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SEDC seeks to attract manufacturer

An outdoor manufacturer is interested in coming to Rock Springs, through discussions are in their preliminary phases. Kayla McDonald, economic development specialist for the Sweetwater Economic Develo...

 

Vaccine fraud reported

The Wyoming Department of Health is warning residents to be on alert for suspicious, potentially fraudulent activity as efforts to help prevent COVID-19 deaths and illnesses by providing free, safe and effective vaccinations continue. “We are heari...

 

Board approves BLM application for land lab

Students in Green River High School’s FFA program may get the chance to work on a land lab if approved by the Bureau of Land Management. Land labs are parcels of land set aside for various studies in agriculture or ecology The lab would be located...

 
 By David Martin    City    February 17, 2021

Vehicles donated to GRHS

The Green River High School automotive department will get three vehicles to work on courtesy of Genesis Alkali. One of the three vehicles was delivered last week, while the other two will be sent in... Full story

 

Woman sentenced to prison for abuse

GREEN RIVER (Wyoming News Exchange) — A Rock Springs woman was sentenced to prison on Thursday afternoon after pleading no contest to second-degree sexual abuse of a minor. Kaila Marie Krotzer received a seven- to 10-year prison sentence during a c...

 

Josephine Kuntz

Josephine Kuntz, 93, passed away Saturday, February 13, 2021 at her home in Rock Springs, Wyoming. She was a resident of Rock Springs for 62 years and former resident of North Dakota. Mrs. Kuntz was...

 

David Eugene Cowan

David Eugene Cowan, 68 passed away Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at his home in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was a resident of Rock Springs for two and a half years and is a former resident of Denver,...

 

Marvin Eugene O'Lexey

Marvin Eugene O'Lexey passed away on February 9, 2021 following a long journey with Dementia. Born September 16, 1938 to William (Bill) Myron and Ruby Ruth Hall O'Lexey. Raised in Kalispell, Montana,...

 

Jon Anthony Collins

Jon Anthony Collins, 61, passed away on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at his home in Green River, Wyoming. He was born on November 3, 1959 in Rock Springs, WY, the son of Jack Collins and Donna...

 

Michael E. Becker

Michael E. Becker, 63, passed away February 1, 2021 at his home in Green River, Wyoming. He was born on November 30, 1957 in a Naval Hospital in Oakland, California, the son of Erwin Charles Becker...

 

Sage grouse numbers stay steady

CASPER — Sage grouse reproduction numbers remained stable last year, according to initial data collected by Wyoming Game and Fish Department. State biologists closely monitor Wyoming’s iconic bird every year to ensure the population count stays...

 
 By Joshua Leach    News    February 17, 2021

Data shows oil, gas industry hit hard

CODY — Oil and gas have been major drivers of the Wyoming economy since the Equality State achieved statehood. U.S. production of oil has risen in recent years, with Wyoming producers increasing the amount they pulled out of the ground from...

 

Mine executives received bonuses before bankruptcy

CASPER – Executives of a bankrupt coal firm in the Powder River Basin received over half a million dollars in bonus payments in the year leading up to the company’s bankruptcy filing, court documents reveal. Lighthouse Resources paid 11...

 
 By Tom Coulter    News    February 17, 2021

Restaurant, gym health orders relaxed

CHEYENNE — Citing a substantial decline in the number of active COVID-19 cases and virus-related hospitalizations in Wyoming, Gov. Mark Gordon announced further easing on the state’s public health orders Thursday, along with an extension of the... Full story

 

What do you need to know? Who do you trust?

Do you want to know what your city, county and school districts are up to? As a responsible taxpayer and citizen of your community, of course you want to keep an eye on what these governments are undertaking. Where do you go for that information? Do... Full story

 

Letters to the editor

State should not follow Utah’s education example Dear Editor, This is an open letter to the Wyoming Legislature. My name is Drew Roska. I am originally from Salt Lake City and attended elementary, junior high and high school in the Salt Lake...

 
 By Deb Sutton    People    February 17, 2021

101-year-old won't let pandemic sideline her

Dora Lopez stood near her husband at the clerk's window at the shipyards. Paying his union dues was one of several errands the couple tasked themselves with that day in Portland, Ore. She wasn't payin...

 

COVID-19 patient credits hospital staff for saving his life

Cory DuPape credits the Emergency Room and Intensive Care Unit staff at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County with saving his life. At 53, DuPape was confident in his good health. He worked out five or six times a week and rarely got even a...

 

All in: Swim team prepares for State

They're all going to State this week. The group of 19 swimmers and divers making up the Green River High School team qualified to compete, with the final swimmer Riley Rustein qualifying i the...

 

Snowstorm limits wrestling team's final duals

The final week of duals for the Green River High School wrestling team resulted in less competition that the team and coaches were hoping for, but that isn’t stopping them from being ready for the...

 

Girls lose to Cody Saturday

Following a canceled game against Riverton Friday, the Green River High School girls basketball team took a narrow loss Saturday against Cody. The girls fell 46-40 to Cody in a low-scoring game where...

 

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