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 By David Martin    City    June 24, 2021

Feeling the squeeze: Library programs continue on despite funding losses

The Sweetwater County Library's multipurpose room was filled with smiling faces Monday morning, though few as beaming as Becky Iwen's. The library's manager of youth services, Iwen read stories and sa...

 
 By David Martin    County    June 24, 2021

County claims $13.7M in back taxes

Sweetwater County will receive more than $13.7 million in back taxes after nearly two years. Sweetwater County Treasurer Robb Slaughter said Southland Royalty Company paid the back property taxes at...

 
 By Staff Report    County    June 24, 2021

Sheriff's office conducts sex offender sweep

An annual compliance check of registered sex offenders in Sweetwater County resulted in one arrest and two ongoing investigations according to a media release from the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office. Last week, county detectives and deputies in...

 

Events complex prepares for RV rally

More than 1,000 visitors are expected to visit the county as part of an RV rally being hosted at the Sweetwater County Events Complex next month. The 60th Escapade-Escapees RV Club Rally will be July 18-23 at the Sweetwater Events Complex....

 

Nancy Barnum

Nancy Barnum, 73, passed away on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at her home in Casper, Wyoming, following a lengthy illness. Nancy was a current resident of Casper, Wyoming. Nancy was born September 10,...

 

Nelia "Nellie" Boren Castillon

Nelia "Nellie" Boren Castillon, 55, passed away Friday, June 11, 2021 at The University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah following a lengthy illness. She was a longtime resident of Wyoming and former...

 

Clifford Douglas Reeder

Clifford Douglas Reeder, 75, passed away on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at his home in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was born on October 30, 1945 in Grand Junction, Colorado, to Verna Faith (Roach) Reeder and...

 

Our View: Tower shouldn't be OK'd

A decision regarding if an 80-foot cell tower will be built near the Green River Post Office and Ace Hardware will be made during the July 6 Green River City Council meeting and we're hoping the...

 
 By Dave Dodson    Opinion    June 24, 2021

Wyoming voters: Don't fall for the purity test

With the excommunication of Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney from the Republican Party leadership, what was intended to be a sleepy mid-term political season is shaping up to be a bellwether for what Wyoming looks for in a congressperson. Most of...

 

Green River Police Department reports for June 16-23

Green River Police Department reports for June 16 At 9:11 a.m., officers responded to a report of vandalism at 1000 W. Flaming Gorge Way. Officers met with an individual that advised a vehicle dolly had been moved to the northeast corner of the lot...

 

High school honor rolls released

Principal Honor Roll To be placed on the Principal Honor Roll, a student must earn between a 4.0 GPA without an I or F grade and enroll in a minimum of five classes. Students listed on the Principal Honor Roll are: Liliana Adams, Luciana Adams,...

 

Museum hosts preservation program

Sweetwater County Historical Museum Curator Amanda Benson hosted a workshop Saturday, the latest in her series, “Protecting Our Precious Possessions.” At the Broadway Theater in Rock Springs, Benson talked about preservation and storage of pop...

 
 By Katie Klingsporn    News    June 24, 2021

Reviving the Red Desert's ancient stories

RED DESERT – Sitting in the verdant shade of an aspen grove on Steamboat Mountain — which rises out of the Red Desert in southern Wyoming — Jason Baldes talks about buffalo. As the buffalo reintroduction coordinator for the Eastern Shoshone Tri...

 
 By Nick Reynolds    News    June 24, 2021

Redistricting ramps up. Here's what to expect

Wyoming lawmakers have begun the lengthy and involved process of redrawing legislative district maps for the next decade. The Joint Committee on Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions’s June 7 meeting marked the beginning of months of...

 

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