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Articles from the October 19, 2016 edition

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 By David Martin    City    October 19, 2016

Tomahawk tabled again

The decision to release a lien on the Tomahawk Hotel was tabled again as the city waits for assurance it will receive a $100,000 payment if the building is sold. A legal question regarding two...

 

Solar plant planned west of GR

A 640-acre solar-energy project, which would be located 11 miles northwest of Green River, is attempting to get off the ground in Sweetwater County. The project is being fronted by Sweetwater Solar,...

 

Woman to serve prison time for forgery

A woman who admitted to stealing about $40,000 from a local construction company will serve time in prison. Janette M. Klapel, 34, of Rock Springs, recently appeared in the Third District Court of...

 

County supports speed study near GR

The Sweetwater County Commissioners agreed to support a speed study the Wyoming Department of Transportation plans to conduct near Jamestown. According to Public Works Director Gene Legerski, WYDOT has received a number of complaints about the 70...

 

Theresa Ann Stephens

Theresa Ann Stephens, 59, of Green River, passed away Sept., 29, 2016, at her home. She was born June 25, 1957, in Carlsbad, N.M., the daughter of John "Jack" Bennett and Angelina Quintana Bennett.... Full story

 

Mary G. Kalivas

Mary G. Kalivas, 91, passed away Oct. 18, 2016, at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. A longtime resident of Green River, Kalivas had been in ill health for the past year.  She was born on... Full story

 

Fredrick Lee French

Fredrick Lee French, 71, of Rock Springs, passed away Oct. 8, 2016, at his home. A longtime resident of Rock Springs and former resident of Superior, French died following a lengthy illness.  He was... Full story

 

Jody Wade Fortuna

Jody Wade Fortuna, 38, of Rock Springs, passed away on approximately Sept. 5, 2016, in Gillette.   He was born on July 5, 1978, in Rock Springs, the son of Joseph Raymond Fortuna and Gail Ann Schurma... Full story

 

Jose Leon Perez Flores

Jose Leon Perez Flores, 60, of Rock Springs passed away Oct. 13, 2016. He was born on April 19, 1956, in San Jose Texopa Tlaxcala, Mexico, the son of Candido and Elena Flores Perez. Flores attended... Full story

 

Phillip Robert Brewer

Phillip Robert Brewer's life was taken suddenly on or around Sept. 5, 2016, in Gillette. Brewer was born on March 29, 1983, in Rock Springs. Phillip enjoyed spending time with his family and being in... Full story

 

Our View: Election has positive aspects too

This presidential election has been one of the most venomous in history. The amount of mud slung during the primaries in both the Democratic and Republican races for the presidential nomination, as well as the race between Donald Trump and Hillary...

 
 By Tom Gagnon    Opinion    October 19, 2016

A hike in Utah ends with memorable find

Spotting the crack in the cliff from the dry floor of the canyon, it looked to require an ascent of about 300 feet on loose scree, some bushwhacking, and then a short climb. What I was looking for, I didn’t know, but probably would once I found...

 

Notes from Town Square: Communities that don't matter don't exist anymore

Recently, the Wyoming Association of Municipalities produced its first Municipal Finance Report in an effort to address Wyoming’s economic downturn and potential solutions for the long-term financial health of cities and towns.  This report was...

 

Fast, easy and delicious? Something I must try

Fall foods are more than just caramel apples, pumpkin-spiced lattes and pumpkin pie. Of course, I like all of these things, but I also like baking cookies or trying a new snack. This weekend, I decide...

 

Exercises help seniors with balance

The seniors were moving slowing. Concentrating on moving an imaginary ball from one side of their body to the other side. Sometimes they would practice this move while watching their hands with their...

 

Find the perfect pumpkin and help a church

Residents looking for that special pumpkin for Halloween or fall decorations will not have to look far. Once again, the Union Congregational Church, which is located at 350 Mansface Street, is...

 

Stained glass reflects southwest Wyoming

Stained glass windows in churches has always been something special. One can tell a lot about what the members of a church believe by simply looking at the church’s stained-glass windows. Residents...

 

Teens try to escape the haunted GR library

A late-night exploration through the haunted library gets serious when the explorers are trapped in a puzzle-filled room. Teens had a chance to take on the Haunted Library Escape Room Thursday night...

 

Boys cross county takes 4th at regionals

The Green River High School Cross Country team performed well at regionals at the Paradise Valley Country Club in Casper last week. The boys team finished fourth while the girls took fifth in the varsity competitions. The regional meet saw great...

 
 By Pete Rust    Sports    October 19, 2016

Wolves overcome challenge in Cody

Down 12-0 after Cody scored their second touchdown of the game during the first play of the second quarter, the Wolves came back strong to outscore the Broncs 25-6 the rest of the way to move into a three way tie for first place in the 3A West. For m...

 

Wolves swimmers earn regional championship

The Green River High School girls swimming team showed they were a force to be reckoned with at the 4A West Regional swim meet. Having a chance to swim in their home pool, the girls ended the...

 

Lady Wolves fall to tough volleyball teams last week

Despite improving and holding their ground more, the Green River Lady Wolves Volleyball team still lost two conference games. Last Thursday, the Lady Wolves took on Kelly Walsh in Green River. The hom...

 

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