Photo courtesy of the Power Company of Wyoming.

Power Company of Wyoming requesting extension

On Monday, the Power Company of Wyoming will appear before the Carbon County Planning Commission to request a five year extension on starting up operations on the Chokecherry Sierra Madre Wind Energy plant, which is under construction.

The following day, the County Commissioners will also consider the request. Emma Diercks has the story.



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Rawlins Jam this weekend

Bikers from across the region will participate in Saturday’s 18th Annual Rawlins Jam.

The motorcycle rally showcases some of Carbon County’s most beautiful vistas while raising money for a good cause. Cali O’Hare has the story.



Photo: Cali O’Hare/Bigfoot 99.

CCSD1 moves forward with school resource officer plan

Carbon County School District One is closer to implementing a plan for a school resource officer. However, the board tabled a memorandum of understanding with the Rawlins Police Department this week.

Minor changes are needed, says Superintendent Mike Hamel. The tweaks should be ready when the board meets in July. Emma Diercks reporting.



Photo: Cali O’Hare/Bigfoot 99.

Public fireworks displays scheduled around Carbon County

Hands off the fireworks, local fire officials say. Leave the pyrotechnics to the pros. Shooting off fireworks in Carbon County, of course, is illegal. You are not even allowed to have them in your possession.

With Fourth of July celebrations coming up fast, Bigfoot 99’s Cali O’Hare takes a look at public firework shows scheduled across the county.



Sports: Standout Tiger headed to scouting event

Nine high school basketball players from Wyoming will get a chance to showcase their abilities in front of Division 1 college scouts and Carbon County is represented. Joey Saverine takes a look at who’s been invited.


More Highlights:

  • UW Track: Christoper Henry earns Academic All-American Status
  • Recently graduated seniors Clara Tapia and Reed Copeland to the NCAA Woman of the Year award watch list
  • Broncos: WR Courtland Sutton tabbed “Future of the NFL”


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