Today’s Headlines:

  • Invenergy is one step closer to building its wind energy plant at TB Flats north of Medicine Bow with the Carbon County Commissioners approval of their conditional use permit. With one more hoop to go through at the state level, Invenergy hopes to begin construction in the spring of 2019.
  • Charges have been brought against three juveniles who reportedly broke into a storage building at the Wyoming Frontier Prison and then deliberately set a fire last month.
  • Members of Ryan Park and Saratoga Search and Rescue squads participated in locating a lost snowmobile rider in the Snowy Range over the weekend. According to a news release from the Carbon County Sheriff’s Department, the team responded to a call for assistance Saturday morning after a Loveland, Colorado man became separated from his party near Matt Hill west of Lake Marie. The missing man, 32-year old Lee Kooienga, was unable to make it out of the area on his machine after it ran out of fuel. He had the provisions and outdoor experience to make camp Friday night and was discovered the following morning as he walked out of his location. Participating in the call were Homer Beach, Don Beach, James Willis, Tom Hunt, and Bill Young of Ryan Park. Also responding were Pat Waliser of Saratoga and Sam Sikes of Hanna. Deputy John Moore of the Carbon County Sheriff’s Office also assisted.
  • In accordance with national observances, the Board of Carbon County Commissioners and the Rawlins City Council have proclaimed this week National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.
  • As the second half of the track season begins this week, HEM will be a busy team after having to take an extra week off due to weather.

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