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 By Staff Report    City    August 19, 2020

City projects will result in savings

Green River has recently completed a series of energy-efficient projects which will save the taxpayers thousands of dollars each year. The city’s parks and recreation department completed six different projects over the course of three years,...

 By David Martin    City    August 12, 2020

New plant may come to GR area

A new soda ash plant might be in the cards for Green River’s future, bringing with it jobs and other benefits at a time when economic uncertainty is prevalent throughout the state. Jim Zimmerman,...

 By David Martin    City    August 12, 2020

Daycare changes spur discussion in GR

The first reading of an ordinance that would allow local daycare operators in R-1 and R-2 zoning areas to increase their child counts from 10 to 15 generated a lot of discussion last week. The Green...

 By Staff Report    City    August 12, 2020

Airport work starts

The Wyoming National Guard began their summer training on Saturday at The Greater Green River Intergalactic Space Port. According to a press release, 34 soldiers started working on leveling out the dirt airstrip as well as adding drainage. This...


Gas leak evacuates homes on Knotty Pine Street

A gas leak caused by construction work on Knotty Pine Street Monday resulted in four homes being evacuated. According to a media release from the city, clipped a 2-inch line and no injuries resulting from the leak were reported. The Green River Fire...


Four seek election to House Distinct 60

Voters in House District 60 will have to choose two candidates for the upcoming General Election in November. The candidates were asked a series of questions by the Green River Star and their responses to those six questions can be found below. 1....

 By Shay Mahana    City    August 5, 2020

City copes with sour-smelling lagoons

A foul smell coming from the wastewater treatment plant has made its presence well known amongst residents. A media release from the city attributed these smells to “turnovers” that occur during extended warm periods. These turnovers allow odors...

 By David Martin    City    August 5, 2020

City, county consider contracts

Several local nonprofit groups are set to benefit if the Green River City Council approves its yearly community service agreements. The Council was set to vote on the measure Tuesday night, approving...

 By Staff Report    City    August 5, 2020

GRPD officer tests positive for COVID-19

A Green River Police Department officer tested positive for COVID-19 Monday afternoon, leading to the officer being isolated at home. According to a press release from the city, the patrol officer is in good condition and the department believes it...

 By Staff Report    City    August 5, 2020

Council considers daycare limit ordinance change

The Green River City Council heard the first reading of an ordinance that will alter the maximum number of kids permitted in a home daycare Tuesday night. This ordinance will also allow a daycare center to be included in an R-1 or R-2 zoning...

 By David Martin    City    July 29, 2020

City seeks impact funding

The city is seeking impact assistance funds related to the Ciner expansion project. Last week, the Green River City Council voted to send a letter to Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality to...

 By David Martin    City    July 29, 2020

District approves reopening plan

Kids will be returning to their schools Aug. 19 if its reopening plan is approved by the state. The Sweetwater County School District No. 2 board of trustees approved its Smart Start Plan, which...

 By Staff Report    City    July 22, 2020

GR named 'Purple Heart City'

Trona Capital of the World, Launching Point for Powell’s Expedition and now Purple Heart City. Green River has another moniker. Flaming Gorge Way was recently included in the Purple Heart Trail, a system of roads landmarks and other monuments...

 By David Martin    City    July 22, 2020

Protection program benefits GR

Businesses in Green River received More than $2 million in loans created through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act. In total, the amount protected 745 jobs, according to data...

 By Shay Mahana    City    July 22, 2020

Guardsmen to work on runway

The Wyoming National Guard will complete two weeks of training at the Greater Green River Intergalactic Spaceport in August. The Greater Green River Intergalactic Spaceport will get some basic improvements courtesy of the Wyoming National Guard....

 By Staff Report    City    July 22, 2020

Fire extinguished on Wilson Street

Responding to seven calls within five hours, the Green River Fire Department had a busy day last week. The calls took place from 3-8 p.m., Wednesday and included a structure fire reported at 4:30 p.m., at 610 Wilson St. According to Larry Erdmann,...


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