Articles from the November 9, 2023 edition


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  • Acting on the BLM's RMP

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Nov 9, 2023

    With the recent extension of the public comment period for the Bureau of Land Management's Resource Management Plan (RMP) draft for the Rock Springs Field Office, discussions about the RMP have continued in full force, with local and state government officials trying to find ways to fight the draft and keep the public informed. Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon recently announced that public meetings will be held in Sweetwater County to help inform and guide recommendations on the RMP. The Green...

  • Animal Control maintains "no-kill" status

    Staff Report|Nov 9, 2023

    The City of Green River Animal Control Shelter maintained a "no-kill" status in 2022, according to the recent Best Friends Animal Society's annual data report. This means the shelter has saved more than 90% of the dogs and cats that entered the shelter last year. A 90% save rate is the nationally recognized benchmark to be considered "no-kill," which factors in the idea that approximately 10% of pets who enter shelters have medical or behavioral circumstances that warrant humane euthanasia, rath... Full story

  • Rheta Nell Eychner

    Nov 9, 2023

    Rheta Nell Eychner, 86, passed away October 31, 2023 at home following a brief illness. She was a resident of Green River, Wyoming and was raised in Longmont, Colorado as well as Tennessee. She was born August 5th, 1937, in Longmont, Colorado, the daughter of William (Bill) Parker and Alpha Parker. Rheta married Dan Eychner on February 14, 1957 in Ft. Collins, CO and had 63 years together before his passing on December 4, 2020. She loved making things and crafting. Necklaces, bracelets and other... Full story

  • Norma Jean Peters

    Nov 9, 2023

    Norma Jean Peters, 94, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Monday, October 30, 2023 at the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was a lifelong resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming. She was born July 5, 1929 in Rock Springs, Wyoming; the daughter of Julio Ronchetti and Mary Besso and bonus father, George DeBernardi. Norma attended schools in Rock Springs and was a 1947 graduate of Rock Springs High School. She married James Buston in 1948 in Rock Springs,... Full story

  • Kieth Earl Norris

    Nov 9, 2023

    Kieth Earl Norris, 93, passed away in Green River, Wyoming, surrounded by family, in the early morning hours of Wednesday, November 1, 2023. He was born on March 17, 1930 in Green River, the son of Benjamin Norris and Bertha Marie Moyes. Kieth attended schools in Green River and graduated from Lincoln High School with the class of 1948 before attending the University of Utah where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology. He married Carol Rae Simpson in Salt Lake City, Utah on... Full story

  • William Roger Frint

    Nov 9, 2023

    William Roger Frint, passed away Thursday, November 2, 2023 at his home. He was a resident of Green River for 42 years and former resident of Salt Lake City, Utah. He was born June 9, 1953 in Salt Lake City, Utah; the son of William Ramon Frint and Ann Marie Gustavsson. Mr. Frint attended schools in Salt Lake City, Utah and Green River and was a 1971 graduate of Green River High School. He married the love of his life, Sharon Louise Marick September 25, 1978 in Elko, Nevada. She preceded him in... Full story

  • Our View: Honor and support our veterans

    Nov 9, 2023

    Saturday is Veterans Day, a day set aside to recognize and honor all of the men and women who have served our country in the military. Observed on November 11, Veterans Day in the United States coincides with Armistice Day and Remembrance Day in other countries, marking the anniversary of the end of World War I. The war known as the “Great War” during its time ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. Over 100 years later, we use the day to remember all who have fought for our country both before and since. This wee...

  • Suicide prevention and mental health in Wyo.: A moral imperative

    Rep. Lloyd Larsen|Nov 9, 2023

    Until just last year, Wyoming has led the country in the suicide death rate since 2018, according to the most recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data. This is an issue of life or death; and as a pro-life legislator, I have joined many in the Wyoming Legislature who understand we can no longer, in good conscience, continue to force the obligation of this critical issue of Wyoming lives at the feet of families, churches, non-profits and volunteers. One life saved is worth the effort and that is why many in the Legislature voted to...

