Articles from the October 7, 2020 edition

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 By David Martin    County    October 7, 2020

Airport sees recovery in passenger use

The coronavirus pandemic hasn’t been kind to commercial airports. As the lockdown and the subsequent health orders have dissuaded people from using air travel, airports around the country have...

 
 By David Martin    City    October 7, 2020

Attempted murder trial starts Tues.

The trial of a Green River man accused of trying to kill his wife will start next week. Bradley Setzer, 40, has been held at the Sweetwater County Detention Center since his arrest Aug. 25, 2019. He w...

 
 By David Martin    City    October 7, 2020

Schools record COVID-19 infections

While COVID-19 infections have remained low in Sweetwater County, students in Green River have been getting infected by the novel coronavirus. On Monday morning, administrators at Lincoln Middle Schoo...

 

Plea agreement reached in RS stabbing case

ROCK SPRINGS (Wyoming News Exchange) — A Rock Springs man originally charged with attempted second-degree murder in a stabbing case pleaded no contest to a reduced charge of aggravated assault and battery as part of a plea agreement Monday morning....

 

Museum seeks identity of Navy Cross honoree

The Sweetwater County Historical Museum in Green River is working to confirm the identity of a Rock Springs man killed in action in World War II and posthumously awarded the Navy Cross, the second-highest award of the Navy or Marine Corps can...

 

Vincent "Vince" John Jereb

Vincent "Vince" John Jereb, 72, passed away Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at Sage View Care Center. He was a lifelong resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was born February 25, 1948; the son of...

 

Robin S. Vesco

Robin S. Vesco, 58, a Sweetwater County native, has passed away. He was born January 14, 1962, in Rock Springs, WY, to Joyce and Albert "Bob" Vesco and after a lengthy illness, he died September 27,...

 

Our view: We can't be lax on coronavirus action

The coronavirus has made quite a surge in Wyoming over the past week and a half. Much of the infections have been in Albany County, home to the University of Wyoming, and have included 11 freshmen football players according to UW’s public...

 
 By Jill Kruse    Opinion    October 7, 2020

The Prairie Doc: The first goodbye

When you ask a physician why they became a doctor there is often a pattern that emerges. It is usually one of three things: they have family members who were doctors, they went through a significant health issue of their own, or they had a family mem...

 

Local artists to appear at Art Stroll

This month’s 2nd Saturday event focuses on an Art Stroll with several artists setting up pop-up displays on Saturday, October 10 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in downtown Rock Springs. Local businesses have invited an artist or two to set up their...

 

Gun group's election activites probed

RIVERTON — Wyoming Secretary of State Ed Buchanan’s elections division is reviewing the practices of a social media activist that has been pressuring Fremont County campaigns this election season. Wyoming Gun Owners identifies itself as a...

 

Wyoming's 'dark money' coal promotion campaign

At a Sep. 3 press conference, Gov. Mark Gordon introduced a nonprofit that’s been advocating for Wyoming’s coal industry for years: the Energy Policy Network. He announced a new contract with the group in which taxpayers would “contribute...

 

Schultz earns MHSC DAISY award

Sheridan Schultz, a registered nurse at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County's Intensive Care Unit, is the 2020 DAISY Award recipient. The award, which she received Wednesday, is part of the DAISY...

 
 By Pete Rust    Sports    October 7, 2020

Wolves fall to #1 Jackson Broncs

The Jackson Broncs came into Wolves Stadium undefeated, with a reputation for having a team filled with big, strong, fast, players. The Wolves were riding high themselves after a close...

 

Lady Wolves compete in Cheyenne

Green River at Cheyenne Central, Oct. 2 200-yard medley relay 1. GRHS A (Lauren Jensen, Lauren Lee, Hailey Uhrig, Lily Munoz), 1:55.78 5. GRHS B (Madison Young, Chezni Rubeck, Brianna Uhrig, Ivory Neher), 2:10.47 200-yard freestyle 1. Alexa Lauze,...

 
 By David Potter    Sports    October 7, 2020

7,000 to attend Cowboys football game

CASPER — The University of Wyoming will be allowed to have 7,000 fans in attendance at the Cowboys’ first home football game this fall. The school announced the attendance number last week, which is roughly 24% of full capacity at War Memorial...

 

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