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RMS math teacher named CCSD1 Teacher of the Year

A former Rawlins Middle School student turned math teacher was named Carbon County School District One’s Teacher of the Year. The prestigious honor is given annually to educators nominated by their students, colleagues, and administrative staff. Cali O’Hare was there for the announcement made by Superintendent Mike Hamel and filed this report.
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The City of Rawlins talks about their water issues

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Water woes for a Wyoming city continue due to leaks in its 100-year-old water system. The City of Rawlins remains under a water irrigation restriction. According to city officials who say they are working to fix the issues. The City council has re-allocated some...
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Calves spill out of moving trailer onto residential street in Rawlins

From pandemonium at a college commencement speech, to chaos on a residential Rawlins street: A bunch of calves tumbled out of the back of a slow-moving trailer in in Rawlins late Sunday night. Cali O’Hare was there and helped round up one of the last of the rogue bovines before...

City of Rawlins hires new finance director

In Rawlins, a new finance director has been hired, less than three months after the abrupt departure of the city’s previous certified public accountant. Cali O’Hare sat down with the new hire Monday and has the story. Pictured above: New Finance director Tom Sarvey. Photo courtesy of the...

Hospitals cutting services over staffing shortages

As hospitals across the U.S. face workforce shortages, several have had to halt services. At least five hospitals across three states announced plans in recent months to scale back care due to staffing shortages. Memorial Hospital of Carbon County in Rawlins, Wyo., is ending labor and delivery services June 15...

CCSD1 and City of Rawlins enter into MOU for 2022 RHS graduation banners

High school graduation is right around the corner. In Rawlins, the governing body has entered into a memorandum of understanding with the Carbon County School District One to hang banners celebrating the Rawlins High School graduating class of 2022 on the decorative light poles downtown. Cali O’Hare has the details.

6 hospitals ending maternity care

Six hospitals and health systems have announced the closure of obstetric services since March 16; several of those moves are due to staffing challenges:. Beth Israel Lahey hospital's freestanding birth center to close. Beverly (Mass.) Hospital, part of Cambridge, Mass.-based Beth Israel Lahey Health, will permanently close its freestanding birth...

Labor and child delivery services ending in Rawlins hospital

The Rawlins hospital will be ending its labor and child delivery services on June 15. This is a result of the pandemic putting the hospital in a financial crunch. Memorial Hospital of Carbon County is an essential service for the county and surrounding areas. The hospital is roughly 100 miles away in every direction from another facility.

Wyoming hospital to end labor and delivery services amid staffing problems

Memorial Hospital of Carbon County in Rawlins, Wyo., will end its labor and delivery services June 15, Wyoming Public Radio reported May 12. The hospital is about 100 miles from another facility, according to the station. Although staffing was always a challenge for the rural hospital, it worsened during the...

P&Z to decide on 307 Horse Racing special use permit tonight

In an update to a story Bigfoot 99 has been following, representatives from 307 Horse Racing, the company providing off-track betting on live and historical equestrian events, have requested a special use permit from the City of Rawlins to open their newest location on Cedar Street. In March, they requested...

BLM wants to hear about any concerns on wild horses and land management

CHEYENNE – If you have any concerns about how the Bureau of Land Management plans to deal with land issues involving areas used by wild horses in our state, now is the time to speak up. A protest period ends on June 6. BLM announced Friday it has prepared a proposed resource management plan amendment and a final environmental impact statement for the Rock Springs and Rawlins field offices. The materials are available online at ...