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Articles from the November 28, 2018 edition

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What's the old library's fate?

Determining what to do with the old Carnegie Library is something the county is hoping a grant can help out with. During a recent Sweetwater County commissioners meeting, the board unanimously...

 

Election finances reported

A few candidates reported raising and spending several thousands of dollars in their election bids, according to campaign finance documents reviewed by the Green River Star. Candidates are required to...

 

RSPD use of force justified

A shooting involving the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office and the Rock Springs Police Department was ruled a justified use of force by Sweetwater County Attorney Daniel Erramouspe. According to a...

 

Hospital Christmas event set

There’s only a few more days until the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County and the Memorial Hospital Foundation kick off the Christmas season with their How NOVEMBER Stole Christmas event. The halls of Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County...

 

Reps. want Japanese soda-ash tariffs reduced

U.S. Senators Mike Enzi, John Barrasso and Congresswoman Liz Cheney, all R-Wyo., urged U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to prioritize eliminating the Japanese tariff on U.S. natural soda ash during the U.S.-Japan trade agreement...

 

Michael John Carnahan

Michael John Carnahan, 65, of Farson, passed away Nov. 16, 2018, at his home.   He was born May 1, 1953, in Oakland, Calif., the son of Edward Carnahan and Myrtle Langford. Carnahan attended Albany...

 

Sharon Kay Hopkins Kobernick

Sharon Kay Hopkins Kobernick passed peacefully on Nov. 22, 2018, at 9:40 a.m., at Mountain View Rest Home in Bozeman, Mont. She was born Jan. 21, 1944, in Craig Colo., to Hugh and Leona Self. She...

 

Debra Jo Tomich

Debra Jo Tomich, 64, passed away Nov. 20, 2018, at her home in Rock Springs. She was a lifelong resident of Wyoming. Tomich was born on Feb. 1, 1954, in Laramie, the daughter of Carl C. Tomich and...

 

Sally Winters

Sally Winters, 57, passed away Nov. 18, 2018, at her home. She was a resident of Green River for the past 28 years. She died following a sudden illness. Winters was born Feb.1, 1961, in Rawlins, the...

 

Glenn D. Mason

Glenn D. Mason, 76, of Rock Springs passed away peacefully Nov. 16, 2018, at the Mount Olympus Rehabilitation Center in Salt Lake City.   He was born Dec. 14, 1941, in Rock Springs, the son of...

 

Our View: Library needs to be saved

What will happen to the Carnegie Library building in Green River? Right now, it’s safe to say no one really knows what the future holds for one of Green River’s landmark buildings. However, we believe if the building can be saved, it should be....

 

Holidays used to be separate

Remember when we used to have Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas on separate days? I do too. It used to be the holidays were more separated. Now, it seems like the commercialism of it all has...

 

Government tries yet again to regulate tobacco products

The Food and Drug Administration just announced it would once again try to regulate tobacco products. This time the target of the agency’s regulatory hand is what it believes is the growing menace of flavored e-cigarettes and other tobacco...

 

Laughter helps mental well-being

What did the dog say when he sat on a piece of sandpaper? Rough. As the father of five, I am no stranger to lame “dad jokes,” but a new study suggests laughter is a large component of maintaining positive mental well-being, brain health, and...

 

Harshman redux may 'save' our schools... again

Sometimes a politician is fortunate enough to hold the right office at the time when their service is needed the most. Such is the case with Rep. Steve Harshman, R-Casper, the outgoing and incoming House speaker. Traditionally, the leader of the...

 

Peek a Boo helps toddlers learn

Anyone stopping by the Sweetwater County Library Monday morning would have seen a small group of toddlers and their parents playing Peek a Boo. According to Becky Iwen, the youth services manager at...

 

Residents enjoy balloon turkey shoot

Armed with Nerf guns, the seniors set their sights on the target -- balloons with turkeys drawn on them. Sometimes they would hit one and other times they would miss, but the goal was always the...

 

GR students win recipe contest

A new item called the quesadilla burrito created by two Green River students will be added to a business's menu after they won the company's culinary competition. Vincent Leahy and Kassandra Reyes,...

 

Western Wyoming College Foundation receives big donation

First Bank, a Division of Glacier Bank, in Rock Springs recently made a $50,000 donation to the Western Wyoming College Foundation. The First Bank Endowment, set-up to help low to moderate income students, is an appreciated addition to the...

 

Megafire presentation set

A presentation about mega fires will cover the conditions that lead up to such fires and how they can be managed or mitigated. The Sweetwater County Fire Department, Rock Springs Fire Department, North 40 Productions, US Forest Service, Wyoming...

 

Cowgirls earn win over Mont. State

A career-high-tying 27 points from senior Marta Gomez and an inspired combined performance from Wyoming’s two centers, senior Bailee Cotton and freshman Tereza Vitulova, powered the Cowgirls to a 66-58 win over Montana State Tuesday night....

 

Cowboys beat New Mexico Lobos 31-3 Saturday

Senior Nico Evans and redshirt freshman Xazavian Valladay combined for 334 rushing yards to lead the Cowboys (6-6 overall, 4-2 MW) past New Mexico, 31-3 on Saturday afternoon in Dreamstyle Stadium in Albuquerque, N.M. Wyoming is now Bowl Eligible...

 

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