Articles from the December 28, 2023 edition


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  • Year in review: Growth and progress in 2023

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Dec 28, 2023

    For Green River and Sweetwater County, 2023 was a year of growth, of building on pre-existing excellence, and of rising to meet new challenges. Addressing issues in the city With several returning members and one new member being sworn into their positions on the Green River City Council at the beginning of January, the council members got right to work. The council and other city employees dealt with a variety of important issues through the year. Perhaps the most challenging and upsetting...

  • In Memoriam

    Dec 28, 2023

    For all the family, friends, loved ones, neighbors, and community members we've said goodbye to in the past year - you are and forever will be missed. Angela Kay Martin (4/16/1962 - 3/2/20) Lois Marie Jeffery (1/15/1934 - 11/24/22) Jeanette Kay Leonard (1/25/1943 - 11/28/22) James William Smith (10/2/1951 - 12/17/22) LaDeane Ann Hawkwing Carroll (3/3/1961 - 12/17/22) Laurie Lynne Acker Randall (10/24/1968 - 12/22/22) Robert "Bob" James Vasa Jr. (12/24/1956 - 12/24/22) Edward Leon Ballegeer... Full story

  • Jesse Reed Jr.

    Dec 28, 2023

    Jesse Reed Jr, 64, passed away peacefully December 17, 2023 at his home in Rock Springs, Wyoming with his loving wife by his side. He was a lifelong resident of Rock Springs. Jesse was born May 2, 1959 in Rock Springs, Wyoming; the son of Jesse Reed Sr. and Pearl Atcher. He attended schools in Rock Springs, Wyoming and was a 1978 graduate of Rock Springs High School. Jesse met his soulmate Lori Reecher Kumpula in 1986. Together they created an unbreakable bond and were married in Rock Springs... Full story

  • Patrick Thomas Jennings

    Dec 28, 2023

    Patrick Thomas Jennings, 79, passed away Friday, December 22, 2023 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County, in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was a resident of Wyoming for the last 50 years; he was a former resident of Austin and La Crescent, Minnesota. Patrick was born August 16, 1944 in Austin, Minnesota; the son of Raymond Jennings and Eleanor Rothmeyer. He attended schools in Minnesota and was a 1962 graduate of Pacelli Catholic High School. He served in the United States Navy and was... Full story

  • Linda Kay Honeycutt

    Dec 28, 2023

    Linda Kay Honeycutt passed away unexpectedly, Thursday, December 21, 2023 at McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden, Utah. She was resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming for the last 41 years and a former resident of Fort Wayne, Indiana. Linda was born October 16, 1960 in Fort Wayne; the daughter of Everett Honeycutt and Freda Mae Baker. She attended schools in Indiana. Linda worked for Ted's Supper Club for 15 years as a line cook; she also worked six years at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County and was a... Full story

  • Deborah "Debbie" Lee Tyler Peden

    Dec 28, 2023

    Deborah "Debbie" Lee Tyler Peden, 68, passed away peacefully in her home on December 22, 2023 surrounded by her loving family and reunited with her angel, Cara Ensign. Debbie was a life-long resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming. She died following a courageous one year battle with cancer. She was born in Rock Springs, Wyoming on February 15, 1955; the daughter of Lee Tyler and Ellen Marie Mitchelson. Debbie attended schools in Rock Springs and was a 1973 graduate of Rock Springs High School. She... Full story

  • Our View: Christmas to New Year's is time for reflection

    Dec 28, 2023

    The week between Christmas and New Year’s is an interesting time. Some people are trying to dig themselves out from under piles of wrapping paper so they can take a second to recover from the chaos of Christmas. Many people have to go back to work for just a few days in the middle of two breaks, which can be disorienting and lead to questioning what day it even is and trying to figure out how to be somewhat productive. Others will give up on the idea of productivity or progress entirely, and will take the chance to eat a few extra cookies or sk...

  • Green River Police Department reports for Dec. 18 - 25

    Dec 28, 2023

    Green River Police Department reports for Dec. 18 At 11:05 a.m., officers responded to a report of property damage. At 12:42 p.m., officers responded to a report of an accident. At 5:26 p.m., officers responded to a report of assault. At 5:27 p.m., officers responded to a report of larceny. At 6:18 p.m., officers responded to a report of a disturbance. At 7:44 p.m., officers conducted a traffic stop. At 8:11 p.m., officers responded to a report of a runaway. Dec. 19 At 6:12 a.m., officers conducted a traffic stop. At 8:26 a.m., officers... Full story

  • The power of people throughout 2023

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Dec 28, 2023

    Through changes and triumphs, the people of Green River and Sweetwater County consistently came together throughout 2023 to have fun, support one another, and continue strengthening the vibrant life of the community. Leadership changes The City of Green River saw some changes in local leadership this year. Police Chief Tom Jarvie retired after 31 years of service to the Green River Police Department. Captain Shaun Sturlaugson stepped up to fill the role of interim chief from April through...

  • Births in 2023

    Dec 28, 2023

    We were excited to celebrate with all the families who welcomed these new little ones into their lives over the past year. Ophelianna Louise Burge (12/7/22) Hudson Tyler Yeaman (12/9/22) Grayson Klie Vaught (12/10/22) Aszlynn Laura Marie Sell (12/10/22) Ingrid Rose (12/29/22) Everly Marley Munoz (1/5/23) Oie Lynn Carpenter (1/5/23) Calliope Denise Hodges (1/9/23) Melodie Reign-Karen Arias (1/11/23) Chase Jacob Luce (1/18/23) Montgomery Parker Bracken (1/24/23) Tyler James Teuscher (1/25/23)... Full story

  • Sweetwater County Birth Announcements

    Dec 28, 2023

    Kyle Pierce and Brianna Taylor of Green River welcomed their daughter Andy Grace Pierce on December 16. McKayla and Bailey Layton of Rock Springs welcomed their son Rickie Layton on December 19.... Full story

  • Wolves compete in Lander Holiday Quad

    Jackie Finch, General Manager|Dec 28, 2023

    The Green River Wolves Swimming and Diving team traveled to Lander to compete in the Lander Holiday Quad meet last Thursday. The Wolves had some outstanding performances during the meet, ending up with 248 points and taking third place. Colin Gilmore led the team with two first-place finishes in the 200 and 500 Yard Freestyle events. Irie Kuball led the divers with a third-place finish with 185.60 points in the One-Meter Diving event. The Wolves "A" Relay team finished strong in the 200 Yard...

  • Green River's dedication to sports in 2023

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Dec 28, 2023

    Boys Swimming The Green River High School Boys Swimming and Diving team had a successful season. The Wolves took second place at 3A West Conference Championships and third place in the 3A State Championship. Leading the team were Swimmer Brady Young and Diver Braxton Cordova, who consistently finished first in their events. Young earned All-State honors, tied for the Athlete of the Year award, and set the new State record in his event. Cordova set a new Conference record in diving and was the...