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WGFD investigates more elk poaching incidents

More instances of poaching have occurred during the past week in Southwest Wyoming, with three more elk reportedly poached near Little Mountain. According to information from the Wyoming Game and...

 

Sheriff's request tabled

The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s request to go ahead with the process of hiring six people was tabled by the Sweetwater County Commissioners Tuesday. After a lengthy discussion, the Commissioners vot... Full story

 

150th anniversary observed

Celebrating the county’s sesquicentennial anniversary, residents gathered in front of the Sweetwater County Courthouse Tuesday evening for the unveiling of a monument dedicated to the county’s 150...

 

Textile artist to show work

Western Wyoming Community College brings a world renowned textile artist to their campus art gallery. Eszter Bornenmisza’s work will be displayed through Nov. 17. The Hungarian artist originally pursued a career in mathematics, earning a PhD and... Full story

 

Wyo. Game and Fish plans grizzly bear talks

Green River residents will have a chance to talk with representatives from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department Nov. 29 about what they would like to learn and know about grizzly bears. The meeting will be part of a state-wide effort from the...

 

MHSC board makes interim CEO permanent

Irene Richardson, Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County’s interim CEO since February, was officially promoted to the position Wednesday after a unanimous decision by the hospital’s board of...

 

Help sought in poaching cases

A pair of poached elk discovered on Little Mountain has resulted in the Wyoming Game and Fish Department seeking help to identify the culprits. The elk were poached in Hunt Area 31 on Little Mountain...

 

Former board members defended

A former Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County board member called out the Sweetwater County Commission about a comment one of the commissioners made during a meeting last month.  During the meeting...

 

Triplett loses court appeal

A man who pleaded no contest to multiple charges related to the death of his infant daughter has lost his appeal when he failed to file a brief in time. Jacob Anthony Triplett, 29, of Rock Springs, wa...

 

All West seeks to improve internet speed

All West Communications plans to bring high-speed internet access to businesses and residents in Sweetwater County. During the Sweetwater County Commissioners meeting last week, the commissioners...

 

County approves asphalt permit

Thanks to a conditional use permit, Sweetwater County companies will have another choice when it comes to purchasing asphalt. During the Sweetwater County Commissioners meeting last week, the...

 

Lien filed against energy company

Work on a crude oil distillation and storage tank facility near Reliance has stopped after the company behind the project allegedly failed to pay a Utah-based firm working at the site. BH Inc., of...

 

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...

 

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