Articles from the December 22, 2022 edition

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  • Natrium reactor project delayed

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Dec 22, 2022

    TerraPower's president and CEO Chris Levesque recently announced the Natrium demonstration plant project set to be built in Kemmerer will be delayed by at least two years. "While the announcement of the TerraPower Natrium Reactor Project being delayed is unfortunate, Sweetwater County and Southwestern Wyoming is positioned very well at the present time with several large scale industrial projects currently in the works and future expansions on the line for the next several years," Economic...

  • County wraps 2022

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Dec 22, 2022

    The Sweetwater County Board of County Commissioners finished up their business for the year during Tuesday’s meeting, which was also the last meeting for three of the current commissioners. During the meeting, the commissioners renewed fire protection agreements, approved a new jail security and surveillance system project and raised the salary for the Deputy County Coroner. Fire protection agreements extended All five commissioners voted unanimously to renew fire protection agreements with S...

  • Congrats, Christmas artist

    Dec 22, 2022

    Congratulations to Sophia Reading, a fifth grader at Monroe Elementary School, for being the Grand Prize Winner of this year's Christmas Art Contest! See the rest of the contest entries in the special section in today's paper.... Full story

  • Virginia Bostock Messerly

    Dec 22, 2022

    Virginia Bostock Messerly gained her heavenly wings on December 15th, 2022 at 4:44 pm. Born October 4th, 1940, in Hyrum Utah, Virginia was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Virginia married Melvin Dean Hobbs March 5th, 1989, in Elko Nevada and had one son, Tony Dean Hobbs. Melvin (Dean) Hobbs passed away in 1960 and Virginia later married R.E. (Moose) Messerly. The couple had two more children, Teresa and Thomas. The couple was sealed in the Logan LDS Temple for all... Full story

  • JoAnn Wyant

    Dec 22, 2022

    JoAnn Wyant, 87, passed away peacefully with her family by her side Monday, December 19, 2022 at home in Green River, Wyoming. She was a resident of Green River for 69 years and former resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming. Mrs. Wyant died following a year-long courageous battle. She was born July 29, 1935 in Rock Springs, Wyoming; the daughter of John Pete Gold and Simonita Duran. Mrs. Wyant attended schools in Rock Springs, Wyoming and was a 1952 graduate of Rock Springs High School. She attended... Full story

  • Glenn Alan Starkey

    Dec 22, 2022

    Glenn Alan Starkey, 72, passed away Friday, December 16, 2022 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was a resident of Rock Springs for 40 years and was a former resident of Yuma, Arizona. He was born on February 22, 1951 in York, Maine; the son of Nahum Joseph Starkey and Ruth Kathleen Robinson Mr. Starkey attended schools in Yuma, Arizona and was a 1969 graduate of Yuma High School. Mr. Starkey married Ellen Marie Madson in Rock Springs, Wyoming in 1985. She... Full story

  • Jerry Lynn Jones

    Dec 22, 2022

    Jerry Lynn Jones, 61, passed away Sunday, December 18, 2022 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. He was born on June 7, 1961 in Beach, North Dakota, the son of Robert T.E. Jones and Marlys Fulton Jones. At 14 months old, he became ill with meningitis that left him permanently disabled. Jerry attended Grafton State School of ND from 1967-1979. He then moved to Williston, ND in 1979 before finally moving to Rock Springs, WY in 1997. He enjoyed spending time listening to Johnny Cash and John... Full story

  • Kevin D. Becenti

    Dec 22, 2022

    Kevin D. Becenti, 39, passed away on Monday, December 19, 2022 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was a life-long resident of Green River, Wyoming. He was born September 17, 1983 in Okinawa, Japan; the son of Oliver D. Becenti and Tomacita V. Ranger Becenti. Kevin attended schools in Green River and was a 2002 graduate of Green River High School. He later attended University of Wyoming and received an Associate's Degree in Rangeland Ecology and also Watershed... Full story

  • Kylee P. Douglas

    Dec 22, 2022

    Kylee P. Douglas, 25, passed away at her home in Los Angeles, California on December 13, 2022. She was born on December 4, 1997 in Rock Springs, Wyoming, the daughter of David W. Burnett and Hillarie Russell. Kylee graduated from Western Wyoming Community College with the class of 2013. She married Colin Pryce in Las Vegas, Nevada on June 7, 2022. Kylee was a free spirit who lived to spend her time traveling and seeing the world. Survivors include her husband Colin Pryce of CA; mother Hillarie P... Full story

  • Betty Jean (Welsh) Daniel

    Dec 22, 2022

    Betty Jean (Welsh) Daniel, 90, passed away Tuesday December 20, 2022 at Deer Trail Assisted Living in Rock Springs, Wyoming. Mrs. Daniel was a life-long resident of Rock Springs. She was born April 11, 1932 in Rock Springs, Wyoming; the daughter of William T. Welsh and Lillian Hickerson Welsh. Mrs. Daniel attended schools in Rock Springs and was a 1951 graduate of Rock Springs High School. She received her certification for Air Traffic Controller in Omaha, Nebraska. She married James Alfred... Full story

  • Lifelong Learning: "Hygge" and other comfy words

    Lu Sweet, Western Wyoming Community College|Dec 22, 2022

    During the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays my family and I watch Hallmark and Lifetime Christmas movies. It’s become quite a little tradition. They are all very similar in nature, but we never really look at them as “if you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all”, even though most of them go as follows: Boy meets girl, but they have other commitments or issues they are dealing with. Then boy and girl fall in love. Then something tears them apart. Then they find each other, usually on Thanksgiving or Christmas Day and live happily ever after. So...

