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 By David Martin    County    December 11, 2019 

Amendments proposed for solar permitting process

Proposed amendments to the county’s public hearing process and utility-scale solar development regulations will give stakeholders more input in public zoning and development processes. The amendment...

 

District seeks sewer line

A $7.5 million project to extend sewer service through Jamestown and into land west of Green River was pitched as a potential addition to the growing list of potential Sixth Penny Improvement Tax...

 

Antelope hindered by solar farm

More than 1,000 antelope were bottlenecked near the Sweetwater Solar facility west of Green River over the weekend as they attempted to migrate to winter ranges. The antelope were forced onto Wyo....

 

Marguerite Santa returns to RS museum Monday

The iconic red suit is a giveaway for who it is, but it isn't often people see the big man sitting at an organ. The Marguerite Santa returned to the Rock Springs Historical Museum Monday for the...

 

Commissioner disagrees with RMP plan

A Sweetwater County commissioner wasn’t afraid to publicly voice his displeasure about Rocky Mountain Power’s plan to retire two units at the Jim Bridger Power Plant. During the commissioners...

 

Setzer pleads not guilty

Bradley Setzer pleaded not guilty to charges filed against him during an arraignment Monday afternoon in the Third District Court of Judge Richard Lavery. Setzer is charged with felony first-degree...

 

Commission investigates RMP plan

The Wyoming Public Service Commission recently launched an investigation into Rocky Mountain Power’s Integrated Resource Plan. The plan’s preferred portfolio, filed with the commission Oct. 18, in...

 

Sweetwater Medics to increase rates

In an effort to provide more sustainable business, Sweetwater Medics ambulance service is going to raise its rates. During the Sweetwater County Commission meeting Tuesday morning, Sweetwater Medics d...

 

RS airport funding request not favored

An airport funding request to renovate its west hanger for a client arriving in 2020 didn’t go over well at a commissioners’ meeting. During a recent Sweetwater County commissioners meeting,...

 

Motor coach rally to visit RS in 2020

Years of persistence has allowed the Sweetwater Events Complex the opportunity to host the 2020 Newmar Kountry Klub International Rally. “I have been actively recruiting them for about four...

 

Third District Court Judge puts gavel down

For the last time, Judge Nena James pounded the gavel to adjourn the Third District Court of Sweetwater County. After 18 years as Third District Court Judge, James knew it was time to retire and end...

 

Over $151 million in requests made

As the sixth-penny special purpose tax requests start to pour in, the Sweetwater County commissioners will need to start prioritizing the projects. Sweetwater County cities and towns presented their...

 

Developer interest shines on 2nd solar farm proposal

A second solar farm might join the Sweetwater Solar facility off of Highway 372 if plans come to fruition. The second facility, referred to as the Raven Solar project, would be placed at the...

 

Hospital seeks $19.5 million in tax funding

Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County representatives are asking for $19.5 million of the sixth-penny tax funding. The request was divided up into three projects, which can be done separately or all...

 

Program aims to help with those suffering from addiction

For many, drug addiction is an illness that can be a struggle and can involve social, legal and health problems that can follow them throughout their lives. For the past 15 years, Treatment Court of...

 

Detention center inmate dies

The Sweetwater County Detention Center inmate who died at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County after deputies discovered him unresponsive and experiencing an apparent medical emergency in his cell. According to the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s...

 

First Bridger unit retirement set for 2023

The retirement for the first unit at Jim Bridger Power Plant will take place in 2023, according to a presentation released by Rocky Mountain Power last week. The presentation was given at a meeting...

 

New Third District Court Judge appointed

The Third District Court will have a new judge when Judge Nena James retires in October. According to a press release, Governor Mark Gordon appointed Suzannah Robinson to be the District Court Judge...

 

Events Complex director would like $24 million

The Sweetwater County Events Complex needs improvements and would like sixth-penny projects sales tax to pay for the estimated $24 million is would cost to complete them. Events Complex Director Larry...

 

County to acquire funding for two buildings near RS

The Sweetwater County commissioners decided to take out a $10-million loan to help pay for the construction of two new facilities, which will be located near the detention center. At an August...

 

Board approves truck stop

Despite a signed petition with about 60 signatures and a few residents voicing opposition to Love’s Truck Stop locating in Jamestown, the Sweetwater County commissioners approved a request for the...

 

Comments split on truck stop at planning, zoning meeting

While almost every written comment submitted to the Sweetwater County Planning and Zoning Commission was against placement of a Love's Travel Stop near Jamestown, people commenting at their meeting...

 

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