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Commissioner claims board was corrupted

Once again, the state of the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County came up during the Sweetwater County Commissioners meeting last week. During the commissioner’s comments portion of the meeting,...

 

Counseling service may get building

Representatives from Southwest Counseling Services will pursue acquiring a donated building to house psychiatric and telehealth services. During the Sweetwater County Commissioners meeting Tuesday mor...

 

Sweetwater Cable TV sold

The longtime owners of Sweetwater Cable TV have decided to sell their business to a Utah-based company, ending 64 years of involvement in the cable business they built from the ground up. All West...

 

Mine purchase finalized

Genesis Energy L.P. announced Friday it completed its acquisition of the Tronox Alkali mine west of Green River. “We’re expecting business as usual,” Dave Caplan, director of corporate...

 
 By David Martin    County    August 23, 2017

County pays voucher from Kolb

The Sweetwater County Commissioners voted in favor to approve a voucher from Alpha Petroleum, a company owned and operated by Commissioner John Kolb. The voucher, totaling $933.75, was for two tests...

 
 By David Martin    County    August 23, 2017

Hospital finances improve

Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County ended its fiscal year with 91 days of cash on hand, meaning it will not default on its bond issue. During a presentation Tuesday evening, Interim CEO Irene...

 

Drunk driver goes to prison

A drunk driver whose friend died in a car crash will serve more than a decade in prison. Tyler W. Jones, 24, of Rock Springs appeared in the Third District Court of Judge Richard Lavery at a...

 
 By David Martin    County    August 16, 2017

County seeks money through audits

In an attempt to secure additional funding to the county, the Sweetwater County Commissioners agreed to contract with a Cheyenne-based consulting firm to audit oil and gas production figures reported...

 

Urologist joins MHSC

With a love of the outdoors and ties to the area, Dr. Cody R. Christensen is a perfect fit for Sweetwater County. The urologist has joined the team at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County and will join Dr. Wallace Curry in the hospital’s Urology...

 
 By Staff Report    County    August 16, 2017

Eclipse party planned at events complex

Residents will have a chance to learn about the solar eclipse Monday morning during a party hosted by the Sweetwater County Travel and Tourism Board. Party Near the Eclipse takes place at the Sweetwater County Events Complex from 8:30-11:30 a.m. The...

 

WYDOT expects eclipse traffic, tourists

The Wyoming Department of Transportation will use its overhead message signs, stop some construction projects, temporarily stop oversize and overweight loads from driving through the state, have extra personnel on hand to handle the increase in...

 

MHSC prepares for eclipse

Dehydration, altitude sickness and car crash trauma are just a few of the potential health issues Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County could be called upon to help with during the days leading up to, the day of and the days following the total sola...

 
 By David Martin    County    August 9, 2017

Hazy skies raise health concerns

Hazy skies have become a common sight throughout Southwestern Wyoming as smoke from numerous fires in the western United States and Canada comes through the area. The smoke has resulted in healthcare...

 
 By David Martin    County    August 2, 2017

County disputes finding

A letter from Sweetwater County responding to a draft assessment of the Ashley National Forest disputes findings that the forest and Flaming Gorge are minor contributors to the economic and social wel...

 
 By David Martin    County    August 2, 2017

Mill levies approved by county

The Sweetwater County Commissioners approved the annual mill levy distributions Tuesday morning. The mill levies represent property tax distributions to the county’s school districts, as well as...

 
 By David Martin    County    August 2, 2017

A piece of the $3.5 billion pie

An investment by Rocky Mountain Power will bring workers to Sweetwater County as part of a project to complete a segment of the Gateway West transmission line the company intends to complete in 2020....

 
 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...

 

Diocese helps PMO's state-wide suicide prevention efforts

The Episcopal Diocese of Wyoming and the Prevention Management Organization of Wyoming are excited to announce a new initiative to promote suicide prevention training across the state. For the past three years, the Diocese and the PMO have worked...

 
 By David Martin    County    July 12, 2017

County approves budget

A $185 million budget was passed by the Sweetwater County Commissioners last week, but disagreements regarding how the budget was formulated resulted in two commissioners voting against it. The...

 

GR man appointed to hospital board

On Thursday the newest member of the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County Board of Trustees took his oath of office. Green River resident Marty Kelsey was sworn into office by hospital board...

 
 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 David Martin    County    July 5, 2017

Expect to wait at courthouse

The line extended outside the Sweetwater County Courthouse's main entrance Friday afternoon. "We've made a few new friends here," Tasha Urbatsch, one of the many people waiting in line said....

 
 By David Martin    County    July 5, 2017

Fires ignite throughout county

Fires ignited across Sweetwater County during the weekend, many of them caused by fireworks or other man-made causes. One of the earliest fires to occur started at Lost Dog Saturday afternoon. The...

 

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