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Articles from the October 8, 2014 edition

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 By David Martin    City    October 8, 2014

Council not moving for now

Anyone having attended a meeting in the Council Chambers room at City Hall would notice it. At the new Green River Police Department and Municipal Court building, visitors walking into the courtroom space would have noticed a design similar to how...

 By David Martin    City    October 8, 2014

Interest grows in mine park

Residents may see additional donations to the Mining Memorial Park near the green River Visitors Center next year. Jeiremy Gomez, a member of the Green River Arts Council, said many companies are interested in donating equipment to the park. Gomez...


Restaurant closes Friday

In a sign of how the needs of travelers have changed, Little America is closing its restaurant and gift shop, citing more traffic to its travel centers as a deciding factor. “Unfortunately, what’s happened here is we’ve had to make some tough...


Threat leads to probation

A Green River man who admitted to threatening his wife with a knife was placed on supervised probation. Richard Dean Wheeler appeared in the Third District Court of Judge Richard Lavery at change of plea and sentencing hearing to aggravated assault a...

 By David Martin    City    October 8, 2014

Castle Rock adds crew

Castle Rock Ambulance Service is hiring a full-time crew to help improve its service to the city's residents. Ambulance service director John Taylor said the move won't create a privatized ambulance...

 By Staff Report    County    October 8, 2014

Bairoil mayor charged with nepotism

The mayor of Bairoil was recently charged with two counts of nepotism in a case accusing the mayor of hiring family members to municipal posts. Sue Rigano was served with a summons Tuesday following the Sweetwater County Commission meeting in Green...

 By Jack H. Smith    City    October 8, 2014

Trunk or Treat Saturday

With Halloween just around the corner, one of the more crowd-pleasing family events will take place Saturday in downtown Green River. The Green River Main Street Trunk or Treat is scheduled to take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on N. 1st. East. “Thi...


Jayce Edwin Soderlund

Jayce Edwin Soderlund, infant son of Chris and Lindsay Knezovich Soderlund, passed away Oct. 3, at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. Survivors include his parents; maternal grandparents Greg and Sandy Knezovich of Rock Springs; paternal grandpa... Full story


Jim "Mag" Gearde

Jim "Mag" Gearde, 62 and formerly of Green River, passed away Oct. 1 at his home in Wasilla, Alaska. He was born June 5, 1952 in Fairmont, W.V. He graduated from Rivesville High School in 1970 and... Full story


Clara Norreta "Rita" White Caine

Clara Norreta "Rita" White Caine passed away in Green River, on Oct. 4. She was born Aug. 20, 1937, to Charles J. and Purcie Minnie Curtis White in Provo, Utah. Caine attended Provo schools. She was... Full story


Melanie Lee Roberts Barnes

Melanie Lee Roberts Barnes, of Gillette, passed away on Oct. 4, at the age of 46, after a long battle with ovarian cancer. Barnes was born on March 10, 1968, in Montpelier, Idaho, to Russell Boyd Robe... Full story


Letter: Speak against same-sex marriage

Dear Editor, Cherished neighbors, why do we live in Wyoming? Is it the wide vistas of beauty? Or is it that new 10 cents a gallon gas tax? Why do we love Wyoming? Is it because of the feeling of freedom? Or is it that new lottery which draws in more... Full story


Article should not have used initials

Dear Editor, After reading an article in your paper on Wednesday I found myself once again questioning why certain information is included in some articles. I think it might be fair to say, law enforcement understands the newspaper business as well... Full story


Sometimes, more sensitivity is needed

By DAVID MARTIN Editor Normally in this space, readers find an unsigned editorial detailing the newspaper’s position on some issue going on that affects Green River’s residents in some way. This...

 By Jason Grubb    Opinion    October 8, 2014

Celebrate Harry Potter

This weekend we are celebrating the Harry Potter books by hosting a Harry Potter Party from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Sweetwater County Library in Green River. Fans of all ages are invited to dress up as their favorite Harry Potter character and come enjoy... Full story


Making cider and memories

Growing up on a farm, I had a lot of childhood memories. I was hoping my children would also have some of those same memories, but that idea was crushed when my parents decided to sell their Minnesota...


What happens in Vegas doesn't stay there

By JACK H. SMITH Staff Writer While a lot of my fellow Americans were making their way to Apple Stores last week to see if they could bend the display models for the iPhone 6 or to properly secure...


Bridger retrofit continues

Work on two of the Jim Bridger Power Plant’s power generation units continues east of Rock Springs, despite complaints of its cost. Rocky Mountain Power, owners of the plant, are installing selective catalytic reduction technology into Units Three...


Uranium mine has more than 10 years of life

Ur Energy sees more than 10 years of life in its Lost Creek uranium facility north of Bairoil. The facility started production in 2013 and has earned more than $25 million in gross revenue from the sale of about 64,000 lbs. of U-308 yellowcake...


Questar Gas seeks rate cuts

Questar Gas is requesting a decrease in its Wyoming natural gas rates. If the request is approved by the Wyoming Public Service Commission, the annual bill for the typical residential customer will decrease by about $22 beginning Nov. 1. “Abundant...


GRHS Band thrills crowd

With the state competition a little over a week away, Green River High School Marching Band Director Jerrid Washburn wants to see improvement each time the band performs. “Every time we get on the field whether it’s practice or a performance, we...


Big turnout at toddler time

When walking into a library the last thing residents might expect is to hear is the sound of children singing. This may be the case with other libraries, but not the Sweetwater County Library. On...

 By Staff Report    People    October 8, 2014

Tickets still available for adult Halloween party

With Halloween right around the corner, kids are picking out costumes and getting ready for Trick-or-Treating and annual Halloween parties. But why should the kids have all the fun? That’s the idea behind the “Come As You Aren’t” costume part... Full story


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