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Articles from the July 8, 2020 edition

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 By DAVID MARTIN    County    July 8, 2020

Commissioners debate masks

Responding to a recent increase in COVID-19 infections, the Sweetwater County commissioners debated a resolution mandating people visiting county buildings to wear masks while inside, ultimately...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    City    July 8, 2020

River Festival continues without shrimp boil dinner

(Full disclosure -- David Martin is a member of the Green River Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors) The shrimp boil won’t be taking place at River Festival this year as the event was canceled...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    County    July 8, 2020

Historic warplanes visit county airport

Residents of Green River and Rock Springs were treated to an unusual sight in the skies Monday morning. Two World War II warbirds flew through the skies on their approach to the Southwest Wyoming Regi...

 

Recoveries outnumber new COVID cases Tues.

By The Wyoming News Exchange The number of confirmed coronavirus cases seen in Wyoming since the illness was first detected here in mid-March grew by 29 on Tuesday. However, the number of recoveries seen in all the cases recorded since the pandemic...

 

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...

 

Roger David Smith

Roger David Smith, 65, passed away Saturday, July 4, 2020 at his home in Green River, Wyoming. He was born on July 30, 1954 in Williamsburg, Missouri, the son of Winston David Smith and Marjorie...

 

Christine B. Paul

Christine B. Paul, 70, of Rock Springs, Wyoming passed away Monday, June 29, 2020 at her home, after a lengthy illness, surrounded by her loving family. Christine was a longtime resident of Rock...

 

Kim Vase Willingham

Kim Vase Willingham, 65, of Rock Springs, Wyoming passed away on Thursday, June 25, 2020 on her way home from a perfect day with her husband at Red Canyon Lodge. She was a lifelong resident of Rock...

 

Anna Johnson Caudle

Anna Johnson Caudle, 63, of Rock Springs, Wyoming passed away at the Rocky Mountain Cottage Care Center in Murray, Utah. She was a resident of Rock Springs for the past 17 years and former resident... Full story

 

Lena Lynn Fletcher

Lena Lynn Fletcher, 46, passed away on June 29, 2020 in Rock Springs, Wyoming. Lena was born to Naomi Galyean on November 7, 1973 in Grand Junction, Colorado. She had 6 siblings, Roberta Stanley, Aman...

 

Kimberlee Carter

Kimberlee Carter, 56. of Rock Springs, Wyoming passed away on Friday, June 26, 2020 at Sage View Care Center. She died following a lengthy illness. She was a life long resident of Rock Springs,...

 

Maynard Martin Merlau

Maynard Martin Merlau, 79, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 202 at his home in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was born on November 28, 1940 in East Aurora, New York, the son of Maynard and Margaret Merlau....

 

Our View: Mask mandates don't limit personal liberties

The Anderson County Review in Kansas became a viral sensation over the weekend, calling attention to itself well beyond its 2,900 circulation.  The newspaper’s publisher posted political cartoon on its Facebook page critical of the state’s...

 

Insurance law under siege again

At the height of the pandemic, many Americans are experiencing firsthand the flaws in the Affordable Care Act and the health insurance it guaranteed. They are also facing the possibility that even the protection it does afford may be stripped away. T...

 

As plain as the nose on your face

My friend broke my nose at an after-prom party in high school. It was nothing deliberate, such as fighting over a girl. Rather, we bumped heads while wearing those big round air-filled sumo wrestler suits. Besides hurting a lot, I remember thinking,...

 
 By Kerry Drake    Opinion    July 8, 2020

West is needed in Wyo.

Kanye West isn’t your typical musical genius/billionaire entrepreneur/fashion designer/Wyoming rancher/presidential candidate. There will never be anyone else like him. If West didn’t exist, someone would have to invent him, and the only person... Full story

 

Farmer's market returns to Rock Springs

The Main Street Market, a farmer’s market located in Downtown Rock Springs, is scheduled to begin Thursday. The market will take place every Thursday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., through Sept. 10 on South Main Street. Locals and visitors can check out...

 

RS agency names volunteer of the month for June

Sometimes, it does not take an elaborate plan for people to come to the rescue in Downtown Rock Springs. A quick decision led Anne Parady to becoming the Rock Springs Main Street/Urban Renewal...

 
 By Tom Hallberg    News    July 8, 2020

Jackson man survives 88-day COVID battle

JACKSON - Eighty-eight days. That's how long Anthony Parker spent in the hospital. He first felt sick with symptoms that didn't mirror a typical cold or flu on March 30. "The last thing I remember, I...

 
 By Camille Erickson    News    July 8, 2020

Peabody, Arch battle federal block of joint venture

CASPER — Over one year ago, two of the nation’s leading coal companies proposed a plan to form a joint venture and combine operations in Wyoming. The decision came as a surprise to many in the state where the companies operate five coal mines....

 

Sales tax income drops in Q1

PINEDALE — Figures released Monday by the Wyoming Economic Analysis Division report Sublette County collected 42% less sales and use taxes in the first quarter of 2020 compared to the previous year. That is the largest decline experienced by any...

 

Wyoming to submit bid for Occidental land

CASPER — Wyoming is expected to bid on 5 million combined acres of land sometime this week after the State Loan and Investment Board authorized the treasurer’s office Monday to make a play on the Occidental Petroleum property. The language of...

 
 By Seth Klamann    News    July 8, 2020

Outlook improves for Wyoming's children

CASPER — Wyoming ranked 16th in the country for overall children’s well-being in a national report that found the Equality State above average generally, though the state continues to struggle with youth health. Last year, the Annie E. Casey...

 

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