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Earthquake recorded northwest of Green River

A mild earthquake was recorded northwest of Green River Friday afternoon, according to records from University of Utah seismograph stations. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake took...

 

Ciner miners return to work

Elevated levels of methane gas were the cause of a mine evacuation at Ciner Saturday morning. According to a press release from Ciner, monitors detected elevated methane levels early Saturday...

 

County seeks impact funding

Sweetwater County is requesting about $5.3 million in impact funds for the TransWest transmission-line project, which will run through portions of the county. During a recent Sweetwater County...

 

Truck stop meeting planned

City and county residents will have a chance to have their voices heard about a proposed Love’s Travel Stop during an open house meeting with company representatives Friday. The area west of...

 

Separation plan approved

Sweetwater County will offer a volunteer separation program for qualifying employees. During the Sweetwater County Commissioners meeting Tuesday morning, the Commissioners unanimously approved a...

 

MHSC discusses expanding into ambulance service

Discussion about whether or not the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County will take over Sweetwater County’s ambulance service took place at the Sweetwater County Commissioners meeting. Representat...

 

Sheriff's office plans snowcat buy

The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Department will probably move forward with the purchase of a reconditioned snowcat. During a recent Sweetwater County Commissioners meeting, Sheriff John Grossnickle...

 

County may return land to BLM

A parcel next to the Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport may be given back to the Bureau of Land Management. Rickey Rocky, Sweetwater County Parks and Recreation board president, said the model RC...

 

Sheriff settles into new role

It was a Monday morning that will stick with Sweetwater County Sheriff John Grossnickle for the rest of his life. Standing in front of friends, family and otherelected officials, Grossnickle recited...

 

Commissioners discuss voluntary separation

Sweetwater County will look at offering a volunteer separation program for employees who qualify. During the Sweetwater County Commissioners meeting Tuesday morning, human resources director Garry...

 

Twins, infant rescued from downed plane Mon.

Twin toddlers and an infant were among those rescued from a downed aircraft Monday night. According to the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office, the Sweetwater Combined Communications Center received a report of a downed plane at about 6:30 p.m.,...

 

Community helps TSA employees

Before the Federal government shutdown stopped, residents were asked to help TSA employees at the Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport to make ends meet until the shutdown was over. The seven TSA...

 

Man injured by WYDOT plow

A man was injured after being hit by a Wyoming Department of Transportation snow plow last week. According to Sgt. Jeremy Beck of the Wyoming Highway Patrol, a semi had gotten stuck on Wyoming 530, 9...

 

RS campaign finance allegations investigated

The Sweetwater County Attorney’s Office recently completed an investigation into a violation of state campaign finance law in Rock Springs, stemming from a paid letter of support posted on the SweetwaterNOW website. According to a media release...

 

Emergency management funded by grant

A grant matched by Sweetwater County will continue to be used to fund two full-time Sweetwater County Emergency Management Agency positions. During the Sweetwater County Commissioners meeting Tuesday...

 

Volunteers needed for homeless count

For at least the past five years, Sweetwater County has participated in a nationwide homeless population count to determine just how many homeless people are in the county. The annual Point in Time...

 

Fire season has ended for now

To sum up 2018: it was a both a good and bad year for fires. Sweetwater County Fire Warden Mike Bournazian gave the Sweetwater County Commissioners an update on the 2018 fire season, but he wasn’t...

 
 By David Martin    County    January 9, 2019

Center hires new director

A county resident has been tapped to head up the Sweetwater Combined Communications Center. Last week, the joint powers board overseeing the center announced it hired Rick Hawkins as its next...

 
 By David Martin    County    January 2, 2019

Battle looms over skill games

An opinion issued by the Wyoming Attorney General’s office has determined electronic terminals titled “Wyoming Skill Games” to be illegal, causing establishments in Green River to pull the plug...

 

County commissioners face many challenges

It was a year of tough decisions for the Sweetwater County Commissioners. In March, the Commissioners were faced with a packed room of residents all waiting for their turn to voice support or...

 

History on display at county hospital

Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County is still celebrating the milestone it reached on Dec. 2. On that day in 1893, dedication ceremonies were held with the Masons of Rock Springs Lodge No. 12 placing the cornerstone. It was completed and opened...

 

Ice jam problems continue

Questions continue to arise regarding the ice jam near Jamestown that's impacting a few Jamestown residents. Finger pointing and claims that the U-drop diverting water into the Killdeer Wetlands in...

 

More development planned near Jamestown, golf course

With access to water opening up development west of Green River, plans for a new housing subdivision were recently submitted to the Sweetwater County Planning and Zoning office. Known as the Ranch...

 

Hospital to receive $1 million

Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County will receive $1 million from the county to help pay for a central plant upgrade project. During the Sweetwater County Commissioners meeting Tuesday morning, the...

 

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