Articles from the September 23, 2020 edition

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City continues cleanup

City employees continue cleaning up after the Labor Day storm much of Wyoming experienced caused damage to property throughout the city. According to an update issued Monday, all of the large trees blown over during the storm, including large pine...

 

Absentee ballots now available

Sweetwater County residents wanting to vote from the comfort of their own home can request an absentee ballot from the county. “Wyoming’s citizens can begin to cast their ballots in the general el...

 

Water recommendation revisits old ground near regional airport

Water is a fuel for economic development and a recent meeting underscored the need for water in the Middle Baxter Road area near the Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport. Members of the Sweetwater...

 

More commercial land proposed in Jamestown

If a request to change zoning near the Love’s Travel Stop is approved next month, it could result in more commercial development near Interstate 80’s Exit 85. Jim Zimmerman, the code enforcement...

 

Linda Rae Waggener

Linda Rae Waggener, of Laramie, died Sept. 12, 2020, following a long journey with cancer. She was 55. Waggener was a fifth-generation native of Green River. She was born on July 7, 1965, to Eleanor...

 

Avery Charles Beaver

Avery Charles Beaver, 26, passed away Saturday September 5, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on April 12, 1994 in Rock Springs, Wyoming, the son of Robert and Debbie...

 

Margaret "Maggie" Brandner

Margaret "Maggie" Brandner, 83, passed away Monday, September 7, 2020 at Mission at Castle Rock in Green River, Wyoming. She was a resident of Green River for many years, and is a former resident of...

 

William S. "Bill" Ward

William S. "Bill" Ward, 78, passed away Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at Mission at Castle Rock in Green River, Wyoming. He was a resident of Green River for 50 years and is a former resident of...

 

Our view: Sixth-penny tax could pay for water work

If you build it, they will come. That statement, an often misquoted line from the film “Field of Dreams,” has been applied to economic development meaning once something is built, support will follow. This has been true for the Jamestown area....

 

Trump administration has benefited Wyo.

America’s economy has been hamstrung by COVID-19 and revitalizing it must be the essential mission of the next administration. Key to that recovery is the need to explore and responsibly develop America’s energy and minerals. This President...

 

Concerning trend found in patients with diabetes

My name is Dr. Vishwanath Pattan and I am the Medical Director of Endocrinology at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. Endocrinology is the study of hormones, and as an endocrinologist I treat patients for a wide variety of diseases related to...

 

MHSC doctor advocates for cancer patients

Cancer physicians from across the country recently participated in the 2020 ASCO Advocacy Summit. Dr. Banu Symington was among them. Symington is an oncologist/hematologist at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County’s Sweetwater Regional Cancer...

 

$25,000 grant will fund YWCA programs

The YWCA of Sweetwater County is pleased to announce the grant award of $25,000 from the Wyoming Community Foundations local Rock Springs Board. “We truly appreciate the Foundation and all of their hard work to build a better Wyoming. These funds...

 
 By Pete Rust    Sports    September 23, 2020

Wolves take loss to end non-conference games

The Wolves traveled to Worland to take on an excellent running quarterback and a spread offense different than their first two opponents. Green River senior Seth White returned the opening kickoff to the 30-yard line to give the Wolves good field pos...

 

Smoky skies impacts breathing in county

Wildfire smoke is making it difficult to breathe for many people in the Sweetwater County area. The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, Air Quality Division, and the Wyoming Department of Health issued an air quality alert for wildfire...

 
 By Tom Coulter    News    September 23, 2020

Masks protested at Capitol

CHEYENNE – Roughly 30 Wyomingites gathered on the grounds of the state Capitol at noon Thursday to protest against the requirements for children to wear masks in school. The protestors came from across the state to demonstrate against school...

 

Health officials: Masks are key for schools

CHEYENNE – After at least one teacher and one student at McCormick Junior High School tested positive for COVID-19 last week, the Cheyenne-Laramie County Health Department is urging continued use of face masks among all students and staff....

 

Obstacles to a college football season remain

CASPER — Once the Big Ten changed course and announced earlier this week that it will play a fall football season beginning in late October, players, coaches and fans of Wyoming and the rest of the Mountain West schools began asking the same questi...

 

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