The Wyoming Forestry Smokebusters arrived in Saratoga Thursday afternoon, filling and stacking sandbags upon their arrival as part of preparations for potential flooding. Photo courtesy of the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security.

Carbon County prepares for possible flooding

Carbon County could see a lot of rain this weekend—perhaps two inches or more, the National Weather Service says. Combined with mountain snowmelt, Saratoga is on alert for minor flooding.

The Wyoming Office of Homeland Security is taking steps in case of an emergency. Emma Diercks has the story.



Campbell County’s newest Fire Chief, Jeff Bender, shakes the hand of a Campbell County Joint Powers Fire Board member shortly after he was appointed chief Wednesday evening. The board passed over Rawlins City Manager, Scott Hannum, when selecting Bender. Photo courtesy to Bigfoot 99 by Rhianna Gelhart/Gillette News Record

Hannum passed over for Campbell County job

Bigfoot 99 broke the story last week that Rawlins City Manager Scott Hannum was a finalist for the open county fire chief position in northeast Wyoming.

Hanum didn’t get the job, but Cali O’Hare looked into how the search for a successor would have gone if had.



The Rawlins Music Academy is one of 36 properties in downtown Rawlins to receive a completely renovated facade. Photo: Cali O’Hare/Bigfoot 99.

Facade celebration postponed

Also in Rawlins, the downtown facade celebration originally scheduled for this evening has been postponed because of scheduling conflicts. Cali O’Hare has the details.



Photo: Bigfoot 99.

County takes over Old Baldy building permits

After month of legal review, an MOU between the Town of Saratoga and Carbon County to implement a referral boundary is now back before the Saratoga Planning Commission.

The new draft eliminates the town issuing building permits for the Old Baldy Club.



Sports: Lady Panthers ready for camp

The Saratoga girls basketball team is set for a weekend where they’ll co-host a team camp. Joey Saverine has the story.


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