Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Today’s Headlines:

  • The Encampment River Fire was not very active Tuesday, according to the county fire warden.
  • Monday’s eclipse appears to have provided a nice bump for area retailers.
  • Life goes on after the eclipse. How to pay for Wyoming schools will be the issue hounding state officials all the way to next year’s legislative session.
  • In a follow up to a story reported by Bigfoot 99, one of the founding members of Pronghorn Pride said the interpretive center will not be built. However, funds raised by the organization may go to a local project that fulfills the at least part of the nonprofit’s charter.
  • The Rawlins girls swim team is moving right along with a jam packed pre-season.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Today’s Headlines:

  • Under control, but not out – that’s how officials are summing up the Encampment River Fire.
  • Wyoming took center stage yesterday, with people from all over the world entering the state to have a front row seat of a total solar eclipse.
  • The Wyoming Department of Education has submitted the state’s plan to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act to the Federal Government.
  • In a follow up story first reported by Bigfoot 99, one of the founding members of Pronghorn Pride said the interpretive center for area visitors will not be built.
  • The Wyoming Cowboy football team played their first scrimmage on Saturday and held a practice to follow it up yesterday.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Today’s Headlines:

  • In just a few days, the long awaited solar eclipse will darken the skies across Wyoming.
  • Just as it is this year, Wyoming was a hot ticket item for the total eclipse of 1878 was well.
  • In the lead up to the solar eclipse, residents of the Platte Valley will have the opportunity to sample State brews at the 22nd annual Stienley Cup Microbrew Festival on Saturday in Saratoga.
  • The Rawlins Lady Outlaw swim team has a jam packed pre-season schedule that is loaded with fun.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Today’s Headlines:

  • The A-C-T scores from four of Carbon County’s five high schools are higher than average for the state, according to the 2017 data released by the Wyoming Department of Education.
  • Although budgeting funding for repairs on streets within the City of Rawlins is still a work in progress, residents will soon see repairs made to the city’s popular walking path thanks to a large donation from the Sinclair Refinery.
  • The Carbon County Impact Joint Powers Board has recommended that the Town of Saratoga pay for the repair of leaking pipes after a water meter project undertaken several years ago.
  • Anyone who ordered special eclipse viewing glasses from Amazon should check their inbox for a special safety notice from the e-commerce giant.
  • In Saratoga, with a bid accepted, preliminary work on the Airport runway rehabilitation project at Shively Field is anticipated to start soon to shorten the timeline of work needed next spring.
  • The H.E.M football team is looking sharp after coming off of a great off season training program.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Today’s Headlines:

  • The recent spell of cool, wet weather has reduced the threat of wildland fires in Carbon County.
  • Tomorrow is National Thrift Shop Day, and in Saratoga, Bridge Street Bargains is celebrating with an open house.
  • In Rawlins, City officials are not happy with the lack of detail provided in a statement released by the mysterious nonprofit, Pronghorn Pride.
  • Plans to harvest trees on Federal Landes in the northwest region of the Sierra Madre range in Medicine Bow National Forest are open for public comment.
  • The Encampment volleyball team is excited where they stand this season as they’ll be able to field two teams.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Today’s Headlines:

  • A Rawlins woman is back in jail after allegedly reconnecting with meth dealers and delivering the controlled substance.
  • Back to school shopping can be emotionally and financially draining, and that’s why the Rawlins Cooperative Parish has stepped up to help.
  • As Saratoga puts together a plan to guide future growth, the town’s Planning Commission is researching how much to charge developers for application fees.
  • As the total eclipse draws closer, rumors about how people plan to celebrate the rare celestial event grow wilder.
  • The 2017 fall sports season began yesterday with the first of many pre-season practices/ Bigfoot 99 caught up with the Little Snake River volleyball program.

Monday, august 14, 2017

Today’s Headlines:

  • The Carbon County Commissioners will consider lifting the state one fire restrictions implemented in July at their meeting tomorrow.
  • Wyoming continues to score poorly in the state’s cancer prevention efforts with low cigarette tax rates and a lack of smoke0free laws being the main contributing factors.
  • In Rawlins, city council tomorrow night will be asked to try again for a federal grant to help fund more than 2-million dollars in water and sewer repairs around town.
  • Wyoming Game and Fish plants to improve wild trout habitat in two locations in the Platte Valley, but must first obtain waivers to temporarily increase waters turbidity at the sites.
  • Kasen York of the Saratoga rodeo team has stayed active and successful this summer.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Today’s Headlines:

  • In an update to a story Bigfoot 99 first broke last week, we’ve learned more about where the money went that was collected for Pronghorn Pride.
  • After hosting an open house Thursday evening, the U.S Forest Service is looking for public comments on a large scale project intended to address beetle-killed timber across the landscapes of the Snowy Range and Sierra Madres.
  • Carbon County’s Local Emergency Planning Committee met Thursday to finalize last minute details on an action plan for the upcoming solar eclipse on August 21st.
  • The Wyoming football team enters the weekend healthy and will continue the process of becoming the team that they want to be.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Today’s Headlines:

  • The City of Rawlins has witnessed a downward trend in its sales tax revenues for two straight years.
  • In Saratoga, beginning September 1st, residents in violation of the nuisance ordinance will receive formal letters giving them a set time period to clean their properties.
  • New details have emerged from the Wyoming Highway Patrol regarding Tuesday’s high-speed chase which led troopers from Walcott to Rock Springs.
  • A plan to harvest about 65 hundred acres of timber in the North Savery area of the Sierra Madre range is open for public comment with an open house set for Monday.
  • In Sports: Practice number nine in Laramie saw the Cowboys get onto Jonah Field for the first time.

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Todays’ Headlines:

  • A high-speed chase led troopers across nearly 100 miles of Southern Wyoming Tuesday morning.
  • It won’t be long before thousands of eclipse tourists head for the hull and other remote areas in Wyoming.
  • In Rawlins, city officials looking for money to fund needed street improvements looked at increasing water and sewer fees.
  • At the Carbon County Fair Tuesday, more than a dozen competitors and their lambs walked the run inside the multiplex during the sheep show.
  • The Wyoming Cowboy football team has cruised into week number two of fall camp.