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Local carbon capture project expects to be world's largest

Sweetwater County is slated to become home to the world’s largest atmospheric carbon removal project within eight years, though the two companies planning the project, dubbed Project Bison, aren’t yet publicizing exactly where it will be located....

 

GR schools build up mental wellness sources

Sweetwater County School District No. 2 has new programming related to mental wellness this school year thanks to funding provided by the American Rescue Plan, a stimulus bill passed by Congress in 2021 that provided $303 million to help Wyoming...

 

GR students outpace state in latest test scores

Students in Sweetwater County School District No. 2 continue to do better on Wyoming’s standardized tests than the average Wyoming student, according to the latest batch of data released Tuesday by the Wyoming Department of Education. Under the...

 

Nonprofit scrutiny

Amid the Rock Springs Young at Heart’s ongoing lawsuit to recover more than $1 million it claimed its former executive director embezzled from the organization, Sweetwater County Commissioner Roy Lloyd said the county should exercise greater...

 

Mill levy would raise at least $80K for conservation

A handful of voters in Sweetwater County will decide in November whether the Little Snake River Conservation District will assess up to 1 mill on lands within its newly expanded boundaries, which now...

 

County tempers admin talks; three new commissioners to join board

Two-thirds of the Sweetwater County Commission seats will change in January after incumbent Commissioners Roy Lloyd and Jeffrey Smith lost their re-election bids during Tuesday’s Republican primary. Commissioner Randy “Doc” Wendling, whose...

 

New school board member appointed

The school board of Sweetwater County School District No. 2 voted Tuesday evening to appoint Daniel Flom to fill a vacated seat on the board. The term runs through November and Flom will need to run...

 

Municipalities, hospitals receive $159K from excess SPT revenue

After vendors collected $169,123 in excess sales tax revenue, communities and hospitals in Sweetwater County received a small bonus from the 1% special purpose tax that was in effect from 2013 to 2018. The 1% SPT was approved by voters in 2012 and in...

 
 By Daniel Bendtsen    News    April 29, 2021

Ambulance services are on life support

The historic revenue crisis facing Wyoming’s state, county and municipal governments is threatening to claim yet another casualty: universally available ambulance service. The state-wide problem is perhaps most acute in Fremont County, where a...

 
 By Daniel Bendtsen    News    July 15, 2020

University expects 20% enrollment drop this fall

LARAMIE — The University of Wyoming is expecting to have about 1,900 fewer students enroll this fall than were enrolled at the university in fall 2019. UW had 6,212 undergraduates enroll for fall 2019 and, according to preliminary headcounts, that...

 
 By Daniel Bendtsen    News    March 11, 2020

Legislature gives UW 'standard' budget

LARAMIE — Barring any dramatic line-item vetoes from Gov. Mark Gordon, the University of Wyoming’s base support from the Legislature for the upcoming fiscal biennium will be essentially unchanged from its current status. While there’s a dollar...

 

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