Articles from the September 7, 2023 edition


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  • RMP concerns

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Sep 7, 2023

    "This proposed plan has the very real possibility of destroying Sweetwater County's economy," Commissioner Island Richards said of the Bureau of Land Management's recently-released Resource Management Plan (RMP) for the Rock Springs Field Office. The Sweetwater County Board of County Commissioners discussed the RMP during Tuesday's meeting, expressing their support for conservation in areas like Greater Little Mountain but also their concern that the BLM's preferred plan goes too far and would...

  • Animal Control plans improvements

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Sep 7, 2023

    The dogs at Green River Animal Control will have a little more space to play and possibly even better chances at finding their forever homes thanks to planned improvements to the yard area at the shelter, which will be made possible with donation funds. The Green River City Council approved a budget resolution to transfer funds for Animal Control during Tuesday night's meeting. The funds, which total $14,178, come from donations received by the shelter. The money had to be officially moved by...

  • Golden Hour Senior Center September Schedule

    Sep 7, 2023

    GHSC will host a Football Party this Friday, September 8, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will feature activities including a football toss, football trivia, and a football word search. The party is during lunch, which will include ribs, corn on the cob, coleslaw, scalloped potatoes, and sugar cookies. Another special event this month is a Downtown Walking Tour on Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 3 p.m. The group will meet at the Sweetwater County Historical Museum at the John Wesley Powell statue...

  • A month of awareness

    Sep 7, 2023

    September is a month full of awareness for important causes, which the Green River City Council recognized with proclamations at Tuesday night's meeting. The council recognized Blood Cancer Awareness Month, Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Diaper Need Awareness Week (September 18-24), Hunger Action Month, POW-MIA Recognition Day (September 15) and Suicide Prevention Awareness Month....

  • Angela Kay Martin

    Sep 7, 2023

    Angela Kay Martin was born Apr 16, 1962, in Rock Springs, WY to Edward Lee Martin, Sr. and Jeanette Kay Austin. She passed on Mar 2, 2020, in Denver, CO from complications with the fight against Multiple Sclerosis. Angela was preceded in death by her father Edward Lee Martin. Sr., brothers Vance Jameson Miller and Edward Lee Martin, Jr., her grandparents Ira A. Austin and Juanita Murphy Julius, Frances Baker Austin, Joseph H. Martin, and Nettie Slagle Martin. Angela was survived by her mother...

  • Jeanette Kay Leonard

    Sep 7, 2023

    Jeanette Kay Leonard was born Jan 25, 1943, in Green River, WY to Ira A. Austin and Juanita Murphy. She passed on Nov 28, 2022, in Denver, CO, due to kidney cancer, two months prior to her 80th birthday. She was preceded in death by her three children, Angela K. Martin, Edward Lee Martin, Vance Jamison Miller, her parents Ira A. Austin, Juanita Murphy Julius, stepmother Frances Baker Austin, her siblings Ruth Mary Doty, Norris Roy Austin, Shirlee Wood, & David Austin. She is survived by four...

  • Bonnie Jeane Callaway

    Sep 7, 2023

    Bonnie Jeane Callaway, 72, passed away August 26, 2023, at her home in Green River, Wyoming. She was a longtime resident of Green River. Bonnie was born September 9, 1950 in Provo, Utah; the daughter of Thomas Baker and Verona Cluff. She attended school in Utah and was a 1968 graduate of Provo High school. Bonnie enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She was an avid reader and an independent spirit that loved crafting with her hands; including beadwork, painting, metal work,...

  • Claudia Rae Troester

    Sep 7, 2023

    Claudia Rae Troester, 80, passed away Saturday, August 19, 2023 at Sage View Care Center in Rock Springs, Wyoming. She was a resident of Wyoming for 44 years and former resident of West Jordan, Utah. Mrs. Troester was born February 8, 1943 in Salt Lake City, Utah; the daughter of Richard G. Lucas and Odessa R. Smalling. She attended schools in Copperton, Utah. Claudia married the love of her life Glenn L. Troester Sr. July 16, 1960 in Centerville, Utah. She owned and operated Claudia's Floral...

  • Clara (Peternel) Tipp

    Sep 7, 2023

    Clara (Peternel) Tipp entered into eternal rest on July 25, 2023, just two days shy of her 95th birthday. She passed away in Pinole, California where her son and daughter-in-law reside. Clara was the youngest of six children and first generation American born to Frank and Mary (Kobler) Peternel on July 27, 1928, in (Blairtown) Rock Springs, Wyoming. A longtime resident of her birthplace, she moved just five years ago to Pinole, California to be closer to family due to health concerns. Clara...

