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 By David Martin    News    May 6, 2020

Arrest made in 'Bitter Creek Betty' cold case

On March 1, 1992, a truck driver stopped off of Interstate-80 to change his fuel tanks discovered a woman's body 40 miles east of Rock Springs. Decades after her discovery, an arrest was made in the c...

 
 By Staff Report    City    May 6, 2020

Building closures extended

Green River’s municipal buildings will remain closed until May 18, according to a press release from the city. The extension was made after consideration of the federal, three-phase process to open the economy. Despite the extension, the city is...

 
 By David Martin    County    May 6, 2020

Commissioners work to reopen courthouse

As COVID-19 restrictions are easing up throughout Wyoming, the Sweetwater County commissioners have started debating when they should open up the courthouse and other county buildings to public...

 
 By David Martin    County    May 6, 2020

County fair to focus on 4-H and FFA

The Sweetwater County Fair will be scaled down this year in response to uncertainty related to future COVID-19 guidelines. As a result, the fair will focus on 4-H and FFA projects this year, scaling...

 
 By David Martin    County    May 6, 2020

Hospital admits 1st COVID-19 patient

Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County’s first COVID-19 admission was recorded Thursday according to a news release from the hospital. The patient was described as a woman in her 50s from Rock...

 

Dorothy Kalan

Dorothy Kalan, 94, of Rock Springs, Wyoming passed away on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at Deer Trail Assisted Living. She was a resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming for the past four years and former...

 

Carolyn Petrie

Carolyn Petrie, 83 of Rock Springs, Wyoming passed away on Thursday, April 30, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family. She was a longtime resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming. She was born on January...

 

Harold Walker

Harold Walker, 92, of Green River, Wyoming passed away on Friday, April 24, 2020 at Sage View Care Center following a lengthy illness. He was a longtime resident of Green River, Wyoming and former...

 

Our view: First responders go above and beyond again

The area’s first responders typically excel when working under conditions most people would find trying. Firefighters, ambulance workers and police officers are often the people tasked with responding to emergencies large and small. They’re the...

 
 By Richard Holm MD    Opinion    May 6, 2020

A woman experiences life with color

Mrs. R was a character. Her natural red hair had changed to gray years earlier, but thanks to the magic of her hairdresser, her hair was again flashy red, and she had a personality to match. She was a feisty, fun and full-blooded woman full of zest...

 
 By Wally Johnson    Opinion    May 6, 2020

BLM should postpone Rock Springs RMP

(Editor’s note: The following letter was sent to the Bureau of Land Management. Sweetwater County Commissioner Wally Johnson requested its publication in The Green River Star as well.) Sweetwater County strongly recommends that the Bureau of Land M...

 
 By Allayana Darrow    News    May 6, 2020

Pandemic may worsen trafficking

SHERIDAN — Sex trafficking may not be the first danger that comes to mind when considering the impact of COVID-19 on individual communities, but the two are inextricably linked, according to Alexandra Stevenson, co-founder of the human trafficking...

 
 By Camille Erickson    News    May 6, 2020

Program expansion may help oil, gas

CASPER – Changes made to a federal lending program last week could open up loans to Wyoming oil and gas firms left reeling from volatile oil prices and low fuel demand during the pandemic. The Federal Reserve released new guidelines Thursday for...

 
 City    May 6, 2020

Tree board to give trees away

From the Green River Tree Board The city’s tree board will be giving away free trees May 9 in front of Ace Hardware. The tree board hosts an annual Arbor Day celebration every year in May. Due to COVID-19, this celebration was canceled, due to reco...

 
 News    May 6, 2020

County variances allow restaurants, churches to open across Wyoming

From the Wyoming News Exchange Wyoming began taking steps toward normalcy this week as some counties won permission to reopen restaurants and churches. State officials approved requests from seven counties for county-wide variances from the public...

 
 By David Martin    People    May 6, 2020

First responders save birthdays

The smile on three-year-old Dakston Griffiths' face couldn't get any wider. The small boy clutched on to his toy Batman car with a glee often reserved for Christmas as a procession consisting of a...

 
 By David Martin    People    May 6, 2020

School food program begins summer shift

Renovation work at Lincoln Middle School and the rapidly approaching summer months has resulted in changes to Sweetwater County School District No. 2’s food program. Food is now available from...

 

Libraries offer professional skill-building service

From the Sweetwater County Library System The Sweetwater County Library System is excited to offer a new service to help patrons build their professional skills. Lynda.com is now available through the library’s website at sweetwaterlibraries.com....

 

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