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 By David Martin    County    April 15, 2021 

One-shot vaccine use halted in Wyoming

For the time being, anyone seeking a COVID-19 vaccine have either the Moderna or Pfizer offerings to choose from as the Johnson and Johnson will be withheld after blood clotting was reported as a...

 

West Wyo. a grouse stronghold

Western Wyoming emerged as a stronghold for greater sage grouse in a grim federal report that estimates an 81% decline in the species over the last 53 years. The 260-page U.S. Geological Survey report published March 30 estimates a 3% annual decline...

 

Rock Springs Main Street prepares for Project Pop Up

One of the foremost goals of the Rock Springs Main Street/Urban Renewal Agency (URA) is to expand the business base in Downtown Rock Springs and grow the retail mix. To that end, the group is announcing Project Pop Up for the 2021 summer season. A...

 

WYDOT begins road work near La Barge Interchange

The Wyoming Department of Transportation, along with contract crews from Coldwater Group Inc. will be working on the bridge on WYO 374 over Interstate 80, at the La Barge Interchange. Traffic will be controlled by a temporary signal system and there...

 
 By David Martin    County    April 8, 2021

COVID-19 variants found in county

“It was just a matter of time,” Dr. Jean Stachon, the county’s health officer said about when variants of the novel coronavirus would appear in Sweetwater County. Currently, 12 of Wyoming’s...

 

Man dies in crash near RS

ROCK SPRINGS (Wyoming News Exchange) — A Minnesota man died March 31 in a head-on collision on Interstate 80 near Rock Springs. At 3:10 p.m. on March 31, the Wyoming Highway Patrol responded to a report of a vehicle collision at milepost 104 near...

 
 By David Martin    County    April 1, 2021

County hospital to receive 2-star rating

(Clarification: The email referenced in this article was received from a third party and verified by the Green River Star.) Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County has dropped to a two-star Centers...

 
 By David Martin    County    April 1, 2021

County ambulance subsidies continued

Sweetwater County subsidies to ambulance providers will continue until the end of June after a vote by the Sweetwater County commissioners last week. The commissioners hosted a special meeting March...

 

Man dies in crash near GR

A crash outside of Green River March 24 resulted in the death of a 50-yard-old Washington resident. At 2:24 p.m., Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were notified of a one-vehicle rollover, according to a press release. Henry L. Cecil, a 50-year-old...

 
 By David Martin    County    March 25, 2021

Vaccines are available to everyone

Anyone who wants a COVID-19 vaccine in Sweetwater County can receive one. The Sweetwater County District Board of Health opened vaccines to all residents last week, but demand for large-scale...

 
 By David Martin    County    March 10, 2021

Mask order to end March 16

Wyoming’s pandemic restrictions will be lifted March 16 according to an announcement from Gov. Mark Gordon’s office. The statewide mask requirement will be removed, as well as allowing bars,...

 
 By Staff Report    County    March 10, 2021

Sweetwater tourism crashed in 2020

Tourism spending in Sweetwater County fell by $87 million in 2020 according to a recent report given by Jenissa Meredith to the Green River City Council. Meredith, the executive director of the Sweetwater County Travel and Tourism, said the decline...

 
 By Staff Report    County    March 10, 2021

Man arrested after SWAT call to his home Friday morning

Rock Springs man is in custody after a SWAT call Friday to his residence in the 100 block of Mountain View Drive in the Clear View Acres neighborhood west of Rock Springs. Richard Gamble, 41, was arrested by SWAT officers without incident on...

 
 By David Martin    County    March 3, 2021

Vaccines open to new group

Sweetwater County residents in the 1C priority group are eligible to receive a coronavirus vaccine according to an announcement from the Sweetwater County District Board of Health. The 1C group involv...

 

Memorial hospital hosts health fair Saturday

Health and wellness is the top priority at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County and its employees want to make sure residents are “Good to Go.” The annual Health & Wellness Fair is by appointment from 6-10 a.m. Saturday at Young at Heart...

 

Vaccination effort surges ahead

Despite snowstorms last week postponing the delivery of a shipment of COVID-19 vaccine last week, Sweetwater County Public Health and Castle Rock Medical Center continue to vaccinate residents. Accord...

 

WYDOT starts work on new interchange

Staff Report A long-abandoned overpass will be rebuilt as the Wyoming Department of Transportation begins work on a new interchange on Gookin Road west of Rock Springs. The bridge has been closed to traffic since April 2014 when it was struck by a...

 

WHP investigates fatal crash

A combination of speed and driver inattention is being investigated as the cause of a fatal vehicle crash east of Rock Springs Sunday. According to the Wyoming Highway Patrol, the crash was reported at 12:55 p.m. near milepost 110.5 on Interstate...

 

SEDC seeks to attract manufacturer

An outdoor manufacturer is interested in coming to Rock Springs, through discussions are in their preliminary phases. Kayla McDonald, economic development specialist for the Sweetwater Economic Develo...

 

Vaccine fraud reported

The Wyoming Department of Health is warning residents to be on alert for suspicious, potentially fraudulent activity as efforts to help prevent COVID-19 deaths and illnesses by providing free, safe and effective vaccinations continue. “We are heari...

 

COVID-19 loosens its grip in Sweetwater County

“We are trending in the right direction,” Sweetwater County Health Officer Dr. Jean Stachon said Monday. While the positivity percentage based on COVID-19 tests done in the last few weeks, at...

 

Crash near RS kills 1

ROCK SPRINGS (Wyoming News Exchange) — A 23-year-old Rock Springs man died Wednesday in a crash east of Rock Springs on County Road 15 that leads to Jim Bridger Power Plant near Point of Rocks. Chad S. Collard died from injuries he received after...

 

More added to vaccine group

People aged 65 and older with certain high-risk medical conditions can now receive the COVID-19 vaccines according to the Wyoming Department of Health. A new 1C group has also been added to the priority vaccination list based on a list of critical...

 

County GOP condemns Cheney

Fallout over Rep. Liz Cheney’s vote to impeach former President Donald Trump continues throughout the Cowboy State as county Republican parties continue voicing their displeasure with the vote. The Sweetwater County Republican Party was no...

 

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