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WYDOT repaving section of highway through Hanna this week

WYDOT is repaving a section of Highway 72 through Hanna this week. The work is scheduled between mile markers zero and three. The project includes milling, paving, chip seal, and ADA ramp upgrades. Traffic in town will be temporarily on a milled surface and pilot car operations will be used to navigate milling and paving times.
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County officials discuss proposed fire protection district at public meetings

County officials are providing information regarding the proposed fire protection district in unincorporated areas at a series of meetings this week and next. On Wednesday night at the Platte Valley Community Center, Fire Warden John Rutherford and Carbon County Commissioner Travis Moore discussed the proposed plan to create a fire protection district for areas of unincorporated Carbon County. This was their second stop after hosting an educational meeting earlier in the evening in Encampment.
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Legacy Of Tiny Hanna, Wyoming, Didn’t Die With Its Coal Miners

***For All Things Wyoming, Sign-Up For Our Daily Newsletter***. Viewed from a distance along an isolated stretch of U.S. Highway 30 southwest of Medicine Bow, the tiny down of Hanna doesn’t seem like much to look at. But there’s much to see here, particularly through the eyes of history....

Carbon County: Conservation districts work to conserve land

Three Carbon County conservation districts work on a variety of projects to help provide landowners and others resource management, land-use planning and detailed soils information. Districts are responsible for setting local priorities, administering grants, facilitating fund leveraging and providing a variety of outreach services. S-E-R CD. Joe Parsons has been...

Commissioners to submit comments to FAA over ‘too tall’ wind tower

The Carbon County Commissioners will submit comments to the Federal Aviation Administration regarding a too tall wind tower east of Medicine Bow that is part of the Boswell Springs project. Commissioner Sue Jones brought the matter up at the board’s meeting last week, saying that the FAA had reached out...
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Public Notice...

Pursuant to the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act and the Wyoming Public Service Commission’s (Commission) Procedural Rules, the Commission hereby gives notice of the Application of Rocky Mountain Power (RMP or the Company) for Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) to construct and acquire the Rock Creek I and Rock Creek II wind projects and ancillary facilities under a build-transfer agreement with Invenergy, a third-party developer, and to construct system upgrades to interconnect the wind projects as more fully described below:

Rawlins Pumpkin Run tomorrow

No pumpkins will be harmed in the in 6th Annual Pumpkin Run tomorrow, at least not intentionally. Mira Miller is a board member of the Carbon County Library Foundation which hosts the annual fundraiser. The Tough Pumpkin Obstacle Course is a new addition to the 2K and 5K run, which will be held tomorrow at the Rochelle Ranch Golf Course. Miller said all the fun of previous years will be back tomorrow with a few twists.

Strong Winds Expected To Batter Areas Of SE Wyoming Friday

The Cheyenne Office of the National Weather Service says winds of up to 60 miles per hour can be expected in parts of southeast Wyoming today [Sept. 23]. "Friday looks to be an overall windy day across southeast Wyoming and the Nebraska Panhandle. High Wind Warnings are in effect for the wind-prone locations of southeast Wyoming including Arlington, Elk Mountain, Bordeaux, and Vedauwoo starting early Friday morning. Wind gusts around 60 MPH will be possible for these locations. Stay safe, especially if traveling in a light, high-profile vehicle. For the latest forecast, refer to"

Wyoming Wildlife Crossings: How Wildlife Officials Got Animals To Use Them

***For All Things Wyoming, Sign-Up For Our Daily Newsletter***. More than 40 years ago, Apple pulp and shouting helped save countless mule deer from being hit by speeding traffic on Interstate 80 near Elk Mountain. During the winter of 1977-78, John Hyde was a game warden trainee with the Wyoming...

Cheyenne NWS Predicts Wet, Windy Weather For SE Wyoming

Just in time for the official arrival of fall on Thursday, southeast Wyoming can expect a significant change from the warm summer-like weather we have been seeing of late. That's according to the Cheyenne Office of the National Weather Service. The agency posted this statement on itS website:. ''A cold...

First responders launch drone program in Carbon County

You can run, but you can’t hide — at least not from the thermal sensors and night-vision cameras on two drones now in the hands of first responders. Encampment Police Chief Kevin Shue and Carbon County Emergency Management Coordinator Lenny Laymen have been trying to launch a drone program for the last year. It was grounded for a time after federal grant money fell through. At the county commissioners meeting, H.F. Sinclair presented Carbon County with a check for $15,000 that will underwrite the cost of two drones and the accompanying pilot training.

Discover Wyoming’s Carbon County!

Embrace the season and plan a getaway to Carbon County, Wyoming to observe bountiful wildlife and breath-taking scenery. Whether you’re exploring the great Continental Divide, high mountain deserts or vast prairie lands, Wyoming’s scenery will not disappoint! Keep your eyes open and you may catch a glimpse of Wyoming’s native wildlife species including deer, antelope, moose, elk, bald eagles, badger and more!

Platte Valley residents capture rare sight of funnel cloud

The relatively rare sight of a funnel cloud looming over the Platte Valley was captured in pictures and videos by residents Thursday afternoon. Carbon County Emergency Management Coordinator Lenny Layman issued a statement saying that a Carbon County School District Two rural bus driver reported the ominous looking funnel cloud possibly touched down near Coad Mountain around 3:30 p.m.