Restored Old Flame reopens in Rawlins

A local family has spent the last few years restoring what was once the most happening place in Rawlins. While there are a few finishing touches to still to be completed, area residents were able to check out the incredible progress made to the historic building during an artisan vendor fair held there this weekend. Cali O’Hare has the story.



CCSD1 plans to channel funds to recreation board

For the past two years Carbon County School District One has directed the majority of recreation board funds to its own athletics and activities. This year, the superintendent said more funding should be available for grants to other county entities.



Photo courtesy of University of Wyoming.

UW will not renew president’s contract

The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees moved unexpectedly last week to replace Laurie Nichols as president.

The board announced that it will not renew Nichols’ three-year contract when it expires on June 30th. At that point, an acting president will take over the post until a permanent replacement can be found following a nationwide search.

The board heard criticism for the move during last week’s monthly meeting. On Friday, trustees released a statement saying Nichols and her team had put UW on “a very positive trajectory.” The outgoing president reportedly told the Faculty Senate last week that she was “very surprised” her contract would not be renewed. The board as not given any reason for the change.


Saratoga continues to rally around VFD with fundraising events

Fundraising efforts continue in Saratoga for the Volunteer Fire Department. The firefighters are also focusing on creating short and long-term funding goals to sustain the future of their service. Emma Diercks has more.



Selena Landa holds her award notice from the Daniels Fund. Photo: Cali OHare/Bigfoot 99.

Rawlins student receives full ride scholarship

A Rawlins High School senior is among the elite group of students from Wyoming, Colorado, Utah and New Mexico to receive a highly competitive, all expenses paid scholarship to the four year university of her choice. Cali O’Hare sat down with the RHS senior and has the story.

Click here to learn more about the Daniels Fund and its scholarship opportunities for Wyoming students.


Sports: Successful weekend for Rawlins and H.E.M.

A couple of the county track teams were able to avoid finicky Wyoming weather and compete over the weekend, and the results were favorable. Joey Saverine has the recap.

More Highlights: 

  • Cowgirl’s run at a WNIT Championship comes to a close
  • Wyoming football digs into more than just x’s and o’s Saturday
  • Forty year old UW track record broken
  • Rockies’ David Murphy injured index finger
  • Broncos say goodbye to linebacker Brandon Marshall.
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