Photo: Cali O’Hare/Bigfoot 99.

Rawlins nonprofits to appeal for city funding

Next week, Rawlins City Council will host two budget work sessions, on May 6th and 7th. On the second day, council will hear presentations from local nonprofit organizations that are requesting funding from the city.

The annual appeal has become more important to nonprofit agencies, some of which have struggled to keep their doors open over the last fiscal year. Cali O’Hare has more.

 

 

Photo: Cali O’Hare/Bigfoot 99.

Saratoga man found not guilty of felony charge, guilty of misdemeanors

In district court Wednesday, a jury found Saratoga resident Chris Shannon not guilty of felony interference of a police officer.

Instead, they found Shannon guilty of three misdemeanor charges. Bigfoot 99’s Emma Diercks was in the courtroom for the second and final day of the trial and filed this report.

 

 

The Union Pacific No. 844 Living Legend last stopped at the Historic Depot in Rawlins on April 18th, 2017. Photo credit: Cali O’Hare/Bigfoot 99.

Officials warn motorists ahead of historic train appearance

“Trainspotting” may be a popular activity across southern Wyoming this weekend as people strive to catch a glimpse of history.

On Saturday, two rarely seen steam engines will begin a journey from Cheyenne to Ogden, Utah, double-heading their way along the Union Pacific railroad tracks that parallel Interstate 80. WYDOT is warning motorists to use caution.

The historic engines will be headed to Promontory, Utah, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad where the last spike was hammered into place.

State officials said yesterday that they are concerned that the sight of Big Boy Number 4014 and Living Legend Number 844 could distract drivers or disrupt traffic. Authorities say motorists who park on the side of I-80 or along bridges and overpasses to catch a view face of the locomotives face fines up to $235.

Train buffs can get up close and personal with Big Boy and Living Legend when they make two stops here in Carbon County.

The big steam engines are scheduled to pull into Medicine Bow at 2:30 Saturday afternoon for a 45-minute visit.

The next stop is Rawlins around 4:45 at East Railroad Street and Higley Boulevard.

The locomotives will remain overnight before departing Sunday morning at 8. The celebration in Ogden is set for May 9th. Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers will working extra shifts this weekend to ensure that train-spotters stay safe and enjoy the weekend of history on the move.

 

USFS office to resume water and sewer project

The U.S. Forest Service Brush Creek Hayden Ranger District hopes to start construction back up on its water and sewer connection to the Town of Saratoga within the next few weeks. They hope to have the work completed before starting construction on a 10 person bunkhouse.

 

 

Sports: Miners primed for last regular season meet

The H.E.M track team has got their momentum back after getting to compete in back to back meets over the weekend. Joey Saverine has the story.

 

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