Wyo4News Morning News Roundup: May 15, 2019


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



  • The Rock Springs Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect from several thefts at Walmart. More information here.


  • The Wyoming Department of Transportation will be briefly closing a section of Interstate 80 near the Superior exit and Point of Rocks exit (milepost 122 to milepost 131) to conduct some rock scaling work. Crews are currently working in the area and the closures will be necessary for certain site areas that are too close to the highway for scaling activities to take place safely. More information here.


  • Today will the last day to see the Union Pacific traveling museum that is part of the “Big Boy” and “Living Legend” historic locomotives visit to Rock Springs.  The traveling museum will be open today from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  The locomotives and the museum are scheduled to depart Rock Springs early Thursday morning.


  • Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon, pursuant to President Donald Trump’s Proclamation, has ordered the United States and State of Wyoming flags to be flown at half-staff from sunrise today to sunset tonight in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day.  National Police Week began on Sunday and will run through Saturday.


  • The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is reminding hunters the deadline for submitting applications for resident, and non-resident, antelope and limited quota deer is Friday, May 31, 2019.  The deadline for resident elk is also May 31. Applications must be made online by midnight MDT on May 31, 2019.  More information here.


  • The Sweetwater County Historical Fair’s annual History Fair kicked off Tuesday morning with grade school students from Desert View and Overland Elementary Schools in Rock Springs and Washington Elementary School in Green River. This year’s Fair runs until Friday, May 17, at the Sweetwater County Historical Museum on Flaming Gorge Way and at Centennial Park in Green River, across from the County Courthouse.​ More information here.


  • Quilting on the Green will be back at the Expedition Island in Green River. The event will take place on Friday, May 31, 2019, and Saturday, June 1, 2019. Those attending can experience classes, quilt displays, quilt judging, a trunk show, vendor mall, and a chance to enter to win the raffle quilt. More information here.


  • Springtime photographers, drone pilots, pet owners, and people enjoying the outdoors should still give wildlife space this spring. Getting too close to animals can stress them, especially just after winter when they are still low on fat reserves and working to conserve energy. More information here.


  • U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, today began a new series of hearings focused on finding bipartisan solutions to fix America’s broken budget and spending process. The first hearing included two former Senate Budget Committee chairmen, U.S. Senators Judd Gregg, R-N.H., and Kent Conrad, D-N.D., to share their perspectives. More information here.


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  • The Green River Knights American Legion baseball team will host Evanston tonight at 7:00 p.m. at Stratton Myers Park in Green River. The Knight’s Thursday game against Rawlins has been postponed until a later date.


  • Two local high school golfers earner All-Conference honors as the two-day 4A West Spring Conference Golf Tournament wrapped up play Tuesday at Rolling Green Country Club in Green River. More information here.


  • Headlined by Jerayah Davis being named the Mountain West Outdoor Championships Female Outstanding Performer, nine Wyoming track & field athletes earned a total of 13 all-Mountain West honors following the meet. All-Mountain West honors go to athletes and relay teams that finish in the top three. More information here.



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