Thirteen pages worth of information filed by law enforcement and prosecutors in Carbon County list all 13 charges against DeRidder, Louisiana woman Jennifer Elizabeth Stracener. Stracener faces five felony charges of animal cruelty and eight misdemeanor charges of the same. Photo by Cali O’Hare/Bigfoot 99.

Louisiana woman faces felony charges in animal cruelty case

In Rawlins, police are continuing to build their case against two women involved in a scheme to transport what they describe as “rescue dogs” from Louisiana to Oregon.

The nightmare journey for the three-dozen neglected and dead animals came to light week after the women and other family members became stuck in Rawlins.

One of the women is facing felony charges of animal cruelty. Charges are still pending against the other. Cali O’Hare has the story.



Photo by Emma Diercks/Bigfoot 99.

Discussion continues over repairs to Saratoga’s water towers

Discussion continues in Saratoga about the needed repairs to the two, blue storage tanks on the south bench that hold the town’s water supply.

Town and county officials are analyzing engineering recommendations as well as funding opportunities to pay for the work. Emma Diercks has been following the story and filed this update.



In this December 2018 file photo taken by Cali O’Hare/Bigfoot 99, Finance Director Dustin Ziebold shakes the hands of members of the city council. Ziebold is now serving in a double role as the municipality’s interim city manager.

Interim city manager takes over with open door policy

The new interim city manager in Rawlins announced a new open door policy to his office.

Dustin Ziebold doubles as the city’s finance director. He announced the policy at this week’s council meeting.

Cali O’Hare was there and filed this report.



Sports: Post season begins this weekend for some high schools

Some will start the post season this weekend, while others will jockey for regional tournament seeding. Joey Saverine has the preview.

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