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 By DAVID MARTIN    County    July 8, 2020 

Commissioners debate masks

Responding to a recent increase in COVID-19 infections, the Sweetwater County commissioners debated a resolution mandating people visiting county buildings to wear masks while inside, ultimately...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    County    July 8, 2020 

Historic warplanes visit county airport

Residents of Green River and Rock Springs were treated to an unusual sight in the skies Monday morning. Two World War II warbirds flew through the skies on their approach to the Southwest Wyoming Regi...

 
 County    July 8, 2020 

MHSC trustee reappointed

Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County Board of Trustees President Taylor Jones was reappointed to the board Tuesday, July 7. Sweetwater County Commissioners voted to reappoint Jones, who has served on the board since July 1, 2016. The appointment...

 
 County    July 8, 2020 

Library system schedules summer events

While summer may look a little different this year for the Sweetwater County Library System, the libraries are still working to provide fun activities for children. “We are offering Grab-and-Go activity bags, a summer reading challenge, online...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    County    July 1, 2020

Busy fire weekend expected

The upcoming holiday weekend is anticipated to be a busy one for firefighters. The Fourth of July holiday falls on a Saturday this year and Sweetwater County Fire Warden Mike Bournazian expects...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    County    July 1, 2020

Confusion over isolation, quarantine addressed

Confusion about the difference in quarantine and isolation orders prompted the Sweetwater County District Board of Health to help residents understand the difference and importance of both orders, as...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    County    July 1, 2020

Public health orders extended to July 15

As COVID-19 cases have spiked within Wyoming and Sweetwater County, with total 78 confirmed cases as of Monday morning and 42 recorded recoveries since the start of the pandemic, Gov. Mark Gordon is...

 
 By Staff Report    County    July 1, 2020

Shooting death under investigation

The shooting death of an unidentified woman is under investigation by the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office. The office issued a statement saying the incident occurred Monday evening at a residence off of Steamboat Drive in the Clearview Acres...

 

Rabid bat found in RS

ROCK SPRINGS (Wyoming News Exchange) — A bat found in a backyard near Pilot Butte Avenue in Rock Springs has tested positive for rabies. On June 14, Rock Springs Animal Control responded to the 1000 block of Pilot Butte Avenue for a report of a...

 
 By Shay Mahana    County    June 24, 2020

Southwest Counseling receives grant

Southwest Counseling Services recently received a $486,458 grant to combat substance abuse and suicide. During the Sweetwater County commissioners meeting last week, Laura Schmid-Pizzato, a representative of SCS, announced they intend to use the gran...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    County    June 24, 2020

Interest in Red Desert parcels heats up

There's a sudden interest in buying land found in the Red Desert, as evidenced by an increasing number of calls to the Sweetwater County Land Use Department. "We get quite a few calls," Stephanie...

 

New visitors center opening

Sweetwater Country Travel and Tourism will open its new visitor center at 1641 Elk Street in Rock Springs July 1. The center will host a grand opening celebration, scheduled from 4-6 p.m. The new center will serve as a hub to provide information on...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    County    June 17, 2020

Layoffs announced at Genesis

A company-wide internal memo issued Monday at Genesis Alkali announced the company intends to layoff an unspecified number of employees, both hourly and salary. A plan is expected to be finalized by t...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    County    June 17, 2020

County mulls selling buildings

The Sweetwater County commissioners might be putting some real estate on the market soon. During a discussion Tuesday, Commissioner Wally Johnson said he doesn’t believe they would sell for a premiu...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    County    June 17, 2020

Train derails, explodes near RS

An investigation into the cause of the Saturday derailment east of Rock Springs is ongoing according to a representative of the Union Pacific Railroad. At 2:54 p.m., a UP train derailed 39 cars four m...

 
 By Staff Report    County    June 17, 2020

County events complex will host 2022 motor coach rally

While event cancellations may have the Sweetwater Events Complex struggling during the global pandemic, its future is bright after an announcement made last week. The events complex announced it will host the Newmar Kountry Klub International Rally...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    County    June 17, 2020

Supreme court upholds murder conviction

The murder conviction of a Utah man who killed a woman in Rock Springs was upheld by the Wyoming Supreme Court last week. Bradley Fairbourn was found guilty of one count of first-degree murder and...

 
 By Staff Report    County    June 17, 2020

Crank seeks re-election in House District 18

Republican Tom Crank is seeking re-election to the Wyoming House of Representatives in House District 18. Crank has served four years in the Wyoming House and has previously served six years as a...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    County    June 10, 2020

The Staycationer's Guide: Driving the wild horse loop

Flaming Gorge Days is cancelled. Mansface Mountain Music Festival is cancelled. Sweetwater County Fair, with the exception of 4-H and FFA events, is also cancelled. It's understandable that people...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    County    June 10, 2020

Attempt at 2020 rodeo made

Weeks after announcing it would limit the Sweetwater County Fair to 4-H and FFA events and the cancellation of the Red Desert Roundup Rodeo, the Sweetwater County Events Complex announced it was...

 

Woman pleads guilty to using dispatch funds for own use

ROCK SPRINGS (Wyoming News Exchange) — Laura Etienne pleaded guilty Thursday morning to using funds from the Sweetwater County Combined Communications Dispatch Center to buy nearly $3,000 worth of personal items between 2016 and 2018. She and her h...

 
 By Staff Report    County    June 10, 2020

More polling places added

The Sweetwater County Clerk’s Office is adding two more polling places to address concerns about voting in the county’s outlaying communities. One polling location will be added in Farson while the other will be added in Wamsutter. Initially,...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    County    June 3, 2020

Democrats show up in last filing week

The number of Democrats filing for both state offices and the Sweetwater County commissioner race jumped significantly in the final days of election filing, leading to a primary contest for Democrats...

 

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