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 By David Martin    County    September 23, 2020 

Absentee ballots now available

Sweetwater County residents wanting to vote from the comfort of their own home can request an absentee ballot from the county. “Wyoming’s citizens can begin to cast their ballots in the general el...

 
 By David Martin    County    September 23, 2020 

Water recommendation revisits old ground near regional airport

Water is a fuel for economic development and a recent meeting underscored the need for water in the Middle Baxter Road area near the Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport. Members of the Sweetwater...

 
 By David Martin    County    September 23, 2020 

More commercial land proposed in Jamestown

If a request to change zoning near the Love’s Travel Stop is approved next month, it could result in more commercial development near Interstate 80’s Exit 85. Jim Zimmerman, the code enforcement...

 

Attorney's office seeks judicial disqualification

The Sweetwater County Attorney’s Office is attempting to have a district court judge disqualified from a hearing for allegedly having prejudicial opinions about the case. A motion filed by...

 

MHSC employee tests positive for COVID-19

Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County was notified Wednesday morning that one of its employees has tested positive for COVID-19. Sweetwater County Public Health confirmed the employee’s PCR test was positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes t...

 

WWCC group calls for layoff alternatives

Staff and faculty at Western Wyoming Community College are calling for alternatives to a plan they claim will lead to undue stress for employees laid off by the college. According to a release from...

 

Local campaign funding reported

The dust has settled for the Primary Election in August and candidates have disclosed how much was contributed to their campaigns. For candidates in Green River, the campaign costs have so far been...

 

Annual picnic canceled

The annual Labor Day picnic, originally scheduled for Sept. 7 has been cancelled. The picnic, sponsored by the Southwestern Wyoming Central Labor Council, and held annually at Crossroads West Park in Rock Springs has been cancelled due to the...

 
 By David Martin    County    August 26, 2020

All West questioned about change

All West Communications updated the Sweetwater County commissioners about its activities, which resulted in a company representative getting questioned about plans to drop traditional television...

 
 By David Martin    County    August 26, 2020

Final plat of Ranch View subdivision approved

The final plat for housing development west of Jamestown was approved last week by the Sweetwater County commissioners -- paving the way for the development of homes near Rolling Green Country Club....

 

WWCC cuts jobs, degree paths

ROCK SPRINGS (Wyoming News Exchange) — Western Wyoming Community College will eliminate job positions and degree pathways in the days ahead. The decision was announced to employees on Monday, Aug. 17, and is due to state budget cuts, declining...

 
 By Staff Report    County    August 19, 2020

COVID-19 closes classrooms

Two classrooms at the YWCA Early Care Center were closed following a positive COVID-19 case tied to the building. Students and teachers inside those rooms will be quarantined. According to a release from the YWCA, other classrooms in the building wer...

 
 By David Martin    County    August 19, 2020

Legislative races attract donors

The campaigns for seats in both the Wyoming House of Representatives and the Wyoming Senate have attracted a number of donors from throughout the state. Local races in Sweetwater County are no...

 
 By David Martin    County    August 12, 2020

Thoman, Schoenfeld move to General Election

The Sweetwater County commissioners will get a shake up in 2021 as incumbent Wally Johnson will not be a part of the group. During the Primary Election Tuesday, Johnson missed out on proceeding after...

 
 By Staff Report    County    August 12, 2020

Body of missing boy found

The search for a missing boy at the Flaming Gorge ended Tuesday night after his body was recovered from the Big Firehole Canyon area. Deputies responded to a report of two missing people Friday at about 7 p.m. Deputies were informed a 34-year-old Roc...

 
 By Staff Report    County    August 12, 2020

Cruise to end Alzheimer's set

The Alzheimer’s association is inviting Sweetwater County residents to join them for their annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s event on August 28. Rather then hosting a large gathering, the Alzheimer’s association is encouraging participants to...

 

County candidate discusses platform

Publisher’s note: Originally, this was intended to be a debate-style article similar to the House District 60 candidates article for the Republican candidates running for Sweetwater County commissioner. Unfortunately, only one candidate, Mary Thoma...

 
 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...

 

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