Photo: Bigfoot 99/Cali O’Hare.

Rawlins city manager appointment raises concern

The appointment last week of Rawlins City Manager Scott Hannum to the Carbon County Visitors Council Board of Directors was met with alarm bells from around the county. What appears to be an attempt to put a thumb on the scale to get more lodging tax dollars for Rawlins at the expense of other committees may ultimately backfire on the city. Cali O’Hare has the story.



Rancher concerns prompt review of wilderness designation

The Carbon County Wyoming Public Lands Initiative Committee will go back and review how wilderness and a wild and scenic river designation would affect the Encampment Wilderness Study Area to address the concerns of area ranchers. Emma Diercks reports.



McCain remembered for ‘character, courage and credibility’

The nation is mourning the passing of John McCain. A fighter pilot, prisoner of war, U.S. senator, and presidential candidate, McCain lived a public life characterized by fierce independence – a man who never shirked duty or conflict.

McCain died Saturday afternoon, a day after his family announced that he had refused any more treatment for a brain tumor. Wyoming Senator John Barrasso said in a release that America had lost a true hero and described McCain as a man of “the highest character, courage and credibility.”

Senator Mike Enzi said McCain was a true patriot who “earned his maverick moniker with iron strength of will.” McCain will lie in state at the Arizona Capitol on Wednesday, on what would have been his 82nd birthday.

The official funeral plans have not been announced, but his body is expected to be buried at the cemetery on the grounds of the Naval Academy in Annapolis.


Sports: County volleyball squads shine in season openers

It was a successful opening weekend for the county volleyball teams while the football squads played a tune up game before the official season begins. Joey Saverine recaps the action along with a dominating performance by the Wyoming Cowboys.


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