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Carbon County braces for winter weather

The first snow storm of the season is shaping up to be a big one. In its latest update, National Weather Service said southern Wyoming can expect moderate to heavy snow Wednesday night through Friday morning.

Carbon County from Muddy Gap to Medicine Bow is under a Winter Storm Warning during that time frame. Meanwhile, Rawlins, Saratoga, Arlington and Laramie are under Winter Storm Watch.

Rob Cox with the weather service in Cheyenne said the storm’s worst impacts will be felt in Central Wyoming.

Despite being on the edge of the storm, communities on either side of I-80 in Carbon County could see anywhere from four to eight inches of snow by Friday.

Temperatures are expected to fall rapidly this evening with freezing rain changing to snow by midnight. Record cold is expected Friday morning with temperatures in the single digits and wind chills below zero. Temperatures should rebound back into the 50s by the weekend.

 

Como Bluffs Fossil Cabin. File photo.

Fossil cabin move still in the works

The Como Bluffs Fossil Cabin has yet to be moved to the Medicine Bow Museum almost a year after two local companies donated the funds to complete the project.

The museum director said a contractor continues to remove the building from the ground so a truck can transport it down the road.

 

 

Photo: Cali O’Hare/Bigfoot 99.

Rawlins awards bid for motel demolition

In Rawlins, an old motel in the 800 block of West Pine Street will be torn down.

City Council last week awarded a bid for the vacant building’s demolition Cali O’Hare has the details.

 

 

Photo: Cali O’Hare/Bigfoot 99.

Firefighters demonstrate sprinkler systems

In Rawlins: the fire department put on a dramatic show-and-tell about home sprinkler systems. Two makeshift living rooms were set on fire side-by-side to demonstrate how effective the suppression systems can be.

Cali O’Hare attended the recent workshop and filed this report.

 

Sports: Panthers roll Vikings

The Saratoga football team blanked Guernsey on Senior Night and feel good moving forward. Joey Saverine has the story.

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