Green River Star -

By David Martin

County funding sought for sculpture


The Sweetwater County Commissioners listened to a request for funding from the Green River Arts Council to help erect a bronze statue in the city’s Mining Memorial Park Tuesday.

Despite commitments from Reid West and Don Van Matre to personally donate to the statue’s creation, the board requested time to consider the request. Discussion after the arts council’s presentation indicates the county is weary of donating tax money for a project within Green River.

“We have to be very careful on what we support and how much because it’s all of the people’s money,” Van Matre said. Com...

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