Articles from the September 30, 2020 edition


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  • County COVID numbers remain low

    David Martin, Publisher|Sep 30, 2020

    Monday marked the 200th day since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in Wyoming and while state’s confirmed numbers have steeply increased to nearly 1,100 as of Monday, Sweetwater County’s confirmed and probable cases remain low. According to data from the Wyoming Department of Health, the county has 10 active, confirmed cases of COVID-19, with another 19 unconfirmed and probable cases. Leading the state is Albany County with 230 active cases, with Natrona County having the sec...

  • Going to sharpen their claws

    Sep 30, 2020

  • Walk aims to raise domestic violence awareness

    David Martin, Publisher|Sep 30, 2020

    Whitney Sewell was described as a sociable, driven women with dreams of being an entrepreneur, loving to plan celebrations for friends and family. She loved her family and looked forward to what the future would bring, but the domestic violence she experienced, that she kept hidden from her loved one, would end in her death. An awareness walk in Rock Springs Oct. 17 aims to raise awareness to how prevalent domestic violence is in Sweetwater County, while memorializing a recent victim of it. The...

  • City continues receiving insurance estimates

    Staff Report|Sep 30, 2020

    The city is still working to receive damage estimates from the Labor Day storm that uprooted trees and damaged roofs throughout Green River. According to Steve Core, communications administrator for the city, said it has only received two estimates from the six damage claims the city reported to its insurance carrier. He said the total costs for damage to city property is still unknown, saying internal estimates vary between at least $50,000 to several hundred thousands of dollars. Core said the big ticket item the city will be claiming is...

  • Donald Munoz

    Sep 30, 2020

    Donald Munoz, 74, passed away on Friday, September 25, 2020 at Mission at Castle Rock in Green River, Wyoming. He was a resident of Green River for over 50 years and former resident of California. Mr. Munoz was born August 7, 1946 in Oxnard, California; the son of Martin Munoz and Bertha Chavira. He attended school in in Port Hueneme, California and was a 1965 graduate of Port Hueneme High School. Don married Susan G. Gorsuch - Slagowski November 17, 1979 in Las Vegas Nevada. She preceded him in...

  • Mary Katheryn Salas

    Sep 30, 2020

    Mary Katheryn Salas, 75, passed away on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at her home. When Mary was one years old she and her family moved to Green River, Wyoming from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in a 1929 Model A. Mary Attended schools in Green River, Wyoming and graduated from Lincoln High Schools in 1963. After graduation Mary moved to Denver, Colorado where she worked as a waitress in a cafe and met her dear husband Roy who also worked at the same cafe. Mary then went to work at Rocky Mountain Ortho...

  • Orin Lance Blasi

    Sep 30, 2020

    Orin Lance Blasi, 42, passed away Thursday, September 24, 2020 at his home in Green River, Wyoming. He was born June 11, 1978 in Rock Springs, Wyoming; the son of Paul Dennis Blasi and Betty May Frazier. Orin was home schooled in Green River, Wyoming and graduated in 1998 He married Kristine Ruth Leckberg on June 14, 2004 in Houston, Texas. They later divorced. His interests include poetry, street performing, music, and karaoke. Orin enjoyed traveling to all 50 States and Jamaica. He did not... Full story

  • Our view: Ignoring health guideline will cause spike

    Sep 30, 2020

    Conservative groups throughout Wyoming have been pushing resolutions to county commissioners which would push back on the state’s health orders and cite a person’s ability to make their own decisions regarding their health and precautions to adhere to. Most recently, such a resolution was passed by the Uinta County commissioners. A similar resolution, which also would have been nonbinding, was presented to the Sweetwater County commissioners weeks ago and died for a lack of a second -- meaning a second commissioner did not support the ini...

  • Game time: Trying to discover the killer lurking "Among Us"

    David Martin, Publisher|Sep 30, 2020

    Being alone isn’t nearly as bad as having someone else follow you through the darkened corridors. You know there are impostors amongst your group, but you’re never exactly sure of who they are. Is the person standing with you as you fix wiring near the administration room really just looking out for you as you work? Or, are they waiting for the opportunity to eliminate a fellow crew member during the few seconds your eyes are focused on your job? Worse yet, are they waiting for the opp...

