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Articles from the October 15, 2014 edition

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H.D. 60 candidates discuss issues

Candidates vying for the House District 60 seat in the Wyoming Legislature spoke about the issues Wyoming faces Wednesday night. Speaking at a political forum hosted by the Sweetwater County Library... Full story


Forum focuses on H.D. 18

Looking to represent a district encompassing three counties, two challengers for Wyoming House District 18 spoke at the Sweetwater County Library Wednesday. Fred Baldwin, a Republican from Kemmerer... Full story


CDC director placed on leave

The Sweetwater County Child Developmental Center’s board of trustees voted to place its executive director, Shelly Wall, on administrative leave last week. According to Christy Magagna, chairman of the board, the decision came after nearly 90...

 By David Martin    City    October 15, 2014

GRPD range discussed

The Green River City Council will likely fund an indoor shooting range at the city's police department building after discussion last night. Meeting in a workshop to discuss possible uses for about...


Abuse case dismissed

By STEPHANIE THOMPSON People Editor A case involving a father who was accused of burning his six-year-old boy with a cigarette lighter was dismissed. Robert William McMullan submitted an order to dismiss without prejudice in the Third District Court...


$11,000 given for photos

The Sweetwater County Museum is $11,000 closer to obtaining New Studio’s collection of photographs. Museum director Ruth Lauritzen said the museum recently received grants from the Wal-Mart Foundation and the Sweetwater County Historical Society....


Francis "Frank" Joseph Hatch

Francis “Frank” Joseph Hatch, M.D., 93, of Green River, passed away on Feb. 18 at the Deseret Health in Rock Springs. Following cremation, memorial services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in... Full story


Cindy Lynn Pirtle

Cindy Lynn Pirtle, 57, of Green River passed away peacefully Oct. 9 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County, surrounded by her family. She was born Nov. 5, 1956 in Bonne Terre, Mo., the daughter of... Full story


Christine R. Confer

Christine R. Confer, 86, of Rock Springs, passed away Oct. 9 at the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City. She had been a longtime resident of Rock Springs. She was born on Nov. 24,... Full story


John Matthew Murie

John Matthew Murie, 45, of Rock Springs, passed away Oct. 11.   He was born on Oct. 13, 1968 in Cedar City, Utah, the son of the late Stewart and Beverly Murie. He attended schools in Beaver, Utah...


Jack Ruey Lell

Jack Ruey Lell, 75, of Rock Springs, passed away on Oct. 8, at the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City. A longtime resident of Rock Springs, Lell died following a brief illness.  He... Full story


Angela Langley

Angela Langley, 45, of Rock Springs, passed away at her home on Oct. 9. A longtime resident of Rock Springs, she passed away following a lengthy illness. She was born in Torrington on July 3, 1969,... Full story


David "Jonesie" Ralph Jones

David "Jonesie" Ralph Jones, our beloved father, grandfather, brother and friend passed away Oct. 5, 2014. Jones was born on June 5, 1957 in Salt Lake City, to Ralph and Betty (Mole) Jones. He was for... Full story


Our view: Columbus shouldn't have holiday

Christopher Columbus was a horrible guy by most standards. Yet, he has a major U.S. holiday named after him. Monday marked Columbus Day, a day that resulted in the closure of banks and offices, including the Sweetwater County Courthouse and the...


Letter: We're living in their backyard

(This letter was edited for space.) Dear Editor, This past issue of the Green River Star’s police blotter mentioned that a child had been chased by a deer. Not even three weeks ago, I watched three children trying to approach a deer that was on...


Letter: Sheriff doesn't deserve 3rd term

(This letter was edited for space.) Dear Editor, Upon reading the recent article about the Bairoil mayor being charged with nepotism I felt compelled to write in with my own experience with the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office. I had been...


Halloween's origins lost in modern traditions

It’s that time of year again. Leaves that were on the trees just a few short weeks ago now cover the ground and the temperature falls more with each passing week. Even though Christmas things have been out in the stores for a little while now, the...


Exemption may be overused

As a journalist, one thing I’ve always struggled with is the employee exemption in Wyoming’s open meetings laws. I’m not saying it should be stricken out, but I’ve always had the feeling...


Voters should be proud of aquatic center

Take one step into the new aquatic center at the high school and it’s crystal clear right away --- Green River now has one of the best facilities in the state and it’s truly a boon for both...


No. 33 in the nation: that isn't bad

By STEPHANIE THOMPSON People Editor It’s official. The Green River High School Speech and Debate Team in now ranked among the top 1 percent of schools nationwide. Last week, head coach Carina Stulken received a letter from J. Scott Wunn of the Nati...


GR artist's work on display at Sweetwater County Library

With paintings that depict everything from realistic landscapes to abstract images, local artist Angie Bennett describes her artwork as symbolic, decorative and traditional. Bennett’s artwork is on display through the end of October at the...


Kids camp leaves many impressed

Growing up in a smaller town, younger kids often times idolize high school students. Regardless of it being an amazing football player or a great actress in a play, the kids marvel at a chance to see...


They're just crane crazy

The kindergarten students in Cindy Brandjord's class at Harrison Elementary School are crane crazy. Recently, the students were visited by Joe Leatherman, who brought his crane to school while...


Green River runners finish second

The season is winding down for the Green River High School cross country team. The Wolves will start the 2014 post season with the 4A West Regionals Thursday at the Paradise Valley Golf Course in...


Wolves fall short against Braves

It appeared for a few minutes last Friday night that the Green River High School football team might leave Star Valley with their first victory of the season. After falling behind 14-0 early in the fi...


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