Tag Archives: Green River

Seasonal Changes to Visitor Access at Dinosaur National Monument

Dinosaur-National-Monument-The arrival of winter at Dinosaur National Monument brings changes to visitor access in some areas. In Utah, roads around the Quarry Visitor Center and Exhibit Hall are maintained throughout the winter. The Cub Creek Road is Continue reading

4-Year Old Victim at Flaming Gorge Identified

flaming-gorge-300Authorities yesterday disclosed the identity of the child who died in Flaming Gorge on Saturday, and those of the people who were with her. The victim was identified as four-year-old Natalie Gibson, who died when the Jeep Wrangler she was in apparently rolled into Flaming Gorge along its west bank about 14 miles south of Green Continue reading

Bairoil Mayor Charged with Nepotism

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3Sue Rigano, the mayor of Bairoil, Wyoming, was served with a summons yesterday charging her with two counts of Nepotism. Rigano was served with the summons following a County Commission meeting in Green River. Nepotism, a misdemeanor that carries a fine of up to $1,000, is part of the Ethics and Disclosure Act under Continue reading

Wyoming Woman Killed in Highway Accident

whpA single vehicle rollover about 15 miles south of Green River, Wyoming resulted in the 105th highway fatality in Wyoming for 2014. The accident occurred September 10th. A 2000 Dodge Ram truck was being driven by 54 year old Denise Olson of Rock Springs. The truck was traveling south on WY 530 when it went Continue reading

Sweetwater County Sheriff Conducts Sex Offender Compliance Check

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3Sweetwater County detectives carried out a sweep of registered sex offender compliance checks throughout the county last week. Sheriff Rich Haskell said detectives carried out nearly 100 registered offender compliance checks in Rock Springs, Green River, Farson-Eden, Wamsutter, Superior, Continue reading

Dinosaur Monument Officials Warn of Mountain Lion Encounters

mountail-lion-300x300Staff at Dinosaur National Monument are reminding visitors that they are visiting mountain lion country when traveling in the monument, especially in the backcountry and along the river canyons.  On Tuesday, July 22nd, fresh evidence of an animal killed by a mountain lion was found in the Echo Park area.  A 72-hour Continue reading

Rock Springs Man Convicted of Sex Crimes

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3A Rock Springs man described by authorities as a serial rapist and “one of the most dangerous men this court will ever have to deal with” was sentenced to lengthy multiple prison sentences in Green River Friday.  58-year old James Joe Nordwall received seven separate Continue reading

Green River Fugitive Captured

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3A Green River fugitive, the latest addition to the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office Most Wanted list, was captured in Rock Springs on Friday.Sheriff Rich Haskell said his office followed up on tips received after 24-year-old Rodney Smith III was placed on the list last week and Continue reading

Wyoming Bomb Squad Assists Drilling Company

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3Tuesday, at the request of a local oilfield company, the Sweetwater Bomb Squad dealt with what was thought might be a live explosive device.  Sweetwater County Sheriff Rich Haskell said bomb squad technicians examined a device called a perforating gun the company believed Continue reading