- The 16 paintings displayed inside the pedestrain tunnel on Washington Street in Rawlins were vandalized last week, with one painting having been completely destroyed.
- A Saratoga man who was caught shoplifting in Rawlins pleaded guilty on Monday to a charge of having a felony amount of prescription medication in his possession when arrested.
- The Wyoming Coaches Association Volleyball All-Star game came down to the wire with the South defeating the North, and three representatives from Carbon County were involved in the victory.
- Carbon County School District Two is looking for a new hot lunch program to feed its students for the upcoming school year.
- Nine Participants from Carbon County’s first ever leadership class received their certificates of completion during a ceremony Thursday night.
- In Washington, the U.S Senate will again try to tackle health care reform.
- In Encampment, the town is investing about two thousand dollars for a new radar sign to discourage speeding into town from Battle Pass.
- The High School National Finals Rodeo came to a close over the weekend
- The Wyoming Coaches Association Volleyball game also took place.
- Governor Mead said this week that while state revenues have rebounded somewhat and are even running ahead of projections, school funding remains the challenge.
- Carbon County School Districts One and Two approved their fiscal year budgets Wednesday evening.
- Keeping with tradition, the City of Rawlins has proclaimed August 8th as National Night Out, and annual event that focuses on spreading awareness of crime, drug, and violence prevention.
- In Saratoga, Engineers studying improvement to the town’s lagoon system expect to begin work on the project as soon as October.
- Area artist looking for an opportunity to display, or sell their art can do so by applying to participate in the upcoming Art Beat in Rawlins.
- UW athletes have made big strides on the court and in classroom as a record amount have made the All-Scholar Team.
- Opening day for Carbon County District 2 Schools has been pushed back a day to Tuesday, August 22nd because of the solar eclipse.
- At Tuesday night’s city council meeting in Rawlins, street repairs topped the list of more than 50 major goals officials have for the fiscal year that just started.
- A nationwide survey published Tuesday by the Washington-based research company, Morning Consult, shows that Wyoming Governor Matt Mead is the third most popular governor in the country.
- With budget cuts to the Wyoming Department of Corrections the agency has reduced its substance abuse programs by 2.2 million dollars, which could be resulting in repeat offenders returning to prison.
- The High School National Finals Rodeo continues today with the start of round number 2.
- The Wyoming legislature’s Joint Appropriations Committee on Tuesday recommended state funding for drainage system and graded slope at the penitentiary in Rawlins to prevent further structural damage to facility.
- Fearful that putting people on a downtown rooftop to raise money for a museum renovation project would be risky business, the county attorney’s office recommended Monday that the idea should be shelved.
- In Encampment, town council last Thursday passed a resolution to file a request to develop a community fishing pond in a wetland area near McClure Field.
- The Wyoming coaches Association all-star games get underway this Saturday. Carbon County is represented by a couple of players and a coach.
- A Rawlins man, who was scheduled to go to trial today on a case over a year old, pleaded guilty on Monday to a felony charge of aggravated assault and batter for beating a man outside a local bar.
- Much of Wyoming is now under fire restrictions, including Carbon County.
- Like budgets for most agencies, much of the state’s general fund goes toward personnel.
- Earlier this year the legislature made several changes to the laws governing the sale of liquor and liquor licenses.
- Day number 1 of the High School National Finals Rodeo is in the books.
- The cost of taking out the garbage will increase in August for Platte Valley Residents who use the Saratoga Landfill and Transfer Station.
- Last week the US Forest Service enacted fire restrictions for a large portion of the Medicine Bow National Forest due to hot dry weather, and highly ignitable fuels. Today Carbon County’s Fire Warden, John Rutherford will recommend that the Carbon County Commissioners implement similar restrictions.
- The county commissioners will meet today at the courthouse in Rawlins rather than Tuesday their regular meeting day. State law requires that counties adopt a fiscal year budget by the third Monday of July.
- This evening, the Town of Elk Mountain will celebrate the grand opening of a new library building, which was remodeled through private donation and town fundraisers.
- In Rawlins, the police department hopes to see city council once again approve a resolution authorizing an application for a matching grant that would be used to replace four of its officers bulletproof vests.
- In Sports: It’s time for the High School National Finals Rodeo, and a handful of legion baseball games took place.
- Law enforcement agencies and emergency services personnel worked through a “worst case” scenarios Thursday in preparation for the eclipse in August.
- The last ever PAWS results have released before school districts transition into a new state-wide assessment next year.
- The family of a missing teenager is requesting the public’s help in locating their fourteen daughter.
- After receiving a quality report on the water pumped out of Saratoga’s well fields, the Carbon County Impact Joint Powers Board began discussing solutions to the town’s hard water problem.
- The Saratoga volleyball team is camping in Laramie.
- Officials with the Wyoming Water Development Office are looking for public comments on results from research done to assess the feasibility and relative merits of cloud seeding in the Sierra Madres and Medicine Bow mountain ranges here in Carbon County.
- Before Carbon County Treasurer Cindy Baldwin retires on July 31st, the Board of County Commissioners and the Carbon County Commissioners and the Carbon County Democratic Central Committee are taking the required steps to find her replacement.
- The Town of Saratoga plans will start enforcing its nuisance ordinance September 1st.
- While the high schools of the county are transitioning into the second half of their summer work out programs, Bigfoot 99 takes a look at the hit that the University of Wyoming football team is taking.
- A lot of construction projects are underway at school in Carbon County School District Two this summer.
- It’s no secret that Carbon County has a drug problem. To help combat it, a number of agencies have come together to for a local alliance to safeguard endangered children.
- A week after the Keystone Fire was spotted, federal investigators accessed the area and determined the cause was lighting.
- In Encampment this weekend, the annual old-time Cowboy Gathering offers an opportunity to enjoy music and learn about the cowboy way of life.
- Kasen York of the Saratoga Rodeo team is just days away from competing at the High School National Finals Rodeo.