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  • Green River Police Department reports for May 7 - 10

    May 16, 2024

    Green River Police Department reports for May 7 At 12:29 p.m., officers responded to a report of a found person. At 2:40 p.m., officers responded to a report of a vape detection at the GRHS. Officers gathered information, issued a citation to a juvenile for alleged use or possession of tobacco by a minor, and completed an incident report. At 2:53 p.m., officers responded to a report of an individual with an active warrant. Officers arrested Dalton Kunz, of Green River, transported Kunz to the...

  • Summer meals program starts soon

    Staff Report|May 16, 2024

    Sweetwater County School District No. 2 has announced the start of this year’s summer meal program. The district will be offering meals at no charge to children 18 years of age and younger. Meals will be served at Monroe Elementary School at 250 Monroe Avenue in Green River from May 28 to August 9. Breakfast will be served from 8 to 9 a.m., and lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, off i...

  • Paving the way for progress

    Hannah Romero, Editor|May 9, 2024

    The Green River City Council is taking steps to move forward on a number of projects, including putting on Flaming Gorge Days, paving East Third North Street, replacing Riverside Memorial Park's playground equipment, and more. Flaming Gorge Days preparation With the council having previously approved agreements with different entities for different aspects of Flaming Gorge Days, plans for the event at the end of June have been moving forward. The City Council took another step to secure more...

  • Green River Police Department reports for April 28 - May 6

    May 9, 2024

    Green River Police Department reports for April 28 At 9:06 p.m., officers conducted a traffic stop and issued a warning for alleged speeding. April 29 At 10:47 a.m., officers responded to a report of a traffic offense. At 1:20 p.m., officers responded to a report of a bus light violation. Officers gathered information and attempted to make contact with the suspected offender to issue a citation. At 1:29 p.m., officers responded to a report of a bus light violation. Officers gathered information...

  • City and school district team up for additional practice baseball field

    Steve Core, City of Green River Communications Administrator|May 2, 2024

    The City of Green River teamed up with the Green River School District to provide a much-needed practice baseball and softball field. Little League Baseball and the local softball leagues have experienced an increase in participation and the need for more space. The School District has an old field located just North of the Central Administration building. City crews were able to level the field, that also includes a baseball backstop fence. City officials believe the field could be ready for...

  • Green River Police Department reports for April 23 - 28

    May 2, 2024

    Green River Police Department reports for April 23 At 10:23 a.m., officers responded to a report of found property. Officers collected a black children's bicycle, booked it in for safekeeping, and completed an incident report. At 10:48 a.m., officers responded to a report of trespassing. At 11:08 a.m., officers responded to a report of an individual with an active warrant. Officers arrested Joseph St. John, transported St. John to the Sweetwater County Detention Center, and completed an...

  • Awarding excellence

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Apr 25, 2024

    Green River is a community full of individuals and businesses that work together for the benefit of everyone. Once a year, specific members of the community are recognized for their impact and contributions. This year Green River Chamber of Commerce Awards Luncheon was hosted last Wednesday, and a large crowd gathered to recognize the award recipients. Distinguished Citizen of the Year The Distinguished Citizen of the Year award was given to Krista Kraft in recognition of her hard work...

  • Green River Police Department reports for April 15 - 22

    Apr 25, 2024

    Green River Police Department reports for April 15 At 8:35 a.m., officers responded to a report of a student in possession of a vaping device. Officers issued a citation to a juvenile for alleged use/possession of tobacco by a minor - first offense and completed a report of the incident. At 9:25 a.m., officers responded to a report of drugs. At 11:43 a.m., officers responded to a report of an abandoned vehicle. At 3:09 p.m., officers responded to a report of assault. At 7:53 p.m., officers...

  • City accepts columbariums, grant funds

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Apr 18, 2024

    The City of Green River officially accepted the donation of two columbariums for veterans in Riverview Cemetery, and is using grant funding to establish a tree management plan for the city. A donation made by and for veterans At the end of March, the second of two veteran columbariums was lowered into place in Riverview Cemetery. The columbarium was the culmination of over a decade of consideration and several years of fundraising from the Veteran of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 2321 and other local...

