Articles from the October 5, 2023 edition


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  • Fighting the BLM's RMP

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Oct 5, 2023

    Last week, roughly 1,000 Sweetwater County citizens showed up to get information about the Bureau of Land Management's Resource Management Plan (RMP) draft for the Rock Springs Field Office and voice their concerns over the plan. Both local and state government leaders are also voicing their concerns, to the point of writing letters to the BLM asking for a withdrawal of the plan. Public outcry By 3 p.m., when the BLM's open-house style public meeting about the RMP was set to start, a line of...

  • Citizens keep pushing to pave E 3 N Street

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Oct 5, 2023

    "We've got the most oddball problem you people have probably ever had put before you," Jim Rockhold told the members of the Green River City Council. "Here's a street that's 104 years old. The citizens are just asking for your help." This "oddball problem" of trying to get East Third North Street paved is one that Rockhold has been bringing to the city for over a decade, but one that continually gets delayed, primarily due to a lack of funding. Rockhold, and other concerned citizens, brought...

  • Tata Chemicals signs agreement with BWXT, hopes for future small-scale nuclear reactors in Wyo.

    Jon Conrad, Tata Chemicals|Oct 5, 2023

    Tata Chemicals North America Inc. is pleased to announce that its subsidiary, Tata Chemicals Soda Ash Partners LLC (TCSAP) has signed a cooperation agreement with BWXT Advanced Technologies LLC (BWXT) for a project supported by the Wyoming Energy Authority to assess the viability of deploying small-scale nuclear reactors in the state to provide heat and electricity to industry and to supplement existing power generation resources. Under the terms of the agreement, TCSAP and BWXT will work together to identify TCSAP’s energy needs in Wyoming, p...

  • Happy Homecoming

    Oct 5, 2023

    Green River High School celebrated Homecoming last week with multiple events, including the classic parade....

  • Donnie Lee Strozzi

    Oct 5, 2023

    Donnie Lee Strozzi, 63, passed away Wednesday, September 13, 2023 at Saint Marks Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was a resident of Rock Springs for 42 years and former resident of Montana. He was born January 23, 1960 in Fort Lewis, Washington; the son of Donald Strozzi and Shari Dull. Mr. Strozzi attended schools in Bozeman, Montana and was a graduate of Bozeman High School in 1978. He worked at Air Gas for 22 years and retired in 2017 as a CDL Driver. Mr. Strozzi enjoyed spending time with his daughter; video games, hanging with his...

  • Bell Dawn Kempthorne

    Oct 5, 2023

    Bell Dawn Kempthorne, 62, passed on September 10, 2023 at her home in Green River, Wyoming. She was born on October 12, 1960 in Germany, the daughter of Charlotte Anderson Cass. Bell married Chuck Kempthorne in Reno, Nevada in 1977. He preceded her in death. She enjoyed spending her time reading, cooking, watching television, babysitting her grandchildren, and being with her family. Survivors include her daughter Alma, and son Charles Kempthorne II. Cremation has taken place and there will be...

  • Vella Mae Hysell Fryburger

    Oct 5, 2023

    Vella Mae Hysell Fryburger, 93, peacefully passed away on September 14, 2023 just a week shy of her 94th birthday with the love of her family surrounding her. She was a resident of Mesa Valley Assisted Living in Mesquite, Nevada. Vella was born on September 22, 1929 in Robertson, Wyoming. The first daughter of Frank Hysell and Ida May Graham Hysell. Her younger years were spent in Superior Wyoming. Most of her life was spent in the Rock Springs/Green River Wyoming area. Ogden Utah, Las Vegas...

  • Edith Josephine Tombllin Mondragon

    Oct 5, 2023

    Edith Josephine Tombllin Mondragon, 75, passed away Sunday, September 17, 2023 at her home in Rock Springs, Wyoming. She was a long-time resident of Rock Springs. She was born February 18, 1948 in Comfrey, Minnesota; the daughter of Joseph and Helen (Elsing) Tomblin. Edith grew up in Minnesota and South Dakota. She married Vincent Mondragon May 24, 1980 in Rock Springs, Wyoming. Edith enjoyed quilting; camping; jigsaw puzzles and bingo. Survivors include two daughters, Susan Reents Dwelley and...

