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Craig promoted to CCSO Capt.

Craig promoted to CCSO Capt.

By Emma Diercks ediercks@rawlinstimes.com RAWLINS — The Carbon County Sheriff’s Office has a new captain, but his is a familiar face. CCSO’s Derrek Craig was promoted from patrol sergeant to captain Tuesday. He officially took over captain duties on Wednesday. “(Craig) has shown his abilities to do his job well,” Sheriff Jerry Colson said. “He […]

Temporary housing pops up in Rawlins

By Chad Abshire editor@rawlinstimes.com RAWLINS — While they aren’t quite man camps, seven new temporary homes have sprung up in Rawlins, accommodating workers in the county as part of Sinclair Oil Refinery’s turnaround. Interim City Manager Scott Hannum said CORAB, a Casper company that specializes in temporary housing, had been looking for spaces to set […]

Become an actor

By Emma Diercks ediercks@rawlinstimes.com RAWLINS — Individuals interested in acting or history have the opportunity take part in a historical project happening locally. Aperture Films, out of California, is looking for extras to be in a historical film called “Westward Expansion,” scheduled for shooting in August at Martin’s Cove. Kaycee Garcia with Aperture Films said […]

America’s day

America’s day

By David Louis dlouis@rawlinstimes.com RAWLINS — “I am well aware of the toil and blood and treasure it will cost us to maintain this declaration, and support and defend these states. Yet through all the gloom I see the rays of ravishing light and glory. I can see that the end is worth all the […]

Saratoga National Fish Hatchery celebrates 100 years

Saratoga National Fish Hatchery celebrates 100 years

By David Louis dlouis@rawlinstimes.com SARATOGA — Celebrating its 100th anniversary today, the Saratoga National Fish Hatchery is doing what it does best — help repopulate trout across the nation. A little less than two miles off Wyo. 130, just north of the town of Saratoga, sits the hatchery’s red brick welcome center, two buildings sporting […]

A celebration of America, the beautiful

A celebration of America, the beautiful

By Chad Abshire Rawlins Daily Times editor Maybe that Thomas Paine guy was onto something. He was a revolutionary, both in thought as well as the literal sense of it. Without his pamphlet, “Common Sense,” a driving force for the colonies to declare their independence, we might have never gotten the chance to celebrate the […]

Celebrating the Fourth with a World Cup win

By Holly Dabb Rawlins Daily Times publisher Call me fickle. However, I’ve traded in my long-standing status as a Rockies fan, to the United States women’s team in the World Cup – at least through Sunday. I’ve always enjoyed a good baseball game. Whether it is Little League match watching young athletes with a Kronski at our neighborhood […]

Teen birthrates continue to decline

Teen birthrates continue to decline

By David Louis dlouis@rawlinstimes.com RAWLINS — Although Wyoming’s overall birthrate only marginally increased by 193 babies in the last three years, state records show a steady decline in teens giving birth in nearly every county between 2007 to 2013. During that time, Carbon County’s number fell by more than half from 34 teens giving birth […]

Walking ‘hand in hand’

Walking ‘hand in hand’

By Emma Diercks ediercks@rawlinstimes.com RAWLINS — Rawlins Cooperative Parish welcomed a new pastor who said she is willing to “stand hand-in-hand” with the community even if they don’t always “see eye-to-eye.” The Rev. Sharon Langfeldt arrived in Rawlins Friday to begin her role as pastor at the church. “The most rewarding part of being a pastor […]

Know your fireworks laws

Know your fireworks laws

By Emma Diercks ediercks@rawlinsimes.com RAWLINS — With Independence Day approaching this weekend, the Rawlins Fire Department reminded the community that it’s illegal to have anything that produces a spark in Carbon County. This includes sparklers, bottle rockets and the Fourth of July essential, fireworks. RFD Firefighter Aaron Zent said the law has been “on the […]

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