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  • Solvay buys out longtime partner

    Staff Report|May 5, 2022

    Solvay is now the sole owner of the soda ash operation bearing the company’s name west of Green River. The company issued a press release Wednesday morning announcing it had purchased the 20% minority stake in the operation owned by AGC for $120 million in a deal that was completed later that day. Solvay and AGC formed the Solvay Soda Ash Joint Venture in 1992, buying the operation that was owned by Tennaco Inc. The facility is one of two plants operated by Solvay in the United States. The company operates six other soda ash facilities in E...

  • Closure at Jim Bridger avoided

    Dustin Bleizeffer, Wyofile.com|May 5, 2022

    A coal-burning unit at the Jim Bridger power plant will be allowed to remain in operation pending a second revision of the state’s regional haze compliance plan, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The federal agency confirmed Monday it has no plans to order PacifiCorp to shut down Unit 2 — among four coal-burning units — at the Jim Bridger power plant east of Rock Springs, despite blowing past a January 1 deadline to install regional haze pollution controls. It cited a sue-and-settle consent decree reached in February betwe...

  • Management of Ciner plant may change hands

    Staff Report|Nov 24, 2021

    New management will be taking over the Ciner plant west of Green River if a proposed sale goes through. On Monday, Ciner Enterprises agreed to sell a controlling interest in its Ciner Resources Corporation to Sisecam of Istanbul, Turkey. Ciner Resources Corp. owns a 72% limited partner interest in Ciner Resources LP, the soda ash plant west of Green River. It also has a 2% general partner interest and other incentive distribution rights. If completed, the sale means a change of control for Ciner Resources, according to a press release from...

  • Green River Bullion and Coins finds a home on Main Street

    Staff Report|Nov 24, 2021

    Justin Roth was in high school when he was introduced to error and variety coins. At that moment, he said he was instantly hooked. Roth operates Green River Bullion and Coins on Flaming Gorge Way and says Green River has been a very welcoming place for his business since it opened in August 2020. Roth’s storefront at 132 E. Flaming Gorge Way, which opened Feb. 6, has become a hub for people interested in bullion, precious metals, currency, and collectable coins. Roth credits Joe Coggon, who now works with him at the business, with introducing h...

  • Green River Insurance owner retires

    David Martin, Editor|May 27, 2021

    A familiar face has taken over Green River Insurance after its longtime owner retired last month. Crystal House took over the company at the beginning of May after owner-agent Christine Montgomery retired. Montgomery said she plans to spend more time with family and enjoy her retirement. "It was time to move on," she said. Montgomery originally took over Green River Insurance after buying the business from a Pinedale-based group more than a decade ago. House has worked at Green River Insurance...

  • 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;...

  • New president at Inberg-Miller

    Aug 1, 2018

    Inberg-Miller Engineers recently announced Eric Graney, P.G., was elected to serve as president of the company. Steve Moldt, past president, will continue in his position as CEO. Graney, 53, joined Inberg-Miller in 1989 and has been senior vice president since 2012. He oversees the Casper, Gillette and Douglas operations and is responsible for corporate environmental projects. Graney is a graduate of the University of North Dakota with emphasis in groundwater geology and geochemistry. He has a...

  • Genesis Alkali honored

    Aug 1, 2018

    Genesis Alkali received the Industrial Minerals Association-North America Safety Achievement Award during the INA-NA's meeting in Washington, D.C., on May 8. The IMA-NA is a trade association representing industrial minerals industries in North America and is comprised of members working in the ball clay, barite, bentonite, borates, calcium carbonate, diatomite, feldspar, industrial sand, kaolin, soda ash, talc and other industrial minerals industries. According to a press release, Genesis...

  • Credit union buys bank

    David Martin, Editor|May 10, 2017

    A local credit union recently purchased a Green River-based bank, resulting in a credit union with more than $218 million in assets. Trona Valley Community Federal Credit Union purchased State Bank in a deal designed to bolster Trona Valley’s presence in Green River and Rock Springs. The deal was announced through a media release from Trona Valley. Despite purchasing a bank, Jeremy Gibson, the President and CEO of Trona Valley said it will remain a credit union. Gibson said while deals where c...

