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  • Graduates step forward into the future

    Hannah Romero, Editor|May 16, 2024

    Over the past week, local students reached a major milestone in their academic careers as they celebrated their graduations from high school and college. Together students, teachers, faculty members, friends and family, and the community gathered to celebrate these accomplishments and offer support and encouragement to those who are taking the next step into their futures. Green River High School celebrated the graduation of 135 seniors on Monday night. Giving the senior class address, Rylie...

  • The life-changing gift of a shoebox

    Hannah Romero, Editor|May 16, 2024

    When Evangeline Franzon was 13 years old, she was living next to a giant trash heap on a small island in the Philippines. But when she was handed a colorful shoebox with a glittery notebook inside, the course of her life changed. "Who would have thought that a girl who grew up in a dump site would be standing right here in front of you right now, in Green River, Wyoming," Evangeline told a small crowd gathered in the Green River Assembly of God Church last Thursday. Holding a colorful shoebox fr...

  • Local students chosen as scholarship recipients

    Staff Report|May 16, 2024

    Several local students will receive help for their next steps in life as they were chosen to be the recipients of a variety of local scholarships. This year Destyni German was chosen to receive the Freda Ann Bozner-Brittenham Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship was created by Mark Brittenham in honor of his mother, a first-generation American born to Yugoslavian/Slovenian immigrants who overcame adversity through her life and passed away from colon cancer. Mark established the scholarship in...

  • Skyline Trail Project breaks ground

    Hannah Romero, Editor|May 9, 2024

    With the wind blowing and a shaggy group of mule deer watching from a distance, a group of people gathered on South Hill last Thursday and dug their golden shovels into the ground. With that, the Skyline Trail Project officially began. The Skyline Trail is an extension of the current Greenbelt Trail System, as well as a collaboration between the Green River Greenbelt Task Force (GBTF) and several community partners who came together to make it happen. The trail will begin on Upland Way with a...

  • How it started and how it's going

    May 9, 2024

    Emilee Jensen made the front page of the Green River Star on August 31, 2011 when she cried on her first day of kindergarten, escorted by her parents Mike and Jackie. Now, Emilee is getting ready to graduate from Green River High School along with the class of 2024. She's not crying now, but she still has her parents by her side....

  • A story about connection

    Hannah Romero, Editor|May 9, 2024

    Detective Chuck DeSantis is investigating the disappearance of flamboyant 14-year-old Leonard Pelkey. He talks to important people in Leonard's life and community, from his feisty aunt to his British drama teacher to a Mafia widow with a pair of binoculars who spots Leonard's trademark rainbow converse. This is the story told in "The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey," the newest play from the Actors' Mission. The catch is, all nine distinct characters are played by one actor. The one-man...

  • Thumbs up for awareness

    May 2, 2024

    Mike Bond gives a thumbs up while participating in this year's Run with the Badges 5K/10K race. The annual event by the YWCA of Sweetwater County brings together local law enforcement and the community to recognize Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Mike was joined by his wife Aly Bond (left) and their baby in the race. Mike is also one of the newest members to join the Green River Police Department. He and Officer Sven Pickens celebrated their graduation from the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy...

  • Honoring heroic actions

    Staff Report|May 2, 2024

    Ryan Pasborg was recently awarded the Carnegie Medal, the nation's highest civilian honor for heroism, for his heroic efforts rescuing a Green River family from a house fire. Pasborg stopped to assist the Wadsworth family on Feb. 2, 2022 when he smelled smoke and realized their house was on fire. He entered the burning home and pulled out Stephanie Wadsworth and her then four-year-old son, Weston. "Ryan's actions epitomize the first rule of the Wyoming Code, the Code of the West, to 'Live each...

  • GRHS students show what they're capable of

    Hannah Romero, Editor|May 2, 2024

    From building a nightstand in eight hours to running through a first aid scenario to creating intricate works of art, Green River High School students recently demonstrated and were recognized for their talents at the annual State Art Symposium and Wyoming SkillsUSA Championships. The State Art Symposium took place in Casper April 17-19, and Wyoming SkillsUSA took place in Casper April 22-24. Work from both events was displayed in the Industrial and Fine Art Fair in the main gym of the high scho...

  • Golden Hour Senior Center May Schedule

    May 2, 2024

    Golden Hour is hosting several special lunches to celebrate holidays in May. There will be a High Tea Luncheon served at both at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on May 10 in honor of Mother's Day. The menu will feature chicken salad in a puffed pastry, spinach salad with berries, chips, lemon bars, vanilla bean scones, variety teas and sweet tea, and sangria wine. There will also be a Memorial Day event at 11:30 a.m. on May 24 with a brief ceremony followed by a lunch of grilled hamburgers and hot dogs,...

  • Pond and Garden Tour returning this summer

    Staff Report|May 2, 2024

    The annual Green River Pond and Garden Tour is returning once again this year, and is continuing to expand and showcase even more gardens in Sweetwater County. This year, the tour will cover homes in Green River, Rock Springs, and, for the first time, in Reliance as well. A Master Gardener will be on hand, ready to answer questions about growing and maintaining gardens in Wyoming. "If you are new to Sweetwater County and looking for gardening ideas or backyard ponds this event is for you,"...

  • A charming murder mystery

    Apr 25, 2024

    Prince Charming (played by Davin Welch) was one of the many characters, and suspects, in "The Storybook Reunion Murders." The interactive murder myster play was put on by the Green River High School Theater Department and hosted by Golden Hour Senior Center. The dinner also served as a fundraiser for both organizations....

