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County candidates speak at forum

In one last public forum Monday evening, all five Sweetwater County Commissioner candidates attended to answer various questions. Moderators asked the candidates questions about the economy, building...

 

Green River home damaged by fire

An unattended burning candle was the cause of a Green River house fire. Last Thursday, around 3 p.m. the Green River Fire Department responded to 2265 Hitching Post for a report of a fire. GRFD Chief...

 

The loss of a community supporter

With Lousie Wesswick’s passing last week, the county has lost one of its biggest proponents of the humanities. Wesswick headed up the Wesswick Foundation, which provided funding to a number local events and causes, much of which supported speakers...

 

Sentence issued for murder

A emotional courtroom audience heard the sentence handed down in the case of Jacob Tripplet. He’ll be going to prison and won’t be getting out any time soon. Triplett pleaded no contest in May to...

 
 By Pete Rust    Sports    October 26, 2016

Green River pounds Worland 48-24

The Wolves entered Friday's contest with the Worland Warriors knowing they had to finish the season with a win to assure themselves a piece of the conference championship and they did so...

 

Volleyball team prepares for regional tourney

The Green River Lady Wolves volleyball team ended its regular season this past weekend with a win and a loss. With the close of regular season play, the Lady Wolves will also lose home-court...

 

Lady wolves shines at last chance meet

A 22-year-old pool record was shattered during the Last Chance Meet in Green River last week. The record was in the 200-yard freestyle relay and was set by Avery Otto-Horn, Sydni Sanders, Alexis King...

 

Gerome "Gerry" Anthony Fedrizzi

Gerome "Gerry" Anthony Fedrizzi, 68, of Rock Springs, passed away on Oct. 17, 2016, at his home. A lifelong resident of Rock Springs, Fedrizzi died suddenly in his sleep.  He was born on April 3,... Full story

 

Robert Ray Young

Robert Ray Young, Sr., 67, of Green River, passed away Oct. 18, 2016, at the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. He had been a longtime resident of Green River and former longtime resident of Rock... Full story

 

Louise Wesswick

Louise Wesswick was born on Feb. 24, 1935, to Louis and Christine Hostar Wessick in Rock Springs.  She attended schools in Rock Springs and furthered her education at the University of Wyoming,... Full story

 

Norma Gay Dooley

Norma Gay Dooley, 87, of Rock Springs, passed away Oct. 12, 2016, at the Sage View Care Center. A longtime resident of Rock Springs and former resident of Orient, Ill., Dooley died following a... Full story

 

Rachel Ann McCracken

Rachel Ann McCracken, 87, of Uvalde, Texas passed away Oct. 17, 2016, in Salt Lake City. She enjoyed the Texas winters and lived in Uvalde, Texas for seven years, but was a former longtime resident... Full story

 

Cheri Braden

Cheri Braden, 37, of Green River, passed away Oct. 18, 2016, at her home. A lifelong resident of Green River, Braden died following a sudden illness.  She was born on Jan. 5, 1979, in Rock Springs,... Full story

 

Our View: Elections likely won't be rigged

During the past week, we’ve received a few phone calls from concerned residents regarding the upcoming general election. The calls stem from one concern in particular: the legitimacy of the results. Fears ranging from Russian influence hijacking...

 

Notes from Town Square: Have a safe Trick or Treating night

“Double, double toil and trouble;  fire burn and cauldron bubble.” -- William Shakespeare With Halloween right around the corner, the Green River URA/Main Street Agency wants to share some tips to ensure a fun and safe experience for everyone. T...

 

Measure would allow California to negotiate medication prices

The fight in California over a ballot initiative that would begin to control the price of pharmaceuticals paid by state programs shows how difficult it is to “do something” about the high price of prescription drugs. According to the Bureau of...

 

Letter: An overreach from the Senate

Dear Editor, In what would seem an outrageous overreach of power, Senate File No. 12 was passed by our Wyoming legislature and signed into law by Gov. Mead. This file banned citizens from collecting data from ANY Wyoming land outside city limits. In...

 

Letter: A thank you to the BLM

Dear Editor, Did you know the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) oversees more than 200 million acres of lands owned in part by each and every American? Forty years ago, a law was passed by Congress to ensure that we all have a say in how these lands...

 

Program provide kids with food

No child should have to go hungry. School is hard enough without a child’s tummy grumbling due to hunger. This is one of the reasons why Harrison Elementary School has been implementing the...

 

Ghost lights created at senior center

Sometimes all it takes to make a cool craft is some paint and a paper towel roll. On Thursday the Golden Hour Senior Center was hosting another craft class; and this time they were making ghost sticks...

 

Peekaboo toddler time at the library

Such a simple game can be used to teach children so many things. This was something parents learned at the Sweetwater County Library's toddler time Monday morning. Youth services director Becky Iwen s...

 

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