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Articles from the November 9, 2016 edition

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 By David Martin    City    November 9, 2016

Berg, Murphy elected in GR

Green River will have two new people joining the city council. Robert Berg and Tom Murphy will assume their responsibilities in January at the first council meeting of the year. Murphy defeats Kenny...


Verner leads ranked WWCC wrestlers

Following a breakout year in which the Mustangs took five wrestlers to the NJCAA National Tournament and scored three top-five finishes, Head Coach Art Castillo's squad is ready for what may prove to...


Republicans win big in Wyoming

The Republican Party continues to be a dominating force in Sweetwater County politics as Republican candidates won every election they were involved in Tuesday night. In the race for two Sweetwater...


Fight leads to felony charge

A sibling fight leads to a felony charge for the sister involved. Misty R. Mares, 25, of Green River appeared in the Third District Court of Judge Richard Lavery at an arraignment to aggravated...


Trump, Cheney have huge wins in Wyoming

Dominant Republican support in Wyoming resulted in wins for both Liz Cheney in her U.S. House bid and president-elect Donald Trump. Democrat and Rock Springs resident Ryan Greene, was defeated by...


Raymond James Reese

Raymond James Reese, 84, of Rock Springs, passed away Nov. 1, 2016 at the home of his son. A longtime resident of Rock Springs, Reese died following a brief illness.  He was born on Dec. 15, 1931 in... Full story


Jack E. Walsh

Jack E. Walsh, 83, of Rock Springs passed away Nov. 2, 2016 at the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. He was born on Dec. 10, 1932 in Farmer City, Ill., the son of Jack G. and Ruth Ann Medley... Full story


Arlene Clark Demas Pecolar

Arlene Clark Demas Pecolar, 96, of Rock Springs, passed away Oct. 31, 2016 at Sage View Care Center. A longtime resident of Rock Springs, Pecolar died following a lengthy illness.  She was born Aug.... Full story


Troy Patton Heidt

Troy Patton Heidt, 45, of Rock Springs, passed away at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City following a sudden illness. He had been a resident of Rock Springs since 2012 and former resident of... Full story


Leonard "George" Page, Jr.

Leonard "George" Page, Jr., 62, of Rock Springs, passed away Nov. 1, 2016. A lifelong resident of Rock Springs, Page died following a brief illness.  He was born on Nov. 12, 1953 in Rock Springs,... Full story


Chad Joseph Aberle

Chad Joseph Aberle, 28, of Green River, passed away Nov. 1, 2016 at his home. A longtime resident of Green River, and former resident of Sandstone, Minn. Aberle died following a brief illness.  He... Full story


Our View: Unions deserve local support

As members of the United Steel Workers Local 15320 stand in support of a better contract, we can’t help but think about how unions have helped establish many of the worker protections and benefits we take for granted today. Long-held benefits for...

 By Lu Sweet    Opinion    November 9, 2016

Lifelong Learning: Maxims for people to live by

By LU SWEET Western Wyoming Community College I recently read an article called “Maxims For Athletic Directors to Live By.” Since I am an athletic director at Western Wyoming Community College, I paid extra attention. I enjoyed this article very...


Notes from Town Square: The city's recreation center

What comes to mind when you think of the Green River Recreation Center? Have you heard of us before? Do you know about all that we have to offer? What purpose does a community Recreation Center serve? Well let me share a bit or two with you. The Leis...


Letter: 50 years of art celebrated

Dear Editor,   The Community Fine Arts Center celebrated its 50th Anniversary Saturday with enthusiasm from all who attended. The annual Community Art Show with the theme of “gold,” the live music from many talented musicians, the art placed in...


Warm weather greets kids in November

While the adults were busy in voting booths across the city, children in Green River's elementary schools were enjoying another sunny and warm day. At Harrison Elementary School, children took...


Center's Halloween stroll well attended

Mission at Castle Rock had another successful Halloween trick-or-treating event. "It was incredible," Castle Rock activities coordinator Heidi Schuh said. "We probably had at least 500 kids," She...


Following a dream: Making it in the music industry

A local band is trying to make their dream of playing for a living come true. For the past two years, Fists of Funk has been playing together at various gigs. Although the band has been generating...


Students learn about democracy

In a mock election, Monroe Intermediate School students cast their vote for who they wanted as the next President of the United States of America. The teachers felt this was a good way to teach the...

 By Pete Rust    Sports    November 9, 2016

Wolves football season ends with Powell

Not surprisingly, with two of the top defenses in 3A football on the field the first half was a defensive battle. The Wolves were led on defense by Seniors Gabe Bunderman, Blake Waite, James Bunderman and Hunter Spartz, with the entire defense...


Volleyball team ends season with 2 losses

For the Green River Lady Wolves, just making it to state was a goal they could check off the list of things to accomplish for the 2016 season. While at state, the girls would have liked to win at...


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