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 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...

 By David Martin    County    March 29, 2017 

WYDOT work fixes I-80 cracks

Almost three years after centerline cracks developed on both Interstate 80’s east and west lanes between Green River and Rock Springs, the Wyoming Department of Transportation is fixing the...

 By Staff Report    County    March 29, 2017 

Man shoots himself near Wamsutter

Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Deputies, along with investigators from the Rawlins Police Department, determined a man who had driven himself to Wamsutter and reported he was shot had actually done it himself. According to a media release from the...

 By David Martin    County    March 22, 2017

Hospital moves forward weeks after CEO, board resignations

In the weeks following a major shakeup at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County, the employees continue to work on solving problems regarding the hospital’s cash reserves, as well as maintaining...

 By David Martin    County    March 8, 2017

County expects another 10% budget cut

Another 10 percent reduction is expected to occur for the 2017-2018 budget, but county officials are hopeful the worst is behind the county. “It is what it is,” Commissioner Don Van Matre, said. A...

 By Stephanie Thompson    County    March 8, 2017

Free haircuts help families

It only takes a few snips of a scissors or passes with a clippers to make a big difference in one’s appearance. Last week, Green River and Rock Springs Head Start students received free hair cuts...

 By David Martin    County    March 8, 2017

Report: tourism brought $167.4 million

Tourism spending in Sweetwater County has declined in from the past two years, but still brought in approximately $167.4 million in 2015 according to a report from the Sweetwater County Joint Travel...

 By David Martin    County    March 1, 2017

Former Sublette Co. sheriff found guilty

By DAVID MARTIN Editor A former Sublette County Sheriff was found guilty of four charges filed against him as a result of actions he took immediately following his election in 2014. According to the...

 By StEPHANIE THOMPSON    County    February 22, 2017

Two more added to hospital board

Two more community members were appointed to serve on the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County’s Board. During the Sweetwater County Commissioners Tuesday morning meeting, the board appointed...

 By Staff Report    County    February 15, 2017

Body recovered at Anvil Draw

Divers helped recover the body of a Utah resident at Anvil Draw Sunday morning who died after falling through the ice. The incident occurred Saturday when 59-year-old Rebecca Weston of Plain City, Utah, fell through the ice while riding an ATV....

 By David Martin    County    February 15, 2017

Hospital financial plan criticized by county

A financial plan designed to cut costs and reserve declining reserves at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County was met with severe criticism by the Sweetwater County Commissioners last week. The...

 County    February 15, 2017

Scam warning issued by Sheriff

A telephone scam that was in circulation in Sweetwater County several years ago has now resurfaced, though with a new twist. Sheriff Mike Lowell said that swindlers are calling people and identifying themselves as either law enforcement officers or...

 By Stephanie Thompson    County    February 8, 2017

Man faces felonies for alleged sex with a minor

A Green River accused of having sex with a 14-year-old girl pleaded innocent to several felony charges. Rhett T. Burge, 20, recently appeared in the Third District Court of Judge Nena James at an arra... Full story

 By David Martin    County    February 8, 2017

Ethics questioned at county hospital

A conflict of interest is alleged at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County, stemming from a business relationship between a member of the administration team and a local media company. Gary Collins,...

 By David Martin    County    February 8, 2017

Lawsuit filed against county

A payment dispute between the Sweetwater County Commissioners and the Combined Communications Joint Powers Board has resulted in a lawsuit filed against the county. The board issued a statement from...

 By David Martin    County    February 8, 2017

Hospital won't see layoffs

Tuesday was a tumultuous day at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County, but employees can breathe a sigh relief as staff layoffs will not occur. Rumors circulating amongst hospital staff had reached...

 By Stephanie Thompson    County    January 25, 2017

Alleged drunk driver faces felony charges

A man accused of vehicular homicide after his friend died in a car crash pleaded not guilty to the felony charge. Tyler W. Jones, 24, of Rock Springs appeared in the Third District Court of Judge...

 By From the Wyoming Game and Fish Department    County    January 25, 2017

Winter weather will impact wildlife

There’s no doubt the recent bitter cold winter conditions are impacting people and wildlife in southwest Wyoming, but there is still a bright side to the daunting winter weather conditions, thanks to some volunteers and the good folks at Wyoming...

 By David Martin    County    January 11, 2017

Councilman thinks online sales tax will help cities' budget slumps

A Rock Springs City Councilman believes increased internet shopping has resulted in sales tax declines seen in both Green River and Rock Springs. David Halter, a councilman who works as the...

 By David Martin    County    January 4, 2017

County takes side in lands battle

Sweetwater County is siding with a growing group of concerned residents and organizations against the idea of a transfer of federal lands to the state government. A battle over public lands has... Full story

 By David Martin    County    December 28, 2016

Green River, county year in review

The last year was a busy one in Green River. During the elections, Mark Peterson decided to seek higher office as a Sweetwater County commissioner and declined to run for his spot on the Green River C...

 By Staff Report    County    December 28, 2016

Game and Fish report successes in 2016

Black-footed ferrets, mule deer migrations, and grizzly bear management were among the top issues in 2016 for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. “It’s been a memorable year for Wyoming’s wildlife and those who support this incredible...

 By Staff Report    County    December 21, 2016

Drive carefully on Wyoming roads

Wyoming’s notorious winters are marked by some of the most severe durations of snowfall, freezing rain and blowing snow. Western Wyoming’s winter conditions are severe and unlike any other region, with winds exceeding sustained speeds of 30-40 mi...

 By David Martin    County    December 7, 2016

Stabbing, car chase occur during week

The Green River Police Department responded to an alleged stabbing early Sunday morning. At about 1:04 a.m., the GRPD responded to an undisclosed residence on West Teton Boulevard. The report...

 By David Martin    County    December 7, 2016

County funds generator at complex

The Sweetwater County Commissioners decided to help fund the purchase of an emergency generator for the Sweetwater County Events Complex, as well as costs associated with installing the unit. The... Full story


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