Rawlins http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Rawlins High School Construction Over Budget http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/rawlins-high-school-construction-over-budget <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The construction of a new </span>Rawlins<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> High School is delayed—and some in the community are angry—after recent bids by subcontractors put the project $7 million dollars over budget.</span></p><p>The State’s School Facilities Department oversees school construction projects in the state. The Department says the high bid is the result of construction labor shortages and adds that it will work with Rawlins to cut costs.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:56:50 +0000 Aaron Schrank 61176 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Rawlins High School Construction Over Budget Wyoming Stories: Becoming A Mom At 65 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-becoming-mom-65 <p></p><p>Not long ago, in an unexpected turn of events, Rawlins resident Sherrill Bailey adopted her grand-nephew. In this story, she explores the rewarding and complicated destiny of becoming a parent at 65 years old.</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 14:27:15 +0000 Adrian Shirk & Micah Schweizer 60980 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Becoming A Mom At 65 Wyoming Stories: A Future Legislator's Childhood Trip To Cheyenne http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-future-legislators-childhood-trip-cheyenne <p></p><p>Dan Kinneman is from Rawlins. His father was one of Wyoming’s longest-serving legislators. In this story, Kinneman—himself a former legislator—describes a childhood visit to Cheyenne during a treacherous winter.</p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 15:51:11 +0000 Adrian Shirk & Micah Schweizer 59529 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: A Future Legislator's Childhood Trip To Cheyenne Wyoming Stories: Joan Paige On Her Grandfather, The Battle Of Milk Creek, And ‘Ladies of the Night’ http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-joan-paige-her-grandfather-battle-milk-creek-and-ladies-night <p>Joan Paige’s family has lived in the Equality State for almost as long as it’s existed. In 1889, her grandfather, John Mahoney, was stationed just outside of Rawlins at Fort Steele. In this story, she tells of circumstances that brought him west, and the dubious nature of late-19<sup>th</sup> century frontier towns.</p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 22:14:49 +0000 Adrian Shirk & Micah Schweizer 59241 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Joan Paige On Her Grandfather, The Battle Of Milk Creek, And ‘Ladies of the Night’ Wyoming Stories: Boom And Bust In Rawlins http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-boom-and-bust-rawlins <p>Marla Brown is a fifth generation Wyomingite who grew up helping run her parents’ various businesses during some of Rawlins’ booms and busts.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 13 May 2014 15:23:52 +0000 Adrian Shirk & Micah Schweizer 58208 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Boom And Bust In Rawlins Wyoming Stories: The Prison Warden They Called “Dad” http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-prison-warden-they-called-dad <p>In 1967, Rawlins resident Duane Shillinger was hired by the Wyoming State Penitentiary as a counselor. Later, through an unexpected turn of events, he ended up serving as warden for seventeen years. In this story, he remembers the transition from the 19<sup>th</sup> century facility to the current one, and the relationships he formed with inmates.</p> Fri, 02 May 2014 22:53:46 +0000 Adrian Shirk & Micah Schweizer 57754 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: The Prison Warden They Called “Dad” Wyoming Stories: Memories Of Mid-Century Rawlins http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-memories-mid-century-rawlins <p>Like many Wyoming natives, Pat and Ellie Noonan met at a college party in Laramie—almost sixty years ago. In this story, the couple describe the misadventures of their first encounter.<br />&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>The Noonans remember the summer that city officials dug up the century-old corpse of outlaw Big Nose George.</p><p></p><p>From the early 1960s to the late 80s, Pat Noonan was employed by the First National Bank of Rawlins, first as a teller and later as its inaugural Computer Operations Manager—which was a wholly alien pursuit for a small town bank in 1971.</p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 19:37:29 +0000 Adrian Shirk 57612 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Memories Of Mid-Century Rawlins Inmates Say Jails And Prisons Ignore Medical Needs http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/inmates-say-jails-and-prisons-ignore-medical-needs <p>Inmates in Wyoming’s jails and prisons frequently complain that they don’t receive adequate medical care. That might not seem like a huge problem, but the Eight Amendment of the Constitution requires that if prison staff know an inmate has a serious medical need, they have to treat it.</p><p>Civil rights groups are worried that serious cases are being ignored. But the Wyoming Department of Corrections says inmates just don’t have a realistic idea of how they should be treated. Wyoming Public Radio’s Willow Belden reports.</p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 21:31:55 +0000 Willow Belden 57404 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Inmates Say Jails And Prisons Ignore Medical Needs BLM Considers Limiting Development On Wilderness-Type Areas Near Rawlins http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/blm-considers-limiting-development-wilderness-type-areas-near-rawlins <p>The Bureau of Land Management is considering protecting some areas in the Red Desert because of their scenic qualities.</p><p>The agency’s Sheila Lehman says they’re considering amending the Rawlins Resource Management Plan, to limit development on parcels of land with important wilderness characteristics.</p><p>“There’s the potential to maybe be able to preserve it a little bit more, or by mitigating certain things to keep that quality – that wilderness quality,” Lehman said.</p><p>Environmental groups are pleased.</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:46:10 +0000 Willow Belden 57051 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org BLM Considers Limiting Development On Wilderness-Type Areas Near Rawlins Rawlins DDA/Main Street http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/rawlins-ddamain-street <p>Take a walk though time and space with Rawlins’ downtown mural tour. This educational walking tour, funded by Rawlins DDA/Main Street, Carbon County School District #1 Recreation Board and the Wyoming Arts Council, celebrates the history of Carbon County through murals created by local artists in 2005-2007. The 12 murals highlight the history and natural beauty of south central Wyoming. From the innovate work of Thomas Edison and James Candlish to the splendor of the native pronghorn and aspen, the mural tour shows the diverse and rich history of the region. Tue, 23 Oct 2012 15:23:33 +0000 Mira Miller 31778 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Rawlins DDA/Main Street Rawlins Music Academy http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/rawlins-music-academy <p>The Rawlins Music Academy features a beginning hand chime choir that practices every Monday from 5:30 until 6:45pm.&nbsp; They also have a hand bell choir that practices every Thursday from 5 until 6:30pm. &nbsp;&nbsp;The first fall concert will be November 10th in Encampment or Saratoga.&nbsp; The second concert will be November 11th at the Rawlins Middle School.&nbsp; The final Christmas concert will be held on December 16th at Rawlins High School.</p> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 18:13:35 +0000 Rawlins Music Academy 31437 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Rawlins Music Academy Carbon County Museum - Rawlins http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/carbon-county-museum-rawlins <p>Carbon County Museum opened in 1940 in one room of the county courthouse. Since then the museum and its collection have grown to include over 30,000 artifacts housed in a former Church.&nbsp;Rotating exhibits highlight regional and local history, including personalities, western industries, and sensational events unique to the county. Displays feature “Big Nose” George Parrott (a bandit who became a pair of shoes), an original Wyoming State flag, restored vehicles, ranching, the railroad, geology and natural history collections. Mon, 01 Oct 2012 14:20:36 +0000 Carbon County Museum 30827 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Carbon County Museum - Rawlins