Rock Springs Daily Rocket-Miner

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The Rock Springs Rocket-Miner is the daily newspaper of Rock Springs and Sweetwater County in southwestern Wyoming. Published Tuesday-Saturday, the newspaper had previous names until 1965, when it adapted the current Daily Rocket-Miner.[1]The paper expanded to a two-story building in 1974. It is located at 215 D Street.

In 1937, David G. Richardson (1902-1974)[2] purchased the Rocket-Miner and moved to Rock Springs from his previous residence in Newcastle, the seat of Weston County in northeastern Wyoming. He continued as the publisher until his death, when his son, Charles E. Richardson (1934-2009), was elevated from general manager to publisher and president of the corporation board of directors. Charles Richardson used his leadership role at the newspaper to promote economic progress in Sweetwater County, including expanded infrastructure, the establishment of a new hospital, and the expansion of Western Wyoming Community College. He served on the appointment from Democratic Governor Michael J. Sullivan on the Wyoming Unemployment Compensation Commission.[3]

Robert H. Johnson, later a state senator from Rock Springs, worked for the Richardsons as managing editor and general manager of the Daily Rocket-Miner from 1948 to 1961.[4]

The Rocket-Miner is a High Desert Publication with a circulation of some 9,000 daily copies throughout southwestern Wyoming. Rocketminer.com allows access to national news links, classified advertising, obituaries, and legal notices. Most of the local news is not accessible through the website.[5]

References

  1. ^ ""About this Newspaper"". chroniclingamerica.loc.gov. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn87008332/. Retrieved July 22, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Social Security Death Index". rootsweb.ancestry.com. http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi. Retrieved July 22, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Obituary of Charles Richardson". ’’Wyoming Tribune-Eagle’’. http://www.wyomingnews.com/articles/2009/07/21/obituaries/01obit_07-21-09.txt. Retrieved July 22, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Robert H. Johnson Obituary". Wyoming Tribune Eagle. http://www.wyomingnews.com/articles/2011/06/19/obituaries/02obit_06-19-11.txt. Retrieved June 23, 2011. 
  5. ^ ""Rocketminer.com"". rocketminer.com. http://www.rocketminer.com/. Retrieved July 22, 2009.