Articles from the December 30, 2020 edition

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Act to boost carbon capture approved

CASPER — A piece of legislation tucked into the federal spending bill signed by President Donald Trump on Sunday could help speed up the development of carbon capture technologies in Wyoming and across the country. Long championed by Wyoming...

 

Swab tents close early

The drive-through swabbing station at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County will be closing early on New Year’s Eve. According to information from the hospital, the station will close at 11 a.m. Thursday and will remain closed Friday. The station...

 

Vaccinations begin in county

As vaccines roll out to people in the 1A priority group, local health workers are waiting for state officials to define who would be in the 1B and 1C groups. Several hundred doses of Pfizer’s...

 

Edward Lavern Harsha

Edward Lavern Harsha, 81, passed away on December 21, 2020. He died peacefully in his home with his wife at his side. Edward was born on March 31, 1939 in Rock Springs to Hannah Marie "Dottie" Warby...

 

Mary Louise (MaryLou) Unguren

Mary Louise (MaryLou) Unguren passed away December 25, 2020 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County following a brief illness. She was born on May 21, 1930, the oldest daughter of Rudolph and...

 

Leonard J. Ormandy

Leonard J. Ormandy, 91, passed away Friday, December 25, 2020 at his home in Green River, Wyoming. He was a resident of Green River for 45 years and a former resident of Nottingham, England. He was...

 

Iris Marie Hart

Iris Marie Hart, 92, of Green River, Wyoming passed away Tuesday, December 21, 2020 at the Mission at Castle Rock due to complications of COVID 19. She was born August 5, 1928 in Red Mesa, Colorado...

 

A pandemic year in video games

It’s an understatement to say the last year was unprecedented for those of us who didn’t live during the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic. With so many activities canceled or postponed a year to limit...

 

County approves terminals

ROCK SPRINGS (WNE) — Sweetwater County commissioners approved a plan by Wyoming Downs LLC to add more historic horse racing terminals in Sweetwater County. Wyoming Downs operates pari-mutuel simulcast wagering in the county and is seeking approval...

 

County distributes CARES Act charitable relief applications

The Sweewtater County commissioners are distributing applications for CARES Act funding to go to the county’s charitable organizations. Sweetwater County charitable organizations, including churches, which qualifies as tax-exempt under either 501...

 

Report dead rabbits to WGFD

Wyomingites are being asked to keep a lookout for dead rabbits in their yards, rural property and other outdoor areas. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is collecting wild rabbit carcasses for Rabb...

 

Shed antler collection deadline approaches

For many sections of public lands in western and southern Wyoming, the shed antler and horn hunting collection closure is approaching. The annual closure for sections of public land, state land and Wyoming Game and Fish Commission wildlife habitat...

 

Game and fish dept. reviews 2020 accomplishments

As we approach the end of a year unlike any other, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department is proud to reflect on some of our top accomplishments over the year. Notably, the Department worked tirelessly to conserve more than 800 species of fish and...

 

Energy project advances in Converse County

CASPER – In a highly anticipated decision, the Bureau of Land Management approved a massive oil and gas project proposed in eastern Wyoming. The federal agency issued a final record of decision on Wednesday, allowing five energy companies to...

 
 By Emily Mieure    News    December 30, 2020

Teton County action allows RV park residents to remain

JACKSON — County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday morning to extend the wastewater facility deadline at the Hoback RV Park, allowing tenants to continue using a failing septic system through May, should their landlords let them. The vote...

 

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