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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

2017-11-21 10:00:23 jsaverinebigfoot99-com

Today’s Headlines:

  • For many people, especially in the Platte Valley, the official start of winter has nothing to do with the date on the calendar. It’s the day the Snowy Range Road closes for the season.
  • Carbon County Prosecutor Cal Rerucha supports proposed legislation, which is moving forward to this year’s legislative session, that seeks to close loopholes in Wyoming’s marijuana laws.
  • In an effort to ensure abused and neglected children have a voice in legal matters concerning them, the Wyoming Court Appointed Special Advocates organization is expanding its services to Carbon County.
  • Big game animals are on the move right now, and Wyoming Game and Fish is urging motorist to watch for deer, elk, and pronghorn who have other things on their mind when they cross roadways. A dynamic message sign south of Walcott Junction on Highway 130 and another for northbound travelers just beyond the North Platte River outside Saratoga warn drivers to slow down for wildlife.
  • In sports, we check in on Josh Allen and the Cowboy football team as they practice for the final game of the regular season and how the Cowboy basketball team looked in the first round of the Cayman Island Classic.

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Monday, November 20, 2017

2017-11-20 10:00:13 jsaverinebigfoot99-com

Today’s Headlines:

  • Carbon County School district #2 approved the first reading of a state required policy on student data privacy.
  • A local real estate company has kicked off a fundraiser aimed at benefiting local families with a new baby. All items collected will be given to Carbon County Public Health and its Best Beginnings program.
  • In Saratoga, applying for different permits through town hall is about to be simplified, making the process easier for everyone involved.
  • The design phase for the new HVAC system coming to the HEM High School is complete. Carbon County School District #2 Superintendent Jim Copeland says the project may be able to start sooner than originally anticipated.
  • Wyoming’s sole member of the US House of Representatives won’t be in Rawlins during Thanksgiving, but Liz Cheney’s rep will be. Carbon County residents are encouraged to take advantage of the upcoming mobile office hours for Congresswoman Liz Cheney.
  • In sports, a look into the All-State football accolades and the Wyoming Cowboy’s loss to Fresno State.

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Friday, November 17, 2017

2017-11-17 09:20:20 jsaverinebigfoot99-com

Today’s Headlines:

  • A wind-driven wildfire scorched ranch land south of Saratoga Thursday afternoon, burning a haystack in its path, before firefighters managed to corral it.
  • The Town of Sinclair will host its fouth annual Christmas Tree lighting ceremony and area residents are invited to join in on the festivities.
  • In Saratoga, after discovering some individuals living in recreational vehicles on lots where that type of use is not allowed, the town’s Zoning Officer is looking to the planning commission for direction on resolving the violations.
  • Tickets are still available for those interested in attending Saturday’s Wine and Beer Festival hosted by the Rawlins Soroptimist Club. Proceeds from the event will be given in the form of scholarships to local women and girls hoping to further their education.
  • The high school football All-Conference lists have been released with Carbon County well represented.
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Thursday, November 16, 2017

2017-11-16 08:55:37 jsaverinebigfoot99-com

Today’s Headlines:

  • In Saratoga, after further research into the proposal of reducing speed limits near a daycare on Bridge Street, the Saratoga Police Department has determined that the area does not qualify for a school speed zone.
  • At the end of each hunting season, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department sends out surveys and hosts public meetings to gather feedback from hunters. Carbon County hunters are invited to attend the upcoming meeting held in Rawlins.
  • As the Upper Platte Solid Waste Disposal District continues to work through the Saratoga Landfill closure, its also dealing with a remaining to-do item from the previous closure of the landfill that was in Encampment.
  • After receiving a legal opinion from the town’s attorney, the Saratoga Planning Commission has determined that a fence cannot be enforced between the Saratoga Forest Management saw mill and residential zoning.
  • Tickets are still available for those interested in attending Saturday’s Wine and Beer Festival hosted by the Rawlins Soroptimist Club. Proceeds from the event will be given in the form of scholarships to local women and girls hoping to further their education.
  • The Wyoming football team may get some good news later today, but are playing it safe when it comes to their quaterback situation.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

2017-11-15 09:43:42 jsaverinebigfoot99-com

Today’s Headlines:

  • The Carbon County Economic Development Corporation is now accepting applications for its 2018 Leadership class.
  • In Encampment: Elementary and High School students met many state testing standards last year.
  • In Saratoga: those who haven’t complied with the Town’s nuisance ordinance on rights of way are encouraged to do so before an impede of snow removal in the town’s streets.
  • If you live in the City of Rawlins or the Town of Sinclair, you’re likely to get a knock on the door from a Boy Scout this weekend.
  • In Sports: A Carbon County Trackster is taking her game to the next level.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

