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District seeks sewer line

A $7.5 million project to extend sewer service through Jamestown and into land west of Green River was pitched as a potential addition to the growing list of potential Sixth Penny Improvement Tax...

 

Antelope hindered by solar farm

More than 1,000 antelope were bottlenecked near the Sweetwater Solar facility west of Green River over the weekend as they attempted to migrate to winter ranges. The antelope were forced onto Wyo....

 

County museum hosts Christmas display

The spirit of Christmases past is on display at the Sweetwater County Historical Museum throughout December. An exhibit features toys, a Christmas tree, and other sights from what Christmas would look like decades ago. “Christmas exhibits are fun...

 

Our view: Leaders need to be proactive

No one would argue the fact that coal has been the lifeblood of Sweetwater County and Wyoming for much of the state’s history. Without coal, Rock Springs wouldn’t exist. The state as a whole would be much different without the economic benefits...

 

Beware of online health insurance scams

If you’re buying health insurance on your own this year, the marketplace is more complicated – and dangerous – than ever. Dangerous? How can that be? This is health insurance we’re talking about, not some sketchy Internet site. But the...

 

Marguerite Santa returns to RS museum Monday

The iconic red suit is a giveaway for who it is, but it isn't often people see the big man sitting at an organ. The Marguerite Santa returned to the Rock Springs Historical Museum Monday for the...

 

Rock Springs named as pilot for Wyoming Arts Alliance program

Rock Springs was recently named one of three pilot communities for the Wyoming Arts Alliance Professional Development Program. The Rock Springs Main Street/Urban Renewal Agency and Community Fine Arts Center jointly applied for the program earlier...

 

Local photographer featured at show

The Community Fine Arts Center is featuring local photographer David Halter from Dec. 10 through Jan. 29. The public is invited to the opening reception Tuesday, Dec. 10 from 5-7 p.m. Halter is a...

 

Submissions sought for "Boar's Tusk Literary Journal"

Western Wyoming Community College’s Boar’s Tusk Literary Journal is accepting submissions from now until Dec. 18, and submitters are eligible to win prizes. Sweetwater County residents, including Western’s students, are invited to submit art,...

 

Anne Mae Smith

Anne Mae Smith, 42, of Green River, Wyoming, passed away November 30, 2019 in Casper, Wyoming. Anne was born on October 30, 1977 to Gene and Betty Garcia. She married Rodney Smith II on September 26, 2003 in Green River. She was a loving mother,...

 
 By Tom Coulter    News    December 4, 2019

Community college funding holds steady in governor's budget proposal

CHEYENNE — In terms of funding, the last decade has been a tough one for Wyoming’s community colleges. Since the 2011-12 biennium, community colleges have lost $53.8 million in funding when adjusting for inflation, according to a report...

 

Douglas man's furniture found in famous homes

DOUGLAS - David Schultz has had his hands all over former POTUS Bill Clinton's custom wooden dressers and television console. He's also had his hands on former Argentinian President Hugo Chavez's...

 

Finding should end shooting probe

RIVERTON — In his document detailing the legal conclusion to an investigation into the Sept. 21 officer-involved shooting in front of Walmart in Riverton, Fremont County Attorney Patrick LeBrun cautioned the public against further proceedings in...

 

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