  • Jacqueline "Jacquie" Ann Dolce

    Oct 5, 2023

    Jacqueline "Jacquie" Ann Dolce, 86, passed away peacefully September 25, 2023 surrounded by her loving family at her home in Rock Springs, Wyoming. She was a lifelong resident of Rock Springs. Jacquie was born September 5, 1937 in Weiser, Idaho; the daughter of Dean Gookin and Lucille Del Pierre. She attended school in Rock Springs, Wyoming and was a 1955 graduate of the Rock Springs High School. Following graduation, Jacquie attended Denver Business College and received her degree in Business...

  • Dee Chester Wadsworth

    Oct 5, 2023

    Our loving husband, father, grandfather, great and great-great-grandfather, Dee Chester Wadsworth, returned to our beloved heavenly father on Wednesday, September 27, 2023 at home with his family and beautiful wife, Jeannie. Dee was born in Shelley, Idaho to Chester Parley Wadsworth and Electa Maria Saunders on May 27, 1926. He was the first of six children. He was a United States Army Veteran having served in World War II. Dee married his one and only true love, Uva Jeannie Taylor, on August...

  • David W. Madsen

    Oct 5, 2023

    David W. Madsen, 77, passed away peacefully at his home Friday, September 29, 2023, surrounded by his loving family. He was a resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming for 20 years and a former resident of St. George, Utah. David was born February 14, 1946; the son of Wayne R. Madsen and Marion Sorenson. He was a 1964 graduate of Granger High School and attended the University of Utah for two years. David married the love of his life, Kristine Lucas January 27, 1967 in West Jordan, Utah. He enlisted in...

  • Seth Michael Solano

    Oct 5, 2023

    Seth Michael Solano, 30, passed away Saturday, September 30, 2023 at his home in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was a lifelong resident of Rock Springs. Seth was born August 27, 1993 in Rock Springs, Wyoming; the son of Lesly Kaye Maser. He attended schools in Green River, Wyoming and was a 2011 graduate of Green River High School. Seth worked for Searle Brothers as a heavy equipment operator for 2 years. He enjoyed spending time with his family and was an avid fisherman. Seth loved camping, pottery,...

  • Karen Renee McGinnis

    Oct 5, 2023

    Karen Renee McGinnis, 57, passed away September 30, 2023 at Mission at Castle Rock Rehabilitation Center in Green River, WY following a battle with brain cancer. She was a former resident of Denver, CO. She was born on August 21, 1966 in Sacramento, California, the daughter of Billie and Ralph Mattinson. Karen attended high school in Rock Springs, WY and graduated with the class of 1984. She worked as the regional sales administrator for the Canon Corporation for 25 years until her retirement...

  • Our View: Celebrate newspapers

    Oct 5, 2023

    Happy National Newspaper Week! October 1 - 7 has been designated National Newspaper Week, and this year is the 83rd celebration of the week, with the recognition having officially started in 1940. October 7 is also Newspaper Carrier Day. The Green River Star is proud to be a trusted source of information, news, entertainment, and community highlights for Green River and Sweetwater County. We are also honored to continue to be a print newspaper, as we have been for over 100 years, being one of only two physical newspapers in the county. And we...

  • Letters to the editor: US flag missing from parade

    Oct 5, 2023

    Dear Editor, Well, Homecoming week of 2023 is over and in the books. I have raised five boys in Green River and have purchased many t-shirts for this week, from back when the elementary kids were bused to the beginning of the parade route. The parade route was down Uinta and the street was full of spectators. We purchased many t-shirts, starting with Jackson Elementary, Harrison Elementary, Monroe Middle School, Lincoln and of course GRHS, sporting our school spirit over the years. My boys participated in the home coming bonfire, hauling...

  • Green River Police Department reports for Sept. 26 - 29

    Oct 5, 2023

    Green River Police Department reports for Sept. 26 At 12:42 p.m., officers while on routine patrol observed what appeared to be an abandoned vehicle in the area of N 7th W Street. Officers tagged the vehicle with an abandoned vehicle notice and completed a report of the incident. At 12:55 p.m., officers while on routine patrol observed what appeared to be an abandoned vehicle in the area of N 7th W Street. Officers tagged the vehicle with an abandoned vehicle notice and completed a report of the incident. At 1:34 p.m., officers while on...

  • Museum exhibit highlights Green River history

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Oct 5, 2023

    Bringing the Sweetwater County Historic Museum's newest display to the Community Room at the County Courthouse has been an "all hands on deck" effort, literally. The exhibit not only brought together the history of father-son Green River natives Adrienne and A.K. Reynolds, multiple museum's collections, and members of the Reynolds family, but it also brought a vintage 17-foot boat into the basement of the Sweetwater County Courthouse. The exhibit officially opened last Thursday and was...

