Articles from the January 6, 2021 edition

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 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 David Martin    County    January 6, 2021

Next priority group named for vaccines

The Wyoming Department of Health has determined its next group for priority COVID-19 vaccinations, which will include teachers and people older than 70 years of age and preparations to vaccinate them...

 
 By David Martin    City    January 6, 2021

Muley foundation receives $250,000 in relief funds

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted residents and businesses throughout the state, but some of the hardest impacts have been seen with some nonprofit organizations. For the Muley Fanatic Foundation,...

 
 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...

 

RS man allegedly charged officers with knife Dec. 28

ROCK SPRINGS (Wyoming News Exchange) — A Rock Springs man was arrested after allegedly charging police officers with a knife. At 1:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 28, officers of the Rock Springs Police Department were dispatched to the 1000 block of...

 

First baby of 2021 born

Sweetwater County's first baby of the new year put as much distance as possible between him and 2020. Eamonn Leo Moore was born at 11:15 p.m. Jan. 3, 2021, to Brittany and Camden Moore of Rock...

 

Wilfred Moccasin Gladue

Wilfred Moccasin Gladue, 64, of Green River, Wyoming left to his heavenly home to be reunited again with those that had gone ahead to wait for him; as he will be waiting for all who loved him on this...

 

Patricia Lynne Preddy

Patricia Lynne Preddy, 80, of Green River, passed away December 31, 2020 at Mission at Castle Rock following a lengthy illness. She was born November 22, 1940 in Rock Springs, Wyoming; the daughter...

 

Manuel De Jesus Martinez Reyes

Manuel De Jesus Martinez Reyes, 70, passed away December 31, 2020 in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was a former resident of Glendale, California. He was born on December 25, 1950 in El Salvador, the son...

 

Johann Cort Belveal

Johann Cort Belveal passed away on Sunday, December 27, 2020 at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was a resident of Pinedale, Wyoming for 20 years. He was born on October 5, 1976 in...

 

Tammy Lynn Boyce

Tammy Lynn Boyce, 60 passed away Friday January 1, 2021 at her home surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on December 18, 1960 in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania to...

 

Julia Ann Duncan

Julia Ann Duncan, 72, passed away Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at her home in Rock Springs, Wyoming. She was a resident of Rock Springs for two months and former resident of Phoenix, Arizona. Ms....

 

Our view: Adobe Town should be made a national park

In the past, we’ve published pieces in this space supporting coal and wishing for it to return to prominence as an economic generator in Southwest Wyoming. As the years roll on, that’s looking less and less likely. While many local leaders...

 

Can Wyoming afford 'excess tax capacity?'

Well-considered comments and e-mails following the discussion of Wyoming’s excess tax capacity, and the one-page legislative document that measured it, differed widely and reflected all of the various political positions one might expect. But a...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    January 6, 2021

Swim team competes at Laramie meet

While other sports had the opportunity to take a break over the holidays, the Green River High School Swimming and Diving Team hit the road to compete in meets in Laramie and at Cheyenne East Dec....

 

Cowboys fall to Fresno State 81-61 Monday night

The Wyoming Cowboys struggled from the field in an 81-61 loss to Fresno State on Monday evening in the Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif. Wyoming shot 39 percent from the field for the lowest total of the season. The Bulldogs also held the Pokes to...

 

Lottery scam reported in Wyo.

Home Depot Email Scam Alert: A Laramie citizen received an email saying “You have been selected for a reward from Home Depot!” The email was from cityau@darwin.nt.gov.au spoofed as “Last Reminder” and the subject line was “Home Depot’s...

 

Photographers' work sought

Local photographers have an opportunity to display their creative work at the Sweetwater County Library in Green River. The Sweetwater Photo Open is an annual event hosted by the Sweetwater County...

 

CFAC hosts Lebanese-born artist's work through January

A new exhibit, "Realm of the Mystic," opened at the Community Fine Arts Center Tuesday featuring the work of Marwan Nahle, a combination of paintings and mixed media works he calls "recycled art." Mar...

 
 By Kathryn Palmer    News    January 6, 2021

Protesters: 'Stop the tyranny'

CHEYENNE – About 250 people demonstrated in front of the Wyoming State Capitol Monday afternoon to protest a statewide mask mandate and other COVID-19 related restrictions. Calls to "Stop the...

 
 By Mark Davis    News    January 6, 2021

Wyoming parks increase their fees

POWELL — As the sun came up on the new year Friday, a series of significant fee increases took effect at Wyoming’s state parks. All fees are increasing, from single day use passes to annual permits, with some increasing as much as 60%. For...

 

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