resident of Colorado and New Mexico. She was... Full story


Robert "Bob" Muckley

Robert "Bob" Muckley, 83 passed away on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 surrounded by family in Denver, Colorado. He was a long-time resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was born September 3, 1938 in... Full story


Our View: Keep local politics respectful

One of the things Sweetwater County — especially Green River — prides itself on is having that small-town vibe and being a close-knit community. This doesn’t go away during elections. If anything, it becomes even more important.  We want the...


Green River Police Department reports for Aug. 9 - 14

Green River Police Department reports for Aug. 9 At 8:09 p.m., officers responded to a report of a two-vehicle collision on Uinta Drive. It was reported two vehicles were traveling northbound on Uinta Drive when a deer began to cross in front of the... Full story


Mine rescue national champions

Four local mine rescue teams from Genesis Alkali and Sisecam recently competed at the annual Mine Safety Health Administration National Mine Rescue Competition in Lexington, Kentucky. Every team came... Full story

 By Staff Report    People    August 18, 2022

New director comes to Child Developmental Center

The Board of Directors of Sweetwater County Child Developmental Center recently announced their new Executive Director Lori Lucero. Lori comes to SCCDC with twenty-four years of special education... Full story

 By Staff Report    People    August 18, 2022

Local FFA earns recognition

The Green River FFA chapter has recently received recognition for the program itself and one of its outstanding members. The Green River chapter was recognized in the 2022 National Chapter Award... Full story


GRHS Golf team putts into new season

The Green River High School coed golf team started the season with a strong day of competition at the Snake River Shootout in Afton last Wednesday. While the team only competed on the first day of...

 By Pete Rust    Sports    August 18, 2022

Tennis team starts the season at home

The Green River High School boys and girls tennis teams kicked off their season Saturday morning on a beautiful sunny day against a very good, seasoned Jackson team. Jackson's older, more experienced...


Green River celebrates National Night Out

Green River observed National Night Out last weekend. Friday evening, Red White Buffalo hosted a special National Night Out event with demonstrations by local law enforcement agencies including the... Full story


Wyoming soldier named best warrior of the Army National Guard

Sgt. Tyler Holloway, a fire support specialist with the 115th Field Artillery Brigade in the Wyoming Army National Guard, was named top Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year in the Army National...


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