Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Today’s Headlines:

  • A short-handed Rawlins City Council made little progress during Monday night’s work session.
  • The latest bid to increase Wyoming’s wind energy production tax ended the same way previous attempts did—in a lopsided defeat.
  • Monday’s Carbon County Fair schedule was one for the birds.
  • The Encampment Lady Tiger volleyball team is pleased with how their offseason panned out.

Monday, August 07, 2017

Today’s Headlines:

  • The Boys and Girls Club of Carbon County could close its doors for good if staff cannot raise enough money to cover a looming financial shortfall.
  • The Elk Mountain Museum will bring more historical programming to the community with its first director.
  • As the school year approaches, Carbon County Public Health is reminding parents to get their students vaccinated before classes state.
  • Area residents gathered around a temporary corral at a parking lot Saturday night for the annual Cow Plop Fest-i-bull.
  • The Wyoming football team was in full pads for the first time over the weekend.

Friday, August 04, 2017

Today’s Headlines:

  • Traffic Delays through the Platte Valley can be expected to be wrapped up by Saturday.
  • Rawlins residents have not seen any changes to water and sewer fees for the last five years, but that may soon change.
  • The Town of Saratoga is continuing studies of the hard water in its well fields in hopes of applying for funding to reduce the mineral content in the municipality.
  • Ensuring that the Baggs area remains a popular hunting destination boasting its big herd populations is the biggest challenge facing the region’s new Game Biologist.
  • The Wyoming Cowboy football team continues to improve through fall camp.

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Today’s Headlines:

  • Where’s the money? That’s the question Rawlins City Council is asking about donations raised for Pronghorn Pride, a 501c3 organization.
  • In Saratoga, Tyler Pickett Memorial Park near Veterans Island will begin taking first shape soon with earth work and grass.
  • Tommorow’s kiddie parade in Rawlins promises fun for the whole family as part of the annual run-up to the Carbon County Fair and Rodeo.
  • In hopes of addressing beetle-killed trees and other hazards, the US Forest Service is hosting two open houses next week to share its Landscape Vegetation Analysis with the public.
  • The Wyoming football team put the pads on for the first time this fall.

Wednesday City, August 02, 2017

Today’s Headlines:

  • During a work session Tuesday night, the Rawlins City Council decided not to allow residents to rent space on their properties for eclipse watchers to pitch their tents and camp.
  • In a related story, rumors of Royal Saudi princes flying into Casper to see the total solar eclipse are not true.
  • The Carbon County Commissioners Tuesday unanimously appointed a new county treasurer, hours after the Democratic Central committee advanced the names of three candidates.
  • A recent report states that Wyoming ‘s outdoor recreation generates billions of dollars to the state’s economy.
  • Summer workouts have proved to be beneficial for H.E.M.

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Today’s Headlines:

  • As of this morning, the job of Carbon County Treasurer is officially vacant.
  • As it continues to develop recommendations for the lands set aside as wilderness study areas in Carbon County, the local Wyoming Public Lands Initiative Committee toured  Prospect Mountain recently.
  • Due to recent rainy weather and cooler temperatures expected later this week, fire restrictions have been lifted on national forest land in the Snowy Range and Sierra Madres.
  • With a temporary population boom expected later this month, Rawlins City Council may allow residents to rent out their properties to campers in town for the eclipse.
  • Wyoming Football head coach Craig Bohl is pleased with how day number one of camp went.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Today’s Headlines:

  • A company hired by the legislature to study funding changes to Wyoming’s K-12 schools is looking at several different models, including how other states do it.
  • After a 20-inch high pressure water line broke last week on the north end of Rawlins, two holes were mended using repair clamps.
  • After receiving a professional review, the South Central Wyoming Emergency Medical Services is hoping to to have open lines of communication in moving forward with recommendations.
  • The Wyoming Cowboy’s football team begins Fall Camp today.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Today’s Headlines:

  • In Saratoga, community members who would like to meet the new principal at the elementary school can do so August 9th at the Chamber’s Leaders  Luncheon.
  • With the new director in charge, the Rawlins Chamber of Commerce’s annual Cow Plop festival will feature some changes during its 26th running of the family friendly event.
  • Next week in Saratoga, traffic on First Street will move a little slower as WYDOT conducts a chip seal project on Highway 130.
  • In Rawlins, scheduling conflicts, summer activites and a limited pool of applicants have slowed the hiring process of a new City Fire Chief.
  • The Mountain West Conference Media Days continued with Wyoming Skipper Craig Bohl talking about college football and the Cowboy’s summer.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Today’s Headlines:

  • The first total solar eclipse viewable from American soil in 99 years is less than one month away. The Wyoming Department of Transportation, and Highway Patrol is prepping for the high traffic flow.
  • City officials in Rawlins continue to hold out hope that someone with information regarding the vandal or vandals who defaced 16 paintings inside the Washington Street pedestrian tunnel will come forward.
  • To adress the shortfalls in funding education, the state legislature Select Committee on School Finance Recalibration has hired a Denver company to review different education funding models.
  • The Wyoming Cowboy football team is represented at the Mountain West Conference Media Days.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Today’s Headlines:

  • While Wyoming’s crime rate is decreasing, prison population in the state is increasing.
  • Officials at Rawlins City Hall began fielding phone calls from residents after a break in a large water line in some parts of the city to appear milky.
  • To address cuts of about 1.6 million dollars in its operating budget, the Carbon County Higher Education Center is reducing it community programs while keeping college credit courses in place.
  • The South Central Wyoming Emergency Services is hosting a public meeting Thursday evening to work through a professional review of the EMS amenities provided in the county.
  • Kasen York of the Saratoga Rodeo team fared well enough at the High School National Finals Rodeo to bring home some hardware.