Illegal dumpster use may not be so bad according to Saratoga officials

In Saratoga, the Upper Platte Valley Solid Waste Disposal District is again asking the Town of Saratoga to address people illegally disposing of their trash in town dumpsters at Veterans Island and the Hot Pools. The town takes a different point of view. Members of the council discussed the concern but don’t want to see trash littering the municipality. Emma Diercks reports.



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Rawlins City Council officially rejects fire sprinkler mandate

In an update to a story Bigfoot 99 has been following, the Rawlins City Council gave final approval to an amendment related to building requirements in the municipal code.

Despite a push from fire officials, the council rejected a proposal that would have increased home construction costs by mandating sprinkler systems in any new residence. Cali O’Hare reports the decision about installing sprinklers in new construction is still in the hands of contractors and homeowners – at least for now.



Town of Saratoga applies for flood mitigation grants

The Saratoga Town Council is working with the local conservation district to secure grants to mitigate flooding on the North Platte River. The team working on the funding issue expects to have a presentation prepared for April. Emma Diercks reports.



City of Rawlins seeks grant to offset water improvement projects

The City of Rawlins will take another shot at applying for a Federal Mineral Royalties Grant to offset the cost of the planned 2019 Water Improvement Project. The large scale project is expected to cost more than $2 million, but the city’s first application was denied by the state. Cali O’Hare has the story.



Sports: High school teams ready for big conference weekend

The county high schools hope Mother Nature stays cool this weekend as conference play heats up. Joey Saverine has the preview of what’s slated.

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