Photo: Cali O’Hare/Bigfoot 99.

Rawlins building a total loss after fire

In Rawlins, yesterday’s early morning blaze in the industrial park on the east side of town resulted in the total loss of a large building and its contents. The Wyoming State Fire Marshall’s Office is investigating the cause. Bigfoot 99’s Cali O’Hare has details.

 

 

Ekola Flats wind energy project gains approval

Photo: Jim O’Reilly/Bigfoot 99.

Invenergy, a wind energy development company has won state approval to build a wind farm northwest of Medicine Bow. Company officials appeared before the Wyoming Department of Quality’s Industrial Siting Council to present testimony about the Ekola Flats project. Emma Diercks has more.


 
 

WHP releases more details on fatal highway crash

A makeshift, roadside memorial has been established at the site of the fatal two-vehicle crash on Wyoming 130. Photo: Jim O’Reilly/Bigfoot 99.

The Wyoming Highway Patrol yesterday issued its initial findings on Tuesday’s double fatal crash on the state highway south of Saratoga. A local man, Donald Price, and an Alabama man died in the head-on collision just north of the Wyoming 130 and 230 junction. For the first time since the crash, the name of the out-of-state visitor was identified. 71-year-old Fairhope, Alabama resident Christopher Leigh died at the scene.

The report also said 47-year-old Price was flown from the scene and died at the hospital. So far this year, 73 people have died on Wyoming highways compared to 103 last year at this time.

 

Rawlins residents given access to municipal GIS map

Rawlins residents can now learn more about the properties in the city with the click of a button. The municipality went live this week with an online GIS map featuring a host of interactive capabilities. Cali O’Hare has more.

 

Sports: High school weekend preview

The 2018 fall high school season heats up for the Carbon County schools this weekend as the football schedule will include ranked match-ups, and the volleyball slate will be played close to home. Joey Savarine previews the weekend.

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