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 By Daniel Bendtsen    County    August 4, 2022 

Municipalities, hospitals receive $159K from excess SPT revenue

After vendors collected $169,123 in excess sales tax revenue, communities and hospitals in Sweetwater County received a small bonus from the 1% special purpose tax that was in effect from 2013 to 2018. The 1% SPT was approved by voters in 2012 and in...

 
 By Stephanie Harsha    County    August 4, 2022 

Black's Fork bridge work will cause delays

The Wyoming Department of Transportation and contract crews from DeBernardi Construction Company, Inc., began working on the Black’s Fork bridge on WYO 530 at mile marker 14.66 south of Green River on August 1. During the work, traffic will be...

 
 By Staff Report    County    July 28, 2022

KelTec set to open local facility

The Sweetwater Economic Development Coalition (SEDC) and Wyoming Business Council recently announced that Kel-Tec CNC Industries, a firearm manufacturing company, will begin production from a facility in Sweetwater County. KelTec is expanding its...

 

Wyoming's Big Show schedule

Sunday, July 31 9:00 AM Open Horse Showmanship & Halter Indoor Arena 11:00 AM 4-H/FFA English Classes followed by Open Mini Classes Monday, August 1 9:00 AM 4-H/FFA Horse Show Exhibit Hall 5:00 PM Open & 4-H/FFA Reining Classes Indoor Arena 6:00 PM...

 
 By Hannah Romero    County    July 21, 2022

Hospital lab funds approved

Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County is hoping to get funds for their planned laboratory expansion project and medical office building renovation project from the Wyoming State Loan and Investment...

 

Allen runs for Treasurer

Former Rock Springs Councilman (Ward III) and past Council President Stephen Allen recently announced his candidacy for Sweetwater County Treasurer. Allen is the husband of Rachele Unguren-Allen. They...

 

James runs for House District 60

Jennifer James is running for election to House District 60. The district is currently represented by Mark Baker. Other candidates running for election to the district are Christal Martin and Tony...

 
 By Jason Mower    County    July 14, 2022

Suspects sentenced after meth seizure

A California woman and a Rock Springs couple were recently sentenced after sheriff's deputies, detectives and a K9 interdiction unit seized over 18 pounds of methamphetamine and a stolen firearm...

 
 By Hannah Romero    County    July 7, 2022

Tax will be on ballot

A resolution to put a 1% specific purpose tax on the ballot in the upcoming general election was passed by the Sweetwater County Board of County Commissioners and the Green River and Rock Springs City...

 
 By Hannah Romero    County    June 30, 2022

Commissioners approve county budget

Sweetwater County’s budget for fiscal year 2022-2023 has been accepted, and will use under $600,000 of reserve funds to make up for shortfalls between projected revenues and expenditures. The...

 
 By Staff Report    County    June 30, 2022

Crashes lead to injuries, one fatality

Two vehicle accidents in Sweetwater County last week led to multiple injuries and one death. A fatal crash occurred at milepost 506 on US 191 south of Rock Springs in the early morning hours of June 1...

 
 By Hannah Romero    County    June 23, 2022

County extends its ambulance agreements

Both Castle Rock Ambulance Service and Sweetwater Medics will continue to be funded by Sweetwater County until the services can be combined into a countywide ambulance service, which could take place...

 
 By Staff Report    County    June 16, 2022

Sheriff's office disputes ACLU claims

The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office is disputing a claim by the Wyoming ACLU that the office is among the most egregious on civil rights violations of undocumented immigrants at the Sweetwater County Detention Center. According to a media...

 

Game and fish set meeting in RS

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will host an informational meeting to discuss plans to treat the pond at Bitter Creek Bark Park after an illegal introduction of goldfish to the water. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jun. 23 at the...

 
 By Hannah Romero    County    June 9, 2022

6th penny tax debated for county uses

Proposed projects for the specific purpose sixth penny tax coming up on the ballot in November are being limited to basic infrastructure needs like water and sewer. The Sweetwater County Commissioners...

 

Should parents talk to their children about traumatic events?

When the news gets bad and your children can’t avoid it, it’s best to talk with them. The rise of childhood stress and anxiety during the past two years with COVID-19, coupled with incidents such as the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, it’s...

 
 By David Martin    County    June 2, 2022

Republicans file for county elections

A large number of Republican candidates have filed for Sweetwater County’s leadership positions, leading many races to be decided in the Republican Primary Election Aug. 16 if independent...

 
 By Staff Report    County    May 26, 2022

Gas blowoff halts I-80

Multiple emergency responders including the Green River Fire Department and Castle Rock Ambulance Service were called to a gas blowoff Monday afternoon that resulted in a temporary closure of Interstate 80. According to a press release from the...

 
 By David Martin    County    May 19, 2022

Large primary races develop for commissioner, treasurer

Nearly a week into the filing period for candidates, two large races have developed amongst Republicans seeking office. Those interested in seeking office have until May 27 to file as a candidate. In...

 

Two men convicted of wildlife violations

Two Wyoming men were recently convicted on multiple wildlife violations in Sweetwater County. What started with concerns about wasted game birds led Wyoming Game and Fish Department game wardens — in coordination with Green River probation and...

 
 By Hannah Romero    County    May 19, 2022

Raises set for officials' salaries

After a month of discussions on the topic, the Sweetwater County Board of County Commissioners approved raises to the salaries of the county’s elected officials Tuesday. The commissioners voted...

 
 By David Martin    County    May 12, 2022

BLM seeks comment on horse plan

A plan to manage wild horses in Southwestern Wyoming will result in many herds being removed from lands they're currently living on if approved by the Bureau of Land Management. This new management...

 
 By David Martin    County    May 12, 2022

Four charged in alleged kidnapping, attack

Felony charges against three men and a minor were filed last week in Sweetwater County Circuit Court following an alleged incident where a Rock Springs man was held against his will and beaten. Charge...

 
 By Staff Report    County    May 12, 2022

Candidates seek legislative seats

Several people have announced their intent to seek election to various county and state offices in the past two weeks. At the county level, Donnalee Bobak, the Sweetwater County Clerk of District Court, announced she will seek re-election in 2022....

 

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