Articles from the December 10, 2014 edition

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Commissioners seek judgement

When Rock Springs resident Randal "Doc" Wendling won two seats during the General Election, there was a lot of speculation going on about whether or not he could retain both seats. On Nov. 4,...

 By David Martin    City    December 10, 2014

Sales permit revoked

After complaints from residents and police calls regarding salesmen, a door-to-door sales permit was revoked by the city’s community development department. Last week, the Green River Police Department responded to calls complaining about salesmen...

 By David Martin    City    December 10, 2014

To kill or to sterilize

During Tuesday night's workshop meeting, the Green River City Council was presented with three possible options it could pursue in dealing with the deer living in the city. One method the city could...


Woman sentenced for drugging child

A Green River woman who admitted to drugging her infant grandchild with Ambien will serve time in prison. Lisa Ann Alexander recently appeared in the Third District Court of Judge Richard Lavery at a sentencing hearing to one count of distribution to...


Our View: Green River Ordinance should spread

Last week, another door-to-door sales permit was revoked by the City of Green River and we couldn’t be more happier with that outcome. While many had initial fears that reworking the ordinance would lead to waves of salesmen skulking around... Full story


Technology doesn't trump old-school paper

We live in a world, where technology has pretty much taken over everything. You cannot go anywhere without someone pulling out their phone to check Facebook or try to find a knockoff recipe from...

 By Pat Horn    Opinion    December 10, 2014

Fairy tales resurge in popularity

Our youth winter reading program, “Reading is COOL!,” is underway throughout the Sweetwater County Library System. Kids of all ages are invited to sign up. For every 20 minutes a someone reads or is read to they can fill in a “snowball” on...


To self clean or not to self clean

Just before the holidays, I start to notice things around the house that are not as clean as they should be. I apparently do not notice these areas except when I realize the house is about to be...


Sherie Ann Anderson

Sherie Ann Anderson, 64, of Green River died Dec. 2, at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County in Rock Springs. She was a lifelong resident of Green River. She was born March 7, 1950 in Rock Springs,... Full story


Leotrice N. Lev

Leotrice N. Lev, 92, of Green River passed away Dec. 4 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. A longtime resident of Green River, Lev died following a brief illness. She was born on Sept. 10,... Full story


Mary Louise Hernandez

Mary Louise Hernandez, 79, of Green River, died Tuesday, Dec. 2, peacefully at her home surrounded by family. She was born Sept. 14, 1935 in Maxwell, N.M., the daughter of Louie Sena and Lucy Sena.... Full story


Katie L. Seiller

Katie L. Seiller, 62, of Green River, passed away Dec. 2, at the Mission at Castle Rock Convalescent Center in Green River. A longtime resident of Green River, Seiller died following a brief... Full story


Melva Ann Peternel

Melva Ann Peternel, 94, of Rock Springs passed away Dec. 8 at her home. A lifelong resident of Rock Springs, Peternel passed away following a brief illness. She was born on July 28, 1920 in Rock... Full story

 By David Martin    City    December 10, 2014

Wanted: few good men and women

Some enjoy it for the adrenaline rush, while others enjoy doing something to help the community. Regardless of the reason, The Green River Volunteer Fire Department has always attracted gung-ho, community-minded people into its ranks. Currently, they...


Gift certificates keep money local

While many gift givers might be tempted to buy a store-specific gift card or gift certificate for an online app store as a stocking stuffer, the local chambers of commerce are offering a program to keep that holiday gift money within Sweetwater...

 By David Martin    City    December 10, 2014

Survey shows city divided on deer

Results of a deer survey issued by the city show the city is divided in regards to how it should approach the deer living in Green River. Police Chief and Interim City Administrator Chris Steffen said residents returned 1,064 surveys of a total...

 By David Martin    City    December 10, 2014

Residents share opinions about deer in Green River

People speaking before the Green River City Council about the city’s resident deer herd were just as divided as the results from the city-issued deer survey results. Tuesday night, residents shared opinions ranging from living with the deer to...


Tis the season for Christmas programs

December is a time for family and friends to get together and for people to get into the holiday spirit. For many young students in Green River, it's also a time where they perform in front of their...


Bakery offers wide range of treats

From baked goods to dog treats, residents can find gift ideas and tasty treats at the Daily Knead bakery on Flaming Gorge Way. Having been open for the past four years, the bakery offers its customers baked goods made daily and is willing to take up...


Volunteers needed to judge at GR tourney

The Green River High School Speech and Debate Team is hosting its tournament Friday and Saturday. Head coach Carina Stulken said residents are encouraged to volunteer as judges for the tournament, which will take place at the high school. Those who...


Santa to visit

Once again, children of all ages will be in awe when the big man in red shows up Saturday. This year, residents will not have to worry about freezing in a long line to visit with Santa Claus because...


Familiar face for new position

For more than four years, Becky Iwen has worked in the Sweetwater County Library's Youth Services Department. Now, she will take on a new role as she was recently named the library's new youth...


Green River opens with Vernal

It will be a tough test right out of the gates for the Green River High School wrestling team. The Wolves will start the 2014-15 season tomorrow night with a dual against Uintah (Utah) High School....


Girls starts with Star Valley

For the first time in several years, the Green River High School girl’s basketball team will get the opportunity to open the season at home. The 2014-15 Lady Wolves will start their campaign Friday night at 5:30 p.m. against Star Valley. New head... Full story


Pokes preview: Looking for road victory

The University of Wyoming men’s basketball team rebounded from their first loss of the year in impressive fashion with a 70-35 victory Sunday over Regis University. Things won’t get any easier for the Cowboys in their second road game of the...


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