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Articles from the December 9, 2015 edition

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Care packages ready for troops

Thanks to community volunteers, soldiers serving overseas will receive a care package for Christmas. The Sweetwater County Eagles Club in Green River was transformed Sunday afternoon into a makeshift...


Museum hosts Christmas exhibit

Visitors to the Sweetwater County Historical Museum will have the chance to see photos of past Christmases on display. The small exhibit features a number of photos taken from different periods of...


GR debaters hone skills at Utah competition

The Green River High School Speech and Debate team took their skills to another state this past weekend. The Tournament of Champions took place in Alta, Utah, and showcased debate students from around...



Anthony Donovan Cervantes Crystal Mason and Mike Cervantes Jr. of Rock Springs recently announced the birth of their son Anthony Donovan Cervantes. He was born Dec. 5, 2015, at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. Nathaniel Lance Carmine...



The children of Ellis Ramon Walker invite friends and family to celebrate his 80th birthday with his wife, Verla Walker, and their family Saturday, Dec. 19, from 4-6 p.m. at the LDS Church in Lyman. No gifts please....


Santa Claus came to town

A yearly tradition in Green River has been Santa's arrival to the city and this year was no different, as the jolly man in the red suit brought smiles to kids awaiting his visit Saturday afternoon....


Police Reports

Officers were dispatched to an alarm on Faith Drive. Officers checked the property, everything appeared OK and contacted a responsible party for the property. Officers assisted Castle Rock Ambulance personnel on a medical call. Officers contacted an...


Janie Beth Hamner

Janie Beth Hamner, 71, Rock Springs, passed away Nov. 30, 2015 at her home. A longtime resident of Rock Springs and former resident of Table Rock, Hamner died following a sudden illness. She was born... Full story


Minnie Elaine Dolinar

Minnie Elaine Dolinar, 85, of Rock Springs passed away Dec. 2, 2015.  A long time resident of Rock Springs, Dolinar died following a lengthy illness.  She was born on June 1, 1930 in Rock Springs,... Full story


Helen Marie (Tycoles) Hyndman

Helen Marie (Tycoles) Hyndman of Greeley, Colo., and former longtime resident of Green River passed away Nov. 20, 2015 after a brief illness. She was born on July 13, 1934 in Kamsack, Saskatchewan, Canada to Mike and Mary (Shmon) Tycoles. She... Full story


Ronald L. Moskovita

Ronald L. Moskovita 54, of Green River passed away Nov. 26, 2015, at his home. A longtime resident of Idaho, Moskovita died following a lengthy illness. He was born Aug. 22, 1961 in Idaho Falls,... Full story


Vivian West

Vivian West, 92, of Rock Springs passed away Dec. 5, 2015, at the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. A longtime resident of Green River and Rock Springs and former resident of Portland, Ore.,... Full story


Hal Clyde Wood

Hal Clyde Wood, 71, of Green River, passed away Dec. 1, 2015 at his home. A longtime resident of Green River, Wood died following a sudden illness.   He was born on Nov. 23, 1944 in Salt Lake City,... Full story

 By David Martin    City    December 9, 2015

District targets e-cigarettes

The Green River school district is targeting e-cigarettes and vaporizers in a series of amendments to school policies. Last night, the district’s board of trustees approved amendments to the school...


Thief ordered to pay back money

A former Sweetwater County Museum employee convicted of stealing money from the museum was ordered to pay the money back or go to prison Tuesday morning. Cynthia J. McCullers, 51, of Green River, appeared in the Third District Court of Judge Nena...


Drug crimes on the rise

Local law enforcement recently attended a drug and alcohol seminar focusing on drug-related crime. Facilitating the seminar was Ernie Johnson of the Governor’s Council on Impaired Driving. “Every...

 By David Martin    City    December 9, 2015

Dog walker causes lock out

A man walking his dog early Thursday morning prompted a lockout nearly encompassing the entire school district in Green River. According to a release from the Green River Police Department, at about...


District seeks VR training simulators

The Sweetwater County School District No. 2 Board of Trustees voted to issue a request for proposal regarding virtual equipment simulators. The board initially heard a presentation about the...


Ordinance offers solutions

The new city ordinance concerning disorderly conduct raises a question of Green River’s influx of transients and other disturbances, which the ordinance now can deal with. “It’s not a huge probl...


Terry Michael Zanetti

Terry Michael Zanetti, 71, lifelong resident of Rock Springs, died Nov. 28, 2015, at his home after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born April 1, 1944 in Rock Springs, the son of Pete Zanetti... Full story


Say hello to a new librarian

Hello, Green River, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Stacey Palmer, and I am the new Young Adult Librarian at the Sweetwater County Library. I am excited to be working with Green River’s middle school and high school students at the...


Notes from Town Square: Beginning anew

Starting anything new can be a daunting task, even something as simple as joining an organization, taking up a hobby or checking out new places. For some people, even the Green River Recreation Center could be intimidating. But don’t worry; the smi...


Is that my hair burning?

A couple months ago, I was trying some new hair styles. One day, I decided to curl my hair, which is something I had not done in a very long time. As I was curling my hair, I was getting frustrated...


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