  • Edward Jones

    Sep 7, 2023

    Edward Jones, 73, passed away June 30, 2023, at his home in Phoenix, Arizona. He was born October 16, 1949, to Harry and Lucille Jones in Rock Springs, Wyoming. Edward attended school in Rock Springs, graduating from Rock Springs High School in 1968. He then attended the University of Wyoming where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration in 1972. Edward spent most of his career in retail. While working at Den's Place, he became part-owner of Brass Oak, both...

  • Dorothy Bly

    Sep 7, 2023

    A Funeral Liturgy for Dorothy Bly, 79, will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, September 9, 2023 at Saint Patrick's Church in Wheatland, Wyoming with Father Hiep Nguyen as the Celebrant. The Vigil for the Deceased will be held at 10:30 A.M. Saturday, September 9, 2023 at the Saint Patrick's Catholic Church. Dorothy Bly passed away on Tuesday, August 29, 2023 at the Memorial Hospital of Converse County in Douglas, Wyoming following a lengthy illness. She was a former resident of Green River, Wyoming...

  • Lifelong Learning – On the court and in life

    Lu Sweet, Western Wyoming Community College Athletics Director|Sep 7, 2023

    I recently read an article in the April/May 2018 edition of Coach and the AD titled “Becoming Defensive-Minded: Eight Concepts to Help Teams Dominate Their Opponents” by Coach Nathan Livesay, and as I read it, I quickly realized that these concepts could actually help me in my life, not just as a coach on the basketball court. The first concept the author spoke of was that in basketball, as obvious as this seems, you must take care of the basketball as you head towards the goal. You must take care of it because of its value. It is the “th...

  • Green River Police Department reports for Aug. 23 - 30

    Sep 7, 2023

    Green River Police Department reports for Aug. 23 At 1:25 p.m., officers responded to the area of W Flaming Gorge Way and observed a property in violation of the City ordinance 17-1(a). Officers made contact with the owner and advised of the violation, issued a notice to abate, and completed an incident report. At 2:12 p.m., officers responded to the area of W Flaming Gorge Way for a report of a two-vehicle collision. It was reported one vehicle was reversing out of the parking area when the rear of the vehicle struck the front of a second...

  • Duncombe named new Parks and Rec director

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Sep 7, 2023

    The new Parks and Recreation director for the City of Green River is a familiar face. Catherine "Katie" Duncombe was recently named the new director and officially began her duties at the beginning of this week. "I am honored and excited to begin a new adventure in serving the citizens of Green River," she said. Even though she just became the director officially, Duncombe has been serving as interim director since April when the previous director, Brad Raney, resigned. And these last few...

  • Happy 50th anniversary, Mulveys

    Sep 7, 2023

    Steve and Teresa Mulvey are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple was married September 8, 1973 in Utah. Steve is retired from Tata Chemicals. The couple has four children: Justin Mulvey, Stephanie Anderson, Brittany Haney and husband Kurtis, and Brent Mulvey and wife Natalie. The couple also has 10 grandchildren: Ryland, Edward, Josephine, Charles, Abigail, Jace, Colton, Carson, Marissa, and Madilynn. The Mulveys celebrated their anniversary with a get together with family and...

  • Happy 90th birthday, Kennard Bigler

    Sep 7, 2023

    Long-time Green River resident Kennard Bigler is celebrating his 90th birthday. Kennard and his wife Carol were life-long residents of Green River. Kennard worked out at the trona mines for 42 years back when they were operated by FMC Corporation and was a mine supervisor. He was a member of the Green River Roping Club and participated in many rodeos and fairs in the area. He was also a rider in the Pony Express run for a number of years. Kennard's sons Wes and Terry grew up in Green River....

  • Lady Wolves conquer Fall Invite at home

    Jackie Finch, General Manager|Sep 7, 2023

    The Green River Lady Wolves Swimming and Diving team hosted their first meet of the season on Friday and Saturday. During the Green River Fall Invite, 10 teams showed up to compete on Friday and nine teams on Saturday. The Lady Wolves conquered the competition on Friday and Saturday and qualified many swimmers for State. The girls are showing up mentally and physically and are displaying determination and love for the sport. Several swimmers from Green River placed first in their events and the...

