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Solar rules certified Tues.

The Sweetwater County commissioners approved and certified changes to the county’s zoning codes related to solar farms Tuesday morning. The codes were subject to a 45-day comment period. According...

 
 By David Martin    City    February 5, 2020

Director, wife charged for credit card use

The former director of the Sweetwater County Combined Communications Dispatch Center is accused of misusing an Amazon Prime account set up for the center and making nearly $7,000 in unauthorized...

 

Ambulance funding approved by county

The Sweetwater County commissioners approved two budget amendments aimed at funding local ambulance services. The county moved $150,500 from its cash carryover reserves to pay Castle Rock Hospital District for ambulance services starting in January...

 

Renewable energy could exceed coal by 2021

CASPER — Renewable energy’s standing in the nation’s electricity sector may eclipse coal’s as soon as next year. Led by solar and wind, renewable generation could produce as much as 21.6% of the nation’s electricity by 2021 — beating out...

 

Our view: Be safe on snowy roads

Winter driving in Wyoming isn’t fun. We’re not talking about the kind of driving where someone is on their way to their favorite ice fishing hole or a weekend trip of skiing or sledding. We’re referring to the everyday, Point A to Point B...

 

State has power in congress

Last week when news broke that Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney would remain in the House of Representatives instead of running for an open Senate seat, there was a clear winner: the people of Wyoming. In her statement announcing her decision to run...

 

It's time to modernize education in Wyo.

At this pivotal moment for both our state’s finances and education system, the Wyoming Legislature should go beyond just “recalibrating” the cost of our current education system and use this opportunity to modernize our education system....

 
 By Katie Roenigk    News    February 5, 2020

Schools will require $222 million transfer

RIVERTON — A structural deficit in Wyoming’s K-12 school system will require a $222 million transfer from savings in the coming biennium, forecasters have informed the Joint Appropriations Committee. “That is what is supporting the school...

 

Wrestlers win Ron Thon

The Wolves emerged the kings of the mountain at the Ron Thon wrestling tournament in Riverton. The Wolves took first place at the tournament, scoring 203.5 points. Second place was awarded to Kelly Walsh with 1172.5 points, while third went to...

 

Swimmers win Sublette Co. meet

It was another week the Wolves were unable to travel east for competition. Weather-related travel problems forced the Wolves to travel to Pinedale for a meet with Evanston, Kemmerer, and Sublette...

 
 By Pete Rust    Sports    February 5, 2020

Wolves compete at Weber State meet

Green River High School’s indoor track team took a small contingent of athletes south this past weekend to compete with several Wyoming teams, including Rock Springs, Evanston, Star Valley, and Mountain View. They also competed against many teams...

 

Paula Carter

Paula Carter, 73, of Green River, died January 28. The end came quickly and painlessly after having suffered many years of debilitating pain. She was deeply loved and will be deeply missed. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, David, and by...

 

Anne M. Jones

Anne M. Jones, 79, passed away Sunday, January 26, 2020 at her home in Rock Springs. Jones was born on April 9, 1940 in Roubaix, Nord, France; the daughter of Alfred Delobel and Yvonne Caulier....

 

Delma Jean Guthrie

Delma Jean Guthrie, 86, passed away Thursday, January 30, 2020 at her home in Rock Springs. Guthrie was born on August 28, 1933 in Topeka, Kansas. She was the daughter of Theodore Merlin Brooks and...

 

Novalee S. Grant

Novalee S. Grant passed away unexpectedly Friday, January 31, 2020 at her home in Rock Springs. Grant was born on July 3, 1969 in Aberdeen, Washington; the daughter of John Vermillion and Ramona...

 

Rocky Joe Potter Sr.

Rocky Joe Potter Sr. died peacefully in his sleep in January 29, 2020. He spent his last days enjoying the company of his long-time wife Dolly and his grandson Nate. Rocky was born in Renton, Washingt...

 

Jack D. Hunter

Jack D. Hunter, 69, of Green River, Wyoming passed away at his home February 2, 2020. He was born August 23, 1950 in Montpelier, Idaho, the son of David Lawrence and Ruby Sizemore Hunter. He graduated...

 

Joann Lynn Holder

Joann Lynn Holder, 50, passed away surrounded by her family on January 30, 2020. She was born in Deadwood, S.D. on July 12, 1969, the daughter of the late David Richards and Linda Lanier. She spent...

 

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