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 By David Martin    County    August 5, 2020 

County mulls separations

By DAVID MARTIN Publisher The Sweetwater County commissioners are looking at another voluntary separation program to possibly head off future layoffs. The commissioners discussed the program Tuesday....

 

Travel and tourism board receives grant

Sweetwater County Travel and Tourism recently received a $5,000 Community Enhancement Grant from the Sweetwater County Conservation District to fund two endeavors. The first component was to purchase educational material racks to display brochures...

 
 By David Martin    County    August 5, 2020 

Former sheriff seeks county commissioner position

The tough times Sweetwater County is experiencing are what motivated Dave Gray to run for election for county commissioner. “My fear is the economy is going to be in bad shape for two to four...

 

Simplot fined for alleged waste violations

The giant Boise-based agribusiness J.R. Simplot Company has agreed to pay $775,000 to resolve allegations it violated federal waste and community-protection laws at its phosphoric acid and fertilizer plant outside Rock Springs. Simplot representative...

 
 By Shay Mahana    County    July 29, 2020

Barbuto seeks county commissioner seat

The critical point Sweetwater County is at pushed Rock Springs resident Joe Barbuto to seek election to the Sweetwater County commissioners’ office. Barbuto, a Democrat, believes Sweetwater County is at a crossroads as its revenues and job...

 
 By Staff Report    County    July 29, 2020

Schoenfeld seeks full term as county commissioner

After being appointed to the Sweetwater County Board of County Commissioners last July, Lauren Schoenfeld seeks election to the board. Schoenfeld has been working with the other commissioners to ensure Sweetwater County is in the best possible...

 
 By Staff Report    County    July 22, 2020

GR woman dies from COVID-19

Two days after a Rock Springs man succumbed to complications resulting from a COVID-19 infection, a second person died from the illness. According to the Sweetwater County Public Health, a Green River woman in her 90s died July 15 at Memorial Hospita...

 
 By Shay Mahana    County    July 22, 2020

K-9 deputy receives vest donation

A four-legged Sweetwater County Sheriff's Office deputy is sporting some new protective gear thanks to a kind donation. K-9 deputy Deena was awarded a bullet and stab-protective vest by Vested...

 

GR man dies at gorge

The drowning death of a Green River resident is being investigated by the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office. Frank M. Ortega, 63, died Saturday while snorkeling alone in windy conditions approximately 50 feet offshore, between Squaw Hollow and...

 

Team at cancer center present project at meeting

A team of healthcare providers at Sweetwater Regional Cancer Center recently provided a presentation during the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s virtual Quality Training Program Meeting. Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County’s Cancer...

 

Hospital works with Public Health on employee contact tracing

As the novel coronavirus pandemic continues, Sweetwater County is seeing more cases of the COVID-19 disease. Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County is no exception. “Just like businesses and healthcare entities all over the county, we have seen a...

 
 By David Martin    County    July 22, 2020

Sheriff's office investigates horse abuse north of RS

The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office is investigating claims of horses being sexually abused north of Rock Springs. According to Jason Mower, public information officer for the sheriff’s...

 

Two die in rollover

A fatal crash occurred Sunday south of Rock Springs, killing two men. At 4:06 p.m., Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were notified of a one vehicle rollover. A 2002 GMC Envoy was heading north on US 191 when the vehicle exited the right side of the...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    County    July 15, 2020

First COVID-19 death reported

By DAVID MARTIN Publisher An unidentified Sweetwater County man is the first person in the county to die from COVID-19, according the Wyoming Department of Health. The man was 77 years old and had hea...

 
 By Staff Report    County    July 15, 2020

Rendezvous canceled due to COVID-19

Like many other local events, the annual Fort Bridger Rendezvous is being postponed to 2021. The rendezvous was canceled for the first time in 48 years due to concerns related to the spread of the novel coronavirus. The decision was made by the Fort...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    County    July 8, 2020

Commissioners debate masks

Responding to a recent increase in COVID-19 infections, the Sweetwater County commissioners debated a resolution mandating people visiting county buildings to wear masks while inside, ultimately...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    County    July 8, 2020

Historic warplanes visit county airport

Residents of Green River and Rock Springs were treated to an unusual sight in the skies Monday morning. Two World War II warbirds flew through the skies on their approach to the Southwest Wyoming Regi...

 

MHSC trustee reappointed

Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County Board of Trustees President Taylor Jones was reappointed to the board Tuesday, July 7. Sweetwater County Commissioners voted to reappoint Jones, who has served on the board since July 1, 2016. The appointment...

 

Library system schedules summer events

While summer may look a little different this year for the Sweetwater County Library System, the libraries are still working to provide fun activities for children. “We are offering Grab-and-Go activity bags, a summer reading challenge, online...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    County    July 1, 2020

Busy fire weekend expected

The upcoming holiday weekend is anticipated to be a busy one for firefighters. The Fourth of July holiday falls on a Saturday this year and Sweetwater County Fire Warden Mike Bournazian expects...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    County    July 1, 2020

Confusion over isolation, quarantine addressed

Confusion about the difference in quarantine and isolation orders prompted the Sweetwater County District Board of Health to help residents understand the difference and importance of both orders, as...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    County    July 1, 2020

Public health orders extended to July 15

As COVID-19 cases have spiked within Wyoming and Sweetwater County, with total 78 confirmed cases as of Monday morning and 42 recorded recoveries since the start of the pandemic, Gov. Mark Gordon is...

 
 By Staff Report    County    July 1, 2020

Shooting death under investigation

The shooting death of an unidentified woman is under investigation by the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office. The office issued a statement saying the incident occurred Monday evening at a residence off of Steamboat Drive in the Clearview Acres...

 

Rabid bat found in RS

ROCK SPRINGS (Wyoming News Exchange) — A bat found in a backyard near Pilot Butte Avenue in Rock Springs has tested positive for rabies. On June 14, Rock Springs Animal Control responded to the 1000 block of Pilot Butte Avenue for a report of a...

 

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