Today’s Headlines:

  • Teacher at the northern end of the county are saying goodbye to more than another school year this month. They are also bidding farewell to Principal Mark Shipp who is retiring after serving the district for 14 years.
  • When the organizers of Carbon County School District #1’s free summer lunch program first launched the service in June 2017, they saw a slow start. Now moving into the second season, the widely popular program has expanded and seeks to serve at least 300 meals a day.
  • In Washington on Wednesday, the US Senate gave bipartisan approval to a bill that increased medical health care options for veterans. The VA Mission Act passed on a 95-2 and now heads to President Trump for his promised signature. The bill overhauls the Veteran Administration’s health care delivery system, in part by allowing more access to private doctors and hospitals.
  • The illuminated star at the top of the hill in Rawlins has historically signaled the arrival of the Christmas season. In recent years, however, the star has been dark at times, in part because of its hard to get to location, weather and structural decay. Two groups of Rawlins High School students believe they can solve those problems and, on Monday, presented their plans to the Rawlins City Council.
  • The Rawlins Generals Baseball team enters the season with new leadership.

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