Articles from the October 14, 2021 edition

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  • Tax education efforts start 3 weeks before election

    David Martin, Editor|Oct 14, 2021

    Green River residents will receive mailers aimed to educate them on the need for a 1% sales tax increase this week, beginning efforts to inform voters before the Nov. 2 special election. Steve Core, communications administrator for the city, said the mailers were part of a multi-pronged strategy including digital outreach and a column to be submitted to the county’s publications. According to Core, the city has been an active participant throughout the process and said the plan amongst the g...

  • Jack Frost's icy introduction

    Oct 14, 2021

  • Advocating for missing indigenous peoples

    Hannah Romero, Staff Writer|Oct 14, 2021

    The story of Gabby Petito — a young woman who went missing in Wyoming and was found murdered — has gained national attention over the past few months. But for some, it has also drawn attention to the fact that not every woman who goes missing in Wyoming gets the same attention — particularly not indigenous women. For Lynette Grey Bull, this problem has been apparent, and one she has been fighting for years. Grey Bull is Northern Arapaho and Hunkpapa Lakota, and the founder of Not Our Native Daug...

  • Richard Kit Deichmueller

    Oct 14, 2021

    Richard Kit Deichmueller, 73, passed away Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Deichmueller died following a lengthy illness. He was a life-long resident of Green River, Wyoming. He was born August 25, 1948 in Green River, Wyoming; the son of Arthur William Deichmueller and Dorothy Ilene Bingham Deichmueller. He attended schools in Green River, Wyoming and was a 1967 graduate of the Green River High School. Mr. Deichmueller married Linda Mae Urwin on January...

  • Roger Leroy Sanchez

    Oct 14, 2021

    Roger Leroy Sanchez, 71, passed away Saturday, October 2, 2021 at Mission at Castle Rock Rehabilitation in Green River, Wyoming. He was a resident of Green River for the last 48 years and former resident of Colorado. Mr. Sanchez was born January 10, 1950 in Colorado Springs, Colorado; the son of Lee Turner and Emily Lena DeAguaro. He attended schools in Colorado until he joined Job Corps. Mr. Sanchez married his best friend and love of his life, Jackie Paxton, December 30, 1994 in Green River,...

  • Harry Francis Cleveland

    Oct 14, 2021

    Harry Francis Cleveland, 91, passed away with his wife at his side; Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at Mission at Castle Rock in Green River, Wyoming. He was a long-time resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming and former resident of Oregon. He was born on February 4, 1930 in Seattle, Washington; the son of Harry Fillmore Cleveland and Bertie Fox. Mr. Cleveland attended schools in Olympia, Washington. He married the love of his life Sandy Collins February 8, 1986 in Elko, Nevada. Mr. Cleveland served in...

  • Cynthia Diane Harsha

    Oct 14, 2021

    Cynthia Diane Harsha, 67, passed away Friday, October 8, 2021 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County in Rock Springs, Wyoming. She died following a lengthy battle with COVID. She was a long-time resident of Green River and former resident of Pennsylvania. She was born on April 7, 1954 in Windber, Pennsylvania; the daughter of Lawrence Snyder and Donna Mae Makin. Mrs. Harsha attended schools in Pennsylvania. She earned her General Education Degree She married Gene Edwin Harsha on August 14,...

  • Marvin Max Stark

    Oct 14, 2021

    Marvin Max Stark, 84, passed away on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was a long-time resident of Green River, Wyoming and former resident of Iowa. He was born on August 14, 1937 in Marion, Iowa; the son of Alfred Frank Stark and Helen Mae Elliot. Mr. Stark attended schools in Iowa. He married Theresa Curfman on November 23, 1993 in Green River, Wyoming. Mr. Stark was a United States Veteran having served in the Navy as an air...

  • Brenda Jean Vieyra

    Oct 14, 2021

    Brenda Jean Vieyra, 65, passed away Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. She was a resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming for 48 years. She was born on March 7, 1956 in Pocatello, Idaho, the daughter of George Probart and Betty Schiehuber. Brenda attended schools in Pocatello and Rock Springs and worked as retail and customer service. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Brenda's interests include attending garage sales, four-wheeler...

  • Our View: Celebrate Native Americans, not Columbus

    Oct 14, 2021

    Despite a day being named for him, there is little about Christopher Columbus that should be celebrated. The Columbus of reality is a far cry from the noble explorer of myth. While we can’t argue his exploits are not historically significant, they also do not warrant a day of remembrance in his name. The Wyoming Legislature should vote to recognize Indigenous’ Peoples Day over Columbus Day. The man commonly believed to have discovered the New World (he didn’t), Columbus was the first to introduce the brutality of European conquest to the Ameri...

