Photo by Emma Diercks/Bigfoot 99.

Saratoga’s financial headache continues

The Saratoga Town Council continues to discuss the state of the town’s finances and the trustworthiness of the numbers they’re given to approve.

The debate has been going on for months. An outside accountant was hired, and even his numbers drew suspicion this week. Last Friday, the town’s hired accountant, James Childress, revealed that the town has been operating with a deficit general fund balance for five years or more.

The bombshell email from Childress to some in the governing body indicates that Town Hall, to hide the red ink, has borrowed money from enterprise accounts without the knowledge or explicit approval of council. Emma Diercks has the story.

 

 

Photo credit JD Dickey.

Officials discuss I-80 pileup

On Tuesday, Carbon County department heads shared updates and briefed commissioners on the coordinated emergency response to Sunday’s massive pile-up on Interstate 80 that left three dead.

Although the event began in Sweetwater County close to Wamsutter, Carbon County fielded a big share of the resources, from fire engines and to wreckers and cattle trucks. Cali O’Hare has the story.

 

Sports: Basketball post season takes off

It’s a full weekend of tournament action as March Madness has officially arrived. Joey Saverine breaks down the loaded slate of games.

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