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 By David Martin    County    November 18, 2020 

"We're going to see more illness, hospitalization and death."

More than 1,000 Sweetwater County residents have contracted COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic and some resources are being stretched thin. According to Dr. Jean Stachon, the county’s health...

 
 By David Martin    People    November 18, 2020 

Golden Hour cautiously adds events

Some of the days on Golden Hour Senior Center's calendar of events look as busy as they did before the coronavirus pandemic started. On Tuesday, the center's calendar showed events for open pool, line...

 

Granger mayor charged with theft

The mayor of Granger is facing allegations he used municipal funds for personal use, which include purchasing a furnace part for a rental home he owns in New York state. Bradly McCollum, 55, was arres...

 

County is thoroughly Republican

If the General Election last week proved one thing about Sweetwater County’s voters, it’s that they’re overwhelming Republican. Democrats seeking office, both longtime fixtures in the Wyoming...

 
 By David Martin    City    November 11, 2020

Any mask mandate could be challenging to enforce

COVID-19 infection rates continue to increase in Sweetwater County. As of Monday evening, Sweetwater County recorded 200 active COVID-19 cases, with another 46 probable, but unconfirmed cases. In Swee...

 

3A State champs!

The cold, the rain and the wind wasn't enough to keep the city from celebrating their victory Saturday night. The Green River High School girls swimming and diving team earned its first State title...

 
 By David Martin    City    November 4, 2020

City receives major award

The Green River Parks and Recreation Department received a prestigious award from the National Recreation and Park Association for its management of the city’s parks and its public programs. The...

 
 By David Martin    City    November 4, 2020

COVID-19 concerns grow

The CEO of Castle Rock Medical Center is urging the Green River City Council to draft and pass a mandate requiring people to wear masks in public places throughout Green River. The request comes...

 

County wants to join joint powers board

An agreement approved by the Sweetwater County commissioners Tuesday would allow the county a seat on the Joint Powers Telecommunications Board. Now, both cities and the Wyoming Attorney General’s...

 
 By David Martin    City    November 4, 2020

Voting lines reported at courthouse

Friday afternoon, a line stretched from the early polling station established on the ground floor of the Sweetwater County Courthouse to the Sweetwater County Land Use Office down the hallway. On...

 

Swimmers prepare for State

Members of the Green River High School Girls Swimming and Diving team had their final chance to qualify for state Thursday evening during the last chance meet the team hosted. Head coach Colleen...

 

Genesis calls workers back

Genesis Alkali is calling some of its workers back following layoffs at its mine this summer. David Caplan, the company’s communications director, described the number of people being called back...

 
 By David Martin    News    October 28, 2020

COVID-19 continues surging in Wyoming

Novel coronavirus infections continue to increase throughout the Cowboy State, leading to fears the state’s healthcare system will be severely impacted by hospitalizations. The deaths of nine...

 

Plane crashes at airport

A small aircraft crashed while attempting to take off from the Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport Monday afternoon. The crash occurred at about 2:30 p.m., Monday after a single-engine Belanca...

 
 By David Martin    City    October 21, 2020

Demand shown for joining solid waste district

Green River residents have shown interest in having the city join the Sweetwater County Solid Waste District No. 1, according to Sweetwater County Commissioner Randy Wendling. Speaking during the...

 

Poll shows support for Dems in legislature

A straw poll conducted by the Rock Springs Chamber of Commerce shows support for Democrats to represent chamber members in Cheyenne, while favoring Republicans in national races. The straw poll also...

 

Swimmers' success continues

The girls swim season is coming to an end in a few short weeks and the Green River High School team continues to be a strong team within the region. The girls competed at home over the weekend with...

 

Lady Wolves grow despite losses

The Lady Wolves Volleyball team took two more losses over the last week, but show signs of improvement according to head coach Rikki Shantz. The Lady Wolves lost in three sets against Evanston...

 

Winning ticket sold in Rock Springs

Someone is more than $2 million richer after a winning Cowboy Draw lottery ticket was sold in Rock Springs Monday. The winning draw took place Monday afternoon, with the winning numbers of 1, 7, 28, 3...

 

Poll released supporting local judges

Similar to voting for city and state officials, residents in Wyoming have the option to retain circuit court, district and state supreme court judges or have them removed from the bench and the...

 

Volleyball team wins 1st game Thurs.

A long struggle for a win finally ended for the Lady Wolves volleyball team Thursday night. The team won both their first set and first game Thursday night at home when they took on Riverton. The...

 

GR student gets MMA opportunity

A Green River High School student will get his first taste of mixed martial arts competition when he competes as an adult in Mississippi. Beck Shields, 16, will fight in an amateur mixed-martial arts...

 

A season like none other

It was a question Phil Harder heard throughout the summer. "Will we get to play?" For the head coach of Green River High School's tennis teams, it was a question he didn't know the answer to. The...

 
 By David Martin    County    October 7, 2020

Airport sees recovery in passenger use

The coronavirus pandemic hasn’t been kind to commercial airports. As the lockdown and the subsequent health orders have dissuaded people from using air travel, airports around the country have...

 
 By David Martin    City    October 7, 2020

Attempted murder trial starts Tues.

The trial of a Green River man accused of trying to kill his wife will start next week. Bradley Setzer, 40, has been held at the Sweetwater County Detention Center since his arrest Aug. 25, 2019. He w...

 

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