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 By David Martin    City    January 22, 2020 

Former legislator seeks HD 60 seat

A former Wyoming House of Representatives member announced his intent to run for House District 60 in Green River. Mark Baker, a republican, announced his campaign Tuesday morning. Baker was formerly...

 
 By David Martin    City    January 22, 2020 

Sheriff's office investigates department foundation

Sheriff’s deputies served search warrants at Green River City Hall and the Green River Fire Department Tuesday morning, seeking financial records involved in the department’s foundation....

 
 By David Martin    City    January 15, 2020

New store coming to city

A new store is coming to Green River this year. Bomgaars, a retailer headquartered in Sioux City, Iowa, will be opening a branch in Green River. The store will open at the old Shopko building on...

 
 By David Martin    City    January 15, 2020

Man pleas not guilty to murder

A Green River man charged for first degree murder in the death of a five-year-old boy plead not guilty to the charge Friday afternoon. Christopher James Nielsen, 26, made the plea during an...

 
 By David Martin    City    January 15, 2020

Cause of GR fire still under investigation

The cause of the Washington Square fire Dec. 26 is still being determined according to Green River Fire Chief Mike Nomis. A fire burned through the upper floor of the building and took firefighters...

 
 By Staff Report    City    January 8, 2020

Star awarded county designation for 2020

Sweetwater County residents looking for legal information from the county government will be able to find it in pages of this newspaper. The Sweetwater County Commissioners named the Green River Star its newspaper designee for 2020 after a unanimous...

 
 By David Martin    City    December 31, 2019

Fire burns at Washington Square

A fire at the former Washington Elementary School was contained to the upper floors of the building. According to Green River Fire Chief Mike Nomis, firefighters were called to the Washington Square...

 
 By David Martin    City    December 31, 2019

City changes during 2019

It was an active year for the city as many events, such as the closing of Green River’s Shopko store, continued discussions about a proposed sixth-penny tax, and recyclables being dumped at the land...

 
 By David Martin    City    December 24, 2019

Rate increase OK'd

The Green River City Council approved a rate increased proposed by Wyoming Waste Systems, but questioned what would happen if the Council decided not to approve the request. The Council approved the i...

 
 By David Martin    City    December 18, 2019

City prioritizes tax list

After receiving criticism from the Sweetwater County commissioners regarding the city’s project list, Green River representatives submitted a prioritized list to the county last week. The list is...

 
 By David Martin    City    December 18, 2019

Weight change not supported

A request to reduce the annual weight limit residents have at the city’s solid waste transfer station did not receive support during a workshop meeting last week. The Green River City Council spoke...

 
 By Staff Report    City    December 18, 2019

Man arrested after crash

Green River police officers arrested a 45-year-old North Dakota an following an alleged hit-and-run collision Friday. Leif Johannessen, 45, of Dickinson, N.D., was arrested after officers discovered he had an active warrant from an original charge...

 
 By David Martin    City    December 11, 2019

City criticized for project list

Members of the Sweetwater County commissioners voiced their displeasure with Green River representatives’ list of projects they’re seeking sixth penny tax funding for. During a special...

 
 By David Martin    City    December 11, 2019

GR man charged with murder

A Green River man faces a charge of first degree murder after a child’s death at Primary Children’s Hospital. Christopher James Nielsen, 26, was initially arrested Nov. 14 and charged with...

 

Calendars introduced to school board

The school calendars for the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 school years were brought to the Sweetwater County School District No. 2 Board of Trustees Tuesday night. The board’s vote was not available as of press time. According to Interim Superintendent...

 
 By David Martin    City    December 11, 2019

City receives approval for $27.6 million loan

The State Lands and Investments Board gave conditional approval for a $27.6 million loan Green River intends to use towards the construction of a new wastewater treatment facility. Green River Mayor...

 

County museum hosts Christmas display

The spirit of Christmases past is on display at the Sweetwater County Historical Museum throughout December. An exhibit features toys, a Christmas tree, and other sights from what Christmas would look like decades ago. “Christmas exhibits are fun...

 

GR man sent to prison

A man accused of inappropriately touching a 17-year-old while at work will serve prison time. Bradley A. Baugh, 23, appeared in the Third District County of Judge Richard Lavery at a sentencing...

 

Wyoming Waste Systems to provide curb-side recycling

With Wyoming Waste Systems starting to accept curb-side recycling this week, the company is working to educate residents about what is and isn’t acceptable in their recycling bins. According to a flyer the company will distribute, residents must...

 
 By Staff Report    City    November 27, 2019

Citations made after pursuit

Green River police officers issued citations to an individual they claim eluded an officer Nov. 10. According to a press release from the Green River Police Department, Dalton Kunz, 23, Green River, was given citations for alleged hit and run and...

 
 By David Martin    City    November 20, 2019

GR attorney censured

A Green River attorney working in the Sweetwater County Attorney’s Office received a public censure from the Wyoming Supreme Court after misleading investigators about a female sex offender’s...

 

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