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 By Staff Report    People    August 5, 2020 

GRHS student recently named Distinguished Young Woman

Emmalee Skinner was named Distinguished Young Woman of Wyoming at the conclusion of a statewide scholarship program Saturday. Skinner was awarded $3,600 in cash scholarships and will represent the...

 

GRHS grad honored for volunteerism

Green River High School graduate Angela Cable was recently selected as the Rock Springs Main Street/Urban Renewal Agency’s volunteer of the month in July. She has been living in Downtown Rock Springs for 15 years and has been planting flowers in th...

 

Summer reading program ends Saturday

The Sweetwater County Library System’s Imagine Your Story Summer Reading Challenge wraps up on Aug. 8. The library is encouraging patrons to log all of their reading minutes by then to be eligible for the end of summer prize drawings. “If you...

 
 By Shay Mahana    People    July 29, 2020

Community garden helps apartments

The Rock Butte Apartments community garden is in bloom with the summer season. Roughly a year and a half ago, the Rock Butte Apartments' residents and volunteers worked to build a garden on the proper...

 

Journal accepts oncologist's manuscript

A manuscript by Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County’s Dr. Banu Symington and several of her colleagues recently was accepted and published online by the Journal of Clinical Oncology. The manuscript, “Hepatitis B Virus Screen and Management...

 

MHSC agrees nasopharyngeal swabbing is most effective

There are a variety of tests available associated with COVID-19. “The first step is simple. If you have questions about the novel coronavirus, talk to your provider,” Deb Sutton, Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County spokeswoman, said. “It...

 

Courthouse exhibit expands

The Sweetwater County Historical Museum recently completed an enhanced exhibit at the County Courthouse in Green River entitled “Mapping Our History: Surveying & Engineering in Sweetwater County.” The new exhibit is an expanded version of a...

 

Memorial hospital awarded SLIB grant

Wyoming’s State, Loan and Investment Board awarded Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County about $1.2 million in Coronavirus Relief Grants. The board met Thursday to discuss grant applications. Sweetwater Memorial received full funding for the...

 

Civilian firearms training courses scheduled

Despite a tumultuous beginning to the year, the Sweetwater County Sheriff”s Office firearms training staff still plans to host its abbreviated 2020 civilian firearms training schedule. The scheduled classes are as follows: July 25, Sept. 19 Each...

 
 By Staff Report    People    July 15, 2020

Main Street Farmers Market returns

The coronavirus pandemic hasn't halted the Green River Farmers Market. The market started last week and will continue each Wednesday from 4-7 p.m., through Sept. 9. Jennie Melvin, the city's Main...

 

Childbirth during a pandemic is safe

Giving birth during the novel coronavirus pandemic can be a scary thought. The providers and staff at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County’s Labor and Delivery Department understand those fears. “We realize this is a very scary time to have a...

 

Sweetwater County birth announcements

Everly Jean Hefner Jon and Ronda Hefner of Rock Springs are announcing the birth of their daughter, Everly Jean Hefner. She was born June 28, 2020 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. Jacob Hayden Trefethen Michael and Sarah Trefethen of Green...

 

Farmer's market returns to Rock Springs

The Main Street Market, a farmer’s market located in Downtown Rock Springs, is scheduled to begin Thursday. The market will take place every Thursday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., through Sept. 10 on South Main Street. Locals and visitors can check out...

 

RS agency names volunteer of the month for June

Sometimes, it does not take an elaborate plan for people to come to the rescue in Downtown Rock Springs. A quick decision led Anne Parady to becoming the Rock Springs Main Street/Urban Renewal...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    People    July 8, 2020

A return home

Dana Sykes hadn't seen her husband since his fall April 19. Chuck said he was feeling dizzy before he "locked up like a tree" and fell down the stairs in the Sykes' residence, hitting his head...

 

Art class announced

The Community Fine Arts Center will be changing exhibits late July welcoming Arizona artist Katie Woods. Woods is sharing her gourd art for the first time in Wyoming and is excited to teach her method of painting on this natural “canvas....

 

Events complex evaluating its rental fees

The Sweetwater Events Complex board and staff will be reevaluating rental fees and the services provided due to the impact of COVID-19 and their current operating budget. Larry Lloyd, Executive Director explained, “The impact from COVID-19...

 

Western announces commencement parade Saturday

Western Wyoming Community College will host its first Virtual Commencement Ceremony at 1 p.m. Saturday. Immediately following the ceremony, students, families and community members are invited to cheer on the graduates in the Mustang Stampede...

 
 By Shay Mahana    People    June 17, 2020

Sweetwater county museum reopens

The Sweetwater County Museum has reopened to visitors, opening its doors to the public Monday. The museum opened under its regular summer hours Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Museum Director Brie Blasi and her staff worked to...

 

Former resident receives prestigious award

Former Green River resident Christopher Kelsey recently received the prestigious Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award from Duke University. This award, presented annually by several southern universities, was established in 1890 and honors individuals who...

 

Events complex announces county fair schedule

The 2020 Sweetwater and Daggett County Fair will run July 27 through August 1 and will focus on youth 4-H and FFA. Sweetwater Events Complex staff have been working with the Sweetwater County 4-H educator and Green River FFA teacher to finalize the...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    People    June 10, 2020

Senior center reopens

After being closed for more than two months, Golden Hour Senior Center recently reopened to host limited activities for the city's senior population. "It felt like the world opened back up," Eva...

 

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