Wyo4News Morning News Roundup: July 17, 2017

Morning News Roundup

Here are this morning’s most recent headlines from Wyo4News with links to the stories impacting your life in Sweetwater County.



Local News:

  • Rock Springs City Council To Meet July 18: The Rock Springs City Council will meet for their regularly scheduled meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at the City Council Chambers located within Rock Springs City Hall. More information here.


  • Green River City Council To Meet July 18: The Green River City Council will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18, 2017 at the City Council Chambers located within Green River City Hall. More information here.


  • Sweetwater County Commissioners Meeting July 18: The Sweetwater County Board of County Commissioners will meet on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. in the commissioners’ chambers. More information here.


  • “Kids Combat Challenge” At White Mountain Library July 25: The Rock Springs Fire Department will host the “Kids Combat Challenge” at White Mountain Library on July 25th. More information here.


  • Bark In The Park & Vaccination Clinic August 12th: Bark in the Park is set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 12th with plenty of activities for local dogs and their humans.  More information here.


  • Near The Eclipse Solar Party At Sweetwater Events Complex: While Rock Springs is just outside of the path of totality for the total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017, that isn’t stopping the celebration. More information here.


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  • Four Moms Clothing Drive Accepting Donations: Four Moms Annual Clothing Drive is currently accepting donations of new and gently used school clothes. More information here.


  • Rock Springs Airport Makes Donation To Boys And Girls Club Of Sweetwater County: Through the benevolence of the its customers, the Rock Springs-Sweetwater County Airport Joint Powers Board announced today a $996 donation to the Boys & Girls Club of Sweetwater County. More information here.


  • Best Western Outlaw Inn Wins 3rd Quarter Beautification Award: The Rock Springs Beautification Committee, a committee of the Sweetwater County Travel and Tourism Board, would like to announce the winner of the 3rd Quarter Pride of Place Award program, The Best Western Outlaw Inn, Elk Street. More information here.


  • Body Found Near Superior Has Been Identified: County officials announced Friday that the identity of the man whose body was found near Superior on July 11 has been confirmed. More information here. 


  • Utah Woman Dies In Crash Near Green River: A Utah woman died in a crash near Green River yesterday evening. More information here.


  • Rotary Club International Helps Guatemalan Villagers: Rotary of Rock Springs, along with clubs from Evanston, Kemmerer and other clubs in the District have been helping villagers in Guatemala, who live in extreme poverty, for several years now, according to Rotary President Tim Savage. More information here. 


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  • Wyoming Department Of Environmental Quality Releases Notice On Algal Blooms: The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Water Quality Division (WQD), the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH), and the Wyoming Livestock Board (WLB) are advising the public to avoid and keep animals away from blue-green algae blooms in Wyoming’s lakes and reservoirs and to report suspected blooms to DEQ. More information here. 


  • Bond Reduction Denied For Man Accused In Quality Inn Stabbing: A request to reduce bond has been denied for a Utah man accused of killing one woman and injuring another in a stabbing at the Quality Inn in Rock Springs last year. More information here.


  • Plague Confirmed In Northeast Wyoming Prairie Dogs: Plague infection was recently confirmed in a northeastern Wyoming prairie dog, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). No human cases have been identified. More information here.


  • Wyoming Game And Fish To Host Free Photography Workshop: Would you like to learn how to take better photographs of wildlife? If so, join the Wyoming Game and Fish Department for a free photography workshop in Laramie on July 26. More information here.


  • 38 Special To Play In Rock Springs September 8: The band 38 Special will be in Rock Springs in September for the Boys and Girls Club of Sweetwater County’s Sixth Annual Benefit Concert. More information here.


  • Wyoming’s Wingard On Paycom Jim Thorpe Watch List for 2nd Year In A Row: Wyoming junior safety Andrew Wingard was named to his third watch list for the 2017 season on Friday when the Paycom Jim Thorpe Award Preseason Watch List was released. More information here.


  • Hospital Receives ‘Blessing Bags’ Donation: Emergency bags filled with everything from a toothbrush to a notebook recently were donated to Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County by the Relief Society of Green River’s 6th Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. More information here.


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National News:

(Via ABC News)

McConnell delays vote on health care while McCain recuperates from blood clot surgery: The U.S. Senate will delay its consideration of healthcare legislation while Sen. John McCain recuperates from surgery, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Saturday night, just hours after the Arizona Republican announced he underwent a procedure to remove a blood clot from above his left eye. More information here.

Six months in, latest poll reveals a record low for Trump: Americans have given President Trump the lowest six-month approval rating of any president in polls dating back 70 years, punctuated by questions about his competence on the world stage, his effectiveness, the Republican health care plan and Russia’s role in the 2016 election. More information here.

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