Articles from the November 4, 2021 edition


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  • Residents report tax support signs to clerk

    David Martin, Editor|Nov 4, 2021

    A number of signs supporting Tuesday’s general purpose tax caused concern at the Sweetwater County Clerk’s Office as some residents believed the signs to violate Wyoming’s electioneering laws. The signs started appearing in Rock Springs and Green River late last week, reading “Created to Support Public Safety & Economic Development,” then urging residents to vote Nov. 2. “I have had people calling me all day,” Sweetwater County Clerk Cindy Lane said Friday. The issue callers have had with the... Full story

  • Cowboys prepare for Border War game in Laramie

    Nov 4, 2021

    It is a rivalry for the ages. It is a series played in three different centuries, dating back to the first meeting in 1899. And for both of this week’s teams -- the Wyoming Cowboys and the Colorado State Rams -- it is the oldest rivalry in both schools’ histories. This Saturday will see the Cowboys and Rams meet on a football field for the 113th time in The Border War. The game is schedule to kick off at 1:30 p.m., Mountain Time, from Wyoming’s War Memorial Stadium. Wyoming will enter Saturday’s game with a 4-4 overall record and an 0-4 rec...

  • Election sees high turnout

    David Martin, Editor|Nov 4, 2021

    Sweetwater County voters have spoken and they do not want a 1% sales tax. Tuesday's special election resulted in a massive loss for tax, with unofficial tallies showing 5,359 against and 1,300 for the tax, out of 6,662 total ballots received. "I think voters spoke clearly that this general purpose tax proposal is something they're not willing to support," Sweetwater County Commission Chairman Randy Wendling said. Wendling said the commissioners gave residents a chance to have their voices heard...

  • Kaydrie Makay Jacobsen

    Nov 4, 2021

    Kaydrie Makay Jacobsen, age 19, passed away October 27, 2021, in Rock Springs, Wyoming. She was born February 14, 2002 in Price, Utah to Dirk and Gentry Jacobsen. She was the best Valentine's present and will always be our little sweetheart. Kaydrie graduated from Rock Springs High School in 2020 where she excelled in and loved FLLA Academy. She particularly enjoyed being involved in the community service projects and learning about forensics. All while growing up she loved basketball and had a...

  • 1,243 COVID deaths recorded

    The Wyoming News Exchange|Nov 4, 2021

    The number of Wyoming deaths tied to coronavirus has increased by 69, the Wyoming Department of Health announced Tuesday. The department said the deaths, which occurred between August and the end of October, brought to 1,243 the number of Wyoming residents whose deaths have been linked to the coronavirus since it was first detected in Wyoming in March 2020. Thirteen Sweetwater County residents, nine men and four women, died in September and October, the department said, and nine were hospitalized for the treatment of coronavirus. Ten Natrona...

  • Halloween Parade

    Nov 4, 2021

  • Maria Elena Sisneros

    Nov 4, 2021

    Maria Elena Sisneros, 41, passed away Wednesday October 27, 2021 at the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. She died following a lengthy battle with COVID-19. She was a long-time resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming. She was born September 4, 1980 in Riverton, Wyoming; the daughter of Candido Sisneros and Patricia Garcia. Ms. Sisneros attended schools in Rock Springs, Wyoming and obtained her GED. She worked for Sweetwater County School District #1 as a Bus Driver for the past...

  • Jeff Pedersen

    Nov 4, 2021

    Jeff Pedersen was born in Salt Lake County, Utah, December 20, 1961. After a valiant fight with COVID he peacefully passed away on October 28, 2021. He had an interest in history and a knack for storytelling, he enjoyed taking his son, grandson and granddaughter on adventures exploring historical trails and landmarks. He recently wrote and had published, "A Young Pioneer's Journey in 1851" an accomplishment he had been working on for years. He married his sweetheart, Renee McDonough, a native...

