Year in Review: Top 10 Photos of 2020

Year in Review: Top 10 Photos of 2020

SWEETWATER COUNTY — We have a knack for capturing memories here in Sweetwater County. We’ve just gathered several of our top photos from 2020. From smiling faces to event coverage, we’ve been there, alongside you, to capture these moments.

We feel these images have made an impact and are worth remembering.

Here’s some of our top picks for 2020!

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Jumping high

During one of the Green River Wolves halftime shows this year, a Green River Wolf Pack dancer gets some air. SweetwaterNOW photo by Brayden Flack

Green River’s Halloween parade

Despite the annual Trunk or Treat being cancelled in Green River due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the community came out in full force to celebrate Halloween with a parade that went down Flaming Gorge Way. There were plenty of floats, lots of awesome costumes, and loads of candy. SweetwaterNOW photo by Olivia Kennah

Green River impacted by a late-summer snow storm

Two neighbors in downtown Green River discuss the damage their properties received after the massive late-summer wind and snow storm that hit the community in September. Many people lost trees and suffered damage to their roofs and other structures. SweetwaterNOW photo by Olivia Kennah

Rock Springs was also Impacted by the snow storm

Branches littered residential streets throughout Rock Springs during the snow storm in September. Strong winds and snow snapped many branches off and in some cases blew entire trees over. SweetwaterNOW photo by Brayden Flack

There’s always time for a duck race

The 2020 Great Duck Race in Green River still took place this year and featured a colorful race of rubber ducks that floated down the river. SweetwaterNOW photo by Brayden Flack

Coming in for a landing

Many residents, including this Wyoming National Guard member, gathered to see airplanes land and take off at the Greater Green River Intergalactic Spaceport Days event. SweetwaterNOW photo by Stephanie Thompson

Remembering Patriot Day

On September 11, Patriot Day was commemorated with speeches, songs and prayers below the American flag on Dewar Drive. SweetwaterNOW photo by Dave Arambel

Honoring those who served

Rock Springs Mayor Tim Kaumo lays a wreath on one of the Medal of Honor recipients in the Rock Springs Memorial Cemetery for the National Wreaths Across America program. SweetwaterNOW photo by Stephanie Thompson

Watching the C-130s fly over

 The Wyoming Air National Guard flew two C-130s over health-care facilities to pay tribute to those working on the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic. Aspen Mountain Medical Center staff watch as the planes disappear after flying over them. SweetwaterNOW photo by Brayden Flack

Raising awareness

The YWCA of Sweetwater County hosted the domestic violence luminary event at Bunning Park in October to raise awareness about domestic violence. The wooden cutouts represent Sweetwater County residents who lost their lives to domestic violence. SweetwaterNOW photo by Brayden Flack