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Our View: District's food program deserves kudos

If the COVID-19 pandemic has shown us anything, it’s that normal life can be changed in an instant. Three months ago, who would have thought we would have seen schools closed, business hours reduced and alerts telling people to wear masks while in...

 

The Prairie Doc: Aging is a mixed bag

During my lifelong practice of geriatrics, I observed many people reaching the end of their lives. Truth is, what I’ve seen is a mixed picture. The two patient stories I describe here are really a blend of hundreds of experiences. Ms. A is in her...

 

What the stimulus package means for Wyo.

The COVID-19 CARES Act is so involved, complex and voluminous that — just as the speaker of the U.S. House famously said of another bill a few years ago — Congress may have had to pass it to see what all was in it. The relief package is broadly...

 
 By David Martin    County    April 8, 2020

Judge's furniture approved

New District Court Judge Suzannah Robinson will be getting new furniture for her office, courtesy of Sweetwater County. The Sweetwater County commissioners approved a budget amendment for $17,896...

 
 By David Martin    City    April 8, 2020

District lunch program expands

Sweetwater County School District No. 2’s lunch program is being expanded to give children lunch over the weekends. In an announcement to parents, Leah Kenison, director of the district’s food...

 
 By David Martin    City    April 8, 2020

Smith's limits customer capacity

Green River’s sole grocery store has started limiting the number of customers inside the building as part of an escalated response to the COVID-19 coronavirus. Smith’s Food and Drug started...

 
 By David Martin    City    April 8, 2020

City closes playgrounds

As part of a continuing response to the COVID-19 coronavirus’ spread, the Green River Parks and Recreation Department is closing all playgrounds in Green River last week. “I cannot emphasize this...

 

COVID-19 response fund established

From Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County During this unfamiliar and challenging time, healthcare agencies and their providers admire the way our community has stepped up with support. Anticipating an increase in local COVID-19 cases, the community...

 

Robyn Dee Wilde

Robyn Dee Wilde was born on February 27, 1950 in Coalville, Utah, the son of Vern and Norma Wilde. His family moved to California where he grew up and they moved back to Coalville his senior year of...

 

Elsie Gentilini

Elsie Gentilini was born on September 25, 1922, to Frank and Frances (Benedik) Gosar and died on March 30, 2020 of complications from congestive heart failure. She was preceded in death by both her...

 

Karen Lynette Chollak

Karen Lynette Chollak, 74, passed on Thursday, April 2, 2020. She was born on May 7, 1945 on the same day Nazi Germany surrendered to allied forces. Lynette was a lifelong resident of Rock Springs. Sh...

 

Debra "Debbie" DeBernardi

Debra "Debbie" DeBernardi, 66, of Rock Springs, Wyoming passed away on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at the Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah. A lifelong resident of Rock Springs she died...

 

Chris Barrera

Chris Barrera passed away Friday night, April 3rd after a brief illness at the Castle Rock Convalescent Center. Chris was 89 years old, born in Rock Springs, Wyoming to Jesus & Cliofas Barrera....

 

Keith Walker Taylor

Keith Walker Taylor, 59, passed away on Saturday, April 4, 2020 at his home in Sheridan, Wyoming. He was born on January 12, 1961 in Rock Springs, Wyoming, the son of John Taylor and Norma Hastings Ta...

 

Dennie Joe Brandon

Dennie Joe Brandon, 83 of East Carbon, Utah passed away on April 4, 2020 at Maple Springs Living Community in Brigham City. He was born in Covington, Oklahoma on August 12, 1936. He was recently...

 
 By David Martin    County    April 8, 2020

Future of 6th penny tax is uncertain for county

As financial impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic continue to escalate, the future of a sixth penny improvement tax ballot in November is uncertain. Speaking during the Sweetwater County...

 
 By David Martin    People    April 8, 2020

Head Start changes application process

Sweetwater County School District No. 1 Head Start is changing how parents apply for the program to help limit the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Erin Barbuto, family and community partnerships...

 
 By Kristen Czaban    News    April 8, 2020

Options weighted on legislative session

SHERIDAN — Legislative leadership has indicated a special session of the Wyoming Legislature may take place in the “very near future” as industries across the state feel the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a letter to the members of the...

 
 By Tom Coulter    News    April 8, 2020

State land deal still alive

CHEYENNE – A lot has changed since Gov. Mark Gordon announced earlier this year that the state was exploring a deal to buy roughly a million acres of land in southern Wyoming from Occidental Petroleum Corporation. Yet while the coronavirus has...

 

Recreation still possible despite viral pandemic

From the Wyoming Game and Fish Department The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is urging all hunters, anglers, boaters and other recreationists to enjoy the outdoors responsibly. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, people need to be extra vigilant to...

 

2019 harvest surveys available from WGFD

From the Wyoming Game and Fish Department Harvest surveys from 2019 hunts are finalized and available to help plan fall hunts. Reports for moose, bighorn sheep, mountain goat, elk, deer and pronghorn are posted on the Wyoming Game and Fish...

 

UW golf celebrates great season

From the University of Wyoming The 2019-20 Wyoming Cowboy Golf season was one of the best in school history despite it being cut short by the Coronavirus pandemic. Wyoming as a team and the Cowboys...

 

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