Articles from the September 10, 2014 edition

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Bear moved to Idaho facility

The black bear cub discovered and immobilized in town last week arrived safely in Idaho Friday. Lucy Diggins-Wold, Wyoming Game and Fish Green River Information and Education Specialist, said it took the bear 15 minutes to come out of the truck once...


Arrest nets Utah robbery suspect

A routine after hours check of Expedition Island early Sept. 1 led to the apprehension of a suspected Utah bank robber. During his check of the park, Officer Kent Hemphill came into contact with Sandy, Utah resident Robert David Bingle, who was...


FMC trona mine for sale

Looking to buy a business? The world’s largest trona mine is now for sale. News of FMC Corporation’s $1.8 billion purchase of Cheminova, a Danish crop production company, was also bundled with an announcement that the company plans to sell its...


Fire Chief remembers 9/11

The terrorist attacks on New York and Washington D.C. Sept. 11, 2001 left an impact on many people throughout the county. One of the people those events impacted is Mike Kennedy, Green River’s fire chief. Kennedy said it seems odd that there are...


Our view: Depot takes step in right direction

Last week, the Green River City Council voted to return a $1 million grant to the Wyoming Business Council which would have been used to renovate the U.P. Depot building. While this isn’t the first time the city voted to return renovation grant... Full story


Letter: Discussing the 9/11 flag

Dear Editor, This letter is directed to Jenna Whitcher. Two weeks ago, you attacked Councilman Mark Peterson about a flag that hangs in our yard. Well, what you forgot there is a second person that lives in that house, Mark Peterson’s wife. Her... Full story


Learn football at the library

OK, I’ll admit it. I’m not well versed in the sport of football. But it’s hard not to get into the spirit of the game this time of the year. I like the community spirit that comes along with football games and the lessons of teamwork that the s... Full story


Views change through the years

It’s interesting to see how opinions and thoughts tend to shift as the years pass by. While I’ll certainly admit that I haven’t been a working journalist as long as some of my colleagues at the...


Acting like its 1995 19 years later

I really would love to have one day where we could act like it’s 1995. I really don’t think it would be to much to ask, for that at least one day a week or possibly month, we could put our phones...


David Jesse Harvey

David Jesse Harvey, 64, of Rock Springs passed away Sept. 2 at the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City. He was born on Jan. 7, 1950 in Powell, the son of the late Jesse and Jacque Harv... Full story


James Oliver "Pappy" Hower

James Oliver "Pappy" Hower, 81, passed away on Aug. 28 at Kindred Care and Rehabilitation Center in Grapevine, Texas. He was born in Rock Springs on Aug. 11, 1933 to George Hower and Elizabeth... Full story


Jackie Dale Beasley

Jackie Dale Beasley, 65, of Thornton, Colo. passed away at the North Suburban Medical Center in Thornton, Colo.. Beasley was a longtime resident of Green River and former resident of Springfield, Mo.... Full story


University president outlines initiatives

University of Wyoming President Richard McGinity said the university is working to help the energy industry in Sweetwater County, as well as the rest of the state. McGinity visited Sweetwater County...


Sweetwater County supports WWCC employment initiative

Sweetwater County joined a growing list of entities officially recognizing the ACT Work Ready Communities initiative Western Wyoming Community College is spearheading. WWCC’s initiative has already been recognized by both chambers of commerce ACT,...


High school explores FFA club

Green River High School may host a chapter of the Future Farmers of America organization. Speaking to the Sweetwater County School District No. 2 Board of Trustees last night, high school principal...


Seniors move to music

On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, music fills the Golden Hour Senior Center cafeteria as seniors dance to the high-energy beat. Around 9:15 a.m. on those days, seniors gather for Zumba Gold and...


Green River woman finishes bootcamp

Green River High School graduate Brandy Stover didn't have much time to enjoy her high school graduation. Shortly after graduating, Stover was scheduled to start a 13-week boot camp May 27 at the...


Forensic anthropology library program set

Bones can tell a lot about a person's life. Looking at a person's bones is a way to tell if they had diseases, breaks or other lifestyle issues that may have impacted their life. Residents who would...


Couple celebrates 65 years

Ron and Darlene (McElroy) Wiebe were married 65 years ago in Carlton, Ore. They have three children Diana and Larry Wheeler of Bend, Ore., Linda Niday of Sheridan, Ore. and Michael and Charlotte... Full story


Couple celebrates 50 years

Roger and Frances Bohlmann celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with their family and friends at the Hampton Inn on June 21, 2014. The couple was married June 8, 1964 in St. Leo's Catholic... Full story


Lady Wolves notch 4 wins at Gillette tourney

It was a huge weekend for the Green River High School volleyball team as the Lady Wolves were able to do something not even the 2009 4A state championship team could accomplish. Competing with 23 other schools from a total of three states at the...


Coming home: Green River hosts Rawlins

After several weeks of fall camp and two straight weeks on the road, the Green River High School football team will finally make their first home appearance of the year Friday night against Rawlins....


Golfers gain experience, head to Casper tourney

Green River High School golf coach Nathan Loe knows that the 2014 team does not have a lot of experience, he just wants to see them continually improve as the season winds down. Loe said that they...


Wolves tennis destroys Rawlins

Last night, things could not have gone much better for the Green River High School tennis team. Playing at home against Rawlins, both the boys and girls teams came away with convincing victories over the visiting Outlaws. In girl’s action, Green... Full story


Despite tough field, cross country team posts solid second week

Last Saturday was a great opportunity for the Green River High School cross country team. Not only did the team face a challenging course at the Cardinal Classic in Soda Springs, Idaho, they also faced some top teams from around the Mountain West....


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