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Rawlins City Council changes vices

While the House of Representatives hit a stalemate in electing leadership in Washington D.C. on January 3, nearly 1,800 miles away the Rawlins City Council decided on their own leaders. The entire process was held by secret ballot. The governing...

 

Who will represent Ward 2?

The residents of Ward 2 in Rawlins were without full representation on January 3 and will be without at least until the first meeting in February. Tonya Lewman, who defeated incumbent Linda Smith in the 2022 General Election, did not take her Oath of...

 

Snow-place like small towns

There was no shortage of snow as Rawlins entered the New Year, receiving a total of two feet between the night of January 1 and the morning of January 4. Fortunately, there was no shortage when it came to acts of kindness as well. From pulling...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    December 29, 2022

A beacon of care

Less than a week before Christmas, a collision on Interstate 80 west of Rawlins took the life of 29-year-old Saratoga resident Tyeler Harris. A GoFundMe for $15,000 for his wife and three children...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    December 29, 2022

Brand New Year, Same Old Trash Talk

For at least the first three days of the New Year, Rawlins residents will be stuck with their municipal solid waste. On December 20, the Rawlins City Council voted 4-2-1 to table Wyoming Waste...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    December 29, 2022

Glenn Addition water rates watered down

Following an outcry from corral owners in Rawlins’ Glenn Addition, it appears some changes will be coming to water rates for the agricultural section of the city. Interim City Manager Tom Sarvey...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    December 29, 2022

Twenty-four hours to go

Update (01/03/2022, 9:37 p.m.) During the January 3 regular meeting of the Rawlins City Council, both Dirty Boyz Sanitation and Wyoming Waste Connections had their hauler licenses approved from... Full story

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    December 29, 2022

Same mayor, different vice

Terry Weickum will retain the seat of mayor for two more years following the January 3 meeting of the Rawlins City Council while Steve Sanger will serve as vice-mayor for the same period. The... Full story

 

A Geek-ish Gathering in Rawlins

When a person's fate hangs upon the roll of dice and cards in hand, money is usually involved. The cards placed on tables at Geek-ish Things on December 10 weren't clubs or spades though. Instead, the...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    December 15, 2022

Water rates raise ire

Just over two months since the Rawlins City Council passed a sweeping water rate increase, property owners from the Glenn Addition—home to the corrals and agricultural section of the city—expresse...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    December 8, 2022

Poaching case still not settled

After four attempts at a settlement, the State of Wyoming and Saratoga resident Tom Arthur, do not appear to be any closer to a deal surrounding Arthur’s September 12 citation over the harvesting...

 

Caring for the wounds of Carbon County

For some time, the type of wound a Carbon County resident had would determine where they would receive care. A scrape or minor cut could be treated at the emergency room while issues with an...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    November 24, 2022

Dueling Definitions

The latest chapter in the years-long saga between Dirty Boyz Sanitation and the City of Rawlins was written last week when, in a period of three days, the governing body revoked and then reinstated...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    November 17, 2022

Rawlins Council revokes, reinstates Dirty Boyz hauling permit

The 4-2-1 decision by the Rawlins City Council on November 15 to revoke the hauling license for Dirty Boyz Sanitation lasted all of three days. On November 18, the governing body voted 4-2-1 to... Full story

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    November 10, 2022

Carbon County leading Wyoming in jail technology

For the Carbon County Sheriff's Office, safety at the county jail for both inmates and staff is tantamount. Now, the facility has a new piece of equipment which can better ensure safety in the...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    October 27, 2022

Skating into memory

The recently completed skate park at Key Club Park in Rawlins will be named in memory of Joshua “J.R.” Rodriguez. It has been more than a decade since his passing but emotions still run high when...

 

St. Christopher's Highway debuts in Carbon County

Traveling on I 80 can be a challenge regardless of the season, but winter is always an issue. People can be stranded for hours or even days in Rawlins, stretching visitors and the city to the limit....

 

Helping to fill the gaps

"I married into a family of educators well before I started at Carbon County Higher Education Center (CCHEC), but I have always believed in the importance of education," said Jennifer Moore who formal...

 

Rawtown talent on display

Families roaming downtown Rawlins in October may invoke images of a Halloween walk. On October 7, however, there were no tricks and the treats were good fun and good art on display for residents and...

 

Moving on up

Since 1987, Carbon County has had a two percent lodging tax in effect. An optional tax, it is voted on every four years and will be on the ballot November 8. For 35 years, the tax has not increased,...

 

A lot of potential

Within the walls of the Carbon County Museum, a variety of exhibits await for visitors to offer a glimpse into the history of Rawlins and the county itself. A 55-foot long fire truck powered by a...

 

Facing the challenge

All businesses have a similar beginning, starting as an idea which can spark a plan. As of 2020, there were 31.7 million small businesses in the United States, 68,641 of those are located in Wyoming....

 

A hop, skip and a jump

The disparities between rural and urban healthcare are no secret. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 46 million Americans live in rural areas and due to living in these...

 

Have pumpkin, will travel

It was a cool, crisp autumn morning on September 24. Perfect weather for the 6th Annual Pumpkin Run hosted by the Carbon County Library Foundation. While there was no frost on the pumpkins, a make...

 

For the record

Physician, heal thyself is a common saying with Judeo-Christian roots often used in regards to the medical community. For Memorial Hospital of Carbon County (MHCC), it could also apply to their newly...

 

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