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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... Full story

 
 By David Martin    County    November 15, 2017 

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... Full story

 

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'...

 

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... Full story

 

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...

 

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...

 

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