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Wyoming preps for less water as drought creeps up Colorado River

As federal water managers declared the first-ever official Colorado River water shortage last week, a top official said he's confident Wyoming will responsibly implement its plans to store and divert...

 
 By Nick Reynolds    News    August 26, 2021

A tale of two taxes in Wyoming

Voters in Campbell and Johnson Counties weighed in last week on an issue that has long divided voters in Wyoming: whether to tax themselves for government services. For the third time in Campbell County’s history, voters faced the question of...

 
 By Staff Report    City    August 26, 2021

GR firefighters battle hay fire

A truck fire resulted in a long night for Green River firefighters Monday evening, causing a fire requiring the response from five other emergency response agencies. According to Larry Erdmann, assist...

 
 By David Martin    County    August 26, 2021

COVID-19 spread continues across Wyo.

Three more Sweetwater County residents have confirmed to have died as a result of COVID-19 as the county and state continue to deal with new infections spurred by the Delta variation of the novel...

 

Traffic down to 1 lane east of RS

The Wyoming Department of Transportation and contract crews from H-K Contractors Inc., have switched traffic to one lane in each direction on the westbound side of Interstate 80 east of Rock Springs from road marker 138-143 while crews work on...

 

Game and Fish seek information about poaching near Baggs

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking tips on a poaching incident near Baggs involving two buck mule deer. Baggs Game Warden Kim Olson said both bucks had been shot from Highway 789 just outside of Baggs on the evening of Aug. 10. Both...

 

Gerald Buckley Brown Sr.

Gerald Buckley Brown Sr., 80, passed away Sunday, August 22, 2021 at Deer Trail Assisted Living in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was a life-long resident of Rock Springs. Mr. Brown was born October 7,...

 

Robert Donald Wurm Sr.

Robert Donald Wurm Sr., 88, passed away on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at his sons' home in Green River, Wyoming. He was a long-time resident of Green River, Wyoming and former resident of Grand...

 

Carl William Weskamp

Carl William Weskamp was born in Elko, Nevada on March 8, 1940 to Louise and George Weskamp. He passed away on August 17, 2021 at the age of 81. Carl attended schools in Elko, Nevada and moved to...

 

Steven John McGilvra

Steven John McGilvra, 45, passed away on March 4, 2021 in Marana, Arizona. He was born on September 8, 1975 in Rock Springs, Wyoming, the son of Thomas J McGilvra and Kathleen S. Routh. Steven...

 

Our View: Time to show our Greenbelt support

The Greenbelt is something everyone in Green River can look at with pride. The pathway is used daily, even during the winter months, by people seeking to improve their health of enjoy a meditative stroll along the river. As the Greenbelt Task force...

 

Opportunity knocked for oil and gas fixes, Wyoming slammed the door

On Jan. 27, President Joe Biden signed an executive order pausing new oil and gas leasing on federal lands. Like Chicken Little, Wyoming and other resource colony states went apoplectic, predicting destruction of their economies. Lawsuits were...

 

Prairie Doc Perspectives: Return to wellness

I recently saw a patient I hadn’t seen in more than 18 months. This patient had previously come to me somewhat routinely for arthritic knees. Together, we constructed a conservative treatment plan to help increase activity and prolong the life of...

 

Green River police reports for Aug. 18-22

Green River Police Department reports for Aug. 18 At 8:37 a.m., officers responded to a report of accidental damage at Harrison Elementary School. Officers met with the driver of V1 who reported they were parked in a parking space and thought they...

 
 By David Martin    People    August 26, 2021

School receives buddy bench

Students who have no one to play with at Washington Elementary School will have a place to sit that shows other students they would like to join in on an activity. The Women's Club of Rock Springs...

 

Arts center calls for 'Sweetwater Landscapes'

The 15th Community Exhibit at the Community Fine Arts Center has a theme residents can likely relate to: “Sweetwater Landscapes.” Hosted each October, the exhibit is open to all artists from Sweetwater County. Artists of all levels are...

 

Arts center showcases Rock Springs artist in September

The Community Fine Arts Center is exhibiting a collection of watercolor, acrylic and mixed media paintings by local artist Luana Ingabrand during September. An opening reception will be held...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    August 26, 2021

Tennis team sees early successes

Green River High School's tennis teams have already started their season and Coach Phil Harder is happy with what he's seen so far. The Wolves have played three matches, with a fourth competition...

 

UW, CSU restore bronze boot trophy

It’s been fought over and celebrated with in football locker rooms for over five decades, and before its life in bronze began, it was on the foot of an American soldier, captain Dan Romero, on the ground of the Vietnam War. And, after 53 years on...

 

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