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 By Staff Report    County    August 19, 2020

COVID-19 closes classrooms

Two classrooms at the YWCA Early Care Center were closed following a positive COVID-19 case tied to the building. Students and teachers inside those rooms will be quarantined. According to a release from the YWCA, other classrooms in the building wer...

 
 By David Martin    County    August 19, 2020

Legislative races attract donors

The campaigns for seats in both the Wyoming House of Representatives and the Wyoming Senate have attracted a number of donors from throughout the state. Local races in Sweetwater County are no...

 

Running with the horses in GR

Run with the Horses Marathon results Men’s 10K 1. Jason Mael, Rock Springs, 40:33.8 2. Ethan Sholey, Rock Springs, 40:48.2 3. Mike D. Flores, Amarillo, Texas, 54:51.6 4. Perri Rubeck, Green River,...

 
 By David Martin    City    August 19, 2020

Work towards new plant continues at federal level

More details about a new soda ash plant project near Green River have emerged as work continues with state and federal agencies. The site is located west of the Flaming Gorge Reservoir and will...

 

GR woman found guilty of abusing father

ROCK SPRINGS (Wyoming News Exchange) — Thera Leanne Siler, 41, of Green River has been convicted of a felony charge of abuse of a vulnerable adult for an incident involving her father. A jury returned with a guilty verdict during a trial in...

 

Virginia Melissa Marin

Virginia Melissa Marin, was born on November 16, 2001 in Redlands, California and moved to Rock Springs in 2011. She enjoyed nature, gazing at the stars and the moon, gymnastics and hanging out with...

 

David Winn Johnson

David Winn Johnson, 66, passed away Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at his home in Green River, Wyoming. He was born on May 25, 1954 in Salt Lake City, Utah, the son of "Johnny" Vivian Oliver Johnson and...

 

Barbara Jean Rawl-Daniels

Barbara Jean Rawl-Daniels, 83, passed away Sunday, August 9, 2020 at her home in Green River, Wyoming. She was a resident of Green River for 10 years and is a former resident of Trenton, South...

 

Our View: Senate is a major source of disappointment

There’s a lot to be disappointed in when it comes to the U.S. Senate and, by extension, Wyoming’s two senators. After discussions regarding a second pandemic response bill fell through, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell adjourned the Senate...

 
 By Kerry Drake    Opinion    August 19, 2020

Trumped-up hemp prosecution was miscarriage of justice

It wasn’t exactly a secret that Josh Egle wanted to grow hemp in Wyoming. He and his mother Debra Palm-Egle stood next to Gov. Mark Gordon in March 2019 for the signing of a bill legalizing hemp production in the state. During the previous three...

 

The Prairie Doc: Seek help for urinary incontinence

Just because something is common does not mean it is normal. Many diseases are common nowadays, yet few would consider them normal. For example, while obesity and diabetes are rampant, none would argue that these conditions are normal or should go un...

 

The hacker's Brief: Fake Blue Cross emails reported

(Publisher’s note: This column covers a variety of digital scams reported throughout Wyoming and is being printed to help residents identify potential scams before they occur.) Anthem Blue Cross Fake Email: An email claiming to be from Anthem Blue...

 
 By Staff Report    City    August 19, 2020

City projects will result in savings

Green River has recently completed a series of energy-efficient projects which will save the taxpayers thousands of dollars each year. The city’s parks and recreation department completed six different projects over the course of three years,...

 

Hospital receives three awards

Working collaboratively and providing opportunities for nurses to advance are just a few of the areas in which Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County excels. The Southwest Region of the 2020 Wyoming Nurses Association recently awarded Sweetwater Memo...

 
 By Shay Mahana    People    August 19, 2020

A day with the market vendors

Every week throughout the summer, residents driving along Uinta Drive will see a collection trailers and popup shops, as well as a large group of customers, gathered on Roosevelt Drive. The Green...

 

Hospital receives SLIB funding

Wyoming’s State Loan and Investment Board awarded Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County nearly $4.5 million in Coronavirus Relief Grants. The board met Thursday, Aug. 6 to discuss and award grant applications. CEO Irene Richardson said the...

 
 By Shay Mahana    Sports    August 19, 2020

Fall sports will continue at Western

While the coronavirus pandemic continues to limit school functions, Western Wyoming Community College made the decision to proceed with falls sports. All five of the school’s sports teams will be participating in both the fall and spring seasons....

 

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