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

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


In Memoriam

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

 By Mary Steurer    News    December 29, 2022

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...

 By Mark Davis    News    December 29, 2022

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...


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