Articles from the March 25, 2015 edition


Sorted by date  Results 1 - 24 of 24

  • GR farmer's market fees waived

    David Martin, Editor|Mar 25, 2015

    Last week, the Green River City Council voted to waive traveling vendor fees for the annual farmer’s market. According to city documents, the city has historically waived the fees for the market vendors. Without that waiver, merchants attending the weekly even would be required to pay a $10 fee for a traveling merchant license each week they participate. Last year, the Main Street board opted to waive its booth fees, as well as convinced the Council to waive its license fee. This year, approximately 30 vendors are anticipated to take part in t...

  • Vehicle alleged as weapon again

    Stephanie Thompson, People Editor|Mar 25, 2015

    A Green River woman accused of hitting a building and a vehicle with her car pleaded not guilty to three felony charges and two misdemeanor charges. Heather L. Ortega appeared in the Third District Court of Judge James at an arraignment to felony charges of aggravated assault and battery, two counts of property destruction and defacement and misdemeanor charges of duty to stop vehicle where accident involves damage to attended vehicle or property, failure to maintain liability coverage (first...

  • Jamestown water work no longer a pipe dream

    David Martin, Editor|Mar 25, 2015

    While he has said the 2015 legislative session was somewhat disappointing for him, Rep. Stan Blake, D-Green River, said he’s definitely happy with one bill he helped pass. House Bill 70, which was sponsored by the select water committee, grants funding to a number of water projects throughout the state, included the Jamestown-Rio Vista Water and Sewer District’s proposed water line in its funding bill. The bill gives $4.2 million in grant in funding to help start the project. The funding amounts to 67 percent of the estimated project cost, of w...

  • CDC hires director from Green River

    Staff Report|Mar 25, 2015

    The Sweetwater County Child Developmental Center hired a Green River educator to take the helm of the organization. Last week, the CDC announced the center’s board offered the position to Lu Kasper, who currently works as the principal at Harrison Elementary School. A starting date has yet to be determined, but her employment will start after the current school year concludes. Kasper was one of 21 candidates applying for the position and one of three finalists contacted for interviews. Her job offer came after an executive session hosted d...

  • Winston D. Smith

    Mar 25, 2015

    Winston D. Smith, 89, of Hot Springs, S.D., passed away March 21, 2015, at the Ft. Meade VA Medical Center in Ft. Meade, S.D. Winston was born Jan. 5, 1926, in Calwood Township, Mo., to Burton Crane and Ruth (Miller) Smith. He proudly served in the United States Navy. Winston is survived by two sons, Merlan (Toni) Smith of Huron, S.D.; Roger Smith of Green River; and three sisters, Virginia and husband Tom Aughenbaugh of Tehachapi, Calif.; Dorothy Dorey of Springfield, Mo.; and Phyllis Wenz of Vilas, S.D. Memorial services will take place at 2... Full story

  • Marvin "Butch" Brauburge

    Mar 25, 2015

    Marvin "Butch" Brauburger went home March 22, 2015, at 5:45 a.m. Preceded by his best friend and wife Elaine Brauburger. Survived by his four children; son Roger and wife Porche Brauburger, daughter Roxanne Brauburger, daughter Ronda and husband Antonio Lee, and son Roland and wife Jessica Brauburger; plus his blessed grandchildren Chance, Evar and Taige Brauburger, Gabriel, Grace and Isabelle Brauburger, Marissa, Lillian and Roland Jr. Brauburger. As a child he met the love of his life Elaine a... Full story

  • Bubble fun

    Mar 25, 2015

  • Sweetwater speller

    Mar 25, 2015

  • Our View: Air quality is not somebody else's problem

    Mar 25, 2015

    There’s a few lines in Douglas Adams’ third “Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” book that deals with the idea of something being somebody else’s problem. The idea Adams portrayed, somewhat comically, is that the brain will edit out things either critically alarming and dangerous or something so inconceivable that the mind can’t accept it, making that thing invisible because it’s somebody else’s problem. At times, it seems this principal effects how critical issues are seen in Wyoming. Take the recent letter sent by Sweetwater County in regard...

