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 By David Martin    City    July 22, 2021 

Attempted murder charges filed after shootout

A man the Green River Police Department alleges started a shootout with officers July 6 is facing nine felony charges that could lead to a lifetime in prison. Matthew Riley Culley, 33, of Green...

 
 By David Martin    County    July 22, 2021 

Barbuto selected as county treasurer

Rock Springs resident Joe Barbuto will be the next Sweetwater County Treasurer, filling the remainder of Robb Slaughter’s term. The Sweetwater County Commissioners voted 4-1 to appoint Barbuto...

 
 By David Martin    City    July 22, 2021 

Council approves cell tower

Despite concerns voiced by some residents regarding the impact to local viewsheds, the Green River City Council voted to allow Union Wireless to build an 80-foot lattice-style cell tower in a small,...

 
 By David Martin    People    July 22, 2021 

Sweetwater County housing market heats up

Cora doesn’t like being in the car. Green River resident Teresa Eaton, the owner of Quality Resources and Case Management, drives to Rock Springs every day for work and her young daughter is quite...

 
 By David Martin    City    July 15, 2021

Senior center navigates budget cuts

Wednesday evening, amongst the stalls of vendors hawking produce and merchandise at the Green River Farmer’s Market, volunteers from Golden Hour Senior Center hosted their weekly bake sale. The...

 
 By David Martin    City    July 15, 2021

Les Schwab to buy Plains Tire

An 80-year-old Wyoming tire company will be purchased by a newcomer to the state that had opened its first tire center in 2019. Les Schwab Tire Centers announced Monday its intent to purchase Pains...

 
 By David Martin    Opinion    July 15, 2021

Susan Gore, where's the beef?

“Have you ever heard of a wish sandwich? A wish sandwich is when you have two slices of bread and you wish you had some meat.” That is from a song titled “Rubber Biscuit.” I’m reminded of...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    July 15, 2021

Knights enter district tournament as 1st seed

The Green River Knights A team are standing tall as they head into the West District tournament this weekend in Cowley. The Knights are the top seeded team in the division, allowing them to take on...

 
 By David Martin    People    July 15, 2021

Club supports GRPD dog fund

The Green River Police Department is receiving some help from the Women’s Club of Rock Springs. The club hosted a bake sale at International Day in Rock Springs Saturday, selling cookies featuring t...

 
 By David Martin    County    July 8, 2021

Future of tax proposal questioned

The future of a special election to create a 1% sales tax in Sweetwater County to pay for ambulance services and economic development is in jeopardy after the Rock Springs City Council decided not to...

 
 By David Martin    City    July 8, 2021

City tables cell tower request

A proposal to allow for the erection of an 80-foot lattice-style cell tower in Green River was tabled by the Green River City Council Tuesday night after the Council agreed residents needed more time...

 
 By David Martin    People    July 8, 2021

Murray takes 3rd in national Skills USA competition

A Green River High School student took third in a national Skills USA cabinet competition, earning the highest place anyone from Green River has achieved in the Skills USA program. Cole Murray...

 
 By David Martin    City    July 1, 2021

Wastewater plant clears DEQ review

Green River’s wastewater treatment plant got approval to continue running following two site visits conducted by the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality. The facility was originally built...

 
 By David Martin    County    July 1, 2021

Fire concerns grow beyond July 4 holiday due to dry conditions

As the July 4th holiday approaches this weekend, fire concerns grow as the threat of fires loom. While promoting the annual Fourth of July fireworks show Sunday night, a press release from the city...

 
 By David Martin    County    July 1, 2021

Rumors circulate regarding Amazon warehouse

Residents throughout the county have heard rumors regarding a warehouse operated by Amazon being established in Rock Springs -- rumors that may hold little truth to them. Both Green River City...

 
 By David Martin    People    July 1, 2021

LMS student wins beauty pageant

A Lincoln Middle School student was crowned Little Miss Wyoming Preteen after having stepped away from the beauty pageant scene for the past four years. For 13-year-old Jaylene Gallegos, coming back...

 
 By David Martin    City    June 24, 2021

Feeling the squeeze: Library programs continue on despite funding losses

The Sweetwater County Library's multipurpose room was filled with smiling faces Monday morning, though few as beaming as Becky Iwen's. The library's manager of youth services, Iwen read stories and sa...

 
 By David Martin    County    June 24, 2021

County claims $13.7M in back taxes

Sweetwater County will receive more than $13.7 million in back taxes after nearly two years. Sweetwater County Treasurer Robb Slaughter said Southland Royalty Company paid the back property taxes at...

 
 By David Martin    County    June 17, 2021

WYDOT: Expect more delays on I-80

Residents regularly commuting along Interstate 80 have likely seen or been stuck in traffic backups on the eastbound lanes leading to Green River over the past few weeks. At least once, the traffic...

 
 By David Martin    City    June 17, 2021

Golden Hour seeks additional funding from city

Golden Hour Senior Center is facing a dire funding situation as a result of funding cuts made by the Sweetwater County commissioners, which forced the center’s director, Jackie Grubb, to approach...

 
 By David Martin    County    June 10, 2021

Attitudes frustrate health officer

Prior to the start of a monthly meeting with elected officials about the COVID-19 pandemic, Sweetwater County Health Officer was frank with her opinions regarding shifting attitudes. “It’s kind of...

 
 By David Martin    County    June 10, 2021

Jim Bridger may get a nuclear option

The Jim Bridger Power Plant may get a second lease on life if selected to house a new nuclear reactor being touted as a game changer for the state’s economy. Gov. Mark Gordon announced the state...

 
 By David Martin    County    June 3, 2021

Treasurer announces retirement

There is a time for almost anyone when they decide to hang up their hat. For Sweetwater County Treasurer Robb Slaughter, that day will be July 1. Slaughter announced his decision to resign and retire...

 
 By David Martin    City    June 3, 2021

Union Wireless seeks tower permit

Green River residents may see a large, metallic structure near the Green River Post Office if a proposal to build a cell phone tower is approved. Union Wireless seeks to build an 80-foot lattice-style...

 
 By David Martin    City    June 3, 2021

Council tables bid refund request

A request to refund $5,000 paid as a bid security by New Peak Construction was tabled by the Green River City Council Tuesday night as city staff determine how much the company cost the city in both...

 

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