Articles from the October 26, 2023 edition


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  • Richard Anthony Adamski Jr.

    Oct 26, 2023

    Richard Anthony Adamski Jr., 53, passed away October 11, 2023 at his home. He was a lifelong resident of Sweetwater County, Wyoming. He was born March 27, 1970 in Lackawanna, New York; the son of Richard Anthony Adamski Sr. and Barbara Brown. Richard attended schools in Green River, Wyoming and was a 1988 graduate of Green River High School. He worked for Jackman Construction as a Heavy Equipment Operator for several years. Richard enjoyed fishing; camping and remodeling his home. Survivors...

  • Krystal Dawn Simpson

    Oct 26, 2023

    Krystal Dawn Simpson, 24, passed away on October 15, 2023 at her home in Green River, Wyoming. She was born on March 5, 1999 in Ogden, UT, the daughter of Cynthia Ann Simpson and Mike Simpson. She was raised by her grandparents Bob and Donna Cudney. Krystal was a 2017 graduate of Green River High School. She furthered her education at Arizona State University and obtained her bachelors in psychology. She was a member of the United Church of Christ. She was an avid sports fan, cheering on her...

  • Christi Peden

    Oct 26, 2023

    Christi Peden, 50, passed away at her home Wednesday, October 18, 2023 at her home in Evanston, Wyoming. She was a resident of Evanston for the last 11 years and former resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming. She was born October 28, 1972 in Kansas City, Missouri; the daughter of Donald E. Fawbush and Sharon K. Thompson. Christi attended schools in Rock Springs and was a 1991 graduate of Rock Springs High School. She enjoyed spending time with family. Survivors include two sons, Jeffrey Lux and wife...

  • Charlene K. Hindman

    Oct 26, 2023

    Charlene K. Hindman, 78, passed away peacefully surrounded by her son Brandon on Friday, October 20, 2023 at her home. She was a resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming and former resident of Big Piney and Basin, Wyoming. She was born October 28, 1944 in Choteau, Montana; the daughter of Charles Morgan Sanders and May Alvina Pinney. Mrs. Hindman attended schools in Montana and Wyoming. She was a 1963 graduate of Big Piney High School. She was married to Harold Eugene Hindman and he preceded her in...

  • Roderick Bright

    Oct 26, 2023

    Roderick Bright, 79, passed away Sunday, August 20, 2023 at Wyoming Retirement Home in Basin, Wyoming. He was a resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was born September 3, 1943 in Bishop, California; the son of Joseph Bright and Dorothy Thatcher. Mr. Bright attended schools in California and was a 1961 graduate of Big Pine High School. He married Mary Paulik in Rock Springs and they later divorced. They remained close friends, and spent a lot of their time together. Mr. Bright was a United...

  • More time to comment

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Oct 26, 2023

    After much discussion in Sweetwater County and across Wyoming concerning the Bureau of Land Management’s Resource Management Plan (RMP) Draft for the Rock Springs Field Office, the BLM has agreed to extend the comment period on the draft, giving the public an additional 60 days to weigh in on the RMP. “At the request of the state of Wyoming and other stakeholders, the Bureau of Land Management is extending the comment period on the Draft Rock Springs Resource Management Plan, Draft Env...

  • Community College president resigning

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Oct 26, 2023

    Dr. Kim Dale will be resigning as the president of Western Wyoming Community College. Dale spoke with Western's Board of Trustees during their normal meeting last Thursday, October 19, and presented the board with a letter explaining her resignation and requesting release from her contract. "After much reflection and a heavy heart, I am requesting release from my current three-year employment contract as president of Western Wyoming Community College, effective July 12, 2024," Dale stated in...

  • Brief: Parks and Recreation hires new Recreation Program Supervisor

    Oct 26, 2023

    Green River Parks and Recreation recently announced that Raime Drake has joined the department as the new Recreation Program Supervisor. "Raime will be a valuable asset to the team," the department said. "We are thrilled to have a fresh perspective for our programs and the City." "I am thrilled to work within the Parks and Recreation department," Drake said. "I have a deep connection to recreation programs like GRASP and Summer Day Camp, having been involved in them throughout high school and...

