Articles from the November 4, 2015 edition

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  • Council seeks grant funds

    Lillian Palmer, Staff Writer|Nov 4, 2015

    The Green River City Council approved various actions at Tuesday’s meeting, many of which were aimed at applying for grant money. The council’s resolutions started with a move to approve the resolution for the north-side lift station grant submission to the Wyoming Business Council’s Community Readiness Program. The grant money will be utilized for the renovation of the north-side lift station, with a total project cost of $1,491,550. A council action item was a council movement to appro...

  • Halloween busy for highway patrol

    Staff Report|Nov 4, 2015

    A Halloween bust scared up more than $138,000 in money believed to have been used in illicit drug purchases Saturday morning. A traffic stop near Exit 107 in Rock Springs at 10 a.m. Saturday morning started when a 2015 Chevy Malibu was stopped for speeding 80 mph in the 75 mph zone. According to a release from the Wyoming Highway Patrol, conflicting and confusing stories from the three occupants resulted in the K-9 unit getting involved with the stop. The dog alerted its handler to the presence of a controlled substance in the car and the subse...

  • Mine rescue demonstration

    Nov 4, 2015

  • Driver rams into car at McDonalds on Halloween

    Staff Report|Nov 4, 2015

    A man was sent to jail Halloween night after he allegedly repeatedly rear-ended the vehicle in front of him at the McDonald’s drive-through in Green River. Jeffrey Craig Oneida, 56, is charged with driving while under the influence, fourth offence; reckless driving; interference with a peace officer and driving while under suspension. At about 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Rock Springs resident Nathaniel Lobao told Green River Police Department officers that he, a friend and her three children, were ordering food at the McDonald’s drive-through when the...

  • CWD infected game unsafe to eat

    Nov 4, 2015

    Chronic Wasting Disease is a fatal neurological disease of deer, elk and moose. Staff at the Game and Fish Department’s wildlife disease laboratory in Laramie confirmed the presence of CWD in a bull elk harvested on Oct. 17 near Deep Creek, in elk Hunt Area 21, which lies about 15 miles northeast of Baggs. Elk Hunt Area 21 overlaps with deer Hunt Area 82 where game and fish documented CWD in 2002. “We started surveillance of deer in this area in 1999, and after the discovery of CWD in the area in 2002, prevalence rates have remained low, abo...

  • Police Reports

    Nov 4, 2015

    Animal control officers attempted to locate a dog (described as a husky) at large on East Teton Boulevard. Officers checked the area, and were unable to locate the dog. Animal control officers responded to an address on West Teton Boulevard for a contained dog. VIN checks were conducted on Riverview Drive and at the police station. Officers were dispatched to an alarm on Alexandrea Circle. Officers checked the property which was secure and the alarm company contacted the property owner. Animal control officers met with an individual on...