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MHSC doctor advocates for cancer patients

Cancer physicians from across the country recently participated in the 2020 ASCO Advocacy Summit. Dr. Banu Symington was among them. Symington is an oncologist/hematologist at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County’s Sweetwater Regional Cancer...

 

$25,000 grant will fund YWCA programs

The YWCA of Sweetwater County is pleased to announce the grant award of $25,000 from the Wyoming Community Foundations local Rock Springs Board. “We truly appreciate the Foundation and all of their hard work to build a better Wyoming. These funds...

 

Smoky skies impacts breathing in county

Wildfire smoke is making it difficult to breathe for many people in the Sweetwater County area. The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, Air Quality Division, and the Wyoming Department of Health issued an air quality alert for wildfire...

 

Looming cuts threaten senior services

Having already taken a 5% cut in funding from the county and the loss of a state-funded program, further cuts to Golden Hour Senior Center's budget may impact services and its operating hours. Jackie...

 

Hospital offers Nitrous Oxide for labor pains

Laboring mothers now have the option of using nitrous oxide to ease pain and anxiety when giving birth at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County’s Labor and Delivery Unit. “We are proud to be one of only three hospitals in Wyoming to offer this...

 

Late courses available at Western

Western Wyoming Community College has late start courses available to students who missed the August 26 deadline, but still wish to make progress in their studies. Western is an award-winning institution and the Online Learning Program was rated...

 

Senior center hosts fundraiser to continue services

With the recent news that Wyoming will be eliminating funding for programs that serve seniors citizens, Golden Hour Senior Center needs the community’s help. The funding is being eliminated due to the first round of budget cuts caused by the novel...

 

Scavenger hunt for health set

No one wants to be the person who says “if only.” “If only I had scheduled an annual mammogram. If only I had used sunscreen. If only I had taken better care of myself.” If hindsight truly is 20/20, let 2020 be the year to create a clear visi...

 

CFAC seeks quilts

The White Mountain Library is calling all quilters to display their creative quilting projects. Quilters are invited to enter up to three quilted pieces each. Pieces can be anything from Wall Hangings to clothing and table runners. Pieces must be...

 
 By David Martin    People    August 26, 2020

Staff sheds light on 1919 murder case

New information regarding a century-old murder discovered by staff at the Sweetwater County Historical Museum is shedding light on the acts leading to that murder. According to a Wyohistory.org...

 
 By Shay Mahana    People    August 26, 2020

Green River Main Street to host street fair in Sept.

Green River Main Street will host a street fair Sept. 12. Many other organizations joined together in order to host the event, including the Green River Development Fund and local businesses. The street fair will feature many different types of...

 

County concert association hosts Wendy Woo

The Sweetwater County Concert Association is presenting Wendy Woo as their next featured artist. Woo’s concert will be an extra performance outside of the concert series presented by the association for the season. Woo is a Colorado artist who has...

 

Hospital receives three awards

Working collaboratively and providing opportunities for nurses to advance are just a few of the areas in which Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County excels. The Southwest Region of the 2020 Wyoming Nurses Association recently awarded Sweetwater Memo...

 
 By Shay Mahana    People    August 19, 2020

A day with the market vendors

Every week throughout the summer, residents driving along Uinta Drive will see a collection trailers and popup shops, as well as a large group of customers, gathered on Roosevelt Drive. The Green...

 

Hospital receives SLIB funding

Wyoming’s State Loan and Investment Board awarded Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County nearly $4.5 million in Coronavirus Relief Grants. The board met Thursday, Aug. 6 to discuss and award grant applications. CEO Irene Richardson said the...

 
 By David Martin    People    August 12, 2020

City resident earns goat titles

Zackery Mikesell herded up a few impressive titles while showing his goat at the Sweetwater County Fair. Mikesell earned Senior Grand Champion Showmanship, Grand Champion Meat Market and Grand Champio...

 
 By Staff Report    People    August 12, 2020

County library hosts art exhibit

Nine local artists will have their work on display at the Sweetwater County Library. The artwork will remain shown along the library walls until the end of September. The Art Chat Invitational Exhibit features artists that have been involved in the...

 
 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...

 

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