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 By Staff Report    County    July 26, 2017

Brush fire contained

A fire at Little Bitter Creek Road has been contained after burning about 30 acres of land southwest of Rock Springs. According to a media release from the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office, the cause of the day-long fire is under investigation...

 By Staff Report    News    July 26, 2017

Bid for governor's office announced

Despite the 2018 primary election being more than a year away, a Sheridan man has already announced his intent to run for Wyoming’s highest office. Bill Dahlin announced his candidacy in a media release sent Tuesday evening. Dahlin created the...

 By Staff Report    Sports    July 26, 2017

GR's Taylor earns 4th win of his racing season

Zac Taylor was on a mission July 15 at I-76 Speedway in Fort Morgan, Colo., where he dominated to score his fourth win of the season. Taylor won his heat race after starting fourth to open the night. He then led every lap and at times had over half...

 By Staff Report    County    July 12, 2017

Lightning strike, fire reported west of RS

A fire set off by a lightning strike caused a power outage in the Purple Sage area west of Rock Springs Monday morning. Sweetwater County deputy sheriffs and firefighters were advised of a power pole on fire early Monday morning, resulting in a...

 By Staff Report    Sports    June 28, 2017

TV hunter sentenced for poaching

A reality television star recently plead guilty to poaching charges, which resulted in his hunting privileges being revoked for two years, a suspended jail sentence, one and a half years of probation and a $23,000 fine. Billy A. Busbice Jr. of Olla,...

 By Staff Report    Sports    June 28, 2017

Cheer, golf coaches hired at GRHS

Two new coaches were hired to head up the golf and cheer programs at Green River High School, according to information sent by Anthony Beardsley, athletics director for Sweetwater County School District No. 2. Karly Eyre was selected to be the new...

 By Staff Report    Sports    June 14, 2017

Utah Jazz hosts basketball clinic

Green River’s kids have a chance to up their basketball game under tutelage from a former Utah Jazz player Thursday. The Green River Parks and Recreation Department will host the free basketball clinic hosted by Bryon Russell at the Green River...

 By Staff Report    Sports    June 7, 2017

Competition heats up at speedway

Racing came hard and fast at Sweetwater Speedway during the Memorial Day Weekend. The first races of the year brought racers and fans from Utah, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Colorado and Wyoming together for three days of racing. Starting the show May...

 By Staff Report    County    May 24, 2017

10 Green River residents arrested in meth bust

Ten Green River residents were arrested as part of an methamphetamine ring investigation throughout Southwest Wyoming and Utah. According to a release from the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office, the investigation focused on a Green River-based...

 By Staff Report    Sports    May 24, 2017

Racer wins 1st 2017 event

Green River’s Zac Taylor recorded his first 2017 win in Colorado May 13. Racing at the El Paso County Raceway in his family-owned 305ci winged sprint car, he ended the night on top in that division. He also competed in the midget car division to a...

 By Staff Report    City    May 10, 2017

Person harms self at District Court hearing

An unidentified inmate of the Sweetwater County Detention Center attempted to harm himself during a court hearing in Green River Friday morning. According to a media release from the sheriff’s office, the incident occurred in Judge Nena James’...

 By Staff Report    People    May 10, 2017

Police department plans junior academy

County residents between the ages of 12 and 17 have a chance to see how the Green River Police Department operates. The department will host its Junior Citizen’s Academy June 6-9 from 8 a.m., to 5 p.m., and will accept applications to the academy...

 By Staff Report    News    April 26, 2017

Daggett County Sheriff resigns from office

Daggett County Sheriff Jerry Jorgensen resigned from his post Sunday after an investigation into allegations of prisoner mistreatment at the Daggett County Jail. According to a media release from the Daggett County Sheriff’s Office, Jorgensen’s r...

 By Staff Report    People    April 26, 2017

Students fare well at state art symposium

Staff Report Green River High School art teachers Denise Mosley, Shane Steiss and Sonja Higgins are impressed with how their students did at the Wyoming High School State Art Symposium. “We had another great year with some talented artists who took...

 By Staff Report    County    April 19, 2017

Hospital opens clinic Monday

Staff report Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County will open its new clinic in Rock Springs Monday, which will house physicians practicing family medicine and occupational medicine. The clinic is located at 3000 College Hill in Rock Springs. The...

 By Staff Report    County    March 29, 2017

Man shoots himself near Wamsutter

Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Deputies, along with investigators from the Rawlins Police Department, determined a man who had driven himself to Wamsutter and reported he was shot had actually done it himself. According to a media release from the...

 By Staff Report    People    March 29, 2017

Democrats elect new officers

Two Green River residents were elected to lead Sweetwater County Democrats during the 2017-2019 term. The two are Cathy Denman, who will serve as the state committeewoman and Todd Herreid, who was elected as state committeeman. They join new...

 By Staff Report    Sports    March 22, 2017

Hall of fame committee seeks nominations

It’s a group representing both the cream of the crop in Green River High School athletics and many individuals who earned great success after their high school years. The school district’s athletics office now seeks recommendations to add to this...

 By Staff Report    City    March 8, 2017

Vehicle drives into house

A vehicle drove into a Green River residence Friday morning. According to a release from the Green River Police Department, officers and emergency responders were dispatched to the residence at 695... Full story

 By Staff Report    City    March 1, 2017

Scammers claim to work with sheriff

County residents may get a call from someone seeking donations and claiming to be from the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office, but the caller is a swindler according to the sheriff’s office. In a media release issued Wednesday, Sheriff Mike...

 By Staff Report    City    March 1, 2017

Lucky ticket bought in GR

A Powerball ticket purchased at Maverik turned out to be a $100,000 payday for a lucky Mills resident. Curtis Reid purchased the ticket Feb. 21 while in Green River. Reid is a truck driver for Food Bank of the Rockies, a program supplying food to foo...


Body recovered at Anvil Draw

Divers helped recover the body of a Utah resident at Anvil Draw Sunday morning who died after falling through the ice. The incident occurred Saturday when 59-year-old Rebecca Weston of Plain City, Utah, fell through the ice while riding an ATV....

 By Staff Report    City    February 1, 2017

Feeding deer can result in fines

During the past week, the Green River Police Department has dealt with a few calls regarding residents feeding deer, an activity against city ordnance. Feeding deer was a controversial topic in the past. The city council banned the feeding of deer...

 By Staff Report    News    January 25, 2017

Search suspended for fisherman

The search for a missing fisherman believed to have drown while unloading his boat at Cedar Springs Marina near Dutch John, Utah, was suspended due the worsening weather and equipment problems. The Daggett County Sheriff’s Office hopes to bring in...

 By Staff Report    City    January 18, 2017

City seeks grants for Greenbelt, tree inventory

The Greenbelt might see some renovations if the city receives a $50,000 grant. Tuesday night, the Green River City Council approved a request to apply for a Doppelt Trail Development Fund grant. According to information provided to the council, the...


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