  • Green River Police Department reports for Oct. 27 - Nov. 5

    Nov 9, 2023

    Green River Police Department reports for Oct. 27 At 8:52 p.m., officers conducted a traffic stop on Wilkes Drive and issued the driver, a juvenile, age 15, of Green River, a written warning for an alleged stop sign violation and citations for alleged underage possession of alcohol and unlawful use or possession of tobacco by a minor. At 10:58 p.m., officers conducted a traffic stop on Riverview Drive. Officers met with the driver and occupants of the vehicle. Officers issued the driver, a juvenile, age 16, of Green River, a citation for... Full story

  • The power of acceptance

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Nov 9, 2023

    While a high school theater putting on a production about high schoolers seems fitting, Green River High School's production of "Mean Girls" may not be what people expect. However, the contrast between the students and the characters they play is part of what gives the show its power and allows the heart of the musical to shine through. A "spicy" show "Mean Girls" tells the story of Cady Heron, "an unsocialized girl who gets very socialized very quickly," according to Assistant Director Julia...

  • "Messiah" Choir returns after Christmas miracle

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Nov 9, 2023

    For over a decade, the annual Handel's "Messiah" Interfaith Community Choir has been seeking to bring the joy and beauty of Christmas to Green River. This year's performance will have even more meaning than normal, however, as just the presence of Director Nancy Stevens is its own Christmas miracle. Four days after last year's "Messiah" performance, Stevens was driving near Pinedale when she and her husband got into a head-on vehicle collision. Another driver pulled out in front of them from... Full story

  • Unbeatable Lady Wolves are State Champions!

    Nov 9, 2023

    By JACKIE FINCH General Manager It was the perfect ending to the perfect season for the Green River Lady Wolves Swimming and Diving team! They definitely worked hard all season, through pain and tears, and earned the 3A Swimming and Diving State Championship title. Their determination and dedication was incredible and if there was ever a team that deserved this recognition, it is this group of ladies. Tavia Arnell was awarded Athlete of the Year and Tanith Smith and Tavia Arnell tied for...

  • Sweetwater Memorial Hospital hires new hospitalist

    Deb Sutton, MHSC Marketing Director|Nov 9, 2023

    There is no better feeling than helping a child recover from an illness, said May Poundstone, M.D., Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County's new adult and pediatric hospitalist. Poundstone recently joined hospitalists Dr. Alicia Gray and Dr. Ahmad Bashirimoghaddam, and pediatric hospitalists Dr. William Sarette and Dr. Janene Glyn. "We are so excited to welcome Dr. Poundstone to our hospital family," said MHSC CEO Irene Richardson. "She is very happy to be here and is looking forward to working... Full story

  • Hospital Chief Nursing Officer earns national certification

    Deb Sutton, MHSC Marketing Director|Nov 9, 2023

    Working with patients, nurses and employee teams at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County is what brings a smile to Ann Clevenger's face. It's what prompted the MHSC Chief Nursing Officer to seek national certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center for Nurse Executive Advanced Board Certification. "I love the opportunity to work with the individuals and teams at MHSC, as well as patients," Clevenger said. "I love the opportunity to guide compassionate, quality, and safe... Full story

  • Three Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County nurses honored with state awards

    Deb Sutton, MHSC Marketing Director|Nov 9, 2023

    Three Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County nurses were honored during the Wyoming Nurses Association's recent Nursing Summit and Convention – Nursing the Wyoming Way. The 2023 WNA Nursing Award winners were announced during the September event in Cheyenne. They include Registered Nurses Julie Leavitt, Robyn Owens, and Kaylee Laws. "MHSC is extremely proud of our professional nurses who continue to go above and beyond for the patients in our community," said MHSC Chief Nursing Officer Ann C... Full story

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