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Kiwi touring USA

By Chad Abshire editor@rawlinstimes.com RAWLINS — Mike Morlan and Rob Cope shared a hug before saying goodbye. A real goodbye. The kind that says they might never see each other again and the kind that maybe only two complete strangers can really enjoy. Morlan didn’t know Cope before he picked him up off the side […]

RHS principal reflects on seniors’ success

RHS principal reflects on seniors’ success

By Chad Abshire editor@rawlinstimes.com RAWLINS — “They’re great kids. I’m sure they’re going to do just fine.” Rawlins High School Principal Tom Weed has no worries about the 85 seniors graduating from his school June 3, even after they brought in eight truckloads of sand, a skid-steer and a tractor onto the school’s parking lot […]

Sinclair Oil announces major initiative for education

By Trudy Balcom tbalcom@rawlinstimes.com RAWLINS — There were a lot of awards and applause dished out at Thursday night’s meeting of the Carbon County School District No. 1.Board of Trustees. Students received awards for perfect attendance. Retiring teachers received golden apple awards for their years of service. Police Chief Troy Palmer and City Manager Scott […]

Library system responding to budget cuts

By Trudy Balcom tbalcom@rawlinstimes.com RAWLINS — Like all other publicly funded agencies in the county, the Carbon County Library System is scrutinizing budgets and taking steps to reduce costs amid steep budget cuts. Newly-hired library director Bobbie Morgan stepped into the budget fray from her very first day on the job in mid April. When […]

RPD alcohol compliance checks nets three violations

By Trudy Balcom tbalcom@rawlinstimes.com RAWLINS — The Rawlins Police Department conducted alcohol compliance checks at 15 businesses that sell alcohol. “The whole reason for this is to see if the person behind the counter will check ID,” said Police Chief Troy Palmer. Employees at The Office Bar, the Rifleman and Nothing to Wine about received […]

Down and dirty fun at Pig Digger

By Trudy Balcom tbalcom@rawlinstimes.com SARATOGA — If you are looking for a way to get in touch with your inner redneck, the Whistle Pig Saloon in Saratoga will be hosting the Pig Digger Mud Rally this Saturday and Sunday. The mud will fly starting at 2 p.m. Saturday right on the grounds of the saloon. […]

Morris pleads guilty to theft, forgery

By Trudy Balcom tbalcom@rawlinstimes.com RAWLINS — A woman who was involved in stealing cash from the motor vehicle desk while working in the Carbon County Treasurer’s Office pleaded guilty Thursday morning in Carbon County District Court. Judge Michael Deegan, of Campbell County, presided over the hearing. Diane Morris, 55, of Rawlins, told the court she […]

Former Bi-Rite Gifts manager takes plea deal

Former Bi-Rite Gifts manager takes plea deal

By Trudy Balcom tbalcom@rawlinstimes.com RAWLINS — Sherry Roberts appeared in Carbon County District Court Wednesday afternoon for a change of plea hearing. The former manager of Bi-Rite Gifts appeared subdued and calm. Judge Michael Deegan of Campbell County presided over Roberts’ plea hearing — she pleaded no-contest to a charge of theft, her voice barely […]

Candidate filing ends Friday

By Chad Abshire editor@rawlinstimes.com RAWLINS — With plenty of seats up for grabs throughout Carbon County this coming election cycle, not every one has a name attached to it just yet. Residents looking to run in primary elections for federal, state, county and city offices have until 5 p.m. Friday to file the necessary paperwork. […]

Employees honored at the State Pen

Employees honored at the State Pen

By Trudy Balcom tbalcom@rawlinstimes.com RAWLINS — Earlier this month, two employees from the Wyoming State Penitentiary were honored at a Department of Corrections banquet in Cheyenne for their hard work and dedication. Tiffanie Phillips, a correctional caseworker, was honored as the non-security employee of the year at Wyoming State Penitentiary (WSP). Tiffanie Phillips began at […]

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