Articles from the September 21, 2023 edition

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For the youth

When it comes to helping the youth of Sweetwater County, it is important to understand the risks they face, the factors that could lead to future problems, and the available — and unavailable ...


City and county approve inmate housing agreement

With prices going up, local agreements need to be adjusted, including the agreement between Sweetwater County and the cities of Green River and Rock Springs concerning inmate housing contracts. The...


Melvin pleads not guilty

Jennifer ("Jennie") Melvin pleaded not guilty to charges filed against her during an arraignment last Thursday afternoon in the Third District Court of Judge Richard Lavery. Melvin, the City of Green...


RMP meeting moved, leaders ask for public comment period extension

The Bureau of Land Management's Resource Management Plan (RMP) for the Rock Springs Field Office has been the topic of much discussion lately, from government leaders to local wildlife groups. Amidst...


Putting Patches at the Park

The new Green River Dog Park sculpture, named "Patches," was placed at the dog park last Saturday morning. A ribbon cutting was hosted by the Green River Chamber and the Green River High School... Full story


Judge Sam Soulé

Judge Sam Soulé died September 13, 2023 in Rock Springs, Wyoming after a long life serving and supporting his community. Sam was born July 5, 1936 in Hampton, Virginia; the adoptive son of Hartley... Full story


Paul Dennis Blasi

Paul Dennis Blasi, 79, passed away September 7, 2023 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. He was a resident of Green River, Wyoming for over 30 years, and was a former resident of Granger, WY. P... Full story


John Edgar Blatter

John Edgar Blatter, 78, passed away September 9, 2023 at Central Wyoming Hospice and Transitions in Casper, WY. He had been hospitalized in Ogden, UT with complications from cancer. John was born to... Full story


Jason Jelaca

Jason Jelaca, 51, passed away on Thursday, August 17, 2023 at his home in Rock Springs, Wyoming. Jason was born January 24, 1972 in Rock Springs, Wyoming; the son of Joseph Jelaca and Pamela Jelaca.... Full story


Terri Jean Tarufelli

Terri Jean Tarufelli, 58, of Rock Springs, passed away on September 17, 2023 surrounded by her family. Terri Jean passed away due to health complications. She was born on February 26, 1965, to Eugene... Full story


Alfredo Acosta Jr.

Alfredo Acosta Jr., 22, passed away on September 14, 2023, in Colorado where he worked as a Machine Operator and Welder. His life began on November 28, 2000, in Alanta Georgia; the son of Alfredo... Full story


Don't forget your passport

As the month of September begins, people in Wyoming are focused on their kids going back to school and the start of football season. What many might not realize is that September is also Passport Awareness Month, a time to check your documentation,...


Letter to the Editor: Sidewalk disrepair concerns

Dear Editor, I have given up on walking on the Green Belt because of the number of unleashed dogs that are allowed to run free as long as they’re in control of their owners voice. I am afraid one of these “controlled “ dogs could attack me or...


Green River Police Department reports for Sept. 5 - 18

Sept. 5 At 8:55 p.m., officers responded to a report of domestic violence. Officers met with individuals who were involved in a verbal dispute. The parties separated and officers completed an incident report. At 11:14 p.m., officers responded to a... Full story


Fishing closures announced for Flaming Gorge Reservoir and Green River Region

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is dedicated to ensuring the sustainability of our diverse aquatic ecosystems. To that end, annual fishing closures are in place to protect spawning kokanee... Full story


Green River recognizes Hall of Fame inductees

Green River High School recently added several new GRHS graduates into the Hall of Fame. The inductees were honored during halftime of the Wolves varsity football game against Worland Friday night and... Full story


A different sort of play: Actors' Mission presents "Marat/Sade"

Many directors hope audiences will walk away from their plays with a particular feeling or thought. Shane Westfall hopes audiences walk away from “Marat/Sade” with that feeling being confusion,...


Lady Wolves annihilate the competition

The Lady Wolves Swimming and Diving team continues to annihilate the competition. On Friday, Green River competed against Evanston, Kemmerer, Rawlins and Rock Springs at the Rock Springs Invite....

 By Pete Rust    Sports    September 21, 2023

Wolves fall to Worland in close game

On a beautiful late summer evening this past week, the Green River Wolves, with a record of 1-2, took on the visiting Worland Warriors with a similar 1-2 record. The special night was also the "Hall...


Lady Wolves take a loss against Lady Trojans

The Lady Wolves Volleyball team hosted a match against the Kelly Walsh Trojans on Friday. The first two sets were an unfortunate loss for Green River as they fell to Kelly Walsh 14-25 and 17-25. The...


Golfers improve at State, Salas finishes impressive high school career

The Wolves Golf team competed in Worland this past weekend in the 2023 3A State Golf Championship, seeing an impressive finish to Senior Isabell Salas's high school golf career as well as improvement... Full story

 By Pete Rust    Sports    September 21, 2023

Tennis players take on tough competition at 3A Regionals in Cheyenne

This past week the Wolves Boys and Girls Tennis teams traveled to Cheyenne to compete in the 3A South Regionals on Friday and Saturday, September 15-16. The more experienced, older girls team finished fourth out of the seven teams competing, while...


Delta-8 - AKA 'diet weed' - could be criminalized in Wyoming

Wyoming has long had an adversarial relationship with smokable or edible intoxicants, and that may continue with delta-8 - colloquially known as "weed light" and "diet weed." Members of the Legislatur... Full story


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