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 People    July 8, 2020 

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...

 
 People    July 8, 2020 

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...

 

Couple to celebrate 60th anniversary

Lenord and Kay Hansen of Mesa Ariz., formerly of Green River, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary June 18. The family will plan a reunion/get together when this virus allows. Lenord Hansen...

 

Hospital foundation gives $394K donation for new Hologic mammography unit

Memorial Hospital Foundation has generously donated $394,000 to Memorial Hospital to purchase a Hologic 3D Dimension state-of-the-art mammography unit. The purchase was approved in February and the staff at MHSC have been working diligently to get...

 

Mansface Mountain Music Festival cancelled

The Mansface Mountain Music Festival organized by the Muley Fanatic Foundation that was scheduled for July 17 and 18 on historic Expedition Island in Green River has been cancelled due to concerns over COVID-19 and the on-going restrictions on...

 

Outstanding graduate selected at Western

Western Wyoming Community College has announced the Outstanding Graduate and Innovative Educator of the Year awards for 2019-2020. Western’s Outstanding Graduate is selected by a committee that includes administrators, professionals, faculty, and...

 

Western selects new vice president

Western Wyoming Community College has appointed Clifford Wittstruck to the position of vice president for student learning, effective June 15. The Professional Standards Board reviewed 30 highly...

 

3 awarded memorial scholarship

Three Green River High School graduates recently received industrial arts scholarships named for Maicy Braden, a student who died in an automobile crash in 2016. This year, the $500 memorial...

 

Cancer center physician's manuscript published in prestigious medical journal

A manuscript by Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County’s Dr. Banu Symington will be published Thursday in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. The manuscript, “When Less IS More or Acknowledging the Value of Tincture of Time,” will be published...

 

Western receives commencement variance

Western Wyoming Community College has received approval from local and state health officials for its first variance to allow students to complete their spring labs and hands-on curriculum in-person. Additionally, the College’s Commencement...

 

Museum hosts beaver-naming contest

For many, many years, a stuffed beaver has graced the gallery of the Sweetwater County Historical Museum in Green River, greeting all visitors, especially children. But he (or she) has no name, and...

 

Department of Workforce Services adds call center agents for unemployment claims

The Department of Workforce Services is contracting with 30 additional call center agents in order to reduce the hold times and process the unprecedented number of Unemployment Insurance claims the agency has been receiving. The phone number to...

 

Library offers curbside service to residents

The Sweetwater County Library System will begin offering curbside services at its three main branches starting Wednesday, May 20. In order to pick up materials through this service, library patrons will be asked to place holds on their library cards...

 

Church donates to servers, school district

The Foundation of the Episcopal Diocese of Wyoming recently granted each congregation in the state $10,000 to distribute in their towns for COVID-19 relief projects. St. John’s Episcopal Church determined to spend the funds on several projects....

 

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