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GR man dies at gorge

The drowning death of a Green River resident is being investigated by the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office. Frank M. Ortega, 63, died Saturday while snorkeling alone in windy conditions approximately 50 feet offshore, between Squaw Hollow and...

 

Team at cancer center present project at meeting

A team of healthcare providers at Sweetwater Regional Cancer Center recently provided a presentation during the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s virtual Quality Training Program Meeting. Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County’s Cancer...

 

Hospital works with Public Health on employee contact tracing

As the novel coronavirus pandemic continues, Sweetwater County is seeing more cases of the COVID-19 disease. Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County is no exception. “Just like businesses and healthcare entities all over the county, we have seen a...

 
 By David Martin    County    July 22, 2020

Sheriff's office investigates horse abuse north of RS

The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office is investigating claims of horses being sexually abused north of Rock Springs. According to Jason Mower, public information officer for the sheriff’s...

 

Two die in rollover

A fatal crash occurred Sunday south of Rock Springs, killing two men. At 4:06 p.m., Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were notified of a one vehicle rollover. A 2002 GMC Envoy was heading north on US 191 when the vehicle exited the right side of the...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    County    July 15, 2020

First COVID-19 death reported

By DAVID MARTIN Publisher An unidentified Sweetwater County man is the first person in the county to die from COVID-19, according the Wyoming Department of Health. The man was 77 years old and had hea...

 
 By Staff Report    County    July 15, 2020

Rendezvous canceled due to COVID-19

Like many other local events, the annual Fort Bridger Rendezvous is being postponed to 2021. The rendezvous was canceled for the first time in 48 years due to concerns related to the spread of the novel coronavirus. The decision was made by the Fort...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    County    July 8, 2020

Commissioners debate masks

Responding to a recent increase in COVID-19 infections, the Sweetwater County commissioners debated a resolution mandating people visiting county buildings to wear masks while inside, ultimately...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    County    July 8, 2020

Historic warplanes visit county airport

Residents of Green River and Rock Springs were treated to an unusual sight in the skies Monday morning. Two World War II warbirds flew through the skies on their approach to the Southwest Wyoming Regi...

 

MHSC trustee reappointed

Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County Board of Trustees President Taylor Jones was reappointed to the board Tuesday, July 7. Sweetwater County Commissioners voted to reappoint Jones, who has served on the board since July 1, 2016. The appointment...

 

Library system schedules summer events

While summer may look a little different this year for the Sweetwater County Library System, the libraries are still working to provide fun activities for children. “We are offering Grab-and-Go activity bags, a summer reading challenge, online...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    County    July 1, 2020

Busy fire weekend expected

The upcoming holiday weekend is anticipated to be a busy one for firefighters. The Fourth of July holiday falls on a Saturday this year and Sweetwater County Fire Warden Mike Bournazian expects...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    County    July 1, 2020

Confusion over isolation, quarantine addressed

Confusion about the difference in quarantine and isolation orders prompted the Sweetwater County District Board of Health to help residents understand the difference and importance of both orders, as...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    County    July 1, 2020

Public health orders extended to July 15

As COVID-19 cases have spiked within Wyoming and Sweetwater County, with total 78 confirmed cases as of Monday morning and 42 recorded recoveries since the start of the pandemic, Gov. Mark Gordon is...

 
 By Staff Report    County    July 1, 2020

Shooting death under investigation

The shooting death of an unidentified woman is under investigation by the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office. The office issued a statement saying the incident occurred Monday evening at a residence off of Steamboat Drive in the Clearview Acres...

 

Rabid bat found in RS

ROCK SPRINGS (Wyoming News Exchange) — A bat found in a backyard near Pilot Butte Avenue in Rock Springs has tested positive for rabies. On June 14, Rock Springs Animal Control responded to the 1000 block of Pilot Butte Avenue for a report of a...

 
 By Shay Mahana    County    June 24, 2020

Southwest Counseling receives grant

Southwest Counseling Services recently received a $486,458 grant to combat substance abuse and suicide. During the Sweetwater County commissioners meeting last week, Laura Schmid-Pizzato, a representative of SCS, announced they intend to use the gran...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    County    June 24, 2020

Interest in Red Desert parcels heats up

There's a sudden interest in buying land found in the Red Desert, as evidenced by an increasing number of calls to the Sweetwater County Land Use Department. "We get quite a few calls," Stephanie...

 

New visitors center opening

Sweetwater Country Travel and Tourism will open its new visitor center at 1641 Elk Street in Rock Springs July 1. The center will host a grand opening celebration, scheduled from 4-6 p.m. The new center will serve as a hub to provide information on...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    County    June 17, 2020

Layoffs announced at Genesis

A company-wide internal memo issued Monday at Genesis Alkali announced the company intends to layoff an unspecified number of employees, both hourly and salary. A plan is expected to be finalized by t...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    County    June 17, 2020

County mulls selling buildings

The Sweetwater County commissioners might be putting some real estate on the market soon. During a discussion Tuesday, Commissioner Wally Johnson said he doesn’t believe they would sell for a premiu...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    County    June 17, 2020

Train derails, explodes near RS

An investigation into the cause of the Saturday derailment east of Rock Springs is ongoing according to a representative of the Union Pacific Railroad. At 2:54 p.m., a UP train derailed 39 cars four m...

 
 By Staff Report    County    June 17, 2020

County events complex will host 2022 motor coach rally

While event cancellations may have the Sweetwater Events Complex struggling during the global pandemic, its future is bright after an announcement made last week. The events complex announced it will host the Newmar Kountry Klub International Rally...

 

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