Carbon County

Colorado Man Dead in Carbon County Accident
A Colorado man is dead and a Rawlins man is injured after a one-vehicle crash east of the town of Baggs in Carbon County. The Wyoming Highway Patrol says 29-year-old Justin Carrillo of Pueblo, Colo., was driving westbound on Wyoming Highway 70 after 1:00 a.m. Friday with 34-year-old Joshua Hart of R…
Utah Man Dead After Head-On Collision in Carbon County
A Utah man is dead and a Colorado man is hospitalized after a head-on collision in Carbon County over the weekend. The Wyoming Highway Patrol says 18-year-old Thomas Curry of Ft. Duchesne, Utah, was found dead Saturday near Hanna. Wyoming Highway Patrol Sgt. Steven Townsend says Curry was traveling …
Carbon County Commission Approves Wind Farm
RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) — A proposed large wind farm project in Carbon County has cleared another regulatory hurdle. The Carbon County Commission voted 3-0 Tuesday to grant a conditional use permit to the Power Company of Wyoming for the Chokecherry and Sierra Madre wind farm project. The commissi…
Ferris Fire In Carbon County 100 Percent Contained
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Firefighters have contained an 8,800-acre wildfire in Carbon County’s Ferris Mountains area. The Ferris Fire has been burning since July 27 when it was started by lightning about 30 miles north-northeast of Rawlins. Firefighters have been demobilizing the last cou…
Firefighters Slow Spread Of Wildfire Near Rawlins
RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) — Firefighters are slowing the spread of a wildfire burning in south-central Wyoming’s Carbon County. The Ferris Fire, about 30 miles northeast of Rawlins, has burned about 8,800 acres and was 63 percent contained Monday. Fire managers say crews have been able to hol…
Crews Make Progress On Wildfire Near Rawlins
RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) — Firefighters have made some progress on a growing wildfire burning in south-central Wyoming’s Carbon County. The Ferris Fire about 30 miles northeast of Rawlins had burned 8,797 acres by Sunday afternoon and was 57 percent contained. Fire managers say it is burning…
Fire Near Elmo Still Burning After 2 Months
RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) — A fire started in April in Carbon County is still burning in sub-surface coal cinders and it could smolder for years. The Associated Press reported Thursday that the fire south of Elmo was allegedly accidentally started by 45-year-old William Wilhelm of Hanna who was usin…