Monday, February 26, 2018

Today’s Headlines:

  • The Wyoming Republican Party State Central Committee, on Saturday, nominated three people to fill the vacant Secretary of State office. Ed Murray resigned on February 9th amidst allegations of sexual assault stemming from the 1980’s. The State Central Committee met in Cheyenne Friday and considered applications from eight people. The committee, which consists of the chairman, committeeman, and committeewoman from each of Wyoming’s 23 counties, voted to send the following three names to Governor Matt Mead: Ed Buchanan from Torrington, Darin Smith from Cheyenne, and Richard George from Cody. The Governor will appoint one person to fill the remainder of Murray’s term.
  • Over the last year, The Carbon County Alliance for Drug Endangered Children has worked to spread awareness about the risks facing area families, particularly in Rawlins where methamphetamine and prescription drug use has skyrocketed. The group made some alarming new numbers available last week.
  • While the Carbon County Impact Joint Powers board received a recommendation from the Local Government Liability Pool to not pay to fix faulty pipes from Saratoga’s seven year old meter pit project, the board has decided the town will continue to finance repairs needed as a result of poor construction.
  • The proposed West Fork Reservoir and dam is dead, at least for now. At the legislature on Thursday, the House approved an amendment stripping the entire project from the omnibus water construction bill, including a 40-million dollar appropriation that would keep other water projects at bay.
  • The weekend was big time for the high schools of Carbon County. Recap of the state wrestling tournament, along with the small school regional as the county will be well represented in Casper next weekend.