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Christmas star lights up Rawlins sky one more year

Just in the for this weekend’s holiday parade, the large Christmas star that overlooks Rawlins will shine brightly again this year. The lighting of the star has been an annual tradition for decades. Although plans to construct a new version of the holiday icon are underway, the original iron star will enjoy one more year as the city’s tree topper. Cali O’Hare has more.

 

 

Photo: Cali O’Hare/Bigfoot 99.

Rawlins woman gets harsher sentence after new evidence in child abuse case

A Rawlins woman who pleaded guilty to child abuse earlier this year withdrew her plea Monday afternoon. County prosecutors brought forth testimony at the sentencing hearing that pushed for a harsher sentence than what was laid out in a plea agreement.

 

 

Governor Mead honors George H.W. Bush

In Washington D.C. Monday, the casket carrying the remains of the 41st president, George H.W. Bush, arrived at the U.S. Capitol as the nation begins its formal farewell. The president’s remains will lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda until Wednesday morning.

Governor Matt Mead in a statement Monday encouraged Wyoming citizens to join with the rest of the nation in honoring the former President tomorrow. Current President Donald Trump has issued a proclamation designating Wednesday, December 5th, as a National Day of Mourning. Federal offices across the country, including Wyoming, will be closed. State offices remain open.

Click here to read Governor Mead’s entire statement.

 

Flexible city tax legislation fails

The Joint Legislative Revenue Committee voted last week against a bill that wold have allowed Wyoming municipalities more flexibility to change their own sales tax rates and increase them by as much as one percent. Emma Diercks reports.

 

 

Public Health begins annual Baby Drive for newborn supplies

The Carbon County Public Health office is gearing up for its annual Baby Drive to gather items for local newborns. Four drop-off locations are set up to help new families get off to a strong start. Cali O’Hare has the details.

 

 

Sports: Lady Outlaw basketball begins season loaded with experience

The Rawlins girls basketball team will one of the more experienced entering the 2018/19 season as look once again to be state contenders. Joey Saverine has the story.

More Highlights:
  • Cowgirl basketball team set to host Denver University this evening.
  • Broncos take a closer look at win and the injuries that came along with it.

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