  • Library exhibits quilts

    Sep 30, 2020

    There is something appealing about quilts -- maybe it is the bright colors or intricate patterns that draw the eye. Several pieces of quilted art are on display in the annual Sweetwater Quilters Open Exhibit at White Mountain Library now through October 31st. Local quilters participating in the display include Janet McCann with two unique purses and a patriotic themed table runner. McCann has been a seamstress since she was a child, but she did not start quilting until after she retired. She said she falls in love with the colors and designs...

  • Greater Little Mountain Area still at risk of special interests

    Joshua W.D. Coursey, Guest Columnist|Sep 30, 2020

    Over the years, I have been fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to show mayors, county commissioners, Governor (Mark) Gordon and other elected leaders and stakeholders around one of my favorite places in the world -- the Greater Little Mountain Area (GLMA). This special place is renowned for its breathtaking landscapes, cherished for its sought-after hunting and fishing, and deeply valued for its significant economic and cultural significance to Wyomingites. Newcomers are always stunned by the beauty of the wide-open spaces and wildlif...

  • Tennis team ends season in Gillette

    David Martin, Publisher|Sep 30, 2020

    The Green River High School tennis teams finished state outside the top three in 4A, but fought hard in their last competitions of the season. The Lady Wolves finished fourth overall, while the Wolves placed fifth at the state championships in Gillette. Members of the team took a state championship, with the Doubles No. 2 team of Braxton Cordova and Zach Friel earning the top prize in their division. In the Singles No. 1 division, Caeden Grubb worked his way to the second round before being...

  • Wolves win thrilling conference opener

    Pete Rust, Contributor|Sep 30, 2020

    The Green River Wolves traveled to Evanston this past Friday and came away with a close hard fought 23-20 victory. With the exception of too many penalty yards the Wolves showed the promise that all who know the athletes on the team have been expecting. It was Green River’s best all around game as they showed an exciting big play passing game to go along with a deep set of powerful and speedy runners. The defense came up with a number of huge defensive stands to stop Evanston who had a strong running game of their own and Green River’s def...

  • GRHS swimmers continue qualifying

    David Martin, Publisher|Sep 30, 2020

    The Green River High School girls swimming and diving team are at the midway point of their season and are well on their way towards accomplishing their team goal of more than 20 state qualifiers. Head swimming coach Colleen Seiloff said this year’s team is a strong group of swimmers and have qualified 15 for state. She said several swimmers have qualified for several events. “These girls are going to be very competitive,” she said. Seiloff said the girls are swimming tired, but continue to po...

  • Cowboy football will happen this year

    Davis Potter, Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange|Sep 30, 2020

    CASPER — Wyoming football is officially back. So is the rest of the Mountain West. After a week of various media reports, statements from university administrators and state officials, and rampant speculation, the Mountain West has become the third Football Bowl Subdivision conference to reverse course after postponing football and other fall sports indefinitely last month. The league announced Thursday night that UW and the conference’s other 11 football teams will play an eight-game, conference-only schedule beginning the week of Oct. 24 foll...

  • Longtime hospital CNO retires

    Sep 30, 2020

    Kristy Nielson once took care of a young woman whose virus left her unable to walk. The woman was a patient in the nursing unit of the hospital in which Nielson worked. "I and the others on the healthcare team were committed to seeing this young woman walk," Nielson said. "And, she did. She walked out of the hospital a year after she was first admitted. One day, about a month after she left the hospital, I saw her out in public with her friends. It is etched in my brain. She was having a good...

  • LMS student to appear on public lands podcast

    Staff Report|Sep 30, 2020

    A Green River student will appear on a podcast produced by Wyoming Public Media and the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Molly Stanton, 13, a student at Lincoln Middle School, joins two students from Cody in exploring the Bureau of Land Management and public lands for "Kids Ask WhY." The podcast features journalists aged seven to 13 asking questions and exploring topics related to Wyoming and the modern American West. Stanton will appear on the podcast's second episode, which releases Oct. 13....

  • Hospital aims to stop sepsis

    Sep 30, 2020

    Sepsis is the body’s extreme response to an infection. It is life-threatening and, without timely treatment, can rapidly lead to tissue damage, organ failure and death, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is a complication of an infection that can be contagious, but sepsis is not itself contagious, the CDC says. Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County’s Sepsis Project Team has worked to get the word out on sepsis, Gabrielle Seilbach, a nurse in the Quality, Accreditation and Patient Safety Department said. The tea...