  • Lifelong Learning: corn chips

    Lu Sweet, Western Wyoming Community College|Mar 25, 2015

    As my eight-year-old kiddo and I were waiting for “morning drop-off” at school a while back, he excitedly told me that the school had recently fixed their playground by removing the rocks and replacing them with corn chips. I realized he meant wood chips, but “corn chips” made for a more interesting conversation at that point so I just ran with it. I asked him if any of the kids were eating any of the corn chips at recess and what would happen if someone stepped on them first. I asked him if he thought the “five second rule” would apply. And...

  • Check out the haunted library

    Mikki Gilmore, Sweetwater County Library System|Mar 25, 2015

    Do you love ghost stories? Are you curious about the paranormal? Don’t be left out. Come join us for this year’s Ghost Walks. As many of you know the library has been hosting true paranormal investigations for many years now. Once again staff at the Sweetwater County Library are planning their programs for 2015. There will be a few changes this year. By special request we have slated an evening in May and October for the regular tours. Please note, tickets will sell for $5 each (you can thank library director Jason Grubb for lowering the price)...

  • Stirring up memories of Green River

    Jack H. Smith, Staff Writer|Mar 25, 2015

    Whether it be a lifelong resident, someone who commutes to work here on a daily basis, or someone who lived here for a few years, everyone has not only their first memories of Green River, but the things they cherish about the small Wyoming town. In the past few issues of the Star, we have had two special sections that really stirred these memories for me and I’m sure many other of our readers. The first special highlighted things we love about Green River, and a historical edition in today’s is...

  • Tradition continues

    David Martin, Editor|Mar 25, 2015

    Being a Sweetwater County Tradition for the past several years, the Bowls of Caring fundraising event attracted more than 800 people to the Sweetwater County Events Complex last week. The soup dinner, which features artistic bowls made by people throughout the county, was changed up a bit from previous years, focusing on the YWCA and its programs. Lauren Schoenfield, executive director of the YWCA, said the event originally was a fundraiser hosted in memory of Kathy Crabtree, a resident who...

  • Hooded bandit sought

    Staff Report|Mar 25, 2015

    A late-morning holdup at a rest area east of Rock Springs has the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office seeking the unidentified bandit. According to a release from the sheriff’s office, William Hall, a truck driver from Mississippi had parked at the Bitter Creek Rest Area about 40 miles east of Rock Springs when he was robbed at gunpoint at about 10 a.m. March 20. The man, described as white and appearing in his early 20s, wore a dark blue pullover jacket or hoodie with letters “UA” in gold on the back and demanded Hall hand over his wallet....

  • Karate Kid

    Mar 25, 2015

  • Seniors help solve murder mystery

    David Martin, Editor|Mar 25, 2015

    Seniors at the Golden Hour Senior Center Friday evening were treated to a Hawaiian luau-style dinner of barbecued ribs and tropical drinks. Then, being the helpful members of society seniors often are, they helped solve a murder most foul. The night was a dinner-theater performance hosted by Stage Crush, a group of members from nonprofit theater group Actor’s Mission. Kristen Riley, who heads Stage Crush, said it’s a group who focus on improvisational acting and sketch comedy who help provide publicity for the Actor’s Mission and its perfo...

  • GR student to state competiton

    Stephanie Thompson, People Editor|Mar 25, 2015

    On Friday geography students from around the state will gather to compete for a chance to attend the National Geographic Geography Bee. One of those competitors is sixth-grade Monroe Intermediate School student Rebekka Poling. Poling will join other fourth through eighth-grade semifinalists at the Wyoming National Geographic State Bee, which is sponsored by Google and Plum Creek. This bee will take place Friday in Laramie. “Last year I did it; and I didn’t do so well so I decided to do it aga...

