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 By David Martin    County    June 10, 2021

Jim Bridger may get a nuclear option

The Jim Bridger Power Plant may get a second lease on life if selected to house a new nuclear reactor being touted as a game changer for the state’s economy. Gov. Mark Gordon announced the state...

 
 By David Martin    County    June 3, 2021

Treasurer announces retirement

There is a time for almost anyone when they decide to hang up their hat. For Sweetwater County Treasurer Robb Slaughter, that day will be July 1. Slaughter announced his decision to resign and retire...

 
 By David Martin    County    May 27, 2021

College trustee resigns

Western Wyoming Community College has a vacancy on its board of trustees after a member announced her resignation Tuesday over concerns about a proposed board removal policy. Carla Hester-Croff, who...

 
 By David Martin    County    May 27, 2021

Gordon, college hype initiative

A visit and tour of Western Wyoming Community College led to Gov. Mark Gordon and leaders from WWCC and the University of Wyoming to promote a partnership between the state's community colleges and...

 

Hospital changes hours for outpatient lab, swab clinic

Beginning June 1, outpatient medical laboratory testing at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County will see some changes. The outpatient lab, temporarily housed in the MHSC Foundation offices, will no longer be open on weekends. It will continue to...

 

County woman's death tied to COVID; total deaths at 713

The death of a Sweetwater County woman has been linked to the coronavirus, the Wyoming Department of Health announced Tuesday. The department said the older woman died within the last week, bringing the number of Wyoming deaths tied to COVID to 713....

 

Two flights offered at regional airport

ROCK SPRINGS (Wyoming News Exchange) — The Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport will once again be offering two daily flights to Denver. After being temporarily paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SkyWest Airlines will be restoring twice daily...

 
 By David Martin    County    May 6, 2021

Could we get another road home?

It was after moving to Green River that Mark Baker found himself traveling along Interstate 80 much more frequently. Baker, the Republican legislator representing House District 60, said he sees what...

 

Steamboat area closed

The Bureau of Land Management Rock Springs Field Office is temporarily closing the Steamboat Mountain area northeast of Rock Springs to motorized vehicles. The closure lasts from May 10 to July 1 to protect sensitive elk calving and deer fawning...

 
 By David Martin    County    April 29, 2021

Former legislator pleas not guilty to solicitation, interference charges

A former Wyoming Legislator from Green River entered not guilty pleas to misdemeanor charges of solicitation of prostitution and interference with a peace officer Friday afternoon. John Hastert, 62,...

 
 By David Martin    County    April 29, 2021

Vaccine available in county again

The Johnson and John single-shot vaccine is available to Sweetwater County residents after distribution was temporarily halted following reports of blot clotting in rare instances. According to the...

 

MHSC responds to ratings

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Care Compare website refreshed its star ratings. Star ratings are meant to help consumers understand the quality of care provided by hospitals. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services methodology for...

 
 By David Martin    County    April 22, 2021

Reservoir protection group reorganized

It all started with one man’s dream and the entire county’s opposition to that dream. When water pipeline developer Aaron Million initially pitched his idea to divert water from the Flaming Gorge...

 
 By David Martin    County    April 15, 2021

One-shot vaccine use halted in Wyoming

For the time being, anyone seeking a COVID-19 vaccine have either the Moderna or Pfizer offerings to choose from as the Johnson and Johnson will be withheld after blood clotting was reported as a...

 

West Wyo. a grouse stronghold

Western Wyoming emerged as a stronghold for greater sage grouse in a grim federal report that estimates an 81% decline in the species over the last 53 years. The 260-page U.S. Geological Survey report published March 30 estimates a 3% annual decline...

 

Rock Springs Main Street prepares for Project Pop Up

One of the foremost goals of the Rock Springs Main Street/Urban Renewal Agency (URA) is to expand the business base in Downtown Rock Springs and grow the retail mix. To that end, the group is announcing Project Pop Up for the 2021 summer season. A...

 

WYDOT begins road work near La Barge Interchange

The Wyoming Department of Transportation, along with contract crews from Coldwater Group Inc. will be working on the bridge on WYO 374 over Interstate 80, at the La Barge Interchange. Traffic will be controlled by a temporary signal system and there...

 
 By David Martin    County    April 8, 2021

COVID-19 variants found in county

“It was just a matter of time,” Dr. Jean Stachon, the county’s health officer said about when variants of the novel coronavirus would appear in Sweetwater County. Currently, 12 of Wyoming’s...

 

Man dies in crash near RS

ROCK SPRINGS (Wyoming News Exchange) — A Minnesota man died March 31 in a head-on collision on Interstate 80 near Rock Springs. At 3:10 p.m. on March 31, the Wyoming Highway Patrol responded to a report of a vehicle collision at milepost 104 near...

 
 By David Martin    County    April 1, 2021

County hospital to receive 2-star rating

(Clarification: The email referenced in this article was received from a third party and verified by the Green River Star.) Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County has dropped to a two-star Centers...

 
 By David Martin    County    April 1, 2021

County ambulance subsidies continued

Sweetwater County subsidies to ambulance providers will continue until the end of June after a vote by the Sweetwater County commissioners last week. The commissioners hosted a special meeting March...

 

Man dies in crash near GR

A crash outside of Green River March 24 resulted in the death of a 50-yard-old Washington resident. At 2:24 p.m., Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were notified of a one-vehicle rollover, according to a press release. Henry L. Cecil, a 50-year-old...

 
 By David Martin    County    March 25, 2021

Vaccines are available to everyone

Anyone who wants a COVID-19 vaccine in Sweetwater County can receive one. The Sweetwater County District Board of Health opened vaccines to all residents last week, but demand for large-scale...

 
 By David Martin    County    March 10, 2021

Mask order to end March 16

Wyoming’s pandemic restrictions will be lifted March 16 according to an announcement from Gov. Mark Gordon’s office. The statewide mask requirement will be removed, as well as allowing bars,...

 

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