Articles from the December 24, 2019 edition

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  • Former governor named to Ciner board

    Dec 24, 2019

    Ciner Resource Partners LLC, the general partner of Ciner Resources LP, announced Monday that former Wyoming Governor Matthew H. Mead was appointed as a member of the board of directors of the General Partner effective Jan. 1, 2020. Governor Mead has had a long career in both the public and private sectors, including: ● U.S. Attorney for the District of Wyoming; ● Governor, State of Wyoming (two consecutive terms); ● Owner and operator of privately held family businesses based in the State of Wyoming that specialize in livestock and land;...

  • Hospital receives grant from state breast cancer initiative

    Dec 24, 2019

    For the third year in a row, Sweetwater Regional Cancer Center has received a Wyoming Breast Cancer Initiative grant. The $5,500 grant will be used in October 2020 to promote its annual Paint the Town Pink contest and an awareness event. In October 2020, that event will be “Hindsight 20/20 Wellness Retreat” to promote physical and emotional well-being, empower women with knowledge on screening, prevention, and/or treatment of breast cancer. Activities will encourage women to reflect on past behaviors and encourage efforts to recognize, lea...

  • All West Communications donates to Sweetwater food banks

    Dec 24, 2019

    This year, All West Communications held their annual November food drive and partnered with CoBank to provide $2,000 to each food bank in their service areas, which include the Rock Springs and Green River food banks. CoBank's Sharing Success program doubles the contributions of its customers to the charitable organizations and causes they care about most. Since the program was established in 2012, CoBank and its customers have contributed more than $40 million to groups such as volunteer fire...

  • Concerns grow for Little Mountain area

    Josh Coursey, Muley Fanatic Foundation|Dec 24, 2019

    Comprising over half a million acres in southwestern Wyoming’s Sweetwater County, the Greater Little Mountain Area is one of the West’s hidden gems and home to some of the most sensitive fish and wildlife habitat in the state. As an avid sportsman myself, this landscape has served as the backdrop to countless hunting, fishing, and camping trips I’ve taken over the years and is a key destination to many others who travel and support our local economy by coming to recreate within this pristine landscape. The fate of Greater Little Mountain Area...

  • A year of hard work pays off in Washington, D.C.

    Mike Enzi, U.S. Senator|Dec 24, 2019

    The story of our country is often told by the decades that define it. With the end of this decade so close at hand, it can often be tempting to imagine what the last ten years will be remembered for. Or for that matter, the last year alone. For me, 2019 will be remembered by the people I had the pleasure to meet, businesses I had the opportunity to visit and the projects I have had the privilege to work on. Between spending time in our nation’s capital and back home in Wyoming, I’ve been able to meet with hundreds of workers and families fro...

  • Boys see successes in GR

    David Martin, Publisher|Dec 24, 2019

    After two weeks and eight games, the Green River High School boys basketball team will continue working on refining its game as the group heads into the Christmas break. They're also looking forward to a needed rest. Boys head coach Laurie Ivie said the two tournaments they've competed in have shown the coaching staff what they need to work on as they focus on an upcoming tournament in Cheyenne and the start of conference play afterward. "Each game we've played has had its highs and lows," Ivie...

  • Rate increase OK'd

    David Martin, Publisher|Dec 24, 2019

    The Green River City Council approved a rate increased proposed by Wyoming Waste Systems, but questioned what would happen if the Council decided not to approve the request. The Council approved the increase unanimously during its meeting last week. The increase will go into effect in January, increasing rates by 57 cents a month over current rates. The increase is in accordance with an increase in the Consumer Price Index and is allowed under the contract WWS has with the city. Following questi...

  • Dispute arises from records request

    David Martin, Publisher|Dec 24, 2019

    A dispute over a portion of a public records request made by Sen. Tom James (R-Rock Springs) has led the senator to question a delay Superintendent Jillian Balow made this week. James requested a list of names, positions and salaries of every school district employee in Wyoming on Nov. 27. The request was approved by the Wyoming Attorney General’s Office, but received criticism from educators throughout the state. In an email addressed to James, dated Dec. 19, Balow said both her office and the...

  • Package includes health care for retired Kemmerer miners

    Wyoming News Exchange|Dec 24, 2019

    By Camille Erickson Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange CASPER — President Donald Trump signed a $1.4 trillion appropriations package Friday night, averting a government shutdown and saving health care for hundreds of retired coal miners in Kemmerer. Coal has been the critical economic building block for the southwest Wyoming community, where miners have labored at the open pit coal mine in Lincoln County for decades. They’ve contributed millions of tons of thermal coal to the nation’s electricity supply. For many miners, worki...

  • Wrestlers compete at Wasatch Intermountain Duals in Utah

    Dec 24, 2019

    Round 1 113 - Dominic Martinez (Green River) over Thomas Dalton, Fall, 0:00 120 - Hunter Davis (Green River) over Austin Kelly, Dec., 5-2 126 - Trayson Davis over Nathan Campos (Green River), Fall, 0:48 132 - Kade Knezovich (Green River) over Noah Roylance, Dec., 10-4 138 - Zach Weipert (Green River) over Copper Scott, Dec., 10-6 145 - Camar Nunn (Green River) over Tim Bonner, Fall, 3:28 160 - Kadan Wilson (Green River) over Jack Harris, Fall, 7:00 170 - Chritian Slack over Max Orr (Green River), Fall, 2:59 285 - CJ Vasquez over Sage Wilde...

  • Girls win games at Flaming Gorge Classic

    David Martin, Publisher|Dec 24, 2019

    The Lady Wolves had a fantastic weekend at the Flaming Gorge Classic tournament, winning the four games they competed in. The Green River High Shcool girls basketball team will have a chance to rest before taking part in the Taco John’s Invitational in Cheyenne in January. Their successes cap their first week of competition, playing at a tournament in Riverton, where the Lady Wolves went 2-2. Heading into the Flaming Gorge Classic, head coach Rick Carroll said he wanted to work on several t...

  • Cheer squad

    Dec 24, 2019