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Hunters find body in SUV that had been there for about a month

The Montana Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash after a group of hunters stumbled on a body inside a wrecked SUV near Glasgow on Thursday.

October 30, 2014 10:49 pmLoading…

Subsidy for SkyWest in Sweetwater County approved

GREEN RIVER, Wyo. — Rock Springs and Sweetwater County will continue to have air service to Salt Lake City for at least another year.

September 18, 2014 1:52 pmLoading…

Wyoming woman killed in Adirondacks plane crash

NORTH ELBA, N.Y. — Authorities have identified the three victims in a single-engine plane crash in the Adirondacks as a West Virginia man, his 24-year-old daughter and a 25-year-old Michigan man.

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2 female moose wander into Rock Springs

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. — Two moose have wandered into Rock Springs this week, and wildlife managers had to tranquilize one of them to get it out of the city.

July 16, 2014 1:40 pmLoading…

Pigeon triggers blackout, knocks out newspaper

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. — Utility officials say a pigeon set off a chain reaction that cut off electrical power to some Rock Springs customers and kept the Rock Springs Rocket-Miner from printing Tuesday's edition.

July 09, 2014 3:30 pmLoading…

Rock Springs man faces 31 counts of sexual abuse allegations

CASPER, Wyo. — Rock Springs police are continuing to investigate a man who faces more than 30 counts of sexual abuse allegations, with offenses dating to 1983, authorities said Monday.

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Jim Bridger Power Plant to cut nitrogen oxide

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. — The Jim Bridger Power Plant in Sweetwater County is installing up to $280 million in pollution-control equipment that will reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by 12 percent.

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3 held for fighting with cop at basketball tourney

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. — Three people from Rock Springs are accused of fighting with a police officer after allegedly cursing and gesturing at players at youth basketball tournament.

April 01, 2014 10:54 amLoading…
Fight at girls' grade-school basketball game leads to 3 felony arrests

Fight at girls' grade-school basketball game leads to 3 felony arrests

Three Rock Springs residents started Friday night by watching grade-school girls’ basketball.

April 01, 2014 8:00 am Photos


Rudy Gunter

Rudy Gunter

Rudy Gunter jokes with Green River cheerleaders and wrestlers after the Wolves took the conference championship in the WHSAA Class 4A West Regional Wrestling Tournament last Saturday at Natrona County High School in Casper, Wyo. Gunter, a former art teacher and basketball coach at Green Rive…

February 28, 2014 6:05 pm

Rock Springs, Gillette fight to keep subsidized daily flights to Salt Lake City

CASPER, Wyo. — Sweetwater County commissioners have applied for a state grant to help subsidize daily flights to Salt Lake City from the Rock Springs Sweetwater County Airport, and Gillette officials say they’ll negotiate a new contract for daily flights to the nearby hub.

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Deputies find oil field explosive gun in Rock Springs

Deputies find oil field explosive gun in Rock Springs

Sweetwater County investigators continue to probe how an oil field explosive gun ended up in a Rock Springs gutter earlier this month.

April 12, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…

Cowboy State hosts the best, from high school to college to professional

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. — Larry Lloyd has a map.

July 22, 2012 5:49 pmLoading…

Judge sends Rock Springs man to prison for sex with teen

CASPER, Wyo. -- A 25-year-old man who pleaded guilty in March to having sex with a 13-year-old girl was sentenced Thursday to three to five years in state prison.

May 24, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Postal Service shutters some Wyoming processing centers

LANDER, Wyo. — If you live in the Wheatland, Rock Springs or Rawlins area, your local mail is going to take a little longer to arrive.

February 23, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Wyoming military mom supports troops with care packages

CASPER, Wyo. -- Donna Stewart was standing in the checkout line at Walmart in Rock Springs with $685 worth of shaving cream, shampoo, razor blades, canned food and snacks.

February 19, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Feds: Virginia woman sent images to Rock Springs man; both arrested

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Federal agents arrested a Virginia woman earlier this week after she allegedly sent photos of herself molesting a 3-month-old child to a Rock Springs man, according to the U.S. attorney’s office in Cheyenne.

January 27, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…
'Five years is too long': Tree Street residents, state enter mediation

'Five years is too long': Tree Street residents, state enter mediation

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The state of Wyoming has tabbed former Gov. Mike Sullivan to mediate compensation claims for residents of Rock Springs’ “Tree Street” neighborhood, who say a controversial 2007 state-run mine subsidence project wrecked their homes.

January 22, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…
Tree Street neighborhood resident Becky Kelley

Tree Street neighborhood resident Becky Kelley

Tree Street neighborhood resident Becky Kelley kneels where the ground is giving way under the sidewalk in Rock Springs in this September photo. The sidewalk, near the original entrance to an abandoned coal mine, has washed out and been repaired five times. The state is negotiating settlemen…

January 21, 2012 10:37 pmLoading…

Authorities probe Wyoming man's mysterious death

CASPER, Wyo. -- The Sweetwater County Sheriff's Department is investigating the death of a Rock Springs man whose body was found near Blue Rim Road north of Green River hours after a crash, according to a media release.

January 03, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

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