Platte Valley Medical Clinic will close October 24th

Photo: Emma Diercks/Bigfoot 99.

An incorrect date printed in a Rawlins newspaper on the Platte Valley Medical Clinic closure announcement caused confusion last week. The reprint of the notice has the correct closure date, which is October 24th. Emma Diercks has more details.


Cooler, wet weather slows down Ryan Fire

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The weekend’s soaking rains and cool temperatures have put a choke-hold on the Ryan Fire. Officials with the national incident team in charge of suppression efforts say fire activity has been minimal since last weekend.

Crews have focused on building buck-and-rail fence around dozer lines to prevent further disturbance in those areas. Engines are patrolling burn zones for hot spots. The number of personnel assigned to the fire was scaled back to 159 as of Sunday.

The Ryan Fire is estimated at 28,585 acres in size and 35 percent contained. While officials reported two weeks ago that the fire was likely the result of an escaped campfire, the investigation is ongoing.


The late Honorable David E. Erickson’s wife of 41 years, Ginger, accepted the award on his behalf. Photo: Cali O’Hare.

Judge Erickson honored with 2018 Larry Lehman Award

On Friday, the family of the Honorable David E. Erickson accepted a special honor last week on his behalf. The Carbon County Bar Association posthumously awarded Judge Erickson with the 2018 Larry Lehman Award: Integrity in the Pursuit of Justice. Cali O’Hare was inside the Rawlins Municipal Courtroom during Friday’s ceremony and has the story.



Saratoga officials consider sealing newly-improved roads

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Now that the Town of Saratoga has resurfaced several roads with rotor millings leftover from this year’s runway work at the airport, officials are exploring options to make the street improvements last as long as possible. Emma Diercks has more.



Work on county floodplain maps moving forward

Carbon County’s Planning and Development department updated County Commissioners last week with the timeline for new floodplain maps. FEMA started collecting date in 2015 and expect finalized drafts this spring. Emma Diercks has the story.



Sports: High school weekend review

The weekend played out with mixed results for county sports teams. Joey Saverine recaps the action.
More Highlights:
  • Cowboy football loses on the road in heat-breaker.
  • Wyoming basketball gearing up for season.
  • Broncos lack of defense aids Jets to blowout victory.
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