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Green River, county year in review

The last year was a busy one in Green River. During the elections, Mark Peterson decided to seek higher office as a Sweetwater County commissioner and declined to run for his spot on the Green River C...

 By David Martin    City    December 28, 2016

Funding was a major issue during 2016

In 2016, one word dominated the headlines and discussion throughout local governments: funding. While the Green River City Council has dealt with decreased revenues for the past several years, the...


Game night gets out of hand

A man accused of beating up his wife pleaded not guilty to two felonies and one misdemeanor. Darrel Lee Montez, 42, of Green River, appeared in the Third District Court of Judge Richard Lavery at an a...


Game and Fish report successes in 2016

Black-footed ferrets, mule deer migrations, and grizzly bear management were among the top issues in 2016 for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. “It’s been a memorable year for Wyoming’s wildlife and those who support this incredible...


Frank Luis Reyes

Frank Luis Reyes, 80, Green River, passed away Dec. 21, 2016 following a lengthy battle with cancer. He died peacefully at his home surrounded by his family. He was a resident of Green River for... Full story


Rodney W. Whitlock

Rodney W. Whitlock, loving son, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, died unexpectedly Dec. 13, 2016. Rod was born Feb. 20, 1952, to Garren and Louise Webb Whitlock in Dragerton, Utah. He... Full story


Peter Americo Turcato

Peter Americo Turcato, 87, of Rock Springs, passed away Dec. 24, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family. A longtime resident of Rock Springs, Turcato died following a brief illness.  He was born... Full story


Yaeko Dean

Yaeko Dean, 82, of Green River, passed away Dec. 25, 2016 at her home, surrounded by loved ones. A longtime resident of Green River, Dean died following a brief illness.  She was born on Dec. 2,... Full story


Our View: Hoping for a better 2017

2016 was a lousy year for a variety of reasons. Legendary musicians Prince, David Bowie and Merle Haggard passed away during the course of the year. Similarly, well-known actors and actresses have passed as well, including Carrie Fisher, Zsa Zsa...


Letter: Saying goodbye after 10 years

Dear Editor, It has been an indescribable privilege to serve Uinta County citizens with the many legislators, staff, LSO, two governors and the many state agencies and their staff over the last 10 years. Only around 1,900 people have served as legisl...


Treasure the Christmases now

Each time I celebrate Christmas with my little ones, I try to cherish it as much as possible. I know all to well that before I even know what happened they will be teenagers rolling their eyes at me...


21st Century Cures Act Is no panacea

Will patients benefit from the passage of the 21st Century Cures Act? After listening to politicians and reading the headlines, most people might think it’s the best thing ever to come along for patients. “A new day for medical research is on...


Kids keep busy in 2016

Kids throughout Green River also had an exciting year in 2016. It didn't matter if they were even in school yet, they still had a good time at toddler and story times the Sweetwater County Library...


Seniors enjoy many activities in 2016

January of 2016 set the tone for the year with seniors starting off trying to get healthy both physically and mentally. The Golden Hour Senior Center offered a wide-range of classes to help seniors...


A year of honors, explorations

The year kicked off with a new organization being formed at the Green River High School. The school started a charted group with the National Future Farmers of American Organizations. In March of...


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