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Outstanding graduate selected at Western

Western Wyoming Community College has announced the Outstanding Graduate and Innovative Educator of the Year awards for 2019-2020. Western’s Outstanding Graduate is selected by a committee that includes administrators, professionals, faculty, and...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    County    May 27, 2020

Man faces 240 years for child porn

A Rock Springs man is facing a potential 240-year prison sentence if found guilty of possessing child pornography. James Adam Gehring, 34, of Rock Springs, is charged with 24 felony counts of sexual... Full story

 

Western selects new vice president

Western Wyoming Community College has appointed Clifford Wittstruck to the position of vice president for student learning, effective June 15. The Professional Standards Board reviewed 30 highly...

 
 By Tom Coulter    News    May 27, 2020

2nd special session discussed

CHEYENNE – After holding its first special session since 2004 last week, the Wyoming Legislature likely won’t have to wait another 16 years for its next one. State lawmakers are expected to reconvene sometime in late June for a second, longer...

 

Tally Ann Lester

Tally Ann Lester, 44, of Rock Springs, Wyoming passed away on Monday, May 25, 2020 at her home. A longtime resident of Rock Springs, Ms. Lester died following a five-year battle with cancer. She was...

 

Vernon E. Shaw

Vernon E. Shaw, 70, of Rock Springs, Wyoming passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2020 at Sage View Care Center. He had been a longtime resident of Rock Springs and former resident of Oregon. He was born...

 

Larry L. Carroll

Larry L. Carroll, 80, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2020 at home surrounded by his family. He was a resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming for 44 years. He was born on October 2, 1939, in St. Louis...

 

Charles "Brett" Pearson

Charles "Brett" Pearson, 62, passed away Friday, May 1, 2020 at his home in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was a resident of Rock Springs for 17 years and is a former resident of Baggs, Wyoming and Salt...

 

Unemployment more than doubles in April

CASPER (Wyoming News Exchange) — Wyoming’s unemployment rate more than doubled to 9.2% in April, as an energy downturn and measures put in place to limit the spread of the coronavirus led to major job losses. Still, Wyoming fared better than...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    County    May 27, 2020

First cold case trial will be in Tenn.

Tennessee will get the first crack at a trial against Clark Perry Baldwin, the man accused of killing two unidentified women in Wyoming. “We decided that since Tennessee has a known victim, and know...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    County    May 27, 2020

Candidate filing period continues

A few more candidates have filed for election in the upcoming Primary Election in August. So far, a race has developed for the Green River City Council Ward I seat. Councilman Tom Murphy has filed...

 
 By Staff Report    County    May 27, 2020

Thoman seeks election to county commissioners' board

A longtime member of the Sweetwater County Conservation District is seeking a chance to serve on the Sweetwater County Board of County Commissioners. Mary Thoman, a Republican, recently announced her...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    City    May 27, 2020

Fire chief pleas not guilty to embezzlement charges

Green River Fire Department Chief Mike Nomis pleaded not guilty felony theft and wrongful appropriation of public property charges during an arraignment last week. Nomis appeared before Third...

 

Our View: Graduation parade should become a tradition

Last week, graduates from Green River High School and Expedition Academy paraded through town, waving at residents and celebrating their accomplishment through one of the best ways afforded to them. Social distancing recommendations and cancelled cer...

 
 By Erin Wall    Opinion    May 27, 2020

CDC guidelines may cause stress for teachers, students when classes start

In March, the terror of what could physically happen to my children if they contracted COVID-19 paralyzed me into blind submission. I was behind the idea of online learning, as well as socially distancing my children from their friends. Our school di...

 
 By Kerry Drake    Opinion    May 27, 2020

A superhero saves state senate from itself

I didn’t expect to see Spiderman at the Wyoming Senate, but I’m sure glad he showed up. He helped save the day. He didn’t look the same as he does in his superhero costume. In fact, in civilian clothes, the fellow on my computer monitor looked...

 

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