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Articles from the July 8, 2021 edition

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 By David Martin    County    July 8, 2021

Future of tax proposal questioned

The future of a special election to create a 1% sales tax in Sweetwater County to pay for ambulance services and economic development is in jeopardy after the Rock Springs City Council decided not to...

 
 By David Martin    City    July 8, 2021

City tables cell tower request

A proposal to allow for the erection of an 80-foot lattice-style cell tower in Green River was tabled by the Green River City Council Tuesday night after the Council agreed residents needed more time...

 

Green River Police Department reports for June 29 to July 6

Green River Police Department reports for June 29 At 7:12 a.m., officers responded to a report of vandalism. Officers met with the maintenance supervisor who advised two lights were damaged at the GRHS stadium. Officers completed a report of the...

 
 By Staff Report    City    July 8, 2021

GRPD officer involved in Tuesday shooting

A Green River Police Department officer exchanged gunfire with an unidentified person Tuesday night during a traffic stop on Barnhart Street, resulting in the person being wounded and transported out...

 

Stella L. Martinez

Stella L. Martinez, 83, passed away on Saturday, July 3, 2021 at her home in Rock Springs, Wyoming. She is a lifelong resident of Rock Springs. Mrs. Martinez died following a lengthy illness. She was...

 

Jean M. Blazovich

Jean M. Blazovich, 87, passed away on Saturday, July 3, 2021 at Mission at Castle Rock in Green River, Wyoming. She was a lifelong resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming. Mrs. Blazovich died from a lengthy...

 

Rita Drnas

Rita Drnas, 87, passed away Friday, July 2, 2021 at Mission at Castle Rock in Green River, Wyoming. She was a life-long resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming. Mrs. Drnas was born January 25, 1934 in Rock...

 

Rose Marie Cudney

Rose Marie Cudney, 71, passed away Friday, July 2, 2021 in Ogden, Utah following a brief illness. She was a life-long resident of Green River, Wyoming. Marie was born on August 20, 1949 in Rock...

 

Shane Mark Triplett

Shane Mark Triplett, 53, passed away on July 4, 2021 after a hard fought battle with cancer. He was a lifelong resident of McKinnon, Wyoming. Shane was born on August 10, 1976 in Dugway, Utah, the son...

 

Larry Paine

Larry Paine, 77, passed away July 1, 2021 in Green River, Wyoming. He was a beloved husband, father, grandpa, and great-grandpa. Larry was a long-time resident of Sweetwater County and former...

 

Our View: Cell tower issue needlessly drawn out

The Green River City Council decision to draw out the Union Wireless cell tower request was drawn out Tuesday night when the Council opted to table the issue as opposed to voting on it. The issue at hand: the belief the public hadn’t been...

 

Power outage planned

Rocky Mountain Power will initiate a planned power outage affecting 1,300 customers Sunday from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. The company says as repairs proceed, some residents will have power back earlier. Dean Long, District manager in Rock Springs says the...

 
 By Staff Report    County    July 8, 2021

Democrats seek treasurer applications

Ever consider being in public office? The recent opening left by retired Sweetwater County Treasurer Robb Slaughter gives local Democrats an opportunity to fill the remainder of his term. The Sweetwater County Democratic Party seeks applications for...

 

Memorial hospital earns gold seal approval

Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a...

 

Green River library hosts magician July 14

The Sweetwater County Library System is excited to bring Magician Andrew Wonder to Green River and Rock Springs for three shows as part of the library’s Level Up Summer Reading Challenge. Andrew Wonder will be performing at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July...

 
 By David Martin    People    July 8, 2021

Murray takes 3rd in national Skills USA competition

A Green River High School student took third in a national Skills USA cabinet competition, earning the highest place anyone from Green River has achieved in the Skills USA program. Cole Murray...

 

Ramps closing at Baxter Road interchange

The Wyoming Department of Transportation and contract crews from IHC SCOTT Inc., will be closing the westbound on and off ramps at the Baxter Interchange July 7 through July 14 for paving operations. During this time, those traveling from the...

 

Chow Down charity event set in RS

A group of Sweetwater County local nonprofits have teamed up for a WyoGives Day fundraising event, Charity Chow Down. Taking place at Bunning Park in Rock Springs on July 14 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., food trucks will be in the park and donating 10% of...

 

RS museum hosts collection online

The Rock Springs Historical Museum will be offering access to portions of its museum collections to the public in an online format. Anyone with internet access can look through the collection at any time by going to the City of Rock Springs’ web...

 
 By Nick Reynolds    News    July 8, 2021

Campaign data illustrates Gore's growing influence in Wyo politics

When Susan Gore arrived in Wyoming more than two decades ago, the heir to the Gore-Tex fortune was a minor player in the state’s politics. Campaign finance documents show limited involvement in Wyoming politics until the late 2000s. Even then, her...

 
 By Nick Reynolds    News    July 8, 2021

GOP official asked congressmen for help ousting Cheney

Breaking with the longstanding norm of intraparty candidate neutrality, a Wyoming Republican Party official asked members of Congress for help vetting potential challengers to U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney in next year’s Republican primary. According to...

 
 By Nicole Pollack    News    July 8, 2021

Residents of Glenrock hope it's chosen as Rocky Mountain Power nuclear reactor site

CASPER – Some communities would balk at the idea of a company building an experimental power source on the edge of town. Glenrock is not one of them. Before the end of the year, developers of a new type of nuclear power plant will decide which of f...

 

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