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 By David Martin    County    June 17, 2021

WYDOT: Expect more delays on I-80

Residents regularly commuting along Interstate 80 have likely seen or been stuck in traffic backups on the eastbound lanes leading to Green River over the past few weeks. At least once, the traffic...

 
 By David Martin    City    June 17, 2021

Golden Hour seeks additional funding from city

Golden Hour Senior Center is facing a dire funding situation as a result of funding cuts made by the Sweetwater County commissioners, which forced the center’s director, Jackie Grubb, to approach...

 
 By Staff Report    County    June 17, 2021

Airport receives $8.4m in grants

The Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport has received nearly half of the funding needed to complete its modernization of the commercial terminal. Devon Brubaker, general manager of the airport said...

 

Lawrence Cauthorn

Lawrence Cauthorn, 77, passed away on Thursday May 20, 2021 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was a longtime resident of Green River, Wyoming and former resident...

 

Frances Newton

Frances Newton, 90, passed away Wednesday August 26, 2020 at Sage View Care Center in Rock Springs, Wyoming. She has been a resident of Sweetwater County since 1961. She was born on January 17, 1930...

 

Kathleen (Kathie) A. Bostwick

Kathleen (Kathie) A. Bostwick, 75 of Rock Springs, Wyoming passed away June 7, 2021 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County, following a lengthy illness. Kathie was born January 10, 1946 in...

 

Ethel Fiscus-Fletcher

Ethel Fiscus-Fletcher, 85, passed away Thursday, June 10, 2021 at Rangely Hospital in Rangely, Colorado. She was a resident of Rangely for the last five years, and former resident of Wyoming and...

 

Michael Wright

Michael Wright, 42, passed away Wednesday, June 2, 2021, West of Green River, Wyoming. Mr. Wright died unexpectedly. He was a resident of Rock Springs for the last year and former resident of...

 

Quinn Cherice McKinney

Quinn Cherice McKinney, 57, passed away Sunday, June 13, 2021 at her home in Rock Springs, Wyoming. She was born on October 28, 1963 in Aberdeen, Washington, the daughter of William N. McKinney and...

 

Kathy June Coffey

Kathy June Coffey, 65, passed away at her home in Green River, Wyoming on May 29, 2021. She was born on June 30, 1955 in Gallup, New Mexico, the daughter of William Coffey and Katherine Duff. Kathy...

 
 By Lu Sweet    Opinion    June 17, 2021

Lifelong learning: The value of pets

Much has changed in the past year and a half with COVID-19 and our abilities to be out and about as much. However, one thing that has NOT changed is the love shown to us by our pets. In fact, if you are like me, even though you have still been just...

 

Letter: King Kong is coming to Green River

Dear Editor, King Kong is coming to Green River, Wyoming. Union Wireless would like to erect an eighty-foot 5G tower in a lot immediately east of Ace Hardware. At a Planning and Zoning meeting June 9, this was discussed and somebody made the...

 

Overland Stage Stampede results

Ever wonder how much a rodeo performer earns if they place in an event? Residents curious about the purses offered by the Overland Stage Stampede Rodeo can satisfy their curiosity as the results,...

 

District names teacher of the year

Brittney Montgomery has been selected as the Sweetwater County School District No. 2 Teacher of the Year. Montgomery is the epitome of what an "excellent teacher is" and is a great example of the...

 

Travel and tourism board celebrates designation

The Sweetwater County Travel & Tourism Board (SWCTTB) hosted a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, June 9th at the Flaming Gorge Gateway Sign on U.S. Highway 191 South to celebrate the designation of the Flaming Gorge – Green River Basin Scenic Byway as...

 

Learn how to preserve pop culture collectables Saturday

The Sweetwater County Historical Museum will host a special event at the Broadway Theater at 618 Broadway in Rock Springs. Beginning at 11 a.m., Saturday, Museum Curator Amanda Benson will present the latest in her “Preserving our Precious...

 

School districts' uses of federal relief funds worry lawmakers

Some lawmakers are worried that school districts are using federal pandemic-relief and recovery funds to add new positions and purchase equipment that might add to ongoing costs for the state. The anxiety stems from the fact that school districts...

 
 By Margaret Austin    News    June 17, 2021

Gov. Gordon strategizes use of ARP funds

CHEYENNE –– Gov. Mark Gordon and the Wyoming Legislature are playing the long game when it comes to American Rescue Plan relief funding, mapping out a three-pronged plan that is centered around serving future generations of Wyomingites. With the...

 
 By Steven R. Peck    News    June 17, 2021

Liz Cheney: 'I don' t feel any real downside' to losing chair position

RIVERTON – If there’s one thing Liz Cheney never expected, it was to be called a RINO. The derisive term, an acronym for “Republican in Name Only,” seems not just an unlikely label for Wyoming’s sole U.S. Representative, but an absurd one,...

 
 By Victoria Eavis    News    June 17, 2021

Expert: Reactor will be safe; Nuclear proposal incorporates molten sodium technology

CASPER – After the recent announcement that Wyoming would be getting a nuclear power plant, many Wyomingites had a similar question. Is it safe? The Star-Tribune spoke with an expert who says yes, both the reactor and the waste storage are secure....

 

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