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 By David Martin    City    October 17, 2019 

City: timeline better than tax cap

Members of the Green River City Council believe funding a future sixth-penny tax should be based on a timeframe to pay the tax off, not an arbitrary cap on request amounts. Comments from Council repre...

 
 By David Martin    City    October 17, 2019 

Smoking amendments pass 1st reading at Council meeting

Amendments to Green River’s ordinances regarding smoking in public places passed its first reading Tuesday night. The amendments include definitions for electronic vaporizers and other similar devic...

 
 By David Martin    City    October 10, 2019

Superintendent retires

Following a lengthy executive session involving student discipline, potential litigation and personnel issues, the Sweetwater County School District No. 2 Board of Trustees voted unanimously to...

 
 By David Martin    City    October 10, 2019

Department confronts board

Wearing T-shirts reading “Support our team Oscar and Brian,” members of the Sweetwater County School District No. 2 transportation department attended the board of trustees’ monthly meeting...

 
 By David Martin    City    October 10, 2019

Barrasso: Dems sought impeachment since 2016

Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) believes the Democrats have wanted to impeach President Donald Trump since in election win in 2016. Barrasso, who was in Green River Monday, said Democrats wrote articles...

 

Truman Elementary School receives national recognition

Only two Wyoming schools were included in the national Blue Ribbon Awards list and Truman Elementary School was one of them. In a press release, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced 362...

 

City should receive racing money

The city should start seeing money from the historic racing and off-track betting establishment in Green River. Eugene Joyce, Wyoming Horse Racing LLC., president and general manager, gave a brief...

 
 By David Martin    City    October 3, 2019

City prepares for Census

While Census Day doesn’t take place until April 1, 2020, Green River municipal officials are quietly preparing to take an accurate count of city residents. The city has formed a committee to...

 

Probation given in assault case

A Green River man accused of strangling and throwing his pregnant girlfriend through a closet door was placed on supervised probation. Michael Junior Martinez, 41, appeared in the Third District Court...

 

Outside engineer examines city's streets

In order to determine the condition all Green River streets are in, the city hired a street surface inspection company to review every street. At the last Green River City Council meeting, the...

 

GR Council narrows down 6th-penny project list

The city is going to request about $53 million in projects, which will be completed using the sixth-penny special purpose tax funding, if the tax is approved. Tuesday night, the Green River City...

 

GR Council considers 6th-penny tax

After a 50-minute conversation about the sixth-penny, special-purpose tax, Green River council members decided to think about what projects they want to fund and how much to ask for this time. City Ad...

 

Boots used as weapon

A man accused of strangling his girlfriend and then kicking her in the face with a steal-toed boot claims he’s innocent. Jeramia Rael, 40, of Green River, pleaded not guilty at an arraignment in the...

 

Council approves big loan application

A $27.6 million loan application for the construction of a replacement Wastewater Treatment Plant facility was approved by the Green River City Council last week. The loan request will be made though...

 

Vaping on Green River City Council's radar

Discussion near the end of the Green River City Council meeting last week indicates the Council is willing to examine if vaping should be included on the city's smoking ordinance. During the Council c...

 

Food makes money

Sweetwater County School District No.2’s summer food program served up thousands of meals and brought some revenue to the district as well. Nutrition Services Director Leah Kenison told the...

 

Machete used in threat

A man accused of threatening his father with a machete was bound over to Third District Court last week. Robert Mandros, 20, Green River, recently appeared in the Third Circuit Court at a preliminary...

 
 By David Martin    City    September 5, 2019

Longtime educator dies

A longtime Green River physical education teacher who is widely known for her many contributions to Sweetwater County School District No. 2 died over the holiday weekend. According to an obituary...

 
 By David Martin    City    August 29, 2019

$900,000 bond set in attempted murder case

The bond for a Green River man accused of trying to kill his wife Sunday was reset at $900,000 cash or surety Wednesday afternoon during a hearing in Circuit Court Judge John Prokos’ court. Bradley...

 

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