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Articles from the November 14, 2018 edition

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 By David Martin    City    November 14, 2018

Board approves contracts

The Sweetwater County School District No. 2 Board of Trustees approved its contracts with Superintendent Donna Little-Kaumo and Assistant Superintendent Jamie Christensen Tuesday night. The board adde...

 

Board ready to stream live in December

Sweetwater County Commission meetings will start being streamed live sometime in December. During the Commission meeting Tuesday, the Commissioners voted unanimously to approve a motion to spend up to...

 
 By David Martin    City    November 14, 2018

Streets are a concern for city

While the city has done great things with streets like Hitching Post and Second South, a lot more work remains according to Mark Westenskow, director of public works for the city. Westenskow said the...

 

Carol Sandra "Sandy" Ball

Carol Sandra "Sandy" Ball passed away unexpectedly in Salt Lake City Nov. 9, 2018. Sandy was born in Berkley, Calif., Dec. 26, 1952. Sandy was blessed with her only son, Hito Lee in 1970. Sandy...

 

Wayne Roger Sims

Wayne Roger Sims, 48, passed away Nov. 7, 2018, at the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. He was a longtime resident of Green River, he died following a sudden illness. Sims was born Jan. 16, 197...

 

James Bucho

James Bucho, 90, of Green River passed away Nov. 5, 2018, at the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. He had been a 40-year resident of Green River and former resident of Rock Springs and Reliance...

 

Maria N. Perez

Maria N. Perez, 82, of Rock Springs, passed away Nov. 10, 2018, at her home. She was born Feb. 18, 1936, in Ea, Spain, the daughter of Emiliano and Juliana  Azumendi. Maria married Antonio Perez,...

 

Dani Lynne Gibson

Dani Lynne Gibson, 62, passed away Nov. 8, 2018, at Mission at Castle Rock in Green River. Gibson was in ill health for the past nine months. She was a resident of Rock Springs for 44 years and...

 

Kaylie Marie Wilson

Kaylie Marie Wilson, 26, of Rock Springs passed away on Oct. 27, 2018, at her home.  She was a resident of Rock Springs and former resident of Orange, Calif. and St. George, Utah. Kaylie was born on...

 

Doris Jean Dove

Doris Jean Dove, 81, of Rock Springs, passed away Nov. 10, 2018, at the Mission at Castle Rock in Green River.  She was born Sept. 9, 1937, in Spadra, Ark., the daughter of Earl "Doc" Hankins and...

 

Our View: Pass should be returned

We live in some troubling times. Last week, a reporter for CNN was banned from the White House after a dispute with President Donald Trump during a press conference. The exchange between the two was heated and the reporter, Jim Acosta, did refuse to...

 

Letter: Oil and gas leases should be deferred

On Saturday, Nov. 3, Sublette BOCES sponsored a presentation and book signing for “Wild Migrations, Atlas of Wyoming’s Ungulates.” This book is an impressive body of research that answers questions about the species that migrate from the Red...

 

Letter: Vet signs appreciated

We wanted to say thank you to the sixth-grade teachers and students at Lincoln Middle School for making and displaying the veteran signs placed on Uinta Drive and Monroe Avenue. This is such a wonderful way to honor citizens of Green River for their...

 

Letter: Cheney's bill is a threat to Wyoming

Representative Cheney recently introduced a bill that threatens our way of life in Wyoming. While the subtitle of Cheney’s bill would have us believe otherwise, “ H.R. 6939: Restoring Local Input and Access to Public Lands” actually guts local...

 
 By Lu Sweet    Opinion    November 14, 2018

Lifelong learning: Hard work has its rewards

In an interview she did for Parade Magazine (Oct. 14, 2018), Jamie Lee Curtis said, “Every good thing that ever happened to me was because I was in horror films.” My take from that is that good things happen to you, but sometimes only after you...

 

WWCC presents 'Promises, Promises'

Western Wyoming Community College's Performing Arts Department presents "Promises, Promises" at Western's theater Nov. 16, 17, 29, 30 and Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. and a matinee performance on Dec. 1 at 2...

 

Veterans honored at center

As patriotic music played, Green River veterans gathered for a free meal and fellowship. On Friday, the Golden Hour Senior Center provided all veterans with a free meal, including a French dip, wedge...

 

Kids host Veterans Day program

Lincoln Middle School students wearing placards with names of veterans filled two sides of the auditorium, while the center seats were reserved for Veterans and family members. On Monday, LMS...

 

Christmas present drop-off now open in GR

Sweetwater County residents have the chance to send Christmas presents to those in other countries who wouldn’t normally receive one. Mindy France, Operation Christmas Child central drop off team...

 

Speech and Debate team to start season

With about 50 members, the Green River High School Speech and Debate team is preparing for its first tournament in Casper. “We remain one of the larger teams in Wyoming, but we have significantly...

 

Baby born on Veterans Day receives gift basket

The first baby born at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County on Veterans Day received a big gift basket to share with his mom. The “Legion Family” of American Legion Archie Hay Post 24, again this year, assembled a gift basket full of goodies,...

 

Volleyball players honored

Two Lady Wolves volleyball players were named All-Conference, while one was also named All-State. Katie Banks was named both to All Conference and All State, while Madelyn Heiser was named to All...

 

Triathlon race will continue

While the race director for the Race on the Rock Triathlon will be stepping down, the event will continue. Outgoing race director Traci Ciepiela will be replaced with Cate Miller of Rock Springs. Miller is a triathlete, as well as a military...

 

City hosts volleyball tourney

The city will host its annual Tough Turkey Volleyball Tournament this weekend at the Green River Recreation Center. According to Kevin Sadler, recreation supervisor at the GRRC, 16 teams will compete...

 

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