Articles from the October 24, 2019 edition


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  • Lady Wolves defeat Jackson Sat.

    Stephanie Thompson, Editor|Oct 24, 2019

    The Lady Wolves volleyball team lost one on the road and won a game at home this past week. Last Thursday, the Lady Wolves traveled to Evanston to take on the Lady Red Devils and lost in in five sets, 25-27, 25-11, 25-20, 23-25, 15-8. In the Jackson game, which took place Saturday at home, the Lady Wolves showed they are a force to be reckoned with and won in three sets, 25-12, 25-17, 25-18. Head coach Rikki Shantz said in their game against Evanston the Lady Wolves came out fired up and ready...

  • Wolves lose in Powell, season ends Fri.

    David Martin, Publisher|Oct 24, 2019

    The Powell Panthers closed the door on any opportunity the Green River Wolves had at securing a playoff game this year. The football teams clashed Friday night in Powell, ending with a victory for the Panthers, 26-14. Green River struggled with pushing the ball into the endzone, scoring two touchdowns despite four opportunities. This season, Green River has been unable to score more than 14 points a game. Green River's woes started early in the first quarter, where a fumble two plays into the ga...

  • Swimmers take 3rd in Gillette before Regionals

    Stephanie Thompson, Editor|Oct 24, 2019

    The Lady Wolves swimming and diving team came home in third place out of 17 teams. Last Friday and Saturday, the Lady Wolves traveled to Gillette for one of the biggest competitions they’ve been in all season long and to see where they stacked up against the other teams. “Gillette’s always nice because it’s got a lot of people from all over the state,” head coach Colleen Seiloff said. This was the last meet in the regular season and Seiloff was hoping to pick up a few more state qualifier...

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    Oct 24, 2019

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  • Judges' historic photos framed

    Stephanie Thompson, Editor|Oct 24, 2019

    They were placed in a cardboard box and stored in a maintenance storage facility. Even though some knew where they were at, they were forgotten by most. However, recently retired Third District Court Judge Nena James didn't forget and was on a mission to get a project taken care of before she officially retired Oct. 18. The items in the box were old photos, some in deteriorated frames and some without, of former Third Judicial Court judges who presided over Green River. "Judge (Jere) Ryckman...

  • Kids enjoy business visit

    Stephanie Thompson, Editor|Oct 24, 2019

    As the children entered, they were greeted with smiles and a warm welcome. To celebrate National Physical Therapy month, Peak Performance employees invited students from Harrison Elementary, Lincoln Middle and Green River High schools to their facility. Once the students arrived, owner Hayley Strauss, asked them to sit on the floor so they could talk about what they were going to do during the visit. Two visits were scheduled, one for the older students and the other for younger. Strauss asked...

  • Our View:Much to consider

    Oct 24, 2019

    As we watch the sixth-penny special purpose tax requests make their way in front of the Sweetwater County commissioners, we’ve come to realize just how much our cities and towns have come to rely on the tax. Without this tax, the cities and towns’ water, sewer, and road paving projects would start to dwindle and maybe even come to a halt as the state isn’t seeing as much funding as is has in the past. While the state continues to cut funding to cities and towns across the state, this tax has been a way for counties to come up with money to pa...

  • GR cats, kittens and more cats

    Jamie Green, Green River Police Department|Oct 24, 2019

    Green River Animal Control has seen an influx of cats and kittens this year, and the cat room has been overflowing. Animal control would like to encourage everyone to be a responsible pet owner. Keep track of where your cats are and if you have not seen them in a day or two please check with the animal shelter. Very few felines brought in have been reclaimed by their owners. Out of 155 cats and kittens incoming since January, 45 were adopted, 34 transferred, and only 24 reclaimed by their...

  • Bond reduction quashed

    David Martin, Publisher|Oct 24, 2019

    A motion to reduce Bradley Setzer’s bond to $250,000 was denied by Circuit Court Judge Craig Jones last week. Setzer is charged with attempted first-degree murder after allegedly attempting to shoot his wife through the front door of the couple’s Green River residence Aug. 25. Setzer appeared at a preliminary hearing Oct. 16 to determine if evidence presented against him supported probable cause and is strong enough to send the case to District Court. During the hearing, Setzer’s attor...

