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 By David Martin    City    July 29, 2020

City seeks impact funding

The city is seeking impact assistance funds related to the Ciner expansion project. Last week, the Green River City Council voted to send a letter to Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality to...

 

Simplot fined for alleged waste violations

The giant Boise-based agribusiness J.R. Simplot Company has agreed to pay $775,000 to resolve allegations it violated federal waste and community-protection laws at its phosphoric acid and fertilizer plant outside Rock Springs. Simplot representative...

 
 By David Martin    City    July 29, 2020

District approves reopening plan

Kids will be returning to their schools Aug. 19 if its reopening plan is approved by the state. The Sweetwater County School District No. 2 board of trustees approved its Smart Start Plan, which...

 
 By Shay Mahana    Sports    July 29, 2020

Knights head to state

The Green River Knights baseball team has been tearing up the fields as they compete this season. Starting the season with a loss against the Jackson Giants, scoring seven to six, the Knights started the season in slump. However, the team continued...

 

Jerry Gene Kenitzer

Jerry Gene Kenitzer, 87 passed away peacefully at home, Saturday, June 20, 2020 with his grandson Joshua, wife Patricia and his family in Clarkston, GA, who had been caring for him as he battled...

 

Lavern "Vern" Jones

On Monday May 11th, 2020, Lavern "Vern" Jones, loving husband, father of four and Papa to many passed away at the age of 83 in his home surrounded by his family. Vern's story starts on October 18,...

 

Judy Wilcox

Judy Wilcox, 80, of Green River died on July 25, 2020 with family by her side. She died following a lengthy illness. Judy Wilcox was born on Aug. 22, 1939 in Rock Springs, the daughter of the late Ric...

 

Gary M. Crump

Gary M. Crump of Fruita, Colorado passed away Monday July 13, 2020. Gary was born to Kenneth Paul and Frances Ann Crump on October 10, 1950 in Cedar Rapids, IA. Gary graduated from Regis High School...

 

William Robert "Bob" Poncik

William Robert “Bob” Poncik, 76, passed away Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Bob was born in El Campo, Texas, in Wharton County at Nightingale Hospital. He was the middle child of three children to Willie and Agnes Poncik. He was the class of 1962 at...

 

Paul Shablo

It is with heavy hearts and deep sadness that we announce the death of our beloved Patriarch, who left us blessed and grateful to have known and been known by him, loved and loved by him. He was a...

 

Jacob Michel Dunnuck

Jacob Michel Dunnuck, 25, passed away Sunday, July 19, 2020 with his best friend Steven Reed. He was a resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming. Jacob was born on September 13, 1994 in Whitley County,...

 

Steven Allen Reed

Steven Allen Reed, 32, passed away Sunday, July 19, 2020 with his best friend Jacob Dunnuck. He was a life-long resident of Wyoming. He was born on August 29, 1987 in Casper, WY, the son of David...

 

Our View: Act should be illegal

We’re delving into uncomfortable territory this week, but we think it’s an important topic all the same. Last week, we reported on an investigation the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office is conducting into allegations of a man trespassing into...

 

Life lessons take time to appreciate

Sometimes, life has lessons for us that we don’t truly appreciate until much later. Many years ago, when I was a very wet behind the ears new doctor, I had the privilege of being part of the care team for an elderly Native American woman. She had...

 

Letter: A "Red October" will arrive soon

Dear Editor, This is truly it. Russia had its Bolshevik revolution in October 1917. China its October 1949 and August 1966. Now we face our own Red October 2020 in America. Will the outcome be enslavement, mind control and the death of millions as...

 
 By Camille Erickson    News    July 29, 2020

Well cleanup may spur jobs

Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange CASPER — The COVID-19 pandemic and corresponding collapse in energy markets have wreaked havoc in the oil and gas sector. An estimated 76,000 direct oil and gas jobs were slashed across the U.S. from... Full story

 
 By Kathryn Palmer    News    July 29, 2020

Footage aids in acquittal

CHEYENNE -- Laramie County District Judge Steven Sharpe acquitted Michael Abrams of two felony counts of attempting to injure a police officer Thursday afternoon. “The system worked in this case,” Robert Moxley, Abrams’ attorney, told the...

 
 By Ethan Sterenfeld    News    July 29, 2020

Feds: Laramie research nonprofit lied to get $500k in grants

LARAMIE — The federal government is investigating the Western Research Institute, a Laramie-based nonprofit, for making false claims to win more than $500,000 in research funding between 2015 and 2018, according to a document obtained by the...

 
 By Shay Mahana    County    July 29, 2020

Barbuto seeks county commissioner seat

The critical point Sweetwater County is at pushed Rock Springs resident Joe Barbuto to seek election to the Sweetwater County commissioners’ office. Barbuto, a Democrat, believes Sweetwater County is at a crossroads as its revenues and job...

 
 By Staff Report    County    July 29, 2020

Schoenfeld seeks full term as county commissioner

After being appointed to the Sweetwater County Board of County Commissioners last July, Lauren Schoenfeld seeks election to the board. Schoenfeld has been working with the other commissioners to ensure Sweetwater County is in the best possible...

 
 By Shay Mahana    People    July 29, 2020

Community garden helps apartments

The Rock Butte Apartments community garden is in bloom with the summer season. Roughly a year and a half ago, the Rock Butte Apartments' residents and volunteers worked to build a garden on the proper...

 

Journal accepts oncologist's manuscript

A manuscript by Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County’s Dr. Banu Symington and several of her colleagues recently was accepted and published online by the Journal of Clinical Oncology. The manuscript, “Hepatitis B Virus Screen and Management...

 

MHSC agrees nasopharyngeal swabbing is most effective

There are a variety of tests available associated with COVID-19. “The first step is simple. If you have questions about the novel coronavirus, talk to your provider,” Deb Sutton, Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County spokeswoman, said. “It... Full story

 

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