Front page of the New York Times from 75 years ago today. Courtesy of New York Times/Carbon County Museum. Click to view larger.

Rawlins museum commemorates D-Day anniversary

This date 75 years ago today, June 6, 1944, was a day of reckoning. Under the command of General Dwight Eisenhower, one the greatest military operations launched before sunrise.

The mission to win Europe back from Nazi control was given the name Operation Overlord. The first day of invasion by sea across on five beaches of Frances is forever known as D-Day.

In Rawlins, the Carbon County Museum is marking the anniversary. Cali O’Hare has the story.

 

Complete audio of Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower’s invasion speech:

 

 

County school districts review budgets

Like local governments in the area, Carbon County’s two school districts are preparing their budgets for the next fiscal year.

Emma Diercks reports that officials with both districts confident about their financial plans, which are up for final approval in July.

 

 

Photo: Cali O’Hare/Bigfoot 99.

Rawlins City Council gets hike in pay

Rawlins City Council is giving itself a pay raise. The 50 percent hike in pay won’t take place immediately. Cali O’Hare reports.

Click here to view the resolution adjusting the Rawlins City Council pay

 

Photo: Emma Diercks/Bigfoot 99.

Rocky Mountain Power celebrates new energy projects

Rocky Mountain Power PacifiCorp held a ground breaking ceremony Wednesday morning to celebrate their Energy Vision 2020 projects. Emma Diercks attended the ceremony and filed this report.

 

 

Sports: Lady Panthers already back to the grind

The Saratoga girls basketball team has been hard at it in early June as they’ve put a focus on the mechanics of the game. Joey Saverine has the story.

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