  • Actors' Mission Oktoberfest returns

    Nina Tyler, Actors Mission|Oct 5, 2023

    The Actors' Mission Community Theater will host an Oktoberfest Fundraiser on Saturday, October 7 from 1-7 p.m. at Bunning Park. The event will feature craft beers individually sold by Square State and Bad Joker Brewing Companies, German food fare sold by Innovative Dining Concepts and live music performances by local favorites Atlas Falls and Nowhere Fast. Attendees may bid on baskets and packages during the silent auction and purchase raffle tickets for prize packages including a Wyoming Booze...

  • Golden Hour Senior Center October Schedule

    Oct 5, 2023

    GHSC will host an Oktoberfest Fundraiser event from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, October 13. The dinner will feature hors d’oeuvres of pretzels and cheese, bratwurst, and cucumber salad, as well as a main course of German pork loin, mashed potatoes, green beans, apple strudel, and German beer and wine. Salzburger Echo will perform live music during the event, which will also feature raffles and a silent auction. Admission is $20 for seniors and $24 for non-seniors. Tickets should be purchased by October 10. GHSC will also host another Wind River C...

  • Wolves show "never say quit" attitude against Cody

    Pete Rust, Contributor|Oct 5, 2023

    This past Friday at the Wolves' Homecoming varsity football game, Green River played host to the number one team in 3A, the undefeated perennial power Cody Broncs. Cody is dominating the state statistics in virtually all areas - offense, defense and special teams. The Broncs wasted no time as they ran and passed the ball for 437 yards in the first half to establish a 62-0 score by half time. Cody has 84 players on their roster compared to the Wolves' 44, and also has the first, second and third...

  • Lady Wolves continue to flourish

    Jackie Finch, General Manager|Oct 5, 2023

    The Green River Lady Wolves Swimming and Diving team had the chance to swim with some stiffer competition when they traveled to Cheyenne on Friday and then to Laramie on Saturday. Going up against 4A teams makes for fast-paced races, and the Lady Wolves held their own both days. There were many first-place winners, including Tavia Arnell, Tanith Smith, Courtney Clark and Emilee Barnes, along with their "A" relay teams claiming first in three events. Head Coach Colleen Seiloff was very happy with...

  • Tennis team plays hard at State

    Pete Rust, Contributor|Oct 5, 2023

    The Green River High School Girls and Boys Tennis teams competed with 16 other teams at the Wyoming High School State Tennis Championships in Gillette this past Monday and Tuesday. The more experienced girls team finished in 10th place while the boys were 13th in the16-team field. Head Coach Phil Harder has commented that he is proud of the way his team worked very hard in practice and how hard they played in the games. Coach Harder went on to comment that "it was a building year for the...

  • Lady Wolves Volleyball falls to Star Valley and Mountain View

    Jackie Finch, General Manager|Oct 5, 2023

    The Lady Wolves Volleyball team hosted a conference match against the Star Valley Braves on Saturday during Homecoming week. Green River showed up fighting and played very well but came up short, losing the first set 25-21, the second set 25-20 and the final set 25-12. On Tuesday, the Lady Wolves geared up to take on the Mountain View Buffalos. After three intense sets, Green River came up short again, losing the first set 25-17, the second set 25-18, and the final set 25-23. The Lady Wolves...

  • Wolves Cross Country team races through the season

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Oct 5, 2023

    As they run through the season with State on the horizon, the Green River High School Cross Country team has some impressive accomplishments behind them and is constantly working on picking up speed. Two weeks ago, the boys and girls teams faced some tough competition during the Saratoga Invite. "There were some really big teams there and a lot of teams there," Head Coach Craig Leavitt noted about the meet, but the runners rose to the challenge. "Lots of girls got faster, and some of the boys...

  • Big-Plays Help Cowboys Record Their Fourth Win of the Season, A 35-26 Victory Over New Mexico on Homecoming

    Tim Harkins, Associate Athletics Director for Media Relations, UW Athletics|Oct 5, 2023

    Laramie, Wyo. (Sept. 30, 2023) -- Big plays on offense, defense and special teams fueled the Wyoming Cowboys to their fourth win of the season on Saturday as the Pokes came away with a 35-26 home win over New Mexico on Homecoming. The win was also the Mountain West opener for the Cowboys and improved UW’s season record to 4-1 overall and 1-0 in the Mountain West Conference. New Mexico fell to 2-3 and 0-1. “Conference play is here, and we knew it was going to be a challenging game,” said Wyoming head coach Craig Bohl. “Coach (Danny) Gonzales doe...

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