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Sweetwater County Arrest Reports for February 17

DWUI – Physical Control – 1st Offense. Status: PENDING, Bond: #3823, SURETY OR CASH, $835, Court: SWEETWATER CIRCUIT COURT. Driving on Roadway Laned for Traffic – Maintain Single Lane.


Wyoming DOT: I-80 Closure to Remain in Effect Until Friday Afternoon

A stretch of Interstate 80 in southern Wyoming, which has been closed since Wednesday afternoon, now looks to stay that way until at least Friday afternoon. The latest update from the Wyoming Department of Transportation said that as of 6 a.m. Friday, the estimated opening time would be in 10-12 hou


Wyoming man pleads guilty to murder and manslaughter for killing pregnant Idaho woman

BOISE, Idaho — Erik Ohlson of Jackson, Wyoming has pleaded guilty to murder and manslaughter in the death of Jennifer Nalley. The killing happened in July of 2016 at Nalley's cabin near Driggs, Idaho.


Carl's Wild Wyoming Weekend and Beyond Weather

Roads will become more treacherous overnight into Saturday for many as wet road surfaces freeze and black ice becomes prevalent. Sunday: Partly cloudy with highs in the teens. Northeast winds 10 to 15 for the mid-state. Slight chances for light snow in the basins and valleys.


Kelly Walsh puts 11 in championship matches, wins regional for first time

The Kelly Walsh wrestling team checked another box off its list on Saturday. The latest in a seemingly endless stream of firsts, the Trojans overcame regional shortfalls of last season and won the 4A West Regional in Rock Springs.


Natural gas explosion causes fully-engulfed apartment complex fire at Alta

ALTA (KUTV) -- Firefighters are working to contain a two-alarm fire at an apartment complex in Alta. The four unit complex fire was started after a natural gas explosion in one of the apartments at 9740 E Bypass Road.


Avalanche conditions haunt WyDOT road crews

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (KIFI/KIDK) - Avalanche danger continues to pose a threat in the regional back country. It is also creating a hazard for motorists. A slide along Flat Creek in Jackson totaled a pickup parked in an apartment complex lot earlier this week. No one was hurt.


Wyoming up 3 rigs

The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by two this week to 1,051. At this time a year ago there were 975 active rigs.


More bitter cold, snow forecast for the weekend in south central, southeast Montana & north central Wyoming

A hazardous weather outlook is in effect for portions of central, south central and southeast Montana, as well as north central Wyoming, the National Weather Service says. It includes more snow and cold this weekend into early next week.


Shining a light on Wyoming

“You’re the first person I’ve ever met from Wyoming.” Living out of the state throughout my 20s, I heard that sentence again and again, often followed by “Oh, the cheese state?” (Nope, that’s Wisconsin); “That’s in the Midwest, right?” (Mountain West, please); or “Cool, I’ve been to Jackson” (…is th


Simplot Hiring Process Safety Manager

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. These endeavors have been around for centuries and will continue to be a vital part of the global economy.


Aguilar places 2nd at Class 4A West Regional

Laramie High senior Zech Aguilar got a look Saturday at who might be coming for his Class 4A championship at 195 pounds. And Aguilar knows there’s still some work to be done.


Drag racing debate hits the streets

ROCK SPRINGS — The Rock Springs City Council will listen to several presentations Tuesday including one on drag racing in city limits. Rock Springs Police Sgt. Tim Robinson will talk about coordinating auto enthusiasts in an attempt to start a legal street race or a series of races during the summer


Trojans are making the most out of lopsided conference results

Admittedly, it's been difficult for the Kelly Walsh Trojans to stay focused on their current eight-game winning streak. All of those games have been against West Conference opponents with unimpressive records and none of the games have been closer than 12 points.


Red Devil wrestling to battle at regionals in Rock Springs

EVANSTON — Red Devil wrestling will battle for placings and seedings at this weekend’s 4A West Conference regional tournament in Rock Springs in advance of next weekend’s season-ending state tournament at the Casper Events Center. The 4A West Conference field is made up of Green River, Kelly Walsh,


Local PT Clinic Talks High-Risk Jobs – Guess What? It’s Yours

If you have ever or are currently working a desk job, you know how hard it is to get up and move during the day. It can be stressful to hear and see research supporting the idea that “sitting is the new smoking” especially if you spend 98% of your work day in front of your computer.


Visionary Broadband donates to Sweetwater County Search and Rescue

SWEETWATER COUNTY, WYO – After rescuing one of their employees who was stranded atop White Mountain in blizzard conditions late last month, representatives from Visionary Broadband expressed their appreciation this week to Sweetwater County Search and Rescue during a special presentation in which th


Commerce Bank of Wyoming Nominates Hospice of Sweetwater County for “My Fair Share” Donation

ROCK SPRINGS — Each year the employees of Commerce Bank of Wyoming have the ability to nominate a worthy organization in our community as the recipient of a monetary donation contributed by the Bank employees.


Embellishing Takes Poured Paintings A Step Further

ROCK SPRINGS — Artists looking for a fun multi-technique painting adventure will be interested in the next class offered at the Community Fine Arts Center. Embellished Poured Painting Class will be taught by Shari Kumer on March 9 and 16 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Participants will learn the popular pr


Enjoy classic Americana at Broadway Theater

ROCK SPRINGS — David Burchfield comes to Rock Springs for the second Live in the Lobby concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at the Broadway Theater. Burchfield blends classic Americana with bluegrass and folk overtones. He specializes in original music that focuses on regrets, love lost, trying to