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 By David Martin    City    June 17, 2021 

Golden Hour seeks additional funding from city

Golden Hour Senior Center is facing a dire funding situation as a result of funding cuts made by the Sweetwater County commissioners, which forced the center’s director, Jackie Grubb, to approach...

 
 By Lisa Romero    City    June 10, 2021

Nielsen gets life sentence

ROCK SPRINGS - Christopher James Nielsen has been sentenced to life in prison without parole on first-degree murder charges for the death of a 5-year-old boy in his care. Nielsen's argued sentencing...

 

Museum hosts special display

June 6, marked the 77th anniversary of the World War II D-Day landings in France, known as Operation Overlord, and the Sweetwater County Historical Museum hosted a special two-day exhibit in commemora...

 
 By David Martin    City    June 3, 2021

Union Wireless seeks tower permit

Green River residents may see a large, metallic structure near the Green River Post Office if a proposal to build a cell phone tower is approved. Union Wireless seeks to build an 80-foot lattice-style...

 
 By David Martin    City    June 3, 2021

Council tables bid refund request

A request to refund $5,000 paid as a bid security by New Peak Construction was tabled by the Green River City Council Tuesday night as city staff determine how much the company cost the city in both...

 
 By David Martin    City    May 27, 2021

Wild Horses return to Visitors Center

Visitors to Green River have a chance to see a couple of the regions famed wild horses at the Green River Visitors Center. Janet Hartford, a volunteer taking care of the two mares at the center, said...

 
 By David Martin    City    May 20, 2021

Input for Greenbelt sought

Members of the Greenbelt Taskforce are looking for input on what the future of the Greenbelt should look like. John Freeman, a member of the task force, said the group is preparing surveys for...

 
 By David Martin    City    May 13, 2021

Business flourishes downtown

The scent of coffee hangs heavy in the air as barista Lauren Lee fills an order for an iced latte at Coal Train Coffee Wednesday morning. Light coming in from a window facing Castle Rock illuminates t...

 
 By David Martin    City    May 13, 2021

District pays pool off in June

A long-standing debt for Sweetwater County School District No. 2’s aquatics center at Green River High School ends June 15 with the district’s final payment. “We own the pool,” Steve Core,... Full story

 

City hopeful study elevates street project

With talk of infrastructure funding in the news, staff at the City of Green River Public Works Department are optimistic that the Flaming Gorge Way Corridor Study may elevate the status of a project they have been trying to promote for years. Public...

 
 By Staff Report    City    May 6, 2021

Legislator updates city council on state revenues, federal money

Rep. Mark Baker, R-Green River, spoke briefly to the Green River City Council Tuesday night, providing an update on funding from the American Rescue Plan and revenue estimates for the state. Baker, who serves in House District 60, said the city...

 
 By David Martin    City    April 29, 2021

Man pleas no contest to murder

A week after arriving in Green River, Christopher Nielsen recalls feeling stressed about not having any job prospects and the possibility of being homeless. He had come to Green River from Utah to...

 
 By David Martin    City    April 22, 2021

Police to get new body cams

The Green River Police Department will receive new body cameras as part of an upgrade it plans to initiate in the coming months. Captain Shaun Sturlaugson of the GRPD said the equipment the...

 
 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...

 

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