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Dirty Boyz and City of Rawlins continue to battle in lawsuit

The lawsuit filed by Dirty Boyz Sanitation against the City Of Rawlins will continue in court.

The attorneys for the two sides, in letters back and forth to each other last week, reveals two very different takes on what happened at the January 2nd city council meeting.

The city’s attorney said the public had a chance to respond to the complaint and did not. As a result, Mark Silva asked Dirty Boyz to drop its lawsuit.

In response, the attorney for Dirty Boyz, Bruce Moats, called the procedure “a ruse,” and said the attempt by the city to make the matter go away fell short of the legal burden placed on it by the court. So litigation will continue. Cali O’Hare has more.

Click here to read the letter from Silva
Click here to read the response from Moats


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CCSD2 will continue discussion of Medicine Bow and Elk Mountain schools at January meeting

The Carbon County School District Two Board of Trustees will meet on January 21st to further their discussion on the Medicine Bow and Elk Mountain elementary schools. They will continue to consider enrollment, state funding and the future of the schools. Emma Dierks has the story.



Lawmakers pass legislation for term limits on State Water Division Superintendents

In Cheyenne Friday, the state senate passed on first reading a bill that sets term limits and other oversight on Wyoming’s four Water Division Superintendents. Together with the State Engineer, the superintendents form the Board of Control for the State Water Division. Chosen by the governor, the superintendents now enjoy a lifetime appointment. In presenting the bill, Senator Larry Hicks of Baggs said Senate File 42 establish term limits similar to what they were prior to 1971.

The superintendents are responsible for adjudication, administration and amendments to water rights for massive regions in the state. For instance, Division 1 includes Saratoga, Casper, Douglas, Wheatland, Torrington and Cheyenne. It includes the Laramie, Little Snake, and Medicine Bow, Niobrara and North Platte Rivers— and all the tributaries within those drainages. Brian Pugsley has served as superintendent of Division 1 since 2012. Senator Hicks said the bill introduces local oversight into the selection and retention process.

A review of state history shows that since to 1971, superintendents appear to have remained on stayed on the job for longer terms than their predecessors, sometimes two decades or more. Hicks said little is known about why the term limits were removed. Senate File 42 faces two more readings in the senate before heading over to the state house.


Carbon County Sheriff Archie Roybal (not pictured) promoted Captain Shawn Kelley (center) to Undersheriff in a brief ceremony Friday morning. Photo: Cali O’Hare/Bigfoot 99.

Kelley promoted to Carbon County Undersheriff

In of his first orders of business after being sworn into office last week, Carbon County Sheriff, Archie Roybal selected his second in command. Cali O’Hare has the story.



Sports: Carbon County weekend review

It was an up and down weekend for county sports teams, Joey Saverine takes a closer look.



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