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Hospital seeks $19.5 million in tax funding

Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County representatives are asking for $19.5 million of the sixth-penny tax funding. The request was divided up into three projects, which can be done separately or all...

 
 By David Martin    City    October 17, 2019

City: timeline better than tax cap

Members of the Green River City Council believe funding a future sixth-penny tax should be based on a timeframe to pay the tax off, not an arbitrary cap on request amounts. Comments from Council repre...

 

Program aims to help with those suffering from addiction

For many, drug addiction is an illness that can be a struggle and can involve social, legal and health problems that can follow them throughout their lives. For the past 15 years, Treatment Court of...

 

Detention center inmate dies

The Sweetwater County Detention Center inmate who died at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County after deputies discovered him unresponsive and experiencing an apparent medical emergency in his cell. According to the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s...

 
 By David Martin    City    October 17, 2019

Smoking amendments pass 1st reading at Council meeting

Amendments to Green River’s ordinances regarding smoking in public places passed its first reading Tuesday night. The amendments include definitions for electronic vaporizers and other similar devic...

 

Dennis Lee Barbero

Dennis Lee Barbero, 73, Rock Springs, passed away Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, under Hospice care. A lifelong resident of Rock Springs, Barbero died following an illness of five years. He was born May 15,...

 

John Myron Richardson

John Myron Richardson, 77, Green River, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, at his home. A longtime resident of Rock Springs and former resident of Elk Mountain and Rawlins, Wyoming, Richardson died fo...

 

Monica Marie Salazar

Monica Marie Salazar, 35, passed away Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, in Heber City, Utah. She was a lifelong resident of Rock Springs. Salazar was born June 6, 1984, in Rock Springs, the daughter of Gilbert...

 

Arnold A. Palmer

Arnold A. Palmer, 48, of Rock Springs passed away Oct. 6, 2019, in Rock Springs. He was born May 21, 1971, in Washington D.C., the son of Barbria Jean Palmer. Arnold attended schools in Maryland and...

 

Christine "Chris" Frances Smith

Christine "Chris" Frances Smith, 66, a Green River resident for more than 39 years, passed away Oct. 8, 2019, at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County in Rock Springs after a lengthy illness. She...

 

Ronald J. Walker III

Ronald J. Walker III, 83, passed away Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. He was a lifelong resident of Rock Springs. Walker was born Aug. 23, 1936, in Rock Springs, the...

 

James Vernon "Vern" Petersen

James Vernon "Vern" Petersen, 96, of Rock Springs passed away Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, at Deer Trail Assisted Living in Rock Springs. A longtime resident of Rock Springs, Petersen died peacefully in...

 

Edwin LaVaine Owens

Edwin LaVaine Owens, 87, Green River, passed away Oct. 11, 2019, at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County in Rock Springs. He was born Feb. 8, 1932, in Evanston, the son of Charles Otto and Marguerit...

 

"Mountain Snow Girl," Anastasia Raine Dimick

"Mountain Snow Girl," Anastasia Raine Dimick, infant daughter of Chase Justin Dimick and Sarah Libirty Nofsinger passed away Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County....

 

Thomas Joseph Lavery Jr.

Thomas Joseph Lavery Jr., 91, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, at Deer Trail Assisted Living in Rock Springs. He was a longtime resident of Rock Springs and is a former resident of Star Valley...

 

Robert Vernon Hunter

Robert Vernon Hunter passed away peacefully with his wife by his side at his home Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, following a lengthy battle with heart disease and kidney failure. He was born March 28, 1950,...

 

Our View: Change the focus

Now is not the time to be fretting about the eventual closure of the Jim Bridger Power Plant. Yes, the first unit closure is scheduled to take place in 2023, a little more than four years away. However, what we should be doing is plotting a future...

 

Solar industry can help Wyo.

Our state’s economy is facing hard times—that’s no secret to anyone. It seems that we face a budget shortfall every year and never really figure out how to dig ourselves out of it. Many of our communities are struggling with lost jobs and we...

 

Raffle helps center meet goal

Six local businesses came together to form a raffle that raised $6,000 for the Golden Hour Senior Center, to benefit the creation of a new technology center. When Ron Wild of Rocky Mountain Power...

 

GR senior citizens learn about osteoporosis

The statics are staggering for this disease. One in two women and one in four men will break a bone in their lifetime due to osteoporosis. For some seniors, this statistic was a shock, but for others...

 

Kids visit GR fire station

The children excitedly entered the Green River Fire Department, not quite sure what to expect. For most of them, this was the first time being inside a fire department. On Wednesday, both classes...

 

Coach named to hall of fame

Her name is synonymous with speech and debate in Green River and has coached the high school team for more than a decade. Carina White was recently inducted in the Wyoming Speech and Debate Hall of...

 

Hospital leader wins statewide award

“She helped me believe in me” is what Kristy Nielson hopes will be her legacy. That philosophy earned Nielson, chief nursing officer at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County, the Best Mentor award Thursday during the seventh annual Women of...

 

Wyoming artwork needed for 2 new facilities

The Wyoming Arts Council announces two new public art calls. Each project has issued a national Request for Qualifications open now on CaFE (callforentry.org). Wyoming artists will be given preference. The deadline to apply to either RFQ is Nov. 15....

 

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