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Locomotives to visit city

UPDATE: This weekend's event has been cancelled. The following was posted on U.P.'s website, "To ensure the Big Boy is ready for its big debut, No. 844's whistle-stop tour that was scheduled for April 27-28 has been cancelled. Instead, No. 844 will...

 By David Martin    City    April 17, 2019

Solid waste meeting set for April 30

A workshop meeting set for April 30 will give the Green River City Council a chance to discuss a discount for residents aged 62 and older and the future of Wyoming Waste Systems recycling program....

 By David Martin    City    April 17, 2019

Developments made in burglary investigations

The Green River Police Department is making progress in investigations regarding several burglaries occurring in the city during the past few months. According to Jamie Green, spokeswoman for the...


GR to get $1.59m in excess taxes

Green River and other municipalities should have received their excess sixth-penny funds on Friday. Green River’s share is about $1.59 million. The 2012 specific purpose tax, also known as the...

 By David Martin    City    April 10, 2019

Region V BOCES seeks .2 mill levy from SCSD No.2

By DAVID MARTIN Publisher Region V Board of Cooperative Educational Services, which services several school districts including Sweetwater County School District No. 2, seeks a .2 mill levy from the...

 By David Martin    City    April 10, 2019

City works to fill potholes

Winter weather in Green River has created a number of potholes the city is working to address. With the weather improving throughout the last week, more potholes have appeared on city streets....

 By David Martin    City    April 3, 2019

Early Star a historical snapshot

(Publisher’s note: the following article is a teaser for the Star’s annual Historical Edition, which is found in this week’s newspaper.) The earliest Green River Star available to anyone is... Full story


New musical debuts in GR

Green River theater students will once again be the first in the state to perform a new musical this week. According to Green River High School theater director Bradlee Skinner the students will...

 By David Martin    City    March 27, 2019

Wilson sentenced Thursday

Former Green River City Councilman Allan Wilson’s plea agreement was finalized during his sentencing hearing Thursday morning. Pleading guilty to sexual abuse of a minor in the second degree,... Full story

 By David Martin    City    March 20, 2019

Sharing a powerful story

For Cheryl James, Climb Wyoming has given her the opportunity to provide for her family and stay in a community with a great school system. James, speaking to the Green River City Council during an... Full story

 By David Martin    City    March 13, 2019

Superintendent plans retirement

Sweetwater County School District No. 2's longtime superintendent will retire June 2020. Donna Little-Kaumo announced her intent to retire Tuesday night at the district board of trustees meeting. She... Full story

 By David Martin    City    March 13, 2019

Landfill recycling: A temporary fix

Taking Green River’s curbside recycling to the Rock Springs Landfill is only a temporary solution according to Michelle Foote, Rocks Springs site manager for Wyoming Waste Systems. Foote said the... Full story

 By David Martin    City    March 6, 2019

Recycling bins dumped at landfill

Recyclable materials Green River residents sort and set aside in their recycling containers may not wind up at a recycling facility. Recycling bins from Wyoming Waste Systems are being taken to the...

 By David Martin    City    March 6, 2019

A moose is loose in GR

For the past few days, residents have seen a moose wandering around Hutton Street and the surrounding neighborhood and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department recommends residents to leave it alone.... Full story

 By David Martin    City    February 27, 2019

Input on standards criticized

A group seeking input for the state’s proposed computer-science standards for K-12 received criticism for not including local industry in conversations to create the standards. The State Board of...

 By David Martin    City    February 20, 2019

City dedicates funds for development

Half a million dollars will be added to the city’s budget to provide seed funding for economic development. Tuesday night, the Green River City Council approved a mid-year budget amendment to...

 By David Martin    City    February 13, 2019

Shopko plans store closure

Green River's Shopko Hometown store will close May 12, according to a closure schedule released by the retail corporation. The schedule lists the Green River location as one of six Wyoming Shopko...

 By David Martin    City    February 13, 2019

City eyes unified development code

A resolution approved by the Green River City Council last week marks the start of an internal project aimed at streamlining the city’s development rules and codes. According to Laura Leigh,...

 By David Martin    City    February 6, 2019

Judge, prosecutor given raises

Green River’s city prosecutor and judge were awarded raises when their contracts were renewed by the Green River City Council Tuesday night. Municipal Court Judge Jason Petri’s contract was...


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