Saratoga’s drinking water gets nod from EPA

Just a few months after winning a state award for having the best tasting water in Wyoming, the Town of Saratoga has received the EPA’s stamp of approval. An annual report just out says the town’s drinking water is safe and meets all federal standards. Emma Diercks has more.

Barrasso reaction to Justice Kennedy retirement

Justice Anthony Kennedy, the pivot vote on the nation’s top court, will retire at the end of July. The announcement Wednesday sent political shockwaves through Washington. Conservatives rejoiced at the news. Liberals circled the wagons around past court decisions they worry may be overturned by a conservative court. Anthony’s departure from the U.S. Supreme Court opens the door to President Donald Trump naming a second nominee to the high court in two years. His predecessor had only one chance in eight years, and that nominee was derailed by the Republican Senate. Wyoming Senator John Barrasso told Bigfoot 99 Thursday that the president and the senate have “an historic opportunity.”

A fight is gearing up in Congress between The president and Republican leadership who have signaled they want the senate to vote on the nomination before the mid-term elections this fall, and Democrats who want to wait. Senator Barrasso said he is confident a vote will come in the fall. The Supreme Court convenes in October.

 

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Library board takes dramatic approach in personnel discussions

Like a bad summer movie sequel, more drama was on display this week during a meeting of the board of the Carbon County Public Library System. Cali O’Hare was there and filed this report.

 

Changes could be coming to mule deer range map

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is proposing updates to the seasonal range map for the Platte Valley mule deer herd unit. The new map includes designating ungulate migration corridors and stopover areas and migration bottlenecks. Emma Diercks has details.

 

Sports: Lady Panthers finish strong in off-season training

The Saratoga girls basketball team wrapped up their off-season contact days, and are sitting in good shape moving forward. Joey Saverine has the story.

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