  • Speech team takes 1st at districts

    Stephanie Thompson, People Editor|Mar 25, 2015

    For the eighth year in a row, the Green River High School Speech and Debate team has come home with the District Championship trophy. Every year, the team surpasses it own goals and breaks additional records from previous years, head coach Carina Stulken said. “This is our eighth consecutive district championship and the first time we have swept every category, as well for the overall awards in speech events, congress and debate to go along with the overall sweepstakes award,” Stulken said. “In...

  • Search underway: LaRose resigns after year two

    Jack H. Smith, Staff Writer|Mar 25, 2015

    There will be a new head coach next season for the Green River High School boy’s basketball team. After two years at the helm, Dan LaRose resigned from the position last Thursday. The Wolves ended the season earlier this month at 0-21 after a loss to Evanston at the 4A West Regional Tournament. “Coach LaRose has devoted a great deal of time and effort to the program,” District Activities Director Tom Wilson said. “Dan (LaRose) is a good man and will continue to impact kids in a positive fashion...

  • Wolves soccer starts season Friday

    Jack H. Smith, Staff Writer|Mar 25, 2015

    The Green River High School boys and girls varsity soccer teams won’t have to venture far for their first game of the 2015 season. The two squads will kick off the year Friday with home games scheduled against Evanston. The boys game is scheduled to start at 2 p.m., and the girls are slated to begin at 4 p.m. Both games will be played at Wolves Stadium. The teams will then travel to Casper Saturday for a Jamboree- style tournament at Kelly Walsh High School. The format will have each team p...

  • Three Green River athletes shine at Utah meet

    Jack H. Smith, Staff Writer|Mar 25, 2015

    Several members of the Green River High School track team got an early start to their season at the Utah High School Track Coaches Association’s Outdoor Championships in West Jordan, Utah. “We had a pretty good day. It was just good to get an early meet under our belt,” head coach Steve Boyd said. “We learned a few interesting things from the meet as we usually do early in the season.” Boyd said they learned they have a talented quarter-miler in freshman Andri Dewey, who placed fifth in the race...

  • Green River wrestlers strong at Denver tourney

    Jack H. Smith, Staff Writer|Mar 25, 2015

    It was a great weekend for Green River wrestling. Nine Green River High School wrestlers and about a dozen Green River Grapplers combined as a team to compete at the Rocky Mountain Wrestling Tournament in Denver. The team finished an amazing fifth out of 100 teams at the tournament. “It was an exciting weekend watching the younger kids compete alongside the high school wrestlers, both groups supported the other, the future looks bright and there is a lot of talent in this town,” Green River Hig...

  • Grapplers strong across the West

    Staff Report|Mar 25, 2015

    The Green River Grapplers have been busy on the mat, with impressive showings at tournaments across the Rocky Mountain region. Two weeks ago the team had wrestlers at five tournaments in three states. RESULTS: Intermountain Warrior (Pocatello, Idaho) 1. Thomas Dalton 4. Sefton Douglas 4. Tainui Kellner Pleasant Grove, Utah 3. Dom Martinez (Folkstyle) 4. Martinez (Freestyle) 4. Eric Clingenpeel (Freestyle and Folkstyle) Rawlins 2. Oliver Wisniewski Wright, Wyo. 2. Wisniewski Bridger Valley 2. Darris Todd (Freestyle, Folkstyle) 1. Brennyn Clark...

  • Four players earn conference honors

    Jack H. Smith, Staff Writer|Mar 25, 2015

    Four Green River athletes were recognized last week by the Wyoming Coaches Association. Sophomore standout Taylor Stoeger was named to the team 4A West All Conference team. “She is very deserving of the recognition. She was very well respected by the other coaches and she led the team is a lot of categories,” head coach Rick Carroll said. He added senior Kasey Turnbull was named to the all-conference second team. “She did a great job leading our team,” Carroll said. On the boys side, senior...

Rendered 06/18/2024 21:51