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 By Jason Mower    County    December 1, 2022 

Man sentenced for kidnapping, brutal sexual assault of young child

Editor's Note: This is the full press release from the Sweetwater County Sheriff's Office about the sex offender who was recently sentenced. It includes details of sexual assault that may be...

 

Solvay to expand facility and reduce emissions

Solvay recently announced plans to resume the construction of its 600 kiloton soda ash capacity expansion in Green River, which was launched in September 2019 and was put on hold due to the pandemic....

 

Love and sewage

"I want you to really think," Al Harris said to the county commissioners. "Are you willing to put that kind of a risk factor in front of the drinking water of 45,000 people?" The commissioners were...

 

Unified ambulance service starting

After years of discussion over ambulance service in Sweetwater County, a unified ambulance service will begin in a matter of days. Starting Nov. 20, Castle Rock Hospital District’s ambulance...

 

Republicans sweep General Election, 1 % Specific Purpose Tax passes

The unofficial results for Wyoming's General Election are in, showing a "red wave" sweeping Sweetwater County, with Republicans winning all but one partisan position. The only position a Democrat won...

 

Nation's first detention center therapy K-9

After the county commissioners approved a grant agreement at this week’s meeting, the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office is on-track to have the first therapy K-9 program inside a detention center...

 

Proof in the pudding

The idiom “the proof is in the pudding” was used twice during Tuesday’s Board of County Commissioners meeting, where the commissioners heard updates on the progress of consolidation efforts in...

 

Sweetwater County Treasurer warns of potential scam

Sweetwater County Treasurer Joe M. Barbuto advises taxpayers to be aware of a potential scam circulating via U.S. Mail. A business contacted the County Treasurer’s Office to report that they had received a letter from the ‘Tax Processing Unit...

 

Western prepares for final phase of accreditation reaffirmation

Western Wyoming Community College (Western) is in the final stage of its accreditation reaffirmation process through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of colleges and schools. This final stage includes a student...

 

Morris arrested

The sheriff's office has announced the arrest of the former executive director of the Young at Heart Senior Center in Rock Springs for what investigators describe as the suspected embezzlement of...

 

Heroes' remembrance

The communities of Green River and Rock Springs, led by the firefighting forces in each city, are working to ensure Sweetwater County never forgets the horrors of 9/11 or stops honoring those who...

 

County Treasurer: Property tax bills will be mailed soon

Sweetwater County Treasurer Joe M. Barbuto would like to inform taxpayers that 2022 property tax bills will arrive in mailboxes over the coming days and weeks. Bills include the total amount owed, and allocations to taxing entities within the...

 

Headed for bigger and better

Spencer Riggs, the general manager of Little America, hopes to reassure the people he's heard express concern over the future of the travel station. When the restaurant had to close, people asked...

 

Nonprofit scrutiny

Amid the Rock Springs Young at Heart’s ongoing lawsuit to recover more than $1 million it claimed its former executive director embezzled from the organization, Sweetwater County Commissioner Roy Lloyd said the county should exercise greater...

 

Mill levy would raise at least $80K for conservation

A handful of voters in Sweetwater County will decide in November whether the Little Snake River Conservation District will assess up to 1 mill on lands within its newly expanded boundaries, which now...

 

Thatcher announes Western Board candidacy

Rock Springs resident Angela M. Thatcher has announced her candidacy for the Western Wyoming Community College Board of Trustees. "First and foremost, I am running because I want to be a part of...

 

German announes Western Board candidacy

Gil German recently announced his candidacy for the Western Wyoming Community College (WWCC) Board of Trustees (School District #2 area). "Sweetwater County deserves the best and I am the best...

 

Never forget: Local firefighters recall 'the darkest day' in America

ROCK SPRINGS - Every year, thousands of participants across America walk, climb and run to remember those who sacrificed their lives to save others on Sept. 11, 2001. In Rock Springs, firefighters...

 

New walk-in area for hunting and fishing in Sweetwater County

Wyoming Game and Fish Department - in cooperation with several private landowners - has established a new walk-in hunting and fishing area (Sweetwater #3) along the Green River. Historically, the...

 
 By Jason Mower    County    August 25, 2022

Death at detention center being investigated

A death investigation is underway at the Sweetwater County Detention Center, sheriff’s office spokesperson Jason Mower announced last week. The individual, temporarily housed pending alleged state criminal charges, was found unresponsive at around...

 
 By Deb Sutton    County    August 25, 2022

New surgical services director at MHSC

A familiar face is now at the helm of the Surgical Services Department at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. Registered Nurse Noreen Hove is the new Director of Surgical Services, a position she...

 
 By Deb Sutton    County    August 25, 2022

Rock Springs physician assistant joins Internal Medicine Clinic

Shawn Rockey is now part of the team at the Internal Medicine Clinic of Sweetwater Memorial. Rockey, a certified physician assistant, is working with Internal Medicine Specialist Dr. Israel Stewart,...

 

Primary election results are in

Voters across Sweetwater County headed to the polls Tuesday to make their voices heard and play their part in deciding who will fill leadership positions. Now the Wyoming primary election is over and...

 

County tempers admin talks; three new commissioners to join board

Two-thirds of the Sweetwater County Commission seats will change in January after incumbent Commissioners Roy Lloyd and Jeffrey Smith lost their re-election bids during Tuesday’s Republican primary. Commissioner Randy “Doc” Wendling, whose...

 
 By David Martin    County    August 11, 2022

RS mayor charged

Rock Springs Mayor Tim Kaumo was charged with six misdemeanors last week related to alleged actions he took to win a municipal contract for JFC Engineers and Surveyors, a company he serves as the pres...

 

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