  • That's bumpy!

    Oct 24, 2019

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  • Over $151 million in requests made

    Stephanie Thompson, Editor|Oct 24, 2019

    As the sixth-penny special purpose tax requests start to pour in, the Sweetwater County commissioners will need to start prioritizing the projects. Sweetwater County cities and towns presented their sixth-penny project requests amounting to $151 million to the commissioners last week. This amount did contain the hospital’s request, but not the Sweetwater County Events Complex’ request, which would be an additional $24 million. The commissioners, especially Chairman Wally Johnson, have spoke pub...

  • Developer interest shines on 2nd solar farm proposal

    David Martin, Publisher|Oct 24, 2019

    A second solar farm might join the Sweetwater Solar facility off of Highway 372 if plans come to fruition. The second facility, referred to as the Raven Solar project, would be placed at the southeast corner of the Sweetwater Solar facility and is anticipated to generate 61 megawatts of electricity and have 24 megawatts of battery capacity on site. The site would encompass 350 acres of land. The project is being spearheaded by Energy of Utah, LLC of Sandy, Utah. The company's website describes...

  • Richard Aragon

    Oct 24, 2019

    Richard Aragon, 65, passed away Oct. 16, 2019. He was a longtime resident of Rock Springs, where he chose to live for most of his life. Aragon was born May 16, 1954, in Rock Springs, the son of Conrado Aragon and Juanita Sandoval. He attended schools in Rock Springs and was a 1973 graduate of Rock Springs High School. Aragon married Jill Taylor in Green River, they later divorced. He was an extremely talented welder, working for American Tank & Steel, which allowed him to be an important part...

  • Clayton Wilkerson

    Oct 24, 2019

    Clayton Wilkerson, 73, of Rock Springs passed away Oct. 15, 2019, at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. He was born Aug. 14, 1946, in Idaho Falls, Idah0, the son of Clayton and Ileen Hinez Wilkerson. Clayton married Tammi Osburn Wilkerson Feb. 28, 2003, in Las Vegas. He made his mark on everyone who met him. His passion, work ethic and outgoing personality was infectious to all who knew him. He owned and operated Wilkerson Welding for over 40 years, where he supervised and mentored many...

  • David Paul Lowe

    Oct 24, 2019

    David Paul Lowe, 42, of Green River passed away Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, at his home. A resident of Green River for the past year and former resident of Superior, Lowe had been in ill health for about one year. He was born May 20, 1977, in Rock Springs and was the son of Jeffrey David Lowe and Teresa Kay Syndergaard. Lowe attended schools in Green River. He married Nicole Lynn Gresham in Las Vegas on April 13, 2002. Lowe was employed by Redi Service as a truck driver. His interests included...

  • William "Bill" McCurtain

    Oct 24, 2019

    William "Bill" McCurtain, 98, of Rock Springs passed away Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, at Deer Trail Assisted Living. He was a lifetime resident of Rock Springs. He was born March 24, 1921, in Rock Springs, the son of Alpha and Mabel (Huston) McCurtain. Bill attended schools in Rock Springs and was a graduate of Rock Springs High in 1939. He married Mamie Blakely in Rock Springs Dec. 7, 1947, and she preceded him in death Sept. 26, 2010. Bill was a United States Army Air Corps Veteran of World War...

  • Gloria Candida Reyes

    Oct 24, 2019

    Gloria Candida Reyes, 82, passed away Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, at her home in Green River, surrounded by her family. She was a resident of Green River for the past 64 years and is a former resident of Reliance. Reyes was born April 30, 1937, in Arroyo Seco, N.M.;,the daughter of Demetri Medina and Amada Trujillo. She attended schools in Reliance and was a 1955 graduate of Green River High School. Gloria married Frank Reyes on Feb. 11, 1956, in Green River. He preceded her in death on December 21,...