  • Local Harley-Davidson dealership earns award

    Apr 5, 2017

    Flaming Gorge Harley-Davidson in Green River received the prestigious Platinum Bar and Shield Circle of Distinction Award for 2016, an award given to the top six dealerships in the U.S. “This is the highest award we give to our dealers,” Mike Kennedy, Vice President and Managing Director for the United States division of the Harley-Davidson Motor Company. “We’re proud to present it to Dennis Laughlin, in recognition of the outstanding work being done at Flaming Gorge Harley-Davison. It’s because of dealers like Dennis Laughlin that Harley-Da...

  • Ryan Scott named on advisor list

    Apr 5, 2017

    Edward Jones financial advisor Ryan Scott of Rock Springs has been named to Barron’s magazine’s annual list of “America’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors, State by State.” Scott has served area investors for the past 16 years. “This is a great honor. Every day, I work with clients to help them identify their financial goals and develop a strategy to help achieve them. It is such satisfying work, and it makes a difference in people’s lives,” Scott said. Barron’s magazine’s “America’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors, State by State” ranking appeared...

  • Union shows support for better Tata contract

    David Martin, Editor|Nov 2, 2016

    Union members from United Steel Workers local 15320 Showed their support for a fair contract Thursday afternoon. Approximately 70 union members and their supporters gathered near the intersection of Wyo. Highway 374 and Allied Chemical Road, leading to the Tata Chemicals facility. The people weren't striking or protesting, hosting a rally to show their support for a fair contact. According to one of the union members, Brett Hood, provisions in the new contract Tata Chemicals wants workers to sig...

  • Coffee shop to give one jitters

    Lillian Palmer, Staff Writer|Apr 13, 2016

    Locally-loved drive-thru coffee shop Java Connection got the "Jitters" recently. This bustling business has a new owner and a face lift. Susan Murphy reopened the coffee shop Feb. 27, as Jitters. In recent years, the locally owned drive-thru coffee shop and ice cream shop at 705 Uinta Drive has been a seasonal business. Pat and Tom Tucker owned the duo shop on Green River's main drag for years, where many residents frequented and regulars knew their favorite concoctions. Murphy was one of those...

  • Guild Mortgage Company opens in GR

    Lillian Palmer, Staff Writer|Apr 13, 2016

    A Guild Mortgage Company branch opened up its doors at 541 E. Flaming Gorge Way with a ribbon cutting March 29. Green River resident Miranda Barrett decided to open up the branch location in Green River after she was asked by Guild if she would like to head a branch location in the area. She'd been working with Guild for about a year before then, only on the banking side of operations. Before starting with Guild in last November, she'd worked at a local bank, working with mortgage companies on l...

  • Serving GR since 2006

    Lillian Palmer, Staff Writer|Feb 24, 2016

    Small businesses that stand the test of time in Green River have truly proven the loyalty of its Green River patrons. Get Real Coffee regularly brings in customers from Green River, Rock Springs, and Bridger Valley. Within the guest book, there are names written from people from across the country and back. Get Real Coffee has been in business since 2006. It will be a complete decade on Thanksgiving of 2016. Victoria Shaw-Newsham, owner of Get Real Coffee said as a small business, you have to ri...

  • GR business known for ice cream

    Lillian Palmer, Staff Writer|Feb 24, 2016

    Some may like the ice cream, while some might enjoy the burgers, but one thing proven by their sales is, Green River loves its Arctic Circle. Green River's Arctic Circle sold approximately 15,000 ranch burgers and 60,000 shakes in 2015. June of last year, their busiest time of year, they sold 2,000 gallons of ice cream, 2,500 pounds of Black Angus Beef and used 200 gallons of fry sauce. The Green River location was fifth in sales in 2015, out of 60 stores. "What's unique about our store is it's...

  • Hitching Post Restaurant opens saloon

    Lillian Palmer, Staff Writer|Jan 20, 2016

    A step through the saloon door exposes seven months of hard, labor intensive work taken on by The Hitching Post restaurant and saloon owner, Jeff Stout and two of his friends. "It was a very bold and ambitious project for three people to take on," Stout said. "I'm happy with the outcome. To see it come to fruition is pretty cool." The Hitching Post Saloon, at 580 E. Flaming Gorge Way, opened its doors to the public on New Year's Eve. It's been a goal of Stout's to remodel the building, the...

