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Articles from the November 27, 2019 edition

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GR man sent to prison

A man accused of inappropriately touching a 17-year-old while at work will serve prison time. Bradley A. Baugh, 23, appeared in the Third District County of Judge Richard Lavery at a sentencing...

 

Commissioner disagrees with RMP plan

A Sweetwater County commissioner wasn’t afraid to publicly voice his displeasure about Rocky Mountain Power’s plan to retire two units at the Jim Bridger Power Plant. During the commissioners...

 

Wyoming Waste Systems to provide curb-side recycling

With Wyoming Waste Systems starting to accept curb-side recycling this week, the company is working to educate residents about what is and isn’t acceptable in their recycling bins. According to a flyer the company will distribute, residents must...

 
 By Staff Report    City    November 27, 2019

Citations made after pursuit

Green River police officers issued citations to an individual they claim eluded an officer Nov. 10. According to a press release from the Green River Police Department, Dalton Kunz, 23, Green River, was given citations for alleged hit and run and...

 

Harold Race Laughter

Harold Race Laughter, 91, passed away November 14, 2019. Harold was born on April 6, 1928, to Harold Leslie Laughter and Ruth Rosetta Race Laughter in Pocatello, Idaho. When his father completed his...

 

Gary "Butch" Roy Miner

Gary "Butch" Roy Miner, 76, passed away Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, at his home in Rock Springs. Miner was born Oct. 12, 1943, in Big Sandy, Mont.; the son of George and Adell Miner. Gary married Vendy...

 

Kary Clark Pitt

Kary Clark Pitt, 57, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has been a resident of Rock Springs for the past 46 years, and was a former resident of Vernal, Utah.   Kary was...

 

Our View: Businesses have much to offer

With Thanksgiving coming up tomorrow, the Christmas season is set to rear its head with the annual Black Friday shopping circus. While Black Friday itself is a name more than anything else, as many big box stores have pushed their sales into...

 
 By Lu Sweet    Opinion    November 27, 2019

Lifelong Learning: Put some dirt on it

We’ve all heard the expression, “you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression.” It’s so true, and kids are super impressionable. We need to be mindful every time we open ours mouths TO and AROUND our children. I know with my...

 

Noise induced hearing loss: What's that?

Of the 40 million people with hearing loss in the U.S., 25 percent of those, or 10 million, have lost their hearing as a result of exposure to excessive noise. But how much noise is too much? Measured as decibels (dB), the acceptable manufacturing...

 

Evaline Valencia

Evaline Valencia, 85, of Green River, passed away November 21, 2019 at her home.  She was a long-time resident of Green River.  She was born March 18, 1934 in Rock Springs, WY, the daughter of John...

 

Patricia "Pat" F. Tomasini

Patricia "Pat" F. Tomasini, 79, Rock Springs, passed away Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, at her home. She was born Feb. 8, 1940, in Oak Creek, Colo., the daughter of Steve F. and Frances A. Koler. A Mass of...

 

Barton Dale Ellison

Barton Dale Ellison, 72, of Green River  passed away November 3, 2019 at his home.  He was born September 12, 1947 in Basin, WY, the son of Kenneth ValeJo Ellison and Mary Mills Ellison Twomeg....

 

Team places in top 3 on road

Even though only a portion of the team could compete, the Green River speech and debate team is already taking top three trophies home. This weekend, the Green River High School Speech and Debate...

 

Western students display artwork at gallery

Western Wyoming Community College student artwork will be on display in the school’s Art Gallery from Dec. 6-Jan. 3 with a ceramics sale opening night, Dec. 6 from 4:30-7 p.m. The exhibit will showcase the best student artwork from the past semeste...

 

Photographers sought to show work

Local photographers have an opportunity to display their creative work at White Mountain Library in Rock Springs. The Sweetwater Photo Open is an annual event in the Sweetwater County Library System and is scheduled for January and February, 2020....

 

GR resident earns degree

Michael Brewer of Green River has earned his bachelor of science Nursing degree from Western Governors University. The online, nonprofit university held its 71st (Cincinnati, Ohio); 72nd (Anaheim, Calif.); 73rd (Salt Lake City); and 74th (Seattle)...

 

Pop concert set

Western Wyoming Community College’s pop music groups combine for a dance and music celebration in the Western Atrium on Monday at 7:30 p.m. Enter a funky world of Grammy-winning music by artists including Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Cher, and Radiohead....

 

Western to host holiday concerts

Western Wyoming Community College’s collegiate chorale, jazz ensemble, and chamber ensemble will perform a holiday concert Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m. in room 1302. This year’s concert features an array of familiar holiday favorites, classical...

 

Pediatric nurse joins Memorial Hospital

Pediatric care at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County now has even more expertise to offer. Tammy Walker, CPNP-PC has been working in the medical field for nearly 15 years, most recently in neonatal and infant care in a rural hospital setting....

 

2 named to All State football list

Two members of the Green River High School varsity football team were listed All State, according to information released by the Wyoming Coaches Association. The two All-State selections are Thomas Harvey and Payton Tucker, while Sophomore Dylan...

 

Wild turkey hunts make for a special Thanksgiving

It wasn’t until 1955 when hunters could harvest the historic wild turkey in Wyoming. Hunters’ interest has continued to gain momentum since. With both fall and spring seasons to chase gobblers, hunters’ stealthy pursuits provide excellent food...

 

More support given to mule deer

The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission met in Powell for their November meeting. At the meeting, the Commission voted to approve $560,000 for ten projects to support mule deer populations across Wyoming. These are habitat and migration projects...

 

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