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Articles from the September 15, 2022 edition

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Morris arrested

The sheriff's office has announced the arrest of the former executive director of the Young at Heart Senior Center in Rock Springs for what investigators describe as the suspected embezzlement of... Full story

 

Heroes' remembrance

The communities of Green River and Rock Springs, led by the firefighting forces in each city, are working to ensure Sweetwater County never forgets the horrors of 9/11 or stops honoring those who...

 

Mary Rosanna Muniz

Mary Rosanna Muniz, 93, passed away at her home peacefully surrounded by her family Saturday, September 3, 2022 in Rock Springs, Wyoming. She was a long-time resident of Rock Springs and former... Full story

 

Carl Edward Parsons

Carl Edward Parsons, 92, passed away on Monday, September 5, 2022 at Sage View Care Center in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was a resident of Rock Springs for the past 46 years and former resident of... Full story

 

Jean Leon Jauregui

Jean Leon Jauregui, 91, passed away peacefully at Parker Adventist Hospital in Parker, Colorado on September 5, 2022, after a brief illness. "Leon" had been living in Aurora, Colorado, near his... Full story

 

Richard Kriest

Richard Kriest, 88, passed away Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at his home in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was a resident of Rock Springs, for the past 54 years and former resident of Aliquippa,... Full story

 

Elma Maestas

Elma Maestas, 97, passed away Thursday, September 8, 2022 at Mission at Castle Rock Rehabilitation Center in Green River, Wyoming. She was a resident of Green River for 71 years and former resident... Full story

 

Marion "Midge" (Hodges) Cox

Marion "Midge" (Hodges) Cox, 81, of Gillette, Wyoming, passed away on 04 September 2022, at the University of Utah Hospital with family by her side. She was born to parents James William and Izora "Bu... Full story

 

Doris Lee Price

Doris Lee Price, 79, passed away Friday, August 13, 2022 at her home in Green River, Wyoming. She was a resident of Green River for 48 years and former resident of Illinois. She was born June 15,... Full story

 

Wyoming must look forward

Wyoming doesn’t need another warning that we can no longer rely on the fossil fuel industry to propel our economy and pay the lion’s share of our government services. We’ve seen for years growth in renewables like wind and solar. Coal plants...

 

Letter to the Editor: The loss of "nobody" is important

Dear Editor, I am just a nobody but if I was a someone that would be listened to, I would ask that people consider more regarding what their values could have in regards to a person’s life. Anyone who has been in trouble with the law knows that...

 

Green River Police Department reports for Aug. 29 - Sept. 11

Green River Police Department reports for Aug. 29 At 11:14 p.m., officers responded to a report of a barking dog complaint on South 5th West Street. Officers located the residence and attempted to make contact with the resident. Officers posted a not... Full story

 

Students get cooking in new facility

As Green River High School students get cooking this semester, they are doing so in a brand new culinary arts room. The high school hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the new facility last... Full story

 

Preparedness Fair will offer information for emergencies

Everyone who would like to learn more about how to be prepared to face an emergency is invited to attend the Emergency Preparedness Fair hosted by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The...

 

GR students outpace state in latest test scores

Students in Sweetwater County School District No. 2 continue to do better on Wyoming’s standardized tests than the average Wyoming student, according to the latest batch of data released Tuesday by the Wyoming Department of Education. Under the...

 

County Treasurer: Property tax bills will be mailed soon

Sweetwater County Treasurer Joe M. Barbuto would like to inform taxpayers that 2022 property tax bills will arrive in mailboxes over the coming days and weeks. Bills include the total amount owed, and allocations to taxing entities within the... Full story

 
 By Pete Rust    Sports    September 15, 2022

Wolves score big over Rawlins, win 48-0

Last Friday the Green River Wolves celebrated their first win in two years. The Wolves played host to the visiting Rawlins Outlaws, who were fresh off a big 39-7 win over Pinedale. To start the...

 

Volleyball team achieves victory and good sportsmanship

The Lady Wolves volleyball team has kept stepping up throughout the season, taking home wins and having a player recognized for her good sportsmanship. The Green River High School team's most recent...

 

Girls swimming team continues to gain speed

The Green River High School girls swim team headed to Lander last Friday for a duals meet and to Powell Saturday for an invite with seven other teams. During both meets the Lady Wolves posted impressive times and led in a majority of events. Against... Full story

 

Golfers get All Conference honors

The Green River High School Golf team powered through bad weather and still came away with several successes, including players taking All Conference honors, at the 3A West Conference Tournament in...

 
 By Pete Rust    Sports    September 15, 2022

Tennis teams improving with busy week

The Green River Girls and Boys Tennis Teams concluded a busy week as they traveled to Rock Springs Tuesday for a make up meet, took on Torrington High School in Laramie Wednesday, and played Cheyenne...

 
 By Pete Rust    Sports    September 15, 2022

Cross Country competes in regional meet

The Green River Cross Country boys and girls teams competed this past Saturday at the Chief Nation Invitational Cross Country Meet in Ethete, Wyoming against twenty teams with approximately 200 runners from schools from across the state. Ryanna...

 

Vincent's ride: Bikers make young man's dream come true

ROCK SPRINGS — The biker community made a young man’s dream come true Sunday morning. Motorcyclists from all over joined together to give Rock Springs resident Vincent Johnson, an 18-year-old with...

 

Fearing misconduct, lawmakers consider opening teacher personnel files

Spurred by constituent accounts of harassment and bullying by teachers and coaches, the Legislature’s Joint Education Committee debated Tuesday how to best hold K-12 employees accountable when they behave inappropriately with students. “I think...

 

Shell woman's podcast teaches listeners about Wyoming

GREYBULL - Podcast host Carla Mowell first got into podcasting when "This American Life" started posting show episodes online in the mid-2000s. "I had an office job, so when I was doing things that...

 

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