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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... Full story


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...

 By David Martin    County    August 22, 2018

Voters oust Kolb Tues.

In the end, all the signs and balloons didn’t help John Kolb get elected to a third term. Kolb was fourth overall in the Republican Primary for Sweetwater County Commissioner, being defeated...


Bye-bye Bank of the West

Sweetwater County will no longer send depositories to Bank of the West starting Oct. 1. During the Sweetwater County Commissioners meeting Tuesday morning, the commissioners voted unanimously to...

 By David Martin    County    August 22, 2018

Gordon loses county, wins state

While Sweetwater County voters sided with Foster Friess in the Republican Primary Election, GOP voters across the state decided State Treasurer Mark Gordon would be their choice for Governor of...


County group combats human trafficking

One Sweetwater County organization is trying to spread the word about how human trafficking and sex exploitation can happen in Wyoming and even in this county. For Christal Martin, founder and...

 By David Martin    County    August 15, 2018

Agencies seek impact funds

A new transmission line project cutting through southwest Wyoming will bring workers to the area, as well as impact funding to four counties. Last week, representatives of various local governments...

 By David Martin    County    August 15, 2018

Criticism mounts for Bank of the West

The Sweetwater County Commissioners aren’t the only ones upset with Bank of the West’s announcement to not fund certain oil-and-gas industry businesses. U.S. Sen. John Barrasso and Wyoming...


Tax figures finalized

Sweetwater County is going to receive about $2.37 million due to a tax error. In July, the Sweetwater County Commissioners were notified by the Department of Revenue that a Sweetwater County vendor...


Bank angers commissioners

The Sweetwater County Commissioners feel as though Bank of the West Corporate has waged war against them when it declared it would no longer support certain businesses in the oil and gas and coal...

 By David Martin    County    August 1, 2018

Sweetwater County burns

Several large wildfires started in Sweetwater County, burning thousands of acres of land. According to Sweetwater County Fire Warden Mike Bournazian, multiple wildfires were reported Saturday,... Full story


Tax error benefits county

A tax error will give Sweetwater County about $2.37 million, but how it will be divided among the towns and cities is still unclear. During a recent Sweetwater County Commissioners meeting, county...

 By David Martin    County    July 25, 2018

Governor helps open county facilities

Governor Matt Mead made an appearance in Sweetwater County last week to celebrate the completion of several Sweetwater County facilities. Mead flew to Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport near Rock Spri...


Lodging tax nearly dies Tues.

In an unexpected move by the Sweetwater County Commissioners, the commissioners almost defeated the lodging tax initiative by not acting at all. Initially when the resolution was reviewed, chairman...

 By David Martin    County    July 18, 2018

Concerns grow for Greater Little Mountain area

Concerns continue to grow regarding proposed oil and gas leases the Bureau of Land Management intends to sell in the Greater Little Mountain area. Large portions of the area were listed in a fourth...

 By David Martin    County    July 18, 2018

State assessor job sought by Winters

A Republican member of the Wyoming House seeks election as the next Wyoming State Auditor. Nathan Winters, a pastor from Thermopolis, wants to provide efficient and transparent service in the State... Full story


Human trafficking charges dismissed

A Rock Springs man accused of attempting to commit human trafficking had all charges against him dismissed. In the case against Guadalupe J. Chavez-Arellano, 54, the state sent motion to dismiss witho... Full story


Move over law takes effect

Motorists will not only have to move over for emergency responder vehicles, but official vehicles. The new move over law, which went into effect July 1, requires motorists to move over for maintenance...

 By Staff Report    County    July 11, 2018

Rubeck seeks election

The owner of the Fish Bowl Restaurant and Bowling Center wants to become the next Sweetwater County Assessor. Perri Rubeck, a Republican, thinks changes need to be made in local government and in the assessor’s office. “The assessor’s office...

 By David Martin    County    July 5, 2018

Lease sale worries advocates

An oil and gas lease auction set to start July 11 has members of the Wyoming Outdoor Council concerned about possible drilling in sensitive areas located in Sweetwater County. An auction hosted by...


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