Sweetwater County

GREEN RIVER (WNE) — The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office is disputing a claim by the Wyoming ACLU that the office is among the most egregious on civil rights violations of undocumented immigrants at the Sweetwater County Detention Center.  According to a media release from the sheriff’s office,...

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. ...
GREEN RIVER (WNE) — A 49-year-old Wamsutter resident will be spending the rest of his life in prison following a sentencing hearing where he plead guilty to 58 criminal charges. Russell Jay Byrne was sentenced Monday to a prison sentence of 74-100 years by Third Judicial District Court Judge...

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...
CASPER — Wyoming’s population is growing faster than the country’s.  The state’s population grew by 1,536 people between July of 2020 and 2021, according to data from the census bureau. That’s an increase of 0.3%, above the nationwide average of 0.1% in the same time period.  Data also shows more...
JACKSON —After months of threatening to sue, the ACLU of Wyoming has filed a federal lawsuit challenging Teton County’s 24/7 Sobriety Program, saying that court-ordered daily drug and alcohol tests violate the constitutional rights of people not yet convicted of a crime. Originally created by a...
PacifiCorp continues to run coal unit with federal approval in limbo   By Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile.com   PacifiCorp continues to operate unit 2 at the Jim Bridger coal-fired power plant despite running afoul of a federal regional haze permit — an infraction some believed would force a Jan. 1...
Gordon signs order to keep power plant open   By Nicole Pollack Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — Time’s up for unit 2 of the Jim Bridger Power Plant. After state and federal officials failed to establish updated pollution control standards for the unit ahead of its Dec. 31...
Oil prices may increase as Converse County rig count jumps to 10   By Cinthia Stimson Douglas Budget Via Wyoming News Exchange   DOUGLAS — Is $80-plus a barrel the new normal for oil prices in the country right now? How about $100 per barrel by mid-2022?  It’s hard to say with any certainty what...
Constitutionality of new sobriety law questioned   By Ryan Dorgan Jackson Hole News&Guide Via Wyoming News Exchange   JACKSON — A new program intended to promote public safety and reduce incarceration rates is coming under fire for potentially violating the constitutional rights of people...

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