  • County jail changes service providers for residential communications

    Jason Mower, Sweetwater County Sheriffs Office|Oct 26, 2023

    The Sweetwater County Detention Center today announced an upcoming change in communication service providers for offenders housed at the facility. The variety of communication services provided to residents housed at the detention center remains unchanged. Effective Thurs., Oct. 26, the sheriff's office will, however, use a new prepaid communications service provider, NCIC Inmate Communications. For facility residents, all outgoing phone calls (local, long-distance, and international) will be billed at a per-minute rate, with no connection...

  • Women's Club gives donations, hosts meeting, plans future events

    Marcia Volner, Womens Club of Sweetwater County President|Oct 26, 2023

    The GFWC Women's Club of Sweetwater County met for their General Meeting on October 17 at Siam King. The speaker for the luncheon was Stephanie Dupape from Wyoming Cancer Resource Services. She spoke about her program and some of the services such as Healthy You Class, Various Support Groups and resources available. She can help through Wyoming Cancer Resource with mammogram, colonoscopy and cervical cancer screening costs. She also talked about mammograms starting at age 40 and things to watch...

  • 3A West Conference Champions

    Jackie Finch, General Manager|Oct 26, 2023

    What is better than competing in your home pool? Winning the 3A West Conference Championships in your home pool! The Lady Wolves had an absolutely amazing weekend in the water as they claimed first place in eight of the 12 events during the Championships on Friday and Saturday. There was so much excitement as the winner was announced over the loud speaker and Green River was named the Champion with 398 points. Coming in second was Lander with 299 points, followed by Rawlins with 168, Kemmerer...

  • Excellent turnout for County Museum's Día de los Muertos event

    Dick Blust, Sweetwater County Historical Museum|Oct 26, 2023

    More than two hundred people attended the Sweetwater County Historical Museum's special Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) event at the Clock Tower Park in Green River on Saturday. As featured in the animated 2017 Walt Disney film Coco, Día de los Muertos is a holiday for honoring the dead. It originated in Mexico but is now celebrated in many Latin American countries. Celebrants create displays called ofrendas (offerings), using items such as food, flowers, photos, and sugar skulls in r...

  • Green River Police Department reports for Oct. 12 - 23

    Oct 26, 2023

    Green River Police Department reports for Oct. 12 At 12:32 p.m., officers observed a property on Andrews Street that was in violation of City ordinance 17-1(a) Weeds. Officers attempted to contact the property owner, posted a notice to abate, and completed an incident report. At 1:03 p.m., officers observed a trailer with no visible registration parked on the roadway of Clark Street. Officers observed several vehicles on the property that appeared to be non-running and items scattered all over the property. Officers contacted the property...

  • Lady Wolves victorious over Tigers, fall to Braves

    Jackie Finch, General Manager|Oct 26, 2023

    The Green River Lady Wolves Volleyball team played the Rock Springs Lady Tigers on Tuesday, October 17. The match was the "Dig Pink" game and the stands and court were filled with beautiful pink colors honoring Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Green River played strong the first set, but came up short at the end, losing 22-25. The Lady Wolves came back with determination and won the second set 25-23, then faced the Lady Tigers with even more confidence in the third set and won again, finishing...

  • GRHS Cross Country finishes season at State Tournament

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Oct 26, 2023

    Although they ran hard, the Green River High School Cross Country team came up just a little shy of the trophy they were hoping for at the State Tournament. The girls team pushed for a victory, but with over a dozen other teams to face and tough competition fighting for the win, the Lady Wolves ended up coming in fifth overall. They were only two points away from fourth place, being barely beat out by Buffalo High School. The Evanston ladies, who have been tough competition for the Lady Wolves...

  • Fort Phil Kearny: Gruesome history lends intrigue to alleged paranormal encounters

    Shelby Kruse, The Sheridan Press Via Wyoming News Exchange|Oct 26, 2023

    SHERIDAN - Fort Phil Kearny was established by the U.S. Army on July 15, 1866 with the original purpose of protecting freighters and travelers along the Bozeman Trail from Native American tribes. Standing for only two years, the fort would become the site of a deadly battle that spelled death for 81 men. Today, the fort's bloodied history is the catalyst for ghost stories aplenty. Of two major battles at the fort, the one with the highest number of fatalities was the Fetterman Fight, also known...

