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Articles from the October 7, 2015 edition

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Music fills the air at session

As soon as one walked through the doors of the Golden Hour Senior Center, the sound of music filled the building. Following that sound, would lead a visitor to the stage, where on Monday afternoon fou...


Wizarding world comes to GR

The wonderful wizarding world of Harry Potter will come to life at the Sweetwater County Library Saturday. Youth Services Manager Becky Iwen said the annual Harry Potter event is scheduled to take...


Dance group to perform Saturday

Offering its audience a different way to think about a book, play or poem Converge Dance Works will hit the stage Saturday at 7 p.m. This production, which is funded through a grant from the Sweetwater Board of Cooperative Educational Services,...


Our View: Gun talk won't yield anything

Another mass shooting has brought the discussion about gun control to the forefront of political discourse. Yet, for all words written and said regarding gun control, once again nothing will come of it. We realize many of Wyoming’s residents are ex...


Student project tags area fish

Dear Editor, We would like to inform the city that Expedition Academy and other Green River schools, including Green River High School and Lincoln Middle School, are participating in the Adopt-a-Trout program here in Green River. The Wyoming Game...

 By Jason Grubb    Opinion    October 7, 2015

Discover the magical world of 'Mary Poppins'

One of my favorite Disney movies is “Mary Poppins.” I’m not entirely sure why I enjoy this movie. I don’t typically enjoy musicals and the mix between live actors and cartoon animation is somewhat odd. Maybe it reminds me of my childhood...

 By Amy Peck    Opinion    October 7, 2015

Notes from Town Square: Markets build a community

The rain wasn’t the only thing that was consistent on Wednesday afternoons from July to September; the 2015 Farmers Market kept it company. To give Mother Nature a break, there were a few markets that rain did not make an appearance. Despite the we...


The bus troubles continue

I thought after a few weeks of school all of the kinks would be worked out, but I found out I was wrong about that last week. Every day since my son Matthew, 5, started kindergarten, I have waited for...

 By Brie Blasi    Opinion    October 7, 2015

A Green River doctor's life remembered

An auction took place at the historic Gilligan Ranch in Boulder, a few months ago. It featured many artifacts belonging to the Gilligans and their relatives, who were prominent citizens in early...


Women of Distinction nominees announced

The YWCA Celebrating Women of Distinction Planning Committee is excited to present the nominees for the 2015 recognition. The committee would like to express their appreciation to all of the individuals that nominated these phenomenal women and...


Renee Romig Ragsdale

Renee Romig Ragsdale, former resident of Green River passed away Oct. 3, 2015 at her home in Big Horn. She was preceded in death by her parents Robert and Marcella (Betz) Romig. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Bliss Ragsdale, of Big... Full story


Mary Maxine Wiggen

Mary Maxine Wiggen, 90, of Rock Springs, passed away Oct. 5, 2015 at the Mission at Castle Rock in Green River.  A life long resident of Rock Springs, she died following a lengthy illness. She was born on Aug. 5, 1925, the daughter of the late... Full story


Julie Ann Langton-Roe

Julie Ann Langton-Roe died June 3, 2015. She had been taken to Gulf Coast Medical Center May 28, severely debilitated after a long illness. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Thomas Joseph Roe who passed April 22, 2014. They moved to... Full story


Fred "Fritz" Yenko

Fred "Fritz" Yenko, 84, of Rock Springs, passed away Oct. 6, 2015 at the home of his son.  A lifelong resident of Rock Springs, Yenko had been in ill health for the past year. He was the son of John... Full story


Harry Walter Mitchell

Harry Walter Mitchell, 88, of Green River, passed away Oct. 2 at his home.  A resident of Green River for the past three and one half years and former resident of Dubois, Mitchell had been in ill... Full story


Ronald Joseph Graebert

Ronald Joseph Graebert, 54, of Rock Springs, passed away Oct. 1, 2015 at his home. A resident of Rock Springs and former resident of Fair Haven, Mich., Graebert died following an illness of two... Full story


Robert D Campbell

Robert D. Campbell, 81, of Rock Springs, passed away Sept. 30, 2015 at the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. A long time resident of Rock Springs, Campbell died following a lengthy illness. He... Full story


Zombies, skeletons come out to play

There were 90 zombies and other frightful creatures stalking the streets of Green River Saturday. The Zombie Walk, hosted by the Sweetwater County Library System is an annual family-friendly event,...


City asked to fund retail survey

The Rock Springs Business and Economic Development Alliance and the city of Rock Springs is applying for a $50,000 grant from the Wyoming Business Council to conduct a Sweetwater County-wide retail...


Sex offender sentenced to prison time

A Green River man who admitted to sexual abuse of a 12-year-old girl will serve at least 10 years in prison. Kasey D. Manley, 23, of Green River, appeared in the Third District Court of Judge Nena...

 By David Martin    County    October 7, 2015

AML targets Reliance mine void

In some locations across Sweetwater County, the remnants of the county’s rich coal mining heritage can still be found in the numerous mine voids beneath the mining towns founded to extract coal need...

 By David Martin    County    October 7, 2015

Granger library will move soon

The Granger library will soon have a new home once construction is finished on the town’s community center. Sweetwater County Library System Director Jason Grubb said the library will be part of...


Tolly's Coffee now open

There is once again a coffee shop on Flaming Gorge Way. Tolly's Coffee opened its doors not too long ago, on Sept. 21. Tolly's Coffee's owner, Susan Taliaferro Hehr is not new in town, nor is she new...


Sweetwater concert season kicks off

The Sweetwater County Concert Association is gearing up for its 76th year and is currently hosting its annual fall membership campaign. Joining the association as a season member offers a substantial cost savings to attend the concerts, in addition t...


Police Reports

The Green River Police Department responded to the following calls for service during the last week: Officers removed a deceased cat from the roadway on Apache Avenue. Officers assisted Castle Rock Ambulance personnel on a medical call at an undisclo...


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