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Carbon County municipalities weigh projects for forthcoming sixth penny funds

From one end of Carbon County to the other, towns big and small are sizing up projects to be paid for by the sixth penny tax. Voters will have their say next spring. County residents are enjoying a breather from paying the sixth penny tax thanks to the early payoff of the 2009 bonds this past spring. A special ballot in May of next year will ask voters to renew the special purpose tax.

In the meantime, municipalities are putting together their wish lists. In Rawlins, City Council last week prioritized more than $15 million in specific purpose tax projects. Cali O’Hare reports.

Meanwhile, Encampment is looking at water and sewer improvements as well as a fishing pond to be paid for with the sixth penny funding if it passes next year. Before approving the project list, the council had a debate about whether the pond should be included. Emma Diercks has that part of the story.

The sixth penny tax will be put before voters in a special election next spring.


Salvation Army seeks volunteer bell ringers

The Salvation Army is recruiting volunteer bell ringers for the upcoming holiday season. Funds raised support Carbon County residents in need. Cali O’Hare has the details.



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