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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...

 
 By David Martin    County    May 1, 2019

Bond set for alleged strip club shooter

Circuit Court Judge John Prokos set bond for Joaquin Leon-Guzman at $750,000 cash or surety Tuesday afternoon, citing Leon-Guzman as a flight risk. Leon-Guzman, 33, is charged with felony aggravated...

 
 By David Martin    County    May 1, 2019

Impact of RMP study unknown

How an early retirement of two units at the Jim Bridger Power Plant will impact the county’s valuation remains to be seen, but Sweetwater County Assessor Dave Divis said the valuation of the plant...

 
 By David Martin    County    May 1, 2019

Airport hosts active shooter drill

As 147 people prepared to board a direct flight to Wendover, Nev., for long weekend of fun Saturday afternoon, airport and emergency management officials prepared for a situation everyone hopes won't...

 

Agency will not move yet

For now, the Sweetwater Economic Development Coalition will remain at the Rock Springs Chamber of Commerce, however a board to oversee the operations may still be formed. During a recent Sweetwater... Full story

 

Volunteers wanted for airport exercise

The Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport will conduct its tri-annual full-scale emergency exercise Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The commercial airline terminal area, including the terminal and parking lot. will be closed to the public from...

 
 By David Martin    County    April 25, 2019

Study suggests phasing out 2 units at power plant

An updated analysis conducted by Rocky Mountain Power suggests it would lower costs for customers if it sped up the retirement of four power-generating units in Southwest Wyoming, including two units... Full story

 

Formation of board questioned

Despite a request, no names were put forward to represent the county on a county-wide economic board. The Sweetwater County Commissioners aren’t quite sure what the intentions are to move the...

 

Airport may receive funding

The Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport may receive funding from the county to help pay for design of the commercial terminal. Pending an approval of a budget amendment in the amount of $133,333 at...

 
 By Staff Report    County    April 17, 2019

Commissioners award scholarships

The Sweetwater County Board of County Commissioners selected three area high school seniors for the $1,000 scholarships offered by the county. Amongst those awarded the scholarship is Green River High School student Erik Gwaltney. The commissioners...

 
 By David Martin    County    April 17, 2019

MHSC earns CT accreditation

Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County earned a three year accreditation in computed tomography from the American College of Radiology according to a recent release from the hospital. According to...

 

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