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Deal for Saratoga Deseret facility finalized

Deal for Saratoga Deseret facility finalized

By David Louis dlouis@rawlinstimes.com SARATOGA — After less than two weeks of negotiations, Montana-based Health Management Services, LLC reached an agreement to lease — with an option to purchase — Deseret Health Group’s Saratoga nursing home facility. While terms of the lease are confidential, Joe Rude, president of Health Management Services, did note it was […]

Authorities start seatbelt enforcement campaign

By Chad Abshire editor@rawlinstimes.com RAWLINS — The Rawlins Police Department, along with agencies across the country, promised it would show “zero tolerance” during a seat belt enforcement campaign that began Monday and will continue through the month. “Every day, unbuckled motorists are losing their lives in motor vehicle crashes,” RPD Chief Troy Palmer said in […]

Wyoming Business Alliance “tours” Carbon County

Wyoming Business Alliance “tours” Carbon County

By Emma Diercks ediercks@rawlinstimes.com RAWLINS – As Wyoming celebrates 125 years as a state, communities across the state are reflecting on their futures. The Wyoming Business Alliance came to the Bureau of Land Management building in Rawlins Wednesday morning to help Carbon County business and community leaders brainstorm ideas to ensure Carbon County’s communities have […]

Council OK’s $200k in emergency funding

By Chad Abshire editor@rawlinstimes.com RAWLINS — The Rawlins City Council Tuesday night approved $200,000 and a grant application for another $510,000 for emergency repairs to the city’s wastewater treatment facility. Interim City Manager Scott Hannum told the council during its meeting that a power outage from about two weeks ago knocked out the treatment plant […]

Pig Digger kicks off Memorial Day weekend

Pig Digger kicks off Memorial Day weekend

By Emma Diercks ediercks@rawlinstimes.com RAWLINS – The Whistle Pig Saloon kicks off Memorial Day weekend with its fifth annual Pig Digger Mud Rally. The event starts Friday evening with music from “big hair” band Harley and the V-Twins performing as Redneck Rehab. Saturday evening they perform as Steel Kitty. Whistle Pig Saloon Owner Chuck Davidson said […]

Community gets update on Carbon County poverty

By Chad Abshire editor@rawlinstimes.com RAWLINS — The community got an update on the state of poverty in Carbon County, which revealed that more than 2,000 people in the county live in poverty. Sheela Schermetzler, hired by the Carbon County Action Committee, or Tripartite, to put together the final report on Carbon County’s Community Survey on […]

CCSD2 hires new Saratoga principal

By Emma Diercks ediercks@rawlinstimes.com SARATOGA – Carbon County School District 2 Board of Trustees announced the new Saratoga Middle High School principal Monday evening. Linda Butler was hired as the new principal for the 2015-2016 school year and has a salary of about $74,800 a year. She is currently the Interim Assistant Principal at Rawlins […]

Kemmerer man’s sentencing rescheduled

Kemmerer man’s sentencing rescheduled

By Emma Diercks ediercks@rawlinstimes.com RAWLINS – Carbon County District Court Judge Wade Waldrip was set to sentence a Kemmerer man Monday morning for a felony charge of second-degree sexual abuse of a minor, but an apparent paperwork error delayed that. Matthew Jones, 39, had not received a presentencing investigation report from his lawyer, James Learned, […]

Public Health trains for epidemic outbreak

Public Health trains for epidemic outbreak

By Emma Diercks ediercks@rawlinstimes.com RAWLINS – If an epidemic outbreak were to occur in the area, people in the community would be asked to go to a public Point of Dispensing (POD) to receive medication. Carbon County Public Health Response Coordinator Emily Kaluzny led a POD simulation Tuesday morning at the Jeffrey Center to find […]

Rawlins man sentenced for battering pregnant woman

Rawlins man sentenced for battering pregnant woman

By Emma Diercks ediercks@rawlinstimes.com RAWLINS – Carbon County District Court Judge Wade Waldrip sentenced a Rawlins man to 30 to 54 months in prison Monday morning for battering a pregnant woman, including punching her in the stomach. Jerrod Kunsky, 30, was sentenced on the battery causing bodily injury charge and said he was “sorry for […]

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