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Articles from the October 22, 2014 edition

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 By David Martin    City    October 22, 2014

Mayors discuss city issues at forum

With the general election less than two weeks away, candidates have been flocking to various forums to talk about their views on subjects impacting local, county and state offices. Wednesday night was Green River’s mayoral candidates’ turn to... Full story

 
 By David Martin    City    October 22, 2014

Candidates discuss economic development

Residents running for Green River CIty Council spoke about how they wanted to represent the city if elected. Lyneen Murphy, a candidate for Ward I, said she moved to Green River 16 years ago and is better known as the organizer for the annual pond... Full story

 

Judicial poll results released

Judges are often the ones handing sentences and presiding over court hearings, but when they’re up for retention, they’re the ones being judged. All of Sweetwater County’s district and circuit court judges were supported for retention in the...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    City    October 22, 2014

PAWS scores show little decline

In 2012, Wyoming school districts witnessed a drastic change when the state board of education adopted new common core standards. At a board meeting last week, Sweetwater County School District No.2 Superintendent Donna Little-Kaumo shared results of...

 
 By David Martin    City    October 22, 2014

Program van vandalized

A bus owned by SW-WRAP was severely vandalized during the weekend, resulting in damages that the nonprofit organization says it can't cover. Cathie Hughes, director of SW-WRAP, said she first noticed...

 

Utah robbery suspect changes court plea

A man suspected of robbing a Utah bank pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors. Robert David Bingle appeared in the Third District Court of Judge Nena James at a change of plea and sentencing to a felony wrongful taking or disposing or property and a...

 

Don Davis

Don Davis, 77, of Rock Springs and Albuquerque, N.M. passed away Oct. 18, from head injuries suffered from a fall. He was surrounded by his family when the angels came for him. He was born on a farm in Tazewell County, Va. to James O. Davis and Dora... Full story

 

Robert Edward "Eddie" Guillen

Robert Edward “Eddie” Guillen, 79, of Rock Springs passed away Oct. 21 in Rock Springs. A longtime resident of Rock Springs, Guillen passed away suddenly. He was born on April 19, 1935 in Walsenberg, Colo., the son of Joseph Guillen and Jessie... Full story

 

Jose Elmer Cordova

Jose Elmer Cordova, 78, of Green River passed away Oct. 18 at the McKay Dee Hospital in Ogden, Utah. He had been a longtime resident of Green River. Cordova was born on May 3, 1936 in Chamical, N.M.,... Full story

 

Travis Ray McDowell

Travis Ray McDowell, 38, passed away Oct. 19, 2014 at the Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah. He died struggling to recover from injuries following an automobile accident. Travis was born in... Full story

 

Richard Dale Brice

Richard Dale Brice, 70, of Green River passed away Oct. 19 at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. A longtime resident of Green River and former resident of Louisiana, Brice passed away... Full story

 

Sammy Joe Barnum

Sammy Joe Barnum, 68, of Helper, Utah passed away Oct. 14, 2014 in Price, Utah. A resident of Helper, Utah for the past nine years and former longtime Rock Springs resident, Barnum died following a... Full story

 

Our view: No need to fear Ebola virus

Looking at the national news, it’s hard not to feel fearful of something that could happen. One of those things people seem to be panicked about is Ebola. The Ebola virus being transferred to the U.S. has a lot of people talking. The rare and...

 

Letter: Research voting records before Nov. 4

Dear Editor, With the elections coming up we should recall that on March 1, 2013, many U.S. Senators and Representatives supported Budget Sequestration. This had a negative effect on our nation that still hurts, such as reneging on contractually...

 

Letter: Former detention officer shares experience

Dear Editor, After reading a letter to the editor in The Green River Star dated Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 entitled “Sheriff doesn’t deserve 3rd term” by Gerald Miller, I felt it necessary to express some concerns I have not only as a former...

 

Letter: In support of the lodging tax

Dear Editor, The renewal of the Sweetwater County Lodging Tax will be on the ballot Nov. 4. This tax helps bring in more than $185 million each year, provides 1,900 jobs and contributes millions in taxes. Yet, the tax does not cost you or me one...

 

Community's downtown is filled with potential

Looking back at my childhood, some of my favorite memories were the weekends I would spend with my Uncle Brad, Aunt Nancy, and their three kids in Green River. It was always an adventure as me and my...

 

The top of the summit: completing "Les Miserables"

Over the course of two years, I dedicated a large amount of time to reading the complete and unabridged version of Victor Hugo’s “Les Miserables.” I really had no idea what I was getting myself...

 

Back in the good old days: reconnecting with family

We all say it, “back in the good old days.” I have said this a thousand times with longing for the days as a child growing up in my beloved Green River. We look at how life is now and look back and wonder how it all changed to this level. The mem...

 

Agencies coordinate plan for possible Ebola outbreak

Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County health and emergency responders have coordinated a plan for Ebola. With the recent scare on the Ebola epidemic, awareness has been heightened at all levels and centers of healthcare. Memorial Hospital of...

 

Majhanovich, Alexander battle in coroner forum

Tuesday night gave local residents a chance to hear from both candidates running for Sweetwater County Coroner. There were no visible smoke and mirrors during the forum with incumbent Democratic...

 

'The Miracle Worker' aims to inspire

(Correction: Play times and dates were incorrectly listed in the print version. This article was updated to reflect the correct dates and times.) The inspirational tale of Helen Keller will unfold on...

 

Many pumpkins available at church's patch

Those who want to find the perfect pumpkin while helping a local church will want to stop by the Union Congregational Church of Christ Pumpkin patch. The patch, located at 350 Mansface, opened earlier in the month and will remain open until about 5...

 

Board recognizes kids

The hard work by several Green River High School students was recognized last Tuesday by the Sweetwater County School District No. 2 Board of Education. The first to be recognized by the board was...

 

ESL classes offered at college

English as a Second Language classes are offered from the Western Wyoming Community College Learning Center. ESL helps those who do not speak English or have limited English to improve their English language skills and function more confidently in... Full story

 

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