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Airport may get funding

The Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport will continue to pursue Federal Administration Aviation funding to complete the commercial terminal upgrades. During the Sweetwater County Commission meeting...

 
 By David Martin    County    July 18, 2019

Funding for coalition approved

A agreement to fund the Sweetwater Economic Development Coalition between Green River, Sweetwater County and Rock Springs was approved by the Green River City Council Tuesday evening, committing the...

 
 By David Martin    County    July 18, 2019

Flowing with the rhythm A dancer with the Red Desert Rapture Belly Dancing group performs at Bunning Park in Rock Springs during International Day Saturday morning. Star photo by David Martin

A conflict between the city of Rock Springs Mayor Tim Kaumo and the Sweetwater County Events Complex Executive Director Larry Lloyd has been patched over and a memorandum of understanding between the...

 

Grant will help airport renovations

Improving the lighting system and taxiways are just a couple of projects a multi-million dollar grant will allow the Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport to complete. According to a letter from Airport...

 

Economic board gains 3 members

The Sweetwater County Commissioners have selected three residents to serve on the Sweetwater Economic Development Coalition. Those three are newly-appointed Commissioner Lauren Schoenfeld, Southwest...

 
 By David Martin    County    July 3, 2019

Fire a concern during holiday

While fire fuels haven’t dried enough to be a concern, residents are still being asked to be careful during the upcoming July 4 holiday. According to Sweetwater County Fire Warden Mike Bournazian,...

 
 By David Martin    County    June 26, 2019

County sees increase in visitation

A lodging study commissioned by the Sweetwater County Travel and Tourism reveals leisure visitation increased by 5 percent. According to a media release from the organization, the study measures if...

 

Schoenfeld added to Sweetwater County Commission

After 10 minutes of discussion, the Sweetwater County Commissioners appointed Lauren Schoenfeld to fill the vacant seat. At the previous commissioners meeting, the commissioners were deadlocked on...

 
 By David Martin    County    June 26, 2019

Low emissions expected from truck stop

An emissions report claims a truck stop west of Jamestown would produce “very low levels” of pollutants compared to other facilities in the area. The report, produced for Love’s Travel Stops by...

 
 By Lexi Mitchell    County    June 26, 2019

RV rally brings big business

People from around the country and Canada traveled to Sweetwater County to participate in the Tiffin RV Rally, which took place at the Sweetwater County Events Complex. Sweetwater County Events Complex marketing and events coordinator Lena Warren...

 

Improvements continue at MHSC

Improving patients’ experiences is something the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County has created a plan to address. During the Sweetwater County Commissioners meeting Tuesday morning, MHSC CEO...

 

Commissioners deadlocked

The Sweetwater County Commissioners could not decide who would replace Don Van Matre. Despite hosting interviews with three Republican candidates, the commissioners were at an impasse as to who would...

 
 By David Martin    County    June 19, 2019

Letter details impacts from 'War on Coal'

A letter addressed to Wyoming’s congressional delegation and signed by four Sweetwater County Commissioners addresses impacts the commissioners allege are a result of a war on coal usage. The letter...

 
 By David Martin    County    June 19, 2019

Visiting aircraft stirs memories

A shining relic from the United States' involvement in World War II was on display at the Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport, conjuring images and memories of a bygone era. The B-17 Flying Fortress kn...

 
 By David Martin    County    June 12, 2019

Three chosen by county Republicans

A former county commissioner, an involved member of the Sweetwater GOP and the former executive director of the YWCA were the three selected by county Republicans as people the Sweetwater County...

 
 By David Martin    County    June 5, 2019

GR residents seek appointment

By DAVID MARTIN Publisher Several county residents have applied to fill the vacancy created when Sweetwater County Commissioner Don Van Matre died in May. According to posts from the Sweetwater GOP...

 

Subdivision plan moves forward

Despite one resident’s concerns about the lot size of the proposed subdivision near the Rolling Green Golf Course, the project is still moving forward. At a Sweetwater County Commissioners meeting...

 

Airport terminal not funded

The Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport did not receive funding from the Federal Aviation Administration for its commercial airport terminal upgrades. “To say we are disappointed, would be an underst...

 
 By David Martin    County    May 29, 2019

Commissioner applications due June 4

Anyone interested in filling the remainder of Don Van Matre’s Sweetwater County Commission term have until June 4 to apply. In a press release from Teresa Richards, chairman of the Sweetwater...

 

Commission vacancy official

A vacancy was officially declared on the Board of Sweetwater County Commission Tuesday. After the death of Republican Commissioner Don Van Matre, the Commissioners had to officially declare the vacanc...

 

Renovations continue at complex

Making needed upgrades to the nearly 45-year-old exhibit hall is a priority for Sweetwater County. A press release from the Sweetwater County Events Complex states, the events complex board and its...

 

County approves office positions

The Clerk of District Court’s office will add two more positions to help with the number of cases it is receiving. Donna Lee Bobak approached the Sweetwater County Commissioners about three...

 
 By David Martin    County    May 8, 2019

Vacancy delayed to May 21

With the passing of Sweetwater County Commissioner Don Van Matre Thursday morning, the county commissioners will need to declare his position vacant. However, the commissioners decided to wait until t...

 

Justice center building earns award

The Sweetwater County Justice Center was recently selected for a design award for its innovative and functional design. The justice center was designed to house two Third Circuit Courts, the...

 

First impact payments made

Sweetwater County officially received its first Gateway West Impact payment Tuesday. During the Sweetwater County Commissioners meeting Tuesday morning, the Commissioners heard an update from...

 

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