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Landfill aims to accommodate hunters

The Upper Platte Valley Solid Waste Disposal District plans to extend its dead pit permit by two months. They want to allow the disposal of wild game carcasses until the end of hunting season before finding a new disposal method. Emma Diercks has the story.

 

 

New Carbon County Museum Education and Outreach Coordinator, Faith Rockenstein (right) and Executive Director, Dr. Steven Dinero (left). Photo: Cali O’Hare/Bigfoot 99.

New leadership brings fresh enthusiasm to Carbon Count Museum

The education and outreach program at the Carbon County Museum is under new leadership. Longtime coordinator Lauren Huntley left recently for a job in Montana. Her shoes are being filled by a newcomer to the area who has an extensive background in art and education. Cali O’Hare reports.

 

 

Wet weather slows Ryan Fire, closures remain in effect

The pink area shown on this USFS map indicates the closures on Forest Service and BLM land around the Ryan Fire. Click for more information.

Cooler temperatures and intermittent showers over the last several days have knocked down the fever on the Ryan Fire. The improving conditions prompted officials yesterday to lift evacuation orders for the communities of Pearl, Colorado and Skyline, here in Carbon County. Forest Service and BLM closures that have affected hunt areas for the last three weeks on both sides of the state line, however, remain in effect. Officials say the closures will be lifted as areas become safe for the public.

More wet weather is expected today and over the weekend. Another sign that the incident is coming to an end: Fire crews are beginning to remove equipment from the burn zone. The latest mapping puts the size of the Ryan Fire at 28,584 acres. It is 35 percent contained.

 

 

Platte Valley healthcare board slated to meet next month

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The board being assembled to steer healthcare services in the Platte Valley is almost completely formed. Starting in November, the members plan to hold monthly meetings to gather public feedback.

 

 

Tick fever found in Carbon County

Photo: Cali O’Hare/Bigfoot 99.

Rawlins and Carbon County residents are advised to take steps to prevent themselves and their pets from exposure to ticks, as well as deer flies and horse flies. While recent discussion among officials in Rawlins has surrounded the health of the urban deer population, a potentially deadly disease has been confirmed in a Rawlins squirrel. Cali O’Hare reports.

 

 

Sports: County high schools enter pivotal point of regular season

It will be one of the most important weekends for the county high schools as many games will start to play rolls in the post season seeding. Joey Saverine previews the action.

More Highlights:

  • Wyoming football teams looks to keep Paniolo Trophy this weekend on the road against Hawaii.
  • Cowboy basketball to practice in Cheyenne this weekend in part of University’s Outreach program.
  • Broncos look to end loosing skid on the road in New York.

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