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 By David Martin    County    September 23, 2020 

Absentee ballots now available

Sweetwater County residents wanting to vote from the comfort of their own home can request an absentee ballot from the county. “Wyoming’s citizens can begin to cast their ballots in the general el...

 
 By David Martin    County    September 23, 2020 

Water recommendation revisits old ground near regional airport

Water is a fuel for economic development and a recent meeting underscored the need for water in the Middle Baxter Road area near the Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport. Members of the Sweetwater...

 
 By David Martin    County    September 23, 2020 

More commercial land proposed in Jamestown

If a request to change zoning near the Love’s Travel Stop is approved next month, it could result in more commercial development near Interstate 80’s Exit 85. Jim Zimmerman, the code enforcement...

 

Green River cleans up

Days after a storm some are dubbing the "Wyocane" hit Green River, people were still cleaning up. Trucks with loads of branches and trees could be seen arriving and leaving the city's rodeo grounds pa...

 

Attorney's office seeks judicial disqualification

The Sweetwater County Attorney’s Office is attempting to have a district court judge disqualified from a hearing for allegedly having prejudicial opinions about the case. A motion filed by...

 

Wyoming politicians wants state to have its cake and eat it too

I’m a lifelong resident of Wyoming and the older I get; the more certain inconsistencies seem to become evident. For example, local and state leaders often talk about the need to diversify the...

 

Looming cuts threaten senior services

Having already taken a 5% cut in funding from the county and the loss of a state-funded program, further cuts to Golden Hour Senior Center's budget may impact services and its operating hours. Jackie...

 
 By David Martin    City    September 9, 2020

Winter storm pounds Green River

The snowstorm passing through Sweetwater County early Tuesday morning resulted in power outages in Green River, as well as lead to road closures and travel advisories issued throughout the state....

 

WWCC group calls for layoff alternatives

Staff and faculty at Western Wyoming Community College are calling for alternatives to a plan they claim will lead to undue stress for employees laid off by the college. According to a release from...

 

Golfers' season continues

The Green River High School golf team started their season in Star Valley two weeks ago, playing in two competitions. The team earned a fifth-place finish, scoring 379 during their first day in Star...

 
 By David Martin    City    September 2, 2020

Suit filed against school district

The former transportation director for Sweetwater County School District No. 2 filed a lawsuit against the school district, claiming he was unjustly removed from his position last year. The suit, file...

 

Local campaign funding reported

The dust has settled for the Primary Election in August and candidates have disclosed how much was contributed to their campaigns. For candidates in Green River, the campaign costs have so far been...

 

Runners compete at home

A two-day, four meet cross country invite at Pioneer Trails Picnic Grounds near the Ciner facility gave high school runners a challenge last week. Green River runners Madison Yoak and Greg Sherwin wer...

 

Swimmers qualify 12 for state

The Green River High School girls swim team is getting used to being in the 3A division this year. Having dropped down from 4A means different qualifying times in 3A, but it doesn't mean the...

 
 By David Martin    City    August 26, 2020

10 seek school board seat

While the Primary Election season concluded with last week’s election, candidates have filed for the upcoming General Election in November. This time, several positions on local boards and...

 
 By David Martin    County    August 26, 2020

All West questioned about change

All West Communications updated the Sweetwater County commissioners about its activities, which resulted in a company representative getting questioned about plans to drop traditional television... Full story

 
 By David Martin    City    August 26, 2020

Ward II nominates candidate

With nine votes, residents in Ward II nominated Brian Hughes to campaign for Lisa Maes’ seat on the Green River City Council last week. As of Tuesday morning, Hughes hadn’t accepted his...

 
 By David Martin    County    August 26, 2020

Final plat of Ranch View subdivision approved

The final plat for housing development west of Jamestown was approved last week by the Sweetwater County commissioners -- paving the way for the development of homes near Rolling Green Country Club....

 
 By David Martin    People    August 26, 2020

Staff sheds light on 1919 murder case

New information regarding a century-old murder discovered by staff at the Sweetwater County Historical Museum is shedding light on the acts leading to that murder. According to a Wyohistory.org...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    August 26, 2020

Wolves sweep Torrington Fri.

The Green River High School tennis squad showed how competitive they are in a series of contests with three other schools over the weekend. The team swept Torrington Friday in Laramie and nearly...

 
 By David Martin    County    August 19, 2020

Legislative races attract donors

The campaigns for seats in both the Wyoming House of Representatives and the Wyoming Senate have attracted a number of donors from throughout the state. Local races in Sweetwater County are no...

 
 By David Martin    City    August 19, 2020

Work towards new plant continues at federal level

More details about a new soda ash plant project near Green River have emerged as work continues with state and federal agencies. The site is located west of the Flaming Gorge Reservoir and will...

 
 By David Martin    City    August 12, 2020

New plant may come to GR area

A new soda ash plant might be in the cards for Green River’s future, bringing with it jobs and other benefits at a time when economic uncertainty is prevalent throughout the state. Jim Zimmerman,...

 
 By David Martin    County    August 12, 2020

Thoman, Schoenfeld move to General Election

The Sweetwater County commissioners will get a shake up in 2021 as incumbent Wally Johnson will not be a part of the group. During the Primary Election Tuesday, Johnson missed out on proceeding after... Full story

 
 By David Martin    City    August 12, 2020

Daycare changes spur discussion in GR

The first reading of an ordinance that would allow local daycare operators in R-1 and R-2 zoning areas to increase their child counts from 10 to 15 generated a lot of discussion last week. The Green...

 

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