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 By Jason Mower    County    January 26, 2023 

Marooned by modern technology

On a frigid, blustery Tuesday morning in the middle of December, a seemingly endless winter storm, for days plaguing those in the region ensnared in its path, continued to slowly ravage its way... Full story


Warranty Deeds Dec. 30, 2022 - Jan. 18, 2023

Dec. 30, 2022 Troy Sinclair to Carrie Ann Canestorp, Lot 9, Foreman Addition Patrick S. Gaensslen to SparSto & Fin LLC, Pt. Lot 2, Block 3, UPRR 2nd GR HMC Leasing LLC to Sweetwater County, Lot 1, Layos Subdivision Jan. 3, 2023 Randy Tabuchi Sr.,... Full story


Hospital seeks SLIB funding match change from commissioners

The Sweetwater County Commissioners received an update about Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County’s lab expansion and renovation project, while seeking to reallocate $500,000 in county funds for...


Federal grant of $3M awarded to Western for healthcare expansion

On January 5 the U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced the decision of the Economic Development Administration (EDA) to award Western Wyoming Community College (Western) a $3 million... Full story


Getting down to business in 2023

Government business for the new year got underway when returning incumbents and newly elected officials got to work this week during the Board of County Commissioners meeting Tuesday morning and...

 By Staff Report    County    January 5, 2023

Emergency services respond to fires, sliding plane

The Green River Fire Department, Sweetwater County Sheriff's Office, and other local law enforcement and first responder agencies have responded to several emergencies over the last two weeks, includi... Full story

 By Jason Mower    County    January 5, 2023

RS man arrested in toddler son's overdose death

A Rock Springs man was arrested the morning of December 19 after his child died from an accidental drug overdose in October. Daniel Scott James, 35, of Rock Springs was arrested at his residence... Full story

 By Jason Mower    County    January 5, 2023

Sheriff's office hosts community emergency response training

The sheriff’s office emergency management and homeland security division recently announced their upcoming community emergency response team training for interested volunteers. Training is designed to be completed over two separate weekends. The... Full story


County wraps 2022

The Sweetwater County Board of County Commissioners finished up their business for the year during Tuesday’s meeting, which was also the last meeting for three of the current commissioners. During...


Game and Fish tags trout to estimate pup population

Fisheries managers from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department are concerned about the number of lake trout pups in Flaming Gorge Reservoir. In partnership with Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, the... Full story


Commissioners expand PIO duties

The Sweetwater County Board of County Commissioners is hoping to improve county-wide communication by expanding the duties of the Public Relations Director for the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s...

 By Lori Hogan    County    December 8, 2022

Rock Springs men sentenced in pipe bomb case

Acting United States Attorney Nicholas Vassallo announced Dec. 2 that Spencer Dale Cottrell, age 51, Bryan Roland Foster, age 39, and Gage Mercer, age 31, all from Rock Springs, Wyoming, have been... Full story

 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... Full story


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.... Full story


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... Full story


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... Full story


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... Full story


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... Full story


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... Full story


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... Full story


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...


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