Vandals deface Rawlins art gallery

Photo: Bigfoot99/Cali O’Hare

With school out for the summer, presumably younger vandals have once again targeted the artwork displayed inside the Washington Street Art Gallery. Almost exactly one year ago, teens vandalized the 16 pieces of artwork, some beyond repair. Cali O’Hare reports on the latest incident.

 

State gets poor scores for child welfare

In an annual report released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation on Wednesday, Wyoming ranked 18th in the overall well-being of the state’s children. However, the Cowboy State is second to last in providing adequate health to Wyoming’s kids. Emma Diercks has the story.

 

Crews continue to battle Badger Creek Fire

A 150-man Type 3 team remains on the Southern end of the Medicine Bow National Forest in Albany County as work continues to build lines and put out hot spots on the Badger Creek Fire. The fire has been burning for three weeks, and has grown to more than 21,000 acres. After flaring up with last week’s super hot temperatures, the fire has been pushing to the north. Crews have been constructing fire lines south of Forest Road 533 and concentrating efforts in the Porter Creek drainage. Engines are patrolling all edges of the fire. Residents, recreationists and travelers in southern Albany County are advised that smoke from the Badger Creek Fire will be visible as warmer, dryer weather will bring more active fire behavior. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

 

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Advanced courses coming to Carbon County schools

Carbon County School District One is moving forward with plans to offer more advanced courses to its high school students in the coming years. Emma Diercks has an update.

 

Rawlins PD issues fireworks, drunk driving warning

In addition to reminding Carbon County residents that it’s illegal to possess fireworks and sparklers without a special permit, the Rawlins Police Department is reminding residents to be safe and designate a sober driver this Independence Day. Cali O’Hare reports.

 

Sports: UW signs Sheridan fullback Christensen

While the weekend was a slow one, Joey Saverine takes a look at what’s happening at the University of Wyoming.

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