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Street rahab project begins in Rawlins today

In Rawlins, the much-anticipated Street Rehabilitation Project kicks off this morning. The work was scheduled to start on Daley Street. The plan changed early this morning. Chris Olsen, president of STC Construction told Bigfoot 99 that the paving will start on Mahoney near City Market.

In addition to Mahoney and Koontz, other streets in north Rawlins slated for the paving work include portions of Walnut, McMicken and Murray Streets. Olsen said while paving won’t begin on Daley until tomorrow, crews will be doing prep work on the street today.

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Residents in other parts of Rawlins will also see street improvements. On the south side of the city, Pershing, Center and Jefferson Streets have been identified for wear coursing. Toward the northeast end of the city, Glawsgow, Dunphail, Loch Lomond, Loch Ness, Dundee, Mahoney and Dinsmore Streets will all be wear courses. Over in west Rawlins, wear coursing will take place on Cherry, Birch, Alder, Gallup, Los Altos, El Rancho, 6th and 8th Streets, as well as a portion of Cedar.

In all, the street rehabilitation project encompasses roughly 150 blocks worth of wear coursing, or 183,315 yards. The City of Rawlins will spend $899,950 to accomplish the job. Olsen anticipates the entire project will be completed in three to four weeks.

 

Recommendations made for wilderness study areas

The Carbon County Wyoming Public Lands Initiative Committee has made recommendations on how to designate and manage three of the four wilderness study areas in Carbon County. A public open house to gather comments will be held in August before the recommendations move forward to the county commissioners.

 

Rawlins Jam raises thousands for local Boys and Girls Club

The bikers made their rain-soaked road trip in June. Last week, the organizers of Rawlins Jam presented a generous check to the Boys and Girls Club of Carbon County. The donation comes at a good time for the struggling nonprofit. Cali O’Hare reports.

 

 

House and senate candidates answer questions at forum

Candidates for House District 47 and Democratic Candidate for Senate District 11 answered questions about their policy views at a forum held at the Platte Valley Community Center Monday evening. Emma Diercks was there.

 

 

Kasen York rides into action. Photo courtesy to Bigfoot 99.

Sports: Local cowboy nabs two top 20 finishes at national rodeo

Saratoga cowboy Kasen York met both of his goals at the High School National Finals Rodeo, and took plenty away from what he called “a wild environment.” Joey Saverine has the story.

Listen for more highlights from this morning’s sports report, including:

Wyoming Cowboy Football gets defensive recognition.

NFL Training camp begins for former Cowboys.

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