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Our View: County should lead with face mask resolution

Sweetwater County commissioners missed an opportunity to take a lead on an issue tied to the coronavirus pandemic and should reverse course. Last week, the commissioners debated a resolution requiring residents to wear a mask when entering a county b...

 
 By John Barrasso    Opinion    July 15, 2020

Sen. Barrasso: Don't stop now

America is starting to recover from its coronavirus-induced coma. The economy added nearly 5 million jobs in June – our largest-ever monthly jobs gain. Businesses small and large are waking up. Thousands of Americans who lost their jobs are being h...

 
 By Kerry Drake    Opinion    July 15, 2020

Radical right completed GOP takeover

By Kerry Drake Wyofile.com The Wyoming Republican Party’s recent convention in Gillette demonstrated that the radical right’s takeover of the GOP is now complete. It wasn’t just that officials ramrodded through wholesale bylaw changes that...

 
 By Staff Report    People    July 15, 2020

Main Street Farmers Market returns

The coronavirus pandemic hasn't halted the Green River Farmers Market. The market started last week and will continue each Wednesday from 4-7 p.m., through Sept. 9. Jennie Melvin, the city's Main...

 

Childbirth during a pandemic is safe

Giving birth during the novel coronavirus pandemic can be a scary thought. The providers and staff at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County’s Labor and Delivery Department understand those fears. “We realize this is a very scary time to have a...

 

Sweetwater County birth announcements

Everly Jean Hefner Jon and Ronda Hefner of Rock Springs are announcing the birth of their daughter, Everly Jean Hefner. She was born June 28, 2020 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. Jacob Hayden Trefethen Michael and Sarah Trefethen of Green...

 
 By Nick Reynolds    News    July 15, 2020

Tensions with China may impact land deal

CASPER — If Wyoming plans to double down on minerals to save its future, then trona – one of the Equality State’s most critical natural resources – is probably its safest bet. Worldwide, Wyoming stands as one of the world’s richest stores...

 
 By Daniel Bendtsen    News    July 15, 2020

University expects 20% enrollment drop this fall

LARAMIE — The University of Wyoming is expecting to have about 1,900 fewer students enroll this fall than were enrolled at the university in fall 2019. UW had 6,212 undergraduates enroll for fall 2019 and, according to preliminary headcounts, that...

 

Robert (Bob) Wayne Jensen

Robert (Bob) Wayne Jensen passed away peacefully on July 9th, 2020. Bob arrived into this world on Christmas Day 1973 to Wayne and Joyce Jensen. He grew up in Castle Dale, Utah, and later moved to...

 

James Daniel Davis III

James Daniel Davis III, 65, passed away at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah on July 2, 2020 following a lengthy illness. James was a lifelong resident of Green River, Wyoming. He was...

 

Justin Dean Mullins

Justin Dean Mullins, 39, passed away Friday, April 3, 2020 at his home with his family by his side in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was a life-long resident of Rock Springs. Mr. Mullins was born on June...

 

Andrew Lee Hawkins

Andrew Lee Hawkins, 62, passed away Saturday, April 18, 2020 at his home in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was a resident of Rock Springs for 40 years and is a former resident of Lander, Wyoming. Mr....

 

Jennie V. Davis

Jennie V. Davis 94 of Green River, Wyoming passed away Friday, June 26, 2020 at Mission at Castle Rock where she had been a resident for the past seven years. She was born April 02, 1926 the daughter...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    County    July 15, 2020

First COVID-19 death reported

By DAVID MARTIN Publisher An unidentified Sweetwater County man is the first person in the county to die from COVID-19, according the Wyoming Department of Health. The man was 77 years old and had hea...

 

State budget cut by $250 million

CASPER — Gov. Mark Gordon has signed off on more than $250 million in state budget cuts that includes furloughs and layoffs for state employees, a significant hit to senior services and a $90 million reduction to the Department of Health amid a...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    City    July 15, 2020

City to test sewage for coronavirus

Green River is joining a group of cities in monitoring sewage for presence of the novel coronavirus. Last week, the city council voted to approved a contract with the Wyoming Department of Health to...

 
 By Staff Report    County    July 15, 2020

Rendezvous canceled due to COVID-19

Like many other local events, the annual Fort Bridger Rendezvous is being postponed to 2021. The rendezvous was canceled for the first time in 48 years due to concerns related to the spread of the novel coronavirus. The decision was made by the Fort...

 

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