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 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 5, 2021

Crook County treasurer arrested

SUNDANCE — Crook County Treasurer Mary Kuhl was arrested on Friday on criminal charges related to her conduct as an elected official. The allegations include that she listed a customer’s license plate tabs as lost in the mail but then placed...

 
 By Morgan Hughes    News    August 5, 2021

Wyoming leads on COVID-19 variant testing

CASPER – As COVID-19 variants emerge globally, Wyoming is by a wide margin leading the nation in work to identify those mutations. Nearly 19% of COVID-19 tests in Wyoming are being genetically sequenced, meaning the department is analyzing the...

 
 By David Martin    County    August 5, 2021

Sweetwater commission backs fed. forestry act

Sweetwater County is one of 90 groups supporting a federal bill its proponents say will help clean up national forests and reduce the severity of forest fires. The Resilient Federal Forests Act was...

 
 By David Martin    City    August 5, 2021

Council declines bid for Lincoln High School tracts of land

The city will hold onto land formerly occupied by the old Lincoln High School for a little while longer. The Green River City Council voted to reject a bit for two tracts of land Tuesday evening. The...

 

Active COVID cases top 1,000

The number of active coronavirus cases in Wyoming grew to more than 1,000 on Tuesday, the highest number recorded since early February. Figures from the Wyoming Department of Health’s regular coronavirus update showed that the state had 1,058...

 

Alice Elizabeth Tielborg

Alice Elizabeth Tielborg, formerly of Green River, died on July 28, 2021 following a long illness. Alice was born in Penns Grove, New Jersey, on Nov. 15, 1942 to Emily Sees and Earl Ashbrooke Dolbow....

 

Everett Eugene Pawleska

Everett Eugene Pawleska, 70, passed away July 22, 2021 at his home in Ogden, Utah. He was born Sept. 2, 1950 in Rock Springs to Herbert and Catherine Pawleska. He attended schools in Green River and...

 

Velma Lou Lamb

Velma Lou Lamb, 80, passed away Sunday, August 1, 2021 at her home in Manila, Utah with her significant other by her side. She was a resident of Manila for the last 27 years and former resident of...

 

Sidney "Dale" Sturlaugson

Sidney "Dale" Sturlaugson, 84, passed away Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at his home in Green River, Wyoming following a lengthy illness. He was a resident of Green River for the last 49 years and former res...

 

A lifetime of fair memories

Having grown up in Sweetwater County, Wyoming’s Big Show has always been a big part of my summer. I’ve been going to the fair for as long as I can remember. As a kid, my favorite thing was going...

 
 By Joe Barbuto    Opinion    August 5, 2021

Treasurer introduces himself to county

Before last May, the idea of being county treasurer had never crossed my mind. While I have been politically involved - I served in the state legislature and have run for a seat on the county commission - this is not a position to which I have ever...

 
 By Staff Report    County    August 5, 2021

Algae blooms discovered

Three algae blooms have been discovered in Sweetwater County, which has prompted Sweetwater County Public Health to issue warnings about the blooms. The blooms were discovered by the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality and are located at...

 

Green River Police Department reports for July 27-Aug. 2

Green River Police Department reports for July 27 At 7:45 a.m., officers observed a delivery truck that was stuck blocking the lane of travel at the intersection of Hitching Post Drive and Illinois Court. While getting the truck unstuck, it caused su...

 
 By Hannah Romero    County    August 5, 2021

Anticipation comes with fair's return

Wyoming’s Big Show is back and people are excited. “Anticipation is great,” according to Kandi Pendleton, Marketing and Events Manager at the Sweetwater Events Complex. “I think everyone is...

 
 By Staff Report    People    August 5, 2021

New head coach hired for girls soccer team

A new head coach will take over the Green River High School Lady Wolves soccer program after former head coach Chris Nielsen stepped down from the position in May. Matt Robles was announced as the new...

 

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