Friday, May 26, 2017

Today’s Headlines:

  • The first week on the job as Carbon County School District One Superintendent filled Mike Hamel with many meetings to provide him with information and tools to transition to the next school year. Emma Diercks reports.
  • This year’s Carbon County Fair and Rodeo will offer a few new events including a mud volleyball tournament and a talent show. Though still two months away, the Carbon County Fair Board is working hard to ensure this year’s annual event is bigger and better than ever. Cali O’Hare has more.
  • Memorial Day Weekend marks the beginning of the main tourism season, and many in Carbon County are opening their doors this weekend with events to welcome visitors. Emma Diercks has the story.
  • The Bureau of Land Management if offering permits to residents looking to restock their firewood supply.
  • It’s a slim weekend for high school sports.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Today’s Headlines:

  • In Rawlins, a handful of local business owners have taken issue with the funding and attention dedicated to the Downtown Development Authority.
  • Wyoming’s unemployment rate continues to decline.
  • A federal grant used t demonstrate how the human body works to Saratoga Elementary School students can also help adults learn more about important health issues.
  • Birth rates throughout Wyoming have decline drastically, however in Carbon County, they have only decreased slightly.
  • The H.E.M track program has had a couple of days to reflect on a season that brought them plenty of hardware.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Today’s Headlines:

  • The Rawlins City Council showed a change of heart at last night’s work session to finalize the budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1st.
  • People who ordinarily have prescription drugs filled with Dr. David Cesko will have to see other Memorial Hospital staff for their meds while results of a DEA search warrant at the doctor’s clinic are pending.
  • Saratoga residents are invited to celebrate Dave Rangitsch’s years as an instructor and principal at Saratoga Elementary with two retirement parties, the first taking place this evening.
  • Back to the Rawlins City Budget: During Tuesday’s work session, City Council reconsidered its decision to deny the annual funding request to the Rawlins-Carbon County Chamber of Commerce.
  • The Rawlins girls soccer team competed in their first ever state tournament last weekend.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Today’s Headlines:

  • In Rawlins, city officials are close to finalizing the budget for the fiscal year that begins in July.
  • County Commissioners, frustrated with delays at the U.S Forest Service over a contract for an engineering study of Cedar Pass Road, decided last week on a deadline of June 20th to pull out of the project.
  • After having a few days to reflect on being appointed as judge for Carbon County District Court, Dawnessa Snyder told Bigfoot 99 that she’s humbled to receive the role and has plenty of work to prepare for her transition.
  • Rob Roy Reservoir is expected to begin filling tomorrow.
  • A woman who tried to fight off the Carbon County Undersheriff and a deputy during her arrest in January accepted a plea agreement on Monday to spend three years on supervised probation.
  • Track season is over, and all-state honors have been awarded.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Today’s Headlines:

  • Despite some bumps along the way, construction of the new kitchen facility at the Carbon County Fairgrounds is nearly completed.
  • Carbon County School District Two officials plan for the upcoming fiscal year.
  • Meanwhile, Carbon Two officials are looking to embrace both school security and maintenance.
  • Carbon County Public Health’s main office in Rawlins is the county’s newest location for disposing of unused prescription medications.
  • The 2017 track season came to a close with student athletes from around the county bringing home eight individual state championships.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Today’s Headlines:

  • Governor Matt Mead appointed Dawnessa Snyder yesterday as the first woman judge for Carbon County District Court.
  • The Carbon County Youth Crisis Center is “bursting at the seems” according to Director Holly Law, and is in desperate need of an expansion.
  • The poor conditions of Rawlins streets has been a sore subject at city council meetings and work sessions recently as officials loot at other ways to spend revenues.
  • Young Cowboy, Tucker Carricato is crushing the mini bareback competition from all around the region, and stands toward the top in the world standings.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Today’s Headlines:

  • A winter storm bearing down on southern Wyoming is impacting travel from the Red Desert to the Nebraska state line.
  • Discussion at the board workshop revealed that Carbon County School District Two isn’t likely to adopt policy allowing teachers to carry concealed weapons.
  • Free dump days will be coming back to the City of Rawlins in June, or at least a scaled down version.
  • Tuesday evening, Saratoga Town Council approved the first reading of their 2017-2018 fiscal year budget.
  • Today begins the state of the state track meet and soccer tournament.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Today’s Headlines:

  • A major spring storm will develop across southern Wyoming, including portions of Carbon County.
  • The City of Rawlins arrived one step closer to adopting its budget for Fiscal Year 2017-2018, as the second part of it’s “two-year survival plan”
  • The Rawlins City Council saw its chambers flooded by Rawlins residents at its meeting last night. many of whom took the opportunity to appeal to the council to reconsider funding the Rawlins-Carbon County Chamber of Commerce.
  • The town of Saratoga is a little bigger.
  • The Rawlins girl’s soccer team is headed to the state tournament.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Today’s Headlines:

  • One of the men involved with the shooting at the Sinclair Golf Course that occurred late last June was sentenced to 26 to 35 years in prison.
  • Despite the controversy surrounding the Rawlins Carbon County Chamber of Commerce, the new director tackled her first day on the job Monday.
  • On the agenda at the Saratoga Town Council meeting this evening on whether to annex the US Forest Service Brush Creek Hayden District property.
  • In Rawlins, at their City Council meeting, will entertain a request brought by City Staff to allow residential customers to dispose of construction and demolition materials at the municipal landfill free of charge on a temporary basis.
  • After a successful regional meet the Saratoga track team posted eight events that received all-conference recognition.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Today’s Headlines:

  • Information that surfaced during Wednesday’s Rawlins City Council budget work session attempted to clarify some of the confusion surrounding just how the City will fund its $50,000 a year contract with retail recruitment company Buxton, but it appears that information contradicts the city’s public defense for the partnership from an April 4th city council meeting.
  • Carbon County School District One and the Higher Education Center discussed their budgets for the 2017 to 2018 fiscal year at a board workshop last Thursday.
  • During the Legislative Interim Joint Revenues Committee meeting last week, Representative Don Burkhart asked the commission to consider legislation that would penalize those who don’t pay money due to the state.
  • In honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day and National Police Week, the Rawlins Police Department will host a number of activities to educate area residents on the duties of law enforcement, and to honor the officers who have died or become disabled in the line of duty.
  • Area high school track teams ran and jumped to 20 first place finishes at their respective regional meets over the weekend.