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 By David Martin    City    September 9, 2020

Winter storm pounds Green River

The snowstorm passing through Sweetwater County early Tuesday morning resulted in power outages in Green River, as well as lead to road closures and travel advisories issued throughout the state....

 

Lusk man featured on Discovery Channel show

LUSK – Todd Hoelmer's spot on Main Street is not a visible one. The white structure looks like an abandoned garage at first glance. Step inside, and it still looks that way, thanks to remnants of a...

 
 By Shay Mahana    City    September 9, 2020

Census period winds down for Green River

With the end of this year quickly approaching, it is time to fill out your 2020 census. The census can be filled out online, through a phone call to the number provided on the website or through the paper questionnaire sent by mail. The census asks...

 

WWCC group calls for layoff alternatives

Staff and faculty at Western Wyoming Community College are calling for alternatives to a plan they claim will lead to undue stress for employees laid off by the college. According to a release from...

 

Potential seen by Occidental land owners

CASPER — The new owners of 5 million combined acres of land and mineral rights in southern Wyoming say they plan to pursue opportunities to expand renewable energy development in addition to existing drilling and mining activity — a potential...

 

State sees 58 new confirmed COVID-19 cases

An increase of 58 laboratory-confirmed coronavirus cases in Wyoming on Tuesday — including 18 new cases in Albany County — pushed the number of active cases in the state up by 36. The Wyoming Department of Health, in its daily coronavirus...

 

Eric Conrad Branson

Eric Conrad Branson, 64, passed away in Green River, Wyoming August 28, 2020. Eric was born to William R. and Marianne Branson in Rolla, Missouri. He grew up working side-by-side with his Dad on the...

 

Laura LeAnn Maestas Schumacher

Laura LeAnn Maestas Schumacher, 37, passed away August 31, 2020 at Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, Colorado. Laura was a resident of Johnstown, Colorado, and a former resident of Green...

 

Lewis L. Brown

Lewis L. Brown, 73, passed away Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at his home in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was a resident of Rock Springs for the last 50 years and is a former resident of Missouri. Mr. Bro...

 

Noal Byron Haegele

Noal Byron Haegele, 72, passed away on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at his daughters' home. He was a resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming for the past one month. Mr. Haegle died following a lengthy...

 

John Vasquez

John Vasquez, 71, passed away Saturday, August 29, 2020 at his home in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was a resident of Rock Springs for the last 33 years and is a former resident of Helper, Utah. Mr....

 

Stephanie C. Sorensen

Stephanie C. Sorensen, 60, passed way suddenly in her sleep on August 29, 2020. She was a long-time resident of Rock Springs, WY. She was born on April 15, 1960 in Ogden, Utah, the daughter of Clevon and Dona Jensen. Stephanie worked for the...

 
 By Greg Johnson    News    September 9, 2020

Powder River Basin set to produce less than 200M tons of coal

GILLETTE — Under the right circumstances, carbon under pressure produces diamonds. But the intense pressure from multiple fronts now squeezing Powder River Basin coal is crushing the industry. Already struggling with weakening demand for U.S....

 
 By Pete Rust    Sports    September 9, 2020

Wolves struggle with Lander

The Green River Wolves football team started the season for the second year in a row against Lander Valley High School. Lander had the advantage of having already played a game defeating Pinedale...

 

Swimmers win Friday meet at home

Sept. 5 at GRHS 200-yard medley relay 1. GRHS A, 2:01.65 3. GRHS B, 2:19.11 200-yard freestyle 1. Courtney Clark, 2:12.39 3. Emilee Barnes, 2:20.45 4. Kaylee Peterson, 2:32.64 200-yard IM 2. Lauren Jensen, 2:23.51 3. Alexa Lauze, 2:28.86 4. Hailey...

 

Wolves tennis team dominates last week

Rock Springs at Green River Sept. 1 Singles 1: Gabrielle Heiser defeated Haylie Nandrup in two sets, 7-5, 6-2. Caeden Grubb defeated Nico Woolsey in two sets, 6-0 and 6-0. Singles 2: Megan Counts defeated Abbie Erramouspe in two sets, 6-0 and 6-1....

 

Golfers' season continues

The Green River High School golf team started their season in Star Valley two weeks ago, playing in two competitions. The team earned a fifth-place finish, scoring 379 during their first day in Star...

 

Imagining a fresh skate park

The skate park on Uinta is one of the most used recreational parks in Green River. When at the park, you can definitely tell it has had its fair share of wear and tear. After seeing how in need of some renovations the skate park was, I contacted...

 

The Prairie Doc: Passing the torch

When I was younger my parents would let me stay up late to watch “The Tonight Show” with Johnny Carson. I will never forget when it was announced that he would be leaving the show and Jay Leno would be the new host. I was shocked and upset. How...

 

Late courses available at Western

Western Wyoming Community College has late start courses available to students who missed the August 26 deadline, but still wish to make progress in their studies. Western is an award-winning institution and the Online Learning Program was rated...

 
 By Staff Report    City    September 9, 2020

GR police respond to vehicle crash at school

A three-vehicle crash occurred at Truman Elementary School on Shoshone Avenue last Thursday. Green River police report the female driver, driving a pickup pulling a small trailer, suffered a seizure at the wheel. This seizure caused her to loose...

 

Senior center hosts fundraiser to continue services

With the recent news that Wyoming will be eliminating funding for programs that serve seniors citizens, Golden Hour Senior Center needs the community’s help. The funding is being eliminated due to the first round of budget cuts caused by the novel...

 

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