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Articles from the August 25, 2022 edition

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Walk to End Alzheimer's comes to Green River

The Sweetwater County Walk to End Alzheimer's is coming to Green River for the first time in four years. The walk is held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide and is the world's largest...

 By Staff Report    News    August 25, 2022

Monkeypox in Wyoming

This week the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) announced the first monkeypox case in a Wyoming resident was identified in Laramie County. Dr. Alexia Harrist, state health officer and state epidemiologist with WDH, said public health... Full story


Mary M. Allen

Mary Michael Allen, of Cheyenne, passed away at Polaris Nursing Home following a short illness. She was born on April 3, 1944, in Indianapolis, Indiana to Clarence Marshall and Mary Collins. Mary M.... Full story


Floyd Johnny Ortega

Floyd Johnny Ortega, 67, of Green River, Wyoming passed away on Friday, December 9, 2016 at the Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah. A lifelong resident of Green River, Mr. Ortega died... Full story


Brian Matthew Kolczak

Brian Matthew Kolczak, 53, passed away about August 7, 2022 at his home in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was a resident of Rock Springs for 40 years and former resident of Idaho. Mr. Kolczak died... Full story


Stephen Harry Anastos Jr.

Stephen Harry Anastos Jr., 80, passed away Monday, August 15, 2022 at Mission at Alpine Village in Pleasant Grove, Utah. He was a life-long resident of Wyoming. He was born March 26, 1942 in Rock... Full story


James Franklin Baker

James Franklin Baker, 81, of Green River, Wyoming joined the lord on August 17, 2022. "Punk" was born on December 8, 1940 in Wallace, Idaho, one of seven children born to James Joseph Baker and Doroth... Full story


Mark Lee Hawks

Mark Lee Hawks, 74, passed away Saturday, August 20, 2022. He was born in Rock Springs, Wyoming on December 10, 1947, the son of Gary Hawks and Alice Harns. Mark graduated from Rock Springs High... Full story


New walk-in area for hunting and fishing in Sweetwater County

Wyoming Game and Fish Department - in cooperation with several private landowners - has established a new walk-in hunting and fishing area (Sweetwater #3) along the Green River. Historically, the... Full story

 By Jason Mower    County    August 25, 2022

Death at detention center being investigated

A death investigation is underway at the Sweetwater County Detention Center, sheriff’s office spokesperson Jason Mower announced last week. The individual, temporarily housed pending alleged state criminal charges, was found unresponsive at around... Full story


Twenty-four hour talent

A lot of art was created in Sweetwater County in the 24 hours from last Friday night to Saturday night.  Two different creative 24-hour events took place over the weekend. The Art on the Green and co...


Green River Police Department reports for Aug. 15 - 19

Green River Police Department reports for Aug. 15 At 8:07 a.m., officers responded to a report of a two-vehicle collision at Cedar Street and Elm Street. It was reported one vehicle was traveling northeast on Cedar Street. A second vehicle was... Full story

 By Deb Sutton    County    August 25, 2022

New surgical services director at MHSC

A familiar face is now at the helm of the Surgical Services Department at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. Registered Nurse Noreen Hove is the new Director of Surgical Services, a position she... Full story

 By Deb Sutton    County    August 25, 2022

Rock Springs physician assistant joins Internal Medicine Clinic

Shawn Rockey is now part of the team at the Internal Medicine Clinic of Sweetwater Memorial. Rockey, a certified physician assistant, is working with Internal Medicine Specialist Dr. Israel Stewart,...


17th annual Art on the Green event

The 17th annual Art on the Green event held August 19 and 20 was well received by the community. Forty-five artists from Utah and Wyoming competed in the 2D and 3D Art competition for 24 hours... Full story


Football team brings experience to starting line

The Wolves football team is ready for the new season, and heading in with a group of experienced players. "Currently, every starter on both sides of the ball is a senior," Head Coach Kevin Cuthbertson...

 By Pete Rust    Sports    August 25, 2022

Tennis team keeps swinging

After falling to a strong Jackson team in their first meet of the season, Green River's girls and boys tennis teams took the long bus ride north to Gillette to take on Thunder Basin and Campbell...


Volleyball team ready to compete

The Lady Wolves volleyball team has been working hard to prepare for their season and is ready to be competitive. "We are feeling very optimistic," Head Coach Jessica Demaret said. "We have had a lot...


State champion swim team returns to the pool

After winning the 3A state championships two years in a row, the Green River High School girls swim team is back in the pool and ready to take on another season. "I think that we have a great crew of...


Golf team continues strong start

Two weeks into the season, the Green River High School golf team is off to a fantastic start, according to Head Coach Karly Eyre, and she's excited to see where they go from here. "We're really...


Cross country team hits the ground running

The Green River High School Cross Country team is ready to run. Head Coach Craig Leavitt is especially excited about the returning talent in the girls team this season. “It’s a good girls...


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