Photo: Bigfoot 99.

CCSD2 officials continue dialogue about Medicine Bow and Elk Mountain schools

Carbon County School District Two’s Board of Trustees continued their discussion on the elementary schools in Medicine Bow and Elk Mountain at a workshop on Tuesday. They plan to hold more community meetings moving forward as the district watches state funding for education. Emma Diercks reports.

 

 

Senator John Barrasso was elected to serve as chairman of the Republican conference which serves as a bullhorn for party members of the senate.

Barrasso elected chairman of Republican conference

In Washington, one week after easily winning his second full-term in office, Senator John Barrasso was elected by his colleagues to serve as chairman of the Republican conference. The conference serves as the media bullhorn and clearinghouse for Republican members of the senate.

As chair of the organization, Barrasso now holds the number three leadership position for Senate Republicans. The senator told Bigfoot 99 this morning his new leadership role will give Wyoming’s congressional delegation more opportunities to advance the state’s interests on the national stage.

As chair, Barrasso will help senators communicate their priorities directly to the American people through a wide variety of media resources, including television, radio, web technology, social media, graphic design, and Spanish language services, among other resources.

Representative Liz Cheney was elected to the same position in the U.S. House. Wyoming’s other senator, Mike Enzi, said having Barrasso and Cheney in the dual leadership roles will help “our state’s voice be heard above the noise” and makes a strong delegation even stronger.

 

Photo: Cali O’Hare/Bigfoot 99.

Rawlins woman sewing holiday stockings for Carbon County newborns

A Rawlins seamstress who once crafted elaborate costumes for A-list celebrities such as Brad Pitt is now using her talents to create special stockings for Carbon County babies born during the holiday season. Cali O’Hare has the story.

 

 

Saratoga officials approve zone of influence outside of town

The Saratoga Planning Commission on Tuesday approved a zone of influence that gives the town the opportunity to provide input on development and building just outside of the municipal limits. The item will be presented to the Town Council during their next meeting. Emma Diercks has the details.

 

 

Sports: WHSAA board meeting recap

The second Wyoming High School Activities Association meeting was held recently to take a closer look at state tournaments, and tie breakers. Joey Saverine reports.

More Highlights:

  • Cowboy basketball gets first win of the season.
  • Wyoming football just days away from playing final home game of the season.

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