Articles from the November 16, 2023 edition

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Cut taxes, cut services

An initiative gathering signatures around Sweetwater County and Wyoming is designed to lower property taxes, but could also lower funding for local education and county services. The "People's...


Sugar at school: Parents express concerns

Janae Curtis can tell when her first-grader has been given sugary treats at school. "He wasn't able to focus long enough to do his reading homework," Curtis explained. "If he'd had candy it would...


Saying "thank you" with pancakes

Robert Perry, center, smiles as he talks with Scout Brooks Rushing, left, and Green River City Council Member Sherry Bushman, right, at the Veterans Day Pancake Breakfast. Veterans and their families... Full story


Rock Springs massage parlor searched in human trafficking investigation

The Sweetwater County Sheriff's Office, in partnership with the Rock Springs Police Department, served a search warrant Tuesday afternoon at a downtown Rock Springs massage parlor as part of a months-... Full story


Bertha "Sue" L. Roderick Palmer

Bertha "Sue" L. Roderick Palmer, 75, passed away peacefully with her daughter by her side Friday, November 3, 2023 at her home in Jamestown, Wyoming. She was a life-long resident of Green River,... Full story


Valarie Denise Lytle

Valarie Denise Lytle, 71, passed away peacefully at her home November 3, 2023 in Farson, Wyoming. She was a resident of Farson for 17 years and a former resident of Nevada and California. Valarie was... Full story


Hollis Andrew Gipson III

Hollis Andrew Gipson III, known as H.A., passed away on November 2, 2023, at the age of 67 in Green River, Wyoming, after a battle with lung cancer. He was born on December 7, 1955, in Memphis, Tennes... Full story


Carolyn "Connie" Root

Carolyn "Connie" Root, 74, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, November 5, 2023 at her home. She was a resident of Superior, Wyoming for the last seven years and former... Full story


Florida Miera

Florida Miera, 83, passed away peacefully Sunday, November 5, 2023 at her home. She was a resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming for 40 years and former resident of Santa Fe, New Mexico. She was born June... Full story


Frances Lee Kobernick

Frances Lee Kobernick, 77, passed away November 4, 2023 at her home in Green River, Wyoming. She was a resident of Green River for 25 years and a former resident of Meeteetse and Greybull, Wyoming. Fr... Full story


Allen Leroy Alexander

Allen Leroy Alexander, 80, passed away Saturday, November 4, 2023 at his home in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was a resident of Wyoming for the last 50 years, and a former resident of Colorado. Allen... Full story


Gerald (Jerry) F. Putnam

Gerald (Jerry) F. Putnam, 70, passed away November 1, 2023 at the University of Utah hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was born on June 30, 1953 in Saginaw, Michigan, the son of Elwood and Ora... Full story


Letter to the Editor: An open invitation to Vice President Kamala Harris

Dear Editor, I recently wrote and sent a letter to Vice President Kamala Harris inviting her to Wyoming to witness a recitation of the Gettysburg Address. I don’t know whether she will receive the letter. But as Wyoming is the Equality State and...


Letter to the Editor: The big city's hand has reached into Green River

Dear Editor, I recently moved to Green River in hopes of recapturing what once was in America, but the big city’s ways had moved here way before I did. Not going into all those things, what I am so very disappointed about is when there is a person...


Green River Police Department reports for Nov. 5 - 9

Green River Police Department reports for Nov. 5 At 10:01 p.m., officers responded to Anvil Drive for a report of missing property. Officers met with an individual who reported an item missing. Officers gathered information and completed a report of... Full story


New coach, same great team

With a new coach but an experienced team, the Green River High School Speech and Debate program is hitting the ground running this year, already bringing home top finishes only two tournaments into...


Helping families in need

David Caplan of Genesis Alkali recently presented a $500 donation to Truman Elementary Principal David Asselmeier. The Genesis Alkali donation will help sponsor the Truman Fall Festival Extravaganza... Full story


Paint the Town Pink rivalry continues

The Paint the Town Pink rivalry continues as Amber Kramer State Farm in Rock Springs and Trona Valley Federal Credit Union in Green River won Paint the Town Pink Contest, but the contest was intense.... Full story


Nuclear reactor back in focus at Kemmerer meeting

LYMAN — A meeting was held Tuesday in Kemmerer during which the proposed TerraPower nuclear plant was discussed and residents questioned the timeline and safety of the proposed plant.  The meeting, held by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission,...


Lawmakers split over advanced legislation banning delta-8

CHEYENNE — State lawmakers advanced a bill draft on Monday that aims to ban all hemp-products containing any psychoactive properties, including delta-8, without providing a distinction between “synthetic” and “naturally occurring...


Legislators want $50M to sue feds over environmental laws

Wyoming lawmakers want to earmark $50 million to sue the federal government over implementation of national environmental and natural resource laws. Lawmakers added the proposed $50 million appropriation to a draft bill — Federal land use... Full story

 By Mike Koshmrl    News    November 16, 2023

Path of the Pronghorn at 'high risk' of being lost

The pathway of a highly migratory western Wyoming pronghorn herd that's been known by researchers for a quarter-century is at "high risk" of being lost.  That's according to a draft "threat... Full story


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