Tag Archives: Sweetwater

Man Gets 3 To 12 Years For Sexual Abuse Of Minor

A Green River man was sentenced to between 3 and 12 years in prison last month, after pleading guilty to Second Degree Sexual Abuse of a Minor. A judge credited 20-year-old Rhett Burge with 111 days served, for the time he spent in pre-sentence confinement and recommended that he be considered Continue reading

Drug Take Back In Wyoming Saturday

The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office along with the Rock Springs and Green River Police Departments will host drug take back days this Saturday. Residents can drop off any unused or expired prescription medication and it will be disposed of properly. Studies Continue reading

Scammers Using Fake Facebook Profiles

Scammers are using Facebook to target potential victims in Wyoming. According to Sweetwater County Sherriff Mike Lowell the agency has received several reports recently, specifically in the Green River area, of fraudulent friend request being received. Scammers are duplicating peoples Facebook pages and are Continue reading

Don’t Pick Up Sheep Dogs

A Good Samaritan picked up what they thought to be a lost dog this week near Highway 370 in Sweetwater County and took it to the local animal shelter. Unfortunately, the dog was not lost, and was working a sheep ranch in the area. When a sheep dog is picked up and Continue reading

Wyoming Men Arrested For Drug Trafficking

Two Rock Springs men were arrested this week on federal drug charges. 53-year-old James Alexander and 53-year-old William Curtis were arrested Monday and charged with Continue reading

Flooding Continues On Wyoming County Roads

Back roads in Sweetwater County are still being affected by flooding. In particular, drivers should use extreme caution when driving in the Red Desert region northeast of Black Rock.  Spring runoff and flooding has resulted in multiple washouts in the area, making some of the county roads too dangerous to drive. Crews will work over the next Continue reading

Civilian Handgun Courses In Wyoming

The schedule for this year’s Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Civilian Handgun Training Courses is now available. The courses will consist of a classroom session followed by range shooting. Topics covered will include proper grip, stance, trigger control, firearm storage and above all safety. Participants are Continue reading

Wyoming Shooting Victim Shot Himself

A man who reported that he was shot yesterday in Sweetwater County was later determined to have shot himself. The 54 year old man is expected to have shot himself in his car before driving to the Wamsutter Town Hall, where he told someone he had been shot, and needed help. The man was Continue reading

Wyoming County Roads Closed Due To Flooding

Three county roads in the Farson area were closed yesterday in Sweetwater County.  The roads were closed due to flooding stemming from Saturday nights rain fall and ongoing snowmelt, which has resulted in flooding of Little Sandy Creek. Due to the high water levels county Continue reading

Wyoming Officials Prepare For Floods

The level of the Blacks Fork River near Granger in western Sweetwater County has stabilized for now, but county officials are still preparing for potential flooding issues.  Sweetwater County Emergency Management has stockpiled a total of 42,000 sandbags in the event that floods continue in the area. The bags are stored at the City of Green River Continue reading

Colorado Sex Offender Arrested In Wyoming

A convicted Colorado sex offender was arrested yesterday in Rock Springs. 44 year old Jason Scott Bender of Sharidan was arrested during a traffic stop following a surveillance operation conducted by the Sheriff’s Narcotics and Continue reading

BLM Plans To Trap Horses In Sweetwater County

The BLM is planning to remove up to 1,000 wild horses from Sweetwater County. Current plans call for the removal of 210 horses from Adobe Town, 584 from Salt Wells Creek and 235 from the Great Continue reading