2017-11-14 10:46:07 jsaverinebigfoot99-com

Today’s Headlines:

  • At a recent join meeting of the Wyoming Water Development Commission and the legislature’s select committee on water, state officials brushed off key questions about the proposed West Fork Reservoir on Battle Pass, and recommended setting aside 40 million dollars for the project.
  • In district court on Monday, a Colorado man who was stealing from cars in Rawlins last month entered into a plea agreement with county prosecutors sentencing him to prison.
  • The Rawlins Family Recreation Center is seeking input from residents regarding the creation of a community skate park at one of the city’s tennis courts.
  • Cowboy fans breathed a sigh of relief Monday when Wyoming Head Coach Craig Bohl said Quarterback Josh Allen might play this weekend. The injury was not as bad as it appeared.
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Monday, November 13, 2017

2017-11-13 09:08:33 jsaverinebigfoot99-com

Today’s Headlines:

  • In Saratoga, after receiving a bill for water leak repairs stemming from a faulty connection during the town’s meter project several years ago, the Water and Sewer Board established a policy on how to pay for future repairs.
  • The recently released Prevention Needs Assessment surveyed over 13,000 Wyoming students in 6th, 8th, 19th, and 12th grades for problem behavior, including the use of drugs and alcohol.
  • To maintain schools throughout Carbon County School District #1, district officials have created a draft funding plan spanning throughout the next seven years.
  • It was a great weekend to be a Wyoming fan, as the Cowboy football team beat Air Force with their star quarterback sidelined for much of the second half. Meanwhile, both the men’s and women’s basketball teams won their season openers.
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Friday, November 10, 2017

2017-11-10 09:17:16 jsaverinebigfoot99-com

Today’s Headlines:

  • The Town of Saratoga is looking into the possibility of establishing a school speed zone near where County Road 500 becomes Bridge Street in hopes of slowing down traffic by the daycare and preschool at the top of the west hill.
  • In Rawlins Thursday, a representative from the Central Wyoming Healthcare Coalition gave a presentation to members of Carbon County’s Local Emergency Planning committee in hopes of encouraging more local agencies to join the coalition.
  • Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away. If heading to the hills and cutting down a Christmas tree is part of your holiday fun, permits are now available.
  • A total of 30 wild horses were collared as part of a collaborative study between the University of Wyoming and the BLM Rawlins Field Office. The GPS collars will transmit data over the next 18 months regarding movement of the horses on public and private lands, how the horses select range land resources across different seasons, and how they move through the Wyoming-Colorado state line.
  • It’s a big time weekend for the University of Wyoming as the Cowboy football team plays Air Force and the basketball teams up their non-conference schedules.
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Thursday, November 9, 2017

2017-11-09 09:02:19 jsaverinebigfoot99-com

Today’s Headlines:

  • Memorial Hospital of Carbon County Board is hoping to establish a hospital district to help the local medical facility generate revenues for maintenance and repairs.
  • The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver ruled in favor of Wyoming and affirmed that the City of Riverton is not part of the Wind River Indian Reservation.
  • Starting tomorrow and into the weekend, activities and events are scheduled to honor the men and women who have fought for our country.
  • The Upper Platte Valley Solid Waste Disposal District reminds residents that disposing of household trash in city dumpsters to avoid collection fees is illegal.
  • Now that the volleyball season has come to an official close, we look at post season honors and what the Air Force Academy had to say about playing Wyoming.
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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

2017-11-08 10:14:06 jsaverinebigfoot99-com

Today’s Headlines:

  • This week’s snow storm offered a reminder of how Mother Nature can impede travel on Interstate 80 during winter months. Even locals can get caught up in road closures. People wanting to apply for WYDOT’s Authorized Travel program so the can travel on closed sections of roads, are encouraged to do so before winter arrives for real.
  • Interstate 80 travelers may benefit from improved cell phone service in the isolated stretch of highway between Elk Mountain and Arlington, an area prone to treacherous conditions during winter storms.
  • In District Court on Monday, a Rawlins man, who entered a plea of not guilty in March, has changed his plea and admitted to committing the crime of attacking a man with a knife.
  • During Tuesday’s meeting of the Carbon County Alliance for Drug Endangered Children, Rawlins High School principal Darren Heslep discussed issues stemming from at-risk behaviors he is seeing in classrooms.
  • The Encampment volleyball team wrapped up another successful season as they placed 2nd at the state tournament.
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