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Articles from the December 18, 2019 edition

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Our View: 6th Penny options needed

A special purpose tax is a great tool for communities wanting to make improvements that all residents can benefit from. Road replacement, water and sewer upgrades, even construction of needed facilities can be accomplished through this tax, commonly...

 
 By Lu Sweet    Opinion    December 18, 2019

Walking through Western

I try to run to work ALMOST every day. I run in the hot weather and in the cold weather, the snow, the wind, the heat…I enjoy running although I don’t run all that fast. I would run every day but sometimes I need a car in the middle of the day,...

 
 By Lu Sweet    Opinion    December 18, 2019

Lifelong learning: Everyone should get a smiley face, gold star or celebration word

My sixth and final child is in kindergarten this year. My older three were in elementary school quite some time ago. I was in kindergarten in the dark ages. Many things have changed throughout the years but one thing I has not and I hope it never doe...

 

Ensuring no community is left behind

Access to the internet is critical for life in the 21st century, not just something that is simply nice to have. To ensure our rural communities have quality health care, college-level math classes...

 

Christina "Tina" Brown

Christina "Tina" Brown of Rock Springs passed away Dec. 03, 2019 at her home. Tina is survived by her mother Jean Brown; brother, Shawn Brown and wife Brittany;  nephews, Derrick Tucker and Hunter...

 
 By David Martin    City    December 18, 2019

City prioritizes tax list

After receiving criticism from the Sweetwater County commissioners regarding the city’s project list, Green River representatives submitted a prioritized list to the county last week. The list is...

 
 By David Martin    City    December 18, 2019

Weight change not supported

A request to reduce the annual weight limit residents have at the city’s solid waste transfer station did not receive support during a workshop meeting last week. The Green River City Council spoke...

 
 By Staff Report    City    December 18, 2019

Man arrested after crash

Green River police officers arrested a 45-year-old North Dakota an following an alleged hit-and-run collision Friday. Leif Johannessen, 45, of Dickinson, N.D., was arrested after officers discovered he had an active warrant from an original charge...

 

Solar changes adopted

Changes to the county’s industrial solar permitting rules, which would force developers to seek comments from the trona industry and state agencies like the Wyoming Game and Fish Department were app...

 

Wayne Silvers

Wayne Silvers, 54, of Rock Springs, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 11. He was born Nov. 29, 1965, in Rock Springs, the son of Malcolm and Billie Jean Silvers. Funeral services will be conducted at 10...

 

Therapy can help ease pelvic floor dysfunction symptoms

Are you leaking urine? Do you have pelvic pain? Sarah Warren can help. Warren is a physical therapist who specializes in pelvic floor disorders at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. “I have been interested in pelvic floor rehabilitation for...

 

New pediatrician hired at MHSC

Sweetwater County has a new pediatrician. Dr. Lucy Ryan has joined the staff at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. She is a board-certified pediatrician with over 20 years of experience. At Sweetwater Memorial, she will not only serve as a...

 

3 qualify for state swim meet

The Green River High School boys swimming and diving team might be young, but they’ve shown themselves to be very competitive in the pool. The team traveled to Gillette last week to compete in the...

 

Former secretary of state arrested for DUI

By Isabella Alves and Tom Coulter Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange CHEYENNE – Former Wyoming Secretary of State Ed Murray was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol at 12:39 a.m. Friday at his residence. Murray, 61, who...

 

State lawmakers skeptical of $1m suicide hotline request

By Seth Klamann Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange CASPER — Wyoming is the only state in America that doesn’t have a local affiliate to the national suicide prevention hotline, and lawmakers were skeptical Monday of a $1 million...

 

Student nominated to academy

Mikkie Scott, a student at Green River High School, was nominated for an appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy Monday. “Wyoming has a proud history of nominating some of our best and brightest students to attend our nation’s military...

 

WWCC researchers receive grants

Western Wyoming Community College’s professors were awarded $29,300 in Scaled Participatory Research and Education Model (SPREM) Grant monies. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) funds a program called IDeA Networks for Biomedical Research...

 

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