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Reps. want Japanese soda-ash tariffs reduced

U.S. Senators Mike Enzi, John Barrasso and Congresswoman Liz Cheney, all R-Wyo., urged U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to prioritize eliminating the Japanese tariff on U.S. natural soda ash during the U.S.-Japan trade agreement...

 

Solvay appeals assessment

Solvay Chemicals is appealing an assessed valuation in regards to property taxes. During the Sweetwater County Commissioners meeting Tuesday morning, the Commissioners heard an update from County Asse...

 

Emails reveal MHSC discussion

Emails sent amongst members of the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County board of trustees show how board members came to a decision regarding its withdrawal of funds from Bank of the West. An...

 

Board ready to stream live in December

Sweetwater County Commission meetings will start being streamed live sometime in December. During the Commission meeting Tuesday, the Commissioners voted unanimously to approve a motion to spend up to...

 

WWCC presents 'Promises, Promises'

Western Wyoming Community College's Performing Arts Department presents "Promises, Promises" at Western's theater Nov. 16, 17, 29, 30 and Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. and a matinee performance on Dec. 1 at 2...

 

A red wave hits the county

Republicans made huge gains in Sweetwater County Tuesday night. All three Republicans vying for seats on the Sweetwater County Board of County Commissioners won their electoral bids, while the...

 

Airport funding voted down

The Sweetwater County Commission will not support funding the Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport commercial terminal without a guarantee that it will receive federal grant funding. During the...

 

Property attracts truck stop

Two parcels of land west of Green River could be the home of a Love’s Travel Stop in the future. The parcels, located along Highway 374 and near Exit 85 on Interstate 80, will be the focus of a...

 

County farmers can receive assistance

Sweetwater County farmers who have suffered from the drought can now file for assistance. According to a press release from the United States Department of Agriculture, Sweetwater County has been...

 

Man missing near Pine Mountain

The search for a Rock Springs resident continues nearly a week after he was reported missing to the Rock Springs Police Department. Terry Meador, 74, was initially reported missing Oct. 25 and was believed to have gone hunting by himself near Pine...

 

Senator's bill impacts Fontenelle Reservoir

A bill passed in Washington, D.C., will impact the Fontenelle Reservoir. Provisions in the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 will allow for the expansion of water storage at the reservoir,...

 

Property ownership questioned

A question submitted to panelists at a candidate forum resulted in warranty deeds filed at the Sweetwater County Courthouse changing ownership of property in Green River. During the Sweetwater County...

 

MHSC makes fiscal strides

The Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County has made quite the turn around in its finances in one fiscal year. According to Sweetwater County Commissioner John Kolb, who acts as a liaison to MHSC, the...

 

Vote approaches for lodging tax

As the General Election approaches, candidates are looking to promote themselves as much as possible in the final weeks leading to Nov. 6. Aside from candidates for Green River City Council and...

 

Airport issue not discussed

The Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport commercial terminal issue wasn’t even discussed at the Sweetwater County Commissioners meeting. The Commissioners voted to un-table the motion, but the motion...

 

Judge's retention opposed

More than half of attorneys responding to a judicial poll tabulated by the Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center oppose Circuit Court Judge Craig Jones’ retention. Jones, as well as Circuit Court Judge...

 

County's money has been moved out

All of the county’s funds have officially been pulled out of Bank of the West. During the Sweetwater County Commissioners meeting Tuesday morning, Sweetwater County Treasurer Robb Slaughter said...

 

Algae blooms seen at Lost Dog

Algae blooms have been discovered at the Lost Dog area of the Flaming Gorge, prompting the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality and Wyoming Department of Health to issue an advisory for people...

 

New bank selected for county

Commerce Bank has been selected by the county treasurer as the bank Sweetwater County will put its depositories in. At the Sweetwater County Commissioners’ meeting Tuesday morning, county treasurer...

 

County checks used in scam

The Sweetwater County Treasurer’s Office is the target of a scam involving fraudulent checks sent to people across the country. As of Tuesday, six checks have been cashed, totaling $15,400. The...

 

Airport commercial plan tabled

It’s still up in the air as to whether or not the county will support the airport moving forward on a commercial terminal study. After a lengthy discussion at the Sweetwater County Commissioners...

 

Candidates file expenditure reports: thousands spent

A lot of money was spent by candidates prior to the August Primary Election. As their campaigns progress, candidates are required to report the contributions they made and received to their campaign...

 

Airport seeks FAA grant funding

The airport director is seeking financial support from the Sweetwater County Commission and city of Rock Springs to pursue grant money for the design phase of the airport’s commercial terminal....

 
 By David Martin    County    August 29, 2018

Center may move from RS

Moving the backup dispatch center in Rock Springs to a new home at the Sweetwater County Justice Center could be costly for the Sweetwater County Combined Communications Joint Powers Board. The...

 
 By David Martin    County    August 29, 2018

Candidates file for boards

Eight candidates have filed to seek election to the Sweetwater County School District No. 2 Board of Trustees. Three positions are up for election with incumbents John Malone and Robin Steiss seeking...

 

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