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Tearing the tanks down

Residents driving up Uinta Drive this week may have noticed a white water tower on the hill above Castle Rock Medical Center being torn down. This tank is one of two that the city of Green River is...

 
 By David Martin    City    November 11, 2021

Chamber claims it wanted to stay neutral in vote

The Green River Chamber of Commerce claims it didn’t intend to promote support for the failed 1% general purpose tax proposal. Last week’s special election resulted in a massive defeat for the... Full story

 
 By David Martin    City    November 11, 2021

District No. 2 included in state lawsuit

Sweetwater County School District No. 2 is one of six school districts included in a lawsuit aiming to overturn health orders related to COVID-19. According to the Casper Star-Tribune, the suit was fi...

 

Gloria Delores Fuhriman Grigg

Gloria Delores Fuhriman Grigg, returned to heaven on Sunday, November 7, 2021. Gloria bravely battled a 3-year illness.  Gloria was born on November 28, 1935 to, Horace and Jessie Fuhriman. Gloria...

 

Jerry Lee Cast

Jerry Lee Cast, 80. passed away Saturday, November 6, 2021 at his home in Rock Spring, Wyoming. He was a resident of Rock Springs for the last 32 year and former resident of Illinois. Jerry was born...

 

Dustan Michael Fernandez

Dustan Michael Fernandez, 36, passed away on November 5, 2021 at his home in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was a long-time resident of Rock Springs. He was born on January 16, 1985 in Rock Springs,...

 

Kaylou Lightner

After a life filled with love, kindness and devotion, Kaylou Lightner went to heaven Nov. 5, 2021, after a lengthy illness, surrounded by her loving family. She was 75. Kaylou was a Rock Springs...

 

Orlie Rounkles

Orlie Rounkles, 85, passed away Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at his home in Rock Springs, Wyoming. Mr. Rounkles was a resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming for 40 years and former resident of Big Piney,...

 

Troy Colby

Troy Colby, 58, passed away on Saturday, October 30, 2021 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He died following a lengthy illness.. Mr. Colby was a resident of Rock...

 

Our View: Please get vaccinated

Pfizer has a antiviral pill the company claims can cut the chance of hospitalization and death by 89%. This is good news in a country that has so far had more than 750,000 COVID-19 related deaths and 46.4 million cases reported since the start of...

 

Finding ways to honor our veterans

Veterans Day is set aside as a day to honor all the men and women who have served our country.  In my own family, that’s a long list.  Both my Grandpas served — Grandpa Romero in the Army and...

 

Green River Police Department reports for Nov. 2-9

Green River Police Department reports for Nov. 2 At 1:05 p.m., officers responded to a report of an individual with an active warrant at Probation and Parole. Officers met with the individual, confirmed the warrant, and placed Travis Moon Hernandez,...

 

Connecting Southwest Wyo: SWOT presents trail system

Southwest Wyoming Off-Road Trails (SWOT) has a vision: “connecting the communities of Southwest Wyoming with a series of off-road motorized trails.” SWOT was started by Mark Tesoro of Evanston,...

 

Nurse shortage impacts MHSC

Dealing with the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as a high number of emergency room visitations has put Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County at a “crisis level” as it...

 

Freedom Race honors veterans

The fifth annual Veterans Freedom Race took place Saturday morning to honor and raise money to support veterans in the community.  The morning began with a 5k and 10k race starting and ending at the...

 

Back-to-back state champs!

It was around 10:30 p.m. Friday night when the Green River Lady Wolves swim team rolled back into town after a long two days of competing in Gillette, but the late hour didn't stop the celebration as...

 

GRHS Theater presents 'Spamalot'

The theater can be many things, but one is a place of escape - somewhere to get away, to laugh, to have fun and to forget the troubles of life for at least a little bit. This escape is something the G...

 

BLM pulls 264 parcels from oil and gas lease sale over sage grouse concerns

Wyoming will see a federal oil and gas lease sale in early 2022 due to a federal court ruling that ended the Biden administration's 2021 moratorium. But the size of the lease sale will be much... Full story

 

Campbell County commissioners' meeting featured extra security

GILLETTE — Six officers were assigned to the commission chambers Tuesday for the Campbell County Commission’s regular meeting after the county sheriff had been asked to provide extra security. The request was made because of behavior at the...

 

Biggest U.S. coal plant will halve production

CASPER — The biggest coal-fired power plant in the country gets all of its coal from Wyoming. A second of its four units is now slated for retirement, halving total capacity before the end of the decade. Three Wyoming mines — Buckskin, Caballo...

 

Gaming reg fix weighed during special session, but vote failed

RIVERTON — An attempt to tighten Wyoming’s loosened gambling regulations during the special legislative session failed last week when the House opted not to introduce a corrective bill. Senate File 1019 and its counterpart, House Bill 1019,...

 

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