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 By Staff Report    County    February 24, 2021 

WYDOT starts work on new interchange

Staff Report A long-abandoned overpass will be rebuilt as the Wyoming Department of Transportation begins work on a new interchange on Gookin Road west of Rock Springs. The bridge has been closed to traffic since April 2014 when it was struck by a...

 
 By Staff Report    County    February 24, 2021 

WHP investigates fatal crash

A combination of speed and driver inattention is being investigated as the cause of a fatal vehicle crash east of Rock Springs Sunday. According to the Wyoming Highway Patrol, the crash was reported at 12:55 p.m. near milepost 110.5 on Interstate...

 

More added to vaccine group

People aged 65 and older with certain high-risk medical conditions can now receive the COVID-19 vaccines according to the Wyoming Department of Health. A new 1C group has also been added to the priority vaccination list based on a list of critical...

 

County GOP condemns Cheney

Fallout over Rep. Liz Cheney’s vote to impeach former President Donald Trump continues throughout the Cowboy State as county Republican parties continue voicing their displeasure with the vote. The Sweetwater County Republican Party was no...

 

Fatigue a possible cause in fatal crash

Either fatigue or an unknown medical issue are the causes of a fatal crash west of Rock Springs. According to the Wyoming Highway Patrol, they were notified of a crash took place at 12:16 p.m., Jan. 28 near mile marker 99 on the westbound lane of...

 
 By Staff Report    City    January 27, 2021

Firefighters honor their own

Four Green River firefighters were honored by their peers for the work and dedication they’ve given to the city’s fire department. Tom Murphy received the department’s Best of the Best award for most training hours logged in 2020. Murphy receiv...

 

Newspaper earns Pacemaker honors during convention

The Green River Star received several Pacemaker accolades during the Wyoming Press Association’s annual convention over the weekend. The Star competes in the Large Weeklies category, which encompasses weekly newspapers with a circulation of more...

 
 By Staff Report    City    January 13, 2021

City contends with line breaks

A waterline break on Flaming Gorge Way underscores a system that’s at the end of its lifespan according to a press release from the city. City streets crews repaired a break in front of Sweetwater Trophies Dec. 28 and breakages have become a yearly...

 
 By Staff Report    News    January 6, 2021

COVID kills 26 more

The coronavirus pandemic continues to kill residents throughout the Cowboy State, with the Wyoming Department of Health claiming COVID-19 killed 26 Tuesday evening. Three Sweetwater County residents were included in the total. According to data from...

 
 By Staff Report    County    January 6, 2021

Star will continue to publish county legals

People looking for the legal notices and minutes from the Sweetwater County Commissioners’ meetings can continue to look to the Star for that information. The Sweetwater County Commissioners approved a bid by the newspaper to continue publishing...

 

Swab tents close early

The drive-through swabbing station at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County will be closing early on New Year’s Eve. According to information from the hospital, the station will close at 11 a.m. Thursday and will remain closed Friday. The station...

 
 By Staff Report    City    December 23, 2020

Grinch steals from Mission at Castle Rock

A week before Christmas, Mission at Castle Rock in Green River was burglarized, with gifts directed to the residents either damaged or stolen from the facility’s Angel Tree. “It was really disheartening ... I don’t know who would have done...

 

Green River wrestlers leave Gillette 2-4

The last week may not have gone the way the Wolves wrestling team wanted, but they continue to make gains early in the season. The boys took on Mountain View Wednesday, winning the dual at the end the night. Members of the team then traveled to...

 

Amber Alert child found safe in Rock Springs

A broken-down vehicle led to the recovery of a 10-year-old child abducted from Idaho Falls, Idaho. According the Wyoming Highway Patrol, at 7:08 a.m., a WHP trooper was notified of a broken-down vehicle near mile marker 32 on Wyoming Highway 430...

 
 By Staff Report    City    December 9, 2020

Apartment fire caused by lit candle

A Saturday afternoon fire at 370 Upland Way was started by a candle according to Larry Erdmann, assistant fire chief for the Green River Fire Department. The fire department was called to the fire at 1:43 p.m. Saturday after a resident reported...

 

Courthouse sees CARES Act improvements

While jury trials have been postponed by the Wyoming Supreme Court, work in the state’s judicial branch hasn’t completely halted. Throughout the state, CARES Act funding, federal money approved for pandemic-related uses, has been spent in...

 

New business education series launches in 2021

A coalition between the Sweetwater Economic Development Coalition, Western Wyoming Community College and the Beech Creative Group will provide a free virtual business education series for county businesses starting in January. The educational...

 

Deputy injured in altercation

A Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office deputy was injured Saturday after an incident with a wanted suspect who allegedly attempted to flee the scene of a traffic stop. According to the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office, the deputy and a trainee...

 
 By Staff Report    City    November 25, 2020

Stove starts house fire Saturday

A fire Saturday afternoon resulted in the Green River Fire Department sending two trucks and 28 firefighters to combat the blaze. According to a media release from the city, firefighters were dispatched to 1210 Midwest Drive after a fire broke out fr...

 
 By Staff Report    City    November 18, 2020

Golden Hour helps RS seniors

Golden Hour Senior Center is helping house-bound seniors in Rock Springs receive meals after the Young at Heart Senior Center had to temporarily close due to COVID-19. Jackie Grubb, executive director at Golden Hour, said the center was contacted...

 

Sheriff's office investigates death near Flaming Gorge

The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an unattended death initially reported Sunday. According to a press release from the sheriff’s office, the body male was discovered alone in his camper near Anvil Draw by a concerned...

 
 By Staff Report    City    November 11, 2020

Wyoming Downs will move to Uinta Drive

A resolution approved last week by the Green River City Council will allow Wyoming Downs to operate at 110 Uinta Drive, a location formerly operated by Stellar Coffee. During the council meeting, Eugene Joyce, managing partner for Wyoming Downs,...

 
 By Staff Report    City    October 28, 2020

Setzer acquitted

ROCK SPRINGS — A jury found Bradley Setzer not guilty of attempted murder following his trial in Sweetwater County District Court last week. The jury returned with a verdict at about 4:35 p.m. on Tuesday. Not guilty verdicts were returned on three...

 
 By Staff Report    City    October 28, 2020

School's Veterans Day activities canceled

The long-running Veteran’s Day program hosted by Lincoln Middle School will not happen this year. Lori Hastert, the sixth-grade teacher at Lincoln Middle School, said the school decided not to host the event due to concerns with hosting a COVID-19...

 
 By Staff Report    News    October 28, 2020

4 sentenced in kidnapping case

RIVERTON — Four Fremont County residents were sentenced in federal court last week for kidnapping, along with aiding and abetting, on the Wind River Indian Reservation. Ashley Rose Yellowbear, 28, Kristen Jade Antelope, 27, Rusty Tso Tabaho, 28,...

 

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