Articles from the October 6, 2022 edition

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  • Raising awareness all month

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Oct 6, 2022

    October is a month set aside for raising awareness for a variety of causes, many of which were recognized this week through events and public proclamations. The Green River City Council meeting Tuesday night included four proclamations to recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month and Fire Prevention Week. Breast Cancer Awareness Breast Cancer Awareness Month was also recognized in a kick-off event Tuesday afternoon at th... Full story

  • GR shares sixth penny tax info

    Steve Core, City of Green River Communications Administrator|Oct 6, 2022

    With absentee voting for this year’s general election having begun on September 23, 2022, the City of Green River is sharing information to help residents understand the proposals within the Specific Purpose Tax initiative that will be included on the ballot this November. Along with the City of Rock Springs, towns of Granger, Superior, Wamsutter, Bairoil, and Sweetwater County, the City of Green River has put forth a list of basic infrastructure projects to be funded through an optional one percent sales and use tax, commonly called the S... Full story

  • Rosemary Callas

    Oct 6, 2022

    Rosemary Callas, 84, passed away on September 22, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona. Mrs. Callas was a life-long resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming. She was born October 18, 1937 in Rock Springs, Wyoming; the daughter of John Corona and Colomba Yadavito Corona. Mrs. Callas attended schools in Rock Springs and she was a 1955 graduate of Rock Springs High School. She married Jimmy Callas on May 4, 1957 in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He preceded her in death November 18, 2011. Mrs. Callas was the Owner/Broker of... Full story

  • Carlas "Carlo" S. Harryman

    Oct 6, 2022

    Carlas Shado Harryman passed away September 21, 2022, at the University Hospital in Salt Lake City Utah. Carlo passed peacefully surrounded by his family. Carlo was born February 26, 1979 in Elkhart Kansas during a total eclipse. He was the only child of Jeff Harryman and Gail Casteel Harryman. Carlo resided in rural Cimarron County Oklahoma and La Vita Colorado before arriving at Table Rock Wyoming on January 1, 1980, two months before his first birthday. Carlo attended school in Superior,... Full story

  • WWI: Rock Springs man died in overseas conflict

    Dick Blust, Sweetwater County Historical Museum|Oct 6, 2022

    A Rock Springs soldier was among the Americans killed in Russia in a little-known chapter in U.S. military history. World War I began in August of 1914, with the Triple Entente of Britain, France, and Russia on one side, and the Central Powers of German and Austria-Hungary on the other. Three and a half bloody years later, on April 6, 1917, the United States entered the war on the side of the Entente. By that time, Russia was in chaos. First, the Romanov dynasty that had ruled Russia for 300... Full story

  • Lifelong learning: Releasing your pressure valve

    Lu Sweet, Western Wyoming Community College|Oct 6, 2022

    I am back! Some of you might not have even noticed or missed me, but some of you may have noticed I haven’t written in a few months. In fact, I have been asked by some people why they hadn’t seen any new articles in the paper or on my website in a bit. The answer is simple. I was tired. I wasn’t sleepy tired, although there have been a few days. I wasn’t depressed tired. I wasn’t tired of writing. I was just busy, pulled in many directions, mostly at work, and I was giving everything I had left (which wasn’t much sometimes), to my family. But...

  • Green River Police Department reports for Sept. 22 - 30

    Oct 6, 2022

    Green River Police Department reports for Sept. 22 At 6:33 p.m., officers responded to a report of a nuisance animal on Boulder Drive. Officers located the barking dog and attempted to make contact at the residence. Officers posted a notice on the door and completed a report of the incident, which was forwarded to Animal Control. Sept. 23 At 11:01 a.m., officers responded to a report of larceny at the horse corrals. The reporting party advised they had a license plate stolen off of a horse trailer. Officers observed the trailer and the area... Full story

  • We're all mad here: Western presents "Alice in Wonderland"

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Oct 6, 2022

    When theatergoers head to Western Wyoming Community College for the Performing Arts Department's first production of the fall semester, they may feel like they've fallen down the rabbit hole along with Alice - all six Alices. The stage is set, literally, with a child's playroom, although the dark and mysterious lighting adds an eerie feeling from the start. Multiple versions of Alice enter and the story begins, with the Alices shifting into all the other iconic characters, from the Mad Hatter...

