Crews work to clear snow on Rawlins roads. Photo: Cali O’Hare/Bigfoot 99. Photo: Cali O’Hare/Bigfoot 99.

Rawlins officials discuss snow problems

Snow and blowing snow isn’t the only weather-related issue that’s plagued Rawlins this fall and winter.

At a recent city council meeting, one councilman said he can’t recall a time when the streets in Rawlins were as packed down with ice as they have been this season.

Other councilors worried about the number of school buses that have gotten stuck in snow drifts already this winter. Cali O’Hare reports.

 

 

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Saratoga landfill closure poses CWD issue

In Saratoga, the Upper Platte River Solid Waste Disposal District faces a problem: How to handle the disposal of animal carcasses once the landfill is closed. Board members will continue to discuss possible solutions at their meeting next week.

Meanwhile at the state level, Wyoming Game and Fish is working with the Department of Environmental Quality on the issue. Emma Diercks has the story.

 

 

Confiscated E-cigarettes from Rawlins High School students. Photo by Cali O’Hare/Bigfoot 99.

Retailers and officials react to new tobacco laws

The legal age to buy tobacco was raised at the federal level two weeks ago from 18 to 21.

Bigfoot 99’s Cali O’Hare spoke with local retailers, police officers and the county’s prevention specialist to get their reaction to the nationwide change.

 

 

New CEO of MHCC, Ken Harman. Photo courtesy of MHCC.

MHCC to host meet and greet with new CEO

The public is invited to meet the new CEO of Memorial Hospital in Rawlins next week.

Kenneth Harman and his family will share his vision for the hospital and answer related questions. Emma Diercks reports.

 

 

Sports: County cagers set for 2020

As the new year gets underway the county basketball teams have gotten some court time and are standing in pretty good position. Joey Saverine has the story.

 

More Highlights:

  • Cowgirl basketball: Hall of Fame coach and veteran broadcaster Margie McDonald officially retires
  • Wyoming basketball ready for Border War
  • Wyoming football loses Director of Sports and Performance to Kansas

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