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 By Staff Report    County    May 2, 2018

Coroner seeks re-election

Dale Majhanovich seeks another term as Sweetwater County Coroner, offering residents more than three decades of experience in the position A Rock Springs native, Majhanovich graduated from the Rock Springs High School and went to Western Wyoming...

 
 By Staff Report    County    April 25, 2018

County assessor seeks first term in office

Sweetwater County Assessor David Divis seeks election to his first full term this year. Divis, a Democrat, was selected to replace Pat Drinkle when she retired earlier this year. After he was...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    County    April 25, 2018

Clerk seeks 3rd term

The Sweetwater County Clerk seeks his third term in office. Dale Davis, a Democrat, announced his intent to run for re-election Monday. "It has been an honor to serve Sweetwater County," Davis said. D...

 
 By Staff Report    County    April 25, 2018

Slaughter seeks another term

Sweetwater County Treasurer Robb Slaughter will seek another term in office and plans to campaign for Sweetwater County Treasurer. Slaughter, a Democrat, issued a campaign announcement Wednesday...

 
 By Staff Report    County    April 18, 2018

Herberger's will close in Rock Springs

Like J.C. Penney, Hastings, K-Mart and Sports Authority before it, Herberger’s in Rock Springs will close its doors. Bon-Ton Stores Inc., which owns Herberger’s, announced on its website Tuesday that the company will wind down operations after a...

 

Sheriff will need to find a way to balance the budget

It’s up to Sweetwater County Sheriff Mike Lowell to balance his budget and determine if he needs to ask for a budget amendment. During the Sweetwater County Commissioners meeting Tuesday morning,...

 

Artwork discussed for center

What artwork placed on the walls at the new Sweetwater County Justice Center will be left up to the departments moving into it. During the Sweetwater County Commissioners meeting, Commissioner Wally...

 
 By David Martin    County    April 4, 2018

Director resigns from center

The Sweetwater Combined Communications Center lost its director Thursday. Robin Etienne resigned from his position at 8 a.m. Thursday. No reason was given for the resignation. The joint powers board o...

 
 By David Martin    County    April 4, 2018

Senate candidate visits county

Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Gary Trauner visited Sweetwater County earlier this week, his visit culminating in what he dubbed a "listening session" with residents to talk about their...

 

Sheriff's budget questioned

During the Sweetwater County Commissioners meeting, Sheriff Mike Lowell’s budget came under some scrutiny. The Commissioners are requesting a meeting with Sheriff Lowell to discuss the projected...

 
 By Staff Report    County    April 4, 2018

Lowell disagrees with figures

A media release sent from the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday evening disagrees with claims made by the Sweetwater County Commissioners. During their meeting Tuesday, the commissioners claimed the sheriff’s office was over budget by...

 

County positions questioned

The future of the chief deputy positions at the county level is still up for discussion. The issue came up when the Sweetwater County Commissioners were discussing whether or not to approve a request...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    County    March 14, 2018

Final destination

Since October, the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office has accumulated a stockpile of drugs from 19 felony drug arrests made within the county. The stockpile, which consists of 1,138.44 pounds of...

 
 By Staff Report    County    March 14, 2018

Sheriff aims for re-election

Sweetwater County Sheriff Mike Lowell is seeking a second term. The former Rock Springs police chief announced his candidacy in an email Friday afternoon. Lowell, a Democrat, was elected in 2014 after defeating then-Sheriff Rich Haskell. Lowell...

 
 By Deb Sutton    County    March 7, 2018

MHSC pregnancy clinic brings peace of mind

Meagan Sheesley wants what most mothers want — happy, healthy children. Now in her second trimester, she also wants peace of mind. That can be difficult to obtain when your pregnancy is considered high risk. Tears came to her eyes Feb. 6 as she...

 

Crowd attends county hearing

It was standing room only at the Sweetwater County Commissioners meeting Tuesday morning when residents and organizational leaders from across the state let the Commissioners know how they felt about...

 
 By David Martin    County    March 7, 2018

Support shown for WSAs

A public hearing Tuesday wasn’t the only opportunity for people to comment about how the county commissioners should address the 13 Wilderness Study Areas within Sweetwater County. During the past...

 

County receives WSA comments

Comments are pouring in to the Sweetwater County Commissioners regarding what should be done with the Bureau of Land Management’s Wilderness Study Areas within the county. According to Mark Kot,...

 

Security, detention officer position now open

After months of discussion between Sweetwater County Sheriff Mike Lowell and the Sweetwater County Board of County Commissioners, the Sheriff’s Department will start the process of hiring three...

 

County assessor appointed

David Divis will take over the Sweetwater County Assessor’s Office after a 4-1 vote Tuesday by the Sweetwater County Commissioners. John Kolb was the only dissenting vote. Divis takes over for Pat...

 

Utah man found guilty of murder

A Utah man was found guilty last week of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder at a Rock Springs hotel in 2016. Bradley Ross Fairbourn, 20, of Draper, Utah, was found guilty Thursday a...

 

Sheriff's office arrests fugitive

The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office had a busy week, headlined by two arrests. According to Dick Blust, public information officer for the sheriff’s office, the sheriff’s office helped arrest an armed fugitive Friday afternoon in Rock...

 

County assessor job opens

The Sweetwater County Democratic Party is now seeking applications for the County Assessor’s position. This position was left vacant after Pat Drinkle, a Democrat, announced her retirement. On...

 

Legislators see tough session ahead

Local members of the Wyoming House of Representatives are expecting a difficult legislative session. The budget session, which starts Monday, is expected to bring about debates regarding the...

 

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