  • Green River Police Department reports for April 7 - 14

    Apr 18, 2024

    Green River Police Department reports for April 7 At 8:37 a.m., officers conducted a traffic stop and issued warnings for alleged vehicle exceeding 30 miles per hour in an urban district (6+ mph over) and expired temporary license permit/improper registration. At 9:16 a.m., officers responded to a report of trespassing. At 4:55 p.m., officers responded to a report of drugs. At 5:07 p.m., officers conducted a traffic stop and issued a warning for alleged speeding. At 5:21 p.m., officers...

  • Girl Scouts work to improve bus safety

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Apr 11, 2024

    Keeping kids safe and addressing the problem of drivers passing stopped school buses was the goal of three local Girl Scouts as they worked towards earning their Silver Award. Olivia Wilkenson, Emma Whitehead and Kymani Reid are members of local Girl Scout Troop 1932, and for about a year now they've been working to help their community and reach an important Girl Scouts milestone. "[The Silver Award] is the second-highest award in Girl Scouts, and in order to complete it we have to find a...

  • Green River Police Department reports for March 28 - April 6

    Apr 11, 2024

    Green River Police Department reports for March 28 At 9:34 a.m., officers responded to a report of stalking. At 11:07 a.m., Animal Control Officers responded to a report of two dogs that were at large and acting aggressively. Officers made contact with an owner and issued two citations to Brody Meyer for alleged animal at large. At 1:47 p.m., Animal Control Officers responded to a report of two dogs that were at large and harassing an individual. Officers made contact with an owner and issued a...

  • Flaming Gorge Days plans move forward

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Apr 4, 2024

    Plans for Flaming Gorge Days are moving forward, with several pieces coming together to make one whole event. During Tuesday night's meeting, the Green River City Council approved an agreement to work with Adelska, LLC for Flaming Gorge Days. The agreement is for the Colorado-based entertainment and event-planning company to oversee the concert aspect of the event. The council initially considered a contract with Adelska during the March 5 meeting. Some council members expressed concern about...

  • GRFD responds to house fire

    Staff Report|Apr 4, 2024

    The Green River Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire at 7:50 p.m. on Thursday, March 29. First units arrived to the area of N 2nd W Street and Flaming Gorge Way at approximately 7:55 p.m. "Upon arrival, heavy smoke and flames were visible in the interior of the home," the GRFD said. "Engine 2, Engine 22, Tower and approximately 16 firefighters were on scene. Fire crews conducted an offensive interior attack and were able to quickly extinguish the fire." No one was home at...

  • Green River Police Department reports for March 22 - 27

    Apr 4, 2024

    Green River Police Department reports for March 22 At 10:53 a.m., officers responded to a report of a bus light violation, which occurred on March 21. Officers gathered information, met with the driver, and issued a citation for alleged meeting or passing a stopped school bus to Braxton Haws. At 11:09 a.m., officers responded to a report of a traffic offense. At 12:37 p.m., officers responded to a report of a nuisance. At 1:13 p.m., officers responded to a report of trespassing. At 2:19 p.m.,...

  • Green River Police Department reports for March 18 - 21

    Mar 28, 2024

    Green River Police Department reports for March 18 At 8:41 a.m., officers responded to a report of vandalism. At 10:06 a.m., officers responded with EMS to a report of an unconscious individual in a parked vehicle. Officers and EMS met with the individual; no transports were made. Officers issued a citation to Andrew Walker for alleged public intoxication and completed an incident report. At 12:53 p.m., officers responded to a report of an animal bite. At 3:24 p.m., officers responded to a repor...

  • Betting at the old theater

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Mar 21, 2024

    The old theater building at 699 Uinta Drive is set to become a venue for wagering on horse racing. During their meeting on Tuesday, the Sweetwater County Board of County Commissioners gave approval to 307 Horse Racing, Inc. to use the building to conduct pari-mutuel wagering on live horse racing, historic horse racing, and simulcast events. The company's Vice President Kyle Ridgeway and CEO Jack Greer spoke to the commissioners about their plans for the building. "This would be our first...

