The Carbon County Visitors Council is one local organization that is urging area residents to vote in favor of the lodging tax which is collected mostly from out-of-town visitors. Photo: Cali O’Hare/Bigfoot 99.

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.

 

 

A map of Rawlins residences that welcome teenage trick-or-treaters. Click to enlarge.

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.

 

Click here for an address list of Rawlins residences that welcome teenage trick-or-treaters.

 

 

Public lands officials discuss wilderness recommendations

Photo: Emma Diercks/Bigfoot 99.

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

Five out of the six post season high school teams kept their chances of a state championship alive over the weekend with big time finishes. Joey Saverine has the story.

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  • 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.

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