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 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...

 

Cold case ends with 229-year sentence

Mark Douglas Burns was driving through Rock Springs on his way to North Carolina when he stopped to fuel his vehicle and find another victim. He stalked a nearby apartment complex and found a home...

 

County will receive more vaccines

An effort to administer as many vaccinations as possible has resulted in the county being selected to receive more doses of COVID-19 vaccinations created by Moderna and Pfizer. An additional 975 doses...

 

Republicans condemn D.C. violence

CASPER — Several Wyoming Republicans spoke out to condemn the violence unfolding in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, after a mob of President Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol. The interruption halted the certification of electora...

 

Randy Dean Hargrove

Randy Dean Hargrove, 64, passed away December 31, 2020 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. He was a resident of Green River, WY for over 50 years and a former resident of Big Piney, WY. He was...

 

Alma Delia Valdez

Alma Delia Valdez, 64, entered into eternal rest on Friday, January 1, 2021 at her home. She was born on November 15, 1956 in Dr. Coss, Nuevo León, Mexico where she was also raised; the daughter of...

 

Paul Keith Hooten

Paul Keith Hooten, Age 62, passed away on December 11 after a short illness. He was born May 28,1958 in Evanston, WY to Alfred Jack and Geraldine Lucile (Johnson) Hooten. He grew up in Lyman on the...

 

Ruth E. Casey

Ruth E. Casey, 95, passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at Mission at Castle Rock in Green River, Wyoming. Private family services will be held and inurnment will take place in the Fort Logan...

 

Our view: Green River should focus more on waterlines

For the past several years, the waterline on Flaming Gorge Way has broken, resulting in the city spending time and money closing a section of the street, digging up the line and replacing it. Nearby residents and businesses are inconvenienced because...

 

The Drake's Take: Lummis, Eathorne responses to insurrection are delusional

The response of two Wyoming officials to President Donald Trump inciting a riot at the Capitol last Wednesday is delusional, dishonest and disturbing. As security escorted her out after violent Trump backers stormed the building, Sen. Cynthia Lummis...

 

Article commemorates statesman with county ties

A new article on WyoHistory.org pays tribute to a Wyoming pioneer and statesman for whom several prominent Sweetwater County landmarks are named, the Sweetwater County Historical Museum said on Saturday. In 1873, brothers William A. Richards and...

 

Dial-a-Story now offered by library

Have you ever wished you can have a story read to you at any time? Now you can, thanks to the new Dial-A-Story service provided by the Sweetwater County Library System. "People have been having a...

 

Wrestlers stand tall to RS

The Wolves wrestling team had a successful week of competition, with the JV squad defeating a team from Wind River High School and the varsity boys taking down the Rock Springs Tigers at a home dual....

 

Wolves look to rebound at Thunder Basin Thursday

The weekend of basketball competition following the long holiday break didn’t go how the Wolves would have hoped. Competing in Cheyenne over the weekend, the Wolves left the state’s capital with...

 
 By Tom Coulter    News    January 13, 2021

Cheyenne area Health Department vandalized

CHEYENNE — The exterior doors of the Cheyenne-Laramie County Health Department were vandalized with fake blood early Thursday morning, a few days after a protest was held at the Wyoming State Capitol against public health orders issued in response...

 

Research team microwaves coal powder, turns it into nano-graphite

GILLETTE – A research team at the University of Wyoming has found a way to use a microwave to turn coal into graphite. Using copper foil, glass containers and a conventional household microwave oven, UW researchers have demonstrated that...

 

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