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 By David Martin    County    August 15, 2018 

Agencies seek impact funds

A new transmission line project cutting through southwest Wyoming will bring workers to the area, as well as impact funding to four counties. Last week, representatives of various local governments...

 
 By David Martin    County    August 15, 2018 

Criticism mounts for Bank of the West

The Sweetwater County Commissioners aren’t the only ones upset with Bank of the West’s announcement to not fund certain oil-and-gas industry businesses. U.S. Sen. John Barrasso and Wyoming...

 

Tax figures finalized

Sweetwater County is going to receive about $2.37 million due to a tax error. In July, the Sweetwater County Commissioners were notified by the Department of Revenue that a Sweetwater County vendor...

 

Bank angers commissioners

The Sweetwater County Commissioners feel as though Bank of the West Corporate has waged war against them when it declared it would no longer support certain businesses in the oil and gas and coal...

 
 By David Martin    County    August 1, 2018

Sweetwater County burns

Several large wildfires started in Sweetwater County, burning thousands of acres of land. According to Sweetwater County Fire Warden Mike Bournazian, multiple wildfires were reported Saturday,...

 

Tax error benefits county

A tax error will give Sweetwater County about $2.37 million, but how it will be divided among the towns and cities is still unclear. During a recent Sweetwater County Commissioners meeting, county...

 
 By David Martin    County    July 25, 2018

Governor helps open county facilities

Governor Matt Mead made an appearance in Sweetwater County last week to celebrate the completion of several Sweetwater County facilities. Mead flew to Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport near Rock Spri...

 

Lodging tax nearly dies Tues.

In an unexpected move by the Sweetwater County Commissioners, the commissioners almost defeated the lodging tax initiative by not acting at all. Initially when the resolution was reviewed, chairman...

 
 By David Martin    County    July 18, 2018

Concerns grow for Greater Little Mountain area

Concerns continue to grow regarding proposed oil and gas leases the Bureau of Land Management intends to sell in the Greater Little Mountain area. Large portions of the area were listed in a fourth...

 
 By David Martin    County    July 18, 2018

State assessor job sought by Winters

A Republican member of the Wyoming House seeks election as the next Wyoming State Auditor. Nathan Winters, a pastor from Thermopolis, wants to provide efficient and transparent service in the State...

 

Human trafficking charges dismissed

A Rock Springs man accused of attempting to commit human trafficking had all charges against him dismissed. In the case against Guadalupe J. Chavez-Arellano, 54, the state sent motion to dismiss witho...

 

Move over law takes effect

Motorists will not only have to move over for emergency responder vehicles, but official vehicles. The new move over law, which went into effect July 1, requires motorists to move over for maintenance...

 
 By Staff Report    County    July 11, 2018

Rubeck seeks election

The owner of the Fish Bowl Restaurant and Bowling Center wants to become the next Sweetwater County Assessor. Perri Rubeck, a Republican, thinks changes need to be made in local government and in the assessor’s office. “The assessor’s office...

 
 By David Martin    County    July 5, 2018

Lease sale worries advocates

An oil and gas lease auction set to start July 11 has members of the Wyoming Outdoor Council concerned about possible drilling in sensitive areas located in Sweetwater County. An auction hosted by...

 

County to enter lawsuit

Sweetwater County will join other Wyoming and Utah counties in a class-action lawsuit against the Federal Government to recover money owned under the Payments in Lieu of Taxes Act. During the...

 
 By David Martin    County    July 5, 2018

Firefighters respond to landfill fire

A landfill fire near Manila, Utah, required assistance from the Sweetwater County Fire Department last week. At about 5:30 p.m., Wednesday night, the Manila Fire Department contacted county fire...

 
 By David Martin    County    June 27, 2018

Agreement dies during hearing

A proposed plea agreement fell through Friday afternoon after Ryan Flatten failed to follow through with the guilty pleas as outlined in the agreement. Flatten was arrested earlier this year in...

 
 By Staff Report    County    June 27, 2018

Utah resident dies at Flaming Gorge

A 48-year-old Utah man drowned while competing in a fishing derby Saturday afternoon. The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office identified the man as Lance Heninger of North Ogden, Utah. According to the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office, Heninger...

 

Future of 6th-penny tax unclear

It’s still unclear whether or not a sixth-penny tax initiative will form in time for this year’s election, but some officials have already voiced opposition to it. During a recent Sweetwater...

 
 By David Martin    County    June 20, 2018

Fire danger is high now

Scott Kitchner, fire chief at Sweetwater County Fire District No. 1, hopes the upcoming July 4th holiday isn’t like last year. For firefighters throughout the county, the day was filled with fire...

 
 By Staff Report    County    June 20, 2018

Resident vies for clerk

A Green River resident announced she will challenge incumbent Donnalee Bobak for Sweetwater County Clerk of District Court. Annette Eychner, a Democrat, issued a campaign announcement last week. "I...

 
 By Staff Report    County    June 20, 2018

Republican sets sights on sheriff

A 21-year veteran of the Sweetwater County Sheriff's Office announced his intent to campaign for Sweetwater County Sheriff. John Grossnickle, a Republican originally from Cheyenne, holds a bachelor...

 
 By Staff Report    County    June 20, 2018

Barbuto campaigns for county commissioner

A former state legislator seeks election to the Sweetwater County Board of County Commissioners. Rock Springs resident Joe Barbuto, a Democrat, announced his intent to run last week in a press release...

 

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