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BREAKING NEWS: Incident at Trump Rally in Pennsylvania

By Dana Davis

Reporter,  Carbon County Comet

An incident occurred at a rally for presidential candidate Donald Trump in Pennsylvania, according to NBC, CBS, and other news organizations.

Fireworks Spark Rodeo Court Blaze; Over 40 Firefighters Contain 4.5-Acre Fire

By Mike Armstrong

Reporter, Carbon County Comet

 

“My official determination was that the fire was started by fireworks,” Rawlins Fire Chief Allen Robinson said. “The fire started off by Rodeo Court.”

Robinson is talking about the “Rodeo Court Fire.”

Hanna Gets New Council Member

By Mike Armstrong

Reporter, Carbon County Comet

 

The Hanna Town Council met at 6:30 p.m. on July 9 at Hanna Town Hall. The agenda and minutes from the June 11 meeting were swiftly approved, along with board and department reports.

Town Clerk Vivian Gonzales reported water issues at the Hanna Recreation Center. Financial statements were approved.

The Wrangler Needs a Home

By Mike Armstrong

Reporter, Carbon County Comet

 

Less-Lethal Munitions: What are They and How are They Used?

By Alex Bakken

Carbon County Sheriff

 

Sports

$3.5M Gift Supports Renovation of UW’s War Memorial Stadium

Press Release

University of  Wyoming

 

The University of Wyoming received a transformative gift to its Difference Makers Campaign, paving the way for the revitalization of the west side of War Memorial Stadium and the creation of a new state-of-the-art swimming and diving facility.

City of Rawlins Revitalizes Sports Complex with Major Field Renovations

Press Release  

Reporter, Carbon County Comet

 

This spring, the City of Rawlins Parks, Golf, and Streets crews teamed up to revitalize the baseball and soccer fields at the Sports Complex near the Rec Center. 

2024 Carbon County 4-H Shoot

By Dana Davis

Reporter, Carbon County Comet

 

Both UW Rodeo Teams 10th in CNFR Standings

Press Release

Make-A-Wish Wyoming

 

Both University of Wyoming teams are 10th in their respective divisions heading into the College National Finals Rodeo’s (CNFR) third and final round in Casper.

Tuesday marked the first of four third-round nightly performances, with the top 12 times and scores in the men’s and women’s competitions earning bids to Saturday night’s championship finals.

Veteran Group Leads UW Rodeo Into College National Finals Rodeo

Press Release

Univertisty of Wyoming

 

Experience: That will help tremendously when the University of Wyoming men’s and women’s rodeo teams compete Sunday to Saturday, June 9 to 15, at the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) in Casper.

Lady Outlaws Lose to Worland at State

By Mike Armstrong

Reporter, Carbon County Comet

 

Outdoors

UW Professor Examines Tree Adaptability to Climate

Press Release

University of Wyoming

 

During his recent yearlong sabbatical, Daniel Laughlin led a study that found trees can sustain life in temperatures higher or lower than where they are currently growing.

While tree species appear to prefer distinct climatic conditions, the true nature of these preferences is obscured by species interactions and dispersal, which limit tree species’ ranges.

Seeing the Stars

By Mike Armstrong

Reporter, Carbon County Comet

 

One of the great things about Carbon County is looking up at the sky and seeing the stars clearly at night. It is almost magical how they twinkle and shine against the dark sky.

This magic is not seen by all who live in the USA. Some places like Chicago and northern Indiana are lucky to see just a few stars in the sky above. Pollution and haze obscures much.

USDA Forest Service Seeks Public Comment on Draft Guidance for Old Growth Management on National Forests

Press Release

Aaron Voos, Public Affairs Specialist, Forest Service Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests & Thunder Basin National Grassland

 

After 11 Years, Longest-Migrating Mule Deer Dies in Wyoming’s Red Desert

 

Press Release

University of Wyoming

 

A Wyoming mule deer that migrated farther than any other deer known to science has died. Deer 255’s life of migrations ended in the Red Desert of Wyoming, about 200 miles from her most recent summer range in Jackson Hole. She was 10 years and 10 months old.

Retired Air Traffic Controller sees retired airmail beacon

By Mike Armstrong

Reporter, Carbon County Comet

 

Boyd Simpson, a Hanna resident and historian buff, knew his uncle, a retired air flight controller, was coming to town in the coming week, so he wanted to find the foundation for airplane beacons he knew was near the town.

Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests to implement developed recreation site fee changes

 

Public input contributed to the final fee package, with multiple changes made to the original proposal. 

 

Press Release

USDA Forest Service

Public Affairs: Aaron Voos

 

After two years of development, review, and public input, the Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests have finalized new and increased fees at 89 developed recreation sites. 

Entertainment

Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering Features Mountain Man art by R. G. Finney

By Dick Perue

GECG Publicity Chairman

 

For the first time in the 22-year history of the Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering slated for July 19, 20 and 21 at Grand View Park in Encampment, the promotional artwork will feature the mountain man. During past years the theme has been cowboy and ranch, with last year an Indian painting.

7/13/24 Horoscopes by Aurora

Aries

(March 21 – April 19)

Any sudden moves involving finances needs to be towards endings that would then allow you to put a more comforting foundation in place that could put doubts and worries behind you.  The opinion of somebody else could be helpful in that they better understand the information that doesn’t really interest you.  Be sensible.

 

Taurus 

(April 20- May 20)

BBQ Salmon

The Lunch Lady Corner

CJ Lindsay

 

An Interesting Note About Grapes

By Mike Armstrong

Reporter, Carbon County Comet

 

When it comes to alcohol, my expertise is really on hard spirits, but it doesn’t mean that I don’t have an interest in beer or wine. 

Saratoga Days 2024 Rocks the Valley

By Dana Davis

Reporter, Carbon County Comet

 

The small town of Saratoga, population 1,700, transformed into a bustling hub of excitement and entertainment over the July 4th weekend, as thousands flocked to the annual Saratoga Days festival. Every hotel room was filled, and nearly all Airbnb rentals were booked, demonstrating the event’s popularity.