  • Letter: MHSC urges action in COVID-19 fight

    Oct 14, 2021

    Dear friends and neighbors, Daily, our staff, your friends and family members, are treating patients with COVID-19. It is a battle. We need your help. The Delta variant is two times more contagious than previous variants and results in more severe illness and hospitalizations. The patients admitted to our hospital with COVID-19 are the youngest and the sickest we have seen during the pandemic. It is heartbreaking, frustrating, and exhausting. It is also preventable. Talk to your doctor and learn about the vaccine and help us, but more...

  • A fistful of tokens: Zombies still alive and well in Resident Evil

    David Martin, Editor|Oct 14, 2021

    Zombies seem to be a bit passé these days, don’t they? Sure, AMC’s “The Walking Dead” is going strong in its final season, but the mindless, reanimated corpses seemingly everywhere in the mid to late 2000s gave way to the sparkly vampires and teen werewolves of the early 2010s, which itself has given way to the current infatuation with comic book superheroes. Even Capcom’s Resident Evil, which has often involved its characters surviving a zombie outbreak, has shied away from using zombies in...

  • Editorial cartoon for Oct. 14

    Oct 14, 2021

  • Green River Police Department reports for Oct. 5-11

    Oct 14, 2021

    Green River Police Department reports for Oct. 5 At 7:58 a.m., officers responded to a report of a possible assault. Officers met with an individual who reported an altercation between two unknown subjects. Officers did not locate either subject involved in the altercation and completed a report of the incident. The GRPD did not release the address officers responded to. At 9:02 p.m., officers responded to a report of threats or harassment. Officers met with an individual who reported receiving threatening text messages from a known individual....

  • Faith and Blue event seeks to develop community partnerships

    Hannah Romero, Staff Writer|Oct 14, 2021

    Although Sweetwater County is a small community, it's not immune to feeling the effects of national unrest - such as the tensions between law enforcement and the public that have come to the forefront over the past year and a half. This is why the county's law enforcement agencies hosted the "Faith and Blue: A Community Conversation" as an opportunity to connect with the community. An open house event and dinner took place at the Sweetwater Events Complex Sunday. This was the second year local...

  • Actors' Mission presents "Beer for Breakfast" this weekend

    Hannah Romero, Staff Writer|Oct 14, 2021

    Friendship, the challenges of aging, and a battle of the sexes are all at the heart of "Beer for Breakfast," the Actors' Mission's newest production opening this weekend. The play tells the story of three retirement-age men who go to a cabin for a guy's weekend when their friend's wife shows up instead of him. The men feel that Jessie, the wife, has intruded on their fun, and a showdown full of grade school games and challenges ensues. "Each character has a backstory that I think we all can...

  • Swimmers 'tuning up' to stay on top

    Hannah Romero, Staff Writer|Oct 14, 2021

    The Green River High School swim team has had an impressive season so far, and they're "tuning up" to face the last three weeks. The Lady Wolves brought home another win last weekend when they faced six other teams in Rawlins on Saturday, beating the home team by 132 points. Coach Coleen Seiloff said it was a change of pace to only compete one day after five days of practice, but the girls swam well. "We're starting to get towards the end of the season, they're tired, but they are working, so I'...

  • Powell shuts out Green River 48-0

    Pete Rust, Contributor|Oct 14, 2021

    Despite coming off two straight losses to the two top ranked teams in 3A, the Powel Panthers head coach in a pre-game interview indicated that his fourth ranked team was at its healthiest it has been all season and just had their best week of practice which turned out to not be good news for the visiting Wolves, who had some key injuries and were looking for their first win of the season. The game was played in cold temperatures with wind and pouring rain on Powell’s artificial turf field. The Wolves won the coin toss to start the game, but d...

  • Wild horse advocates cry foul on enormous roundup, removal

    Angus M. Thuermer Jr.,|Oct 14, 2021

    Federal contract wranglers plan to round up 4,300 wild horses in southwest Wyoming — permanently removing about 70% of them — starting Thursday in an undertaking that culminates years of conflicts among land and wildlife managers, ranchers and horse advocates. The roundup across 3.4 million acres of “checkerboard” land ownership could last more than a month, said Brad Purdy, a Bureau of Land Management spokesman. The agency will permanently remove — for adoption, training and domestic use — about 3,500 horses. About 800 would be set free ag...