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Hospital seeks $19.5 million in tax funding

Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County representatives are asking for $19.5 million of the sixth-penny tax funding. The request was divided up into three projects, which can be done separately or all...

 
 By David Martin    County    October 17, 2019 

Program aims to help with those suffering from addiction

For many, drug addiction is an illness that can be a struggle and can involve social, legal and health problems that can follow them throughout their lives. For the past 15 years, Treatment Court of...

 

Detention center inmate dies

The Sweetwater County Detention Center inmate who died at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County after deputies discovered him unresponsive and experiencing an apparent medical emergency in his cell. According to the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s...

 

First Bridger unit retirement set for 2023

The retirement for the first unit at Jim Bridger Power Plant will take place in 2023, according to a presentation released by Rocky Mountain Power last week. The presentation was given at a meeting...

 

New Third District Court Judge appointed

The Third District Court will have a new judge when Judge Nena James retires in October. According to a press release, Governor Mark Gordon appointed Suzannah Robinson to be the District Court Judge...

 

Events Complex director would like $24 million

The Sweetwater County Events Complex needs improvements and would like sixth-penny projects sales tax to pay for the estimated $24 million is would cost to complete them. Events Complex Director Larry...

 

County to acquire funding for two buildings near RS

The Sweetwater County commissioners decided to take out a $10-million loan to help pay for the construction of two new facilities, which will be located near the detention center. At an August...

 

Board approves truck stop

Despite a signed petition with about 60 signatures and a few residents voicing opposition to Love’s Truck Stop locating in Jamestown, the Sweetwater County commissioners approved a request for the...

 

Comments split on truck stop at planning, zoning meeting

While almost every written comment submitted to the Sweetwater County Planning and Zoning Commission was against placement of a Love's Travel Stop near Jamestown, people commenting at their meeting...

 

Missing kayaker rescued

An overdue kayaker was rescued after not showing up to a meeting spot with his traveling companion Saturday. According to a release form the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office, emergency responders were notified after the kayaker, later identified...

 

Sixth-penny project requests are just too big

With project requests totaling more than $230 million for the sixth-penny tax initiative, the Sweetwater County commissioners fear a tax request that big could turn off voters. During the Sweetwater...

 

Currant Fire continues to burn east of Flaming Gorge

A fire burning east of the Flaming Gorge Reservoir has burned hundreds of acres since it was reported Sunday afternoon. The fire at Currant Creek Ridge has been heavily attacked by firefighters from the Rock Springs Bureau of Land Management, Ashley...

 
 By David Martin    County    August 29, 2019

Tax meeting reveals $230 million in projects

A meeting Tuesday night amongst community leaders regarding a potential sixth-penny improvements tax revealed the tentative list of projects seeking funding is valued at approximately $230 million....

 

County looks into consolidating facilities

Even though the Sweetwater County Commission decided to send out requests for proposals on the construction of two buildings, they aren’t sure if they will move forward or not. After more than an...

 
 By David Martin    County    August 29, 2019

Sweetwater Regional Cancer Center commemorates 5 years

Celebrating five years in Sweetwater County, the Sweetwater Regional Cancer Center invited residents to tour the facility and celebrate with them Thursday evening. The center is a partnership between...

 
 By David Martin    County    August 29, 2019

Millions available in unclaimed property

Wyoming State Treasurer Curtis Meier says the state has millions in unclaimed property available to residents. Speaking to members of the Rock Springs Chamber of Commerce earlier this month, Meier...

 

Airport to receive funding for commercial terminal

The Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport will receive funding for commercial terminal upgrades. During the Sweetwater County commissioners meeting Tuesday morning, airport director Devon Brubaker said...

 

Sweetwater County ambulance future unclear

The future of ambulance service within Sweetwater County is unclear. With both Castle Rock Ambulance Service of Green River and Sweetwater Medics of Rock Springs losing money, a committee consisting...

 

Tax-process discussed

With Sweetwater communities already talking about the need for a sixth-penny tax to complete projects within the county, a discussion took place on how the process to obtain tax approval works. At...

 
 By David Martin    County    August 1, 2019

Meeting doesn't go as planned

A meeting last week initially intended to be a simple gathering of the county’s mayors to discuss the sixth-penny tax process became a special Rock Springs City Council meeting to discuss specific...

 

A leader in the wrong way

Tackling alcohol-related issues the county faces is something members of the Sweetwater County Prevention Team are ready to do. With an action plan in hand, the team consisting of prevention...

 
 By Staff Report    County    July 25, 2019

Sheriff's office releases bodycam footage

The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office released bodycam footage following a pursuit on Interstate 80 Saturday morning. The office also seeks help in the ongoing investigation of the incident. At approximately 9:15 a.m., Saturday, sheriff’s...

 
 By David Martin    County    July 18, 2019

Truck stop hearing postponed

The Sweetwater County Land Use Office was forced to postpone the Planning and Zoning Commission’s hearing regarding a proposed Love’s Travel Stop near Jamestown. The hearing was canceled because...

 

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