Photo by Cali O’Hare/Bigfoot 99.

MHCC seeks funding from county

Officials from Memorial Hospital in Rawlins before the Carbon County Commissioners last week seeking funds for improvements at the facility. County staff is researching what accounts would be appropriate to use for the funding. Emma Diercks has the story.

 

 

Rawlins City Manager Scott Hannum on December 17, 2019 addressed the Board of Carbon County Commissioners concerning the plans to develop Tin Can Hill. Photo by Cali O’Hare/Bigfoot 99.

Sinclair developing apartments on Tin Can Hill

Last week, the governing bodies for both Carbon County and the City of Rawlins signed-off on a new deed for the property known as Tin Can Hill.

As part of the process, the developer behind the apartment complex was named for the first time.

Cali O’Hare has been following this story for the last two years and has the latest update.

 

 

Photo by Emma Diercks/Bigfoot 99.

Councilman proposes new ideas for Tyler Pickett Park

In Saratoga, Councilman Steve Wilcoxson has long wanted to develop Tyler Pickett Park at Veteran’s Island to honor a fallen local soldier.

Last week, Wilcoxon proposed several options to provide funding to continue the work, which has been stalled for the last few years. Emma Diercks reports.

 

 

Photo by Cali O’Hare/Bigfoot 99.

Local eyeglasses program helps people around the world

Thanks to an unlikely partnership that began here in Carbon County, thousands of people living with vision problems in developing countries will soon have a chance to see clearly.

Members of the Rawlins Lions Club have collected thousands of prescription glasses from around Wyoming, and employed inmates at the state penitentiary to sort through them by prescription type.

During a special tour of the WSP facility last week, Warden Pacheco called the program a “win-win” for everyone involved or touched by the project. Cali O’Hare attended the tour and filed this report.

 

 

Sports: County teams wrap up 2019 road games

The county high schools were road warriors over the weekend ahead of the holiday break and the results came out mixed. Joey Saverine has the recap.

 

More Highlights:

  • UW basketball breaks six game skid in OT in Denver
  • UW football: Defensive LB Javaree Jackson released from the program while RB Titus Swen optimistic to play in Arizona Bowl
  • Broncos take down Detroit in second half

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