Articles from the August 5, 2021 edition


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  • Crook County treasurer arrested

    Sarah Pridgeon, Sundance Times Via Wyoming News Exchange|Aug 5, 2021

    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 them on her own vehicle; that she adjusted the tax system to hide missing money; and that she issued a false certificate so that a personal friend could avoid paying registration fees. The investigation was headed by a special agent of the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation. According to County Att...

  • Wyoming leads on COVID-19 variant testing

    Morgan Hughes, Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange|Aug 5, 2021

    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 genetic base pairs that make up the virus’ DNA to identify mutations. Washington state places second, with fewer than 8% of tests sequenced, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The majority of states are analyzing fewer than 3% of virus tests. As more virus mutations have eme...

  • Summer's blooms on display at the courthouse

    Aug 5, 2021

  • Sweetwater commission backs fed. forestry act

    David Martin, Editor|Aug 5, 2021

    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 initially introduced to the U.S. House July 22 by Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-Ark., a ranking member of the House Committee on National Resources. The bipartisan bill was introduced with 70 cosponsors, including Wyoming’s Rep. Liz Cheney. ““For years, the federal government has mismanaged our fores...

  • Council declines bid for Lincoln High School tracts of land

    David Martin, Editor|Aug 5, 2021

    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 bidder was William H. Smith and Associates, which had submitted a $50,000 bid for the land -- half of its appraised value. The land is part of three tracts created after a fire in the abandoned high school caused it to get torn down. Tract A of the properties has had homes built on it, but the The...

  • Fun at the fair

    Aug 5, 2021

  • Active COVID cases top 1,000

    The Wyoming News Exchange|Aug 5, 2021

    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 active cases on Tuesday, an increase of 79 from Monday and the highest total seen since Feb. 4, when the tally stood at 1,069. The department reported it received 162 new reports of laboratory-confirmed COVID cases on Tuesday, along with 75 new reports of probable cases. At the same time, the number of n...

  • Alice Elizabeth Tielborg

    Aug 5, 2021

    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. She was a graduate of Penns Grove High School and Goldey Beacom College, an achievement in which she took great pride. On June 30, 1962, she married B. Peter Tielborg and with him shared two sons. They later divorced. Alice had been an employee of FMC Wyoming Corporation and Sweetwater County...

  • Everett Eugene Pawleska

    Aug 5, 2021

    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 was a 1969 graduate of Green River High School. Nicknamed Gene, he worked as a telemarketer in Ogden, Utah. He was preceded in death by his father. Survivors include his mother Catherine Pawleska; brother John Pawleska; and sisters Elaine Boyer, Deanna Bakala and Linda Maynard; as well as several...

  • Velma Lou Lamb

    Aug 5, 2021

    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 Redding, California. Mrs. Lamb was born June 5, 1941 in Casper, Wyoming; the daughter of James Delbert Vincent and Nancy Marie Mowry. She attended schools in Idaho. Velma married Elden Lamb on August 1, 1958 in Manila, Utah; he preceded her in death January 6, 1981 in Manila. She has spent the last 47...

  • Sidney "Dale" Sturlaugson

    Aug 5, 2021

    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 resident of North Dakota. Sid was born October 15, 1936 on a farm in Langdon, North Dakota; the son of Victor Sturlaugson and Aldis Johnson. He attended schools in North Dakota and was a 1954 graduate of Langdon High School, where he was very active in most High School Activities. He also attended Nort...

  • A lifetime of fair memories

    Hannah Romero, Staff Writer|Aug 5, 2021

    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 on the pony ride as many times as my parents would let me. I also loved visiting the petting zoo, going on rides at the carnival, watching the featured shows like magicians and stunt performers, and eating cotton candy. I still have a picture album from my childhood when I had a cheap film camera and...

  • Treasurer introduces himself to county

    Joe Barbuto, Sweetwater County Treasurer|Aug 5, 2021

    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 aspired to or thought of pursuing. So, as you might imagine, when Robb Slaughter, my predecessor, first approached me about the idea of seeking the appointment, I was shocked. First of all, Mr. Slaughter had served in that position for the bulk of my life and did a darn good job - it was hard to...

  • Algae blooms discovered

    Staff Report|Aug 5, 2021

    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 Firehole Beach in the Flaming Gorge Reservoir, Eden Reservoir and west of the dam at Big Sandy Reservoir. Samples were collected and the results were not available as of press time. Sweetwater County Public Health are offering recommendations to residents should they find an algae bloom. * Avoid...

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

    Aug 5, 2021

    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 surface damage to the roadway. The truck was cleared of the roadway and officers completed a report of the incident. At 9:53 a.m., officers responded to a report of a burglary on East Flaming Gorge Way. Officers met with an individual who reported items missing. Officers completed a report of the inci...

  • Anticipation comes with fair's return

    Hannah Romero, Staff Writer|Aug 5, 2021

    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 excited about being ‘back to normal.’” Pendleton noted that she hasn’t heard any negative feedback about this year’s fair, and she believes people are looking forward to the chance to do things they’ve been missing, see people they haven’t seen, and enjoy events with bigger groups again. The fair was s...

  • New head coach hired for girls soccer team

    Staff Report|Aug 5, 2021

    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 coach in a press release issued Tuesday. He currently works for the Sweetwater County School District No. 2 as a member of its maintenance and grounds crew. Robles is a 2004 GRHS graduate who was an assistant coach for the Western Wyoming Community College Men's Soccer Team from 2006-2007 and 2011-...

  • Holding on

    Aug 5, 2021

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