- In an update to a story first reported by Bigfoot 99, the Carbon County Library Board held a special meeting Wednesday morning, during which yet another board member abruptly resigned.
- As discussion of people living in recreational vehicles progresses, residents from the Town of Saratoga are starting to express more concern over this type of living situation.
- Carbon County School District #2 is shifting administration duties and creating a new position that will be focused on student data.
- The Rawlins Outlaw basketball team enters quadrant play this weekend with a road trip to Worland and a home contest with Buffalo.
- There’s a new Sheriff in town. The commissioners interviewed three candidates for the position Tuesday morning, and in an unprecedented turn of events, the decision was clear.
- A candidate for the 2018 race for Wyoming Governor appeared in Saratoga Tuesday evening to meet residents and share her vision for the state.
- In an update to a story first reported by Bigfoot 99, the Board of Carbon County Commissioners heard concerns from area residents hoping to put a stop to what many have called “a rogue board”. Last week the Carbon County Library System Board of Directors was thrust into the spotlight after it decided to “offer” it’s Executive Director a demotion.
- With academic growth continuing at each elementary school in the northern portion of the county, Principal Mark Shipp told CCSD#2 board the plans put in place to carry on student success.
- The Rawlins boys’ swim team is putting together another solid campaign this season as they are cruising through their regular season schedule.
- Carbon County’s new Sheriff will be appointed this morning by the Board of Carbon County Commissioners. The Commissioners will choose between three candidates whose names were advanced by the Carbon County Central Democratic Committee.
- With a large project underway, the USFS is hosting public meetings at the Brush Creek Hayden Ranger District Office next week to provide updates on the Medicine Bow Landscape Vegetation Analysis.
- County officials will take a hard look at details of the Sage Creek Highway Paving Project during today’s commissioners meeting.
- Before determining whether Saratoga water and sewer fee increases are needed, the Carbon County Impact Joint Powers Board plans to investigate exactly which town account receives the revenues and how much those revenues are.
- The Saratoga girls’ basketball team fell in both contests over the weekend, but continue to mature as the season moves forward.
- The Riverside Town Council is considering putting ordinances in place to help large events run smoothly in the future.
- City staff in Rawlins hope to upgrade the building official’s vehicle to a new full size pickup truck soon. Staff will recommend the Rawlins City Council award the bid during Tuesday’s meeting.
- As the Carbon County Wyoming Public Land Initiative Committee makes preparations for two open house meetings to talk about local Wilderness Study Areas, the board continues to stress the importance of written public comments.
- Wyoming’s State Parks and Historic Sites first began participating int he national “First Day Hikes” initiative seven years ago. The number of participants continue to grow. This year, guided hikes were held at 16 locations around the state, and record numbers of hikers turned out to take advantage of the New Years Day tradition.
- Busy weekend for Carbon County High School sports teams.
- Carbon County’s registered republicans are encouraged to consider applying for available positions as precinct committee men or women. the Republican Central Committee has numerous openings across the county.
- While the Saratoga Planning Commission continues to discuss how much to charge for application fees administered through the town, the board has created recommendation on other parts of the processes.
- After receiving one million dollars in grant funding last year, the Old Pen in Rawlins is preparing to go out to bid on the renovation of the old Guards’ Quarters. Once completed, the space is expected to accommodate offices for a visitors center, exhibit space, and entrepreneurial opportunities.
- The Saratoga Water and Sewer Board was presented with another faulty pipe from the town’s seven year old meter pit project and are passing on to the Saratoga Town Council to see who is responsible for the cost of repairs.
- It’s a jam packed weekend for the high school sports teams of Carbon County as conference play heats up.
- The Carbon County Library Board will soon need to fill the position of Executive Director after the board decided earlier this week to “offer” the current director a demotion to the position of Branch Manager.
- The Saratoga Town Council and Planning Commission will meet at the end of the month to come up with a long term solution for people living in recreational vehicles in non-designated areas.
- While smoking rates in Wyoming have decreased, the state health department says smoking related health impacts continue to be a concern.
- Another Carbon County Coach will be in Casper come June. Little Snake River head coach Jack Cobb has been selected to help lead the charge for the south in the 2018 Shrine Bowl All-Star football game.
- A Cheyenne attorney, running under the Republican ticket for Governor, will make her announcement and hold a meet and greet in Saratoga next Tuesday.
- During Tuesday’s meeting of the Alliance for Drug Endangered Children, Carbon County social workers learned how to better protect themselves when conducting home visits.
- According to 2017 crash data from the Wyoming Highway Patrol, a lack of seat belt use continues to be the main cause of highway fatalities in the state.
- The Saratoga Boys basketball team has come out of the holiday break hot.
- After discussing a proposal by US Representative Liz Cheney to amend the Wyoming wilderness Act to allow all recreational uses on Wilderness Study Areas in northwest Wyoming, the Carbon County Public Lands Initiative Committee decided to hold off on advocating politically for their work.
- In an update previously reported by Bigfoot 99, Rawlins Police Department officers attended the funeral services of a Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputy killed in an ambush shooting by a former Rawlins attorney.
- A former Rawlins woman accused of using a borrowed flatbed trailer to dump household garbage outside of Rawlins has pleaded not guilty to the charges brought against her.
- The Town of Saratoga is making progress on its lighting and camera project taking place at the Saratoga Jet Center.
- The Rawlins Lady Outlaw basketball team is coming off of a big road trip that took them to Mountain View and Star Valley.
- The Carbon County Council of Governments has begun organizing the 2018 committee for the 5th Penny Tax. On Tuesday, city officials in Rawlins designated Scott Hannum to represent the municipality on the committee.
- After initially being told by the Wyoming Departments of Environmental Quality to do studies of the ground water at the old Encampment landfill site, the Upper Platte Valley Solid Waste Disposal District is now being told by the state agency to hold off on the work at this time.
- After receiving 10 bids for a new half-ton pickup truck to be used by the city’s fire chief, the Rawlins City Council accepted a bid from a Riverton dealership.
- The Town of Saratoga expects to purchase a new jetter for the sewer system within the month with a few agencies expressing interest in submitting bids.
- Some scores from the weekend as the Carbon County High School sports were jam packed.
- In an update to a story first reported by Bigfoot 99, Carbon County Sheriff Jerry Colson retires this week.
- Carbon County School District superintendents talked about the virtual education options they can provide as the Wyoming Department of Education seeks feedback on proposed rules for virtual instruction.
- Another letter sent out to all residents in the City of Rawlins states the municipality’s water system still fails to comply with an EPA timeline for correction of a system deficiency. In other words, tiny brine shrimp can still be found in the unfiltered side at the water treatment plant.
- Horses will be pulling skiers through a series of jumps at Buck Springs Arena near Saratoga this weekend for the second skijoring races hosted by the Saratoga Lion’s Club and Platte Valley Jaycees.
- The Carbon County High Schools will have a jam packed weekend with some opening conference play.