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Articles from the October 31, 2018 edition

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Property attracts truck stop

Two parcels of land west of Green River could be the home of a Love’s Travel Stop in the future. The parcels, located along Highway 374 and near Exit 85 on Interstate 80, will be the focus of a...

 

County farmers can receive assistance

Sweetwater County farmers who have suffered from the drought can now file for assistance. According to a press release from the United States Department of Agriculture, Sweetwater County has been...

 

Man missing near Pine Mountain

The search for a Rock Springs resident continues nearly a week after he was reported missing to the Rock Springs Police Department. Terry Meador, 74, was initially reported missing Oct. 25 and was believed to have gone hunting by himself near Pine...

 

Senator's bill impacts Fontenelle Reservoir

A bill passed in Washington, D.C., will impact the Fontenelle Reservoir. Provisions in the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 will allow for the expansion of water storage at the reservoir,...

 

Ann Marie Silbermann

Ann Marie Silbermann, 82, of Green River passed away Oct. 28, 2018, at the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City. She was born in Brooklyn, the daughter of Henry and Mary Guerin....

 

Wyoma Davis

Wyoma Davis died Oct. 20, 2018. Born June 28, 2018, Davis was a lifelong resident of Green River and was named after the state of Wyoming. She is survived by many friends, nieces and nephews who will...

 

Jan Lee Neeley

Jan Lee Neeley, 73, of Rock Springs, passed away Oct, 29, 2018m at his home. A resident of Rock Springs for the past two years and former resident of North Carolina, Neeley died following a lengthy...

 

Ed Sidwell

Ed Sidwell, 64, passed away Oct. 25, 2018, at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County.  He was a resident of Rock Springs since 1983 and former resident of Salt Lake City.   Ed was born Jan. 15,...

 

Donna Kay Mundschenk

Donna Kay Mundschenk, 66, passed away Oct. 16, 2018, at her home in Rock Springs. She was a resident of Rock Springs for 37 years and is a former childhood resident of Colorado. Mundschenk was born...

 

Michael David Doman

Michael David Doman, 74, of Hot Springs, S.D., passed away Oct. 24, 2018, at Huntsman Cancer Center in Salt Lake City surrounded by his family. He had been in ill health for the past two months....

 

Our view: Aim higher than a bedroom community

Green River’s future was a hot topic of discussion during the city council and mayoral forums last week. Along with the usual subjects of bringing new businesses to town and the need for economic development, one comment was made that caught our...

 

Letter: County attorney endorses Grossnickle

I confidently recommend John Grossnickle for the position of Sweetwater County Sheriff. John has served this community as a law enforcement officer for over 20 years. His rise in the ranks from deputy sheriff to the command staff has been solely...

 

Choosing Medicare drug coverage can be tricky

Karen R., a 70-year-old Medicare beneficiary living in a mid-size town in Indiana, contacted me recently about her Part D drug coverage. She and her husband both have traditional Medicare, a Medigap policy, and what’s called a stand-alone plan for...

 

Horses stop by rehabilitation center

Last week, residents at the Mission at Castle Rock Rehabilitation Center and The Villa received a surprise visit from a couple of furry guests. Bobbi Jo and Gene Drozd decided to bring a couple of...

 

Students to perform play

A play based on the Salem witch trials is sure to captivate those who go and see it. The Green River High School theater department is putting on "The Crucible," which was written by Arthur Miller....

 

Grant used to purchase new books

United Way of Southwest Wyoming was awarded an $8,000 grant from Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation to increase the time parents spend reading out loud with their children. With these funds, 3,200 books will be mailed to children in Sweetwater,...

 

Kids can visit WWCC

Western Wyoming Community College will host the annual Choices event Nov. 7 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. on campus. The welcome session will take place in the theater. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the event starts at 9:30 a.m. Choices is an opportunity...

 

World War II discussed at Western

Western Wyoming Community College’s History Department will host Lisa Ossian as she presents “The Forgotten Generation” Nov. 8 at 7. p.m. in room 1302. Ossian, a history professor at Des Moines Area Community College in Iowa, and alumnus of the...

 

DAR celebrates 15 years

On Oct. 20, the High Desert Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution hosted its monthly meeting and celebrated the 15th anniversary of the Chapter.  It is one of 10 chapters in the state and currently meets...

 

Green River couple celebrates 25 years

Gayle and Nick Bacila are celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary Oct. 29, 2018. Gayle and Nick were married Oct. 29, 1993, at the Green River Alliance Church. Pastor Dave Miller conducted the...

 

Volleyball season ends in RS

It wasn't the ending the Lady Wolves volleyball team wanted. The Lady Wolves, who were ranked No. 2 in the Southwest quadrant, didn't advance to state. During regional play, which took place in Rock...

 

Team sends 17 to state swim meet

Seventeen Lady Wolves swimmers will travel to Laramie this week for the state competition. Of the 17, 14 qualified for state, while three are going as alternates. Head coach Colleen Seiloff said they...

 

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