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 By David Martin    County    January 22, 2020 

Meeting for RMP plan set

The Wyoming Public Services Commission will host a public comment hearing in Rock Springs Jan. 29, continuing with its investigation into Rocky Mountain Power’s plan to retire two units at the Jim...

 

Program allows free searches

A recent update to software and services used by the Sweetwater County Clerk’s Office allows users to seek information without paying for it. The county recently upgraded its online database to the...

 

Dominion Energy vows to 'better protect' birds

After it fired an employee who saved ducks from oilfield ponds near Rock Springs, Dominion Energy said it will strive to “better protect” animals that run perilously afoul of its facilities. Dominion will work with wildlife officials to...

 

College to host Scottish Burns Night

From Western Wyoming Community College Western Wyoming Community College will host Scottish Burns Night on Jan. 25 from 2-4 p.m., in the Rock Springs campus atrium. Scottish Burns Night is a traditional birthday celebration of the Scottish poet and...

 
 By David Martin    County    January 8, 2020

New county chairman elected

The Sweetwater County Commissioners elected a new chairman for the group Tuesday morning, opting to give the role to Commissioner Randy Wendling. Commissioner Wally Johnson was the previous chairman...

 
 By David Martin    County    January 8, 2020

Charges upset realtors

Recent charges for use of the county’s iDoc records system has created escalating tensions between realtors and Sweetwater County, with one realtor having retained an attorney to represent her....

 

RS man fired for bird rescues

Dominion Energy fired an oilfield worker in Rock Springs after the employee saved an estimated 50 waterfowl from wastewater ponds. Adam Roich said he’s rescued about that many waterfowl in the last five years after they landed in tainted ponds at h...

 

Scientists blast inaction on sage grouse issues

In some 50 years of working as a sage grouse scientist, Clait Braun has seen it all. He’s witnessed the adoption of conservation plans, their subsequent dilution, the loss and degradation of sage grouse habitat, the waxing and waning of...

 

Truck stop, power plant were major county news in 2019

The year saw many new faces taking office within the county. New county commissioners, a new sheriff, a new county clerk, and county assessor took their oath of office at the beginning of the year....

 

Dispute arises from records request

A dispute over a portion of a public records request made by Sen. Tom James (R-Rock Springs) has led the senator to question a delay Superintendent Jillian Balow made this week. James requested a list...

 

Solar changes adopted

Changes to the county’s industrial solar permitting rules, which would force developers to seek comments from the trona industry and state agencies like the Wyoming Game and Fish Department were app...

 

Therapy can help ease pelvic floor dysfunction symptoms

Are you leaking urine? Do you have pelvic pain? Sarah Warren can help. Warren is a physical therapist who specializes in pelvic floor disorders at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. “I have been interested in pelvic floor rehabilitation for...

 

New pediatrician hired at MHSC

Sweetwater County has a new pediatrician. Dr. Lucy Ryan has joined the staff at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. She is a board-certified pediatrician with over 20 years of experience. At Sweetwater Memorial, she will not only serve as a...

 

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,...

 

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