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Rawlins man pleads not guilty to meth, battery charges

By Emma Diercks ediercks@rawlinstimes.com RAWLINS – A Rawlins man pleaded not guilty to Judge Jeffery Donnell of Albany County Friday morning on felony charges of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver and domestic battery. Christopher Howard, 35, faces up to 20 years in prison, a $25,000 fine or both, if convicted. […]

Career Discovery Day ‘gets the wheels turning’

Career Discovery Day ‘gets the wheels turning’

By Emma Diercks ediercks@rawlinstimes.com RAWLINS – From teaching and nursing to fire fighting and engineering, Rawlins Elementary School’s fifth graders learned about different career opportunities Friday morning during the school’s second Career Discovery Day. Fifth grade teacher Suzanne Scott said she invited professionals from the community to talk to the students about their jobs and the education […]

Geese receive golf course reprieve

By David Louis dlouis@rawlinstimes.com RAWLINS — There will be no killing of Canada geese at the Rochelle Ranch Golf Course, at least for this year. Despite the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s intentions to issue the city-owned golf course a take permit next week, Derk Pfannenstiel, Rawlins’ golf and green space superintendent, has put any […]

There is no place like home

There is no place like home

By David Louis dlouis@rawlinstimes.com RAWLINS — You would think, Rawlins would be a singularly special name for a place on a map. As it turns out, it is not. While driving though northwest Kansas, along U.S. 36, motorists from the Cowboy State will notice a peculiar sign that they are now entering Rawlins County, named […]

Judge dismisses state’s horse lawsuit

By David Louis dlouis@rawlinstimes.com RAWLINS — Earlier this week, the U.S. District Court in Wyoming dismissed a lawsuit filed by the State of Wyoming against the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) seeking the removal of wild horses from public lands across the state. In her ruling, Judge Nancy Freudenthal determined that BLM is not required […]

Calif. man killed on I-80 near Wamsutter

By Chad Abshire editor@rawlinstimes.com A California man died Wednesday morning after getting hit by a commercial vehicle on Interstate 80 about 19 miles west of Wamsutter. Aleksandr Kozak, 32, Sacramento, died after a 2011 Freightliner commercial vehicle driven by Edward C. Barrowes, 48, Salt Lake City, struck him, a release from the Wyoming Highway Patrol […]

Touching the lives of students

Touching the lives of students

By Emma Diercks ediercks@rawlinstimes.com HANNA – Building strong relationships with students is one of the most rewarding parts of being an educator, said Dale Kari, Hanna – Elk Mountain – Medicine Bow High School Principal, who is retiring after serving 20 years as principal. Kari’s inspiration to become an educator came from the physical education teacher he had […]

City to send students to WAM

By Chad Abshire editor@rawlinstimes.com RAWLINS – The Rawlins City Council unanimously decided to send two local students and a chaperone to the upcoming Wyoming Association of Municipalities Convention in Cheyenne in June. City Clerk Marla Brown spoke for Councilman Louis Espinoza Sr., Ward 1, who was absent, regarding the matter, saying city staff who chaperoned […]

New equipment headed to RPD

By Chad Abshire editor@rawlinstimes.com RAWLINS – The Rawlins Police Department has some new equipment headed its way in the near future in the form of automated external defibrillators and new bulletproof vests. RPD Chief Troy Palmer said the AED’s would be a “huge benefit because probably 95 percent of the time we’re the first ones […]

Carbon County ‘takes back the night’

Carbon County ‘takes back the night’

By Emma Diercks ediercks@rawlinstimes.com RAWLINS – Carbon County residents marched around Rawlins Thursday in an effort to “take back the night.” Carbon County Citizens Organized to see Violence Ended (COVE) walked around two blocks in Rawlins for its eighth annual Take Back the Night march. According to U. S. Department of Justice, a sexual assault occurs […]

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