Articles from the September 29, 2022 edition

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  • Local carbon capture project expects to be world's largest

    Daniel Bendtsen, Contributor|Sep 29, 2022

    Sweetwater County is slated to become home to the world’s largest atmospheric carbon removal project within eight years, though the two companies planning the project, dubbed Project Bison, aren’t yet publicizing exactly where it will be located. The project is a partnership between California-based CarbonCapture Inc. and Texas-based Frontier Carbon Solutions. By 2030, Project Bison is planned to store five megatons of carbon dioxide annually — enough to offset about 0.1% of the carbon dioxide that the U.S. currently emits each year. CarbonCapt...

  • Bring on the Pink! It's time to paint our town pink

    LENA WARREN, MHSC Community Outreach Director|Sep 29, 2022

    Bring on the pink! It’s time to paint our towns. Sweetwater Regional Cancer Center staff would like to invite the community to help kick off Paint the Town Pink as we proclaim October Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A series of events will take place including the annual decorating contests among Rock Springs and Green River businesses. Paint the Town Pink will kick off with The City of Rock Springs on Monday, Oct. 3, with a community ribbon-tying event from 4-6 p.m. and a proclamation for the c...

  • Fire on Cumorah Way under investigation

    Green River Fire Department|Sep 29, 2022

    At approximately 4:52 pm on Monday, September 26, the Green River Fire Department, along with the Green River Police Department and Castle Rock Ambulance were dispatched to a report of a grass fire in the area of Cumorah Way in Green River. Assistant Chief Bill Robinson arrived on scene and discovered that it was not a grass fire but a structure fire involving a camper. The fire began spreading to both sides of the camper where a flatbed trailer, fence, and shed caught fire threatening a mobile...

  • Sleeping on the roof, encouraging summer reading

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Sep 29, 2022

    Last Thursday night, anyone driving by Harrison Elementary School might have noticed a tent on the roof. Anyone who stopped had the chance to wave to Harrison Principal Steven Lake as he made himself comfy on top of the school with his tent, mattress, chair, some snacks, and something to listen to. Lake spent the entire night on the roof to keep a promise to his students. Harrison Elementary set a goal for the school to work toward together - get up to 75,000 minutes of reading time over the...

  • Wyoming Hydrogen Hub Gaining Momentum

    TOM DROEGE, Williams PR and Media Specialist|Sep 29, 2022

    With the slightest hint of winter in the air, representatives from industry, academia and government came together in Sweetwater County on a recent September afternoon to commemorate the state's long history in U.S. energy production and the leading role it is taking in the next generation of energy, including scaling up and commercializing the use of clean hydrogen. Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon, meeting with industry employees and local elected officials in Wamsutter, spoke about the creation...

  • Governor appoints Schoenfeld Wy Innovation Partnership Executive Director

    The office of Governor Mark Gordon|Sep 29, 2022

    Governor Mark Gordon has announced Lauren Schoenfeld has been selected to serve as the Wyoming Innovation Partnership (WIP) Executive Director. Governor Gordon launched WIP to develop a resilient workforce and further focus Wyoming's economic development efforts. The innovative collaboration brings the state's higher education institutions and Community College Commission together with industry leaders and Executive branch agencies, including the Department of Workforce Services, the Wyoming...

  • Homecoming Game

    Pete Rust, Contributor|Sep 29, 2022

    After what was reported in pregame as one of their best weeks of practice, the Wolves took on the always tough Powell Panthers for the Wolves Homecoming game. The Wolves returned to opening kick off to the 37 yard line and with good field position the Wolves went mostly to their running game. The Wolves got good blocking from their offensive line and seven carries from their leading ball carrier Bracken Miller. A good run and reception from Jackson Mitchell and Miller scored on a run and the...

  • Lady Wolves make another big splash

    Jackie Finch, General Manager|Sep 29, 2022

    Head Coach Colleen Seiloff said the swim meet in Green River last Thursday went very well and they won the meet against Lander and Evanston. She said they traveled to Evanston on Saturday and also won the meet against Evanston, Kemmerer, Lyman, Rock Springs and Sublette County. "Some of the girls are getting tired but they were able to hang in there and were still able to cut times and some are getting their best times yet.", said Seiloff. She is impressed with how they're swimming and they're...

