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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 county trying to find illegal dumpers

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. — Sweetwater County commissioners are asking Sheriff Rich Haskell to crack down on illegal dumping. They are also planning to offer rewards for those who turn in offenders.

May 22, 2014 10:40 amLoading…

Father, son die from carbon monoxide in ice fishing hut at Flaming Gorge

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. — Carbon monoxide poisoning is being blamed in the deaths of a Utah father and son who were camping in an ice fishing hut at Flaming Gorge Reservoir in southwest Wyoming.

February 19, 2014 1:08 pmLoading…

New Sweetwater County center will improve health care access

CASPER, Wyo. — A new community health center planned for Rock Springs will give low-income patients more access to medical care, its CEO said Thursday.

November 15, 2013 7:34 amLoading…

Wyoming escapee still at large

CASPER, Wyo. — Three recent sightings of Wyoming fugitive Kenneth James Ward have proved fruitless for authorities in the state this week.

September 12, 2013 7:30 amLoading…

Sweetwater County OKs tough new wind farm rules

CASPER, Wyo. — The wind energy industry has 43 pages of new rules to follow if it wants approval to operate in Sweetwater County — perhaps the most comprehensive guidelines in Wyoming.

August 08, 2013 7:44 pmLoading…

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.

June 01, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Sweetwater County extends wind farm moratorium

CASPER, Wyo. — A Wyoming county extended its moratorium on new wind farms Tuesday, lengthening a hold that has lasted more than a year.

May 07, 2013 10:30 pmLoading…

Wyoming goes slow on leasing 'potentially massive and lucrative' lithium find

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The state of Wyoming has already received four lithium lease applications after news of a major lithium find in Sweetwater County.

May 07, 2013 10:30 pmLoading…
Flights to Salt Lake City, Denver hang in balance for Gillette, Rock Springs

Flights to Salt Lake City, Denver hang in balance for Gillette, Rock Springs

CASPER, Wyo. — Gillette, Rock Springs and Green River may lose daily flights to Salt Lake City and Denver unless local residents pay more to subsidize money-losing flights considered crucial to area economies.

March 26, 2013 10:35 pmLoading…

Sweetwater County hospital gets $3.1 million grant

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Memorial Hospital Foundation received a $3.1 million grant from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to be used toward the purchase of new cancer radiation equipment.

March 24, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Wyoming Supreme Court reversal: Man denied speedy trial

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A 6 ½-year delay in bringing a defendant to trial on felony child abuse charges was too long, the Wyoming Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

June 14, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…
Wild horses

Wild horses

Wild horses traverse the Red Desert area of central Sweetwater County in November 2008. The BLM and the Wyoming Honor Farm are holding a wild horse and burro adoption this weekend in Riverton.

May 17, 2012 12:30 pmLoading…

Sweetwater County halts wind farm applications

GREEN RIVER, Wyo. -- The Sweetwater County Commission has approved a temporary halt to applications for commercial wind farms.

February 14, 2012 9:10 amLoading…
BLM to expedite review of 3 Wyoming wind projects

BLM to expedite review of 3 Wyoming wind projects

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Three Wyoming wind farm projects have been included for the first time on a list of renewable energy projects that the federal government will expedite review of for approval.

December 08, 2011 12:49 pmLoading…

Sweetwater County warns of telephone scam

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. -- The Sweetwater County Sheriff's Office is warning people about a recent telephone scam in which the callers are seeking personal banking information.

October 14, 2011 10:40 amLoading…
Wyoming investigates Sweetwater County sheriff

Wyoming investigates Sweetwater County sheriff

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Wyoming state criminal investigators have begun probing expenditures by Sweetwater County's sheriff, including the possibility that he used state funds to hire family members, officials said Wednesday.

July 27, 2011 12:02 pm Photos



Wyoming House advances state economic investment bill

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Legislature passed a bill on Monday to allow the state to invest up to $600 million in rainy-day funds — six times the current cap — to promote economic development.

February 14, 2011 11:00 pmLoading…

Truckers' fight on I-80 leads to stabbing

GREEN RIVER, Wyo. — A highway confrontation among a group of truckers on a Wyoming interstate left one stabbed and another facing assault charges.

December 24, 2010 11:30 amLoading…
Wild horses

Wild horses

Wild horses traverse the Red Desert area of central Sweetwater County in November 2008. Federal officials are proposing to gather approximately 600 wild horses from the desert's Divide Basin Herd Management Area in the summer.

December 22, 2010 11:30 pmLoading…

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