  • Volleyball competes at Evanston Border Wars

    Jackie Finch, General Manager|Sep 7, 2023

    It was another intense weekend of volleyball for the Lady Wolves as they traveled to compete in the Evanston Border Wars Tournament. With teams traveling from around Wyoming, Utah and Montana, there were back-to-back matches played throughout Friday and Saturday. The Lady Wolves' young team fought hard against the tough competition and came away with a few wins. On Friday, Green River played Bonneville (2), Idaho, and lost both sets. Next they played Juan Diego, and the girls played tough but...

  • Wolves beat Lander for first conference win

    Pete Rust, Contributor|Sep 7, 2023

    This past week the Green River Wolves hit the road to take on 3A rival the Lander Tigers in their conference opener for the 2023 season. The teams have a lot of similarities, including having new head coaches, both of whom have experience coaching 3A football. Lander's coach comes from coaching in Evanston, while Green River's Coach Blaine Christensen comes from Rock Springs. The teams also have similar numbers of players out for football, a good balance in the number of experienced and new...

  • Golfers finish regular season, prepare to host Conference

    Staff Report|Sep 7, 2023

    The Wolves Golf team finished up their regular season at the Pinedale Invitational last weekend. "Rendezvous Meadows Golf Course was in excellent condition and really challenged our team," Assistant Coach Danielle Salas said. "Many of our golfers rose to the challenge." On the boys' side, Sophomore Adam Robertson shot his personal best round of an 85 for a two-day total of 178. Robertson was only five strokes away from medalist honors. Junior Kaleb Gunter continued to impress and was in the top...

  • Tennis team takes on Rawlins and Laramie, sees mixed results

    Pete Rust, Contributor|Sep 7, 2023

    This past week the Wolves Tennis team was on the road with mixed results. On Thursday, August 31 they traveled to Rawlins. The girls beat the Lady Outlaws 3-2. The Lady Wolves’ #1 and #2 Singles players and #1 Doubles team all won their matches, while the #2 and #3 Doubles teams lost. The boys also succeeded in their team competition, winning 4-1, with the only loss coming in a close #1 Singles three-set match. The teams then traveled to Laramie on Saturday to take on a strong Plainsman contingent in both the boys and girls matches. Green River...

  • Lawmakers use power bill increase to target renewable energy

    Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile.com|Sep 7, 2023

    Fear and outrage about rising electric rates have set the stage for lawmakers to go after renewable energy and possibly throw up roadblocks to future wind and solar development in the state. Rocky Mountain Power has testified and submitted data to show that volatile fossil fuel pricing - including a spike in December that boosted Wyoming's revenue outlook - is the primary driver behind its staggering 30% rate hike proposal. But some lawmakers, and many of the utility's customers, say renewables...

  • Wyoming Cowboy Challenge Academy restart on hold due to staffing concerns

    Hannah Shields, Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange|Sep 7, 2023

    CHEYENNE — Officials from the Wyoming Military Department advised legislators against restarting the Wyoming Cowboy Challenge Academy until sufficient staffing for the residential program for at-risk youth is secured. Maj. Gen. Greg Porter, the state’s adjutant general, stressed to the Joint Transportation, Highways and Military Affairs Committee that a restart of the program isn’t possible until the staffing issue is resolved. “What I would offer — and I would tell the governor of Wyoming the same thing — until we are able to solve the s...

  • Judge: State must answer fact-finding questions in abortion lawsuit

    Aedan Hannon, Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange|Sep 7, 2023

    CASPER — Though the three-day bench trial that will decide the fate of abortion in Wyoming remains months away, the contentious legal battle over the state’s two bans continues to play out in Teton County court. Ninth District Court Judge Melissa Owens ruled last month in favor of the women challenging the bans after a monthslong clash over the fact-finding portion of the case, also known as discovery, forcing the state and the Wyoming Attorney General’s Office to answer questions about the laws and their meaning ahead of the trial. Owens...

  • Sweetwater County Sheriff's Office announces increased enforcement for out-of-state tags

    Jason Mower, Sweetwater County Sheriffs Office|Sep 7, 2023

    Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office today announced that it will be increasing enforcement efforts of the registration of out-of-state license plates for non-residents working in the state. By state law, any non-resident who is employed in Wyoming, either temporarily or full-time, and who owns or operates a non-commercial (personal) vehicle while in Wyoming must immediately upon employment purchase a temporary registration or obtain a valid Wyoming registration. The only exceptions to the law include full-reciprocity agreements with Idaho, N...

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