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Genesis calls workers back

Genesis Alkali is calling some of its workers back following layoffs at its mine this summer. David Caplan, the company’s communications director, described the number of people being called back...

 
 By Staff Report    City    October 28, 2020

Setzer acquitted

ROCK SPRINGS — A jury found Bradley Setzer not guilty of attempted murder following his trial in Sweetwater County District Court last week. The jury returned with a verdict at about 4:35 p.m. on Tuesday. Not guilty verdicts were returned on three...

 
 By David Martin    News    October 28, 2020

COVID-19 continues surging in Wyoming

Novel coronavirus infections continue to increase throughout the Cowboy State, leading to fears the state’s healthcare system will be severely impacted by hospitalizations. The deaths of nine...

 
 By Staff Report    City    October 28, 2020

School's Veterans Day activities canceled

The long-running Veteran’s Day program hosted by Lincoln Middle School will not happen this year. Lori Hastert, the sixth-grade teacher at Lincoln Middle School, said the school decided not to host the event due to concerns with hosting a COVID-19...

 

Charlotte Ann (Carden) Copeland

Charlotte Ann (Carden) Copeland, 75, passed away Sunday, October 18, 2020 at her home in Green River, Wyoming. Mrs. Copeland was born on July 14, 1945 in Poteau, Oklahoma to Raymon A. and Bertha M....

 

Jan Alan Rushing

Jan Alan Rushing, 72, passed away Saturday, October 24, 2020 at Mission at Castle Rock in Green River, Wyoming after a courageous battle with Parkinson's disease. He was a resident of Green River for...

 

George A. Whittecar

George A. Whittecar, 69, passed away on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at Compassionate Journey Assisted Living in Evanston, Wyoming following a courageous battle with cancer for the past year. He was a...

 

Kasey Kauppi

Kasey Kauppi, 30, passed away Sunday, October 18, 2020 at his home in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was a life-long resident of Rock Springs. Mr. Kauppi was born January 17, 1990 in Rock Springs; the son...

 

John B. Howe

John B. Howe, 69 passed away on Sunday, October 18, 2020 at his home in Rock Springs, Wyoming following a lengthy illness. He was a resident of Rock Springs for 38 years and former resident of...

 

Hui-Suk (Sue) Bozner

Hui-Suk (Sue) Bozner passed away peacefully, Saturday October 17, 2020, surrounded by her family at her home in Green River, Wyoming. She had been battling endometrial metastatic cancer since...

 

Our view: Be careful on those slick winter roads

As much as any of us hate to admit it, winter weather has arrived. Along with having to worry about shoveling driveways and sidewalks, many of Green River’s residents will also contend with slick roads and the possibility of driving during a nasty...

 

Looking forward to the election's end

I don’t think I’m alone when I say this: I can’t wait for this election season to end. My reasons probably differ from most people -- through I can’t remember a previous presidential election being such a slog to experience. I blame social...

 

Letter: Hunter blames senator for lack of tags

Dear Editor Under a bill that went before the State Senate in February, an additional 3,000+ Wyoming resident hunters would have drawn an antelope tag this year.  But, the bill, Senate File 94, failed on introduction. In fact, just one state...

 
 By Deb Sutton    County    October 28, 2020

A push for fewer COVID-19 cases

ROCK SPRINGS — Sweetwater County residents were doing something right. The number of positive COVID-19 cases were dropping and remaining at low levels for more than a month. With the number of positive cases on the rise again, many healthcare...

 

Independent candidates seek overhaul of system

CHEYENNE – Donald Trump and Joe Biden were no-shows, but the last presidential debate of the 2020 election cycle happened Saturday night among little-known independent candidates at the Little America Hotel and Resort in Cheyenne. While each...

 
 By Staff Report    News    October 28, 2020

4 sentenced in kidnapping case

RIVERTON — Four Fremont County residents were sentenced in federal court last week for kidnapping, along with aiding and abetting, on the Wind River Indian Reservation. Ashley Rose Yellowbear, 28, Kristen Jade Antelope, 27, Rusty Tso Tabaho, 28,...

 
 By Pete Rust    Sports    October 28, 2020

Wolves' season comes to an end

In a game that was much closer than the score indicates, the Star Valley Braves pulled away from the Wolves for the victory, eliminating the Wolves from the playoffs. The Wolves moved the ball...

 

Girls swimming take 3A West conference crown

Team scores Green River, 329 Powell, 320 Lander, 201 Sublette County, 168 Lyman, 154 Kemmerer, 60 Riverton, 53 200-yard medley relay 1. GRHS A(Lauren Jensen, Hailey Uhrig, Lauren Lee, Lilly Munoz), 1:53.90 200-yard freestyle 3. Alexa Lauze, 2:05.84 4...

 

Runners compete at state

Lady Wolves varsity cross county at state The girls placed ninth, scoring 223 points. Individual times 16. Madison Murdock, 21:27.2 17. Madison Yoak, 21:30.8 34. Madison Bauers, 22:26.7 79. Jayleigh...

 

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