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 By DAVID MARTIN    County    June 17, 2020

Layoffs announced at Genesis

A company-wide internal memo issued Monday at Genesis Alkali announced the company intends to layoff an unspecified number of employees, both hourly and salary. A plan is expected to be finalized by t...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    City    June 17, 2020

Utah man arrested near cemetery

A man who eluded law enforcement in Rock Springs was arrested near Riverview Cemetery Wednesday evening. Darren Carson Calvin, 20, of Utah,was arrested last week after a chase involving Sweetwater Cou...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    County    June 17, 2020

County mulls selling buildings

The Sweetwater County commissioners might be putting some real estate on the market soon. During a discussion Tuesday, Commissioner Wally Johnson said he doesn’t believe they would sell for a premiu...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    County    June 17, 2020

Train derails, explodes near RS

An investigation into the cause of the Saturday derailment east of Rock Springs is ongoing according to a representative of the Union Pacific Railroad. At 2:54 p.m., a UP train derailed 39 cars four m...

 
 By Staff Report    City    June 17, 2020

3 businesses fail GRPD compliance checks

Recent alcohol and tobacco compliance checks conducted by the Green River Police Department last week didn’t show complete compliance. Citations were issued to three businesses for failure to ensure tobacco or alcohol wasn’t being sold to...

 
 By Staff Report    County    June 17, 2020

County events complex will host 2022 motor coach rally

While event cancellations may have the Sweetwater Events Complex struggling during the global pandemic, its future is bright after an announcement made last week. The events complex announced it will host the Newmar Kountry Klub International Rally...

 

Robert Thomas Trujillo

Robert Thomas Trujillo, 83, passed away Monday, June 15, 2020 at his home in Green River, Wyoming surrounded by family following a sudden illness. He was a resident of Green River for 57 years and is...

 

Jerry Goodwin

Jerry Goodwin, 79, passed away June 13, 2020 at his home in Farson, Wyoming with his wife by his side. Jerry was born on October 20, 1940 in Cedarville, California, the son of Earl Dallas Goodwin and Dora Blanch Goodwin. He attended school in...

 

Robert Charles LeFaivre

Robert Charles LeFaivre, 88, of Green River, Wyoming passed away on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at the Rocky Mountain Health Care in Evanston, Wyoming following a lengthy illness. Mr. LeFaivre was born in...

 

Colonel Joseph John Giovale Jr.

An officer and a gentleman aptly describes Joseph John Giovale Jr., 83, who passed away peacefully at his home in Salt Lake City, Utah, on June 10th, 2020. Often described as a thoughtful, gentle...

 

Jackie Lee Hansen

Jackie Lee Hansen, 59, passed away June 11, 2020 at the Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah following a brief illness. She was a resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming for 27 years and a...

 

Steven Jared Gault

Steven Jared Gault, 38, passed away June 8, 2020, at the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was born March 18, 1982, in Vernal, Utah. He was a former resident of Riverton,...

 

Alfredo Amilcar Sagastume

Alfredo Amilcar Sagastume, 57, passed away June 5, 2020 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater county. He was a resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming for the last 15 years and a former resident of Los...

 

James Noel Gardner

James Noel Gardner passed away June 7, 2020 in Green River, Wyoming. He was born on Christmas day 1934 in Calumet, Michigan to Edward and Ethel Gardner. As a youth, Jim had a scooter and built flat...

 

Nathan C. Richards

Nathan C. Richards, 65, passed away Sunday, June 7th, 2020 at his home. He was a resident of Green River, Wyoming for 44 years. He was born April 7th, 1955 in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, the son of Charles C....

 

Our View: Pandemic is not over

Looking around Sweetwater County, with businesses reopening and people enjoying the warm June weather, one could be mistaken for thinking the pandemic is over and we’re in the clear. Yes, restaurant servers are wearing masks and many of the annual...

 
 By Mike Enzi    Opinion    June 17, 2020

It's time to fix our national parks, but not by putting it on America's credit card

Our national parks are an important source of pride for our country. But they are in the midst of a rising crisis that has been building over many years. Simply put, they are falling apart. They are in desperate need of repair and maintenance....

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    County    June 17, 2020

Supreme court upholds murder conviction

The murder conviction of a Utah man who killed a woman in Rock Springs was upheld by the Wyoming Supreme Court last week. Bradley Fairbourn was found guilty of one count of first-degree murder and...

 

Fire chief's wife pleas not guilty to felony theft charge

ROCK SPRINGS (Wyoming News Exchange) — Stephanie Nomis pleaded not guilty last week to alleged felony theft in the case of funds missing from the Green River Fire Department Foundation. The plea was entered before Judge Suzannah G. Robinson during...

 
 By Staff Report    City    June 17, 2020

Travis seeks election to House District 60 seat

Democrat Lindsey Travis announced her campaign for Wyoming House of Representatives District 60. The seat being vacated by retiring democrat John Freeman. Travis has served on the Green River Parks an...

 
 By Staff Report    County    June 17, 2020

Crank seeks re-election in House District 18

Republican Tom Crank is seeking re-election to the Wyoming House of Representatives in House District 18. Crank has served four years in the Wyoming House and has previously served six years as a...

 
 By Seth Klamann    News    June 17, 2020

University braces for $35 million in cuts

CASPER — The University of Wyoming is preparing to absorb $35 million in cuts in the coming years, reductions that are expected to hit every public agency here as state revenues continue to plummet. Gov. Mark Gordon instructed agencies and the...

 

Councilman asked to resign because of Facebook 'likes'

From The Gillette News Record Via Wyoming News Exchange GILLETTE — Responding to what it calls inaccuracies on local social media in response to the resignation of former Gillette city councilman Shay Lundvall, the council released a statement afte...

 
 By Shay Mahana    People    June 17, 2020

Sweetwater county museum reopens

The Sweetwater County Museum has reopened to visitors, opening its doors to the public Monday. The museum opened under its regular summer hours Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Museum Director Brie Blasi and her staff worked to...

 

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