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 By David Martin    County    September 16, 2021 

Sweetwater GOP opposes tax proposal

A general purpose tax initiative being voted on in November has garnered opposition from the Sweetwater GOP as government leaders grapple with how they can inform county residents about how it will...

 
 By Staff Report    County    September 16, 2021 

9/11 events commemorate lives lost

On the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Sweetwater County came together to honor and remember those who lost their lives.  On Saturday morning, the Rock Springs Fire Department hosted...

 

MHSC opens 2nd COVID unit as county cases surge

“We are at crisis level,” Kim White, Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County’s emergency services director said about the number of COVID-19 patients seeking treatment at the hospital. The hospital has opened a second COVID-19 unit in response...

 

Ivermectin use for COVID-19 not reported within county

Use of a deworming medication for treatment and prevention of COVID-19 symptoms hasn’t been seen in Sweetwater County, though some residents have inquired about the drug. Ivermectin, a drug used to...

 

WWCC sets 30-day mask mandate

ROCK SPRINGS (Wyoming News Exchange) — The Western Wyoming Community College Board of Trustees approved a 30-day mask mandate at a special board meeting on Wednesday. The decision was made after hearing recommendations from Dr. Kim Dale, the...

 

MHSC postpones elective procedures

Elective surgeries at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County are canceled until further notice as a result an overwhelming influx of COVID-19 positive patients. In addition, the hospital, its clinics and the emergency room have no rapid COVID-19...

 
 By David Martin    County    August 26, 2021

COVID-19 spread continues across Wyo.

Three more Sweetwater County residents have confirmed to have died as a result of COVID-19 as the county and state continue to deal with new infections spurred by the Delta variation of the novel...

 

Traffic down to 1 lane east of RS

The Wyoming Department of Transportation and contract crews from H-K Contractors Inc., have switched traffic to one lane in each direction on the westbound side of Interstate 80 east of Rock Springs from road marker 138-143 while crews work on...

 

As COVID numbers rise, healthcare workers are feeling burnout

COVID-19 cases are on the rise again throughout Wyoming, and local health officials are dealing with both the impact of increased cases and burnout among health care workers, all while still trying...

 
 By David Martin    County    August 5, 2021

Sweetwater commission backs fed. forestry act

Sweetwater County is one of 90 groups supporting a federal bill its proponents say will help clean up national forests and reduce the severity of forest fires. The Resilient Federal Forests Act was...

 

Active COVID cases top 1,000

The number of active coronavirus cases in Wyoming grew to more than 1,000 on Tuesday, the highest number recorded since early February. Figures from the Wyoming Department of Health’s regular coronavirus update showed that the state had 1,058...

 
 By Staff Report    County    August 5, 2021

Algae blooms discovered

Three algae blooms have been discovered in Sweetwater County, which has prompted Sweetwater County Public Health to issue warnings about the blooms. The blooms were discovered by the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality and are located at...

 
 By Hannah Romero    County    August 5, 2021

Anticipation comes with fair's return

Wyoming’s Big Show is back and people are excited. “Anticipation is great,” according to Kandi Pendleton, Marketing and Events Manager at the Sweetwater Events Complex. “I think everyone is...

 
 By Hannah Romero    County    July 29, 2021

Document leads reactor recruitment efforts

Sweetwater County’s leaders are celebrating a recruitment document the Sweetwater Economic Development Coalition produced to get a leg up on other counties being considered for proposed nuclear...

 

Man sentenced to prison in wife's death

ROCK SPRINGS (Wyoming News Exchange) — Jason Lee Fletcher has been sentenced to eight to 14 years in prison in the shooting death of his wife Lena Fletcher on June 29, 2020, at their home in Clearview Acres. He appeared before Judge Richard Lavery...

 
 By David Martin    County    July 29, 2021

Dating Game Killer charges to be dismissed

A first-degree murder charge filed against Rodney Alcala, a man known as the Dating Game Killer, will be dropped in Sweetwater County following his death. Alcala, 77, died July 24 while awaiting...

 
 By Hannah Romero    County    July 29, 2021

Precautions urged as smoke impacts air quality

With smoke from wildfires across the west being carried into Wyoming, residents are urged to be aware of health problems the air can bring and take precautions.  As of July 28, the National...

 
 By Hannah Romero    County    July 29, 2021

County fire restrictions enacted

Sweetwater County is currently in Stage One Fire Restrictions and Sweetwater County Fire Warden Mike Bournazian predicts these restrictions could extend through the summer.  Under the restrictions, f...

 
 By Hannah Romero    County    July 22, 2021

Sharing a connection with the Flaming Gorge

"There's plenty of open space out here for you to explore and get off the beaten path," Lucy Diggins-Wold told a tour bus full of people Friday.  A tour group had a taste of those open spaces during...

 
 By David Martin    County    July 22, 2021

Barbuto selected as county treasurer

Rock Springs resident Joe Barbuto will be the next Sweetwater County Treasurer, filling the remainder of Robb Slaughter’s term. The Sweetwater County Commissioners voted 4-1 to appoint Barbuto...

 

4-H, FFA groups to host shows at fair

The 2021 Wyoming's Big Show will feature many animal and craft exhibits. The Sweetwater County and Daggett County 4-H & FFA groups will have sheep, goat, swine, steer, cat, poultry, rabbit, and...

 

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