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Man sentenced to prison in wife's death

ROCK SPRINGS (Wyoming News Exchange) — Jason Lee Fletcher has been sentenced to eight to 14 years in prison in the shooting death of his wife Lena Fletcher on June 29, 2020, at their home in Clearview Acres. He appeared before Judge Richard Lavery...

 
 By David Martin    County    July 29, 2021

Dating Game Killer charges to be dismissed

A first-degree murder charge filed against Rodney Alcala, a man known as the Dating Game Killer, will be dropped in Sweetwater County following his death. Alcala, 77, died July 24 while awaiting... Full story

 
 By Hannah Romero    County    July 29, 2021

Precautions urged as smoke impacts air quality

With smoke from wildfires across the west being carried into Wyoming, residents are urged to be aware of health problems the air can bring and take precautions.  As of July 28, the National...

 
 By Hannah Romero    County    July 29, 2021

County fire restrictions enacted

Sweetwater County is currently in Stage One Fire Restrictions and Sweetwater County Fire Warden Mike Bournazian predicts these restrictions could extend through the summer.  Under the restrictions, f...

 
 By Hannah Romero    County    July 22, 2021

Sharing a connection with the Flaming Gorge

"There's plenty of open space out here for you to explore and get off the beaten path," Lucy Diggins-Wold told a tour bus full of people Friday.  A tour group had a taste of those open spaces during...

 
 By David Martin    County    July 22, 2021

Barbuto selected as county treasurer

Rock Springs resident Joe Barbuto will be the next Sweetwater County Treasurer, filling the remainder of Robb Slaughter’s term. The Sweetwater County Commissioners voted 4-1 to appoint Barbuto...

 

4-H, FFA groups to host shows at fair

The 2021 Wyoming's Big Show will feature many animal and craft exhibits. The Sweetwater County and Daggett County 4-H & FFA groups will have sheep, goat, swine, steer, cat, poultry, rabbit, and...

 

Annual Kid's Day at the fair set for Aug. 3

Aug. 4 will be Kid’s Day at Wyoming’s Big Show. Entertainment will be available throughout the day for children of all ages to enjoy. Lanky the Clown and Pirate Man Dan will be strolling the grounds and will be sure to make people laugh....

 

Library hosts concert in RS

Blues guitarist and music historian Joey Leone will be performing his program "The History of Blues in America" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 13 at White Mountain Library, 2935 Sweetwater Drive in Rock...

 

Rocky Mountain Power cuts rates

ROCK SPRINGS (Wyoming News Exchange) — The Wyoming Public Service Commission approved new rates for Rocky Mountain Power customers, following a review that began in 2020. Overall, customer bills will go down an average of 3.5% as the remaining...

 

University announces spring graduates

The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon the following students from Sweetwater County at the completion of the 2021 spring semester. The following degrees may be included on this list: BA (Bachelor of Arts); BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts); BM (B...

 
 By David Martin    County    July 8, 2021

Future of tax proposal questioned

The future of a special election to create a 1% sales tax in Sweetwater County to pay for ambulance services and economic development is in jeopardy after the Rock Springs City Council decided not to...

 
 By Staff Report    County    July 8, 2021

Democrats seek treasurer applications

Ever consider being in public office? The recent opening left by retired Sweetwater County Treasurer Robb Slaughter gives local Democrats an opportunity to fill the remainder of his term. The Sweetwater County Democratic Party seeks applications for...

 

Ramps closing at Baxter Road interchange

The Wyoming Department of Transportation and contract crews from IHC SCOTT Inc., will be closing the westbound on and off ramps at the Baxter Interchange July 7 through July 14 for paving operations. During this time, those traveling from the...

 

Chow Down charity event set in RS

A group of Sweetwater County local nonprofits have teamed up for a WyoGives Day fundraising event, Charity Chow Down. Taking place at Bunning Park in Rock Springs on July 14 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., food trucks will be in the park and donating 10% of...

 

RS museum hosts collection online

The Rock Springs Historical Museum will be offering access to portions of its museum collections to the public in an online format. Anyone with internet access can look through the collection at any time by going to the City of Rock Springs’ web...

 
 By David Martin    County    July 1, 2021

Fire concerns grow beyond July 4 holiday due to dry conditions

As the July 4th holiday approaches this weekend, fire concerns grow as the threat of fires loom. While promoting the annual Fourth of July fireworks show Sunday night, a press release from the city...

 
 By David Martin    County    July 1, 2021

Rumors circulate regarding Amazon warehouse

Residents throughout the county have heard rumors regarding a warehouse operated by Amazon being established in Rock Springs -- rumors that may hold little truth to them. Both Green River City...

 
 By David Martin    County    June 24, 2021

County claims $13.7M in back taxes

Sweetwater County will receive more than $13.7 million in back taxes after nearly two years. Sweetwater County Treasurer Robb Slaughter said Southland Royalty Company paid the back property taxes at...

 
 By Staff Report    County    June 24, 2021

Sheriff's office conducts sex offender sweep

An annual compliance check of registered sex offenders in Sweetwater County resulted in one arrest and two ongoing investigations according to a media release from the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office. Last week, county detectives and deputies in...

 

Events complex prepares for RV rally

More than 1,000 visitors are expected to visit the county as part of an RV rally being hosted at the Sweetwater County Events Complex next month. The 60th Escapade-Escapees RV Club Rally will be July 18-23 at the Sweetwater Events Complex....

 
 By David Martin    County    June 17, 2021

WYDOT: Expect more delays on I-80

Residents regularly commuting along Interstate 80 have likely seen or been stuck in traffic backups on the eastbound lanes leading to Green River over the past few weeks. At least once, the traffic...

 
 By Staff Report    County    June 17, 2021

Airport receives $8.4m in grants

The Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport has received nearly half of the funding needed to complete its modernization of the commercial terminal. Devon Brubaker, general manager of the airport said...

 
 By David Martin    County    June 10, 2021

Attitudes frustrate health officer

Prior to the start of a monthly meeting with elected officials about the COVID-19 pandemic, Sweetwater County Health Officer was frank with her opinions regarding shifting attitudes. “It’s kind of...

 
 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...

 

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