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Rawlins native Haller reflects on colonel appointment

Rawlins native Haller reflects on colonel appointment

By Chad Abshire editor@rawlinstimes.com RAWLINS — The new colonel of the Wyoming Highway Patrol, a 1985 Rawlins High School graduate and former Rawlins Police Department officer, said he was “very humbled” to attain the position. Kebin Haller, 48, was named to the position by Wyoming Department of Transportation Director John Cox late last month. Haller […]

City projects on track

City projects on track

By Chad Abshire editor@rawlinstimes.com RAWLINS — A pair of city projects remain on track, with one approaching completion and the other still having a ways to go before wrapping up. Danielle Gross, Rawlins Public Works secretary, said the city’s manhole replacement project, awarded to Riverton-based Viper Underground for $138,130, had around three weeks left before […]

Belford, Thorvaldson shine for Rawlins at Casper Invitational

By John Roark sports@rawlinstimes.com   CASPER — Though stepping up a class during Friday afternoon’s Kelly Walsh Bear Trap Cross-Country Invitational, Rawlins High School senior Montana Belford opened the season with a strong Top 10 finish. As a Class 3A entry, Belford ran sixth in a field consisting of mostly Class 4A runners. Her final […]

Torrington boys, Pinedale girls win Rawlins Invite team titles

Torrington boys, Pinedale girls win Rawlins Invite team titles

By John Roark sports@rawlinstimes.com   Leading by just seven strokes entering Friday’s second round, Torrington’s boys’ golf team distanced itself even further from the Rawlins Golf Invitational field. Fueled by three top 10 finishers, the Trailblazers (637 strokes) easily outdistanced runner-up Star Valley (650) in the team standing at Rochelle Ranch Golf Course. Carbon County’s […]

Saratoga man dies after sawmill fall

By Chad Abshire editor@rawlinstimes.com SARATOGA — A Saratoga man died Thursday in an apparent workplace accident at the Saratoga Forest Management sawmill. David McConnell, 65, died after falling two stories to the ground from a logging deck around 3:30 p.m., Carbon County Sheriff Jerry Colson said. Colson said authorities “don’t know the cause of the […]

When newsrooms become news

When newsrooms become news

By Chad Abshire Rawlins Times editor Sickened. Disgusted. Saddened. There are many more adjectives that could be used to describe how we felt after hearing about the journalists who were killed live on air in Virginia Wednesday. Allison Parker, 24, and Adam Ward, 27, a reporter and a cameraman, respectively, for WDBJ-TV in Roanoke, Va., […]

CCSD1 OK’s Rawlins school curriculums

By Solomon Gustavo sgustavo@rawlinsnews.com RAWLINS — Curriculums for Rawlins Elementary and Middle Schools were approved unanimously, but the Carbon County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees had trouble deciding on the high school’s. The high school’s curriculum presentation, given by Rawlins High School Principal Tom Weed and assistant principal Travis Moore faced questioning by […]

El Niño could bring colder winter to Carbon County

El Niño could bring colder winter to Carbon County

By David Louis dlouis@rawlinstimes.com RAWLINS — According to the latest forecast released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center, this year’s El Niño is “significant and strengthening,” with forecasters predicting it will be the strongest one since records began in the 1950s. NOAA predicts there is a greater than 90 percent […]

Rawlins Retrospective – ‘I have a dream’

Rawlins Retrospective – ‘I have a dream’

By Julia Sabo jsabo@rawlinstimes.com Editor’s note: Friday marked the 52nd anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. The following story was printed the day after his speech in the Rawlins Daily Times on Aug. 29, 1963. Although not typed by local hands, this story was used to inform local citizens of […]

Daily Times hosting food drive

By Chad Abshire editor@rawlinstimes.com RAWLINS — The Rawlins Daily Times is hosting a food drive for the St. Vincent DePaul food bank. Co-Publisher Missey Turney said the decision came from a tip the food bank was running low on non-perishables and canned goods. Derk Pfannenstiel, president of the food bank, said it was presently the […]

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