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ROCK SPRINGS — The Boys and Girls Club of Sweetwater County recently completed a remodel project at its facility in Rock Springs. With the funding of Ciner Group, the club was able to complete a security upgrade to the entrance, electrical upgrades and cosmetic improvements to the building.

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LARAMIE — The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon the following students from Sweetwater County at the completion of the 2020 spring semester.

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ROCK SPRINGS — A manuscript by Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County’s Dr. Banu Symington and several of her colleagues recently was accepted and published online by the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

The manuscript, “Hepatitis B Virus Screen and Management for Patients with Cancer Prior to Therapy: ASCO Provisional Clinical Opinion Update,” was published online July 27, 2020, at https://ascopubs.org/journal/jco. Symington is one of 14 contributors to the piece.

The manuscript presents a clinically pragmatic approach to hepatitis B virus (HBV) screen and management, according to the authors. They agree all patients anticipating anticancer therapy should be tested for HBV using three separate tests. It further discusses risk assessment, therapy, monitoring, treatment guidance and consistent follow-up.

“It turns out that many people are at risk for reactivation of hepatitis B during chemotherapy, and they and their doctors did not know it,” Symington, a hematologist/oncologist and medical director at Sweetwater Regional Cancer Center said in a press release. “This hepatitis reactivation could have severe consequences, as it could be confused for metastatic disease or chemotherapy toxicity and, if untreated, could lead to death.

“It will be important in the future to get the word out to non-oncologists – such as gastroenterology, renal, lupus and blood specialists, who might be using chemo or biotherapy to treat non-cancerous conditions.”

Symington and two other physicians will be working on this topic for their next publication.

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SWEETWATER County — United Way of Southwest Wyoming and the local board for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program awarded funds to five Sweetwater County agencies to provide emergency food and shelter services. This funding includes Phase 37, which is allocated from the Emergency Food and S…

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The top finishers at the 2020 Sweetwater County Fair gather for a group photo along with the community sponsors and presenters of the prizes.

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ROCK SPRINGS -- The 2020 Sweetwater County Fair culminated with the traditional youth auction on Saturday. It was announced that 100 heads were up for bid.

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Families and friends take the time to do one more round of grooming before the annual youth auction at the 2020 Sweetwater County Fair.

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ROCK SPRINGS — The Sweetwater County Fair may have changed in 2020, but the dedication of local youth competing in 4-H events is still the same.

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CHICAGO (AP) — "Challenge accepted," they wrote — female Instagram users across the United States, flooding the photo-sharing app with black-and-white images. Together they formed a grid of millions of magazine-style captures of celebrities, spur-of-the-moment selfies and filtered snaps from…

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ROCK SPRINGS — Arizona artist Katie Woods is sharing her unique gourd art in Wyoming for the first time. The Community Fine Arts Center will open this exhibit on Saturday, Aug. 1, with a wide range of Woods’ artwork.

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SHERIDAN – More than 230 students were named to the Sheridan College honor rolls this semester, including Hunter Lefaivre from Rock Springs, who made the President’s Honor Roll. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some students must still complete in-person portions of their coursework. An additio…

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CHEYENNE — In an effort to offset the economic challenges brought on by the pandemic, the Wyoming Arts Council announced in April a $500 grant for individual artists based in Wyoming who lost income due to COVID-19.

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TEMPE, Ariz. – The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) announced its 2020 Division I Women’s scholar-athletes and All-Academic Teams on Monda. Five Cowgirls — Oleksandra Balaba, Mihaela Kaftanova, Ida Krause, Clara Mansart and Ana Royo — were honored as scholar-athletes.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — In a solemn display of bipartisan unity, congressional leaders praised the late Democratic Rep. John Lewis as a moral force for the nation on Monday in a Capitol Rotunda ceremony rich with symbolism and punctuated by the booming, recorded voice of the late civil rights icon.

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NEW YORK (AP) — She was one of Hollywood's most glamorous stars and determined off-screen fighters. No one was better suited than Olivia de Havilland to play the sainted Melanie Wilkes in "Gone With the Wind" or more tenacious about the right to appear in the films of her choosing.

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NEW YORK (AP) — So you've probably read a lot about "cancel culture." Or know about a new poll that shows a plurality of Americans disapproving of it. Or you may have heard about a letter in Harper's Magazine condemning censorship and intolerance.

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LONDON (AP) — Peter Green, the dexterous blues guitarist who led the first incarnation of Fleetwood Mac in a career shortened by psychedelic drugs and mental illness, has died at 73.

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ROCK SPRINGS – Aly Bond clutched a sign that said “Home is where the heart is and mine is finally home” as she awaited the return of her husband, Spc. Michael Bond with the Wyoming Army National Guard.

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ROCK SPRINGS — Wyoming’s State, Loan and Investment Board awarded Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County about $1.2 million in coronavirus relief grants.

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ROCK SPRINGS — The Rock Springs Main Street/Urban Renewal Agency and Community Fine Arts Center are looking for local artists for a fun, whimsical street art project, Downtown Creative Cover-Ups.

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GREEN RIVER — K-Motive Powersports will host its fifth annual Pilot Butte Poker Run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday. The poker run will begin and end at K-Motive Powersports, 4670 Highway 374 in Jamestown, west of Green River.

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ROCK SPRINGS — Artist Gwendolyn Quitberg has planted a garden with her paintings in an exhibit that will continue at the White Mountain Library through August. “This Ain’t Your Grandma’s Garden” consists of 20 floral images she painted during the spring.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is awarding the nation’s highest civilian honor to Jim Ryun, a former Kansas congressman who was the first high school runner to clock a mile in under 4 minutes.

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SWEETWATER COUNTY — The Sweetwater County Historical Museum recently completed an enhanced exhibit at the Sweetwater County Courthouse. The “Mapping Our History: Surveying and Engineering in Sweetwater County” exhibit is located in the hallway near the front entrance of the courthouse at 80 …