Articles from the October 5, 2016 edition

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  • Green River teen dies in crash

    David Martin, Editor|Oct 5, 2016

    A 17-year-old Green River High School student died in a crash on Flaming Gorge Way Monday morning According to the Wyoming Highway Patrol, Maicy Braden was driving a 2002 Chrysler 300 at the intersection of Flaming Gorge Way and Uinta Drive. Braden was traveling south and attempted to drive through a red light when her vehicle was struck by a 2006 Volvo commercial truck driving west on Flaming Gorge Way, driven by 38-year-old Travis Holcombe, of Wisconsin. Another vehicle, a 2001 Ford van...

  • Local candidates report spending

    David Martin, Editor|Oct 5, 2016

    With almost any bid for public office, running a campaign means spending money. Candidates buy signs, advertising and mailers. Some go as far as to host parties announcing campaign kick-offs, completely catered. At the end of the primaries, candidates are required to file their contributions to the county clerk’s office, reporting what they spend and what was given to them. For candidates for the city of Green River, spending was kept to below $1,000 in those races. Robert Berg, who runs a...

  • Cheney receives more from outside Wyo.

    David Martin, Editor|Oct 5, 2016

    In the race for Wyoming’s lone House of Representatives Seat in Washington, D.C., much of the money donated has gone to Republican candidate Liz Cheney. According to the Federal Election Commission filings, Cheney has raised more than $1.4 million in her bid to represent the Cowboy State, more than 14 times the $98,540 amount raised by her opponent, Democrat Ryan Greene. Contributions to Cheney’s campaign in Wyoming total $287,786, representing 19.6 percent of her total contributions. The fil...

  • Gail A. Maynard

    Oct 5, 2016

    Gail A. Maynard passed away Oct. 3, 2016. She was born Aug. 20, 1955 and married Rick Maynard Oct. 28, 2005. They later divorced, but had a strong relationship. She loved to travel, make people happy, sing and play pool. She is survived by her three children, Vanessa, Brad and Nathan; grandchildren; and companion Rick. Services are pending.... Full story

  • From Katana to Covey at Monroe Intermediate

    Ruth Lauritzen, Green River Historic Preservation Commission|Oct 5, 2016

    New principal at Monroe Intermediate School, Anne Marie Covey, recently took charge of a renovated building with a history that is close to her heart. The school originally opened in September of 1963 under the administration of Tony Katana, who happens to be Covey’s grandfather. Katana, who passed away in 2013, was a well-respected educator and administrator who spent 20 years as principal at Monroe. Covey is proud to carry on the heritage of her grandfather who, she says, was, “a humble man, but a great man who had a huge impact on his tea...

  • Our View: Newspapers remain important

    Oct 5, 2016

    Newspapers across the county are celebrating National Newspaper Week, an observance usually made by printing verbose editorials celebrating the newspaper’s importance to the community it serves. We decided to take a different tactic. We decided to show you how a newspaper can continue to be valuable, even now. On the front page of the newspaper this week, we published two articles involving campaign finances. One focuses on what was spent in the local political contests for city council and county commission while the other highlights c...

  • Notes from Town Square: October in Green River

    Jennie Melvin, URA and Main Street|Oct 5, 2016

    Can you believe it is already October? Where did September go? The Green River URA/Main Street Agency finished up the Farmers’ Market season Sept. 14. We had a good season and best of all, it didn’t even rain every Wednesday like it did last year! The vendors really enjoy our Farmers’ Market and we sure appreciate the support of the community for this important summer event. We’re already looking forward to next year. October brings the cooler weather and some exciting events. Last weekend, the Green River URA/Main Street Agency hosted the Fir...

  • Calling all Sweetwater wizards

    Jacquie Kramer, Sweetwater County Library System|Oct 5, 2016

    October is the month when most think of Halloween. Over here at the Sweetwater County Library, we think of Harry Potter. For years now, we have worked hard each October to create the best, most realistic, and most fun Harry Potter party for you. We love doing it and we hope you love coming to it. The party starts at 1 pm.. on Saturday and this year, we’re celebrating “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,” the fifth book in the seven-book series. Everything is new this year – activities and crafts that you’ve never seen before. Begin by me...

  • Senator discusses flood bill, Obamacare work in Congress

    John Barrasso, U.S. Senator|Oct 5, 2016

    In Wyoming, we know how devastating floods can be to our communities. With Senate passage of a bipartisan water bill, towns across Wyoming are one step closer to improving dam safety and better preparing for floods. Senate Passes Bill to Help Wyoming Communities Prepare for Flood On Sept. 15, the Senate passed the bipartisan Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) by a vote of 95 to 3. This bill authorizes the Army Corps of Engineers to improve and maintain dams, inland waterways, ports, and projects to prevent flooding and ensure water delivery...

