Thursday, April 12, 2016

Today’s Headlines:

  • The Wyoming Lottery Corporation has made its fifth transfer of funds to the State of Wyoming for redistribution among Wyoming’s municipalities.
  • Tuesday evening, the Town of Saratoga, through the direction of the Planning Commission, put a hold on a construction project on the west side of town for not having the proper paperwork filed.
  • In an update to yesterday’s phone scam story, Bigfoot99 has learned a legitimate advertising company is also calling Rawlins residents to sell space on magnets in cooperation with the Rawlins Family Recreation Center.
  • Last week, the Upper North Platte River Solid Waste Disposal District began discussions on increasing disposal rates for municipal solid waste.
  • About a week after the Carbon County Road and Bridge department began screening sediment dug out of the North Platte River near Highway 130 bridge in Saratoga, the town’s public works department has put some of the material to use.
  • The Saratoga track team is enjoying their spring break while sitting in fine shape.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Today’s Headlines:

  • In an update to our story detailing Rawlins’ retail leakage versus important dollars into the community, members of the Rawlins City Council reacted to criticism of their decision to contract with Buxton.
  • Carbon County District Court took on a lighter vibe Tuesday when fifth graders from Rawlins Elementary School learned how the arraignment process works in criminal cases.
  • Scammers have been targeting Rawlins residents over the past few days under guise of selling advertising space on City of Rawlins magnets.
  • Both the Rawlins boys and girls soccer team came out of the weekend with a better understanding of what needs to be done in the second half of the season to make a run at the State Tournament.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Today’s Headlines:

  • Another meth case in Rawlins, this time a mom facing her second charge of endangering her two children with controlled substances. She pleaded guilty Monday morning.
  • To defend their decision to fast track a contract with a Texas based retail recruitment company promising to bolster the economy here, City Officials said Rawlins looses 7.2 million dollars in retail sales to other towns each year. Bigfoot 99 has learned that figure is both incorrect and out of date.
  • The process of filling the Carbon County School District 1 Superintendent position is moving along nicely with an executive session scheduled for tomorrow.
  • No matter the year, it always seems their is a Saratoga rodeo team member at the top in a couple of events.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Today’s Headlines:

  • Any help to fortify the eroding Boozer Creek levee south of Saratoga this year will be on an emergency basis only.
  • The old-fashioned barn raising of a new kitchen facility at the Carbon County Fairgrounds is moving right along right on schedule, with construction set to begin this week.
  • The Saratoga Public Works Department can begin work on improvements to its lagoon system after receiving permission last Thursday from a state board to change work in the project.
  • Mother Nature threatened at time to put a damper on the weekend, but high schools teams were able to get in a full slate of track meets and soccer games.

Friday, April 07, 2017

Today’s Headlines:

  • For the last five years, they City of Rawlins has relied on Sage Creek Excavation to haul municipal solid waste from the transfer stations here to the regional landfill in Casper.
  • The City of Rawlins is moving forward with the phase two closure of the old dump. Two bids were awarded at Tuesday’s City Council meeting.
  • Saratoga is in the process of openings it’s own solid waste transfer station.
  • Repairs to the rough ten-mile stretch of interstate near Creston Junction will begin next week.
  • In Saratoga: A program to oversee drug testing for suspected probation offenders will soon be available to the Police Department.
  • The weekend in full of action for the sports teams of the county as they’ll all try to make up for lost time due to the previous poor weather conditions.

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Today’s Headlines:

  • Tuesday’s Rawlins City Council meeting left community members with more questions than answers after the council chose to enter into an agreement with a Texas basked analytics company, Buxton.
  • In Saratoga, a public hearing has been scheduled to seek comment on moving forward the annexation of the United States Forest Service office south of Saratoga into the town’s limits.
  • The Rawlins girls soccer team has kicked their way into the 2017 season as a much improved program.

Wednesday, April 05, 2016

Today’s Headlines:

  • Tuesday night, the Rawlins City Council decided to enter a contract with a Texas-based retail recruitment company with the hope that the company can provide information that could spur economic development here.
  • In Saratoga, people looking for a job will have the opportunity at many local businesses when they’re all gathered at one spot on Thursday at the Saratoga Job Fair.
  • In another development at last night’s Rawlins City Council meeting, council members decided to petition the Wyoming Association of Municipalities to lobby the state legislature to remove a lodging tax exemption.
  • After finishing the last PAWS tesrt, Carbon County School Districts feel confident in their students and are waiting to see how the new assessment will be implemented.
  • The H.E.M track team competed for the first time this season on Saturday, and proved a small roster can be a deadly one.

Tuesday, April 04, 2016

Today’s Headlines:

  • The Tennessee resident who blew through the construction zone on Interstate 80 at Walcott Junction last August entered into a plea agreement Monday morning with county prosecutors.
  • If your travels take you onto the Interstates and Highways in Wyoming, you’ll notice new signage covering the dynamic message signs across the roadways.
  • In Rawlins, Jesse Powell has left her position as executive director of the chamber of commerce.
  • The Saratoga Town Council is expected to approve a third reading of an ordinance raising the sewer connection fees at its regular meeting tonight.
  • In Rawlins, the schedule has been set for this year’s annual Music In the Park festivities.
  • Despite poor weather, the Saratoga track was able to compete over the weekend.

Monday, April 03, 2017

Today’s Headlines:

  • Tomorrow night the Rawlins City Council will decide whether to press the Wyoming Association of Municipalities to lobby to the state legislature to remove a lodging tax exemption and to reinstate taxation on food products.
  • While still putting together a committee to review state math standards, the Wyoming Department of Education is now ready to receive input from the public.
  • In early February, the Town of Saratoga paid big bucks to have more than 400 – truckloads of sediment dug out if the North Platte River near the Highway 130 bridge.
  • After considering public comment, the City of Rawlins is continuing to explore pursuing a contract with Buxton, a retail recruitment and business retention company that caused some controversy at a March Rawlins City Council Meeting.
  • Mother Nature dampened the weekend for the high school track teams, but after a scramble, a couple schools were able to compete.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Today’s Headlines:

  • As has been the case for the past five years, Carbon County has scored low on a national health report. This year, Carbon County is ranked as the second unhealthiest county in Wyoming.
  • Don’t let the cool wet weather fool you, boating season isn’t that far off, and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department is stepping up its program to eliminate the spread of aquatic invasive species with free classes for boaters this year. Through one of these classes you can learn everything you need to know about inspecting and cleaning your own watercraft.
  • To Encampment: twenty-five students brought home medals from the state FCCLA competition.
  • In Sports: It’s probably the biggest story in the Cowboy State today. Wyoming is down to the final game of the season.
  • In high school play: Today is a big day for county track teams. The Rawlins invite runs today.