Guns stolen from Riverside business

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The Carbon County Sheriff’s Office is looking for additional clues in a burglary at the south end of the Platte valley where three guns were stolen from a Riverside business last week. Emma Diercks has more.

 

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Street rehab bid announced tonight

In Rawlins, the City Council is expected to award the bid for the 2018 Street Rehabilitation Project during tonight’s meeting. Previous efforts to award the project were derailed after the owner of one company said the scope of work wasn’t feasible and didn’t make financial sense. City Hall went back to the drawing board and released bid 2.0 on a fast track. Cali O’Hare has the update on where the process is now.

 

Firefighters battle Badger blaze as new fire starts

Not much changed on the Badger Creek Fire Monday. About 150 firefighters remain on the scene of the 21,190-acre burn zone on either side of Fox Park in southern Albany County. Yesterday, crews assisted by dozers and helicopters worked to construct more fire-line south of Forest Road 533 along the northeast side of the fire. Engines patrolled all edges of the fire, taking action on hot spots along the Highway 230 corridor as fire behavior increased in the afternoon. Crews also deployed engines during nighttime hours, taking advantage of cooler temperatures. Meanwhile, another fire was reported yesterday 15 miles southwest of Walden, Colorado. The 25-acre Chedsey Fire is burning near the Teal Campground, which was evacuated yesterday. About 80 personnel are on the scene. Fire danger is high across southern Wyoming and Northern Colorado headed into the Fourth of July holiday.

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Apprenticeship program coming to county schools

With a grant from the Wyoming Department of Education, Carbon County School District One has the opportunity to partner with the Sinclair Refining Company to teach high school students technical skills and start an apprenticeship program. Emma Diercks reports.

 

Clubs, businesses raise funds for local Boys and Girls Club

What do bikers, fishermen and oil refinery employees all have in common? A desire to support the Boys and Girls Club of Carbon County. Last weekend’s fundraising efforts offered a variety of fun ways to raise money for the nonprofit. Cali O’Hare has more.

 

Sports: Local cowboy amps up for HSNFR

The High School National Finals Rodeo is still a week away, but Saratoga Cowboy Kasen York is is prepping like it’s tomorrow. Joey Saverine has the story.

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