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Friday, February 17, 2017

2017-02-17 09:21:42 jsaverinebigfoot99-com

Today’s Headlines:

  • As schools watch education bills going through the legislature, Carbon County School District Two began discussions Wednesday afternoon on how to adjust to cuts.
  • This week’s mild weather has provided a much needed break from the recent harsh winter conditions, especially for the area’s wildlife.
  • In Washington, President Trump signed a resolution rolling back a last-minute Obama Administration regulation aimed at stemming coal production.
  • The Carbon County Spelling Bee took place on Wednesday, with spellers from all over the county competing.
  • A month after Saratoga Elementary Principal Dave Rangitsch announced his retirement, Carbon County School District 2 has taken steps to find somebody else to fill his shoes.
  • The weekend holds some of the most important match-ups of the winter sports season as it will determine much of the regional tournament seeding.

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Thursday, February 16, 2016

2017-02-16 09:38:56 jsaverinebigfoot99-com

Today’s Headlines:

  • The Forest Ranger’s office for the Brush Creek Hayden District is looking to officially annex to the town of Saratoga, in part to achieve its larger goal of utilizing municipal water and sewer.
  • The legal case of a Weld County, Colorado teenager charged with felony arson in connection with last summer’s Beaver Creek Fire was pushed back this week.
  • A Rawlins teen is up for a different kind of recognition.
  • Whether you’re for Obamacare or against it, there’s no denying that the controversial health care is looking like the Humpty Dumpty of American politics.
  • The Saratoga basketball team will be leaving it all on the hardwood this weekend as a pair of wins are a must.

     

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Thursday, February 15, 2017

2017-02-15 09:55:58 jsaverinebigfoot99-com

Today’s Headlines:

  • With the support from local governments across the state, including the Carbon County Commissioners and the City of Rawlins, Senate File 89 is headed to the State House.
  • At the legislature, Senate File 1 passed on Friday with dozens of amendments attached.
  • In Saratoga, the community garden board, after deciding to become a non-profit organization plans to ask the town council for financial assistance to file with the state.
  • After a tough weekend the H.E.M girls basketball team is looking ahead to the final weekend of conference play.
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Tuesday, February 14, 2016

2017-02-14 09:17:15 jsaverinebigfoot99-com

Today’s Headlines:

  • Mistakes happen in any line of work, and that’s the case with the recent demolition of an old motel on Spruce Street in Rawlins.
  • The work of the Wyoming Legislature can sometimes seem far removed from our daily lives. Not this year.
  • Flooding and ice jam issues continue to threaten portions of central Wyoming along the Big Horn River from Worland through Greybull.
  • A Hanna man who allegedly committed a series of vehicle break-ins early in December pleaded not guilty to his charges.
  • The Rawlins swim team wins conference meet for 2nd year in a row.
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Friday, February 10, 2017

2017-02-10 09:32:17 jsaverinebigfoot99-com

Today’s Headlines:

  • Principals at Rawlins schools delved deeper into the possibilities for moving to a four day school week by sharing suggestions and ideas from staff.
  • Carbon County is known for it’s boom and bust economy.
  • County government is also struggling to make ends meet.
  • Severe winter conditions across much of Wyoming, especially in the northwest corner, are having impacts on Wyoming wildlife.
  • The weekend is packed full of competition as only a couple of weeks remain in the 2017 winter sports season.

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Thursday, February 09, 2016

2017-02-09 09:41:19 jsaverinebigfoot99-com

Today’s Headlines:

  • Signs of significant spring runoff in the Platte Valley are apparent, and local officials are looking to assert more control over flood control efforts this year than in the past.
  • The Rawlins City Council revisits the contracts for each nonprofit organization that receives funding from the city.
  • In Washington, after contentious hearings, and in some cases, unprecedented political theater—the U.S Senate narrowly approved Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions as Attorney General Wednesday evening.
  • The Wyoming High School Activities Association held their winter meeting and big changes to high school sports could be on the way.
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Wednesday, February 08, 2017

2017-02-08 09:06:16 jsaverinebigfoot99-com

Today’s Headlines:

  • Work began as scheduled Tuesday digging out the gravel bar that has formed in the river channel between the two bridges in Saratoga.
  • After several months of research and writing, public health nurse Amanda Brown presented an application for Title 10 federal grant to the Board of Carbon County Commissioners on Tuesday.
  • At the state legislature Tuesday: HB 236 passes.
  • School districts are bracing for the cuts that may be coming.
  • The Saratoga basketball team split their games over the weekend, but the Panthers accomplished something that hasn’t been done in a while.
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Tuesday, February 07, 2016

2017-02-07 09:21:37 jsaverinebigfoot99-com

Today’s Headlines:

  • A Rawlins woman was sentenced for 6 to 15 years in prison Monday morning for the unintentional manslaughter of her five day infant child.
  • Day 20 of the legislative session in Cheyenne was a busy one Monday.
  • In the state house, lawmakers worked through a number of amendments to the omnibus bill.
  • Snow Fall in the City of Rawlins always seems to open the floodgates of residents who wish to see snow removal handled differently, especially the plowing of city streets.
  • The Rawlins swim team put together another strong performance over the weekend. Now the Outlaws are prepping for the conference meet.
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Monday, February 06, 2017

2017-02-06 09:03:51 jsaverinebigfoot99-com

Today’s Headlines:

  • People visiting schools in Carbon County Schools District Two will have a new check-in system beginning next week.
  • Legislative news: As first reported last week here on Bigfoot 99, a bill allowing fun owners with concealed carry permits to bring guns onto college campuses passed the House last week and is headed to the state Senate.
  • At the legislature Friday, lawmakers struck an amendment to the omnibus education bill the called for a two percent raise to the state sales tax.
  • To increase Wyoming’s cancer survival rate in 2017, the state health department is encouraging residents to schedule cancer screenings.
  • In Sports: the weekend’s results were mixed for the high schools of the county with some winning big and others coming up short.
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Friday, February 03, 2016

2017-02-03 09:46:50 jsaverinebigfoot99-com

Today’s Headlines:

  • It’s going to get busy in Saratoga with a project that’s been in the work for years.
  • Independent filmmakers might find the dredging of the gravel bar an interesting topic for a documentary or as an industrial backdrop for a movie drama. The work just happens to coincide with the timeline for entries being taken for the first-ever Leaping Trout Film Festival.
  • In Rawlins, the Community Resource Center of Rawlins revamped its organization last month and is now looking for projects to serve the community.
  • In Washington, Wyoming Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso are applauding passage of a resolution that repeals a last minute Obama Administration regulation aimed to stemming coal production.
  • In sports, the majority of the contests this weekend will be played right here in the county.

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