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Boy Scout earns his Eagle award

A Green River Boy Scout recently obtained the highest Boy Scout honor after carrying out his bat house project. For Boy Scout Troop 78 member Nathan Nelson, trying to help the community while...

 

Marvel Zoy Moffitt

Our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend Zoy passed away Nov. 6, 2018, at age 100 just shy of her 101st birthday. She was born in Fairview, Utah Nov. 14, 1917, to Bernard...

 

Swimmers take 2nd at state

The Lady Wolves Swimming Team showed they had what it took to swim with the big schools and came home with a second-place finish. During the meet, the several Lady Wolves broke school records....

 

Middle schoolers work hard in the pool

If you ask Randy Walker, he'd say swimming is sport in its purest form. He advises his middle-school swimmers that other swimmers aren't the people they're competing against. They should focus on... Full story

 

BLM should be more clear with language

In July 2017, Interior Secretary Zinke signed Order 3354, directing the BLM to streamline their oil and gas leasing process. Five months later, the BLM Washington Office issued Instruction Memo 2018-34 in partial fulfillment of that order. The BLM...

 

Cheney's bill mocks public input

Four percent - the unemployment rate in Sweetwater County. Ninety-six percent of us are working. Four percent - the percentage of public land in Sweetwater County being considered for wilderness. Ninety-six percent of our public lands are working...

 

Our View: Focus should be on streets

The Green River City Council needs to focus more on funding streets. Anyone driving down Flaming Gorge Way, especially near the Green River Police Department, can talk about how uneven the street has become. Other streets are in dire need of...

 

The reason for their defeat

With the General Election officially over, Sweetwater County will have two new commissioners starting next year. A lot can be learned in the defeat suffered by John Kolb and Reid West. Before I...

 

The work put into a product

Each year, I have the honor of putting together, designing and laying out our Salute to the troops Veterans Day special section. It’s a time-consuming and meticulous task because I don’t want to...

 

Dodging a fiscal bullet

Don’t look now, but Wyoming just dodged a fiscal bullet. The smart thing to do would be to count ourselves lucky, then get out of the line of fire before the next round comes flying down range. But if history is any guide, I expect our Legislature...

 

How to protect against scams

More and more each day people fall victim to scammers, with new scams being thrown at us daily and each one seemingly more legitimate than the last. What are we to do? Never answer our phones? Be leary of every letter we receive in the mail? In a...

 
 By David Martin    City    November 7, 2018

Garbage rates may increase

Green River residents might see a garbage bill in 2019 if the city council approves a request from Wyoming Waste Systems. A vote on the increase was listed on the Council’s agenda Monday night, but...

 

A red wave hits the county

Republicans made huge gains in Sweetwater County Tuesday night. All three Republicans vying for seats on the Sweetwater County Board of County Commissioners won their electoral bids, while the...

 
 By David Martin    City    November 7, 2018

Council, school board get new faces

Both the Green River City Council and the Sweetwater County School District No. 2 Board of Trustees will have some new blood coming in. While Mayor Pete Rust and Councilman Gary Killpack will receive...

 

Airport funding voted down

The Sweetwater County Commission will not support funding the Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport commercial terminal without a guarantee that it will receive federal grant funding. During the...

 

Elena Agnes Faccini

Elena Agnes Faccini, 97, Rock Springs, passed away in Casper at the Poplar Living Center Nov. 6, 2018. She was a resident of Wyoming for 60 years and is a former resident of Italy. She was born July...

 

Randy Gunderson

Randy Gunderson of Rock Springs passed away Nov. 1, 2018, at the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. He was a longtime resident of Rock Springs and former resident of Arizona and South Dakota.... Full story

 

Brett Alan Pickerel

Brett Alan Pickerel, 55, passed away Nov. 4, 2018, at his home in Rock Springs. He was a lifelong resident of Rock Springs. Brett was born Jan. 22, 1963, in Rock Springs the son of Donald Pickerel and...

 

Kaylie Marie Wilson

Kaylie Marie Wilson, 26, of Rock Springs passed away on Oct. 27, 2018, at her home.  She was a resident of Rock Springs and former resident of Orange, Calif. and St. George, Utah. Kaylie was born on...

 

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