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Memorial Hospital of Carbon County will not be hosting any of the National Guard members that the governor activated yesterday to help medical facilities around Wyoming. With COVID-related hospitalizations up statewide, Governor Mark Gordon yesterday called up about 95 Wyoming National Guard soldiers and airmen to provide support to medical facilities in the state requesting help. The Wyoming Department of Health reports that approximately 200 people with COVID-19 were in state hospitals on Tuesday, which is near the number seen last year during the peak of the viral spread. The guardsmen were assigned to 24 hospital locations in 17 Wyoming cities, according to the Governor’s office. They will provide temporary assistance at the facilities to help ease workloads. The Department of Health’s Statewide Hospital resource page showed 185 hospitalizations in Wyoming last night, none at Memorial Hospital of Carbon County. All of the ICU beds in Rawlins are open, according to the state site.
Pictured above: File photo of a COVID-19 screening station at MHCC. Photo by Cali O’Hare/Bigfoot 99.
A freshman Rawlins City Councilor introduced the topic of term limits at Tuesday’s regularly scheduled meeting. The discussion revealed an interesting split between those members of the governing body with a lengthy tenure and those who are relatively new to local government. Rawlins would have to pursue a charter ordinance to set term limits. Pictured above: File photo of Rawlins City Hall. Photo by Cali O’Hare/Bigfoot 99.
The Rawlins City Council has directed the Urban Systems Committee to explore options for converting a handful of narrow streets in Ward 3 to one-way only. The governing body is seeking recommendations on how to proceed from the committee. The concept surfaced last November as a potential compromise following the defeat of a proposed ordinance related to on-street RV parking. Pictured above: November 9th photo of a one-way sign on the corner of 14th Street and Court Lane, both one-way streets in Rawlins Ward 3. Photo by Cali O’Hare/Bigfoot 99.
The Rawlins City Council voted 5-0 to approve a series of amendments that tighten the language in rules and regulations for hauling municipal solid waste and construction materials to the landfill. Two members of the governing body recused themselves prior to the vote because of possible conflict of interests. The matter must pass two more readings before the proposed changes can take effect. Pictured above: C&D pit at the Rawlins landfill. Photo by Cali O’Hare/Bigfoot 99.


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