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 By David Martin    County    March 17, 2022

County commits to 6% COLA

County employees will find themselves earning a bit more later this year after the Sweetwater County Commissioners committed to providing a 6% cost of living adjustment. The adjustment will amount to...

 

County scholarship announced

To the graduating class of 2022, applications are now being accepted for the Sweetwater County Commissioners Scholarship. The Board of County Commissioners will select three local students to receive a $1,000 scholarship during their May 17 meeting....

 
 By Hannah Romero    County    March 10, 2022

Corornavirus numbers decline in Wyoming

Almost exactly two years after the World Health Organization officially declared COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11, 2020, many places, including Wyoming, are seeing COVID case numbers decrease and...

 
 By Hannah Romero    County    March 3, 2022

County fire dept. may get the axe

The Sweetwater County Fire Committee presented its findings on fire service to the Board of County Commissioners this week and recommended closing the Sweetwater County Fire Department and...

 
 By Kate Ready    County    February 24, 2022

Rep. Chad Banks' mug shot bill approved in committee

JACKSON — In a world of rapid sharing online, the Wyoming Legislature is considering a bill that may protect those charged with a crime from the harsh court of public opinion. State lawmakers heard testimony Monday on a proposed law that would...

 

Western hosts state spelling bee March 19

Sweetwater BOCES is excited to announce it will host the annual Wyoming State Spelling Bee on March 19, located on the Western Wyoming Community College campus. This event has been held virtually the... Full story

 

County restaffs and rearranges following program

Positions within Sweetwater County government are being restaffed, with some positions being eliminated or changed, following staff members leaving as part of the county’s voluntary separation progr...

 

Bill aims to withhold arrest photos until after conviction

A bill sponsored by two Sweetwater County legislators would limit how photos of people arrested for an alleged crime are released. The bill, known as House Bill 51, is sponsored by Rep. Chad Banks...

 

Following Cheney censure, Wyo. Republicans evaluate allegiances

ROCK SPRINGS - To Lenore Perry's eye, the Holiday Inn ballroom Saturday night was packed with red dresses, scarlet shirts and a lot of Harriet Hageman supporters. Perry, an attorney, has the same... Full story

 

2 injured in early morning house fire

A combined effort from two fire fighting agencies and more than two dozen firefighters was needed to quell a house fire that ignited near Green River Tuesday morning, resulting in a 34-year-old woman...

 

County seeks help for specific purpose tax

After last year’s proposed 1% general purpose tax was voted down in a special election, Sweetwater County’s Board of County Commissioners wants to handle things differently when it comes to this year’s proposed specific purpose tax initiative....

 

Rapid tests in short supply at MHSC

With COVID-19 rapid tests in short supply, Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County has made changes to the types of tests it can offer. MHSC will no longer provide rapid tests – those offering results in about 45 minutes – for those who need a...

 

County works with Gov.'s office on Jim Bridger shutdown postponement

“Sweetwater County is so important to what may or may not happen in the state of Wyoming,” Randall Luthi, the Chief Energy Policy Advisor to Governor Gordon, said during Tuesday’s County...

 

Federal, state officials spar over Bridger

CASPER — On unit 2 of the Jim Bridger power plant, Wyoming isn’t taking no for an answer. State leaders and operating utility Rocky Mountain Power have doubled down on their commitment to resolving a dispute over pollution controls, and keeping...

 

Raising awareness of modern slavery

Slavery still exists and is a widespread problem, not only through the world but in Wyoming. Human trafficking, often referred to as modern slavery, involves exploiting adults or children and forcing...

 

PacifiCorp continues to run coal unit with approval in limbo

PacifiCorp continues to operate unit 2 at the Jim Bridger coal-fired power plant despite running afoul of a federal regional haze permit — an infraction some believed would force a Jan. 1 shutdown. Gov. Mark Gordon, who recently attempted to...

 
 By David Martin    County    January 6, 2022

Courthouse locked down following threat

A threat made against the Sweetwater County Attorney's Office and the Sweetwater County Commissioners resulted in the county courthouse being locked down Tuesday morning. The building was locked down...

 

Coronavirus pandemic saw ups and downs throughout the last year

While many people hoped the COVID-19 pandemic would improve throughout 2021 and life would get back to normal, the fight against the novel coronavirus and its variants continued throughout the year,...

 

County faced changes and challenges in 2021

This year, the Board of County Commissioners had new faces join county leaders and worked through ongoing discussions about the future of the county — especially in regard to ambulance service and t...

 

Governor signs order to postpone partial Bridger shutdown

Gov. Mark Gordon issued an emergency suspension order Monday seeking to temporarily block the Environmental Protection Agency from potentially shutting down one of four coal-burning units at the Jim Bridger power plant for falling out of compliance...

 

Warden defends county fire department staffing

As the Board of County Commissioners continues to look for ways to save revenue and make county services more efficient, Commissioners Roy Lloyd and Mary Thoman have turned their attention to the...

 

FBI warns of phone scam

The Denver Division of the FBI is warning residents of both Colorado and Wyoming of a phone scam being conducted where the caller identifies themselves as a law enforcement official and asks for money or gift cards to clear supposed warrants and...

 

Festival of trees a success

YWCA of Sweetwater County’s Festival of Trees 2021 kicked off a festive start to the new year and helped raise over $20,000 to help support YWCA clients. The Festival of Trees is held each December to raise funds for all the services that YWCA...

 

Ambulance services pursue consolidation

Castle Rock Ambulance Service and Sweetwater Medics are continuing discussions about consolidating ambulance services and looking into the possibility of Castle Rock eventually taking over service...

 

More snow expected in December

After a warm and dry November, southwest Wyoming may start to see more “Christmasy” weather with colder temperatures and more chances for precipitation this month. Thursday and Friday are...

 

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