Town of Saratoga passes self-imposed audit

The Town of Saratoga recently received a clean audit report from a Colorado firm hired to examine the books. Denver-based ACM provides accounting and financial reporting oversight to both public and private sector organizations in the Rocky Mountains.

An auditor with the company provided a presentation on the town’s financial report at a budget workshop held in this week. Emma Diercks was there and filed this report.

 

 

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Pay raise proposed for Rawlins City Council

A Rawlins city councilman plans to introduce a resolution that, if approved, would grant each member of the council a 50 percent pay raise.

For the last 13 years, members of the Rawlins City Council have been paid $500 a month for their service. Cali O’Hare reports.

 

 

Local students awarded scholarships

Four Carbon County students will head off to college this fall with extra money in their pockets. Carbon County Commissioners, keeping with a tradition spanning more than a decade, awarded $4,000 in scholarships at their regular meeting this week.

Each scholarship is valued at $1,000 and is good for one full academic year at an in-state school. Three of the scholarships went to high school seniors heading off to college this fall. Recipients are Nicholas Chavez, Mackenzie Steele and Thomas Duncan.

Each May, the board of commissioners also awards a renewal scholarship to one of the previous year’s winners. This year’s $1,000 renewal scholarship went to Perri Freeman of Hanna. Commissioners received 23 applications this year, down slightly from the 28 submitted in 2018. In 2017, the commissioners received only 18 applications.

Click here for more information about the county’s scholarship program

 

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State Street to get makeover

A troublesome street on the south side of Rawlins will be demolished and rebuilt this summer. Rawlins City Council this week awarded the contract to STC Construction for $242,000.

This is not the first time the stretch of State from Jackson to Grant Streets has been rebuilt, and council members want it fixed for good. Cali O’Hare has the story.

 

 

Sports: Panthers end track season on high note

The Saratoga track team stamps their season as a success now that it’s all wrapped up. Joey Saverine has the story.

 

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