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 By Hannah Romero    City    August 12, 2021

Back to school: Masks optional

Students and employees at Sweetwater County schools will not be required to wear masks when they return to the classroom this month. Both Sweetwater County School Districts released statements at the...

 
 By Hannah Romero    City    August 12, 2021

Portion of East Teton Blvd.closed for ADA project

A portion of East Teton Boulevard between Bridger Drive and Alabama Drive will be closed for the next few weeks for a project that will make the area more accessible and compliant with Americans with...

 

Birth announcements for the week of Aug. 12, 2021

Tresha Bachman is announcing the birth of her son Alexander Jimmy Tate. Alexander was born July 27 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. Heath and Alyssa Miller of Green River are announcing the birth of their son Dane Prescott Miller. Dane was...

 

Darrell Armstrong

Darrell Armstrong, 43, passed away Thursday, August 3, 2021 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was a resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming for six years and former...

 

Scott Zuck

Scott Zuck, 56, passed away on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was a longtime resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming and former resident of Freedom, Pennsylv...

 

Donald "Don" Jarrel Melvin

Donald "Don" Jarrel Melvin, passed away on his 93rd birthday, Saturday, July 10, 2021 at Hallmark Rehabilitation Center in Denver, Colorado following a brief illness. He was a resident of Rock...

 

Danny William Krause

Danny William Krause, 75, passed away Sunday, August 1, 2021 at his home in Green River, Wyoming following a brief illness. He was a lifelong resident of Green River. Mr. Krause was born December 27,...

 

Jon C Wilde

Jon C. Wilde, age 81, passed away peacefully in his sleep on August 3rd in Springville Utah. He resided as a rancher in McKinnon Wyoming most all his adult life. Jon was born on April 11, 1940, in...

 

JoAnne Stansell

JoAnne Stansell, 61, passed away at her home in La Barge, Wyoming on August 5, 2021 surrounded by her family. She was born on October 3, 1959 in Mt. Clemens, Michigan, the daughter of Charles Carman...

 
 By Tom Gagnon    Opinion    August 12, 2021

A Democrat for Liz Cheney

Debasing myself politically, I’ve joined the Republican Party. I never thought I would do this. The first time that I could vote in a primary, in New Hampshire in 1980, I voted for Jerry Brown. At Winter Park, Colorado, about 1984, I registered as...

 

Green River police reports for Aug. 3-10

Green River Police Department reports for Aug. 3 At 9:30 a.m., officers responded to a report of a two-vehicle collision. It was reported one vehicle was traveling east on Riverview Drive and another vehicle was traveling west on Astle Avenue, both a...

 
 By Staff Report    City    August 12, 2021

Greenbelt task force needs input

The Green River Greenbelt Task Force is looking for input from residents about their thoughts on the future of the Greenbelt. The task force’s members want to update the Greenbelt’s master plan based on new needs, opportunities and the desires...

 

As COVID numbers rise, healthcare workers are feeling burnout

COVID-19 cases are on the rise again throughout Wyoming, and local health officials are dealing with both the impact of increased cases and burnout among health care workers, all while still trying...

 

Center's new wellness program targets patients and survivors

A Wellness and Survivorship Program is now offered by Sweetwater Regional Cancer Center thanks to an $8,330 grant from the Wyoming Department of Health, Public Health Division. Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County’s current Cancer Center...

 

GR museum awards scholarships

The Sweetwater County Historical Museum and its not-for-profit partner, the Sweetwater County Museum Foundation, have announced the winners of 2021's Scholarship Program and Essay Contest....

 

Enzi's funeral celebration of faith, family, friends, fishing

GILLETTE - It never ceases to amaze just how quiet a large group of people can be. More impressive still is when they stop talking suddenly, as if a switch got flipped and turned them off. That was...

 
 By Victoria Eavis    News    August 12, 2021

Fremont GOP joins in rescinding Liz Cheney recognition

CASPER — The Fremont County Republican Party has joined Carbon and Park counties in voting to rescind recognition of Rep. Liz Cheney as a member of the GOP, according to a resolution obtained by the Star-Tribune. But the leaders of the Republican...

 
 By Joel Funk    News    August 12, 2021

We've been here before: Wyoming nuclear project echoes of past

When state officials unveiled in June that a nuclear demonstration project is slated for Wyoming, they touted it as an advanced technology. But critics of the Natrium project say we’ve been here before — with the same technology and the same...

 

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