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Articles from the July 29, 2021 edition

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 By Hannah Romero    County    July 29, 2021

Document leads reactor recruitment efforts

Sweetwater County’s leaders are celebrating a recruitment document the Sweetwater Economic Development Coalition produced to get a leg up on other counties being considered for proposed nuclear...

 

Enzi dies after bicycle crash

Former U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi died late Monday after being seriously injured in a bicycle accident in Gillette on Friday. A post on Enzi's Facebook page said the former Wyoming legislator died Monday at...

 

Our View: Document needed more polish before release

“Lawyers put their mistakes behind bars, doctors put their mistakes in the ground and we put our mistakes on the front page for all to see,” Mark Twain once observed about journalism. Over the years, we’ve taken our rightfully-earned lumps for...

 

Letter: Reader disappointed with budget cut

Dear Editor, I was gravely disappointed in the Sweetwater County Commissioners and their decision to cut Golden Hour Senior Center $68,000. Over 800 senior citizens depend on the many services they offer. One of the primary services is the program...

 
 By David Martin    Opinion    July 29, 2021

It's time to get vaccinated

The pandemic never ended. It is not over in Japan, where the Olympic Games are being hosted in Tokyo, as an outbreak of COVID-19 infections is occurring. It is not over in the United States, where...

 

Man sentenced to prison in wife's death

ROCK SPRINGS (Wyoming News Exchange) — Jason Lee Fletcher has been sentenced to eight to 14 years in prison in the shooting death of his wife Lena Fletcher on June 29, 2020, at their home in Clearview Acres. He appeared before Judge Richard Lavery...

 

Terry Leonard

Terry Leonard of Green River, Wyoming passed away suddenly at his home in Green River on July 26, 2021 at the age of 59. He was born February 15, 1962 in Greybull, WY to Brooks and Janet Leonard. He...

 

Karen S. Yenne

Karen S. Yenne, 64, passed away Friday, July 23, 2021 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County in Rock Springs, Wyoming. She was a lifelong resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming. Mrs. Yenne died followin...

 

Leonard "Lennie" A. Kaumo

Leonard "Lennie" A. Kaumo, 67, passed away Thursday, July 22, 2021 at his home in Rock Springs, Wyoming surrounded by family, following a lengthy illness. Mr. Kaumo was a life-long resident of Rock...

 

Joyce Arden McGill Zimmerman Warlow

Joyce Arden McGill Zimmerman Warlow, 94, of Green River, passed away at Deer Trail Assisted Living in Rock Springs, WY on Monday, July 19, 2021. She was a resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming for the...

 

Green River Police Reports for July 19-26

Green River Police Department reports for July 19 At 11:23 a.m., officers responded to a report of a larceny on Cumorah Way. Officers met with the reporting party, who advised they believed a bicycle belonging to them had been stolen from their...

 
 By David Martin    City    July 29, 2021

Couple accused of raising fighting birds

A Green River couple faces charges for allegedly raising fighting roosters at their home. Edgar Pena Cota, 39, and Maribel Escalante, 40, both face one charge of aggravated cruelty to animals, a...

 
 By Hannah Romero    People    July 29, 2021

Singer shares love of music at concert

"I will play for anyone, anywhere," Shandryn Trumble said as she set up for her performance last week.  Being the highlighted performer at the weekly Concert at the Clock Tower, Trumble had a chance...

 

Memorial hospital hires county native as Director of Acute Care

Julia Kershisnik-Sweedler has always known she would one day return to Sweetwater County. The Rock Springs native is the new Director of Acute Care at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County,...

 
 By Hannah Romero    People    July 29, 2021

Back with a bang: Actors' Mission prepares for "Rocky Horror Show"

While the Actors' Mission is performing "The Rocky Horror Show" this week to raise funds for the group's new building, Kenneth Starling has other big goals for the show - and what it could mean for...

 
 By Hannah Romero    People    July 29, 2021

Laughing and learning through a puppet show

Meghan Casey has been a ventriloquist since the age of six, and this week she shared her performance with local children during a Sweetwater County Library System event.  The Sweetwater County...

 
 By David Martin    County    July 29, 2021

Dating Game Killer charges to be dismissed

A first-degree murder charge filed against Rodney Alcala, a man known as the Dating Game Killer, will be dropped in Sweetwater County following his death. Alcala, 77, died July 24 while awaiting...

 
 By Hannah Romero    County    July 29, 2021

Precautions urged as smoke impacts air quality

With smoke from wildfires across the west being carried into Wyoming, residents are urged to be aware of health problems the air can bring and take precautions.  As of July 28, the National...

 
 By Hannah Romero    County    July 29, 2021

County fire restrictions enacted

Sweetwater County is currently in Stage One Fire Restrictions and Sweetwater County Fire Warden Mike Bournazian predicts these restrictions could extend through the summer.  Under the restrictions, f...

 

Library hosts quilter's work

A new exhibit is opening Tuesday at Sweetwater County Library in Green River with 17 picture quilts made by local quilter Veronica Edwards. The majority of the quilts are landscapes and outdoor themes since Edwards finds inspiration from the Wyoming...

 

State looks to store, divert more water

As Lake Powell dropped to its lowest-ever level Friday — a decline that has forced dam tenders to unexpectedly release 125,000 acre-feet of water from Flaming Gorge Reservoir — Wyoming stood behind five projects that could divert tens of...

 

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