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 By Hannah Romero    County    June 23, 2022 

County extends its ambulance agreements

Both Castle Rock Ambulance Service and Sweetwater Medics will continue to be funded by Sweetwater County until the services can be combined into a countywide ambulance service, which could take place...

 
 By Staff Report    County    June 16, 2022

Sheriff's office disputes ACLU claims

The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office is disputing a claim by the Wyoming ACLU that the office is among the most egregious on civil rights violations of undocumented immigrants at the Sweetwater County Detention Center. According to a media...

 

Game and fish set meeting in RS

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will host an informational meeting to discuss plans to treat the pond at Bitter Creek Bark Park after an illegal introduction of goldfish to the water. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jun. 23 at the...

 
 By Hannah Romero    County    June 9, 2022

6th penny tax debated for county uses

Proposed projects for the specific purpose sixth penny tax coming up on the ballot in November are being limited to basic infrastructure needs like water and sewer. The Sweetwater County Commissioners...

 

Should parents talk to their children about traumatic events?

When the news gets bad and your children can’t avoid it, it’s best to talk with them. The rise of childhood stress and anxiety during the past two years with COVID-19, coupled with incidents such as the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, it’s...

 
 By David Martin    County    June 2, 2022

Republicans file for county elections

A large number of Republican candidates have filed for Sweetwater County’s leadership positions, leading many races to be decided in the Republican Primary Election Aug. 16 if independent...

 
 By Staff Report    County    May 26, 2022

Gas blowoff halts I-80

Multiple emergency responders including the Green River Fire Department and Castle Rock Ambulance Service were called to a gas blowoff Monday afternoon that resulted in a temporary closure of Interstate 80. According to a press release from the...

 
 By David Martin    County    May 19, 2022

Large primary races develop for commissioner, treasurer

Nearly a week into the filing period for candidates, two large races have developed amongst Republicans seeking office. Those interested in seeking office have until May 27 to file as a candidate. In...

 

Two men convicted of wildlife violations

Two Wyoming men were recently convicted on multiple wildlife violations in Sweetwater County. What started with concerns about wasted game birds led Wyoming Game and Fish Department game wardens — in coordination with Green River probation and...

 
 By Hannah Romero    County    May 19, 2022

Raises set for officials' salaries

After a month of discussions on the topic, the Sweetwater County Board of County Commissioners approved raises to the salaries of the county’s elected officials Tuesday. The commissioners voted...

 
 By David Martin    County    May 12, 2022

BLM seeks comment on horse plan

A plan to manage wild horses in Southwestern Wyoming will result in many herds being removed from lands they're currently living on if approved by the Bureau of Land Management. This new management...

 
 By David Martin    County    May 12, 2022

Four charged in alleged kidnapping, attack

Felony charges against three men and a minor were filed last week in Sweetwater County Circuit Court following an alleged incident where a Rock Springs man was held against his will and beaten. Charge...

 
 By Staff Report    County    May 12, 2022

Candidates seek legislative seats

Several people have announced their intent to seek election to various county and state offices in the past two weeks. At the county level, Donnalee Bobak, the Sweetwater County Clerk of District Court, announced she will seek re-election in 2022....

 
 By Hannah Romero    County    May 12, 2022

COVID-19 funds used in county purchases

Sweetwater County will be able to purchase vehicles and make security upgrades for county departments and buildings thanks to coronavirus state and local fiscal recovery funds. During their meeting...

 
 By David Martin    County    May 5, 2022

Survey results seen as promising for tax push

A recent survey of residents about their views on a potential specific purpose sales tax is considered promising by local leaders and has already had impact on the types of projects that will be...

 
 By Hannah Romero    County    May 5, 2022

Counting your chickens: Lek surveys check sage grouse population numbers

Sunrise was cold and windy north of Farson last Sunday. Wyoming Game and Fish Game Warden Justin Dodd scanned the sagebrush through his binoculars. "There they are," he said, catching sight of white...

 
 By David Martin    County    April 28, 2022

Incumbents announce re-election campaigns

A number of incumbents have announced their intent to seek re-election to county offices. Long-serving Sweetwater County Coroner Dale Majhanovich announced he would seek another term last week....

 
 By David Martin    County    April 21, 2022

County, state candidates announce campaigns

(Editor's note: this article was corrected to reflect Island Richards' roles with the Rock Springs Soccer Association and Avengers Soccer took place in the past.) A number of residents have announced...

 
 By Hannah Romero    County    April 21, 2022

Commissioners hesitate to raise officials' salaries

The Board of County Commissioners is hesitant to raise the salaries of elected officials across the board after recent discussion following the passing of House Bill 91. A group of elected officials...

 
 By David Martin    County    April 21, 2022

Wamsutter man sentenced to 74-100 years

A 49-year-old Wamsutter resident will be spending the rest of his life in prison following a sentencing hearing where he plead guilty to 58 criminal charges. Russell Jay Byrne was sentenced Monday to...

 
 By Staff Report    County    April 14, 2022

Obit book donated to museum

Two obituary scrapbooks were recently donated to the Sweetwater County Historical Museum by the Sweetwater County Clerk's Office that can provide a unique glimpse into events in Sweetwater County...

 
 By David Martin    County    April 7, 2022

Development coalition seeks additional funds

Citing a need to have more resources at its disposal, the Sweetwater Economic Development Coalition wants to increase contributions from the county and the two cities. Currently the organization...

 
 By Hannah Romero    County    April 7, 2022

Flaming Gorge Byway may get new scenic turnouts

Plans to continue developing and improving the Flaming Gorge Scenic Byway now include hopes of developing two new scenic turnout points. These plans were presented to the Board of County...

 
 By Staff Report    County    March 31, 2022

Value statements to be mailed out

Residents will receive their 2022 Notice of Value statements from the Sweetwater County Assessor’s Office. According to Sweetwater County Assessor Dave Divis, residents signed to receive their statements by email should expect them “very...

 

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