  • Barbara Gunyan

    Nov 4, 2021

    Barbara Gunyan, 69, passed away Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County in Rock Springs, Wyoming. She passed away from a lengthy battle with COVID. Mrs. Gunyan was a long-time resident of Rock Springs and former resident of Idaho. She was born November 21, 1951 in Wallace, Idaho; the daughter of Grant Gibbons and Edna Ball. Mrs. Gunyan attended schools in Idaho and Rock Springs, Wyoming. She was a 1970 graduate of Rock Springs High School. She married Ronald Gunyan...

  • Sheila Welch Kellogg

    Nov 4, 2021

    Sheila Welch Kellogg, 62, of Rock Springs, WY, passed away on October 28th, 2021 at Sweetwater County Memorial Hospital after a courageous battle fighting against a sudden illness. She was born on January 21st, 1959 to the late Billie Eugene Welch and Betty Catherine Welch in Carlsbad, New Mexico. She attended school in Green River, WY. We all want to remember what an incredibly strong and independent woman she was. Not forgetting to mention how incredibly stubborn she was. Someone who could nev...

  • Our View: Chamber overstepped it bounds

    Nov 4, 2021

    The Green River Chamber of Commerce shouldn’t have gotten involved in the special general purpose tax election and has overstepped its bounds. The chamber paid for signs urging voters to support the 1% sales tax local governments wanted to use to fund ambulance subsidies, emergency services and economic development efforts. The chamber is a organization that is independent of the Green River municipal government and Sweetwater County, yet it receives a substantial amount of funding from the city to continue its operations. In the 2021-2022 budg...

  • Let's put the special session out of Wyo's misery

    Kerry Drake, Wyofile.com|Nov 4, 2021

    What does it say about a special legislative session when the most memorable moment of the first week was a former House speaker dropping a couple F-bombs to disparage another lawmaker? Perhaps it’s a sign that everyone involved in this lame effort to show the federal government it can’t push Wyoming around should just go home before the state wastes any more money. This special session to fight a federal COVID-19 “vaccine mandate” has already cost taxpayers at least $100,000. Lawmakers who demanded a public forum in which to grandst...

  • Friends enlist in the Marines

    Sgt. Anika Lewis, U.S. Marine Corps|Nov 4, 2021

    "Pride of Belonging." These three words are printed in bold on a small, shiny tag that has the Eagle, Globe, and Anchor printed on its four corners. This is one of the eleven benefit tags that are used to help align with the needs and motivators of individuals interested in joining America's finest fighting force. This tag is a crimson red and summarizes the special bond found in the United States Marine Corps. The Marine Corps is recognized for being a close-knit brotherhood and sisterhood....

  • Green River Police Department reports for Oct. 24-Nov. 1

    Nov 4, 2021

    Green River Police Department reports for Oct. 24 At 11:21 a.m., officers responded to a report of shots fired on Wilson Street. Officers canvassed the area but did not locate any individuals involved and completed a report of the incident, which is still under investigation. At 2:56 p.m., officers responded to a report of vandalism on Bridger Drive. Officers met with an individual who reported the tire on their vehicle had been slashed. Officers observed the damage to the tire and completed a report of the incident. At 6:55 p.m., officers...

  • Lady Wolves compete at Last Chance meet

    Nov 4, 2021

    Last Chance swim results 200 Yard Freestyle 1. Tanith Smith, 1:56.66 (Q4A) 5. Brianna Uhrig, 2:26.84 6. Chezni Rubeck, 2:27.34 8. Grace Schulze, 2:30.98 9. Kelcee Seiller, 2:35.64 11. Maya Wiekhorst, 2:39.98 200 Yard IM 1. Lilly Munoz, 2:24.37 (Q4A) 3. Amaya Spartz, 2:36.59 (Q3A) 4. Madison Moffat, 2:42.55 6. Mallery Lyon, 3:02.40 50 Yard Freestyle 2. Courtney Clark, 27.93 (Q3A) 3. Hailey Luth, 28.01 7. Haley Clevenger, 28.58 8. Moffat, 28.71 11. Avah Kellhofer, 28.86 15. Rubeck, 29.60 19....

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