Tag Archives: Rock Springs

Federal Fugitive Arrested

A fugitive wanted by the US Marshals Service was arrested this week in Rock Springs. 30-year-old Darren Matthew Olson, of Rock Springs, was wanted by federal authorities after he allegedly went missing from a supervised-release. Olson was indicted by a federal grand jury for his role in conspiring to possess and to distribute Continue reading

Man Arrested For Felony Marijuana Possession

A Georgia man was arrested over the weekend near Rock Springs for felony possession of marijuana. The vehicle of 56-year-old Oanh Luong of Georgia was searched after being pulled over for speeding on I-80, when police discovered 37 triple-vacuum-sealed bags of Continue reading

Half Pound Of Heroin Found, Five Arrested

Five Michigan men are in jail on drug charges after a routine traffic stop on Interstate 80 near Rock Springs Tuesday afternoon. A deputy pulled a minivan over for following to closely and making and unsafe lane change on the highway. After stopping the van, the deputy smelled marijuana coming form the vehicle. A search of the van was conducted and 54 grams of marijuana and a quarter Continue reading

Comment On Potential Oil And Gas Lease Sale

In keeping with the Trump administration’s goal of strengthening America’s energy independence, the Bureau of Land Management’s High Desert District in Wyoming is asking for the public to comment on the environmental assessment for a Continue reading

Slash Pile Burning In Wyoming

The Bureau of Land Management High Desert District will conduct slash pile burns in the coming months near Rock Springs, in the Lousy George and Currant Creek Ridge Juniper Project areas. Currant Creek Ridge is located approximately two miles to the Continue reading

90 Mile High Speed Chase

Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were involved in a vehicle pursuit that spanned over 90 miles on Interstate 80. The episode began Tuesday morning when a Trooper stopped a SUV for exceeding the speed limit about 10 miles east of Rawlins. A K-9 team detected the presence of narcotics in the SUV. When the occupants were asked to get out of the vehicle, the driver started the vehicle and sped off with his girlfriend and her two kids, ages seven and Continue reading

Meeting To Talk Wyoming Wild Horse Management

The Bureau of Land Management Wyoming will hold its annual statewide hearing tomorrow on the use of helicopters and motorized vehicles in wild horse management operations, at the Rock Springs Field Office. The meeting will allow the public to comment and provide suggestions regarding the use Continue reading

Construction Affects Sweetwater Detention Visiting Hours

Ongoing construction of the new Sweetwater County Justice Center will have an impact on visiting hours and other operations at the Sweetwater County Detention Center in Rock Springs this week. The lobby of the detention center will be closed each night through  Monday July 31st, from 6 at night through 8 in the morning. This means there will be Continue reading

BLM Modifies Wyoming Coal Lease

The BLM Wyoming Rock Springs Field Office approved a coal lease modification last week for Black Butte Coal Company. The modification will allow the company to mine approximately 9.2 million tons of additional coal. The lease modification Continue reading

Wild Horse Adoption In Wyoming

The Bureau of Land Management Rock Springs Wild Horse Holding Facility will host a wild horse adoption event tomorrow and Saturday. The adoption event will take place from 9 to 3 on both days. The wild horses from heard management areas in Nevada, ranging from yearlings to five year Continue reading

One Person Dies In I-80 Accident

One person died in an accident Saturday on Interstate 80 near Rock Springs. 57-year-old Douglas Hazelton of Ogden Utah was reportedly driving erratically on the highway when he was struck in the rear by a semi which could not avoid his vehicle. Hazelton was not wearing his seat-belt at the time of Continue reading

WYO Emergency Responders Host Event Saturday

Employees from Rock Springs Bureau of Land Management will join other local emergency response units at the City of Rock Springs annual Touch-A-Truck day this Saturday. The free event will take place from 10:00 to 1:00 at the Rock Continue reading