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Articles from the September 30, 2021 edition

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Council: deer issue best solved by education

By DAVID MARTIN Editor A workshop regarding the deer in Green River underscores the difficulty the city faces in dealing with its resident deer herd. Reed Clevenger, Green River’s city...

 

GR educator named Wyo. Teacher of the Year

When Brittney Montgomery showed up to Harrison Elementary School last Thursday, she was expecting another normal day of teaching first grade. She didn't know that after the morning Pledge of...

 

Greenbelt survey shows support

The Greenbelt is a widely supported resource according to results from a survey initiated by the city and the Greenbelt Task Force. With 768 people completing a survey, task force chairman John Freeman said the results were “overwhelmingly...

 

Kayla Marie Lewis

Kayla Marie Lewis, 33, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021 at her home in Green River. She was a lifelong resident of Green River. Ms. Lewis died following a sudden illness. She was born on...

 

Bliss B. Ragsdale

Bliss B. Ragsdale, 50, of Laramie died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021 at Hospice of Laramie after succumbing to ALS. Donations can be made in Bliss’ memory to the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the ALS Association at als.org/rocky-mountain/...

 

David L. Swindell

David L. Swindell, 83, passed away on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He is a resident of Green River, Wyoming since 1992 and former...

 

Gerald "Dean" McCreary

Gerald "Dean" McCreary, 87, passed away on Friday, September 24, 2021 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was a resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming for the past five...

 

Mark Wayne Smith

Mark Wayne Smith, 52, passed away Sunday, September 12, 2021 at the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was a resident of Green River for 35 years and former resident of Penn...

 

Marvin Max Stark

Marvin Max Stark, 84, passed away on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was a long-time resident of Green River, Wyoming and former...

 

Our View: Ambulances should be free if tax is approved

Supposing the proposed 1% general purpose sales tax is approved, there are two things local governments should do: make the county’s various ambulance services a public service and provide ambulance service for free. Before anyone rushes to their...

 

The end of an era

My father was a coal miner. After learning about Bridger Coal Company’s plans to close its underground mine, I found myself thinking about him and his work. He was a miner throughout much of his...

 

"Dear Evan Hansen" is beautiful in its complexity

If you go see “Dear Evan Hansen” (and you should), bring a box of tissues and an open mind.  “Dear Evan Hansen” has been one of my favorite Broadway musicals since I first listened to the...

 

Letter: Don't trust the 'government-approved narrative'

Dear Editor, In support of your readers of a more independent mindset, those who harbor a healthy skepticism of government-backed science, I would like to direct your attention to one of many scientifically honest articles refuting the...

 

Letter: Residents should wear masks, get vaccinated

Dear Editor, The health of the children and adults in Wyoming should be the current number one priority of the State of Wyoming. Our hospital ICU beds and emergency rooms are full or nearing capacity. These emergency rooms and ICU beds are occupied...

 

Writer claims Ivermectin is valid treatment for COVID-19

Dear Editor, “Please don’t use Ivermectin to prevent or treat COVID-19.”  “That headline says it all doesn’t it?”  Impervious to his own advice, the editor spends several more paragraphs bludgeoning his readers lest they dare consider...

 

Green River Police Department reports for Sept. 21-27

Green River Police Department reports for Sept. 21 At 10:40 a.m., Animal Control Officers responded to a report of a dog bite on Mississippi Street. Officers met with an individual who reported their two dogs were fighting and they were bitten in...

 

Grubb announces departure from county library system

Sometimes living without regret means making big decisions.  This is true for Jason Grubb, who announced last week he is resigning from his position as the Sweetwater County Library System director....

 

Wolves tennis wraps up season

With three All-State mentions and a boys team that looks to be ready to compete for a state title, head tennis coach Phil Harder says he's feeling motivated after the state tournament. The tennis...

 

Swimmers continue their winning ways

The Green River High School swim team is staying strong with mostly wins at the midpoint of the season.  The team brought home two more wins last weekend, beating Lander at their dual meet on Sept....

 

Red Devils possess homecoming game

The Wolves took another loss Friday night as the Evanston Red Devils held them to only one touchdown during Green River’s homecoming game, winning it 27-7. While the Wolves’ previous outing with t...

 

Runners stay strong at Saratoga memorial meet

The harriers are posting good times according to head cross country coach Craig Leavitt. The varsity teams traveled to Saratoga to take part in the Shana Ward Memorial Invitational at the Saratoga...

 

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