  • Volleyball wins Evanston and keeps improving

    Staff Report|Sep 29, 2022

    The Green River Wolves Volleyball team traveled to Evanston and won 3 of the 4 games on Thursday, September 22. Coach Jessica Demaret feels the girls came out against Evanston ready to play and were in control of the match most of the time. "They did take the 3rd set from us, but the girls bounced back well and were able to finish it in the 4th set. It was a fun night, Evanston is a hard gym to play in so to go on the road and get that win says something about our girls hard work and effort.",...

  • Cross Country girls take home first place at Saratoga

    Pete Rust, Contributor|Sep 29, 2022

    This past Friday the Green River High School’s Boys and Girls Cross Country Teams traveled to Saratoga. They competed in the Shanna Ward Memorial Invitational Cross Country meet at the Saratoga Inn Golf Course against teams from Burns/Pine Bluffs, Cheyenne South, Glenn Rock, Saratoga/Encampment, Rock Springs, Ft. Washakie, Rock River, Wheatland, Torrington, Rawlins, Mountain View, Kelly Walsh, and Manila, Utah. The boys team finished 5th out of the fifteen schools in the meet. Leading the way for the all Seniors boys team for the Wolves in t...

  • Boys and Girls Tennis team ends season at State

    Pete Rust, Contributor|Sep 29, 2022

    The Green River Wolves Girls and Boys tennis teams traveled to Gillette last week for the three day State Tennis Tournament to conclude their fall season. There were three days of play Thursday through Saturday at three different court locations in Gillette. Teams participating include; Green River, Cheyenne South, Laramie, Cody, Jackson, Rawlins, Natrona, Powell, Central, Torrington, Thunder Basin, Kelly Walsh, Campbell County and Rock Springs. The format for state championships is the same for...

  • Vehicle registration renewal cards get update

    JOE BARBUTO, Sweetwater County Treasurer|Sep 29, 2022

    Individuals who register their vehicles in Sweetwater County will see changes to the registration renewal cards they receive in the mail. Cards will now include an iOS and Android compatible QR code that will take the user directly to the renewal website when scanned by their smartphone or tablet. A person can then input the PIN included on the card directly below the QR code, fill in their payment information, and the Sweetwater County Treasurer’s office will send their new registration and tabs via USPS. According to Sweetwater County T...

  • Governor Appoints James Kaste to be a District Court Judge for the Third Judicial District

    The Office of Governor Mark Gordon|Sep 29, 2022

    Governor Mark Gordon has appointed James Kaste to be a District Court Judge for the Third Judicial District serving Lincoln, Sweetwater and Uinta Counties. Kaste’s appointment fills a new vacancy created by the addition of a fourth District Court Judge, which was authorized and funded by the 2022 legislature and signed into law by Governor Gordon in March. Kaste has worked in the Wyoming Attorney General’s Office since 2008 and currently serves as Deputy Attorney General for the Water and Natural Resources Division. He also served as Sen...

  • Game and Fish seeks information on deer illegally shot in GR

    Wyoming Game and Fish|Sep 29, 2022

    The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking information on a mule deer that was illegally shot in the city of Green River. The buck deer was found injured by elementary school students on Sept. 15 in the vicinity of Arkansas and Alabama Streets. Upon responding to the report of the injured deer, the animal was euthanized by department personnel. A necropsy was conducted in order to determine the cause of injury to the buck; department personnel determined the deer had previously been shot. Anyone with information on this or any other...

  • Game and Fish taking measures against zebra mussels

    Alex Hargrave, Wyoming News Exchange|Sep 29, 2022

    BUFFALO — Wyoming Game and Fish Department officials are increasingly concerned about the discovery of adult zebra mussels in Pactola Reservoir, a body of water just 20 air miles away from the state line in South Dakota’s Black Hills. To mitigate the risk of contamination in Wyoming’s waters, the department will decontaminate all watercraft that have been used in South Dakota within 30 days of crossing the border. During the decontamination process, according to the department, the inspector sprays the interior and flushes the interior compa...

  • Cokeville Miracle remembered

    Sharon R. Dayton, Cokeville Miracle Foundation|Sep 29, 2022

    Dear Editor, There is much about Wyoming that our visitors adore. Lots of room, peace and quiet - good neighbors and a great heritage. We’re the smallest state in the union - but a state of solid citizens. One of the most significant ingredients in this character is a belief in God and one of the most compelling types of evidence for that belief is the “Cokeville Miracle.” Recently, I have contacted our national senators and representatives with a proposal that we share our faith by promoting and creating a national memorial remembering that ev...

