FEMA shared draft maps with Carbon County throughout the redrawing process as seen here in August 2018. Photo by Emma Diercks/Bigfoot 99.

New flood zone maps expected to bring big impacts to towns

Snow melt season is here. Local property owners should not only be aware of the potential threat of rising waters, but also of changes to federally designated flood zones in Carbon County.

FEMA has redrawn flood zone areas to now include more property. Town halls in the county now have access to the new maps.

Public meetings will be scheduled for next month where federal officials will share the new maps, discuss the changes and how they might impact the need for flood insurance to protect property. Emma Diercks has the story.

 

 

Forty-two-year-old Christina Fant (left) and 44-year-old Jennifer Stracener (right). Photos courtesy of Carbon County Sheriff’s Office.

Animal cruelty case update: Louisiana women remain in jail

Two Louisiana women remain in county jail here, charged with numerous counts of felony animal cruelty after they were arrested last month in Rawlins with a U-Haul full of dead and neglected dogs. Their cases will move forward in Carbon County court this week. Cali O’Hare has been following the story and has the latest on the women, their families and the surviving animals.

 

 

Green Mountain ski area. Photo courtesy of Brush Creek Ranch.

Commissioners to discuss Brush Creek Ranch ski area at public meeting

Next week, Carbon County Commissioners will hold a public hearing to review plans for a private ski area on a Platte Valley guest ranch.

As reported previously, Brush Creek Ranch purchased property on Green Mountain in June to establish a ski hill for its elite, A-list customers. Emma Diercks has the latest.

 

 

State Champions Saratoga Panthers Saratoga in Casper Saturday night. Photo: Kathleen Kerbs.

Sports: Carbon County schools bring home 5 championships

The Saratoga Panthers won their first ever state championship over the weekend, while other county high schools also brought home hardware and proved once again how talented they really are.

Joey Saverine has the full recap.

 

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