Articles from the August 26, 2021 edition


Sorted by date  Results 1 - 19 of 19

  • Wyoming preps for less water as drought creeps up Colorado River

    Angus M. Thuermer Jr., WyoFile.com|Aug 26, 2021

    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 even more flows from the troubled waterway. The Department of the Interior on Aug. 16 said it would reduce water diversions to Arizona, Nevada and Mexico in 2022 after a scheduled August review set the restrictive sideboards for releases next year. Despite that curtailment, Wyoming plans to corral...

  • A tale of two taxes in Wyoming

    Nick Reynolds, WyoFile.com|Aug 26, 2021

    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 whether to raise taxes to pay for an independent community college district. The latest iteration was a reaction to significant cuts to Gillette College’s budget by the Sheridan-based trustees of the Northern Wyoming Community College District. In Johnson County, voters were given the choice to add 1% to...

  • GR firefighters battle hay fire

    Staff Report|Aug 26, 2021

    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, assistant chief of the Green River Fire Department, emergencies services were dispatched to a tractor-trailer fire at the intersection of Wyoming Highway 372 and Wyoming Highway 28. The GRFD joined firefighters from the Sweetwater County Fire Department and Bureau of Land Management Fire. Castle Rock Ambu...

  • COVID-19 spread continues across Wyo.

    David Martin, Editor|Aug 26, 2021

    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 coronavirus. The Wyoming News Exchange reported the Wyoming Department of Health linked 26 additional deaths to COVID-19 Tuesday. Three of those deaths were of unidentified Sweetwater County residents, two women and one man. In total, there have been 835 confirmed deaths related to COVID-19, 49 of...

  • Traffic down to 1 lane east of RS

    Aug 26, 2021

    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 milling and the eastbound bridges at Bitter Creek Interchange and Red Hill Interchange. The Red Hill Interchange at exit 139 eastbound off and on ramps are currently closed while work is underway. The westbound on and off ramp will remain open while work is underway on the eastbound lanes. The bridges...

  • Game and Fish seek information about poaching near Baggs

    Aug 26, 2021

    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 deer were wounded but still alive when Warden Olson responded shortly after 9 p.m. Warden Olson is seeking tips from anyone who may have information on this case. Tipsters can call the Stop Poaching Hotline at 1-877-WGFD-TIP (1-877-943-3847)....

  • Gerald Buckley Brown Sr.

    Aug 26, 2021

    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, 1940 in Rock Spring, Wyoming; the son of Avery Floyd Brown and Lolita Overy. He attended schools in Missouri and was a 1957 graduate of Summersville High School. Gerald married Mabel Maxine Brooks on November 13, 1958 in Saint Louis, Missouri, and she preceded him in death on November 22, 2019 in Rock...

  • Robert Donald Wurm Sr.

    Aug 26, 2021

    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 Rapids, Michigan. He was born on June 5, 1933 in Grand Rapids, Michigan; the son of Julius J. Wurm and Geraldine Santos. Mr. Wurm attended schools in Grand Rapids Michigan. He married Maria Elena Malinski on April 4, 1964 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She preceded him in death on February 21, 2013. Mr. Wurm...

  • Carl William Weskamp

    Aug 26, 2021

    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 Rock Springs, Wyoming in 1969. He met the love of his life Helen and they married on May 23, 1970 They had three children Carrie, Christi and Jeff. Carl was a loving husband, father, son, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and cousin. Carl loved his dirt bikes, desert racing, snow machining,...

  • Steven John McGilvra

    Aug 26, 2021

    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 graduated from Mountain View High School in 1995 before attending Scottsdale's Culinary Arts School. He worked as a chef for Great Expectation Catering. He enjoyed spending his time with his beloved children, playing football, golfing, and skiing. In April of 2017 he lost 85 percent of his left leg to...

  • Our View: Time to show our Greenbelt support

    Aug 26, 2021

    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 prepares to update its master plan for the first time in 30 years, Green River’s residents should show their love for the Greenbelt. We would like to see the Greenbelt Task force receive the kind of support it deserves. We would like to see the city’s residents willing to step up and volunteer for...

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

    Bob LeResche, Wyofile.com|Aug 26, 2021

    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 filed, biased “analyses” were publicized and Gov. Mark Gordon gained miles of press ink for “blasting Interior,” “standing up for oil and gas,” and whining before a Senate committee. A federal judge in Louisiana issued an injunction halting Biden’s lease sale “pause,” but the Department of the Interior c...

  • Prairie Doc Perspectives: Return to wellness

    Luke Mortimer, The Prairie Doc|Aug 26, 2021

    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 those knees. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic put a dent in our plan. Prior to the pandemic, this patient had been a borderline diabetic with some other medical comorbidities. Upon their return, we found a lot had changed. The patient had gained 30 pounds, decreased activity, and could not move a...

  • Green River police reports for Aug. 18-22

    Aug 26, 2021

    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 had the vehicle in reverse, but when they proceeded to accelerate the vehicle went forward over the curb and struck a sign post. Officers completed a report of the incident. At 12:54 p.m., officers responded to a report of a two-vehicle collision on Monroe Avenue. It was reported the first vehicle...

  • School receives buddy bench

    David Martin, Editor|Aug 26, 2021

    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 donated a buddy bench to the school as part of an initiative to have a buddy bench placed in schools. Other benches donated by the group were placed at North Park, Sage and Desert View elementary schools in Rock Springs. Buddy benches were created to help foster an environment of inclusiveness and...

  • Arts center calls for 'Sweetwater Landscapes'

    Aug 26, 2021

    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 encouraged to submit artwork that follows this year’s theme. The show will open Oct. 1 and remain on display through Oct. 30. “Over the years we have had a variety of themes including portraits, postcard-sized art, autumn, trains, and the color gold for our 50th anniversary,” said Debora Soule, CFAC director....

  • Arts center showcases Rock Springs artist in September

    Aug 26, 2021

    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 Wednesday, Sept. 1 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. for the public. To honor the Luana's family heritage, the show is entitled "Narava," the Slovenian word for "Nature." While moving to Rock Springs in 2019, Luana became aware that she had quite a few paintings. She thought it was about time to gather them together for...

  • Tennis team sees early successes

    David Martin, Editor|Aug 26, 2021

    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 between the Wolves and the Rock Springs Tigers taking place at home today. Harder said the girls squad has a lot of returning experience hitting the court this season. "They're ready to go now," Harder said, believing the group to be ready for mid and late-season play. The girls have won two of their...

  • UW, CSU restore bronze boot trophy

    Aug 26, 2021

    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 college football sidelines, it was beginning to show its age. That’s why, in January 2021, officials from Colorado State and Wyoming got together and decided the time was right to restore The Bronze Boot to protect it for the next 50-plus years of its existence and beyond. “I know both schools are e...

Rendered 06/18/2024 22:19