Articles from the November 22, 2023 edition

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  • Gathering RMP input

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Nov 22, 2023

    Making sure the Bureau of Land Management hears the perspectives and concerns of the public when it comes to the Resource Management Plan (RMP) draft for the Rock Springs Field Office is a priority for many people and organizations, both locally and around the state. To that end, public workshop meetings were held in Sweetwater County last weekend to gather feedback for a task force appointed by Governor Mark Gordon. The workshops were facilitated by the University of Wyoming's Ruckelshaus Insti...

  • Carbon capture Project Bison moves forward

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Nov 22, 2023

    Carbon capture efforts continue to move forward in Southwest Wyoming, with Project Bison from Carbon Capture Inc. and Frontier Carbon Solutions steadily making progress. The two companies hosted a town hall meeting for Sweetwater County at the end of October, where they explained their plans and gave updates on their progress. "We're really excited to invest here," Matt Bright, the Director of External Affairs for Carbon Capture Inc., said at the meeting. Bright explained that Carbon Capture...

  • "You better not pout, I'm telling you why"

    Nov 22, 2023

    Riley Menasco tries hard not to pout while visiting with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Holiday Business Showcase at Expedition Island on Saturday. The Clauses "came to town" and visited with lots of children at the event.... Full story

  • Joan Regal Kobler

    Nov 22, 2023

    Joan Regal Kobler, 90, passed away peacefully November 13, 2023, at her home in Green River, Wyoming, surrounded by her loving family. She was a resident of Green River for 48 years and a former resident of Woodbridge, New Jersey. She was born May 30, 1933 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey; the daughter of Leo Walter Regal and Nellie Marie Bonk. Joan attended schools in New Jersey and graduated from Perth Amboy High School in 1951. She later attended college to become a Registered Nurse. She married... Full story

  • Ellen Anderson

    Nov 22, 2023

    Ellen Anderson, 76, passed away Wednesday, November 15, 2023 at her home in Green River, WY. She was born on August 19, 1947 in Rawlins, Wyoming, the daughter of George Jr. and Roberta "Birdie" Jordan. Ellen attended school in Rawlins and graduated with the class of 1965. She married the love of her life, Billy Anderson in Rawlins on June 4, 1966. Mrs. Anderson was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. She enjoyed spending her time reading, cooking, playing mahjong, working... Full story

  • Micki L. Roubidoux Patterson

    Nov 22, 2023

    Micki L. Roubidoux Patterson, 72, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday, November 11, 2023 at Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah. She died following a sudden illness. She was a long-time resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming and former resident of Saratoga, Wyoming and Gallup, New Mexico. She was born August 29, 1951 in Cortez, Colorado; the daughter of Norris Roubidoux and Alene F. Baird. Mrs. Patterson attended schools in Gallup, New Mexico and graduated from... Full story

  • Adam James Almazan

    Nov 22, 2023

    Adam James Almazan was born 44 years ago in Lusk, Wyoming. He passed into eternity Saturday, November 10, 2023, in Rock Springs, Wyoming of exposure and liver disease. He was twelve years old when he and his little sister Veronica came to Meeteetse, Wyoming to live with their grandparents Randy and Karla Smith. Adam was taught to fish by his Grandpa Randy and loved to fish the Greybull River for trout. Adam was good at spelling and won the Park County Spelling Bee in Junior High. Adam was good... Full story

  • Bobby "Bob" Joe McCaskill

    Nov 22, 2023

    Bobby "Bob" Joe McCaskill, 92, passed away peacefully Sunday, November 19, 2023 at Deer Trail Assisted Living surrounded by his daughter; son-in-law and wonderful Deer Trail Staff. He was a 56-year resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming and former resident of Elmore City, Oklahoma. He was born on August 10, 1931 in Elmore City, Oklahoma to Edgar and Rella Jane McCaskill. Bob attended Schools in Elmore City, Oklahoma. He enlisted in the United States Army at the age of 18. He valued this service... Full story

