Articles from the August 22, 2018 edition


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  • How one makes a masterpiece

    Stephanie Thompson, People Editor|Aug 22, 2018

    While all of the artists were inside the Expedition Island Pavilion sculpting clay statutes or painting, one was outside in the hot sun to finish his paining. Green River resident J.T. Schmidt was busy painting, but not with brushes. Schmidt took a more unconventional approach his painting and started off with spray paint and followed it up with the air brush. Schmidt said he uses just about everything on his paintings from spray paint and air brushes to markers and traditional brushes....

  • Children attend weekend events

    Stephanie Thompson, People Editor|Aug 22, 2018

    This weekend, children had the opportunity to see artists at work through the live sculpture and painting competition. While artists from all over gathered in the Expedition Island pavilion for the 24-hour clay sculpture and painting competitions called Art on the Green, Green River residents, their children and visitors from out of town walked through looking at the artists' work. The event is special because is allows adults and children the chance to speak with artists while they are working...

  • Many seniors attend indoor carnival

    Stephanie Thompson, People Editor|Aug 22, 2018

    Carnival games and food drew a crowd to the Golden Hour Senior Center Thursday morning. Some of the games seniors played included, ring toss, football toss, spin the wheel, disk drop, go fishing and pick a duck. When they weren't busy playing these games, seniors were having their arms or faces painted or trying their luck at Wii skee ball. Others were enjoying the great treats traditionally found at a carnival, including cotton candy, popcorn and funnel cakes. Once the residents got the feel...

  • Experience gained during summer

    Stephanie Thompson, People Editor|Aug 22, 2018

    Members of the Sweetwater Aquatics Team returned home from zones with more competition experience. SWAT Team coach Randy Walker said this year zones was hosted in northern California. The swimmers in this organization practice about nine times a week depending on their ability, level, age and their level of commitment. They also compete about once a month. What makes this team unique is it's composed of swimmers throughout Wyoming and they are competitive at both the age group meet and senior-le...

  • Wolves tennis team successful in Laramie

    Staff Report|Aug 22, 2018

    The Green River High School tennis team notched a few more victories over the weekend, defeating both Laramie and Torrington during competition in Laramie. On Thursday, the Wolves will travel to Rock Springs to take on the Tigers, with a second meeting between the two scheduled to take place Aug. 30. Tennis Results GR vs. Torrington Girls Singles No. 1: Haylen Cordova defeated Ei Glass in three sets, 1-6, 6-2 and 6-4. Singles No. 2: Anna Kimball was defeated by Sera Glass in two sets, 2-6 and 1-6. Doubles No. 1: Audrie Harrison and Kaitlynn...

  • Our View: Town needs a resident deputy

    Aug 22, 2018

    We’re convinced the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office should find a way to post a resident deputy in Wamsutter. During a recent meeting to discuss potential impact funding to be distributed in Sweetwater County, representatives of the town voiced concerns about law enforcement in their community, especially when they expect additional workers to live in Wamsutter during much of Rocky Mountain Power’s Gateway West transmission line project. The cost Wamsutter’s representatives expect to pay for its officer is $200,000, an amount that include...

  • Lifelong learning: Signs

    Lu Sweet, Western Wyoming Community College|Aug 22, 2018

    Tis the season for a lot of road construction. I was traveling for business not long ago and I couldn’t help but notice the many, many roads signs as I drove. I started thinking about signs we are “given” or that we give out in our every day lives. Let’s start with signs like “slow down,” and “stay in your lane.” I think these signs are good signs for life as well and not just for the roadways. As we travel through life, these signs remind us how to safely progress. Sometimes we should indeed slow down, and take stock in what’s going on...

  • Making one's voice heard

    Josh Coursey, Muley Fanatic Foundation|Aug 22, 2018

    A plethora of campaign signs representing numerous candidates all vying for the public’s vote marks the coming of election day through what has blossomed into more appropriately noted, another election season. Held with a similar dismay that I have with watching a professional baseball game, only to be distracted by the bombardment of advertising on any square inch of space to be sold, political campaigning is here to stay in the same way historic ball parks like Wrigley Field were named to bolster a commercial brand. While many of the c...

  • Voters oust Kolb Tues.

    David Martin, Editor|Aug 22, 2018

    In the end, all the signs and balloons didn’t help John Kolb get elected to a third term. Kolb was fourth overall in the Republican Primary for Sweetwater County Commissioner, being defeated Jeffery Smith, Roy Lloyd and his co-commissioner Randy Wendling. Kolb only performed better than Allan Jarnagin. Wendling led the field by more than 1,000 votes, amassing 3,163. The division between second and third place was a very slim margin for Lloyd and Smith. Smith received 2,072 votes while 2,029 v...

  • Bye-bye Bank of the West

    Stephanie Thompson, People Editor|Aug 22, 2018

    Sweetwater County will no longer send depositories to Bank of the West starting Oct. 1. During the Sweetwater County Commissioners meeting Tuesday morning, the commissioners voted unanimously to remove Bank of the West from its list of depositories starting Oct. 1. The commissioners stated they needed to make a statement against Bank of the West’s views. About two weeks ago, Bank of the West stated on its website blog.bankofthewest.com/change, “We will no longer do business with companies who...

