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 By David Martin    City    April 22, 2020

Bomgaars opens in GR

Green River residents can start shopping at Bomgaars this week. Located in the former Shopko building next to Smith’s, Green River’s Bomgaars store opened Tuesday. Bomgaars is a general merchandis...

 
 By David Martin    County    April 22, 2020

County events complex receives loan

The Sweetwater County Events Complex received a $200,000 loan from the Sweetwater County commissioners Tuesday morning, shoring up finances that have taken a hit from the loss of two summer RV...

 
 By David Martin    City    April 22, 2020

Health orders to end May 1

Following on an announcement from President Donald Trump about a three-phase plan to re-open the American economy, Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon announced the COVID-19 public health orders will remain...

 
 By Staff Report    City    April 22, 2020

Schools close for remainder of year

Schools in Green River, McKinnon and Granger won’t be re-opening for the remainder of the school year. In an announcement last week, Interim Superintendent Jamie Christensen said the school year will conclude under the district’s Adapted...

 

MHSC receives masks

From Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County It seems that private 3D printer owners all over the world are picking up where manufacturing plants have left off. Sweetwater County is no exception. Zack Pendleton is among a few area 3D printer owners...

 

Community college month celebrated at Western

From Western Wyoming Community College Community College Month is a campaign to raise awareness about the importance of community colleges. Nearly half of all undergraduate college students in the Nation today are enrolled in community colleges, and...

 

Charlie S. Gomez

Charlie S. Gomez, 34, of Cheyenne, Wyoming died April 9, 2020 in Cheyenne. Charlie was born November 20, 1985 in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was raised in Cheyenne and attended High School III. He...

 

Marilyn Mae Richards

Marilyn Mae Richards passed away on Tuesday, April 14, 2020. She was born April 15, 1933. She is survived by her husband Robert Joseph Richards (RJ), and her four children, Danny, Lori, Larry and Dayna, her sister, Beverly Wolff, a niece and nephew,...

 

George Erven Buckendorf

George Erven Buckendorf, 64, passed away Friday, April 17, 2020 at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, Wyoming. He was a lifelong resident of Wyoming. Mr. Buckendorf was born on October 8, 1955 in...

 

Our view: Want to open the state? Offer more testing

The Flaming Gorge Days Committee has a difficult decision to make. Having to cancel an event that would have taken place in its 64th consecutive year is something we’re sure no one involved wanted to do. They made that tough decision and while...

 

Letter: Commissioners make great move

Dear Editor, One of the many things I love about living in Western Wyoming is the abundant amount of public land that is available for recreation. As an avid sportsman who relies on access to public lands, I was relieved to see that the Sweetwater Co...

 
 By Kerry Drake    Opinion    April 22, 2020

State must mend previous mistakes

Observers have long dreaded the arrival of an economic perfect storm in Wyoming, but not even the most pessimistic of the bunch imagined the epic collapse that a recent Legislative Service Office memo says is in store for the state. Its “optimistic...

 
 By David Martin    Opinion    April 22, 2020

The best way to learn is making mistakes

The English language can be tricky. This is a language that offers different spellings for the same-sounding words. To, two and too, for example. Or there, they’re and their. Add in the fact that ea...

 
 By Clair McFarland    News    April 22, 2020

Man shot by Riverton police dies

RIVERTON — New developments in the standoff that occurred Wednesday afternoon in Riverton have emerged, revealing that James Hinman, 56, was shot during a rapid volley of gunfire earlier in the day – not while being extricated from his home by...

 
 By Nick Reynolds    News    April 22, 2020

Lawmakers to prepare emergency legislation

CASPER — Legislative leaders voted unanimously on Thursday to pursue several pieces of emergency legislation, all but guaranteeing the Wyoming Legislature will meet in its first special session since 2004. In a conference call with Management Counc...

 
 By Staff Report    People    April 22, 2020

Girl Scout leaders honored

Five Green River Girl Scout leaders were recognized for their local contributions to the organization, earning awards for their accomplishments. Vicki Oliver, Kris Sherwin and Dottie Lacquement received the Girl Scout Appreciation Pin, which...

 

County museum produces review videos

From the Sweetwater County Historical Museum With people spending more time at home, the Sweetwater County Historical Museum announced a new Internet outreach feature Thursday.​ Museum director Brie Blasi said “History Screenshots,” short...

 

Cruising the Drag raises over $15k for MHSC

From Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County Thousands of people in hundreds of cars cruised The Drag in Rock Springs and Green River on Friday night, raising $15,386 for the Memorial Hospital Foundation COVID-19 Response Fund. “What a fabulous even...

 

County museum establishes scholarship program

From the Sweetwater County Historical Museum The Sweetwater County Historical Museum and its non-for-profit partner, the Sweetwater County Museum Foundation, are sponsoring a scholarship program and essay contest for 2020. ​ The scholarship...

 

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