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Articles from the September 3, 2014 edition

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 By David Martin    City    September 3, 2014

Council returns depot grant

Citing declining revenues, the Green River City Council voted to return a $1 million grant issued by the Wyoming Business Council last year. The city will now attempt to apply for a different grant...


Bear cub wanders around city

Green River residents are used to seeing wildlife in town, especially deer. It's normal to see deer wandering down the streets, but residents had to do a double take when they saw a bear heading down...


Finding strength for Laurie

While they may not know her by name, most Green River residents will recognize Laurie Macioszek. For years, Macioszek worked at the city’s lone grocery store as a checker. What they may not know is that behind her smiling face, was someone who has...


Man missing after capsize

A 69-year-old fisherman from Riverton, Utah is missing after an inflatable boat he and his 62-year-old girlfriend were sharing capsized on the Flaming Gorge Resevoir. The Daggett County Sheriff’s Office in Daggett County, Utah reports they are...


New commissioner hopefuls enter race

Voters will get to have a few more options running for Sweetwater County Commissioner in the upcoming General Election Nov. 4. Randal “Doc” Wendling, who originally ran for commissioner as a Republican and withdrew has formally rejoined the...

 By David Martin    City    September 3, 2014

Work continues on ghost book

At this point, it’s no secret that the Sweetwater County Library has had some erie occurrences taking place inside its brick walls. For the past several years, Micki Gilmore, a reference librarian at the library, has worked with other employees to...

 By David Martin    City    September 3, 2014

Reminder: Stop for buses

A few people in town are learning the hard way why its not a good idea to pass a school bus with flashing lights. According to reports from the Green River Police Department, multiple residents have been cited for passing a stopped school bus, a...


Lucille Martha Grothe Hanks

Lucille Martha Grothe Hanks, 89, of Green River, died Aug. 28 at Mission at Castle Rock Rehabilitation Center.  A longtime resident of Green River and former resident of Manila, Utah, Hanks passed aw... Full story


Annette Schofield

Annette Schofield, 77, of McKinnon, died Aug. 26, at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County after a sudden illness. She was born Feb. 13,1937 in Rock Springs, the daughter of Harold Brady and Zelda... Full story


Zachariah David Kuck

Zachariah David Kuck, 24, of Rock Springs, died Aug. 25, 2014 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County after a lengthy battle with Leukemia. He was born March 3, 1990 in Grand Junction, Colo., the... Full story


John "Pinky" Angelovic

John "Pinky" Angelovic, 78, of Carlsbad, N.M. died Aug. 31 of cancer at home. He was born Feb. 5, 1936 in Rock Springs, the son of Joseph and Helen (Young) Angelovic. He was a lifelong resident,... Full story


Our view: Keep e-cigs from city youth

One of the biggest topics cities have worked to deal with during the last few years is how to legislate vaporizers and e-cigarettes. The devices are a replacement for tobacco-based products, often touting them as a safer alternative to traditional ci...


Letter: Hunters should act like sportsmen

Dear Editor: As a lifetime Green River resident and hunter I write this letter in disappointment. I take pride in the city and the people who live here. Residents enjoy the outdoor activities that are abundant in this area, and each September and... Full story

 By Pat Horn    Opinion    September 3, 2014

Get moving and get reading

With less lawn watering required and other outdoor projects rained out, these recent summer storms have allowed for extra reading. For me, nothing is more satisfying than to read an enthralling account as lightning, thunder, and watery percussion pro... Full story


An adventure in sunny California

Last week’s edition of the Green River Star featured a column I wrote about all the places I would like to travel. Well I’d now like to say that other than a trip I’ve already paid for to Las Ve...


The second year should be easier

As I drove away from my sons’ daycare, I was anxious about how one son’s day would go. Matthew, who is four and my oldest, started his second year of preschool at the Sweetwater County Child...


County museum gets support for photo grant

The Sweetwater County Museum received support for a grant application towards the purchase of the New Studio photo collection. The letter, which was approved by the Sweetwater County Commissioners Tuesday, is one of two that will be sent with a...


County successful with nuisance plan

A complaint-driven program devised to mitigate nuisance properties is finding some success in Sweetwater County. Speaking yesterday at the Sweetwater County Commissioners’ meeting, Jim Zimmerman, the county’s nuisance officer, said the program...


Preschool starts: kids ready to learn basics

While walking up to the Sweetwater County Child Developmental Center Tuesday morning, parents and children were bustling to get into the building. Many were stopping to take pictures outside of the...


Volunteer teaches bracelet making

It was an hour of fun and talking for those who attended one of the Mission at Castle Rock Convalescent Center's craft programs. On Friday morning, about six residents were painting their nails,...


Woman promotes children's book

Deciding what to write a book about can become overwhelming, but for former Green River resident Karen Cotton this was not the case. Writing and taking photos was something Cotton had always done. Cotton can still remember when she developed an...


Knit classes continue at CFAC

The knit students at the Community Fine Arts Center are living up to the saying “The more you learn, the more you want to learn.” An ongoing weekly knitting class is available for beginners and experienced knitters on Thursday afternoons.... Full story


GR church hosts guest speaker

Harvestime Church of Wyoming is hosting guest speaker Dr. George Johnson, the president of Harvestime International Inc. He will speak on “Go Into all the World.” Johnson will be ministering at Harvestime Sept. 12 and 13 at 7 p.m. and Sept. 14... Full story


GRHS homecoming events schedule

Thursday, KICKOFF- Sept. 4 Duel in the pool takes place at Monroe Intermediate School at 7:30 p.m. There will be an entrance fee that supports the swim team. Monday, Sept. 8 Dodgeball at 7:30 p.m. in high school main gym. Teams of six are required... Full story


GR couple united in marriage June 21

Candace Gregory and Austin Wuolle of Green River were united in marriage on June 21, 2014. The wedding to place at Immaculate Conception Church in Green River with Decan West performing the ceremony.... Full story


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