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Obituary Policy


The Rawlins Daily Times is dedicated to providing timely coverage of obituaries and uses the following guidelines to determine how these notices are handled in the newspaper.


Paid Obituary

The price structure for paid obituaries is as follows, on a per day basis:

  • $100 for 150 words or fewer
  • $130 for 151 to 200 words
  • $160 for 201 to 250 words
  • $220 for 251 to 300 words
  • $250 for 351 to 400 words
  • $280 for 401 to 450 words
  • Over 500 words -- $50/100 words


Additional Services

  • Death Notice One time free
  • Death Notice Additional Run $35 each run
  • An example of the death notice follows. The format will not vary.
  • Example:

John Smith


John Smith, 65, of Rawlins, died April 12 at Memorial Hospital of Carbon County. He was born Dec. 10, 1950, in Rawlins.

Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m., Monday, at Carbon County Funeral Home. Burial will occur in Rawlins Cemetery


  • A photo may be included each time the obituary is published, at no extra charge (see photo guidelines below).
  • Obituaries will be edited for spelling, grammar, libel and style. The sentiment and message will not be edited. However, all obituaries must begin with name, age and date of death. They will also be edited for any content not within our obituary standard, such as poetry, or any special formatting. In the case of such content or formatting, or if the customer desires special presentation, such as borders or special artwork, the obituary will be sent to advertising and charged as a local display obituary advertisement and an individual price quote will be given.


Guidelines for Free Death Notice

  • Each free death notice from the RDT coverage area can run once, with a photo of the person to accompany it.
  • Coverage area: Rawlins, Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow, Saratoga, Riverside, Encampment, Savery, Baggs, Wamsutter and Bairoil.
  • There must be a clear connection to the coverage area.


Other Information

  • When possible, please email obituaries and photos. This helps with accuracy (especially with names) and gives the RDT desk editors more time to edit, rather than type.
  • Photos to accompany obituaries must be of the person while they were alive and of sufficient quality to appear in the newspaper. The RDT reserves the right to reject a photograph due to poor image quality
  • All obituaries must either come from a funeral home or the contact number for the person handling the arrangements must be provided.
  • Obituaries are due no later than 3 p.m. the day before publication, unless prior arrangements are made. We try to be flexible; we simply ask that the funeral home calls us so we can expect a late submission. Additionally, any early sends are always appreciated.


Please send all email correspondence to

This policy is to take effect June 6, 2016.

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