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Sixth-penny tax to be removed soon

By STEPHANIE THOMPSON People Editor The Special Purpose Use Tax, also known as the sixth-penny tax, will stop April 1. During the Sweetwater County Commissioners meeting Tuesday morning, Chairman Reid...

 

Legislator wants eased CBD laws

A Green River legislator seeks to ease restrictions for patients to legally purchase CBD, an oil extract from hemp plants its proponents claim can be used to treat a variety of medical problems. Stan...

 

Bill proposes license plate for wildlife connectivity

The Muley Fanatics Foundation is drumming up support for a legislative bill that would help create wildlife crossings through the purchase of special license plates. The bill, known as House Bill 39,...

 

BLM responds to county letter

The Bureau of Land Management responded to the Sweetwater County Commissioners letter about the removal of juniper trees on Little Mountain with a letter of its own. After reading this letter, Commiss... Full story

 

Girl found safe on Interstate 80

An early morning commute to work Monday resulted in the rescue of a girl suffering from hypothermia. According to Stephanie Harsha, public involvement specialist for the Wyoming Department of... Full story

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    County    January 3, 2018

Assessor plans retirement

It’s never easy saying goodbye; and for Sweetwater County Assessor Pat Drinkle, she’ll say goodbye to her staff Feb. 3. Drinkle announced her intent to retire Tuesday morning, submitting a letter...

 

Detention center gets 2 officers

Sweetwater County Sheriff Mike Lowell was given the go ahead to hire two additional full-time sworn detention officers. During the Sweetwater County Commissioners meeting Tuesday morning, the...

 
 By Staff Report    County    January 3, 2018

Star receives county designee

Sweetwater County residents looking for legal information from the county government will be able to find it in pages of this newspaper. The Sweetwater County Commissioners named the Green River Star its newspaper designee for 2018 after a unanimous...

 

Security officer position approved

Even though several options were presented to the Sweetwater County Commissioners on how to staff the Third District Court and new Justice Center, only one additional position was approved at the...

 

Airport name change is 1 step closer

The Sweetwater County Commission agrees that Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport is a good name to the rename airport. During the Sweetwater County Commissioners meeting Tuesday morning, the... Full story

 

Commissioners approve juvenile probation position

Despite the numbers not adding up, the Sweetwater County Commissioners approved a motion to restaff a clerical position in Juvenile Probation. With a four-one vote, the motion to restaff the position...

 
 By Brie Blasi    County    December 13, 2017

Echoes from the Bluffs: Museum celebrates 50 years

Founded in 1967, the Sweetwater County Historical Museum is celebrating its fiftieth birthday in 2017. To commemorate their golden jubilee, the museum has created a special exhibit highlighting its history, its role in the community, and the people...

 

Santa Claus on display at RS museum

The Rock Springs Historical Museum staff has put the Marguerite Santa on display for the holidays, in his traditional spot in front of the firehouse doors. Viewers can stop and watch the small...

 

Airport name change proposed

Deciding whether or not to change the airport’s name to something more regional was a topic of discussion the Sweetwater County Commissioners weren’t ready to make a decision on just yet. During...

 

Tree removal addressed

The dead trees on Little Mountain have been a concern for one Sweetwater County Commissioner for a long time, but now the whole board is ready to address the issue. During a recent Sweetwater County...

 

Airport reports increased numbers

The Rock Springs/Sweetwater County Airport’s passenger numbers are up and the manager is hoping this trend will continue. During a recent Sweetwater County Commissioners meeting, airport manager Dev...

 

Employees to receive incentive

Sweetwater County’s full-time employees will have something extra to be thankful for this Thanksgiving since the commissioners approved a one-time incentive. The commissioners voted Tuesday morning...

 

Firefighters take on 2nd Tipton fire

Sweetwater County firefighters took on a second fire near Tipton early Tuesday morning. According to Sweetwater County Fire Warden Mike Bournazian, the fire was reported by a nearby Union Pacific train, as well as travellers along Interstate 80.... Full story

 

Trees ailing at county courthouse

The Sweetwater County Commissioners voiced opposition to cutting down trees in front of the county courthouse. Last week, Karen Bailey, head of custodial services for the county, said the evergreen trees are in bad shape and may need to be pulled...

 

County initiates ozone plan

A voluntary plan to help mitigate ozone levels in northern Sweetwater County was met with some resistance from one county commissioner, claiming the ozone amounts are fabricated numbers. The Ozone...

 

County may bill UP for fire costs

The county may bill the Union Pacific Railroad over costs associated with fighting a wildfire east of Rock Springs. Two weeks ago, the county fire department was dispatched to fight a fire near...

 

Sales tax revenue elevated

While school districts in the county grapple with the possibility of funding cuts, the cities are breathing a sigh of relief. Since June, sales tax revenues collected has increased from previous...

 

More elk poached

A few more elk have been reportedly poached, with two cow elk killed in Hunt Area 100, about a mile and a half north west of Exit 136 on I-80, along Black Butte Road. The two elk were found and...

 

Commissioners asked to challenge DEQ

A resident who claims a simple septic-system request has turned into a Department of Environmental Quality nightmare asked the Sweetwater County Commissioners to take on the DEQ for him. After a...

 

Fire stopped east of Rock Springs

The Sweetwater County Fire Department, along with firefighters from other jurisdictions, battled a 400-acre wildland fire east of Rock Springs Sunday evening. According to Mike Bournazian, the county'...

 

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