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Volunteers needed for homeless count

For at least the past five years, Sweetwater County has participated in a nationwide homeless population count to determine just how many homeless people are in the county. The annual Point in Time... Full story

 

Fire season has ended for now

To sum up 2018: it was a both a good and bad year for fires. Sweetwater County Fire Warden Mike Bournazian gave the Sweetwater County Commissioners an update on the 2018 fire season, but he wasn’t...

 
 By David Martin    County    January 9, 2019 

Center hires new director

A county resident has been tapped to head up the Sweetwater Combined Communications Center. Last week, the joint powers board overseeing the center announced it hired Rick Hawkins as its next...

 
 By David Martin    County    January 2, 2019

Battle looms over skill games

An opinion issued by the Wyoming Attorney General’s office has determined electronic terminals titled “Wyoming Skill Games” to be illegal, causing establishments in Green River to pull the plug...

 

County commissioners face many challenges

It was a year of tough decisions for the Sweetwater County Commissioners. In March, the Commissioners were faced with a packed room of residents all waiting for their turn to voice support or...

 

History on display at county hospital

Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County is still celebrating the milestone it reached on Dec. 2. On that day in 1893, dedication ceremonies were held with the Masons of Rock Springs Lodge No. 12 placing the cornerstone. It was completed and opened...

 

Ice jam problems continue

Questions continue to arise regarding the ice jam near Jamestown that's impacting a few Jamestown residents. Finger pointing and claims that the U-drop diverting water into the Killdeer Wetlands in...

 

More development planned near Jamestown, golf course

With access to water opening up development west of Green River, plans for a new housing subdivision were recently submitted to the Sweetwater County Planning and Zoning office. Known as the Ranch...

 

Hospital to receive $1 million

Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County will receive $1 million from the county to help pay for a central plant upgrade project. During the Sweetwater County Commissioners meeting Tuesday morning, the...

 

Zone change for proposed truck stop approved

Residents are one step closer to seeing a new truck stop in Sweetwater County. Tuesday, the Sweetwater County Commissioners approved a zone change for two parcels west of Jamestown. The commissioners...

 

Hospital needs work done

In what County Commissioner John Kolb described as “critical” to the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County’s operations, the Sweetwater County Commission is moving forward with the process to...

 

Christmas exhibit displayed

The Sweetwater County Historical Museum has a Christmas exhibit on display to celebrate the season. Museum director Brie Blasi said the display was finished Friday afternoon and is comprised of a...

 

Election finances reported

A few candidates reported raising and spending several thousands of dollars in their election bids, according to campaign finance documents reviewed by the Green River Star. Candidates are required to...

 

RSPD use of force justified

A shooting involving the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office and the Rock Springs Police Department was ruled a justified use of force by Sweetwater County Attorney Daniel Erramouspe. According to a...

 

Hospital Christmas event set

There’s only a few more days until the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County and the Memorial Hospital Foundation kick off the Christmas season with their How NOVEMBER Stole Christmas event. The halls of Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County...

 

Reps. want Japanese soda-ash tariffs reduced

U.S. Senators Mike Enzi, John Barrasso and Congresswoman Liz Cheney, all R-Wyo., urged U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to prioritize eliminating the Japanese tariff on U.S. natural soda ash during the U.S.-Japan trade agreement...

 

Solvay appeals assessment

Solvay Chemicals is appealing an assessed valuation in regards to property taxes. During the Sweetwater County Commissioners meeting Tuesday morning, the Commissioners heard an update from County Asse...

 

Emails reveal MHSC discussion

Emails sent amongst members of the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County board of trustees show how board members came to a decision regarding its withdrawal of funds from Bank of the West. An...

 

Board ready to stream live in December

Sweetwater County Commission meetings will start being streamed live sometime in December. During the Commission meeting Tuesday, the Commissioners voted unanimously to approve a motion to spend up to...

 

WWCC presents 'Promises, Promises'

Western Wyoming Community College's Performing Arts Department presents "Promises, Promises" at Western's theater Nov. 16, 17, 29, 30 and Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. and a matinee performance on Dec. 1 at 2...

 

A red wave hits the county

Republicans made huge gains in Sweetwater County Tuesday night. All three Republicans vying for seats on the Sweetwater County Board of County Commissioners won their electoral bids, while the...

 

Airport funding voted down

The Sweetwater County Commission will not support funding the Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport commercial terminal without a guarantee that it will receive federal grant funding. During the...

 

Property attracts truck stop

Two parcels of land west of Green River could be the home of a Love’s Travel Stop in the future. The parcels, located along Highway 374 and near Exit 85 on Interstate 80, will be the focus of a...

 

County farmers can receive assistance

Sweetwater County farmers who have suffered from the drought can now file for assistance. According to a press release from the United States Department of Agriculture, Sweetwater County has been... Full story

 

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