  • Mowing cross-country lawns for a cause

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Apr 25, 2024

    Most Green River residents probably didn't notice the black and yellow van that pulled onto Stephens Street, the young man who climbed out of it with a colorful lawnmower, or the woman wearing an ECAN shirt he spoke to. However, the eyes of thousands of people on the internet turned to Green River as Rodney Smith Jr. made his stop there as part of his journey to mow lawns in all 50 states. Smith is the founder of Raising Men and Women Lawn Care, an organization that mows lawns for free for the...

  • Happy 25th wedding anniversary, Youngs

    Apr 25, 2024

    Dustin and Andrea Young are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary. They were married on April 20, 1999 at the Little White Chapel in Las Vegas. They will be celebrating their silver anniversary with an upcoming trip to Belize. Both Dustin and Andrea grew up in Green River. Dustin's parents are Dean Young and LaDonna Carpenter. Andrea's parents are Donald and Cathie Irene. Dustin and Andrea met at a friend's house when they were teenagers, so they've known each other most of their lives....

  • Local students win at State Young Authors competition

    Craig Barringer, SCSD No. 2 Superintendent|Apr 25, 2024

    Eight talented students from Sweetwater County School District No. 2 emerged victorious at the state 2024 Young Authors competition! Two additional students received Honorable Mention recognition. Young Authors is a writing and poetry competition that begins at the local level. Winners then progress to the county level, and finally, the top entries from each county compete at the state level. SWCSD No. 2 students impressed the judges at every stage. At the elementary level, two students were...

  • Fighting for the gold medal

    Apr 18, 2024

    Mason Blazovich pushes hard to get ahead in one of the races for the 2024 Area II Summer Games for Special Olympics Wyoming. The Area II games took place in Rock Springs last Thursday, with local teams from Leap Services and Life Skills Wyoming going up against teams from Evanston and Jackson. The state summer games will take place in Gillette in May....

  • A "loving crash course" in Shakespeare

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Apr 18, 2024

    The works of William Shakespeare have previously come to life on the Western Wyoming Community College stage, but never quite in the way they will this weekend when the Western Theater Program presents "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] [again]." The concept behind the play is "three actors putting on all 37 plays of Shakespeare in 90 minutes," Director Eric de Lora explained. He added that the result ends up being "pretty intense and ridiculous." The actors admit...

  • Man vs. Machine in Actors' Mission's Page to Stage event

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Apr 18, 2024

    The battle of Man vs. Machine is coming to the stage this weekend thanks to the Actors' Mission. For the second time, the local theater company is hosting a 24-hour playwriting event, only this time with a twist. Most of the one-act plays will be written by humans, but one play will be written by AI. Members of the Actors' Mission had been wanting to put on another 24-hour page to stage experience after the success of the first event in August 2022. "It really meets the mission," Nina Tyler, an...

  • Sharing art through ink

    Apr 11, 2024

    Robin Kelly of Black Magnolia Ink gives a new tattoo to one of the attendees at Sweetwater Inkfest 2024. The annual tattoo convention took place last weekend at the Sweetwater Events Complex. Kelly was one of many local tattoo artists who participated, and other artists traveled to be part of the event....

  • Providing mental health care in Green River

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Apr 11, 2024

    Efforts to bring more and better mental health resources to Green River have taken a step forward with the opening of a new location for High Point Counseling. A ribbon cutting ceremony for the new location at 541 E Flaming Gorge Way Suite E was hosted on Monday. The staff of High Point was joined by the Green River Chamber and Hole in the Wall Gang, City of Green River representatives, and friends and supporters. Everyone gathered to cut the ribbon, eat cupcakes, take part in giveaways, and...

  • Expedition Academy High School student wins statewide writing contest

    Expedition Academy Press Release|Apr 11, 2024

    People here in Wyoming take the Code of the West very seriously. Whether it is called "The Code of the West," "10 Principles to Live By," or "Cowboy Ethics," the concepts are the same. While the Code itself was never put to print until Zane Grey's 1934 novel, "The Code of the West," it was the centerpiece of culture for the brave souls who pioneered the vast forests, mountains, and plains of the American West. Elements such as integrity, hard work, self-reliance, loyalty, and respect were paramo...

  • Eagles support GRHS Softball

    Apr 11, 2024

    The Sweetwater #2350 Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary recently presented a $1,500 check to the Green River High School Wolves Softball team. The funds were raised during the Eagles Club's Steak Dinner event, which the softball team helped serve. The proceeds and tips from the dinner were given back to the team. Eagles Auxiliary members who presented the check were, from left, Lisa Prime, Debbie Beaver, Dottie Lacquement and Kelly Lundgren....

  • Hospital receives grants, doctor joins committee

    Deb Sutton, MHSC Marketing Director|Apr 11, 2024

    Cancer center receives WBCI grant A grant for $7,350 recently was awarded to Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County's Sweetwater Regional Cancer Center by the Wyoming Breast Cancer Initiative. The grant provides money for a Navigation and Wellness Program. The program includes helping breast cancer patients with gas cards, hotel vouchers, and offering classes to patients and survivors to help with physical, mental, emotional and social well-being. Those classes will include a six-week yoga...

  • Exciting Easter discoveries

    Apr 4, 2024

    Kids and families braved the cold and came out in force to Expedition Island last week for an Easter Egg Hunt....

  • Making space for those who served

    Hannah Romero, Editor|Apr 4, 2024

    The sky was overcast and the air was cold when a small group of veterans, supporters, and workers gathered on the morning of Good Friday to place the second columbarium for veterans in place at Riverview Cemetery. The columbarium was covered in tarps on the back of a semi truck, with a crane from the John Bunning Transfer Co. nearby. Those standing by waited patiently while steel plates were brought in to put under the crane so it wouldn't sink into the dirt as it lifted the 18,000-pound...

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