Rock Springs

Report: Embassy Tavern shooter shot himself before law enforcement could make arrest   ROCK SPRINGS (WNE) — In the early hours on Friday, June 24, a manhunt was conducted in the north area of Rock Springs for Green River resident Douglas Wolf, 51, the suspect of a double homicide that occurred...
ROCK SPRINGS (WNE) —  Jim McCollum, father of fallen marine Rylee McCollum has been announced as the first grand marshal of Rock Springs’ Liberty Parade.  The inaugural parade is set for Monday, July 4, 2022.  Rylee McCollum was one of the 13 U.S. service members killed in Kabul, Afghanistan, in...
ROCK SPRINGS (WNE) — A group of Rock Springs residents stood on the corner of Dewar Drive and Gateway Boulevard on Saturday, protesting gun violence in wake of the recent mass shootings in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas.  On May 14, 2022, ten people were killed in a Buffalo supermarket and...

Superior resident Cindy Elg has been putting pieces together with various bits of rock and arrowhead chips to create one-of-a-kind gifts and home decor. The artist participates in many artists and makers markets throughout the state.  Photo by Trina Brittain, Rocket Miner.

ROCK SPRINGS — During the prehistoric cultural age, which was about three million years ago, people used sharpened bone, flintknapped stones, flakes, chips and bits of rock as weapons and tools.  A Sweetwater County artist has chosen these items to design jewelry, wall décor and other creations. ...
CASPER — A few years ago, Mark Pedri and Carrie McCarthy visited Rock Springs to spend Thanksgiving with Pedri’s family. They stayed in his late grandpa’s redbrick, split-level house.  Curious time capsules awaited the couple: a first-generation iMac computer, still working. An old knife shoved...

Knights of Columbus No. 2441, Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Inside Connection, Rock Springs Evangelical Free Church, Restoration Ministries, Sweetwater County Right to Life and Wyoming Right to Life each had a part in this year’s March for Life.  Photo by Tyler Johnson, Rocket Miner. 

ROCK SPRINGS — On the last Saturday of March, residents of Sweetwater County marched the streets in support of pro-life views and to raise awareness to local organizations that provide alternative solutions.  March for Life is an annual pro-life event that usually takes place in January.  The...
JACKSON —In a world of rapid sharing online, the Wyoming Legislature is considering a bill that may protect those charged with a crime from the harsh court of public opinion. State lawmakers heard testimony Monday on a proposed law that would prohibit the release of mug shots unless the person was...
Hero passerby rescues family from fire   ROCK SPRINGS (WNE) — A passerby is being lauded as a hero for rescuing a local family after their Jamestown home erupted into flames early Tuesday morning.  A 34-year-old mother and her four young children, ages 12, 8, 6 and 4, were asleep in their house on...
FROM WYOFILE:    Staff turnover, recruitment challenges hit state’s environmental agency   By Dustin Bleizeffer, wyofile.com   Wyoming’s Department of Environmental Quality, which oversees the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act and many other environmental laws that guide mining, landfills, refineries...
TerraPower chooses Kemmerer for nuclear reactor   By Hannah Black Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange   CHEYENNE — TerraPower, Bill Gates’ nuclear power company, announced Tuesday that it has chosen Kemmerer as its preferred site for a planned nuclear reactor.  The project, announced in...

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