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Article commemorates statesman with county ties

A new article on WyoHistory.org pays tribute to a Wyoming pioneer and statesman for whom several prominent Sweetwater County landmarks are named, the Sweetwater County Historical Museum said on Saturday. In 1873, brothers William A. Richards and...

 

Dial-a-Story now offered by library

Have you ever wished you can have a story read to you at any time? Now you can, thanks to the new Dial-A-Story service provided by the Sweetwater County Library System. "People have been having a...

 

First baby of 2021 born

Sweetwater County's first baby of the new year put as much distance as possible between him and 2020. Eamonn Leo Moore was born at 11:15 p.m. Jan. 3, 2021, to Brittany and Camden Moore of Rock...

 

Lottery scam reported in Wyo.

Home Depot Email Scam Alert: A Laramie citizen received an email saying “You have been selected for a reward from Home Depot!” The email was from cityau@darwin.nt.gov.au spoofed as “Last Reminder” and the subject line was “Home Depot’s...

 

Photographers' work sought

Local photographers have an opportunity to display their creative work at the Sweetwater County Library in Green River. The Sweetwater Photo Open is an annual event hosted by the Sweetwater County...

 

CFAC hosts Lebanese-born artist's work through January

A new exhibit, "Realm of the Mystic," opened at the Community Fine Arts Center Tuesday featuring the work of Marwan Nahle, a combination of paintings and mixed media works he calls "recycled art." Mar...

 
 By Dick Blust    People    December 23, 2020

A historic Christmas Eve at the Emery House in 1901

By DICK BLUST Sweetwater County Historical Museum While searching through its photo archives recently, the staff at the Sweetwater County Historical Museum in Green River came across a unique holiday...

 

Student's artwork to be displayed in Rock Springs

Western Wyoming Community College art student, Mae Sota, had her artwork was chosen to be wrapped on an electrical box in Bunning Park, in Downtown Rock Springs. Western is proud of students who are able to give back to their community. The Rock...

 

3 bridges across Green River

After the publication of its article about the turn-of-the-century Wagon Bridge in Green River the Sweetwater County Historical Museum received a number of inquiries about other historical bridges...

 

Firearms research reported

Research requests made last week to the Sweetwater County Historical Museum’s new Vintage Firearms Research program reaffirmed a fact about the history of early 20th century firearms in the west - the widespread use of .22 rimfire pump-action...

 

Genesis Alkali employees pledge to United Way

The United Way received a pledge of $56,506 from United Steel Workers Local 13214 and employees at Genesis Alkali. The pledge was made through the United Way of Southwest Wyoming's workplace campaign...

 

Spring registration open at Western

Many of Western Wyoming Community College’s students transfer to the University of Wyoming (UW) or other four-year institutions after graduation. For the past five years, Western has had a “two-plus-two” transfer agreement with academic...

 

Nativity scene planned for Dec. 19

One of Green River's newer traditions, a performance of Handel's "Messiah" and a Christmas Carol sing-a-long won't be taking place this year, but organizers have other plans in place to celebrate the...

 

County employee retires after 38 years

A 38-year employee of Sweetwater County's land use department will be retiring at the end of the year. Mark Kot, the county's public lands planner, said he has enjoyed working in various roles at the...

 

New Stake President for GR

The Green River Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was sustained Nov. 8. The calling of Stake President was extended to Michael Earl Nelson II, who succeeds David W. Young....

 
 By Dick Blust    People    December 2, 2020

Green River's wagon bridge

Built in 1896, the Wagon Bridge in Green River was the only non-railway span across the entire 730-mile length of that waterway until 1910. The Overland Stage Route, established in 1862, crossed the G...

 

New business education series launches in 2021

A coalition between the Sweetwater Economic Development Coalition, Western Wyoming Community College and the Beech Creative Group will provide a free virtual business education series for county businesses starting in January. The educational...

 

Western uses CARES Act money for tech

Western Wyoming Community College was able to use CARES funding for educational advancement and to help faculty accommodate students both in and out of the classroom. The coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on the world, and Western is proud of...

 

Golden Hour cautiously adds events

Some of the days on Golden Hour Senior Center's calendar of events look as busy as they did before the coronavirus pandemic started. On Tuesday, the center's calendar showed events for open pool, line...

 

Holiday exhibit on display at RS museum

The Rock Springs Historical Museum is pleased to announce it will be offering a special holiday-themed display for the month November. In light of the need for social distancing Museum staff and volunteers have created a display that could be...

 

Students of the month named at high school

Shay Allen and Braden Sassman were named Expedition Academy's students of the month for October. The school recognizes one male and one female student each month for their hard work and dedication to...

 

Food drive set for Saturday

The Boy Scouts will be conducting their annual food drive this week. Bags in Green River have already been distributed through local churches, though residents who did not receive a bag can participate as well. Residents can take their bag food...

 

Library hosts picture book month

November is Picture Book Month, a month celebrate and recognize the importance picture books have in developing reading skills. The Sweetwater County Library System is celebrating Picture Book Month with a month-long reading challenge. “Picture...

 

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