  • Dixon Kean McElhannon

    Oct 24, 2019

    On Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, Dixon Kean McElhannon (MAC) passed away after a brief battle with cancer at the Memorial hospital in Rock Springs. He was born in Marysville, Calif., Nov. 9, 1939, to Saul and Effie McElhannon. He was the second youngest of eight children. Mac grew up in Nevada City, Calif., and then spent 14 years in the US Navy. He married Connie Sather, they had a son and later divorced. His past 30 years, were spent married to Marilyn McElhannon in Wyoming where he loved and learned...

  • Steven Susich

    Oct 24, 2019

    Steven Susich, 85, passed away peacefully, Thursday, Oct, 17, 2019, at his home in Rock Springs, surrounded by his loving family. Steve was born Aug. 20, 1934, in Mrkopalj, Yugoslavia, the son of Felix Susich and Regina Tadevich. He attended schools and served in the military service in Yugoslavia. Steve married Dragica Bucar June 15, 1959, in Delnice, Yugoslavia. In 1967, he brought his wife and daughters to the United States. He was a member of the Holy Spirit Catholic Community. Steve...

  • Zachary C. Griffiths

    Oct 24, 2019

    Zachary C. Griffiths, 28, passed away Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. He was a lifelong resident of Green River. Griffiths was born May 9, 1991, in Rock Springs the son of Tim Griffiths and Brenda Kraft. He attended schools in Green River. Griffiths worked for Crossfire as a foreman. Zachary enjoyed spending time with family especially his daughter, fishing, hunting, working on cars, and riding motorcycles. He was witty with an impeccable sense of humor that...

  • Andrew Robert Logan

    Oct 24, 2019

    Andrew Robert Logan, 86, passed away Thursday, Oct. 11, 2019, at the Beehive Home in Cortez, Colo. He was born April 4, 1933, to Robert Joseph and Barbara Young (Arnott) Logan in Rock Springs. His mother along with his grandparents, Andrew and Agnes Stoddard (Murray) Arnott had emigrated from Edinburgh, Scotland, by way of Ellis Island in 1913 and settled in Farson. His paternal grandparents John and Mary (Sloan) Logan settled in Helena, Mont., however their families made their way to American f...

  • Leona "Bebe" Dallmann

    Oct 24, 2019

    Leona “Bebe” Dallmann, 52, passed away suddenly Oct. 13, 2019, in Albuquerque, N.M. Leona was born in Espanola, N.M., May 22, 1967, to the late Manuel S. Arellano and Maria Arellano. Leona was raised in Gallina, N.M. and later moved to Green River. Leona attended schools in Gallina, N.M. and Green River. She was a homemaker for most of her adult life. She enjoyed working with children as a teacher’s assistant for many years. Leona married Joseph C. Dallmann Feb. 14, 1990, in Tucson, Ariz. They lived in Green River and Hanna. Later on movin...

  • Bernard Micheal "Ben" Nott

    Oct 24, 2019

    Bernard Micheal “Ben” Nott, 83, passed away at his home in Fremont, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, Born in Salt Lake City to Henry Ernest “Ernie” and Arlyne Carpenter Nott, he attended school in Green River, where he was an outstanding athlete. A mining engineer by trade, he worked on Flaming Gorge Dam and other major dam construction sites, and the construction of the Bart tunnels in Sand Francisco and Oakland. He was a rockhound, lapidary and silversmith and owner of a retail jewelry store, Jeweltrain. Ben enjoyed hunting and loved fishing...

  • Lantz Andrew Wallin

    Oct 24, 2019

    Lantz Andrew Wallin, 29, passed away Oct. 17, 2019, in Cheyenne. He was born Oct. 23, 1989, in Rock Springs, the son of Michelle Thompson and Ken Woolen. He was employed at NorTrak. Lantz was a devoted 49ers fan and loved spending time with his friends and family. Survivors include his daughter, Laila Wallin, parents, Michelle Thompson and Ken Woolen, brother, Daniel Thompson and wife Niki and their three children, sister, Isabella Denk, grandmother, Rachel Espino, aunts, Rosanna Moreno and husb...

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