Articles from the September 28, 2023 edition

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  • Concerning safety

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Sep 28, 2023

    When it comes to ambulance service, safety is always a top priority, for both the patients and the ambulance employees. Recently, safety concerns among employees of Castle Rock Ambulance Service have led to discussions of whether or not a union could be formed, the resignation of the ambulance service's director, and changes to things like schedules to try to address concerns. Safety concerns Over the summer, employees of the ambulance service started to express concerns over some aspects of...

  • Eagle Scout builds drying rack for GRFD

    Staff Report|Sep 28, 2023

    The Green River Fire Department's jobs will be a little safer and easier thanks to the efforts of local Eagle Scout Hunter Rushing. The Eagle Scout Service Project is an opportunity for members of the Boy Scouts of America who've worked their way up through the scouting ranks to demonstrate their leadership skills by finding ways to give back to their community. In coming up with his Eagle Scout Project, Rushing decided to focus on helping the first responders who constantly serve the community.... Full story

  • Richard "Rick" Lee Blasi

    Sep 28, 2023

    Richard "Rick" Lee Blasi passed away Monday, September 18, 2023 at the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was a lifelong resident of Green River, Wyoming. Mr. Blasi died following a sudden illness. He was born April 05, 1954 in Rock Springs, Wyoming; the son of Reno Lee Blasi and Amelia L. Lee. Mr. Blasi attended schools in Green River, Wyoming and was a 1971 graduate of Green River High. He worked for FMC for 40 plus years and ill health forced his retirement in 2016... Full story

  • Gerald E. Ashley

    Sep 28, 2023

    Gerald E. Ashley passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at his home Thursday, September, 21, 2023 in Green River, Wyoming. He was a resident of Green River for 44 years and former resident of Clearfield, Utah. Mr. Ashley died following a courageous battle with cancer for the past six weeks. He was born March 14, 1957 in Green Bay, Wisconsin; the son of Russell Phillip Ashley and Donna Vannieuwanhouen. Mr. Ashley attended schools in Ontonagon, Michigan and was a 1975 graduate of... Full story

  • Josie Hilsendeger

    Sep 28, 2023

    Josie Hilsendeger, age 72, of Peoria, Arizona, passed away on September 10. She was born on July 16, 1951. Jose was an extraordinary person who loved life, and her smile would light up a room. She had a huge heart and loved everyone unconditionally. Her passing is truly a great loss for our family, and she will be dearly missed by all. Josie is survived by her husband, Steve Hilsendeger, her daughter Annette Archuleta, and her sons Matt (Annabelle) Archuleta, Mark Archuleta, Anthony Archuleta,... Full story

  • JoAnn Olah

    Sep 28, 2023

    JoAnn Olah, 91, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family in Rock Springs, Wyoming. She died following a brief illness. She was a resident of Rock Springs for 60 plus years and former resident of Winnemucca, Nevada and California. She was born October 23, 1931 in Rock Springs; the daughter of James Partington and Jeanette Zeiher. JoAnn graduated from Rock Springs High School Class of 1951. She married the love of her life, William J. Olah on March 10, 1956 in Rock Springs; they celebrated... Full story

  • Helen Marie Walker

    Sep 28, 2023

    Helen Marie Walker, 97, passed away Saturday, September 23, 2023 at Mission at Castle Rock in Green River, Wyoming. She was a resident of Green River for 77 years and former resident of Robertson, Wyoming. She was born December 1, 1925 in Robertson, Wyoming; the daughter of Wallace Bond and Marjorie Godfrey. Mrs. Walker attended schools in Mountain View, Wyoming and was a 1943 graduate of Mountain View High School. She Married Ren C. Walker November 5, 1945 in Ogden, Utah; he preceded her in... Full story

  • Our View: Castle Rock Hospital District needs to be more accessible

    Sep 28, 2023

    When it comes to government agencies, “transparency” is a key word. And agencies can’t be transparent without being accessible to their constituents. We expect the men and women we choose to lead us to be open and honest about what they’re doing, especially as it directly affects our lives and communities. This also goes for the special districts that serve us, including Castle Rock Hospital District. In the recent discussion of whether or not ambulance employees were allowed to unionize, Castle Rock stressed that it is an “exempt political...

  • Green River Police Department reports for Sept. 19 - 25

    Sep 28, 2023

    Green River Police Department reports for Sept. 19 At 8:11 a.m., officers conducted a traffic stop in the area of Upland Way and issued the driver a written warning for an alleged vehicle registration violation. At 9:54 p.m.,CSOs responded to a report of a parking violation. Officers met with the owner of a motorhome that was in violation, issued a notice to abate, and completed a report of the incident. At 10:19 a.m., officers responded to Smiths at 905 Bridger Drive for a report of found prope... Full story

  • Wolves' football players team up to paint "GR"

    Sep 28, 2023

    The Green River High School Wolves Football team recently painted the large white "GR" symbol on Mansface. The effort was organized by a team parent, and the paint was donated by Sherwin Williams to cover the over 5,000 square feet.... Full story

