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Drive-through swab hours change

Operating hours at the drive-thru COVID-19 specimen collection site at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County will change beginning Monday, Oct. 26. Daily swabbing will continue to be available, said...

 

Resident is new hospital records leader

A woman with a strong background in coding and clinical documentation is Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County's new Health Information Management Director. Carrie Canestorp started work earlier...

 

Plane crashes at airport

A small aircraft crashed while attempting to take off from the Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport Monday afternoon. The crash occurred at about 2:30 p.m., Monday after a single-engine Belanca...

 
 By David Martin    City    October 21, 2020

Demand shown for joining solid waste district

Green River residents have shown interest in having the city join the Sweetwater County Solid Waste District No. 1, according to Sweetwater County Commissioner Randy Wendling. Speaking during the...

 
 By Morgan Hughes    News    October 21, 2020

COVID-19 hospitalizations hit record in Wyoming

CASPER — The number of people in Wyoming who were being hospitalized for COVID-19 treatment rose to 73 on Monday, a higher total than at any previous point in the pandemic. Monday’s total is more than twice what it was when the month began and ex...

 

Poll shows support for Dems in legislature

A straw poll conducted by the Rock Springs Chamber of Commerce shows support for Democrats to represent chamber members in Cheyenne, while favoring Republicans in national races. The straw poll also...

 

Brand inspection case to resume in December

PINEDALE (Wyoming News Exchange) — The 2019 livestock brand-inspection misdemeanor case against Rex. F. Rammell is picking up about where it left off eight months ago – in Sublette County Circuit Court. Rammell contested five citations after a de...

 

Variance approved by city planning and zoning board

A resident received a variance for a building project at his Green River home, according to a press release from the city. The Green River Planning and Zoning Commission hosted a public hearing Tuesday night on a request for a variance at 439...

 

Emogene J. "Jean" (Pratt) Hanson

Emogene J. "Jean" (Pratt) Hanson of Rock Springs, Wyoming passed away Thursday, October 15, 2020 at the Rehab Center in Sage View Care Center in Rock Springs, Wyoming. She was born April 1, 1929 in...

 

James Clifford "Willie" Wilson

James Clifford "Willie" Wilson, 64, passed away on Sunday, October 18, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Willie was a resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming since 1978 and former resident o...

 

Joanne T. Burgess

Joanne T. Burgess, 89, passed away October 13, 2020 at the Sublette Center in Pinedale, Wyoming. She was a resident of the Sublette Center for over 4 years and a former resident of Rock Springs,...

 

Virginia Ann Folks

Virginia Ann Folks, 88, passed away on Thursday, October 8, 2020 at Mission at Castle Rock. She was a long-time resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming. Mrs. Folks died following a lengthy illness. She was...

 

Elsie Pauline Dolence

Elsie Pauline Dolence, 89, passed away peacefully Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was a lifelong resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming. Mrs. Dolence died...

 

Our view: Voting is a pillar of Wyoming's democracy

We’re heading into the final days of the 2020 General Election. For many, the biggest question they want a voice in is if Joe Biden or Donald Trump will be the United States’ President in 2021. While that question will have some weight as to...

 
 By Lu Sweet    Opinion    October 21, 2020

My Shopping Cart Wheel

I am that person that always manages to “find” the shopping cart with the wonky wheel. I used to trade it out because it irritated me. The cart wobbled and sometimes made noise and it usually drove a little slower and pushed a little harder....

 
 By Tom Lacock    Opinion    October 21, 2020

Putting off going to a nursing home

The call is getting more common as I enter my mid-40s. It generally comes from a friend, about my age, who knows I work for AARP, and hopes I can help them navigate the services available in Wyoming to help a loved one stay at home as they age....

 

Record high for new coronavirus cases pushes active cases over 2,400

A record high for reported new laboratory-confirmed cases in one day pushed the number of active cases in the state over 2,400 on Monday. The Wyoming Health Department, in its daily coronavirus update, said 251 new confirmed cases were reported Monda...

 
 By Holly Dabb    News    October 21, 2020

Pinedale settles with lab over faulty water tests

PINEDALE — Signed, sealed and delivered, following a special meeting on Oct. 9, Pinedale Council members voted unanimously to accept a $175,000 settlement against a former Pinedale lab and its future owners in exchange for their silence. The...

 

Sundance residents challenge plan to replace police

SUNDANCE — Backed by a much larger crowd than the council chamber usually enjoys, two citizens expressed dissent last week over a fledgling plan to replace Sundance Police Department with contracted service through the Crook County Sheriff’s...

 

Swimmers' success continues

The girls swim season is coming to an end in a few short weeks and the Green River High School team continues to be a strong team within the region. The girls competed at home over the weekend with...

 
 By Pete Rust    Sports    October 21, 2020

Green River shut out 40-0

The Green River Wolves made a long road trip last Friday to take on the highly-ranked Cody Broncs, who were solid on both offense and defense throughout the night and moved their record to 6-1 on the season while the Wolves fell to 2-5. The Broncs,...

 

Lady Wolves grow despite losses

The Lady Wolves Volleyball team took two more losses over the last week, but show signs of improvement according to head coach Rikki Shantz. The Lady Wolves lost in three sets against Evanston...

 

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