Carbon County http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en School Construction Faces Current Labor Shortage, Future Revenue Decline http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/school-construction-faces-current-labor-shortage-future-revenue-decline <p>It’s a tense public meeting in Rawlins. School District officials here recently learned that the latest contractor bid to build a new Rawlins High School is $7 million dollars over budget. Carbon County School District 1 Superintendent Fletcher Turcato says Rawlins isn’t interested in making cuts.</p><p>“Four months ago, we were within budget—and because of a bidding climate, now they want us to continue to take money out of this project,” Turcato said. “That’s not going to happen. The Board said it’s not going to happen. We’re not going to do that to the people of Rawlins.”</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 23:28:06 +0000 Aaron Schrank 61208 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org School Construction Faces Current Labor Shortage, Future Revenue Decline Wyoming Stories: A Pioneering Politician And Priest http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-pioneering-politician-and-priest <p>Linda Fleming was the first woman to be appointed or elected for public office in the Carbon County town of Baggs. After her long tenure as both mayor and county commissioner, she turned her leadership talents to ministry.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 15:02:16 +0000 Adrian Shirk & Micah Schweizer 60654 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: A Pioneering Politician And Priest 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’ Seismic testing rattles surface owners in Carbon County http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/seismic-testing-rattles-surface-owners-carbon-county <p>For most of Wyoming's history, mineral rights have clearly taken precedence over surface rights. But in 2005, the Legislature passed a split estate law which, for the first time, gave surface owners some say over how their land could be used to access the minerals below it. It was a big change, but many have argued since that it didn’t go far enough.<br /><br />As Wyoming Public Radio’s Stephanie Joyce reports, a case heard by the Oil and Gas Conservation Commission this week tested the limits of the law, and the rights of surface owners.<br /> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 22:32:07 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 49989 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Seismic testing rattles surface owners in Carbon County