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Airport to receive funding for commercial terminal

The Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport will receive funding for commercial terminal upgrades. During the Sweetwater County commissioners meeting Tuesday morning, airport director Devon Brubaker said...

 

Sweetwater County ambulance future unclear

The future of ambulance service within Sweetwater County is unclear. With both Castle Rock Ambulance Service of Green River and Sweetwater Medics of Rock Springs losing money, a committee consisting...

 

Tax-process discussed

With Sweetwater communities already talking about the need for a sixth-penny tax to complete projects within the county, a discussion took place on how the process to obtain tax approval works. At...

 
 By David Martin    County    August 1, 2019

Meeting doesn't go as planned

A meeting last week initially intended to be a simple gathering of the county’s mayors to discuss the sixth-penny tax process became a special Rock Springs City Council meeting to discuss specific...

 

A leader in the wrong way

Tackling alcohol-related issues the county faces is something members of the Sweetwater County Prevention Team are ready to do. With an action plan in hand, the team consisting of prevention...

 
 By Staff Report    County    July 25, 2019

Sheriff's office releases bodycam footage

The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office released bodycam footage following a pursuit on Interstate 80 Saturday morning. The office also seeks help in the ongoing investigation of the incident. At approximately 9:15 a.m., Saturday, sheriff’s...

 
 By David Martin    County    July 18, 2019

Truck stop hearing postponed

The Sweetwater County Land Use Office was forced to postpone the Planning and Zoning Commission’s hearing regarding a proposed Love’s Travel Stop near Jamestown. The hearing was canceled because...

 

Airport may get funding

The Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport will continue to pursue Federal Administration Aviation funding to complete the commercial terminal upgrades. During the Sweetwater County Commission meeting...

 
 By David Martin    County    July 18, 2019

Funding for coalition approved

A agreement to fund the Sweetwater Economic Development Coalition between Green River, Sweetwater County and Rock Springs was approved by the Green River City Council Tuesday evening, committing the...

 
 By David Martin    County    July 18, 2019

Flowing with the rhythm A dancer with the Red Desert Rapture Belly Dancing group performs at Bunning Park in Rock Springs during International Day Saturday morning. Star photo by David Martin

A conflict between the city of Rock Springs Mayor Tim Kaumo and the Sweetwater County Events Complex Executive Director Larry Lloyd has been patched over and a memorandum of understanding between the...

 

Grant will help airport renovations

Improving the lighting system and taxiways are just a couple of projects a multi-million dollar grant will allow the Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport to complete. According to a letter from Airport...

 

Economic board gains 3 members

The Sweetwater County Commissioners have selected three residents to serve on the Sweetwater Economic Development Coalition. Those three are newly-appointed Commissioner Lauren Schoenfeld, Southwest...

 
 By David Martin    County    July 3, 2019

Fire a concern during holiday

While fire fuels haven’t dried enough to be a concern, residents are still being asked to be careful during the upcoming July 4 holiday. According to Sweetwater County Fire Warden Mike Bournazian,...

 
 By David Martin    County    June 26, 2019

County sees increase in visitation

A lodging study commissioned by the Sweetwater County Travel and Tourism reveals leisure visitation increased by 5 percent. According to a media release from the organization, the study measures if...

 

Schoenfeld added to Sweetwater County Commission

After 10 minutes of discussion, the Sweetwater County Commissioners appointed Lauren Schoenfeld to fill the vacant seat. At the previous commissioners meeting, the commissioners were deadlocked on...

 
 By David Martin    County    June 26, 2019

Low emissions expected from truck stop

An emissions report claims a truck stop west of Jamestown would produce “very low levels” of pollutants compared to other facilities in the area. The report, produced for Love’s Travel Stops by...

 
 By Lexi Mitchell    County    June 26, 2019

RV rally brings big business

People from around the country and Canada traveled to Sweetwater County to participate in the Tiffin RV Rally, which took place at the Sweetwater County Events Complex. Sweetwater County Events Complex marketing and events coordinator Lena Warren...

 

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...

 

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