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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...

 
 By Staff Report    County    June 20, 2018

Lloyd seeks commissioners office

A Green River resident has decided to seek election to the Sweetwater County Board of County Commissioners. Roy Lloyd, a 14-year resident of the county, said he wants to forge new relationships and...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    County    June 13, 2018

Republicans face choices on ballot

Voters will have a few decisions to make during the upcoming primary election Aug. 21. A number of local and state races will be impacted by the primary results, which will serve to whittle down the n...

 
 By Staff Report    County    June 13, 2018

RS attorney suspended

A Rock Springs attorney was suspended by the Wyoming Supreme Court for rule violations of the Wyoming Rules of Professional Conduct. According to a press release, Robert Hiatt Jr., was issued an order of 30-day suspension to begin July 2. According...

 

Parimutuel wagering moves forward

Green River is one step closer to having parimutuel wagering coming to the city. During the Sweetwater County Commissioners meeting Tuesday morning, the Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution...

 
 By Staff Report    County    June 6, 2018

Republican seeks election as clerk

A Republican candidate is seeking to become the next Sweetwater County Clerk. Cindy Lane announced her candidacy in an email to the Green River Star. Lane, who lives in Rock Springs, currently serves the Sweetwater County Republican Party as its...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    County    May 30, 2018

Candidate filing continues

As filing continues for local and state offices, a number of races have developed for Green River City Council and Sweetwater County Commissioner. The election filing period ends June 1. Green River...

 

County shines on solar farm

With a unanimous vote from the Sweetwater County Commissioners, the county will now be the first in the state to have a solar farm. The Commissioners recently approved a conditional use permit for Swe...

 
 By Staff Report    County    May 23, 2018

Re-election sought in House District 60

Representative John Freeman, D-Green River, is seeking re-election to his House District 60 seat. Freeman has served HD 60 in the Wyoming House since winning his first election in 2010. During Freeman’s tenure as a representative, he has served on...

 

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