  • OCI sale to Ciner Group complete

    Staff Report|Oct 28, 2015

    OCI completed the sale of its 73 percent stake in OCI Resources LP Oct. 26, according to a press release issued by the company. Earlier this year, OCI announced it would sell its stake to Istanbul, Turkey-based company Ciner Enterprises Inc. for approximately $430 million. The sale will result in a name change for the company, which will now be called Ciner Resources LP. This sale follows on the heels of another major trona industry sale this year when FMC sold its mine to Tronox. According to investor documents on OCI Resources’ website, t...

  • Tolly's Coffee now open

    Lillian Palmer, Staff Reporter|Oct 7, 2015

    There is once again a coffee shop on Flaming Gorge Way. Tolly's Coffee opened its doors not too long ago, on Sept. 21. Tolly's Coffee's owner, Susan Taliaferro Hehr is not new in town, nor is she new to the building. She owns the building, as well as Up-Up and Away Flowers-Balloons and Southwest Beauty Academy, all of which are located in the building. "This building has been in my family for as long as I can remember," Hehr said. The story of Hehr's coffee shop and the building goes back to...

  • Businesses supply goods at event

    David Martin, Editor|Jul 15, 2015

    High school-aged competitors aren’t the only people to have flocked to the Carl T. Williams Shooting Range this week. A couple of hard-working entrepreneurs set up booths to provide food and drink to hungry shooters and their families. Alicia Rubeck, owner of the Fish Bowl, said the restaurant made a good choice when they decided to serve food at the shooting practice Monday. “It’s been good for us,” she said. Selling pulled pork, baked beans, hamburgers, hot dogs and other sandwiches, The Fis...

  • GR Business has ground-breaking ceremony

    Olivia Kennah, Staff Writer|Jul 8, 2015

    By OLIVIA KENNAH Staff Writer The business park on Commerce Drive will finally reach its potential with the help of Desert View Eye Care. Desert View Eye Care had its ground breaking ceremony July 1 for a new and improved office. Mayor Pete Rust shared some of the business park’s history at the ceremony. He said that in the late 1990s to early 2000s, an incoming call center called Sento Corporation was in the works but the plans dried up with the wave of technology. A second grocery store was also planned, but it fell through. After years of t...

  • New business brings vapor to GR

    Lillian Palmer, Staff Writer|May 27, 2015

    There is a new business in town, Vape 307, located at 340 E. Flaming Gorge Way. Vape 307 meets the rising electronic cigarette needs for Green River residents and others alike, selling mods, e-cigerattes and juices. “We sell anything vape related,” shop owner James Muniz said. The shop opened its doors on April 5, 2015. Muniz quit smoking cigarettes and chewing tobacco, and starting vaping October of 2014. “I got tired of going to Rock Springs. I didn’t want to have to travel, especially in the winter,” Muniz said. “I just saw an opportunity...

  • Tronox completes FMC buy

    Staff Report|Apr 8, 2015

    The world’s largest trona mine is no longer part of FMC. It’s now Tronox Alkali. Tronox and FMC announced the two companies completed the sale of the mine west of Green River April 1 in joint media releases. “The combination of Tronox and Alkali creates a leading inorganic chemicals company comprised of two fully integrated businesses with a competitive industry advantage,” Tom Casey, Tronox chairman and CEO said in the company’s release. “The acquisition of the Alkali business also diversifies our end-market exposure and revenue base and in...

  • NFI brings new 3D breast cancer imaging to county

    David Martin, Editor|Apr 1, 2015

    New Frontier Imaging in Rock Springs is in the midst of introducing a new mammography technique that will improve cancer detection rates in breast cancer screenings. Digital tomosynthesis, or 3D breast imaging, will be introduced to the county though NFI next week. Maria Stradley, NFI’s CEO, said the new technology was approved by the FDA in 2011 and took a year to plan for the equipment’s introduction at NFI. “It’s pretty amazing, you won’t miss cancers,” Stradley said. “This is huge.” She said the technology averages 41 percent improve...

  • County museum shop offers local products

    Dec 17, 2014

    While most tend to visit the Sweetwater County Historical Museum to glimpse artifacts pertaining to the county’s history, visitors can also find unique and one-of- a-kind gifts within its gift shop. According to Ruth Lauritzen, director of the museum, the gift shop supports three nonprofit organizations, the Sweetwater County Historical Museum Foundation, the county historical society and the county. Which entity receives the profit depends on the items purchased. A percentage of the book sales, for example, go to the historical foundation. ...

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