This May 30, 2019 image shows what the mountain of trash piled up at the Carbon County School District One dumpsters looked like following more than ten days of no service and no communication by district’s hauler, Wyoming Waste Connections. Like many other commercial customers in Rawlins, the district ended up calling Dirty Boyz Sanitation, Inc. for emergency trash removal. Photo: Cali O’Hare/Bigfoot 99.

Rawlins officials address trash hauler controversies

The Rawlins City Council this week worked to clarify the vague language contained in an ordinance regulating trash haulers.

Ambiguities in the Title 8 code have allowed officials to impose different requirements on the two companies licensed by the municipality haul trash.

The apparent double standard has raised questions about whether City Hall plays favorites. Cali O’Hare was at the work session and filed this report.

 

 

County begins maintenance on Hanna Draw Road

The condition of the Hanna Draw Road has been a topic of discussion at almost every Carbon County Commissioner meeting since January. Some of those discussions have been pointed and seemingly personal at times, but a long term solution appears in sight.

County Road and Bridge plans to blade the road today. Gravel is set to be placed later in the year. Emma Diercks has the story.

 

 

Saratoga adopts $2.9M budget for new fiscal year

Saratoga Town Council this week approved a general fund budget of about $2.9 million for the fiscal year that starts July 1st. Emma Diercks has the story.

 

 

RPD switching to pickup trucks

The Rawlins Police Department is ditching some of its older cars that tend to be impractical in Wyoming winters. RPD will trade in two of its Dodge Chargers for all wheel drive pickups. Cali O’Hare has more.

 

 

Sports: Panthers begin to wrap up busy off-season

The Saratoga Panthers boys basketball team has had a great off-season which has introduced a young group to the varsity level of competition. Joey Saverine has the story.

 

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