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Articles from the December 2, 2020 edition

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COVID-19 concerns mount

Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County has six COVID-19 patients in its ICU and healthcare workers are concerned about another jump in infections after the Thanksgiving holiday. During a virtual...

 
 By David Martin    City    December 2, 2020

House burns on Idaho Street

An early morning house fire Saturday claimed the life of a Green River woman and resulted in another man being sent to Utah for treatment. Assistant Fire Chief Larry Erdmann said the Green River Fire...

 

Courthouse sees CARES Act improvements

While jury trials have been postponed by the Wyoming Supreme Court, work in the state’s judicial branch hasn’t completely halted. Throughout the state, CARES Act funding, federal money approved for pandemic-related uses, has been spent in...

 

New Stake President for GR

The Green River Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was sustained Nov. 8. The calling of Stake President was extended to Michael Earl Nelson II, who succeeds David W. Young....

 

Thanksgiving visit

Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) visits with Green River's SrA Norrissa Chitica in Qatar. Barrasso spent Thanksgiving day with enlisted service members from Wyoming as well as members of the Wyoming Air...

 

Marilyn Kay Rosette

The world lost a beloved Mother and Grandmother on November 26th, 2020 as she gained her wings and reunited with our Dad. Marilyn Kay Rosette, 79, passed away at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater...

 

Margaret Elizabeth Reay

Margaret Elizabeth Reay, 91, passed away peacefully in Loveland, Colorado on the afternoon of November 19, 2020. She was a longtime resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming. Born September 20, 1929 in...

 

Mary E. (Dadich) Timlin

Mary E. (Dadich) Timlin, 91, passed away Friday, November 20, 2020, at Skyline Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Canon City, Colorado. A longtime resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming, Mary was...

 

Chris Leventis

Chris Leventis, 88, passed away with his loving family at his side on November 22nd, 2020. He was a long time resident of Green River and most recently Cheyenne, WY. He was born July 6, 1932 in...

 

Joseph Glass

Joseph Glass, 87, passed away Saturday, November 21, 2020 at his home in Green River, Wyoming. He was a resident of Green River for fifteen years and former resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Mr....

 

Dustin Lee Zumpfe

Dustin Lee Zumpfe, 47, passed away Thursday, November 19, 2020 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was a life-long resident of Wyoming. Mr. Zumpfe was born December...

 

The community should help its families in times of need

It’s a smell I’ll never forget. I’ve had the unfortunate duty of covering house fires over the years and the smell always takes me back to the time I experienced it firsthand. Over the weekend,...

 

Letter: Masks don't infringe on rights, but show care for others

Dear Editor, Your recent letter writer is apparently not getting the reaction to her weekly missives that she desires (witness the longer, more strident, and IN CAPS in case we missed HER POINT letter). So, risking that no one will come threatening...

 

Education experts eye teacher wages, regional adjustments

The Legislature’s Select Committee on School Finance Recalibration rarely makes headlines. Its meetings are lengthy, the subject matter is complex and tangible results are slow-developing. The vast majority of time during early committee meetings...

 
 By Dick Blust    People    December 2, 2020

Green River's wagon bridge

Built in 1896, the Wagon Bridge in Green River was the only non-railway span across the entire 730-mile length of that waterway until 1910. The Overland Stage Route, established in 1862, crossed the G...

 

New business education series launches in 2021

A coalition between the Sweetwater Economic Development Coalition, Western Wyoming Community College and the Beech Creative Group will provide a free virtual business education series for county businesses starting in January. The educational...

 

Western uses CARES Act money for tech

Western Wyoming Community College was able to use CARES funding for educational advancement and to help faculty accommodate students both in and out of the classroom. The coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on the world, and Western is proud of...

 
 By Nick Reynolds    News    December 2, 2020

Lawsuit says lab owners misled feds

CASPER — A lawsuit filed this month against the Food and Drug Administration in U.S. District Court alleges the owner of Cody Labs misled federal regulators when it moved production of a drug from its Cody manufacturing facility to upstate New...

 

Environmental groups slam pipeline project

CASPER — Leading environmental groups in Wyoming have come out in fierce opposition to a major pipeline project proposed for the state, over concerns the development could disrupt sensitive wildlife habitat and exacerbate climate change. If...

 

Wolves prepare for winter action

The Green River High School winter sports teams are gearing up for their seasons. Practices have already been underway at the high school. While the high school athletes continue to sharpen their...

 

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