Articles from the November 7, 2019 edition


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  • Halloween Fun

    Nov 7, 2019

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  • Decorations enjoyed by all

    Stephanie Thompson, Editor|Nov 7, 2019

    What started out as a joke, turned into something the whole town can enjoy. After last year's Urban Renewal Agency's Trunk or Treat event, Debbie Hansen, administrative services tech, placed a whole bunch of skeletons around a table in City Hall. "Everyone just thought it was hilarious," Hansen said. She positioned the skeletons so it appeared they were having a meeting. Everyone at City Hall got a kick out of it and even Mayor Pete Rust thought it was a great idea, Hansen said. The skeletons we...

  • Real-life exhibit?

    Nov 7, 2019

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  • An excellent performance

    Stephanie Thompson, Editor|Nov 7, 2019

    The Green River High School band marched its way into an excellent rating at a recent State competition. The 55-member marching band recently attended the Wyoming State Marching Band Festival in Casper. Since 2008, the band was attended this event. "We attend this festival to give the students an opportunity to perform for different music educators, receive feedback and better themselves as musicians," GRHS band director Quinn Kalinski said. "Additionally, it is a great opportunity to support th...

  • Library foundation releases ghost book

    David Martin, Publisher|Nov 7, 2019

    A long-awaited book detailing ghostly experiences at the Sweetwater County Library will be released soon. Jason Grubb, Sweetwater County Library System director, said the library foundation recently released the book, "Spirits in the Stacks: Tales from Sweetwater County's Haunted Library." The book was a projected initiated nearly 8 years ago and details both the history of the property, as well as some of the other worldly experiences that have been reported at the library over the years. Grubb...

  • Our View: Coats for a cause

    Nov 7, 2019

    We are proud to live in a community where residents take care of each other. From fundraisers to help residents in need pay medical bills, to donations to pay for the Golden Hour Senior Center’s new technology center. This community often steps up fill the need. We recently received a message from the American Legion Tom Whitmore Post No. 28. This message was just a flyer letting us know about an upcoming coat drive the American Legion and Hilltop Baptist Church are hosting. Upon reading the flyer, we knew this was something we needed to s...

  • Quality rural health care with less burnout a possibility

    Richard P. Holm MD, The Prairie Doc|Nov 7, 2019

    The elderly patient came back to our rural hospital from a hospital in a nearby larger city after having had major surgery and feeding-tube placement. The care from the bigger hospital was superb except that the patient was getting too much nutrient and fluids and was a bit “overloaded.” Also, the family was concerned that perhaps they had been too aggressive in getting stressful surgery for their elderly mom, whose memory had begun to slip. As her physician, I cut back on the feeding-tube supplements, stopped the intravenous fluids, provided a...

  • Tales of Sweetwater County

    Dick Blust, Sweetwater County Museum|Nov 7, 2019

    A navy warship named the USS Green River was built and saw service during World War II, the Sweetwater County Historical Museum stated in an article. The Green River (LSM(R)-506) was classified as a "Landing Ship Medium (Rocket)," an amphibious assault ship designed to support troops during landing operations. Commissioned in May of 1945, she was 203-feet long and displaced about 1,200 tons. LSM(R)s of her class were crewed by six officers and 137 enlisted men, and armed with a 5"/38-caliber...

  • Volleyball season ends at Regionals

    Stephanie Thompson, Editor|Nov 7, 2019

    The Lady Wolves Volleyball team's season came to an end this weekend at Regionals. Despite the Lady Wolves growing as a team and improving, they did not advance to State this year. On Friday, the Lady Wolves once again had to play the Rock Springs Lady Tigers for a chance to advance in the bracket. They lost in three sets, 30-28, 25-12, 25-19. This loss put the Lady Wolves in the consolation bracket where they took on Cody Saturday morning. They won in five sets, 22-25, 25-21, 25-22, 18-25,...

  • Lady Wolves prepare for State swim meet

    Stephanie Thompson, Editor|Nov 7, 2019

    With the regular season coming to an end, the Lady Wolves swimming and diving team is preparing for State. State takes place this week in Gillette and the Lady Wolves know Laramie High School is the team to beat. All season long, the team has seen Laramie dominate the competition, but they are still setting their sights on a top-three finish. Head coach Colleen Seiloff said the team would like to bring home a State trophy. Seiloff said Cheyenne Central and Campbell County will also be tough...

  • Marty Joe Metz

    Nov 7, 2019

    Marty Joe Metz chose to leave this world Wednesday, Oct. 30, at his residence in Rock Springs. Marty was born Dec. 1, 1958, in Torrington. He graduated from Guernsey-Sunrise High School in 1977, and attended college for a year at Eastern Wyoming Community College in Torrington. He worked for several years in Rifle, Colo., before moving to Rock Springs in 2006. He was a very loving and giving person who always had time to visit and spend time with his family. Marty loved playing Scrabble at...