  • Sweetwater County Birth Announcements

    Nov 22, 2023

    Janie and Daniel Suarez of Green River welcomed their son Lucas Daniel Suarez on October 29. Alexie and Ben Cilensek of Pinedale welcomed their son Lazarus Richard Rush Cilensek on November 8. Vernon Setser III and Krista Boynton of Green River welcomed their daughter Isabella Setser on November 13. Jaclyn and Brey Edwards of Green River welcomed their daughter Charlotte Marie Edwards on November 16. Preston Portillo and Kristen Owen of Rock Springs welcomed their daughter Victoria Marie Portillo on November 16.... Full story

  • Letter to the Editor: Responding to the BLM RMP

    Nov 22, 2023

    Dear Editor, I have been trying to keep up with the discussions that have been going on in reference to the proposed resource management plan (RMP) for the Rock Springs District of the Bureau of Land Management. There is so much misinformation in the press and public discussion, it makes my head spin. I spent a 41 year career with the State of Wyoming, almost all of it as a law enforcement officer (Damage Control Warden and Game Warden) with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department in the Green River Region. There are many extremely important...

  • Green River Police Department reports for Nov. 9 - 20

    Nov 22, 2023

    Green River Police Department reports for Nov. 9 At 12:56 p.m., officers responded to W Teton Boulevard for a vehicle parked on the roadway with an expired registration. Officers attempted to make contact at the residence, posted a notice, and completed an incident report. At 1:18 p.m., officers responded to W Teton Boulevard for a truck and trailer parked on the roadway. Officers posted a notice and completed a report of the incident. At 1:49 p.m., officers responded to a report of a trailer blocking a sidewalk at Colorado and Pennsylvania....

  • Law enforcement warns about local scams

    Staff Report|Nov 22, 2023

    Sweetwater County residents often face scams that claim to be coming from local organizations and businesses. The Sweetwater County Sheriff's Office recently warned people of a scam that claimed to be from the sheriff's office. "We are aware of a recent high volume of fraudulent calls allegedly coming from the Sweetwater County Sheriff's Office demanding payment for outstanding arrest warrants and/or the failure to appear for jury duty," the sheriff's office posted on Facebook on November 9.... Full story

  • Helping provide Thanksgiving meals

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Nov 22, 2023

    Green River shoppers heading in and out of Smith's last Saturday were greeted at the door by young men in uniform asking if they could donate to help make sure everyone will be able to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal. Many stopped to hand over bags of groceries, which quickly filled up the shopping carts with a large "Scouting for Food" sign attached. Boy Scouts of America Troop 312 helped cover Green River for the annual event. "Every year, the weekend before Thanksgiving...we get donations for the... Full story

  • Western and Sweetwater BOCES announce new scholarships

    Mikayla Wonnacott, Western Public Relations Specialist|Nov 22, 2023

    Western Wyoming Community College (Western) and Sweetwater Board of Cooperative Educational Services (SBOCES) are pleased to announce three new scholarship opportunities. The three scholarships are spread across three different student experiences: non-degree seeking, returning adults, and seniors. These scholarships were approved at the April 13 Board of Trustees meeting and by the SBOCES Board of Directors at their April 25 board meeting. Western is grateful to SBOCES for their years of support and continued dedication to educating our... Full story

  • Kicking off the holiday season

    Staff Report|Nov 22, 2023

    The YWCA of Sweetwater County's annual Festival of Trees event has returned again this year, giving everyone the chance to purchase trees and holiday decor and simultaneously support the YWCA and the services it offers. "We always enjoy kicking off the holiday season with our community, and this is seriously such a fun way to get into the spirit," Kayla Mannikko, the YWCA's Developmental Director, said in a press release. Uniquely decorated Christmas trees currently line the lobby of Commerce... Full story

  • Sweetwater Memorial welcomes new trustee

    Deb Sutton, MHSC Marketing Director|Nov 22, 2023

    Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County's Board of Trustees recently welcomed its newest board member, Nena James. The Sweetwater County Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday, Nov. 7 unanimously appointed James to fill the unexpired term of Taylor Jones, who was elected to a seat on the County Commission. During a Friday morning Special Board of Trustees meeting, board attorney Geoff Phillips administered the oath of office. In her application, James said Sweetwater County has been her home... Full story

