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Articles from the August 29, 2018 edition

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Change of venue sought

Green River Councilman Allan Wilson is seeking a change of venue for a trial to take place on two counts of alleged sexual abuse of a minor citing there is no way he could have a fair trial in...

 
 By David Martin    County    August 29, 2018

Center may move from RS

Moving the backup dispatch center in Rock Springs to a new home at the Sweetwater County Justice Center could be costly for the Sweetwater County Combined Communications Joint Powers Board. The...

 
 By David Martin    City    August 29, 2018

Food program evolves over 9 years

Nine years has meant a world of difference to Sweetwater County School District No. 2’s Nutrition Services department. Linda Martin, director of nutrition services, discussed the program’s growth...

 
 By David Martin    County    August 29, 2018

Candidates file for boards

Eight candidates have filed to seek election to the Sweetwater County School District No. 2 Board of Trustees. Three positions are up for election with incumbents John Malone and Robin Steiss seeking...

 

Lance Christopher Diehl-Sellers

Lance Christopher Diehl-Sellers of Rock Springs passed away Aug. 26, 2018, at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. Lance was born Nov. 30, 1986, the son of William Diehl and Violet Ekenstam-Diehl...

 

Paul Wyant

Paul Wyant, 78, passed away Aug. 21, 2018, at his home in Green River surrounded by his family. He was a resident of Green River for 37 years and is a former resident of Kittanning, Penn. Wyant was...

 

Grace A. Fagan

Funeral services have taken place for Grace A. Fagan July 2, 2018, at Assumption Catholic Church in Welby, Colo. Grace was born in Denver April 5, 1921, and died in Denver June 24, 2018. She was 97...

 

Lawrence Michael Slocki

Lawrence Michael Slocki, 65, of Green River, passed away Aug. 26, 2018, at his home after a lengthy illness. He was born Jan.11, 1953, in Fort Worth, Texas, the son of Stanley Slocki and Emily...

 

Mildred M. "Millie" Zuehlsdorff

Mildred M. "Millie" Zuehlsdorff, 88, of Rock Springs, passed away Aug., 24, 2018, at Sage View Care Center. She had been a longtime resident of Rock Springs.  She was born on June 15, 1930, in... Full story

 

Our View: Slow down in school zones

As school has started in Green River, we’d like to remind residents to slow down while driving through school zones. After a long summer vacation where the zones didn’t apply, it’s easy to forget to slow down to 20 mph while passing by a...

 

Letter: Preferential treatment by city alleged in Killpack soil dispute

Dear Editor, Gary Killpack is an incumbent council person for Ward III in Green River, running for re-election. Recently, Gary Killpack had a house built at 1815 California Drive in Green River and needed dirt disposed from the excavation. Gary...

 

10 bunk beds built by volunteers

Several groups joined forces to build bunk beds for children who don't have any to sleep on. On Saturday, Rocky Mountain Power volunteers worked with United Way of Southwest Wyoming to complete a...

 

Children's honor choir auditions set for Sept. 6

Auditions for the 2018-2019 Sweetwater Board of Cooperative Educational Services Honor Choir Program will take place at the Sage Elementary School Sept. 6 from 6-7:30 p.m.  Also, as auditions are open and ongoing, they may be scheduled at any time...

 

Food drive sponsored at Labor Day picnic

The Southwestern Wyoming Central Labor Council wants to help alleviate hunger in Sweetwater County. The council will sponsor a food drive in conjunction with its annual Labor Day picnic. The picnic will take place on Labor Day, Sept. 3, from 11 a.m....

 

Green River Community Choir still has openings

The Green River Community Choir started Tuesday, but it’s not too late to join. The choir meets at 7 p.m. in the John Wesley Powell room at the Western Wyoming Community College Green River Campus. The cost is $20. Auditions are not necessary, but...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    August 29, 2018

Team building a major focus

“We don’t have a lot of kids, but we have a lot of good kids,” Green River High School’s head cross country coach Craig Leavitt said about his team. Leavitt said he’s working on building...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    August 29, 2018

Runners impress at GR invite

Green River High School's cross country team had a good early-season run during their annual invitational meet Friday. Head coach Craig Leavitt said both the boys' group and the Lady Wolves' lone comp...

 

Swimmers gear up for season

The Lady Wolves have been practicing for more than two weeks and it’s already paying off. The Green River High School Lady Wolves swim team has new goals this year and are ready to obtain them....

 

8 qualify for state after 1st meet

The Lady Wolves swim team traveled to Gillette for a pentathlon and relays and came back with a third-place finish and eight already qualified for state. Head coach Colleen Seiloff said the Green...

 

Improvement a goal for volleyball

“We want to improve every day,” head coach Rikki Shantz said. That’s this year’s goal for the Green River High School Lady Wolves volleyball team. Shantz said the team will have four seniors,...

 

Lady Wolves volleyball team starts season

The Green River High School Lady Wolves volleyball team officially kicked off the season with five games in Cokeville last weekend. Head coach Rikki Shantz said the team played and lost against teams...

 

Wolves tennis seeks excellence

The Green River High School tennis team will continue to improve on previous seasons this year. The team has improved over the past few years, climbing in the state tournament ranking at the end of their seasons, as well as producing state champion...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    August 29, 2018

Football season starts

The Green River High School football team’s season officially begins Friday with a home game against the Lander Valley Tigers. The game takes place at 7 p.m., at Wolves Stadium. The Wolves are...

 

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