Photo courtesy of Ryan Munks to Bigfoot 99.

Details emerge in train derailment

No injuries or toxic spills were reported in Thursday’s early morning train derailment near Medicine Bow. The Union Pacific Railroad notified Carbon County officials about the crash, but because the damage was limited and contained, local emergency management response teams were not dispatched to the scene. Emma Diercks has more.

 

 

Photo: Cali O’Hare/Bigfoot 99.

Gas funds will help improve outdoor areas in Rawlins

In Rawlins, city officials plans to use its $10,000 in Wyoming Community Gas funds to repair the playground equipment at Tully Park near the hospital and to convert the 6th Street pedestrian tunnel into a second outdoor art gallery. Cali O’Hare has the details.

 

 

USFS purchases land to increase wilderness area

The U.S. Forest Service recently purchased nearly 80 acres of private land in the Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests. The parcel will be added to the Huston Park Wilderness Area. Emma Diercks has the story.

 

 

Impact assistance funds from wind project less than expected

Local governments and related agencies that expected impact assistance funds from the Boswell Springs wind energy project will settle for less than they originally anticipated. A recently amended MOU reduces the amount of money each will receive. The Wyoming Industrial Siting Council is expected to approve the changes next month. Emma Diercks has the story.

 

 

Sports: Pokes ready for tomorrow’s Arizona Bowl

The Wyoming football team is in their final preparations for the Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl as they prepare to take on Georgia State. Joey Saverine has the latest from Tucson, Arizona.

 

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