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 By David Martin    County    March 25, 2021

Vaccines are available to everyone

Anyone who wants a COVID-19 vaccine in Sweetwater County can receive one. The Sweetwater County District Board of Health opened vaccines to all residents last week, but demand for large-scale...

 
 By Staff Report    City    March 25, 2021

County to sell property in GR

A vacant property owned by Sweetwater County will soon be sold following a meeting Wednesday afternoon. The county commissioners met to discuss both a property transaction and discuss the ongoing funding situation with county ambulance services. The...

 
 By Staff Report    City    March 25, 2021

Police dog Ridex dies

The Green River Police Department lost a beloved member in its drug dog Ridex last week, following his death after an unexpected illness. The department announced Ridex’s death last Thursday. He was assigned to work with Sgt. Brad Halter and had...

 

Barbara Hettervig

Barbara Hettervig, 89 of Mayville, ND, formerly of Buxton, ND died Thursday, March 18, 2021 at the Luther Memorial Home in Mayville, ND. She was born on January 9, 1932 in Herberg Township, rural...

 

Donald "Donnie" Nellen Kiehm

Donald "Donnie" Nellen Kiehm, 70, passed away Sunday, March 21, 2021 at his home in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was a long time resident of Rock Springs. Donnie was born February 13, 1951 in Rock...

 

James Louis Steiss Jr.

James Louis Steiss Jr., 67, of Green River, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, March 20, 2021 in Rock Springs, WY. Jim was born in Owosso, MI, the eldest son of James and Joyce (Howard) Steiss on...

 
 By David Martin    Opinion    March 25, 2021

Taking that first shot

Monday morning, I had my first COVID-19 vaccination shot. I scheduled an appointment at Castle Rock Medical Center last week after the announcement of vaccinations being open to anyone and was quickly...

 

How COVID spending affects fiscal health

In the last four years the federal government has both cut government revenue and dramatically increased spending. It’s an unsettling combination, the precise long-term results of which will be debated by economists like myself until the cows come...

 

examined by museum staff

A budding historian brought a century-old handgun to the Sweetwater County Historical Museum for examination this week. Six-year-old Danny Tuttle of Green River, a regular museum visitor, is the...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    March 25, 2021

Building a league of their own

On a warm Friday afternoon, a few dozen people were gathered at the Veterans Park ballfield to watch the girls get their game on. The newest addition to the sports offered by Green River High School...

 

Cowgirls fall to UCLA at NCAA tournament

The No. 14 Wyoming Cowgirls fell to third-seeded UCLA in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament on Monday by a score of 69-48 in the Erwin Center on the campus of the University of Texas. The Bruins snapped the Cowgirls six-game winning streak...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    March 25, 2021

Boys soccer team drops first games of season

The weekend didn't go the way the Wolves would have liked, but second chances are around the corner for the boys soccer team. The boys faced tough squads from Star Valley and Evanston, taking losses f...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    March 25, 2021

Girls team seeks growth

The Lady Wolves took two losses in the first games of their soccer season, but head coach Chris Nielsen continues to work with the girls to improve the team. The girls lost against Star Valley Friday in a game ending 2-0 and took a loss 5-0 from Evan...

 
 By John D. Taylor    News    March 25, 2021

Historic Wyo. blizzard moves needle on drought conditions

CHEYENNE — During a monthly weather briefing last week, Cheyenne National Weather Service Meteorologist Jared Allen talked about the “welcome moisture” last weekend’s record-breaking snowstorm had on Wyoming’s drought. “We had quite a...

 
 By Nick Reynolds    News    March 25, 2021

Special session eyed to allocate federal relief funds

CHEYENNE – What can cash-strapped Wyoming do with $1.3 billion from the federal government? Plenty, if you ask members of the Wyoming Legislature. Yet lawmakers are hesitant to say such a windfall can solve the current budget crisis. It will take...

 
 By Tom Coulter    News    March 25, 2021

Marijuana, fuel tax bills died Monday

CHEYENNE — With about a week and a half left in the Wyoming Legislature’s general session, a slew of bills addressing everything from marijuana to seat belt use failed due to them not being considered by Monday night, their swift deaths brought...

 

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