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 By DAVID MARTIN    County    July 8, 2020 

Commissioners debate masks

Responding to a recent increase in COVID-19 infections, the Sweetwater County commissioners debated a resolution mandating people visiting county buildings to wear masks while inside, ultimately...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    City    July 8, 2020 

River Festival continues without shrimp boil dinner

(Full disclosure -- David Martin is a member of the Green River Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors) The shrimp boil won’t be taking place at River Festival this year as the event was canceled...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    County    July 8, 2020 

Historic warplanes visit county airport

Residents of Green River and Rock Springs were treated to an unusual sight in the skies Monday morning. Two World War II warbirds flew through the skies on their approach to the Southwest Wyoming Regi...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    People    July 8, 2020 

A return home

Dana Sykes hadn't seen her husband since his fall April 19. Chuck said he was feeling dizzy before he "locked up like a tree" and fell down the stairs in the Sykes' residence, hitting his head...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    County    July 1, 2020

Busy fire weekend expected

The upcoming holiday weekend is anticipated to be a busy one for firefighters. The Fourth of July holiday falls on a Saturday this year and Sweetwater County Fire Warden Mike Bournazian expects...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    County    July 1, 2020

Confusion over isolation, quarantine addressed

Confusion about the difference in quarantine and isolation orders prompted the Sweetwater County District Board of Health to help residents understand the difference and importance of both orders, as...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    County    July 1, 2020

Public health orders extended to July 15

As COVID-19 cases have spiked within Wyoming and Sweetwater County, with total 78 confirmed cases as of Monday morning and 42 recorded recoveries since the start of the pandemic, Gov. Mark Gordon is...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    City    July 1, 2020

Chamber hosts Flags of Honor July 3-5

The Green River Chamber of Commerce is honoring people who have served in the armed forces this week through its first Flags of Honor event. The event takes place July 3-5 and can be viewed at Thomas...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    City    June 24, 2020

City approves budget

The Green River City Council approved the city’s annual budget last week, but not without budgeting for decreased revenues related to the coronavirus pandemic. While the city funded all of its...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    City    June 24, 2020

A queen seeks her crown

Bree McMullan is no stranger to beauty pageants. Bree's youngest daughter, Rylie, was crowned the 2019-2020 Baby Miss All American Girl for Wyoming and earned the national photogenic award while... Full story

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    County    June 24, 2020

Interest in Red Desert parcels heats up

There's a sudden interest in buying land found in the Red Desert, as evidenced by an increasing number of calls to the Sweetwater County Land Use Department. "We get quite a few calls," Stephanie...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    Opinion    June 24, 2020

Wyoming's beauty can be found in the most unexpected places

It’s taken 36 years, but I’ve finally visited Yellowstone. I’m not sure why it’s taken me so long to visit, especially being a Wyoming native. I would assume it’s almost mandatory for anyone...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    County    June 17, 2020

Layoffs announced at Genesis

A company-wide internal memo issued Monday at Genesis Alkali announced the company intends to layoff an unspecified number of employees, both hourly and salary. A plan is expected to be finalized by t...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    City    June 17, 2020

Utah man arrested near cemetery

A man who eluded law enforcement in Rock Springs was arrested near Riverview Cemetery Wednesday evening. Darren Carson Calvin, 20, of Utah,was arrested last week after a chase involving Sweetwater Cou...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    County    June 17, 2020

County mulls selling buildings

The Sweetwater County commissioners might be putting some real estate on the market soon. During a discussion Tuesday, Commissioner Wally Johnson said he doesn’t believe they would sell for a premiu...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    County    June 17, 2020

Train derails, explodes near RS

An investigation into the cause of the Saturday derailment east of Rock Springs is ongoing according to a representative of the Union Pacific Railroad. At 2:54 p.m., a UP train derailed 39 cars four m...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    County    June 17, 2020

Supreme court upholds murder conviction

The murder conviction of a Utah man who killed a woman in Rock Springs was upheld by the Wyoming Supreme Court last week. Bradley Fairbourn was found guilty of one count of first-degree murder and...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    County    June 10, 2020

The Staycationer's Guide: Driving the wild horse loop

Flaming Gorge Days is cancelled. Mansface Mountain Music Festival is cancelled. Sweetwater County Fair, with the exception of 4-H and FFA events, is also cancelled. It's understandable that people...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    Opinion    June 10, 2020

Desert dumping is a depressing act

While driving along the Wild Horse Loop Tour recently, I saw something that instantly made my blood boil. A car was left abandoned at the side of the road, near 14-Mile Hill. It’s windows were...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    City    June 10, 2020

Community leader remembered

When people talk about Carl Morck, one of the first things mentioned is how much he worked to improve Green River. Morck died at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County May 30 at the age of 81. He was...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    County    June 10, 2020

Attempt at 2020 rodeo made

Weeks after announcing it would limit the Sweetwater County Fair to 4-H and FFA events and the cancellation of the Red Desert Roundup Rodeo, the Sweetwater County Events Complex announced it was...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    City    June 10, 2020

Green River approves dog park

Green River’s dogs will have a place to play after the Green River City Council approved a request to build a dog park last week. The park was originally proposed by Green River High School’s...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    City    June 10, 2020

Annual cleanup starts Monday

Residents are encouraged to help beautify the city during the annual City-Wide Cleanup Week starting Monday. Residents can register and pick up supplies and choose an area to clean during this week...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    People    June 10, 2020

Senior center reopens

After being closed for more than two months, Golden Hour Senior Center recently reopened to host limited activities for the city's senior population. "It felt like the world opened back up," Eva...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    City    June 3, 2020

No one filed to run in Ward 2

While candidates have filed to run for positions on the Green River City Council in Wards 1 and 3, no one has filed to seek election for Ward 2. Councilwoman Lisa Maes’ term in Ward 2 expires at...

 

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