Tag Archives: Sweetwater

Vehicle Fire At Wyoming Landfill

No one was injured when a pickup caught fire at the Rock Springs Landfill earlier this week.  Fire fighters were able to get the vehicle extinguished after responding to the scene Monday afternoon. The driver of Continue reading

2 Pounds Of Meth Seized Near Rock Springs

A traffic stop resulted in a major drug seizure on Interstate 80 last week near Rock Springs. According to Sweetwater County Sheriff Mike Lowell, after a vehicle was pulled over for speeding, a Sheriff’s Deputy observed a small amount of what looked to be a controlled Continue reading

Federal Fugitive Arrested In Wyoming

A federal fugitive, who was originally arrested for the distribution of methamphetamine, was arrested in Rock Springs earlier this week. 43-year-old Corby Albert was wanted by federal authorities for alleged parole violations.  Albert was sentenced to 262 months of incarceration after he was charged with Continue reading

Wyoming County Road Closed Next Week

A section of the well-traveled Gookin-White Mountain Road near Rock Springs, also known as Sweetwater County Road  69, will be closed next week. The closure will allow crews to replace a damaged section of waterline in the area.  The road will be closed from Continue reading

Man Who Falsely Reported Shooting Gets Jail Time

A man who falsely reported a shooting on Little Bitter Creek Road in Sweetwater County in May, pleaded guilty last week to charges and was sentenced to jail time. 27-year-old Dean Muir admitted to phoning in the fictitious shooting, in an effort to keep a friend, who had been pulled over, from being arrested for DUI. Because of the Continue reading

Wyoming Unemployment Rate Unchanged

Wyoming’s unemployment rate went unchanged between July and August remaining at 4 percent. According to the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, says the unemployment rate is significantly Continue reading

Fugitive Arrested In Montana

A Sweetwater County fugitive was arrested earlier this week in Montana. 18-year-old Hayden Riggs of Green River ran away from a youth home in Sheridan last month, where he was serving time for his role in kidnapping and assaulting an employee at the Sheridan Youth Crisis Center in November of Continue reading

Multiple DUI’s Issued Over Labor Day

Sweetwater County law enforcement arrested six drunk drivers during the Labor Day DUI Crackdown. Area law enforcement made 183 traffic stops, issued 52 speeding tickets, 48 other tickets and issued 103 warnings. One fatal crash occurred during the operation. The goal of the Labor Day Holiday DUI enforcement operation was to educate Continue reading

Inmate Community Service Program Closed Down

After 10 years, the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office is closing down its Inmate Community Service Program, due to budget constraints. The Inmate Community Service Program was created in 2007, and allowed non-violent, misdemeanor-level volunteer inmates of the Detention Center to work under the direction supervision of the Sheriff’s Continue reading

Sweetwater County Can’t Pick Up At Large Animals

Due to budgetary issues, The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s office will no longer be picking up at large dogs and cats in the county. The county is now down to a single animal control officer responsible for covering 10,000 square miles of land. According to Sheriff Mike Lowell, the county handled just under 700 animal calls in 2016, and so far this year they Continue reading

Meetings To Talk Wyoming Conservation Projects

Local Project Development Teams for the Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative will host meetings this week in Carbon and Sweetwater County. The meetings will include updates on existing conservation projects, as well as an overview of project budgets and 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