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Articles from the January 11, 2017 edition

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 By David Martin    City    January 11, 2017

Snow day adds to schedule

The first snow day in more than 30 years last week has resulted in another day getting added to the school calendar in Green River. The Sweetwater County School District No. 2 Board voted unanimously...


Weather causes bus problems

Bitter winter weather conditions caused Green River schools to close Thursday and busses to break down Friday. Last Thursday, Sweetwater County School District No. 2 declared a snow day, but it’s...

 By David Martin    City    January 11, 2017

Hospital kills agreement with Castle Rock district

A sudden termination of an agreement between Castle Rock Hospital District and Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County has left administrators at CRHD surprised. “The affiliation was terminated...


Councilman thinks online sales tax will help cities' budget slumps

A Rock Springs City Councilman believes increased internet shopping has resulted in sales tax declines seen in both Green River and Rock Springs. David Halter, a councilman who works as the...


JoAnn LaVerne Schanno Behrman

JoAnn LaVerne Schanno Behrman, 78, of Rock Springs, passed away Jan. 5, 2017, at her home.  She was born on July 13, 1938, in Vernal, Utah, the daughter of Francis Elmo Schanno and Thelma LaVerne... Full story


Velma Jean Walker Wonnacott

Velma Jean Walker Wonnacott, 90, of Rock Springs, passed away Jan. 3, 2017, at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County, following a brief illness. She was born Jan. 26, 1926, in Rock Springs, the... Full story


Dorothy I. Deichmueller

Dorothy I. Deichmueller, 93, of Green River, Wyoming passed away Jan. 5, 2017, at the Sublette Center in Pinedale, following a lengthy illness. She was a lifelong resident of Green River.  She was... Full story


Velois Ann "Pat" Timlin

Velois Ann "Pat" Timlin, 82, of Rock Springs, passed away Jan. 7, 2017, at Sage View Care Center following a lengthy illness. She was a resident of Rock Springs for the past 70 years and former... Full story


Miriam J. Corhn

Miriam J. Corhn, 54, a lifelong resident of Rock Springs, passed away Jan. 3, 2017, at her home after a sudden illness. She was born Jan. 15, 1962, in Rock Springs, the daughter of John Taucher and... Full story


Clifford "Cliff" Leroy Gibbons

Clifford "Cliff" Leroy Gibbons, 66, of Rock Springs, passed away Jan. 6, 2017, at his home following a lengthy illness. He was born on Oct. 23, 1950, in Wallace, Idaho, the son of Grant Leroy Gibbons... Full story


Bobette Martin

Bobette Martin, 66, of Green River, passed away Jan. 8, 2017, at the Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah, after a brief illness. She was born May 9, 1950, in Greeley, Colo., the daughter of... Full story


Jon Lee Fletcher

Jon Lee Fletcher, 66, of Green River, passed away Dec. 31, 2016, at his home after a short illness. He was born March 15, 1950, in Onawa, Iowa, the son of Wilmert James Fletcher and Ardath Ione... Full story


Our View: State should push internet sales tax

It’s another year and another financial crisis looms overhead for municipal governments in Sweetwater County. Sales taxes, the lifeblood of any incorporated town or city, continues to be in decline and another round of budgetary shortfalls are...


Notes from Town Square: CodeRED alerts residents

Recently, the city of Green River activated the CodeRED Emergency Notification System to alert citizens of the no unnecessary travel advisory within the city limits of Green River issued by the Green River Police Department. So, what is the CodeRED...


Hospitals get penalized for harm

Anyone facing a hospital stay for themselves or a family member should look at new data the government released right before Christmas showing that it penalized 769 of the nation’s hospitals for having high rates of patient injuries. The monetary...


Wrestlers stand out in Vernal, Utah

Competing against the best teams from Colorado and Utah, the Wolves grapplers were able to finish tournament competition in Vernal, Utah, with fourth place in the varsity division and eighth in junior...


Sheriff's office issues ice fishing advisory

With the ice fishing season arriving in Sweetwater County, the county sheriff’s office recently issued a safety advisory and some tips for safe ice fishing. Ice Fishing Safety Tips First and foremost, bear in mind the tried-and-true adage that...


The morning ritual

At a time when most people are either in bed or just waking up to start their day, a dedicated group of athletes are already honing their skills. Wednesday morning, swimmers in Green River’s USA...


Crafts used as a way to socialize

For some seniors at the Golden Hour Senior Center, craft time is something they do to hang out with their friends. During one of the Lets Get Crafty classes, crafters were busy making wreaths out of...


GR speech team takes 1st place

The second part of the Green River High School’s Speech and Debate season was kicked off with a first-place finish in Powell. On Friday the team traveled to Powell to compete against 20 schools and...


GR resident shows paintings at library

The Sweetwater County Library is hosting an exhibit of watercolor paintings by Green River resident Sandra Banks from now through the end of February. “Watercolor Retrospective” is 25 original watercolor paintings which include a variety of...


GRHS grad to become instructor

Cadet 3rd Class, Reece M. Clingenpeel, a sophomore at the United States Air Force Academy, was recently selected to join the 94th Flying Training Squadron to train to become a soaring instruction pilot at USAFA. Clingenpeel, a 2015 Green River High S...


Student accepted into Air Force Academy

Green River High School senior Eric Clingenpeel recently accepted an appointment to the class of 2021 at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. All cadets at the USAFA who graduate earn a bachelor’s degree and are commissioned as...


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