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 By David Martin    City    April 15, 2021 

River Festival is a go in 2021

Residents can look forward to the annual River Festival in Green River in August. The Green River Chamber of Commerce issued a press release last week confirming the long-running event would take plac...

 
 By David Martin    City    April 8, 2021

Group seeks June event in GR

Flaming Gorge Days is another year away, but a group of cornhole players are wanting to bring an event to Green River in June. Zac Page, representing 307 Cornhole, approached the Green River City...

 
 By David Martin    City    April 1, 2021

Businesses anticipate less traffic due to FGD decision

Flaming Gorge Days will be postponed for the second year in a row and local businesses are anticipating reduced traffic as a result. Downtown business owners interviewed by the Star have said they...

 
 By Staff Report    City    April 1, 2021

GRPD receives grant funds

An agreement signed by Mayor Pete Rust March 17 will bring more than $100,000 to the city’s police department. The agreement continues a long-standing partnership between the Green River Police Department and the Wyoming Division of Criminal...

 
 By Staff Report    City    April 1, 2021

City corrects tourism release

An error regarding travel and tourism dollars spent in Sweetwater County is being corrected by Green River’s communication administrator, Steve Core. Core initially sent a press release March 8 regarding a presentation Sweetwater County Travel and...

 
 By Staff Report    City    March 25, 2021

County to sell property in GR

A vacant property owned by Sweetwater County will soon be sold following a meeting Wednesday afternoon. The county commissioners met to discuss both a property transaction and discuss the ongoing funding situation with county ambulance services. The...

 
 By Staff Report    City    March 25, 2021

Police dog Ridex dies

The Green River Police Department lost a beloved member in its drug dog Ridex last week, following his death after an unexpected illness. The department announced Ridex’s death last Thursday. He was assigned to work with Sgt. Brad Halter and had...

 

Water project delayed

The Monroe water line project has been delayed due to frost still in the ground. Public Works Director Mark Westenskow says the project was originally set to start March 22, however, will be delayed one month due to the frost. Rock Springs...

 
 By Staff Report    City    March 10, 2021

Change won't impact Solvay plant

A move to carve out Solvay’s soda ash and derivatives business won’t impact employees or customers a spokesperson for the company said. Following the release of Solvay’s 2020 financial results, the company announced it would be spinning off...

 
 By Nick Reynolds    City    March 10, 2021

New lawmaker's tattoo has ties to far-right anti-government movement

The Three Percenters movement has gained representation in the Wyoming Legislature — at least symbolically. A photograph resurfaced this week of freshman Rep. Marshall Burt (L-Green River) that shows a tattoo on his left forearm — the Roman...

 

City approves first police therapy dog

Green River will be the first city in Wyoming to receive a police therapy dog following an approval by the Green River City Council last week. The Council approved a $6,000 grant to purchase Buddy, a black Labrador retriever, who will serve as the...

 
 By David Martin    City    March 3, 2021

Green River attorney disbarred

A Green River attorney was disbarred by the Wyoming Supreme Court for her conduct in representing clients and the status of their cases. Last week, the court issued a press release regarding Danielle...

 

Stephanie Nomis sentenced for theft

ROCK SPRINGS (Wyoming News Exchange) — The wife of Green River’s former fire chief was sentenced to prison Tuesday morning for embezzling funds from the Green River Fire Department Foundation in 2019. Sweetwater County District Court Judge Suzann...

 
 By David Martin    City    February 24, 2021

City hall meetings resume

Anyone wanting to attend a Green River City Council meeting in person will be able to do so starting with the Council’s meeting next week. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Council...

 
 By David Martin    City    February 24, 2021

Lab would help build education program

A proposed land lab would be a building block for a larger agricultural education program within Sweetwater County School District No. 2. The district’s board of trustees approved a request to...

 

Board approves BLM application for land lab

Students in Green River High School’s FFA program may get the chance to work on a land lab if approved by the Bureau of Land Management. Land labs are parcels of land set aside for various studies in agriculture or ecology The lab would be located...

 
 By David Martin    City    February 17, 2021

Vehicles donated to GRHS

The Green River High School automotive department will get three vehicles to work on courtesy of Genesis Alkali. One of the three vehicles was delivered last week, while the other two will be sent in...

 

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