  • City of Green River exploring partnership for Flaming Gorge Days

    Steve Core, City of Green River Communications Director|Nov 22, 2023

    The City of Green River, which has been a long-time supporter and sponsor of the annual Flaming Gorge Days (FGD), is gauging the interest of establishing a new public/private partnership to plan and run Flaming Gorge Days in June 2024. If there is enough interest, the City will issue a formal request for proposal. The City Council is looking to continue to support the event both financially and with the City’s in-kind resources. The City Council has traditionally supported the FGD committees through a service contract in the range of $10,000 t... Full story

  • Junior wrestlers compete in City Championships

    Jackie Finch, General Manager|Nov 22, 2023

    All the elementary kids were very excited as they entered the gymnasium in the Green River High School. The junior wrestlers were finally able to compete in the Green River City Championships hosted by the Green River High School Wrestling team. There were 167 junior wrestlers this year that competed in the tournament. The Green River High School Wrestling team has been hosting youth wrestling camps for boys and girls since November 6. Students from Monroe, Truman, Harrison and Washington...

  • Wyoming Completes a Perfect 7-0 Home Season

    Tim Harkins, UW Associate Athletics Director for Media Relations|Nov 22, 2023

    Laramie, Wyo. (Nov. 18, 2023) -- An explosive first half by Wyoming’s offense and a smothering Cowboy defense fueled a 42-9 victory for the Wyoming Cowboys over Hawai’i in the final home game of the 2023 season. Wyoming scored five touchdowns on its first six possessions of the first half, while the Poke defense shutout the Rainbow Warriors in the first half to build a 35-0 halftime lead. Wyoming’s five first-half scoring drives included numerous big plays as the Cowboys’ scoring drives consisted of 3 plays for 75 yards, 1 play for 89 yards,...

  • December will bring dueling abortion hearings

    Kate Ready, Jackson Hole Daily Via Wyoming News Exchange|Nov 22, 2023

    JACKSON — With a Dec. 14 hearing fast approaching, both sides in a closely watched legal fight over abortion access in Wyoming agree on one thing: pressing ahead. “This case needs to get decided and we need to move it forward,” said Special Assistant Attorney General Jay Jerde, who is defending two laws passed by the state Legislature. One is a general ban on abortions with some exceptions and the other outlaws medication abortions. Ninth Judicial District Court Judge Melissa Owens asked the parties Thursday if an upcoming Dec. 14 summa...

  • In search for missing Cody woman, authorities find blood in ex's vehicle

    CJ Baker, Powell Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange|Nov 22, 2023

    POWELL — Authorities investigating the disappearance of a Cody woman found dried blood and an apparent bullet hole in the vehicle she was last seen traveling in, court records say. The SUV is owned by Katie Ferguson’s ex-boyfriend, Adam Aviles Jr., who was arrested last week amid the investigation. Aviles is facing a federal charge that alleges he illegally possessed ammunition, but the 26-year-old has not been charged in connection with Ferguson’s disappearance. Ferguson was last seen in early October, as she began heading back to Wyomi...

  • Couple unearths 60-million-year-old tree east of Buffalo

    Alex Hargrave, Buffalo Bulletin Via Wyoming News Exchange|Nov 22, 2023

    BUFFALO - Jeanne Peterson and her husband, Robert Suchor, weren't necessarily surprised to find an ancient tree beneath the surface of their property east of Buffalo. Destined to become an RV campground, the couple's land sits just south of the Bureau of Land Management's Dry Creek Petrified Tree Environmental Education Area, where petrified trees provide evidence of a much different landscape 60 million years ago than exists today. "There's more to the desert than meets the eye," Peterson...

  • Gray sued by Laramie lawyer to keep Trump, Lummis off future ballots

    Samir Knox, Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange|Nov 22, 2023

    CHEYENNE — A Laramie lawyer has sued Secretary of State Chuck Gray, attempting to bar former President Donald Trump and U.S. Sen. Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo., from appearing on future ballots in the state. The complaint, filed earlier this month, is one of many attempts in U.S. courts to disqualify the former president from ballot access. Similar lawsuits exist in Michigan, Colorado, Minnesota and New Jersey, the Missouri Independent reported. In a news release sent out Tuesday, Gray spoke out against the lawsuit. He said it was weaponizing the U.S....