October 20, 2021 |
The State Loan and Investment Board rejected a $750,000 emergency grant to the City of Rawlins to repair the failing water transmission system. SLIB Director Jenifer Scoggin said that she did not consider the city’s situation an emergency, and the board agreed. The vote to deny the Emergency Mineral Royalty Grant was unanimous. Two other grant requests — made by the City of Douglas and Platte County, were also denied. Cali O’Hare attended the meeting remotely and has the story.
Pictured above: Officials survey wasted water that will never make it to Rawlins. The high quality water is hemorrhaging from a series of failures that occurred along a stretch of steel pipeline that moves water from the springs, 32 miles south of the city to the water treatment plant. Photo by Cali O’Hare/Bigfoot 99.