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Contact tracing still lags

The number of positive COVID-19 infections continues to concern healthcare workers, through there is some good news as infection rates are starting to trend downward slightly. According to Dr. Jean...

 
 By David Martin    City    December 16, 2020

District looks at lowered revenues

With a loss of funding and a voluntary reduction in school budgets requested by Gov. Mark Gordon, Sweetwater County School District No. 2 is moving forward with a voluntary reduction incentive plan....

 

Amber Alert child found safe in Rock Springs

A broken-down vehicle led to the recovery of a 10-year-old child abducted from Idaho Falls, Idaho. According the Wyoming Highway Patrol, at 7:08 a.m., a WHP trooper was notified of a broken-down vehicle near mile marker 32 on Wyoming Highway 430...

 

Carl Phelps Morgan

Carl Phelps Morgan died on December 2, 2020, at the age of 65. Carl was born in Rock Springs, WY on April 30, 1955. He graduated from Green River High School in 1973, played in the school's band, and...

 

Joan Cederburg

Joan Cederburg passed away peacefully in her sleep on December 8, 2020, after a long battle with Alzheimer's. She was a lifelong resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming. Joan was born on March 1st, 1938 in...

 

Patricia Ruffini

Patricia Ruffini, 94, passed away on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at Deer Trail Assisted Living in Rock Springs, Wyoming. Mrs. Ruffini was a lifelong resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming. She was born on...

 

Better late than never, mandate is a good call

There is a lot of criticism that can be laid to Gov. Mark Gordon’s management of the COVID-19 pandemic, the largest of which was his steadfast refusal to tighten statewide restrictions in the face of a huge spike in COVID-19 infections. Last week,...

 

Take the coronavirus vaccine for you, your family and friends

For most of us in Wyoming, 2020 brought many challenges. As we head into 2021, we can celebrate a new year with some much-needed encouraging news: We have multiple effective vaccines for COVID-19. During the past year, the federal government has...

 

The costly lessons of the state's limited revenue diversity

Wyoming’s fiscal situation has grown very stormy in 2020. The state has already administered a 10% cut across all agencies, followed by another $500 million this fall, with possibly more to come. It now looks like we’ll have to reduce the two-yea...

 

3 bridges across Green River

After the publication of its article about the turn-of-the-century Wagon Bridge in Green River the Sweetwater County Historical Museum received a number of inquiries about other historical bridges...

 

Firearms research reported

Research requests made last week to the Sweetwater County Historical Museum’s new Vintage Firearms Research program reaffirmed a fact about the history of early 20th century firearms in the west - the widespread use of .22 rimfire pump-action...

 

Genesis Alkali employees pledge to United Way

The United Way received a pledge of $56,506 from United Steel Workers Local 13214 and employees at Genesis Alkali. The pledge was made through the United Way of Southwest Wyoming's workplace campaign...

 

COVID-19 vaccinations start in Wyoming

Free, safe and effective vaccinations intended to help prevent future COVID-19 infections have started in Wyoming, according to the Wyoming Department of Health. Dr. Alexia Harrist, state health officer and state epidemiologist with WDH, said the...

 

Spring registration open at Western

Many of Western Wyoming Community College’s students transfer to the University of Wyoming (UW) or other four-year institutions after graduation. For the past five years, Western has had a “two-plus-two” transfer agreement with academic...

 

Swimmers dominate in Rock Springs

The Green River High School boys swimming team started the season with a splash in their first two meets of the season. The Wolves competed at a meet in Rock Springs Friday, then participated in the...

 

Wolves wrestling competes at first home dual

The Wolves were split between three wrestling competitions over the weekend, which included a home dual against Shoshoni Saturday. The Wolves defeated Shoshoni 19-18. Head coach Josh Wisniewski said s...

 

Girls rebound after loss

The Lady Wolves didn’t start their season the way they would have liked, but were able to rebound after a loss Friday. The team sits a 1-1 for the season so far, their first game a 56-50 losing effo...

 

Wolves win at home Saturday

The Wolves are working to hard prepare for the upcoming Flaming Gorge Classic, coming into the tournament after a 71-62 win against Cheyenne South Saturday. Head coach Laurie Ivie liked what she was...

 

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