5th penny and lodging taxes key in receiving impact assistance funds
Local officials have been pushing for a “yes” vote for Carbon County’s 5th penny sales and use tax and two percent lodging tax in next week’s election. Those optional taxes may pack a bigger financial punch than usual this year. Last week, state officials said those optional taxes are a trigger for receiving impact assistance funding from the state for various energy projects slated for the county. Emma Diercks reports.
Rawlins residents work to include teens in Halloween events
Heading into Halloween, Rawlins residents and business owners have made sure there won’t be any shortage of spooky-fun activities and events this week. Cali O’Hare takes a look at what’s planned.
Public lands officials discuss wilderness recommendations
Only five counties in Wyoming were able to develop recommendations for the Wilderness Study Areas within their boundaries. Carbon County was one of the select few to navigate the pitfalls and reach agreement. Members from the local Wyoming Public Lands Initiative Committee spoke with Bigfoot 99 about stakeholders working together and what will happen next.
Carbon County Economic Development Corporation seeks leaders
The Carbon County Economic Development Corporation will soon begin accepting applications for the 2019 Leadership Carbon County class. The class is organized for the purpose of identifying key individuals with leadership qualities and concern for the future of the county, and then providing those individuals with the opportunity to become more familiar with the county’s needs, resources and issues. Cali O’Hare reports.
Sports: High school sports teams fare well in first round of post season
- Cowboy football team wins Border War for third consecutive year.
- Cowgirl volleyball team sweeps San Diego State.
- Broncos hot start not enough in lost to KC.