Wildfire danger reaches extreme

While the Badger Creek Fire reached 100 percent containment on July 27th, the fire danger in parts of Wyoming are any other western states remains high. Wildland fire resources are in demand. Because of this, the National Preparedness Level has been raised to its highest possible point. Cali O’Hare has the details.

 

 

An abundance of dead and down trees pose concern for fire danger and recreation. Photo: Bigfoot 99

USFS hosts forum for public comment on vegetation project

Fire danger is a concern in southern Wyoming because of the compromised state of the forests. Federal forest managers are trying to clean the up the lands in their charge. The public will have an opportunity to provide input on the Medicine Bow National Forest Landscape Vegetation Analysis during an open house in Saratoga this Thursday. The project is intended to address bark beetle-infested pine and related public land access issues. Emma Diercks has more.

 

 

A “little library” outside of the Carbon County Museum in Rawlins. Photo: Bigfoot 99/Cali O’Hare.

Foundation funding available for ‘little libraries’

Creative and crafty residents are encouraged to help promote literacy in their communities through a new program offered through the Carbon County Library Foundation. Cali O’Hare has more.

 

 

County attorney candidates face off at forum

The two candidates who hope to replace retiring Carbon County Attorney Cal Rerucha participated in a candidate forum in Saratoga last week. Ashley Mayfield Davis, who has worked at the attorney’s office for the past 10 years, talked about continuing the work done by her predecessor while Seth “Turtle” Johnson shared his goals of reform. Emma Diercks reports.

 

 

Sports: Cowboys look sharp in first football practice

Wyoming Cowboys Head Coach Craig Bohl says that this weekend’s first practice makes him optimistic, but warned his team not to rest on their laurels. Here’s Matthew Kerbs with more.

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