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First snow brings I-80 crashes

A number of vehicle crashes created havoc for people driving on I-80 Monday. The first snowstorm of the season created difficult driving conditions for people, resulting in reduced visibility and icy roads. Stephanie Harsha, public involvement...

 

Sixth penny tax follows projections

Collections for the specific purpose tax, also known as the sixth-penny tax, are meeting their projected expectations according to Robb Slaughter, Sweetwater County Treasurer. Voters approved the tax collection in 2012, voting for more than $79...

 
 By David Martin    City    November 12, 2014

Teachers seek cost adjustment

"Seven thousand teachers, if we lose it, it's our own fault," Kindergarten Teacher Cindy Brandjord said about the state's teachers. Brandjord is one of many teachers in Sweetwater County School Distri...

 

Juveniles blamed for vandalism

It’s been weeks since the vandalism of a SW-WRAP bus, but the case is believed to have been solved. Green River Police detective Luke Benson said the SW-WRAP bus was not the only item vandalized around that time and due to nature of the crime,...

 

Kirk Joseph Robert

Kirk Joseph Robert, 64, of Superior, passed away on Nov. 5, at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County.  A longtime resident of Superior and former resident of Luling, La., Robert passed away... Full story

 

George A. Lev

George A. Lev, 88, of Green RIver, passed away Nov. 5, 2014. A longtime resident of Green River and a former resident of Pinedale, Lev passed away following a lengthy illness. Lev was born in... Full story

 

Blanche Anne Warn

Blanche Anne Warn, 93, longtime resident of Green River, passed away on Nov. 3, 2014, four days short of her 94th birthday. She had been living in Grants Pass, Ore., since 1996 to be near her... Full story

 

Our View: Give it a rest with 2016 race

It’s been eight days since the midterm election and people are already talking about the 2016 presidential election. CNN.com had a story posted the day after the election, titled “Get ready: 2016 starts now.” Pundits are even weighing in on...

 

Getting emotional on Veteran's Day

For several years, I have covered the Veterans Day Tribute at Lincoln Middle School. Every year, I listen to beautiful songs performed by the Monroe Intermediate School choir and LMS band. I also...

 

Leave attacks out of politics

A few months ago I went on a tirade about the amount of campaign signs that had absolutely littered Sweetwater County. It only got worse in the days leading up to the general election. And while the...

 

Give old books a new life

My deep love for all things “books” makes my job with the Sweetwater County Library System a lot less like work. It is “another day in paradise” for me, walking into work and being surrounded by books. There are many aspects of operating the...

 
 By Lu Sweet    Opinion    November 12, 2014

Lifelong learning: The power of an hour

We have four drivers in our house and three cars. I have volunteered to be the one without the car. Some people have asked me why I don’t just drop off one of the teenagers and keep the car for myself. For the sake of my family’s schedule, me...

 

Bikers bring toys to to local fire department

Sunday afternoon, the rumble of more than 100 motorcycles announced the kickoff for the annual Toys for Kids toy drive hosted by the Rock Springs Fire Department. The motorcycle ride, now in its 24th...

 

FMC donates to hospital foundation

The Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County Foundation received a special donation from a local mine at a meeting last week. FMC employees Fred von Ahrens and Dave Caplan addressed the board and then presented them with a check for $25,000. von...

 

GR students honor veterans at program

In a packed Lincoln Middle School auditorium, residents and students honored local veterans. Once again, Monroe Intermediate School students gathered for a common goal -- to honor local veterans....

 

Much to choose from at craft fair

For the second year in a row, the Golden Hour Senior Center will host a Christmas Craft Fair. "We are sold out. We have over 70 tables," GHSC executive director Beth Whitman said. Residents attending...

 

Tourney ends with 1st-place finish

In a dominant fashion, the Green River High School Speech and Debate Team kicked off the season with its first win. The team did not have to travel far because the tournament was in Rock Springs....

 

A shoe box can help a child: Residents can help

Just how much can one pack into a shoebox? This is something Mindy France, Operation Christmas Child Collection Center Coordinator for southwest Wyoming is all too familiar with. For several years,...

 

Green River faces tough competition in Casper

Last week was a chance for the Green River High School volleyball team to see what it's like to play at the state tournament. Playing at the Wyoming 4A State Tournament for the first time since 2009,...

 

Last few weeks show bright future for Lady Wolves volleyball team

Nearly two weeks ago, things started to click for the Green River High School volleyball team. Going into the 4A West Regional tournament at Wolves Gymnasium, head coach Rikki Shantz said her team...

 

Banner year for Lincoln football

It was a great year for the Lincoln Middle School eighth-grade football team. According to coach James Quiroz, both the “A” and “B” squads had undefeated seasons which was reflective of the ef...

 

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