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 By Staff Report    City    November 18, 2020

Golden Hour helps RS seniors

Golden Hour Senior Center is helping house-bound seniors in Rock Springs receive meals after the Young at Heart Senior Center had to temporarily close due to COVID-19. Jackie Grubb, executive director at Golden Hour, said the center was contacted...

 

"We're going to see more illness, hospitalization and death."

More than 1,000 Sweetwater County residents have contracted COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic and some resources are being stretched thin. According to Dr. Jean Stachon, the county’s health...

 

Sheriff's office investigates death near Flaming Gorge

The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an unattended death initially reported Sunday. According to a press release from the sheriff’s office, the body male was discovered alone in his camper near Anvil Draw by a concerned...

 

Jury trials suspended

CASPER – The rise in coronavirus infections prompted Wyoming’s chief justice on Friday to suspend jury trials until further notice. The COVID-19 surge had caused some courts to fully or partially shut down, according to a statement released...

 

​Sherril Hart

​Sherril Hart, 56, of Green River, WY, passed away Saturday, November 14, 2020, at the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County due to complications from COVID-19. Sherril was born on June 17, 1964,...

 

E. Darrell Smith

E. Darrell Smith, 80, passed away peacefully on November 13, 2020 in Green River, Wyoming surrounded by his family. Darrell was born on May 11, 1940 in Fort Totten, North Dakota to Ernest Smith and...

 

Carol Ann Nunez Uriarte

Carol Ann Nunez Uriarte, 71, passed away Monday, November 9, 2020 at her home in Green River, Wyoming. She was a life-long resident of Wyoming. Mrs. Uriarte was born July 2, 1949 in Laramie, Wyoming;...

 

Christine "Chris" Louise Tyler

Christine "Chris" Louise Tyler, 60, passed away Friday, November 6, 2020 at her home in Rock Springs, Wyoming. She was a life-long resident of Rock Springs. Mrs. Tyler was born May 4, 1960 in Rock...

 

Our view: COVID-19 battles face a difficult road ahead

A mask mandate will not work. Comments from Sweetwater County Attorney Daniel Erramouspe and Green River Police Chief Tom Jarvie last week indicate enforcement of a mask mandate is impossible. In an email to the Star, Erramouspe wrote, “we would...

 

Biden should prove himself to Wyo.

President-Elect Joe Biden said throughout his campaign: “I’m running as a proud Democrat, but I’ll govern as an American.” As one of those Americans who care more about the country than any political party, I wish him success, and suggest we...

 

Letter: No masks, let's go back to normal

Dear Editor, I do not care how mystified or angry Kerry Drake is. Give me Liberty or Give me Death. P.S. Hey Kerry, It is not up to you. Hundreds of thousands die each year across the country with things like cancer, for example. Take cigarettes....

 

Golden Hour cautiously adds events

Some of the days on Golden Hour Senior Center's calendar of events look as busy as they did before the coronavirus pandemic started. On Tuesday, the center's calendar showed events for open pool, line...

 

Holiday exhibit on display at RS museum

The Rock Springs Historical Museum is pleased to announce it will be offering a special holiday-themed display for the month November. In light of the need for social distancing Museum staff and volunteers have created a display that could be...

 

Students of the month named at high school

Shay Allen and Braden Sassman were named Expedition Academy's students of the month for October. The school recognizes one male and one female student each month for their hard work and dedication to...

 

Food drive set for Saturday

The Boy Scouts will be conducting their annual food drive this week. Bags in Green River have already been distributed through local churches, though residents who did not receive a bag can participate as well. Residents can take their bag food...

 
 By Tom Coulter    News    November 18, 2020

Bill would repeal tax break for wind energy

CHEYENNE - Despite opposition from some officials in Laramie County and elsewhere in the state, Wyoming lawmakers narrowly advanced a bill Wednesday that would make wind energy producers pay more in...

 

School districts seek higher cap on reserve accounts

SHERIDAN — Administrators from local school districts asked legislators to push for an increase in the amount districts can keep in reserves, especially as budgets tighten across the state. Currently, school districts by law can keep 15% of their...

 

Spotlight on GRHS golfers

The Green River High School golf team finished a very successful season this year despite several set backs, including one of the varsity girls getting injured in a car crash and missing the rest of...

 

COVID-19 limits fan attendance at UW

The University of Wyoming Athletics Department announced on Tuesday that it is reducing the number of fans who will be allowed to attend home football and basketball games through the end of December 2020. Football attendance is being reduced from a...

 

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