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Articles from the April 8, 2015 edition

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 By Staff Report    Business    April 8, 2015

Tronox completes FMC buy

The world’s largest trona mine is no longer part of FMC. It’s now Tronox Alkali. Tronox and FMC announced the two companies completed the sale of the mine west of Green River April 1 in joint media releases. “The combination of Tronox and...


Business gone, but memory remains

Burger A Go Go. The mere mention of the business' name will cause a few residents to start drooling. The business was known around the town for its maxi burger, also known as the hubcap. Stephen Barre... Full story

 By David Martin    County    April 8, 2015

Cities lend support for megacomplex

With Sweetwater County seeking support from its neighboring counties towards a jointly shared industrial megacomplex, the cities of Rock Springs and Green River have offered up their support as well. Green River Mayor Pete Rust said he, Rock Springs...


Plea changed in forgery case

A Green River woman who pleaded guilty to one charge of falsifying bacteriological reports sent to the Environmental Protection Agency will be sentenced at a later date. Margaret R. Jones appeared in the Third District Court of Judge Richard Lavery a...

 By David Martin    County    April 8, 2015

Mr. Kolb goes to Washington

Seeking to represent the county and state, Commissioner John Kolb attended a policy convention in Washington, D.C., in late February. The convention was hosted by the National Association of County Officials. Kolb believes the expenditure was well...


William "Vern" Van Matre

William “Vern” Van Matre, 68, of Green River passed away April 3, 2015 at the Intermountain Health Care in Salt Lake City of pancreatic cancer. Following cremation, military graveside services and inurnment will be in the Riverview Cemetery in... Full story


Randall Ernest Osier

Randall Ernest Osier, 66, of Rock Springs passed away at his home April 2, 2015. A resident of Rock Springs since 2000 and former resident of Elko, Nev., Osier passed away following a brief illness. He was born on Dec. 24, 1948 in Butte, Mont., the... Full story


James Joseph "Jim" Beveridge

James Joseph "Jim" Beveridge passed away April 4, 2015 at the Deseret Health and Rehab Center in Rock Springs. A longtime resident of Rock Springs and former resident of Nebraska, Beveridge passed... Full story


Kimberly Anne Sherrod

Kimberly Anne Sherrod, 45, of Green River died March 28, 2015 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County after a sudden illness. She was born April 25, 1969 in West Covina, Calif., the daughter of... Full story


Timothy James Kozlowski

Timothy James Kozlowski, 51, of Green River passed away April 7, 2015 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County in Rock Springs. A resident of Green River for the past three and a half and former... Full story


Our View: Questioning closed doors

Let’s get one thing out of the way, executive sessions are vital to government operations. An executive session is a legal method of keeping discussion secret, allowing elected officials to meet behind closed doors in very specific circumstances....


The power of poetry

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” This is one of my favorite lines of poetry. Mary Oliver ends her poem, “The Summer Day,” with this question. The bulk of the poem meditates upon a moment of a...


Notes from Town Square: Green Belt is a treasure

Spring – a time of year when the earth tilts closer to the sun, and thus comes the opportunity to get outside, take a walk, breathe the fresh air and enjoy the sunshine. The City of Green River is home to more than 12 miles of connector trails...

 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    April 8, 2015

Reliving some youthful, insane nonsense

Here is yet another column that begins with me at the grocery store. I’m pretty sure that I should just hire someone to go grocery shopping for me to avoid all the unnecessary shenanigans, but if...


Please, just put down your cellphone

When I am not focused, or a better word for it while shopping might be distracted, I do try to look around and see the world. Recently, I have noticed a change or maybe I have just been too...


Kids enjoy Easter carnival at center

Mission at Castle Rock Rehabilitation Center was packed Friday morning with children of all ages attending the center's carnival. Those who wanted to attend had to park on Uinta Drive and walk to the...

 By David Martin    County    April 8, 2015

Hospital seeks county bond approval

With its eyes firmly set on bringing an ambulatory surgery center to Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County, the hospital’s board of trustees presented their proposal to the Sweetwater County...

 By David Martin    County    April 8, 2015

SNAAG continues to net alleged criminals

Late last week, the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Green River and Rock Springs police departments, arrested three people in Green River on drug charges. That same...


Volunteers recognized

Golden Hour Senior Center volunteers were publicly recognized Thursday morning through an awards ceremony and luncheon. A total of 134 volunteers were recognized at the ceremony. Many were unable to...

 By Staff Report    People    April 8, 2015

Libraries to celebrate National Library Week

Think about all the things one can do with their library card. Residents can check out books, check out movies and music, and access digital items such as eBooks, digital audiobooks, streaming movies and databases. Libraries also have educational...



Blaire Elizabeth Timmons Philip and Morgan Timmons of Rock Springs recently announced the birth of their daughter Blaire Elizabeth Timmons. She was born March 28, 2015, at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. Kennedy Isabel Teigen Chris and April...

 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    April 8, 2015

Throwers spark Wolves to strong finish

The Green River High School track team had some strong individual performances at the Alpha Invite Track Meet last Thursday and Friday in Orem, Utah. Head coach Steve Boyd said they were on spring...

 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    April 8, 2015

Green River soccer travel to battle rivals

The Green River High School boys and girls soccer teams will look to get back to winning ways tomorrow afternoon at Wolves Stadium. After opening the season with 4A West Conference victories in...

 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    April 8, 2015

Green River resident receives prestigious honor

When Cory Hintz joined the Green River Grapplers wrestling team, it was the start of an amazing career that included a great deal of success at both the high school and collegiate levels. The Green...


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