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Woman must pay the money back

A Green River woman who pleaded guilty to welfare fraud of about $23,000 will need to pay the money back during her supervised probation. Maria Magana appeared in the Third District Court of Judge...

 

City prepares for street repairs

An agreement to conduct topographic survey services for phase four and five of the sixth-penny projects was passed at the Green River City Council meeting, Oct. 6. The sixth-penny projects are a...

 

County projects $6-million shortfall

A projection from Sweetwater County Treasurer Robb Slaughter indicates a larger budgetary shortfall for the county than originally anticipated. Speaking to the county commissioners Tuesday, Slaughter...

 

Overland Stage Stampede Rodeo is back on its hooves

A few years ago, the city of Green River thought about disbanding the Overland Stage Stampede Rodeo, a Green River tradition for many years. Numbers of contestants and spectators were consistently...

 
 By David Martin    City    October 14, 2015

GR Chamber sees increase in visitors

Visitors are flocking to Green River. For the third year, visitations to the Green River Chamber of Commerce’s Visitors Center have increased. According to Rebecca Eusek, director of the chamber,...

 

Wolves come up short in down to the wire, nail-biting game

A Green River Wolves last-minute touchdown wasn't enough to take down the Star Valley Braves top-ranked offense Friday night. After a hard fought barn burner of a night, the Star Valley Braves edged...

 

More Lady Wolf swimmers qualify for State

Green River High School swimmers came away from the Gillette Invite triumphantly, with improved times and state-qualified swimmers added. “We pretty much had time improvements across the board, so...

 

Wolves trample Tigers

The wolves came out of the gates charging. They dominated the first set, winning 25-7. "The girls came out and just really focused on not letting the ball hit the floor and hitting really well, and...

 

Varsity runner takes 1st place

GRHS varsity cross country-runner Josie Givens won the race; the varsity girls 5,000-meter run. The race took place at the White Mountain Golf Course in Rock Springs, against runners from schools...

 

Hidden meaning behind that 'let's play football' chant

Rivalry games are great, aren’t they? Those are the sort of games that the win-loss record is thrown out the window and everyone comes to the court with their A-game. With that in mind, the...

 

The art of macrame

With summer over, and winter quickly approaching, the Golden Hour Senior Center is seeing an increase in its activities. The art of making macrame chairs class has also seen an increase in activity....

 

Cosmetic career leads to cars

For the fourth time, a Green River woman has earned a car for selling cosmetics. Barb Casper, Mary Kay sales director, was excited when she picked up her 2016 Chevy Equinox last week. Casper, who has...

 

Quilt used to raise money for soldiers

A quilt donation will help raise money for care packages that will be sent to soldiers serving overseas. Jim Gengler with the Green River Eagles No. 1490 said a POW-themed quilt was donated to the...

 

VIRS Respite Care recently received $2,500 grant

VIRS Respite Care received a $2,500 grant from the Wyoming Community Foundation's Rock Springs Area Board, which will provide relief time for those who care for the elderly and disabled in Sweetwater...

 

Couple to wed in Wyoming

The parents of Heidi Mae Suhr of Rock Springs and the parents Jesey John Gonder of Green River recently announced their engagement and upcoming wedding. The bride elect is the daughter of Sterling...

 

Check donation

Chandra Rasmussen and Jasmine Hall of United Mine Workers of America, Local 4893,present a $2,500 check to Melissa Searle, director of VIRS Respite Care. Dee Dee Berry, RN for Respite Care, was also...

 

Our view: Rainy day fund not for athletics

While the state’s cities, towns and counties have dealt with an economic downturn for the past several years, it seems the tone of the issues that may open up the state’s rainy day fund isn’t funding problems experienced by municipal and...

 
 By Lu Sweet    Opinion    October 14, 2015

Lifelong learning: Justifying who we are

I recently heard a conversation where one lady asked another, “What do you do for a living?” The other lady replied, “I’m just a stay-at-home mom.” I actually jumped into their conversation and said, “That is so awesome. I wish I could...

 

Books, fun and helping patrons at the GR library

A stereotypical description of a librarian is a woman with her hair in a bun, cat eye glasses, polyester dress suit, creaky orthopedic shoes, a stiff posture, a stern glance and a pointy finger armed and ready to “shush.”  This is far from the...

 

Spiders, spiders everywhere

Spiders. The very word strikes fear in me. Why? Well, I am afraid of them for one. I never know when one will catch me off guard and send me screaming and running like a little child. Believe me, I...

 

Personal brushes with the paranormal

October always brings out those stories of ghosts, goblins, aliens and whatever else goes bump in the night. So, I figured why not share a few experiences I’ve had. The following stories I attest...

 
 By Brad Raney    Opinion    October 14, 2015

Walk Your Way to Better Health in Green River

One out of every two U.S. adults is living with a chronic disease, such as heart disease, cancer or diabetes. These diseases contribute to disability, premature death and rising health care costs. The United States Surgeon General has implemented a...

 

Linda M. Doty

Linda M. Doty, 67, of Green River, passed away Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, at her home. A long time resident of Green River and former resident of Anita, Iowa, Doty died following a lengthy illness. She... Full story

 

William G. "Bill" Riley

William G. "Bill" Riley, 78, of Rock Springs, passed away Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, at his home. A longtime resident of Rock Springs, Riley died following a lengthy illness. He was born in Miles City,... Full story

 

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