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Photographers selected for library exhibit

Six local photographers are featured in the Photography Open Exhibit on display through the end of February at the Sweetwater County Library in Green River. Photographers included in this year’s Photography Open are Gary Mortensen, Marni Christense...

 
 By David Martin    People    January 20, 2021 

Residents placed on wildlife group

A new task force focused on Wyoming’s wildlife will feature a familiar face as part of the group. Josh Coursey, cofounder of the Muley Fanatic Foundation, was one of 18 people appointed to the task...

 

Tablets donated to area hospital

The Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County received a generous donation of six HD Fire Tablets, with screen protectors and cases, for patients to use to communicate with their families while in the...

 
 By Staff Report    People    January 20, 2021 

Newspaper earns Pacemaker honors during convention

The Green River Star received several Pacemaker accolades during the Wyoming Press Association’s annual convention over the weekend. The Star competes in the Large Weeklies category, which encompasses weekly newspapers with a circulation of more...

 

Museum livestream attracts many viewers

Seventy-five people took part in a recent Facebook livestreamed event created by the Sweetwater County Historical Museum in Green River. Amanda Benson, the museum’s curator, took questions across a broad range of topics, including the duties of a c...

 

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...

 

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