  • Brubaker elected President of Northwest Chapter of the AAAE

    Shannon Lucero, Airport Operations and Business Manager|Sep 28, 2023

    At the regular business meeting of the American Association of Airport Executives on September 21, 2023, Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport Executive Director Devon Brubaker was selected by his peers to lead the Northwest Chapter of the AAAE for the coming year. The Northwest Chapter is comprised of Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado and the Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Yukon, and Northwest Territory. The Chapter includes... Full story

  • Happy 50th wedding anniversary, Mark and Debbie Peterson

    Sep 28, 2023

    Mark and Debbie Peterson are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple was married September 29, 1973. Mark was born in Green River. Debbie was born in Evanston but moved to Green River at 19 with her family. She met Mark at a gathering, and they were married just two months after meeting. Their first child followed in one year, with their second child coming three years after. Mark is now retired from his work as an underground foreman at OCI and Debbie is retired from her work as... Full story

  • Third general surgeon joins MHSC

    Deb Sutton, Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County Marketing Director|Sep 28, 2023

    One of the numerous advantages of joining the general surgery team at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County is the hospital's commitment to securing a da Vinci Robotic System, according to General Surgeon Kyle Hoffman, M.D. He recently joined Dr. Brianne Crofts and Dr. Augusto Jamias at the General Surgery Clinic of Sweetwater Memorial. "Dr. Hoffman will be an excellent addition to our general surgery team and we are thrilled that he will be joining our hospital family," said MHSC CEO Irene Ric... Full story

  • Finding ways to give back to the community

    Sep 28, 2023

    Local businesses have recently been finding ways to give back to the community. Thanks to a donation from Rocky Mountain Power, the new Dog Park will be getting a bench. Rocky Mountain Power recently donated $1,500 to the City of Green River for the bench. Green River Parks and Recreation Director Katie Duncombe said "We extend our gratitude to the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation for their invaluable contribution towards our local dog park. With their generous donation, we will add a new bench.... Full story

  • Women's Club gives donations, plans upcoming events

    Marcia Volner, GFWC Womens Club President|Sep 28, 2023

    The GFWC Women's Club of Sweetwater County met on September 19. The meeting was held at White Mountain Library. The board members provided a taco/nacho bar for lunch. There wasn't a speaker as there was a lot of catching up to do after three months off from general meetings. We awarded grants to four Western Wyoming Community College students prior to the meeting. The winners are Dahlia Jordon working on Nursing, Emma Curtis working on Business Management, Delaney Gardea also working on... Full story

  • Swimmers come out on top during two duals

    Jackie Finch, General Manager|Sep 28, 2023

    The Lady Wolves Swimming and Diving team was able to take the weekend off after they hosted a dual against the Lander Tigers last Thursday and traveled to compete in a dual against the Rock Springs Tigers on Friday. During the dual against Lander, you could feel the excitement in the air as the scoreboard revealed the winners. Every point mattered. The ladies screamed with excitement and cheered when the final points were read over the loud speaker. The Lady Wolves once again beat Lander with a...

  • Powell Panthers pound Green River

    Pete Rust, Contributor|Sep 28, 2023

    The Wolves took the long bus ride to Powell this past week to take on the number three team in 3A, the perennial powerhouse Powell Panthers. Powell had outscored their opponents 189-31 to achieve their 4-0 record prior to their game with Green River. The Panthers had a number of players ranked high in a number of categories, both offensively and defensively. Playing on their home field, they were able to dominate the Wolves, gaining their fifth win of the season to remain undefeated with a 44-3...

  • Lady Wolves beat Evanston, lose to Jackson Hole Broncs

    Jackie Finch, General Manager|Sep 28, 2023

    The Lady Wolves Volleyball team hosted a match against the Evanston Red Devils on Thursday. It was a victorious win for the ladies as they won their first conference game of the year. Green River won the first set 25-22, the second set 25-15 and the last set 25-10. Highlights from the match against Evanston included Abigail Fuss with 17 digs during the game, Addison Demaret with an ace and several kills and blocks, along with several kills and blocks from Eva Murray and an ace and kills from...

  • Problem grizzly? Tribes find success diverting hikers in the Winds

    Mike Koshmrl,|Sep 28, 2023

    Art Lawson wanted to show actor Martin Sensmeier what the Wind River Indian Reservation was all about when he came through town this summer. So Lawson, the Shoshone and Arapahoe Fish and Game's director, took Sensmeier fishing in the backcountry. The actor - star of the upcoming film, "Wind River: The Next Chapter" - got a good glimpse of the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho's 2.2-million-acre reservation's wild landscape. "A bear just popped up right in front of camp," Lawson recalled of t... Full story

  • A new study from UW and Grand Teton shows complex relationship between foxes and people

    Christine Peterson,|Sep 28, 2023

    A red fox jumped into someone's golf cart in Grand Teton National Park a few summers ago, presumably looking for a snack. It wasn't the fox's first foray into begging humans for food, and it wouldn't be his last. After hopping on occupied picnic tables and stealing fish from ice fishermen, park rangers ultimately trapped and killed the creature. It's one thing for foxes to linger near campsites and pose for the occasional photo, it's another for a fox to hop up next to a person. Red foxes aren't... Full story