  • Police Reports for September 16 through 22

    Sep 29, 2022

    Green River Police Department reports for Sept. 16 At 11:33 a.m., officers and GRFD responded to a report of an explosion and the garage on fire on E 4th S Street. The Green River Fire Department arrived and extinguished the fire in the garage. Officers met with a subject, who was later issued a citation and arrested for alleged public intoxication. Officers gathered information and completed a report of the incident. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Sept. 17 At 10:46 a.m., officers responded to the city horse corrals for a...

  • Velma Romero

    Sep 29, 2022

    Velma Romero, 87, stepped into the presence of her Lord and Savior on Thursday, September 22 at Mission at Castle Rock Rehabilitation Center in Green River. She was a resident of Rock Springs for 59 years and former resident of Kemmerer. She was born on January 25, 1935 in Kemmerer, the daughter of August Borino and Katrina Segala Borino. Mrs. Romero attended schools in Kemmerer and was a 1953 graduate of Kemmerer High School. She married Merced Ralph Romero on June 7, 1958 in Kemmerer. He... Full story

  • Maxine Condie

    Sep 29, 2022

    Maxine Condie, 82, passed away peacefully at her home Tuesday, September 13, 20221 in Rock Springs, Tuesday. Maxine was a life-long resident of Rock Springs. She passed away from a long battle with Alzheimer's. She was born November 18, 1939; the daughter of Mike Zakovich and Mildred “Rusty” Foster. Maxine attended schools in Rock Springs and graduated with the class of 1958. She married the love of her life Robert Condie in June 4, 1961. This past June they celebrated their 61st wedding ann... Full story

  • Starlyn Marie Hruska

    Sep 29, 2022

    Starlyn Marie Hruska, 62, passed away August 28, 2022 at her home in Rock Springs, Wyoming. She was born on January 1, 1960 in Redwood City, California, the daughter of James and Agnes Purviance. She was a resident of Rock Springs for 13 years and was a former resident of California. She enjoyed having conversations with everyone she met. Starlyn also enjoyed making floral arrangements with her sister in the floral shop they owned and operated. Survivors include her sons Blake Watts of Rock... Full story

  • Raymond A. Richards

    Sep 29, 2022

    Raymond A. Richards, 80, passed away Sunday, September 18, 2022 at his home in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was a resident of Rock Springs for the past 30 years and former resident of Odgen, Utah. Mr. Richards died following a lengthy illness. He was born February 22, 1942 in Grand Junction, Colorado; the son of Raymond Richards and Olive Bates. Mr. Richards attended schools in Ogden, Utah and was a 1960 graduate of Ben Lomond High School. He married Sharon Armstrong October 6, 1973 in Farson,... Full story

  • Ralph Eugene Locke III

    Sep 29, 2022

    Ralph Eugene Locke III, 79, passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at his home in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was a resident of Rock Springs for the past five years and former resident of Worland, Wyoming. He died following a lengthy illness. He was born December 22, 1942 in Southgate, California; the son of Harold Bruce Locke and Evelyn Nash. Mr. Locke attended schools in California and was a 1962 graduate of Southgate High School. He received his Associates Degree in Math and Electronics from... Full story

  • Robert E. Johnson

    Sep 29, 2022

    Robert E. Johnson, 86, passed away on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, at Sage View Care Center in Rock Springs, Wyoming. Bob was a longtime resident of Rock Springs and a former resident of Bakersfield, California. He died following a lengthy illness. Bob was born March 18, 1936, in Rock Springs, Wyoming; the son of Nester Johnson and Hulda Jacobson. He attended school in Rock Springs and was a 1955 graduate of Rock Springs High School. Bob received his Bachelor’s Degree as a Civil Engineer from t... Full story

  • Jeanette "Jeannie" Collier

    Sep 29, 2022

    Jeanette “Jeannie” Collier, 83, passed away Friday, September 23, 2022 at her son’s home in Rock Springs, Wyoming. She was a longtime resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming and former resident of Vernal, Utah. Mrs. Collier died following a lengthy illness. She was born March 14, 1939 in Rock Springs, Wyoming; the daughter of Walter Keywatz and Melba Belman. Mrs. Collier attended schools in Rock Springs, Wyoming. She married Wayne Collier in 1999 in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He preceded her in death... Full story