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Encampment seeking new police chief

The Town of Encampment is hiring. They’re looking for a new police chief. Town officials made it official Thursday evening after citizens questioned why council had not posted the vacant position sooner.

Emma Diercks attended the meeting and filed this report.

Editor’s Clarification: Encampment Town Council member Cindy Hamilton told Bigfoot 99 after this story first aired Monday that the police chief’s annual salary was not $135,000 as stated. This figure is the entire budget for the town’s police department. Hamilton said the chief was paid $27 an hour. We apologize for the error and appreciate being able to provide the clarification.


Candice Cortez. Photo courtesy of the Carbon County Sheriff’s Office.

Sweetwater County attorney in hot water over house guest

A Sweetwater County attorney has been censured by the Wyoming Supreme Court for hosting a sex offender from Rawlins at his home in Green River.

The attorney lives near a school, making the arrangement illegal under the terms of the 22-year-old woman’s 2016 plea deal with the Carbon County attorney’s office. She’s now facing additional charges, and prosecutors are moving to have her probation revoked.

The attorney, who worked in Rawlins, has been ordered to pay hundreds of dollars in fines. Cali O’Hare has the story.

Click here to read the Order of Public Censure


Survey shows lack of confidence in school safety training

According to a just released Wyoming Department of Education survey of state schools, the majority have established assessment protocols to help safeguard students. However, only 57 percent of respondents feel teachers and staff are adequately trained to respond to an emergency incident. Emma Diercks has the story.



The Wyoming Highway Patrol 97th Class of Commissioned Troopers. Photo courtesy of WHP.

New troopers stationed in Carbon County

Approximately one-third of the most recently commissioned class of Guardians of the Cowboy State will be stationed in Carbon County.

Last week, the Wyoming Highway Patrol announced the 97th Class of troopers to graduate from the academy. Cali O’Hare reports.



Sports: Rattlers take home state championship

The Little Snake River Rattlers won the High School Football State Championship Saturday in Laramie over county foe H.E.M. Joey Saverine was there and filed this report.


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