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Articles from the November 30, 2016 edition

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 By David Martin    City    November 30, 2016

Events are opportunity for GR

With events such as the UW swim meet coming to Green River Saturday and the State Speech and Debate Meet in 2017, local businesses and the city could see a profit as a result. With the events come...


Fight results in prison sentence

A man who unlawfully entered a home and used brass knuckles to hurt another man will serve time in prison. Joshua S. Moody, 31, of Green River appeared in the Third District Court of Judge Richard...

 By David Martin    City    November 30, 2016

Exhibits debut at museum Friday

Visitors to the Sweetwater County Historical Museum will have a chance to view its long-awaited New Studio exhibit Friday, as well as a Christmas exhibit featuring a portion of the museum’s...

 By David Martin    City    November 30, 2016

Slick roads cause crashes in GR

With the recent snow and ice accumulating on Green River’s streets, police have ended up responding to more crashes in the past few weeks. On Thanksgiving Day, the department, assisting Castle Rock...


Mary V. Valley

Mary V. Valley, 67, passed away Oct. 22, 2016 at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. She was a longtime resident of Rock Springs for 31 years and formerly of Green River for nine years. She was... Full story


Jim "JT" Todd

Jim "JT" Todd, 58, of Rock Springs, passed away Nov. 23, 2016 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. A longtime resident of Rock Springs and former resident of Kimberly, Idaho, Todd died... Full story


Kathleen Loraine Robinson

Kathleen Loraine Robinson, 60, of Green River, Wyoming, passed away Nov. 22, 2016 in Salt Lake City. She was a longtime resident of Green River and former resident of Superior. Robinson was born... Full story


Norman R Piner

Norman R Piner, 84, of Rock Springs, passed away Nov. 23, 2016 at the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. A longtime resident of Rock Springs, Piner died from a sudden illness. He was born Jan. 27... Full story


Laython E. Batey

Laython E. Batey, 69, passed away Nov. 22, 2016 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. A longtime resident of Green River and former resident of Carlsbad, N.M., Batey died following a three year b... Full story


Our View: Media to blame for anger

A lot of people are angry. Some of that is caused by fear of the unknown and of what will become of our families and friends as we head into a new political era. It’s natural to fear what we don’t know and to be angry at what we cannot...

 By Pete Rust    Opinion    November 30, 2016

Notes from Town Square: Enjoy local UW competition

Winter is really sinking in and the temperatures are getting colder. You have the post Thanksgiving blues and are wondering what you can do with your family this weekend? Sure, you could drive down to Laramie to watch Wyoming play in its first...


A few ideas for those Thanksgiving leftovers

Last Thursday marked the first time I hosted a holiday meal. Earlier this year, I bought a house and initially hoped to have a housewarming party at some point shortly afterward; it never happened....


A card can make a big difference

Nearly 15,000 cards made out to soldiers serving overseas were created or signed by residents of Sweetwater County. Thanks to community members answering the call of help from a local Green River...


VFW to prepare packages

The VFW is asking community members for help in putting care packages together for soldiers serving overseas. On Saturday, members of the VFW Post 2321, along with local Girl Scout and Boy Scout...


Judges needed for tournament

With about 16 schools attending the Green River High School’s Speech and Debate Tournament next week, the team is looking for judges. Head coach Carina White said anyone can volunteer to judge a spe...


Find gifts at the fair

Those who would like to purchase unique, handmade gifts while supporting local businesses will not want to miss the Christmas Craft Fair. Once again, the Golden Hour Senior Center is hosting its annua...


Middle school team breaks records

The Green River Middle School girls’ swimming and diving team are on track for a repeat season as they continue to be undefeated in competition. Last year, the team not only captured the regional...


Is it time to take off the helmets?

Concussions have become a major concern in many sports, most notably with football. In moves made from pee-wee football all the way to the NFL, recognition of how devastating concussions can be to a p...


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