Articles from the December 29, 2022 edition
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Year in Review: Looking back at 2022
While facing challenges in 2022, Green River and Sweetwater County showed resilience and demonstrated how the community continually comes together to help one another and keep growing stronger. While...
Gerald Lorenzo Smith
Gerald Lorenzo Smith, 94, passed away on Tuesday, December 20, 2022 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was a resident of Green River, Wyoming for 55 years and... Full story
Verna Faye Oliva
On December 17, 2022, loving wife, mother, great grandmother Verna Faye Oliva left this world to go back home to her family in heaven. She was born November 10, 1939, to Austin C. and Faye Titmus,... Full story
Kyle T. Dockter
Kyle T. Dockter, 48, of Lander, WY passed away Dec. 22, 2022, after a life-long disability. Kyle was born Oct. 27, 1974, to Terry and Linda (Kayser) Dockter. He died at the Wyoming Life Resource... Full story
William (Bill) Fischer
William (Bill) Fischer was born in Orange County, California to George and Phyllis Fischer and passed away peacefully at the age of 89 at his home in Green River, Wyoming on Friday, December 9, 2022.... Full story
Ricky Cunningham, 66, passed away on Saturday, December 10, 2022 at his home in Rock Springs, Wyoming surrounded by his loving family. He was a resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming for 39 years and... Full story
Bobbie Jean Douglas
Bobbie Jean Douglas, 77, passed away on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at Mission at Castle Rock Center in Green River, Wyoming. She was a long-time resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming and former... Full story
Gordon "Gordy" Burton
Gordon "Gordy" Burton, 68, passed away Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at his home in Farson, Wyoming. He was resident of Farson since 1990 and former resident of Farmington, New Mexico, Rock Springs,... Full story
Lisa Marie Underwood
Lisa Marie Underwood, 46, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 16, 2022 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County in Rock Springs, Wyoming. She was a resident of Green River, Wyoming for three... Full story
Gerald W. Stout
Gerald W. Stout, 95, passed away at Sage View Care Center in Rock Springs, Wyoming with his daughters at his side. He was a long-time resident of Farson, Wyoming coming from Nebraska with his family... Full story
James "Jim" Kruger Ellifritz
James "Jim" Kruger Ellifritz, 67, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, December 18, 2022. He was a resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming for 50 years and former resident of Co... Full story
For all the family, friends, neighbors and loved ones we've said goodbye to in the past year - you are missed. Carissa Elise Byars (8/23/1992 - 7/22/2) Richard "Rich" Matthews Jr. (2/26/1943 - 9/6/21)... Full story
Our View: The power of everyday deeds all year
This Saturday night, the clock will change from 11:59 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. When it does, some will be out celebrating and will cheer and kiss and raise a glass. Others will be spending a quiet evening...
Green River Police Department reports for Dec. 16 - 21
Green River Police Department reports for Dec. 16 At 11:24 a.m., officers responded to a report of a single-vehicle collision. It was reported the vehicle was stopped on the side of the roadway facing south on the corner of N 3 West Street and W... Full story
The contributions of a community: People in 2022
A community is made up of its people, and in Green River and Sweetwater County, the community is made up of people who consistently achieve excellence and work hard to make improvements for everyone....
Births in 2022
We were excited to celebrate with all the families who welcomed these new little ones into their lives over the past year. Wylder Hayes Fornengo - 12/17/21 Zachary John Carroll - 12/21/21 Aria-Jo Diane Wohletz - 12/22/21 Runa Brenee Fryer - 12/23/21... Full story
Census: Wyoming deaths exceed births
CASPER — For the first time in at least a century, Wyoming recorded more deaths than births over a year-long period, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau. The state reported 6,679 deaths between July 2021 and July 2022 compared to...
Wolves take 2nd at Lander Pre-Christmas Invite
The Green River Wolves Swimming and Diving team traveled to Lander for a meet on Tuesday, December 20. They continue to improve and brought home a second place finish out of four teams. Brady Young is...
High school sports teams persevere in 2022
Wrestling Facing challenges and tough competition, the Wolves wrestling team persevered through the season and ended up sending 15 wrestlers to the State tournament. At the tournament, eight wrestlers...
Leroy the holiday Holstein delivers Christmas spirit to Rock Creek Ranch
POWELL -At the Rock Creek Ranch in the Clarks Fork Canyon, Leroy, the nearly 2-ton ranch "mooscot," still has free run of the iconic ranch land. And now he has developed a taste for Christmas. "He l...
Water managers: Lower Flaming Gorge levels the 'new norm' , for now
Lower water levels at Flaming Gorge Reservoir, which have left several boat ramps and docks high and dry, are likely the “new normal” for years to come, according to federal officials. The Bureau of Reclamation’s most recent water-balancing...
Railroad under fire for costly decrease in coal shipments
Union Pacific Railway, one of two railroad companies that haul coal out of the Powder River Basin, is under fire for curtailing shipments to customers, including power plants. The failure to meet cust...
Hageman visits Turning Point Action conference in Phoenix
CASPER — Wyoming’s Rep.-elect Harriet Hageman celebrated her win against outgoing Rep. Liz Cheney in an appearance Tuesday at Turning Point Action’s AmericaFest conference in Phoenix. “Harriet, how does it feel to be the most popular congress...