Body of man found in culvert identified

The deceased man found last Friday near Sinclair was identified yesterday as a 44-year-old Missouri resident who had been reported missing. The body of Robert Wayne Kelly was found in a culvert on County Road 407 about six miles south of Sinclair.

According a release from the Carbon County Sheriff’s Department, Kelley had been traveling through the area on foot. He apparently took shelter in the culvert.

A public records search shows that Kelley’s last known residence was Springfield, Missouri, where he was listed on the state’s sex offender registry. The reports state Kelley was released from prison in August 2015 after serving time for child pornography charges stemming from 2003 and 2004.

Kelley was reported missing on August 16th of this year. No foul play is suspected in his death, according to the statement from the sheriff’s department. The county coroner ruled that Kelley’s death was caused by exposure to the elements.


Photo: Cali O’Hare/Bigfoot 99.

Rawlins officials divided over trash ordinance

The six members of the Rawlins City Council present for last week’s regular meeting delivered a split decision on the question of whether local trash haulers should provide city hall with information about their customers.

The deadlocked vote on the amendment to the Title 8 ordinance means the private businesses must continue to hand over their customer information to city officials. Cali O’Hare reports.



Rachel’s Challenge coming to H.E.M. school

On Tuesday, H.E.M. Junior/Senior High School will host a presentation open to the public on how students can participate in Rachel’s Challenge.

The program aims to equip and inspire individuals to replace acts of violence, bullying and negativity with acts of respect, kindness and compassion. Emma Dierks reports.



Photo courtesy of Carbon County Counseling Center.

Counseling center celebrates 50 years

The old saw is true. The more things change, the more they stay the same. For instance, the Carbon County Counseling Center in Rawlins celebrates its 50th anniversary this week.

Its director says the need for community mental health services is as great as ever. Cali O’Hare has the story.



Sports: Loaded weekend ahead for county teams

The slate is loaded this weekend with plenty of big time match-up that will help mold how the post season will look. Joey Saverine has the preview.

More Highlights:

  • SDSU says Wyoming football team is the most complete that they will play this season
  • The XFL draft is approaching and former Cowboys have received invites
  • Broncos look for back to back wins against Titans


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