Articles from the January 19, 2023 edition

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Hospital seeks SLIB funding match change from commissioners

The Sweetwater County Commissioners received an update about Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County’s lab expansion and renovation project, while seeking to reallocate $500,000 in county funds for...

 By David Martin    City    January 19, 2023

Council approves creation of microbrewery permit

Green River is angling for a potential microbrewery or winery, as well as funds from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The Green River City Council approved a resolution creating a fee schedule to...

 By Steve Core    City    January 19, 2023

Comment period open for updated Greenbelt Master Plan

Citizens are being asked to check out the updated master plan for the Greenbelt. The master plan is available for review on the City website at It is on the front page, about halfway down. Comments will be accepted through... Full story


Julia Davis

Julia Davis, 95, passed away on Sunday, January 2, 2023 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County in Rock Springs, Wyoming. She was a resident of Rock Springs and Reliance, Wyoming for the past 89... Full story


Lorraine "Dena" Bogataj

Lorraine "Dena" Bogataj, 94, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday, January 9, 2023 at her home in Rock Springs, Wyoming. Mrs. Bogataj was a resident of Rock Springs, for 65 years... Full story


Joyce Houston

Joyce Houston, 78, passed away Wednesday, December 29, 2022 at her home in Rock Springs, Wyoming. She was a resident for 50 years and former resident of Oxnard, California. Mrs. Houston died... Full story


Shirley Mae Cordova

Shirley Mae Cordova, 71, passed away peacefully, Thursday, January 12, 2023 at her home in Green River, Wyoming surrounded by family following a lengthy illness. She was a life-long resident of Green... Full story


Charles Brian Bourke

Charles Brian Bourke, 34, passed away Monday, January 9, 2023, at his home in Green River, Wyoming. He was born June 17, 1988, in Granada Hills, CA, the son of Michael and Jessie Bourke. Charles... Full story


Douglas Wayne Rodda Sr.

Douglas Wayne Rodda Sr., 74, passed away Saturday, January 14, 2023 at his home in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was a long-time resident of Rock Springs. He was born on June 10, 1948 in Rock Springs; the... Full story


Republicans prioritize savings, tax relief as session kicks off

This week we had the great honor of calling to order the start of the 67th General Session of the Wyoming State Legislature. Now begins the hard work on behalf of the residents of our great state. We are committed to upholding the rules and tradition...


Green River Police Department reports for Jan. 9 - 12

Green River Police Department reports for Jan. 9 At 10:29 a.m., officers responded to Evans Street for a report of a weapons offense. Officers met with an individual who reported they were having issues with their neighbors and felt they were being... Full story


Play celebrates work of pioneering astronomer

The latest Actors' Mission production tells the story of pioneering astronomer Henrietta Leavitt, and the subject matter is something director Jené Chollak knows a bit about. She's a science teacher... Full story


Taking the stage

I can't remember what my first play was, because I've been going to plays for as long as I can remember. Probably one of my earliest memories of going to a play was when my Grandma Middlemas took me... Full story


We're all mad here at the library

The Sweetwater County Library will be transformed into the mad world of Lewis Carroll's classic books with its Escape Room to Wonderland and this weekend's Alice in Wonderland Party. These events are...


Deans celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

The children, grandchildren and great grandchildren of Terry and Jackie (Coles) Dean happily announce their 50th wedding anniversary. Terry & Jackie were married on February 3, 1973 in Evanston,... Full story


Wolves take 3rd at Cheyenne Invite

The Green River Boys Swimming and Diving team ended their weekend in the pool with a third place finish out of nine teams on Saturday. They are really pulling together as a team and are putting up a...


Indoor track competes in Casper at first meet

On Saturday, Green River traveled north to Natrona County High School in Casper for the first Indoor Track meet of the season. Other teams also attending the Natrona Invite included Burns/Pine...

 By Pete Rust    Sports    January 19, 2023

Boys wrestlers take 2nd at Thoman, girls have two champions

This past Friday and Saturday, Green River High School hosted the Thoman Memorial Wrestling Tournament with 20 schools competing from throughout Wyoming as well as out-of-state teams from Rifle,...


Thoman Soda Ash Memorial Tournament photos

Photos by Stephanie Peterson...


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