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 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...

 

Peru Hill bridge closed for repairs

The Wyoming Department of Transportation will be closing the Peru Cutoff Bridge over the railroad on County Road 4-37 near Green River Wrecking and Salvage Yard. The closure will tentatively begin July 5. Business accesses will be maintained over...

 
 By David Martin    County    June 21, 2017

Future WYDOT work planned

Green River residents will likely see more contractors for the Wyoming Department of Transportation doing work on roads near the city. While workers have been busy this week repairing portions of the...

 
 By David Martin    County    June 21, 2017

A mild fire season anticipated in county

With average precipitation and above average temperatures forecasted for the next few months, the upcoming fire season isn’t anticipated to be severe in Sweetwater County. Mike Bournazian, the...

 
 By David Martin    County    June 14, 2017

Airport project underway

Work has started on the new aviation terminal at the Rock Springs-Sweetwater County Airport. The project, which will cost $5.4 million, will replace a building originally constructed in the 1920s....

 

Murder conviction will be appealed

A man who pleaded no contest to stabbing another man to death in Rock Springs will serve a long prison sentence unless he wins his appeal. Charles K. Carter, 28, of North Carolina, who was charged wit...

 
 By David Martin    County    June 7, 2017

Castle Rock wants on rotation

Castle Rock Hospital District wants its ambulance service part of Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County’s transport rotation to help offset the ambulance service’s losses. During a meeting to dis...

 
 By David Martin    County    June 7, 2017

Museum plans commemoration

The 150th anniversary of Sweetwater County’s founding takes place in December and the Sweetwater County Historical Museum seeks to commemorate the milestone at the county courthouse. Speaking to the...

 
 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...

 

Tunnels will be cleaned this week

The Wyoming Department of Transportation will be cleaning and sweeping the Green River tunnels this week starting tomorrow, May 23. Work will begin on the eastbound tunnel and move to the westbound tunnel upon completion. Traffic will be reduced to... Full story

 

Innocence claimed in trafficking charge

A Rock Springs man accused of attempting to commit human trafficking claims he’s innocent. Guadalupe J. Chavez-Arellano, 53, appeared in the Third District Court of Judge Richard Lavery at an...

 
 By David Martin    County    May 17, 2017

Blowup over fireworks stand

A conditional use permit for a fireworks stand at the former Ted’s Supper Club building on Purple Sage Road is lighting tensions with other operators in the vicinity. The Sweetwater County...

 

Unknown soldier given a resting place

A soldier, whose remains were found near Green River in the 1980s was finally put to rest last Wednesday. According to Dana L. Pertermann, Western Wyoming Community College associate professor of...

 
 By David Martin    County    May 3, 2017

Building vacation discussed

Many commissioners are still convinced the county building at 731 C Street in Rock Springs can be converted to a hospice facility. The building, which houses the circuit court in Rock Springs, was...

 

Former VP sues hospital

The former senior vice president of Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County has filed a claim against the hospital claiming she’s entitled to a previously agreed upon severance package. Keri...

 
 By David Martin    County    April 26, 2017

Official abstains from vote

A county voucher approved to pay a company owned and operated by a Sweetwater County Commissioner illustrates how a politician’s personal business can get involved with the politician’s public off...

 
 By David Martin    County    April 19, 2017

County may initiate hiring freeze

With the Sweetwater County Commissioners asking county agencies to cut their budget requests by 10 percent, other means of keeping costs down during the next fiscal year are being investigated. One of...

 

Former CEO seeks nearly $600,000

The former CEO of Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County is suing the hospital and its board of trustees claiming he did not resign, but was terminated under an unlawful board. Gerald Klein filed the...

 
 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 David Martin    County    April 5, 2017

County airport sees positive increases

A Green River contractor was awarded a bid to build the new General Aviation Terminal at the Rock Springs-Sweetwater County Airport. A Pleasant Construction won the bid for the $5.84 million project,...

 
 By David Martin    County    March 29, 2017

Fisherman's body found

The body of a fisherman who disappeared from the boat ramp at Cedar Springs Marina in Utah in late January has been discovered more than two months later. Wednesday morning, the Daggett County...

 

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