  • Green River Police Department reports for March 11 - 18

    Mar 21, 2024

    Green River Police Department reports for March 11 At 3:44 p.m., officers conducted a traffic stop and arrested the driver. Officers issued citations to Jeremy Maurer, of California, for alleged driving while license canceled, suspended or revoked and compulsory auto insurance violation - first offense. Officers transported Maurer to the Sweetwater County Detention Center and completed an incident report. At 5:54 p.m., officers responded to a report of a disturbance. At 6:44 p.m., officers...

  • Sharing the miracle of baseball

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Mar 14, 2024

    "Every child deserves a chance to play baseball." That is the belief and goal of the Miracle League of Sweetwater County, and they are working to not only give children opportunities to play baseball, but to also create a new and accessible space in Green River where it's even easier to do so. Formerly operating as the Challenger League, the local group has now partnered with The Miracle League organization, which focuses on giving children with mental and physical disabilities the chance to...

  • Scoreboards among funding requests for SCSD No. 2 Rec Board

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Mar 14, 2024

    Changes and improvements are coming to Sweetwater County School District No. 2, and the community of Green River as a whole, thanks to a number of new projects and support from the District Rec Board. The Rec Board had a meeting on Tuesday night before the regular School Board meeting, during which they heard a number of requests for funding from both the school district and community groups, all of which were approved. New scoreboards for both the high school football field and aquatics center...

  • Green River Police Department reports for March 5 - 11

    Mar 14, 2024

    Green River Police Department reports for March 5 At 7:27 a.m., officers conducted a traffic stop and issued warnings for alleged speeding and no valid driver's license. At 7:44 a.m., officers conducted a traffic stop and issued a citation to Rebecca Romero for alleged speeding in a school zone. At 7:46 a.m., officers conducted a traffic stop on W Teton Boulevard. The driver was placed under arrest and issued citations for alleged DWUI of alcohol - .08 or greater and a stop sign violation....

  • Bringing FGD back in 2024

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Mar 7, 2024

    Bringing Flaming Gorge Days back to the community this year is a priority for the City of Green River. Working toward this end, the City Council approved an agreement with an event planning company during Tuesday night's meeting. City Administrator Reed Clevenger explained that the city put out a Request for Proposal (RFP) for putting on a Flaming Gorge Days event. While there was some early interest from varying companies, only one ultimately came back with a proposal, according to Clevenger....

  • Green River Police Department reports for Feb. 27 - March 4

    Mar 7, 2024

    Green River Police Department reports for Feb. 27 At 7:49 a.m., officers responded to a report of a student in possession of a tobacco vaping device. Officers issued a citation for alleged use/possession of tobacco by a minor to a juvenile, age 15, of Green River, and completed an incident report. At 8:21 a.m., officers responded to a report of larceny. At 9:50 a.m., officers responded to a report of a disturbance. At 12:31 p.m., officers responded to a report of a traffic hazard. At 8:30 p.m.,...

  • Gas chamber discussions

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Feb 29, 2024

    Most people agree that they would rather not see animals in a shelter euthanized. Green River Animal Control is constantly working to realize this goal, and has successfully maintained a "no kill" status, meaning that at least 90% of the animals that go through the shelter are saved. This status gives a 10% margin, recognizing that some animals have medical or behavioral circumstances that warrant humane euthanasia. When it comes to that 10%, however, there has been discussion over how to...

  • Green River Police Department reports for Feb. 20 - 26

    Feb 29, 2024

    Green River Police Department reports for Feb. 20 At 7:38 a.m., officers conducted a traffic stop and issued the driver a verbal warning for alleged improper registration. At 9:09 a.m., officers responded to a report of an accident. At 12:46 p.m., officers conducted a traffic stop and issued the driver a verbal warning for an alleged out-passenger-side brake light. At 8:24 p.m., officers responded to a report of trespassing. Feb. 21 At 10:41 a.m. and shortly after, officers responded to a...

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