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ROCK SPRINGS — Janice Brown, the Rock Springs Historical Museum Exhibits Coordinator, Janice Brown, received the Excellence in Customer Service Award from the Rock Springs Chamber of Commerce at their Feb. 10 Monthly Connections Luncheon.

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GREEN RIVER -- Green River High School Principal Darren Howard announced Tuesday that he is stepping down as principal and will serve the district in a different capacity in the upcoming years.

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SWEETWATER COUNTY — Advertising efforts by the Sweetwater County Joint Travel and Tourism Board generated $5.4 million in 2019 visitor spending in the county, and the group has several ideas to keep the momentum going.

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ROCK SPRINGS — Come meet the March family and see Louisa May Alcott’s classic story come to life in “Little Women: The Broadway Musical,” opening at Western Wyoming Community College this Friday. You can see the show at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 28 and 29 and March 5, 6, and 7. There will also be a …

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ROCK SPRINGS — The fifth annual Western Wyoming Sportsman’s Expo will be at the Sweetwater Events Complex from Feb. 28 to March 1. The event is free and open to the public.

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ROCK SPRINGS — Are you ready to take the Jackalope Jump? The fundraiser to benefit Wyoming Special Olympics will sends individuals and teams into the Wataha pond near the White Mountain Golf Course on March 7.

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ROCK SPRINGS – While the Rock Springs City Council indicated it will largely comply with the funding cap set by the Sweetwater County Commission when it comes to proposed sixth cent tax projects, members indicated they may push for about $360,000 more.

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ROCK SPRINGS — “Sometimes when you dream, your dreams come true in extraordinary ways.”

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SWEETWATER COUNTY — Following a number of objections raised by real estate agents concerning new fees charged for viewing and printing needed records, county officials responded at Tuesday’s Sweetwater County Commission meeting.

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ROCK SPRINGS — School should be a safe place, but even here in Wyoming, too many students face threats and safety concerns. Safe2Tell Wyoming exists to deal with these situations before they turn into tragedies by connecting and working with the students themselves.

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ROCK SPRINGS — Personal health and wellness centers around good food, good health and good life. Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County’s 2020 Health & Wellness Fair brings all of that together so you are “Good to Go.”

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SWEETWATER COUNTY — The Sweetwater County Joint Travel and Tourism Board is working with Young Strategies to develop a strategic plan for our organization. As a community leader, the Sweetwater County Travel and Tourism Board is asking you to participate in this planning study by taking a de…

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ROCK SPRINGS – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) High Desert District has scheduled two public meetings regarding a draft resource management plan amendment and associated draft environmental impact statement for wild horse management on southern Wyoming’s checkerboard lands.

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ROCK SPRINGS — The 5th Annual Western Wyoming Sportsman’s Expo will be at the Sweetwater Events Complex from Feb. 28 to March 1, bringing three days of outdoor fun for the whole family to Southwest Wyoming.

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SWEETWATER COUNTY — Qualifying emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies are urged to apply for $34,398 in federal funds awarded to United Way of Southwest Wyoming through the Department of Homeland Security and Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency …

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GREEN RIVER — The Green River Police Department issued an alert about a texting scam involving graphic images and threats.

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SWEETWATER COUNTY — Sweetwater County commisioners heard an overview of Ciner’s proposed trona facility expansion project during Tuesday’s regular commission meeting.

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SWEETWATER COUNTY — The Sweetwater Events Complex continues to bring new visitors and groups to Sweetwater County and Rock Springs and has made its mark as a destination for RV rallies. With more than 1,235 full-service RV spaces, the Sweetwater Events Complex hosted its’ first RV rally in 2…

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ROCK SPRINGS – The Wyoming Department of Transportation and contract crews from Z & Z Seal Coating Inc. will conduct crack sealing work on U.S. 191 north of Rock Springs near the Reliance cutoff to milepost 20. Work is contingent upon weather as roads must be clear of snow and safe for w…

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SWEETWATER COUNTY —The Sweetwater Events Complex hosted the National High School Finals Rodeo in July, which brought record attendance and visitors to Sweetwater County. This year brought record highs in contestants, horses, RV’s and entries.

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Providing context is one of the most valuable things the Rocket Miner can add to the stories that pass through the newspaper. It’s easy to cut and paste the words from a press release, but adding the information needed to better comprehend a development, statement, idea or argument takes mor…

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CHEYENNE – In what could be a historic step for Wyoming, Gov. Mark Gordon and several top lawmakers announced Monday the state will explore the possibility of buying a million acres of land owned by Occidental Petroleum Corporation in southern Wyoming.

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Update: Interstate 80 between Evanston an Rawlins was opened in both directions by 2 p.m. Wyoming Highway 430 between Rock Springs and the Colorado state line was also opened to through traffic. 

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ROCK SPRINGS — The author of a new novel about a young transgender man’s experiences in Wyoming will embark on a seven-stop book tour from March 10-18. The last stop on his tour is at Sidekicks Book and Wine Bar in Rock Springs from 6-8 p.m. on March 18.

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ROCK SPRINGS — The Rock Springs Main Street/Urban Renewal Agency is celebrating the very best with the sixth annual Downtown First Awards, which recognize businesses, organizations and individuals who put downtown Rock Springs first through their commitments of time, advocacy, and resources.

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SWEETWATER COUNTY — Roads were closed Friday in southern Wyoming due to stormy conditions, with a winter storm watch in effect for far western Wyoming from Saturday night through Sunday night.

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GREEN RIVER — A former Green River resident who is serving multiple life terms for murder and attempted murder is alleging the mayor of Green River has violated his oath of office in not responding to letters seeking support in reopening one case.