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Articles from the June 10, 2021 edition

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 By David Martin    County    June 10, 2021

Attitudes frustrate health officer

Prior to the start of a monthly meeting with elected officials about the COVID-19 pandemic, Sweetwater County Health Officer was frank with her opinions regarding shifting attitudes. “It’s kind of...

 
 By David Martin    County    June 10, 2021

Jim Bridger may get a nuclear option

The Jim Bridger Power Plant may get a second lease on life if selected to house a new nuclear reactor being touted as a game changer for the state’s economy. Gov. Mark Gordon announced the state...

 
 By Lisa Romero    City    June 10, 2021

Nielsen gets life sentence

ROCK SPRINGS - Christopher James Nielsen has been sentenced to life in prison without parole on first-degree murder charges for the death of a 5-year-old boy in his care. Nielsen's argued sentencing...

 

Kenneth Doyle D'Spain

Kenneth Doyle D'Spain of Bandera, Texas passed away on May 24th, 2021. He was born in Brady, Texas on June 6th, 1938. He was the son of Nimrod "Doc" Johnson D'Spain and Otelia Pool. He was the...

 

Lawrance Henry Lowell "Jug"

Lawrance Henry Lowell "Jug", 80, passed away on Thursday, June 3, 2021 at his home in Green River. He was born on August 11, 1940 in Rock Springs, Wyoming, the son of Lourin Lawrance Lowell and Belva...

 

Our View: Sweetwater county is the perfect place for a nuclear plant

In keeping with the slogan ‘Wyoming powers the nation,’ the state will be the site of a new nuclear power plant -- with the Jim Bridger Power Plant near Rock Springs being one of the four proposed locations. As county and city leaders are...

 

Letter: Board's proposed policy highlights college's issues

Dear Editor, This letter is being written in response to the resignation of Carla Hester-Croff from the Board of Trustees at Western Wyoming Community College. It was with great sadness that I read Ms. Hester-Croff was stepping down. Ms. Hester-Croff...

 

Letter: Comments help public lands

Dear Editor, For several years, the Bureau of Land Management has been working towards publishing its Draft Resource Management Plan for its Rock Springs Field Office, which covers over 3 million acres of public lands within Sweetwater County and...

 
 By Kerry Drake    Opinion    June 10, 2021

Red flags fly over Wyoming's nuclear power 'silver bullet'

I’m not going to invest in Bill Gates’ and Warren Buffett’s plan to bring a nuclear power plant to Wyoming. I’d also prefer to not see taxpayers like myself forced to shell out hard-earned money on such an environmentally risky venture....

 

Patricia Lynne Preddy

Patricia Lynne Preddy, 80, of Green River, passed away December 31, 2020 at Mission at Castle Rock following a lengthy illness. She was born November 22, 1940 in Rock Springs, Wyoming; the daughter of Charles Thrasher and Mary Bahan. Cremation has...

 

Museum hosts special display

June 6, marked the 77th anniversary of the World War II D-Day landings in France, known as Operation Overlord, and the Sweetwater County Historical Museum hosted a special two-day exhibit in commemora...

 

Three promoted at Memorial Hospital

Three employees have been promoted to directorships at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. Marianne Sanders is now the Director of Physician Recruitment & Relations; Jeanne West, Director of Case Management; and Patty O’Lexey, Director of Educa...

 

Hospital board member steps down after five years

After serving five years on the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County Board of Trustees, Richard Mathey did not reapply for a second term. Mathey, the board vice president, has said his drive to serv...

 

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