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 By DAVID MARTIN    County    June 3, 2020 

Democrats show up in last filing week

The number of Democrats filing for both state offices and the Sweetwater County commissioner race jumped significantly in the final days of election filing, leading to a primary contest for Democrats... Full story

 By DAVID MARTIN    County    June 3, 2020 

RS man arrested for child porn

A Rock Springs man is facing a potential 240-year prison sentence if found guilty of possessing child pornography. James Adam Gehring, 34, of Rock Springs, is charged with 24 felony counts of sexual... Full story

 By Staff Report    County    June 3, 2020 

Four new coronavirus cases recorded in Sweetwater County

Four Rock Springs residents have tested positive for COVID-19 infections, according to Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. In a press release sent to local media Saturday, MHSC officials said contact tracing efforts are continuing for all four...

 County    June 3, 2020 

Grant will continue to support cancer programs

HPV education, cancer screenings and sunscreen dispensers are just a few of the programs Wyoming Cancer Resource Services’ Region V Coordinator wants to focus on in the next two years. This is the second time Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater...

 By DAVID MARTIN    County    May 27, 2020

Man faces 240 years for child porn

A Rock Springs man is facing a potential 240-year prison sentence if found guilty of possessing child pornography. James Adam Gehring, 34, of Rock Springs, is charged with 24 felony counts of sexual... Full story

 By DAVID MARTIN    County    May 27, 2020

First cold case trial will be in Tenn.

Tennessee will get the first crack at a trial against Clark Perry Baldwin, the man accused of killing two unidentified women in Wyoming. “We decided that since Tennessee has a known victim, and know...

 By DAVID MARTIN    County    May 27, 2020

Candidate filing period continues

A few more candidates have filed for election in the upcoming Primary Election in August. So far, a race has developed for the Green River City Council Ward I seat. Councilman Tom Murphy has filed...

 By Staff Report    County    May 27, 2020

Thoman seeks election to county commissioners' board

A longtime member of the Sweetwater County Conservation District is seeking a chance to serve on the Sweetwater County Board of County Commissioners. Mary Thoman, a Republican, recently announced her...

 By DAVID MARTIN    County    May 20, 2020

Candidates file for elections

The filing period for candidates seeking public office is open, resulting in several Republicans seeking one of two positions on the Sweetwater County Board of County Commissioners. According to infor...

 By DAVID MARTIN    County    May 20, 2020

Absentee ballots do not need to be notarized

Recent social media posts suggesting residents would need to have their absentee ballots notarized to mail them to the Sweetwater County Clerk’s Office are untrue, according to Sweetwater County...

 By Staff Report    County    May 20, 2020

International Day postponed

Like Flaming Gorge Days and the non FFA and 4-H portions of the Sweetwater County Fair, the annual International Day celebration in Rock Springs was postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The International Day Committee announced the...

 By Deb Sutton    County    May 20, 2020

Behind every ventilator is a respiratory therapist

There are about 150,000 respiratory therapists in the United States, according to the American Association of Respiratory Care. If they're anything like those who are part of the 11-person team at...

 By Staff Report    County    May 13, 2020

Second COVID-19 patient admitted

A second person was hospitalized last week after testing positive for COVID-19. According to Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County, a Green River woman in her 40s was admitted to the hospital’s emergency room May 5 and was tested using a fast-acti...

 By DAVID MARTIN    County    May 13, 2020

DNA testing leads to cold case arrest

An Iowa man was arrested last week in conjunction with several cold case investigations occurring in Wyoming and Tennessee, leading to charges in the murder of a woman known only as "Bitter Creek...

 By DAVID MARTIN    County    May 13, 2020

Some mines face uncertainties

(Editor's note: This article was updated from the print edition published 5/13/20 to include comments regarding the Ciner facility.) As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the economy across the...

 By David Martin    County    May 6, 2020

Commissioners work to reopen courthouse

As COVID-19 restrictions are easing up throughout Wyoming, the Sweetwater County commissioners have started debating when they should open up the courthouse and other county buildings to public...

 By David Martin    County    May 6, 2020

County fair to focus on 4-H and FFA

The Sweetwater County Fair will be scaled down this year in response to uncertainty related to future COVID-19 guidelines. As a result, the fair will focus on 4-H and FFA projects this year, scaling...

 By David Martin    County    May 6, 2020

Hospital admits 1st COVID-19 patient

Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County’s first COVID-19 admission was recorded Thursday according to a news release from the hospital. The patient was described as a woman in her 50s from Rock...

 By David Martin    County    April 29, 2020

MHSC: Disinfectants are harmful if used improperly

During a national press conference last week, President Donald Trump speculated about the potential use of disinfecting agents as a treatment for COVID-19 infections during a press conference about th...

 By David Martin    County    April 22, 2020

County events complex receives loan

The Sweetwater County Events Complex received a $200,000 loan from the Sweetwater County commissioners Tuesday morning, shoring up finances that have taken a hit from the loss of two summer RV...


MHSC receives masks

From Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County It seems that private 3D printer owners all over the world are picking up where manufacturing plants have left off. Sweetwater County is no exception. Zack Pendleton is among a few area 3D printer owners...


Community college month celebrated at Western

From Western Wyoming Community College Community College Month is a campaign to raise awareness about the importance of community colleges. Nearly half of all undergraduate college students in the Nation today are enrolled in community colleges, and...

 By David Martin    County    April 15, 2020

Silver linings for area airport

As air service from the Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport is cut back due to the ongoing impacts from the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the airport continues to find ways to make the best use of...

 By Staff Report    County    April 15, 2020

Info for missing camper sought

Officials in Daggett County are seeking information about a camper who was last reported seen in the Brown’s Park area earlier this month. The Daggett County Sheriff’s Office was notified that no one had contact with 44-year-old Leonard Corby... Full story


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