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Articles from the August 26, 2020 edition

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 By David Martin    City    August 26, 2020

10 seek school board seat

While the Primary Election season concluded with last week’s election, candidates have filed for the upcoming General Election in November. This time, several positions on local boards and...

 
 By David Martin    County    August 26, 2020

All West questioned about change

All West Communications updated the Sweetwater County commissioners about its activities, which resulted in a company representative getting questioned about plans to drop traditional television...

 
 By David Martin    City    August 26, 2020

Ward II nominates candidate

With nine votes, residents in Ward II nominated Brian Hughes to campaign for Lisa Maes’ seat on the Green River City Council last week. As of Tuesday morning, Hughes hadn’t accepted his...

 
 By David Martin    County    August 26, 2020

Final plat of Ranch View subdivision approved

The final plat for housing development west of Jamestown was approved last week by the Sweetwater County commissioners -- paving the way for the development of homes near Rolling Green Country Club....

 

WWCC cuts jobs, degree paths

ROCK SPRINGS (Wyoming News Exchange) — Western Wyoming Community College will eliminate job positions and degree pathways in the days ahead. The decision was announced to employees on Monday, Aug. 17, and is due to state budget cuts, declining...

 

CFAC seeks quilts

The White Mountain Library is calling all quilters to display their creative quilting projects. Quilters are invited to enter up to three quilted pieces each. Pieces can be anything from Wall Hangings to clothing and table runners. Pieces must be...

 

Donnette Butters Petersen

Donnette Butters Petersen, 100, passed away August 24, 2020 at Mission at Castle Rock Rehabilitation Center. She was a resident of Green River, Wyoming for 90 years. She was born on November 10, 1919...

 

David Perez Rios Smith

My loving husband and best friend of 15 years David Perez Rios Smith, 34, passed away on Thursday August 6, 2020 in Rock Springs, Wyoming holding his beloved son. He was a resident of Rock Springs...

 

Cooper Smith

It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of our beloved son Cooper Smith at the age of 7 he passed away on August 6, 2020 in his daddy's arms in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was a lifelong...

 

Our View: State has better things to do than match campaign

It’s fair to say the University of Wyoming is facing some serious budget problems, like almost every other governmental entity in the state. A recent article from the Casper Star-Tribune reported the university prepared to take a cut of at least...

 

Letter: Newspaper should report other issues

Dear Editor, Overall nobody is all that concerned about another abuse case involving family members. Let the law handle it. Why not publish an investigative report on the federal budget deficit that involves every American? When have you and your...

 
 By Sam Shumway    Opinion    August 26, 2020

Older voters decide elections

Kate Sarosy is the AARP Wyoming State President, but you may know her as the former mayor and city councilman in Casper. She says during her campaigns in the 2000’s it never occurred to her to specifically court the age 50+ vote. She isn’t alone....

 
 By Kerry Drake    Opinion    August 26, 2020

Wyoming Legislature continued its rightward march in primaries

There’s nothing like knocking off a few bruised and battered “Republican in name only” incumbents in a Wyoming primary election to make self-proclaimed “real conservatives” whoop and holler. Four-term moderate Sen. Michael Von Flatern (R-Gi...

 
 By David Martin    People    August 26, 2020

Staff sheds light on 1919 murder case

New information regarding a century-old murder discovered by staff at the Sweetwater County Historical Museum is shedding light on the acts leading to that murder. According to a Wyohistory.org...

 
 By Shay Mahana    People    August 26, 2020

Green River Main Street to host street fair in Sept.

Green River Main Street will host a street fair Sept. 12. Many other organizations joined together in order to host the event, including the Green River Development Fund and local businesses. The street fair will feature many different types of...

 

County concert association hosts Wendy Woo

The Sweetwater County Concert Association is presenting Wendy Woo as their next featured artist. Woo’s concert will be an extra performance outside of the concert series presented by the association for the season. Woo is a Colorado artist who has...

 

Resolution against health orders gets rejected by Carbon County

GILLETTE — Campbell County Commissioners will not adopt a resolution against the state’s coronavirus public health orders. At a directors meeting Monday, Commissioners Del Shelstad and Colleen Faber said they had received questions from residents...

 
 By Isabella Alves    News    August 26, 2020

Legislators pass COVID-19 immunity bill

CHEYENNE — A bill concerning immunity and liability during a pandemic was approved to be sponsored by the Joint Judiciary Interim Committee in the upcoming legislative session. The bill was brought up in light of the COVID-19 pandemic because...

 
 By Tom Coulter    News    August 26, 2020

Mayors push lawmakers to consider tax options amid budget crisis

CHEYENNE – With Wyoming facing a projected $1.5 billion revenue shortfall over the next two years, a few mayors from across the state asked lawmakers Monday to start seriously considering new taxation options. In response to the budget crisis ...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    August 26, 2020

Wolves sweep Torrington Fri.

The Green River High School tennis squad showed how competitive they are in a series of contests with three other schools over the weekend. The team swept Torrington Friday in Laramie and nearly...

 

WGFD issues summer fishing advisories

Summer days are a beacon calling anglers to the water to cast out a fly and see what bites. But, those fishing in the hottest months should be aware of the effects warmer water has on fish, especially Wyoming’s trout. “Low water flows combined...

 

Sports network to air Cowboys games

The Cowboy Sports Network and the University of Wyoming athletics department announced Monday that 13 classic football games will be aired on Saturday afternoons from September through November on the Cowboy Sports Network. “We’re excited to...

 

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