Monday, June 12, 2017

Today’s Headlines:

  • Two fatal accidents marred the weekend here in Carbon County.
  • After several years with little progress, the Saratoga Town Council is considering moving forward with establishing a memorial to honor Tyler Pickett, a local solider who lost his life in combat in 2008.
  • In Rawlins, the Facade Easement Project in the downtown area has been in the works for years with construction recently started on several of the participating properties.
  • Annie, grab your guns and ammo and head to the Rawlins shooting range tonight.
  • Having recently obtained two police vehicles as a donation from the Sinclair Refinery, the Hanna Town Marshall’s office is now applying for a grant to equip its new fleet.
  • The 2017 Shrine Bowl All-Star football game was played in Casper Saturday, with the North topping the South for the fifth consecutive year. Joey Saverine was in the broadcast booth with call, and broke down how Rawlins was represented.

Friday, June 09, 2017

Today’s Headlines:

  • With temperatures heating up and staying warm at night, mosquitoes are making their annual summer appearance.
  • The Town of Saratoga is preparing its annual mosquito abatement program.
  • Due to changes in liquor laws made the Wyoming State Legislature earlier this year, the City of Rawlins is working with the nine other municipalities in Carbon County, along with the Carbon County Council of Governments, to make a quick decision regarding hours of operation at bars before the end of the month.
  • After  year of work and county participation, the Town of Hanna is celebrating the grand opening of the community garden on Saturday.
  • The College National Finals Rodeo will begin today, and will fun through the middle of June in Casper.

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Today’s Headlines:

  • While a Saratoga resident expressed concerns over methamphetamine in the community at Tuesday’s town council meeting, Saratoga Police Chief Robert Bifano and County Prosecutor Cal Rerucha feel they are working hard to address the drug problem.
  • As Bigfoot 99 reported yesterday, the Rawlins City Council passed the second reading of the city’s budget for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 at it’s meeting Tuesday. Today we take a closer look at the changes in the latest draft of the budget.
  • Throughout 2016, about 500 stop poaching tips were submitted to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.
  • In Sports: Bigfoot 99 has part two of the 2017 Shrine Bowl and what Rawlins’ three representatives are looking forward to come game-day.

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Today’s Headlines:

  • Doctor Dean Bartholomew may sell the Platte Valley Medical Clinic in Saratoga and move to another part of Wyoming as early this summer, but plans to sell are still tentative.
  • In Rawlins, city council reversed course and revised its original hard-line stance against funding the local chamber of commerce.
  • A geo-mapping study of the Cedar Pass Road likely will move forward after approval yesterday by county commissioners of a new streamlined contract with the U.S Forest Service.
  • Carbon County will be represented by one coach and a pair of student athletes for the 2017 Shrine Bowl all-star football game. Bigfoot 99 got a chance to talk with the three about what it means to play for a bigger cause.

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Today’s Headlines:

  • The City of Rawlins has signed its contract with Buxton and is moving forward with plans to promote economic growth in the city.
  • In District Court Monday, A Wyoming State Penitentiary inmate who stabbed a correctional officer with a shank received an additional eight to ten years.
  • State law makers are researching maintenance issues associated with Interstate 80 to develop a plan to keep the road in good condition in the years to come.
  • The Rawlins Downtown Development Authority is hopeful that area residents will take a break from their own spring cleaning to lend a hand during Saturday’s Downtown project day.
  • While man of the county basketball teams are road tripping to team camps throughout the month, H.E.M will continue its summer conditioning program at home.

Monday, June 05, 2017

Today’s Headlines:

  • Shortly after learning that Wyoming ranks 37th in the nation in providing health care to senior citizens, the state department of health released a survey seeking feedback on its plan to continue serving the aging population.
  • A second letter sent out to all residents in the City if Rawlins state the City of Rawlins Water System still fails to comply with the Environmental Protection Agency timeline for correction of a potential system deficiency.
  • After a couple successful years, the Carbon County Higher Education Center is looking to expand its welding course to put more students into the workforce.
  • The Rawlins Downtown Development Authority is seeking help from the public in an effort to implement new events and activities in the downtown area for the summer.
  • The jam-packed month of June sees many of the county’s basketball teams in action prepping for the upcoming season. Among them, the Rawlins Lady Outlaws look to build on last year.

Friday, June 02, 2017

Today’s Headlines:

  • At a Rawlins City Council budget work session on May 23rd, councilman Debari Martinez said that he had been contacted by a handful of area residents and business owners who had expressed concerns over the amount of funding allocated to the Downtown Development Authority, also known as DDA-Main Street.
  • The number of wind turbines popping up across Wyoming and here in Carbon County are on the increase.
  • Back here at home, lots going on this weekend…starting with the annual Pen to Pen Fun Run hosted by the Wyoming Frontier Prison tomorrow, part of Prison Fest 2017.
  • Also tomorrow, the first of the three history treks offered by the Saratoga Museum takes place to share the story of the beginning of the Town of Saratoga.
  • The regular season has come to a close for the 2017 rodeo year.

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Today’s Headlines:

  • Summer is here. WYDOT has swung open the gates to WYO 70 over Battle Pass at 6:00 A.M this morning.
  • H.E.M Vocational Agriculture Instructor Lindsey Freeman is one of 10 Wyoming teachers who won the Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Award.
  • A handful of articles from websites, including MSN and cheapism.com have listed the Wyoming Frontier Prison as the “worst tourist trap’ in the State of Wyoming.
  • In Hanna, desptie fears that state funding might not be available to replace old water lines and hydrants, the town is moving forward with applying for state and federal loans.
  • There’s a new sport to enjoy this summer in Carbon County.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Today’s Headlines:

  • Another round of meth cases was heard in District Court Monday as one area resident and two out-of-state individuals made appearances on a variety of charges related to methamphetamine.
  • Game wardens patrolling Seminoe Reservoir on Saturday located the body of a Wamsutter man who presumably drowned while kayaking on the lake last month.
  • Headline into Memorial Day, the City of Rawlins was hit with severe thunderstorms that produced lighting strikes, hail, strong winds, several funnel clouds and even a tornado just outside of city limits.
  • The Wyoming Department of Education has installed a mix of components in the new student assessment replacing PAWS, including giving it a Wyoming specific name.
  • The Boys and Girls Club of Carbon County is working to expand its operations to include a new program and space dedicated specifically to teenagers.
  • It’s never too early to start prepping for the upcoming season. The Rawlins football team has spring camp underway.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Today’s Headlines:

  • As the City of Rawlins continues to work with the Wyoming Association of Municipalities to advocate to the state legislature in favor of removing the current transient lodging tax exemption, misconceptions about how exactly how the sales and lodging tax functions continue to circulate.
  • The Carbon County School District One business office is working on the budget for the upcoming fiscal year.
  • There’s more to Saratoga’s famous hot springs pool that a good soak.
  • In an update to a previous story on Bigfoot99 regarding the City of Rawlins’ annual community cleanup, Cali O’Hare takes a look at which items will be accepted for free at the municipal landfill in June, and which items didn’t make the cut.
  • Two student athletes have earned the highest sports honor given out by Carbon County.