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Articles from the September 5, 2018 edition

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A gift to the President

When President Donald Trump was elected to office nearly two years ago, he was the answer to one Green River resident's prayers. "We needed a President who would shake the country up and get us on...


Senior Center director will retire

After being the Golden Hour Senior Center's executive director for a little over three years, Sheela Schermetzler is ready for a new chapter in life when she retires. Schermetzler's last day will be...


Playground fun

Even though kids have only been at school a little over a week, recesses are always popular with students. The same was true for students at Washington Elementary School Friday afternoon. Gavin Wood... Full story

 By Pete Rust    Sports    September 5, 2018

Wolves football starts strong

The weather was perfect, the stands were packed and each team had a brand new coach and some inexperienced players for their first game of the season. Both teams played hard until the end, with Green...


Lady Wolves swim team takes 1st

The Lady Wolves swim team showed how the home-pool advantage can pay off by taking first this weekend against 10 other teams. The Green River High School Lady Wolves didn't have to travel this...


Volleyball team sees mixed results at tourney

The Lady Wolves volleyball team split the weekend with three wins and three losses. This past weekend the Green River High School Lady Wolves volleyball team traveled to the east side of the state to... Full story


Tennis team rocks the Tigers

Meeting for the second time in as many weeks, the Green River High School tennis team walked off the court with a win against the Rock Springs Tigers. The varsity players for both the girls and boys s...


Our View: It's time to reignite the rivalry

As the Wolves step out onto the gridiron this season, we know Wolves fans will be treated to great action. However, one thing continues to disappoint is the fact the Wolves won’t face the Tigers from Rock Springs. Admittedly, this is an old issue...


Yearning for better political discourse

I had an interesting experience a few weeks ago. I was involved in a political conversation between people of differing political beliefs and it was surprisingly pleasant. In 2018, political...


City improves ADA access

Last week, a very special swing set was dedicated to children with special needs in our community. The specialized playground equipment is the result of a partnership with a local Girl Scout Troop and the city of Green River. Girl Scout Troop No.... Full story


Trump should be cleared before Kavanaugh confirmation

Dear Editor, This is not about Kavanaugh. There are serious concerns about the process. The administration and the major party are now headed by an extreme narcissist and sociopath whose fitness to remain in office is daily becoming more and more...

 By Staff Report    City    September 5, 2018

Former mayor dies Thurs.

A former Green River resident and longtime mayor of the city died Thursday at his home in Laramie. Richard Waggener was born in Green River Jan. 24, 1930, and would become a key member of the community before leaving the city in 1988. Waggener was el... Full story


Airport seeks FAA grant funding

The airport director is seeking financial support from the Sweetwater County Commission and city of Rock Springs to pursue grant money for the design phase of the airport’s commercial terminal....


Mom charged with child abuse

A scuffle over a bag of chips and some dip has led to a mother being charged with two counts of child abuse. Cory E. McCoy, 31, of Green River recently appeared in the Third District Court of Judge... Full story


George Dryden Zebre

George Dryden Zebre died Aug. 28, 2018. He was born Oct. 8, 1952, in Kemmerer, the son of Emil A. Zebre and Frances Dryden. The best way to describe a father is a man who thinks "no matter where I...


Richard W. Waggener

Richard W. Waggener peacefully passed away surrounded by family Aug. 30, 2018, in Laramie, after a brief illness. He was born in Green River Jan. 24, 1930, to Fleetwood and Harline (Hutton) Waggener...


Velma Arlene Hanks

Velma Arlene Hanks, 90, passed away Aug. 29, 2018. She was a long time resident of McKinnon. Velma was born June 30, 1928, and raised in Lyman. She was the daughter of Adolph and Alice Youngburg and...


Edith Louise Lawrence

Edith Louise Lawrence, "Nana," 54, passed away peacefully Aug. 23, 2018, in Green River. She was born Sept. 20, 1964, in Lincoln, Neb., the daughter of Fred and Sharon Uhrich. She attended school in...


Arlene Ingle

Arlene Ingle, 80, of Rock Springs, passed away Aug. 30, 2018, at her home.  A longtime resident of Rock Springs and former longtime resident of Farson and Lander, Ingle died following a lengthy... Full story


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