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 By David Martin    City    December 11, 2019

City criticized for project list

Members of the Sweetwater County commissioners voiced their displeasure with Green River representatives’ list of projects they’re seeking sixth penny tax funding for. During a special...

 
 By David Martin    City    December 11, 2019

GR man charged with murder

A Green River man faces a charge of first degree murder after a child’s death at Primary Children’s Hospital. Christopher James Nielsen, 26, was initially arrested Nov. 14 and charged with...

 

Amendments proposed for solar permitting process

Proposed amendments to the county’s public hearing process and utility-scale solar development regulations will give stakeholders more input in public zoning and development processes. The amendment...

 

Calendars introduced to school board

The school calendars for the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 school years were brought to the Sweetwater County School District No. 2 Board of Trustees Tuesday night. The board’s vote was not available as of press time. According to Interim Superintendent...

 

Our View: Wildlife should be considered

If things continue as they’re going, we’re likely to see more solar development in Sweetwater County in the coming years. Along with the current Sweetwater Solar facility west of Green River, a second facility is being proposed in the same area....

 

A permanent answer to temporary problem

Years ago, a family brought a 25-year-old farmer into the emergency room with a gunshot hole over his heart and with no pulse or breathing for more than ten minutes. It was a self-inflicted wound and this young farmer would farm no more. The family...

 

Boomers should rethink death penalty issue

Make no mistake, the state of Wyoming is experiencing an epic crisis of magnificent proportion that must end. We hear it time and time again that our young people are leaving Wyoming in search of better jobs and careers. Certainly, this is true, but...

 
 By David Martin    City    December 11, 2019

City receives approval for $27.6 million loan

The State Lands and Investments Board gave conditional approval for a $27.6 million loan Green River intends to use towards the construction of a new wastewater treatment facility. Green River Mayor...

 

Seniors ante up at Golden Hour

The chips flew to the center of the table and the players continued to raise each other. A tense showdown ensued as players quietly revealed their cards to each other. A wide smile quickly forms on Do...

 

Wyoming officials working to improve election security

CASPER — In 2016, the Russian government successfully hacked America’s elections. It hijacked messaging, assisted certain candidates and, in some cases, even managed to breach a state’s voter registration system. With the 2020 election...

 

Wolves will heat up the court this season

Over the past few seasons, the Green River High School boys basketball team have continually improved. Last year, they made their first appearance at State since 2009 and head coach Laurie Ivie and...

 

Swimmers prepare for last 4A season

The Green River High School boys swimming and diving team are working hard to make a splash in their final year of 4A competition. The Wolves will compete in 3A next year. The group, consisting of 29...

 

Girls plan to build on past successes

Following a fifth-place finish at state last year, the Green River High School girls basketball team looks to improve and build on its previous successes. Now in his 26th year as a head coach at...

 

Wrestlers aim to stand victorious

The Green River High School wresting team will hit the mat for the first time this weekend at an invite in Evanston and a varsity meet in Reno, Nev. According to head wrestling coach Josh Wisniewski,...

 

GR Library hosts animal portrait display

The Sweetwater County Library has a new exhibit of paintings by Debora Soule on display through Jan. 30, titled “And a Bison, too.” Soule is the director of the Community Fine Arts Center in Rock Springs. Consisting of 27 paintings, the show is...

 

Western seeks entries for chili cook off event

Western Wyoming Community College will host the second annual Homecoming Chili Cook-Off in Downtown Rock Springs Feb. 8 from 10:30 a.m., to 1:30 p.m. Western will accept red or green chili registration forms until Jan. 24. Both businesses and...

 

Pony Express group plans Christmas ride

The Sweetwater County Pony Express is preparing to ride again. The group will host its 18th Christmas card ride Dec. 14, carrying card on horseback from the Green River Post Office to the Rock Springs Post Office. The deadline to have cards mailed...

 

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