  • Sheriff's office K9 unit hosts certification training

    Sweetwater County Sheriffs Office|Oct 6, 2022

    The sheriff's office is sharing a message of gratitude to its community sponsors after recently hosting its third annual K9 certification and training event. Sheriff's office spokesperson, Deputy Jason Mower, said, "This year, we welcomed law enforcement K9 teams from Wyoming, North Dakota, and Montana, and it's my understanding that this event is growing every year with teams from several other surrounding states already slated to attend next year's event." Mower went on to say that each of... Full story

  • New hospitalist joins Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County staff

    Deb Sutton, MHSC Marketing Director|Oct 6, 2022

    A fourth hospitalist has joined the Hospital Medicine team at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. Dr. Ahmad Bashirimoghaddam, D.O., joins hospitalist Dr. Alicia Gray, a Rock Springs native; hospitalist Dr. Greg Puchala, who began work at the hospital last fall; and pediatric hospitalist Dr. William Sarette. When patients are hospitalized, it likely is a hospitalist who will oversee the patient's care from admission to discharge. Hospitalists have experience in caring for a broad array of hea... Full story

  • Cody Broncs dominate the Wolves

    Pete Rust, Contributor|Oct 6, 2022

    The Green River Wolves took the five-hour, 300-mile trip north this past Friday to take on the two-time defending State champion Cody Broncs, who are 4-0 this season, on their home field on homecoming night. Cody had by far the largest contingent of football players in 3A on their roster with 105 players out this year, giving them a very experienced deep squad. The Wolves kicked off to Cody and caught a break right away as it was a short kick and the Wolves recovered what appeared to be an...

  • Volleyball beats Sheridan and loses to Star Valley

    Raena Finch, Contributor|Oct 6, 2022

    The Lady Wolves Volleyball team had two games last week against Sheridan and Star Valley. Coming from a tough loss the week before against Jackson, the girls showed a lot of integrity and had control over the Sheridan match the entire time. The head coach, Jessica Demaret explained, "The Sheridan game for us was just a good all around team effort. I felt like all of the girls that were on the floor played a complete match, beginning to end." This was a great confidence boost for the girls going...

  • Swimmers stay strong even with tough competition

    Jackie Finch, General Manager|Oct 6, 2022

    The Lady Wolves faced two tough teams last week and proved again how competitive they can be. The girls may have lost to Cheyenne Central, but they came back and won the meet against Laramie. Anytime you can get ahead of some of these tough teams, it is a big win for your confidence and the team. Head Coach Colleen Seiloff feels the swim meet went very well and she was very impressed by their swims. "Two school records were broke, so that was pretty cool," Seiloff said. "They swam good and...

  • Boys and Girls Cross Country competes in Evanston

    Pete Rust, Contributor|Oct 6, 2022

    The Green River High School boys and girls Cross Country teams competed at the Evanston Invitational this past weekend against teams from Evanston and Lyman and a few competitors from Manila, Utah. There were 33 runners in the girls field and 52 in the boys. Head Cross Country Coach Craig Leavitt noted that Evanston has a large team and he felt the girls "got in there and competed." Leavitt pointed out that Evanston moved from being one of the better 4A teams to now being 3A, so we will be...

  • Military academy closure draws concern

    Jonathan Make, Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange|Oct 6, 2022

    CHEYENNE – The unexpected closure of a military-like academy for Wyoming high schoolers in Guernsey drew concern and sadness, sentiments that were universally expressed among all of the stakeholders who reacted to the disclosure. Some thought the news emerged in a disorganized fashion. Parents can pick up their kids, as in-person teaching is winding down this month. The youth can go to other states’ similar programs, or they can participate remotely in academics, through their current term that lasts a few more months. “I think most of the p...

  • Governor eyes affordable housing

    Mary Steurer, Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange|Oct 6, 2022

    CASPER — Gov. Mark Gordon’s office wants to put $25 million in American Rescue Plan Act dollars toward affordable housing. The office is preparing to submit a funding proposal to the State Legislature’s Joint Appropriations Committee, policy advisor Ivy Castleberry said Friday at a state conference for Habitat for Humanity affiliates. According to Castleberry, the office wants to set up a grant program for “shovel-ready” housing projects around the state. “We’re looking at a project-based application at this point,” she said at the conference....

  • Barrasso, Lummis and Cheney Urge Environmental Protection Agency to Work with WY Town on Spring Water Issue

    The Office of John Barrasso|Oct 6, 2022

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators John Barrasso and Cynthia Lummis (both R-WY) and Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY) sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) urging the EPA to work with the town of Afton and Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality to conduct further tests on the quality of their spring water as opposed to requiring it to fund and build a $12-14 million water treatment operation. The delegation writes, “We strongly support Afton and Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) position that a “ground w... Full story