  • Our View: Lots of chances for spooky fun

    Oct 26, 2023

    When it comes to celebrating Halloween, Green River is a great place to be to have some spooky fun! This week’s paper is our annual Halloween edition with our Trick-or-Treat Map. This special section gives you a handy guide to which businesses in Green River will be handing out candy on Halloween and when you can stop by to pick up a treat. There are over 20 participants downtown and over 30 on the south side of the railroad. With so many great local businesses who are actively involved in the community, kids will have plenty of chances to g...

  • Op-Ed: Conservatives are getting tired of being right

    Rep. John Bear and Rep. Pepper Ottoman|Oct 26, 2023

    Whenever conservatives in the Wyoming House push back against the destructive policies coming from Washington D.C., we are told that we can’t question the feds. When we fought in February to protect Wyoming parents from the “social transitioning” of their children while at school, we were told “that isn’t happening here.” When we tried to protect state and national security interests by preventing agricultural land from being acquired by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and other state sponsors of terror, we were told that our fears of ho...

  • Suspect in high-speed crashes found incompetent

    CJ Baker, Powell Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange|Oct 26, 2023

    POWELL — That Cameron Boni remains in jail and not in a mental health facility is a source of frustration for Park County Circuit Court Judge Joey Darrah, who’s presiding over Boni’s pending criminal charges. “This is a troubling case for me,” Darrah said Oct. 12, as he ordered Boni to remain held on $100,000 bond, “because Mr. Boni is a product of a system, in my mind, that is broken.” Court records say Boni raced into Powell at 143 mph in May, hitting four different vehicles before his Jetta slid to a stop on Coulter Avenue. No one was serio...

  • Telling history through art

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Oct 26, 2023

    A 43-foot-long golden spike has been making its way across the country for the past two weeks, traveling from the artist's studio in Kentucky to the monument's final home in Utah. The giant spike's last stop before reaching Utah was in Sweetwater County, where it parked outside the Community Fine Arts Center in Downtown Rock Springs for several hours. The CFAC hosted the traveling spike as a special part of their current "Westward Expansion" exhibit, which can be viewed through October 31. When...

  • Wolves end season with loss to Evanston

    Pete Rust, Contributor|Oct 26, 2023

    This past week during a Thursday night home game, the Green River Wolves hosted the Evanston Red Devils, knowing that if they could not only get the win but win by at least 12 points they could still get into the playoffs. Head Coach Blaine Christensen expressed in his pre-game interview that he felt the Wolves had practiced hard and were ready to play but they needed the offense to get going early. The Wolves had 12 seniors playing their last game while Evanston had 18 seniors and many more...

  • Western Wyoming's big buck country sees slowest hunt in 30 years

    Mike Koshmrl, WyoFile.com|Oct 26, 2023

    ALPINE - Gary Fralick's calm demeanor shifted to a hustle for the hour that a steady stream of severed heads made its way through his check station on the last Saturday of deer hunting season. The Thayne-based Wyoming Game and Fish Department biologist and his colleague, Kelsie Hayes, checked one ungulate deadhead after another. The red-shirted duo was posted up where Greys River Road exits the Wyoming and Salt River mountain ranges. Fralick knows the spot well: This fall marked his 30th...

  • State of Wyoming seeks updated historic landmark designation for Capitol

    Hannah Shields, Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange|Oct 26, 2023

    CHEYENNE — When Gov. John Allen Campbell signed an act granting women’s suffrage in 1869, Wyoming became the first state in the country to give women the right to vote. Women’s suffrage was further solidified 20 years later during the Wyoming Constitutional Convention in 1889, when this right was enshrined as part of the state’s constitution, again making Wyoming the first state to do so. The room where the convention was held, known as the Historic Supreme Court Room, resides within the Wyoming State Capitol and is open to the public. The sta...

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