  • Gordon loses county, wins state

    David Martin, Editor|Aug 22, 2018

    While Sweetwater County voters sided with Foster Friess in the Republican Primary Election, GOP voters across the state decided State Treasurer Mark Gordon would be their choice for Governor of Wyoming. Gordon will take on Democrat Mary Throne in the General Election. Throne defeated Kenneth Casner, Michael Allen Green and Rex Wilde for the Democratic nomination. Friess earned 1,692 votes in Sweetwater County, Gordon earned 1,217 votes, with Sam Galeotos receiving 1,028 votes, Harriet Hageman...

  • Former runner sent to prison

    Stephanie Thompson, People Editor|Aug 22, 2018

    A 19-year-old man who admitted to sexting and having sexual relations with a 16-year-old girl will serve prison time. Colton L. Minard, Green River, recently appeared in the Third District Court of Judge Richard Lavery at a sentencing hearing to two felony counts of sexual exploitation of children and one misdemeanor charge of promoting obscenity. In exchange for Minard’s guilty plea to one count of sexual exploitation of a child, he was given an 8-10 year prison sentence and the other c...

  • Take a look at that!

    Aug 22, 2018

  • County group combats human trafficking

    Stephanie Thompson, People Editor|Aug 22, 2018

    One Sweetwater County organization is trying to spread the word about how human trafficking and sex exploitation can happen in Wyoming and even in this county. For Christal Martin, founder and executive director of Sweetwater Against Trafficking, the fight to stop this from happening to other children is personal. About one year ago, Martin’s 12-year-old daughter was sexually exploited with a chat website that her daughter could access on her phone called Chatous. While the site seems p...

  • Margaret Elizabeth Warby

    Aug 22, 2018

    Margaret Elizabeth Warby was born in Jackson Hole on Oct. 18, 1924, to John and Francis Stacey. She died of natural causes at her home in Yuma, Ariz., on Aug. 3, 2018, after spending the day visiting with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. She grew up in Rock Springs where she graduated from high school in 1942. She married Jerry D. Warby, the love of her life, on Nov. 4, 1948. Soon afterwards they moved to Green River, where they raised their family...

  • Isabel Malinda Carter

    Aug 22, 2018

    Isabel Malinda Carter, 90, of Green River passed away Aug. 17, 2018, at the Mission at Castle Rock in Green River after a lengthy illness. She was born July 14, 1928, in Green River, the daughter of Edward Divis Morison and Maria Corina Segura Morison. She attended schools in Green River, both Washington Elementary and Lincoln High School. Malinda married Chester James Carter Sept. 22, 1951, in Green River. He preceded her in death Nov. 1, 2011. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of...

  • Mary G. Killian

    Aug 22, 2018

    Mary G. Killian, 94, of Rock Springs, passed away Aug. 17, 2018, at Mission at Castle Rock in Green River. A lifelong resident of Rock Springs, Mary died following a lengthy illness. She was born June 8, 1924, in Rock Springs, the daughter of Slovenian immigrant parents Joseph and Antonia Ravnikar Gosar. Mary attended schools in Rock Springs and was a 1942 graduate of the Rock Springs High School. Following graduation she worked for the Union Pacific Coal Company and later was employed by...

  • Marilyn D. Fedrizzi-Love

    Aug 22, 2018

    Marilyn D. Fedrizzi-Love, 63, of Rock Springs, passed away Aug. 10, 2018, at her home. A longtime resident of Rock Springs, Love died following a brief illness. She was born March 7, 1955, in Seneca, Mo., the daughter of Buckley Luther Riley Lewellyn Baggett and Virginia Ethel Setser Baggett. Love attended schools in Kemmerer and graduated in 1973 from the Kemmerer High School. She attended college at 40 years old and received many degrees. Love taught anthropology classes at Western Wyoming...

  • Stella Lou "Mandros" Cook

    Aug 22, 2018

    Stella Lou "Mandros" Cook, 75, passed away Aug. 9, 2018, in Casper. Stella was born Sept. 6, 1942, the daughter of Sam Mandros and Edith McFarland Mandros in Rock River. The family moved to Green River when she was one year old. She graduated in 1960 from Green River High School. In 1961, while working at Little America, she met and married Terry Fisher, who was in the Navy. They moved to San Diego, Calif., where their first daughter Sherry Fisher was born. They then transferred to Seattle,...

  • James While and Jacqueline While

    Aug 22, 2018

    A Mass of Christian burial for James While and Jacqueline While will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Friday at the Saints Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church, 633 Bridger Ave. in Rock Springs. Inurnment will take place at the Rock Springs Municipal Cemetery. Friends may call the church one hour prior to services. The family of respectfully requests donations in their memory by sent to Holy Spirit Catholic School, 116 Broadway, Rock Springs, Wyoming or the charity of the donor's cho...

  • Robert Bingham

    Aug 22, 2018

    Robert Bingham, 53, of Green River, passed away on Aug. 20, 2018, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on April 28, 1965, in Rock Springs the son of Francis and Phyllis L. Bingham. Bingham attended schools in Green River and was a 1983 graduate of Green River High School. He also attended the University of Wyoming for three years. He was a wireline engineer in the oilfield for 25 years. Robert enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family. Bingham is survived by...

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