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 By Stephanie Thompson    County    May 22, 2019 

Commission vacancy official

A vacancy was officially declared on the Board of Sweetwater County Commission Tuesday. After the death of Republican Commissioner Don Van Matre, the Commissioners had to officially declare the vacanc...

 
 By Stephanie Thompson    County    May 22, 2019 

Renovations continue at complex

Making needed upgrades to the nearly 45-year-old exhibit hall is a priority for Sweetwater County. A press release from the Sweetwater County Events Complex states, the events complex board and its...

 

County approves office positions

The Clerk of District Court’s office will add two more positions to help with the number of cases it is receiving. Donna Lee Bobak approached the Sweetwater County Commissioners about three...

 
 By David Martin    County    May 8, 2019

Vacancy delayed to May 21

With the passing of Sweetwater County Commissioner Don Van Matre Thursday morning, the county commissioners will need to declare his position vacant. However, the commissioners decided to wait until t...

 

Justice center building earns award

The Sweetwater County Justice Center was recently selected for a design award for its innovative and functional design. The justice center was designed to house two Third Circuit Courts, the...

 

First impact payments made

Sweetwater County officially received its first Gateway West Impact payment Tuesday. During the Sweetwater County Commissioners meeting Tuesday morning, the Commissioners heard an update from...

 
 By David Martin    County    May 1, 2019

Bond set for alleged strip club shooter

Circuit Court Judge John Prokos set bond for Joaquin Leon-Guzman at $750,000 cash or surety Tuesday afternoon, citing Leon-Guzman as a flight risk. Leon-Guzman, 33, is charged with felony aggravated...

 
 By David Martin    County    May 1, 2019

Impact of RMP study unknown

How an early retirement of two units at the Jim Bridger Power Plant will impact the county’s valuation remains to be seen, but Sweetwater County Assessor Dave Divis said the valuation of the plant...

 
 By David Martin    County    May 1, 2019

Airport hosts active shooter drill

As 147 people prepared to board a direct flight to Wendover, Nev., for long weekend of fun Saturday afternoon, airport and emergency management officials prepared for a situation everyone hopes won't...

 

Agency will not move yet

For now, the Sweetwater Economic Development Coalition will remain at the Rock Springs Chamber of Commerce, however a board to oversee the operations may still be formed. During a recent Sweetwater...

 

Volunteers wanted for airport exercise

The Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport will conduct its tri-annual full-scale emergency exercise Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The commercial airline terminal area, including the terminal and parking lot. will be closed to the public from...

 
 By David Martin    County    April 25, 2019

Study suggests phasing out 2 units at power plant

An updated analysis conducted by Rocky Mountain Power suggests it would lower costs for customers if it sped up the retirement of four power-generating units in Southwest Wyoming, including two units...

 

Formation of board questioned

Despite a request, no names were put forward to represent the county on a county-wide economic board. The Sweetwater County Commissioners aren’t quite sure what the intentions are to move the...

 

Airport may receive funding

The Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport may receive funding from the county to help pay for design of the commercial terminal. Pending an approval of a budget amendment in the amount of $133,333 at...

 
 By Staff Report    County    April 17, 2019

Commissioners award scholarships

The Sweetwater County Board of County Commissioners selected three area high school seniors for the $1,000 scholarships offered by the county. Amongst those awarded the scholarship is Green River High School student Erik Gwaltney. The commissioners...

 
 By David Martin    County    April 17, 2019

MHSC earns CT accreditation

Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County earned a three year accreditation in computed tomography from the American College of Radiology according to a recent release from the hospital. According to...

 
 By David Martin    County    April 10, 2019

County grant will pay for industrial site study

The Wyoming State Loans and Investments Board awarded a $50,000 grant to Sweetwater County last week to help the county create a plan to attract industrial development near the Southwest Wyoming...

 

WWCC selects new college president

After a six-month long national search process, the board is pleased to announce that they are completing contract negotiations and expect to have a signed contract for official acceptance next week at the April board meeting. At that meeting, they w...

 

RS man sentenced for poaching bull elk

Rock Springs resident Christian J. Cosby will pay over $5,000 in fines and have his hunting and fishing privileges suspended for two years, after pleading guilty to the intentional illegal taking of a bull elk in 2017 and taking a mountain lion with...

 
 By David Martin    County    April 3, 2019

Lodging tax to increase to 4%

The county’s local lodging tax is set to increase this month, up to 4 percent as a result of voter approval during the 2018 election. Jenissa Meredith, executive director of the Sweetwater County Jo...

 

Department to hire more firefighters 

The Sweetwater County Fire Department was given the go ahead to start adding staff to its department. During the Sweetwater County Commissioners meeting Tuesday morning, the Commissioners voted unanim...

 
 By David Martin    County    March 27, 2019

Petition was not sent by county

A double-sided sheet of paper, with one side urging residents to fight Love’s Travel Stop’s ambition to build a truck stop west of Jamestown, while the other side features a copy of the...

 
 By David Martin    County    March 27, 2019

Genesis Alkali mine visited by U.S. senator, secretary of labor last week

The Genesis Alkali trona mine west of Green River hosted a tour for U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., and Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta Tuesday. According to Enzi, he invites the secretaries he...

 

Money for new buildings approved

Determining what to do with all of the county’s facilities and one lot is something the Sweetwater County Commissioners would like to address in the future. During a recent Commissioners meeting, th...

 
 By Staff Report    County    March 27, 2019

Rawlins men arrested for Wamsutter burglaries

Two Rawlins residents were arrested last week in connection to burglaries in Wamsutter earlier this year. Antonio Pacheco, 26, and Nathan Gallant, 27, were arrested in Rawlins March 21 by the Rawlins Police Department. The department, along with...

 

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