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Rawlins officials approve rezoning of Tin Can Hill

The Rawlins City Council last week approved rezoning of a portion of Tin Can Hill. Details remain limited at this time, but documents indicate the change will allow the development of several apartment complexes. Cali O’Hare reports.

 

 

Report: Traffic accidents cause most of Wyoming workforce deaths

The 2018 Epidemiology Report on Occupational Fatalities shows that most of Wyoming’s workforce deaths continue to stem from traffic accidents. The Wyoming Department of Workforce provides training in hopes of decreasing deaths. Emma Diercks reports.

 

 

Sheriff releases more details of search for stranded snowmobilers

More details emerged yesterday about the rescue mission to find snowmobilers from South Dakota whose outing in the Snowy Range turned into a four-day ordeal. The four men became stranded at the bottom of the Deep Creek Drainage near Lookout Mountain when their machines bogged down in powder snow Saturday afternoon.

Carbon County Sheriff Archie Roybal said the men had provisions and were skilled enough to make a camp.

A helicopter out of F.E. Warren Air Base in Cheyenne dropped emergency supplies to the men in the afternoon of Christmas Day. The small size of the craft, combined with the winds and steep terrain prohibited a rescue attempt by air, Sheriff Roybal said.

By noon Wednesday, a search and rescue team from Albany County rode snow machines within a half-mile of the group, then snowshoed into the ravine. The Carbon County team and other volunteer searchers brought in additional snowshoes and the party trekked by foot back to their sleds. The group made it back to the Crater Lake trailhead by nightfall.

Sheriff Royball said the missing snowmobilers came through their ordeal unhurt, but the successful rescue also serves as a lesson to others.

The missing men were identified as Jeremiah Christensen, 43, Zachary Christensen, 22, and a 16-year-old juvenile, and Jim Bruning, 53, all of South Dakota.

The Carbon County Sheriff’s Department joined the search mission on Monday monring after being notified by Albany County that the group had not returned from a day trip by Saturday night. They had not informed anyone of their plans, so search and rescue had very few leads to follow. Their whereabouts were unknown until Tuesday afternoon when the flight crew spotted the missing party.

 

Town of Encampment will host public hearing on sewer lagoon improvement funds

The Town of Encampment is offering its residents an opportunity to provide input and comment on a proposed grant and loan for sewer lagoon improvements. Emma Diercks reports.

 

 

Sports: Carbon County high school teams sit tall heading into the new year

As the winter break comes begins to come to a close, Joey Saverine takes a look at how the Carbon County sports teams stand heading into the the new year.

 

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