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Bleeding green for the cause

Green River Police Chief Tom Jarvie was one of many Green River residents who showed up to the Recreation Center Tuesday afternoon to donate blood for the annual high school blood drive challenge.... Full story



Marriage licenses recorded at the Sweetwater County Courthouse from Dec. 26, 2022 to Jan. 6, 2023 were: Daniel Robert Harvey Ames, 18, to Cassidy Jade Kellum, 17, both of Green River. Kolton Lane Smuin, 25, of Kemmerer, to Hailey Lynn Hanson, 21, of... Full story

 By Hannah Romero    People    January 26, 2023 

Speech and Debate team brings home wins from across the state

The Green River High School Speech and Debate team has kept busy this month, traveling across the state to compete in multiple tournaments - and bringing home a championship title, a coaching award, a... Full story


Green River High School releases honor rolls for 2022-2023 first semester

Green River High School students have earned their places on the Principal, Staff and Regular Honor Rolls for the first semester of the 2022-2023 school year. To be placed on the Principal Honor Roll, a student must earn a 4.0 GPA. To be placed on th... Full story

 By Dick Blust    People    January 26, 2023 

Wyoming's state seal scandal

Wyoming's state seal was officially adopted just under 130 years ago, but two of the proposed seal designs that preceded it caused quite a scandal. From 1869 to 1890 Wyoming was a U.S. territory,... Full story


Play celebrates work of pioneering astronomer

The latest Actors' Mission production tells the story of pioneering astronomer Henrietta Leavitt, and the subject matter is something director Jené Chollak knows a bit about. She's a science teacher... Full story


We're all mad here at the library

The Sweetwater County Library will be transformed into the mad world of Lewis Carroll's classic books with its Escape Room to Wonderland and this weekend's Alice in Wonderland Party. These events are...


Deans celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

The children, grandchildren and great grandchildren of Terry and Jackie (Coles) Dean happily announce their 50th wedding anniversary. Terry & Jackie were married on February 3, 1973 in Evanston,... Full story


Music for Vets rocks out and raises funds

Almost 700 people packed into the Island Pavilion last Saturday night and rocked out to five different bands, all to raise money to support veterans. This year was the ninth annual Music for Vets, a...


First baby born in 2023 arrived Jan. 4

The first baby born this year in Sweetwater County made her appearance on January 4, 2023. Chelsea and Justin Elenbaum of Green River welcomed a precious baby girl into the world on January 4. Baby... Full story


Child Developmental Center PTO hosts winter clothing drive

The Sweetwater County Child Developmental Center PTO recently sponsored a winter clothing drive to collect hats, gloves, coats, and boots to provide to children in need. "We worked throughout the end... Full story

 By Deb Sutton    People    January 12, 2023

MHSC will award three college scholarships

The deadline is March 31 for Sweetwater County graduating seniors to apply for three Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County college scholarship opportunities. The purpose of all three scholarships is to provide financial assistance to students who... Full story


Zamtrip rocks into the New Year

The local band Zamtrip performed at American Legion Post 28 on New Year's Eve to help everyone welcome 2023.... Full story


Trona Valley FCU donates $10,000 to McKenzie Home project

Bringing the McKenzie Home to the old Washington Square school building is still an ongoing project, but progress is being made, especially with donations like Trona Valley Federal Credit Union's...

 By Gaby Hurt    People    January 5, 2023

Barrasso nominates Green River student to U.S. Service Academy

On Dec. 21, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) announced that he has nominated Green River student Triston Drozd for an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy. “It is an honor to nominate Triston to a U.S. service academy to represent the Cowboy... Full story


Golden Hour Senior Center January Schedule

Wind River Casino Bus Trip: GHSC will host a Wind River Casino Bus trip Jan. 20. This will be a day trip to Riverton leaving GHSC at 8 a.m. and returning to GHSC at 7 p.m. Transportation is free for seniors 60 and over. You will need to bring your... Full story


Sweetwater County Birth Announcements

Lauryn Burge of Rock Springs has announced the birth of her daughter Ophelianna Louise Burge, who was born Dec. 7, 2022. Alexander Yeaman and Lakaya Hamblin of Green River have announced the birth of their son Hudson Tyler Yeaman, who was born Dec.... Full story


The contributions of a community: People in 2022

A community is made up of its people, and in Green River and Sweetwater County, the community is made up of people who consistently achieve excellence and work hard to make improvements for everyone....


Births in 2022

We were excited to celebrate with all the families who welcomed these new little ones into their lives over the past year. Wylder Hayes Fornengo - 12/17/21 Zachary John Carroll - 12/21/21 Aria-Jo Diane Wohletz - 12/22/21 Runa Brenee Fryer - 12/23/21... Full story


Congrats, Christmas artist

Congratulations to Sophia Reading, a fifth grader at Monroe Elementary School, for being the Grand Prize Winner of this year's Christmas Art Contest! See the rest of the contest entries in the... Full story


GRHS band brings joy through music

Students at Green River High School are often involved in a number of activities, from sports to speech and debate to theater. But one of the main activities is sometimes overlooked - often because...


Speech and Debate takes second in Cheyenne

Last weekend, the Green River High School Speech and Debate team continued the impressive start to their season with a second place win in 3A Sweepstakes at the Cheyenne East Holiday Classic, a... Full story


White Mountain Lumber donates to Food Bank

White Mountain Lumber hosted their annual two-person scramble golf tournament July 15, where $1,400 was raised by selling mulligans. Those profits were donated to the Food Bank of Sweetwater... Full story


Sweetwater County Birth Announcements

Andrew and Mariah Jones of Rock Springs have announced the birth of their daughter Aurora Wren Jones, who was born Nov. 30. Drak Owens and Teirra Martinez of Green River have announced the birth of their son Rusty James Owens, who was born Dec.... Full story


Support for single mothers

The first time Debra Moerke saw the old Washington Square building, she was part of the funeral procession for her five-year-old granddaughter.  Grieving the loss of little McKenzie to cancer,... Full story


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