Saratoga officials moving forward with new budget

The Saratoga Town Council has worked since April to develop a budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

At their last meeting, council members passed on first reading a spending plan with $2.5 million in anticipated revenues. Emma Diercks has the story.

 

 

A tire peeks out from beneath a fresh layer of dirt at the Rawlins Municipal Landfill construction and demolition pit. It took three employees — all operating heavy equipment — a week to crush and cover all the existing C&D waste in preparation for what citizens will haul in during the 2019 Free Dump Days. Photo: Cali O’Hare/Bigfoot 99.

Landfill prepares for Free Dump Days

In Rawlins, the five-man crew at the municipal landfill is gearing up for next week’s Free Dump Days in the city.

Last year’s event tipped the scales at more than 276 tons of trash, setting a record. Bigfoot 99’s Cali O’Hare talked with Landfill Superintendent, Marty Holloway about what he and his crew are expecting this year.

Click here for a list of acceptable materials at the Rawlins landfill

 

The Saratoga/Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce presented the Saratoga VFD with a $3,500 check in January to help in the department’s fundraising efforts. The funds were matched by Bridge Street Bargains. Photo: Emma Diercks/Bigfoot 99.

Saratoga VFD begins training with new equipment

The Saratoga Fire Department is starting to receive the gear that was financed through the town and fundraising efforts.

The volunteer firefighters are training on the equipment so they are ready for the next call. Emma Diercks has the story.

 

 

Carbon County Museum Senior Registrar Ashlee James measuring the space prior to the installation of the new exhibit Wednesday morning. Photo: Cali O’Hare/Bigfoot 99.

New exhibit honors Carbon County women

The Carbon County Museum in Rawlins will unveil its newest exhibit during a special invite-only ceremony scheduled for tonight.

On Wednesday, museum staff were seen preparing the space for the new installation that celebrates the “grace, grit and guts” of Carbon County women. The new exhibit opens to the public Friday morning. Cali O’Hare has more.

 

 

Sports: Lady Outlaws prepare for camps

The Rawlins girls basketball team is getting their off-season set and will hit the pavement throughout the month of June. Joey Saverine has the story.

 

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