Week of July 18, 2024

  • County hears WYDOT construction update

    Hannah Romero, Editor

    While several construction projects are in full swing around Sweetwater County this summer, the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) has construction plans for not just this year, but the next several years. WYDOT District 3 Construction Engineer Peter Stinchcomb gave a presentation to the Board of County Commissioners during the July 16 meeting to go over the annual State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) update. This annual presentation highlights current and future highway...

Local cowboy rides toward his dreams

Danielle Salas, Contributor

A Green River cowboy has been chasing his dreams and is now gaining attention at the national level. Jacob Cook, a 2024 Green River High School graduate, has been involved with rodeo for most of his life. This week he is competing with Team Wyoming during the National High School Finals Rodeo. The 76th National High School Finals Rodeo kicked off on Sunday at the Sweetwater County Events Complex. Primarily held in Rock Springs, with shooting competitions held in Green River, this is the seventh...

Shockwave Softball teams compete at State

The Green River Shockwave 14U girls softball team competed at the Wyoming State Softball Tournament in Gillette last weekend. The girls fought hard and took third place during the tournament. The Green River Shockwave 12U girsl softball team also competed at the Wyoming State Softball Tournament in Gillette. The girls battled and claimed fifth place during the...

  • Wyo. officials respond to Trump shooting

    Staff Report

    Wyoming's elected officials responded to the attempted assassination of Former President Donald Trump last Saturday with concern and condemnation of political violence. Governor Mark Gordon released the following statement on Saturday: "President Trump, his family and the families of the victims of today's shooting are in our prayers. We are thankful for the professional and quick response of the Secret Service. This is truly a sad day for our Republic, and should serve as a wake-up call for...

  • Our View: Violent words lead to violent actions

    Over the past few years, it’s been increasingly obvious that we’re living through events that will be major chapters in history books someday. Last Saturday we all witnessed another history-making moment when Former President and current Presidential Candidate Donald Trump was shot in an assassination attempt during a campaign rally in Pennsylvania. While it seems miraculous that the former president, inches away from being killed, was only grazed on the ear, it is also horrific that one rally attender was killed and two others were...

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