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 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...

 
 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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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....

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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