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Rawlins making changes to truck route

The Rawlins Urban Systems Committee met Thursday to make two changes to street signage and municipal code in an effort to better control commercial truck traffic in portions of the city. Cali O’Hare was at the meeting and filed this report.

 

 

County attorney to serve as special prosecutor for Saratoga juvenile cases

The Town of Saratoga has entered into an agreement with the Carbon County Attorney’s Office to handle municipal juvenile cases. Emma Dierks has the story.

 

 

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Enzi and Cheney introduce new grizzly management legislation in Washington

By Jim O’Reilly

In Washington, Wyoming’s congressional delegation is fighting to return management of grizzly bears to state control.

In 2017, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service delisted grizzlies in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The delisting came after biologists determined the population of the iconic animal had rebounded from as few as 136 in 1975 to an estimated 700 today.

After Wyoming announced a hunt, a federal judge in Montana sided with an environmental group and reversed the delisting, putting the bear back under federal protections. The ruling blocked planned hunts in Wyoming and Idaho.

Yesterday, U.S. Senator Mike Enzi and Congresswoman Liz Cheney, introduced the Grizzly Bear State Management Act, which directs the Department of the Interior to re-issue its delisting decision and prohibits further judicial review of this decision.

Cheney said in a statement that legislation she and Enzi introduced yesterday “stops the abuse of the court system by environmental extremists, safeguards the scientifically proven delisting determination and puts management of the grizzly bear back in the hands of Wyoming.”

Earlier this month, Governor Mark Gordon signed a resolution passed this legislative session asking for Congress to delist grizzlies in Yellowstone.

 

 

WGFD asking for feedback on migration corridor risks

Last year the Wyoming Game and Fish Department designated a migration corridor for the Platte Valley mule deer herd. The state wildlife agency is now seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and mitigating risks the deer may come across in their migration from winter to summer range. Emma Diercks has the story.

 

 

Sports: County cagers still have a championship in sight

It was an up and down first round for the basketball teams of Carbon County. Joey Saverine breaks down day one of tournament play.
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  • UW fall sports set university record for most All-Conference Academic accolades.

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