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 By David Martin    County    April 8, 2021

COVID-19 variants found in county

“It was just a matter of time,” Dr. Jean Stachon, the county’s health officer said about when variants of the novel coronavirus would appear in Sweetwater County. Currently, 12 of Wyoming’s...

 
 By David Martin    City    April 8, 2021

Group seeks June event in GR

Flaming Gorge Days is another year away, but a group of cornhole players are wanting to bring an event to Green River in June. Zac Page, representing 307 Cornhole, approached the Green River City...

 

Man dies in crash near RS

ROCK SPRINGS (Wyoming News Exchange) — A Minnesota man died March 31 in a head-on collision on Interstate 80 near Rock Springs. At 3:10 p.m. on March 31, the Wyoming Highway Patrol responded to a report of a vehicle collision at milepost 104 near...

 

Lyda Mae (Powers) Garland

A memorial service for Lyda Mae (Powers) Garland, 84, will be held 10:00 a.m., Friday, April 9, 2021 at Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Matt White of the Pavillion Community Methodist Church...

 

Dora B. Lopez

Dora B. Lopez, 101, left her home for the last time at midnight, Monday, April 5, 2021 with the clock playing " I Did It My Way." She was a long time resident of Rock Springs and a former resident of...

 

Ronald Heuck Jr.

Ronald Heuck Jr., 52, passed away on April 5, 2021 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was a resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming for seven years and was a former...

 

Jesse Jeremiah Gifford

Jesse Jeremiah Gifford, 34, passed away Sunday, April 4, 2021 at his home in Rock Springs, Wyoming following a sudden illness. He was a resident of Sweetwater County for the last 3 years and a former...

 

Our View: A June event is needed in Green River

We’re not going to criticize the decision to postpone Flaming Gorge Days. While other organizations are busy planning for summer events, we understand the idea of not wanting to host Flaming Gorge Days because of the pandemic. We told our readers...

 

Letter: Republican blames liberals for GOP issue

Dear Editor, It’s election season in the Wyoming Republican Party and all across the state liberals, who for many years successfully exploited the Republican brand in order to get their left-wing cronies elected to public office, are in a...

 
 By Kathryn Palmer    News    April 8, 2021

K-12 funding could still collapse

CHEYENNE — During the final days of the 2021 legislative session, Wyoming State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow expressed both praise for an imminent K-12 school funding deal and concern for the long-term future of the state’s...

 

Cheney promises to keep fighting for fossil fuels

GILLETTE — Fossil fuels have been targeted by environmental groups and political policy for years, and things could get worse as President Joe Biden’s administration works through its priorities. That’s why it’s important that lawmakers, the...

 
 By Kerry Drake    Opinion    April 8, 2021

Lawmakers waste chance to make suicide prevention gains

One of the most perplexing mysteries about Wyoming’s 2021 legislative session is how the House could kill a suicide prevention bill. Then, when lawmakers got a chance to reconsider the matter, they rejected a second measure, too. Trying to keep...

 

Hospital hires new pharmacy director

An ever-changing profession and the ability to make a difference in a patient’s life is what drives Jonathan Beattie as a pharmacist. As the new Pharmacy Director, Beattie has been overseeing Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County’s Pharmacy...

 
 By Pete Rust    Sports    April 8, 2021

Track team competes in Mountain View

On the last day of March, during a still, chilly spring day, the Green River track team took the short trip west to Mountain View to join with the larger schools from Rock Springs, Evanston and Lander, as well as small schools Farson-Eden, Manila,...

 

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