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 By David Martin    People    August 24, 2016

Practice always makes perfect

While the school year started for most students last Wednesday, high school athletes started working hard a few days earlier. Practices for high school athletics started Monday of last week, with...

 

GR senior pinochle tourney draws crowd

There was lots of friendly competition and jokes about being dealt bad cards at the Golden Hour Senior Center Thursday during the pinochle tournament. Drawing inspiration from senior centers in Rock...

 

Baking for a cause

The aroma of cinnamon and fresh-baked bread overwhelm the senses. Following the blissful smell, leads one to Janice Castillon who is busily working in a sort of secret area behind the Golden Hour Seni...

 

Artists enjoy competition

Twenty four hours was all the participants in the live sculpting and 2D competitions were given to complete their work. Both Green River, Sweetwater County and out-of-state artists gathered at the...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    August 24, 2016

Students key in director's plans

For Tony Beardsley, athletic director of Sweetwater County School District No. 2, the philosophy is simple. “Everything we do should be done ... to benefit those kids,” Beardsley said....

 

Weather doesn't stop runners

It was a chilly, but wind-free morning Saturday as the runners lined up for the Run With the Horses marathon, half marathon and 10K. Shortly before sunrise, a group of about 127 runners from across...

 

GR teenager saves boy

It’s a sound no mother ever wants to hear. The sound of panic and fear in their child’s voice. Unfortunately, this is exactly the sound Green River resident Kymbrlee Smith heard Thursday...

 

Second deer survey?

Green River residents are once again being asked what their stance is on the deer population. After hearing from numerous residents at a Green River City Council workshop on the deer population in...

 

New fire department chief named

Green River will have a new fire chief, but it will not be a new face or name for the community to remember. This week, the city of Green River announced Green River Fire Department Capt. Mike Nomis,...

 

Senator enjoys GR shrimp boil

One person Green River residents have become accustomed to seeing at the River Festival's Cajun Shrimp Boil is United States Senator John Barrasso, R-Wyo. This year's shrimp boil was no different....

 
 By Staff Report    City    August 24, 2016

Underpass to open in October

Residents should get comfortable with detours if they frequently use the Union Pacific Underpass. The underpass closed Monday, with all traffic being rerouted down Flaming Gorge Way. The project, paid for through sixth-penny sales taxes, will...

 

Donald Thomas Newey

Donald Thomas Newey, 65,  of Green River passed away peacefully at his home Aug. 18, 2016. A longtime resident of Green River, Wyo., and former resident of Ogden, Utah, Newey died following a...

 

Mary Seivert

Mary Seivert passed away peacefully Aug. 4, 2016, from natural causes.  She was 101years old. Seivert was born Nov. 12, 1914, in Rock Springs, the daughter of John and Mary Karlin.  She had one sist...

 

Donald E. Cox

Donald E. Cox, 76, of Rock Springs passed away Aug. 17, 2016 at his home. A longtime resident of Rock Springs, and former resident of West Virginia, Cox died following a lengthy illness.  He was...

 

Wyatt Levi Kalivas

Wyatt Levi Kalivas, 18, of Superior passed away Aug. 13, 2016. He had been a longtime resident of Sweetwater County. He was born May 15, 1998, in Rock Springs, the son of Paul Kalivas and Kendra...

 

Wanda Mae (Jones) Lemmon

Wanda Mae (Jones) Lemmon, 87, of Thornton, Colo., passed away from natural causes on Aug. 7, 2016. A resident of Rock Springs from her birth until she moved to Colorado in 2011, she had been staying...

 

Betty Jean Sumner

Betty Jean Sumner, 85, of Rock Springs passed away Aug. 17, 2016, at her home. She was a longtime resident of Rock Springs and former resident of Williston, N. D. Sumner died following a lengthy...

 

Our View: Please host more events

With the conclusion of last weekend’s River Festival, summer events in Green River have ended for the year. While fall brings its own excitement to the city’s residents, we can’t help but feel that Green River should have more going on during...

 

Ready or not, here it comes

Going into my senior year of college is exciting, but it’s also quite scary. I look forward to another year of college, but I can’t help but stress about what happens when I graduate. I know I am not the first person to go through this stage in...

 

Graffiti hints to larger problem

Ugh. Whenever I see some spray-painted images imitating real art, I can’t help but silently rage at the fact that someone doesn’t take pride in their community. Some images spray painted onto a...

 

A shell at the Sweetwater County Museum?

Among the collection of artifacts housed at the Sweetwater County Historical Museum is a large shell horn. With a red and black wooden mouthpiece installed on one side and tied with a dark red cord, t...

 

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