  • Green River Police Department reports for Dec. 9 - 16

    Dec 22, 2022

    Green River Police Department reports for Dec. 9 At 10:31 a.m., officers responded to the area of E Teton Boulevard for a report of a larceny. Officers met with an individual who reported a possible theft by a family member. Officers gathered information and completed a report of the incident. At 12:31 p.m., officers responded to a report of trespassing. Officers met with a manager at Smith’s who requested to have an individual issued a trespass warning for a shoplifting incident that occurred there on Dec. 8. Officers contacted the i... Full story

  • GRHS band brings joy through music

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Dec 22, 2022

    Students at Green River High School are often involved in a number of activities, from sports to speech and debate to theater. But one of the main activities is sometimes overlooked - often because they're supporting other events from the sidelines. But that's one of the main parts of their job. "Typically, our biggest goal when we play at sporting events and everything is to support the team, support everyone else who's there, and support the Wolves, because that's the whole point," Quinn...

  • Speech and Debate takes second in Cheyenne

    Dec 22, 2022

    Last weekend, the Green River High School Speech and Debate team continued the impressive start to their season with a second place win in 3A Sweepstakes at the Cheyenne East Holiday Classic, a traditionally large and difficult tournament to compete in. Bekalynn Swett took first in Drama (Novice) and third in Informative (Novice), Max Carmen-Murray and Aiden Haggit took second in Cross Examination (Novice), Leo Evans took third in Lincoln Douglas (Novice) and fourth in Poetry (Novice), Abby... Full story

  • White Mountain Lumber donates to Food Bank

    Dec 22, 2022

    White Mountain Lumber hosted their annual two-person scramble golf tournament July 15, where $1,400 was raised by selling mulligans. Those profits were donated to the Food Bank of Sweetwater County.... Full story

  • Sweetwater County Birth Announcements

    Dec 22, 2022

    Andrew and Mariah Jones of Rock Springs have announced the birth of their daughter Aurora Wren Jones, who was born Nov. 30. Drak Owens and Teirra Martinez of Green River have announced the birth of their son Rusty James Owens, who was born Dec. 1.... Full story

  • Wolves swimmers take third at Green River Invite

    Jackie Finch, General Manager|Dec 22, 2022

    The Green River Wolves Swimming and Diving team had a great weekend in the pool. Facing aggressive teams from the other side of the state, the boys had strong finishes and ended the meet in third place. Head Coach Colleen Seiloff was pleased with the results from Friday and Saturday. The swimmers are continuing to work hard at practices and they are cutting personal times. She feels they are getting better and being really competitive. The Wolves picked up three more qualifiers during the Green...

  • Flaming Gorge Classic Results

    Dec 22, 2022

    Girls 3-Point: Brianna Strauss - Green River Boys 3-Point: Tuck Davis - Manila Slam Dunk: Taft McClure - Star Valley Boys Thursday, December 15 4A Evanston 43 1A Farson-Eden 35 4A Natrona County 50 3A #3 Lyman 25 Bear Lake, ID 46 4A Riverton 40 4A Cheyenne South 64 3A Mountain View 46 Westside, ID 53 3A Rawlins 42 4A Green River 68 3A Pinedale 50 4A Rock Springs 56 Manila, UT 44 #3 Thunder Basin 65 Kelly Walsh 49 Friday, December 16 Grace, ID 53 1A Farson-Eden 39 Manila, UT 65 3A Rawlins 50 #3 Thunder Basin 56 Evanston 29 3A Pinedale 75 4A Chey... Full story

  • Lady Wolves matched with tough teams

    Jackie Finch, General Manager|Dec 22, 2022

    The Flaming Gorge Classic is one of the biggest tournaments of the year. Teams travel from around the state, and from Idaho and Utah, to compete. The teams were matched up well for great competition and the athletes had a fun-filled weekend of basketball. On Thursday their first game against Pinedale got canceled. "It was disappointing to miss the Pinedale game because I think we need court time with our girls," said Head Coach Rick Carroll. Thursday evening, Green River played Mountain View....

  • Boys make goals for tournament

    Raena Finch, Contributor|Dec 22, 2022

    This past weekend, the Wolves Boys Basketball team took on Pinedale, Bear Lake, and Rawlins in the Flaming Gorge Classic Tournament. Green River won the game against Pinedale with a final score of 68-50. They lost against Bear Lake with a final score of 56-44 and took another win against Rawlins with a final score of 63-43. The overall top scorer of this tournament was Theran Archibald with 32 points against Rawlins, 18 points against Pinedale and 16 points against Bear Lake. The top rebounder...

  • Wrestlers continue to grow

    Pete Rust, Contributor|Dec 22, 2022

    The Green River High School Wrestling team split and participated in two different tournaments this past week. Twenty-one varsity wrestlers were sent to compete in the very tough National Reno Tournament of Champions against 2,500 wrestlers from 30 different states. Other Wolves wrestlers, both boys and girls, competed in the local Joe Aimone Invitational wrestling Tournament in Kemmerer against 10 other Southwest Wyoming teams and one team each from Idaho and Utah. Both tournaments, according...