Saratoga councilman takes aim at landfill issues

Saratoga Town Councilman Steve Wilcoxson has introduced two petitions seeking changes at the landfill and transfer station.

One is collecting signatures of residents who want the landfill to be open on Sundays. The other proposes a concrete berm be built between where commercial haulers and residents dump their trash.

Both issues brought produced heated comments from landfill board chair Randy Raymer at last Wednesday’s meeting of the Upper Platte Solid Waste Disposal District meeting. Emma Diercks was there and filed this report.



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New WIC guidelines for Wyoming residents

The Wyoming Department of Health last week announced new guidelines for women and families in need of nutritional food and other support through the WIC Program.

Cali O’Hare has the details.



Saratoga planning and zoning position still vacant

In Saratoga, the position of planning and zoning officer remains unfilled. The job has been open since March. Its part-time status may have a bearing on the relative lack of interest. Emma Diercks has more.



The previous Rawlins City Council, under Mayor Robert Grauberger, voted to spend roughly half – $4,100 – of 2017’s Wyoming Community Gas distribution money to purchase a new, masonry bench designed to match City Hall. Two years later, that bench still hasn’t been ordered. Instead, carved wooden benches are seen fading from the sunlight in front of the building’s south entrance. Photo: Cali O’Hare/Bigfoot 99.

Rawlins officials question use of community gas funds

The City of Rawlins will receive a record amount of funding from the Wyoming Community Gas Choice Gas Program this year.

In coming months, city council will select a project to be funded using over $10,000 from this year’s distribution.

Before that happens, however, at least one council member wants to know whatever happened to the projects selected in 2017 and 2018. They have not been finished yet.

Cali O’Hare recaps the history of projects paid for by Community Gas Funds in Rawlins.



Sports: Lady Panthers putting camp experience to good use

The Saratoga girls volleyball team hosted a skills camp last week, and will use what they learned right away. Joey Saverine has the story.

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