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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...

 

Republican candidates debate

Republican candidates took the stage at the Broadway Theater in Rock Springs Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday night this week to debate their opponents in the upcoming primary election. One of the more...

 

Municipalities, hospitals receive $159K from excess SPT revenue

After vendors collected $169,123 in excess sales tax revenue, communities and hospitals in Sweetwater County received a small bonus from the 1% special purpose tax that was in effect from 2013 to 2018. The 1% SPT was approved by voters in 2012 and in...

 

Black's Fork bridge work will cause delays

The Wyoming Department of Transportation and contract crews from DeBernardi Construction Company, Inc., began working on the Black’s Fork bridge on WYO 530 at mile marker 14.66 south of Green River on August 1. During the work, traffic will be...

 
 By Staff Report    County    July 28, 2022

KelTec set to open local facility

The Sweetwater Economic Development Coalition (SEDC) and Wyoming Business Council recently announced that Kel-Tec CNC Industries, a firearm manufacturing company, will begin production from a facility in Sweetwater County. KelTec is expanding its...

 

Wyoming's Big Show schedule

Sunday, July 31 9:00 AM Open Horse Showmanship & Halter Indoor Arena 11:00 AM 4-H/FFA English Classes followed by Open Mini Classes Monday, August 1 9:00 AM 4-H/FFA Horse Show Exhibit Hall 5:00 PM Open & 4-H/FFA Reining Classes Indoor Arena 6:00 PM...

 
 By Hannah Romero    County    July 21, 2022

Hospital lab funds approved

Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County is hoping to get funds for their planned laboratory expansion project and medical office building renovation project from the Wyoming State Loan and Investment...

 

Allen runs for Treasurer

Former Rock Springs Councilman (Ward III) and past Council President Stephen Allen recently announced his candidacy for Sweetwater County Treasurer. Allen is the husband of Rachele Unguren-Allen. They...

 

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