  • Device reveals county's nuclear past

    Amanda Benson, Sweetwater County Historical Museum|Oct 5, 2016

    This month’s featured artifact is a Geiger counter donated to the Sweetwater County Historical Museum by Arnold M. Hannum. Geiger counters are used to detect ionizing radiation, and similar objects have been used in the uranium mining business in Wyoming. This particular Geiger counter was produced by the Eberline Instrument Corporation of Santa Fe, N.M., and was copyrighted July 29, 1966 as the PRM-4 model. The Eberline Instrument Corporation was established in 1958 by Howard Clayton Eberline, a former employee of the Los Alamos Scientific L...

  • Green River dominates Jackson 55-7

    Pete Rust, Contributor|Oct 5, 2016

    Following head coach Don Maggi and his staff's goals for improving each week, the Wolves put it all together Friday night on both sides of the ball as their offense rolled to another impressive performance. The Wolves scored 55 points while the hard-hitting, swarming defense held the Jackson Broncs to only 69 yards in total offense for the game. A packed house on homecoming night was not disappointed as Green River got the ball to start the game and marched right down the field aided by a...

  • Wolves tennis ends its season on a high note

    David Martin, Editor|Oct 5, 2016

    The Green River High School tennis teams ended their season in Gillette during the weekend, finishing with great showings in both the boys and girls divisions. The boys team finished third overall, with the team of Andrew Halverson and Cody Lee winning the state title in the Doubles No. 2 bracket. Gregory and Patrick Marchal, defending state champions in doubles last year, reached the finals but fell to their opponents from Gillette. Coach Phil Harder said the Marchals’ last match was i...

  • Lady Wolves struggle at home

    David Martin, Editor|Oct 5, 2016

    The Lady Wolves Volleyball team had a rough afternoon at home against the Lady Plainsmen from Laramie High School. Green River was defeated, dropping three sets to Laramie, 25-22, 25-17 and 25-19. Throughout the match, Green River struggled to maintain a lead, as well as the varying offensive attacks the Lady Plainsmen utilized, frequently put the girls in a hole they were unable to escape from. The girls also were handed a loss in Evanston, coming up short in three sets. The Lady Wolves will...

  • Knights receive surprise donation from Illinois

    David Martin, Editor|Oct 5, 2016

    A surprise donation to the Green River Knights American Legion baseball team came as a result of an article published by the American Legion. Saturday, the Tom Whitmore Post No. 28 gave a $200 check to the baseball team initially sent to the post by Anthony Bialy, a veteran in Illinois. A letter from Bialy praised the post on the work done to rejuvenate itself from a dormant organization. “Do you really understand what you people did about building up your post,” Bialy wrote in the letter. “Yo...

  • Golden Hour will host Smart Driver Safety Course

    Staff Report|Oct 5, 2016

    Golden Hour Senior Center is offering a Smart Driver Safety Course to help older drivers stay safe, educated and confident behind the wheel. Everyone can benefit from a refresher course that helps them stay current with the rules of the road. With this course seniors will learn defensive driving techniques, proven safety strategies and new traffic laws and rules of the road. This program will help older drivers keep their independence and stay safe on the road. There are no tests to pass. Seniors can simply sign up and learn. Upon completion,...

  • Activity the key to brain health

    Staff Report|Oct 5, 2016

    Staff Report Brain health could be as simple as putting your right foot in front of your left. The majority of adults 40+ are not meeting the recommended 2.5 hours of moderate to vigorous exercise per week, according to AARP’s latest healthy aging survey. Those 40+ who do exercise, regularly, rate their brain health significantly higher than non-exercisers, citing improvements in their ability to: learn new things, manage stress, and make decisions. These findings directly align with recommendations that can be found within the Staying Sharp p...

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  • Association kicks off season

    Staff Report|Oct 5, 2016

    Staff Report The 2016-2017 concert season is the 77th year for the Sweetwater County Concert Association; and they have begun the membership campaign for the new concert season. The association is a local nonprofit group whose mission is to bring the best in live professional performing arts entertainment to the residents of Sweetwater County at the lowest cost possible. The association offers guaranteed seats for the four concert series to members of the association for one low membership fee. Because of this, county residents have the...

  • Students attend school wellness fair

    Staff Report|Oct 5, 2016

    On Sept. 28 the Sweetwater County School District No. 2 and the city of Green River held its 10-annual Wellness Fair for the K-6 students at Wolves Stadium and the Monroe Fields. The Green River High School students lead and assisted the presenters. This year, more than 50 GRHS students assisted with leadership for the Wellness Fair. The Wyoming Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports donated backpacks with health messages to each student. This annual fair focuses on giving the students a consistent message that their health, f...