  • Richard "Rick" A. Maes

    Nov 7, 2019

    Richard "Rick" A. Maes, 53, passed away Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, in Green River. He was a lifelong resident of Wyoming and was currently living in Superior. Maes was born May 10, 1966, in Rock Springs, the son of Jose De Jesus Maes and Concha Trujillo. He attended schools in Superior and Rock Springs and was a 1985 graduate of the Rock Springs High School. Maes worked as a cook in many different restaurants. Survivors include five brothers; Jerry Maes and wife Virginia of Superior, Frank Maes and...

  • Kurt Sadlier

    Nov 7, 2019

    Kurt Sadlier, 58, passed away Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, at his home in McKinnon. Kurt was born Feb. 2, 1961, in Rock Springs to Ray and Pauline Sadlier, the eldest of their four children. He was raised to love the ranching lifestyle and to take care of his family. Kurt was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2014. He fought bravely the whole time, never showing weakness, fighting to care for his family the whole time. On Oct. 28, 2019, Kurt lost his five-year battle with cancer, passing away...

  • Shannon Liska

    Nov 7, 2019

    Shannon Liska, 34, passed away Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, in Dubois. She was a resident of Green River and a former resident of Riverton. Liska was born July 20, 1985, in Oak Lawn, Ill., the daughter of Bruce Guttke and Margaret Smalley. She attended schools in Indiana and graduated in 2003. Shannon also attained certifications in dietary nutrition. Shannon married Joshua Liska July 18, 2016, in Riverton. She worked for the United States Post Office for 3 years. Her interests included cooking, bakin...

  • Rozella Blunk

    Nov 7, 2019

    Rozella Blunk, 95, of Rock Springs, passed away Oct. 23, 2019, at Deer Trail Assisted Living surrounded by family. She was born Nov. 21, 1923, on her family farm in Hitchcock, S.D., the daughter of Jacob and Bertha Glaze Price. A celebration of life will take place at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, at Deer Trail Assisted Living. The family respectfully requests any donations be made to Hospice of Sweetwater County. Condolences can be left at www.foxfh.com....

  • Leon James Doan

    Nov 7, 2019

    Leon James Doan, 70, passed away, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, at his home in Rock Springs. Leon was born May 7, 1949, in Rock Springs, the son of Leon Doan and Callie Ann Melish. He attended school in Rock Springs and graduated in the Marines as well as attending Pepperdine University for two years. Leon married Lynda Vigil-Doan, they later divorced. He later met Susan Collette Chapman and they have been happily together for more than 37 years. Doan was the owner of LJD Towing & Repair Inc. Leon...

  • Probation given in boot case

    Stephanie Thompson, Editor|Nov 7, 2019

    A man who pleaded no contest to kicking his girlfriend in the face with a steal-toed boot was placed on probation. Jeramia Rael, 40, of Green River, recently appeared at a change of plea and sentencing hearing in Third District of Judge Richard Lavery to a felony charge of aggravated assault and battery, a strangulation of a household member felony charge and one misdemeanor charge of domestic battery. In exchange for Rael’s no contest plea to the felony aggravated assault and battery charge, R...

  • CRHD asked to come back in January

    Stephanie Thompson, Editor|Nov 7, 2019

    Representatives from Castle Rock Hospital District were asked to return in January for another discussion on whether or not the county would continue to subsidize the district’s ambulance service. During the Sweetwater County commissioners meeting Tuesday, the commissioners spoke with district representatives about subsidizing the ambulance service for another six months from January through June. CRHD CEO Bailie Dockter said they have been attending the workshops about the possibility of c...

  • Taking Aim

    Nov 7, 2019

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  • School transportation employees circulate petitions

    David Martin, Publisher|Nov 7, 2019

    Transportation employees at Sweetwater County School District No. 2 continue to voice their support of two employees they claim were dismissed days before the school year started. According to Laura Pearson, an employee in the transportation department, they have started circulating petitions to support rehiring Oscar Barton and Brian Beckerman. Barton was the head of the transportation department and represented the group during board meetings. Beckerman was a mechanic in the department. Pearso...

  • Courthouse to receive new sculpture

    Stephanie Thompson, Editor|Nov 7, 2019

    Thanks to a joint effort, a new statue will appear in front of the Sweetwater County Courthouse. Green River recreation supervisor Katie Duncombe said a fox sculpture, which was purchased by the Green River Arts Council for about $5,000 through the Thomas and Mary Kourbelas Charitable Trust, will be located at the west entrance of the Courthouse. Ducombe said the statue will be located near the door the residents use to purchase registration tags. She said this location is very visible and once...

  • Star switches printers

    Nov 7, 2019

    Nearly three months after shifting its printing operations from Rock Springs to Salt Lake City, the Green River Star is changing its printer a second time. The newspaper will print with Adams Publishing Group in Cheyenne. The newspaper was forced to change printing operations after the press in Rock Springs was closed in July. The Star moved to printing with Media One in Utah and adopted a Thursday publication date to accommodate added shipping time. According to David Martin, the newspaper’s publisher, the change came about after Media One p...

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