WGFD addresses concerns about urban deer management in Rawlins

Photo: Cali O’Hare/Bigfoot 99.

Rawlins residents packed the city council chambers Tuesday for a work session focusing on thinning the estimated population of nearly 300 deer that roam the town. Representatives from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department also attended the meeting to field questions from the city officials and residents. Cali O’Hare was at Tuesday’s meeting and filed this report.

 

 

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Saratoga Town Council reveals new lease terms for medical building

As Saratoga Town Council prepares for Health Management Services to take over the Platte Valley Medical Clinic, a new lease for the medical building has been drafted. It was unveiled at Tuesday’s meeting. Emma Diercks reports.

 

 

Ryan Fire slows down but remains uncontained

Map courtesy USFS/Inciweb.

The latest publicly-released map shows that the 2,500-acre Ryan Fire is uncontrolled around its entire perimeter. The good news, though, is that cloud cover and cooler temperatures of the last few days have kept new growth to a minimum since the mad rush of flames on Sunday. Area closures have affected hunters on both sides of the Wyoming-Colorado border. They remain in place today. Saratoga Game Warden Biff Burton was part of the team of wildlife and forest service employees who evacuate hunters Sunday. Burton said at least 50 hunters were contacted in Deer Hunt Area 81 and Elk Area 13 on the Wyoming side of the border.

Burton said the scene was dire – a hot dry afternoon with 30 to 40 mph winds whipping up the fire, torching trees and driving flames through stands of beetle-killed pine.

Photo courtesy USFS/InciWeb.

The fire is burning largely on the Colorado side of the border. The Type II Incident Management Team fighting the fire scouted the perimeter Wednesday from the ground and air looking for areas to put in lines to stop further advances. The cause of the Ryan Fire remains under investigation.

 

New wind projects proposed near Medicine Bow

Two more wind energy projects have been proposed near Medicine Bow. The developer is beginning the permitting process and this week shared information with county commissioners and other local officials in the impacted areas. Emma Diercks reports.

 

 

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Sports: Rattlers make adjustments ahead of final home game

The Little Snake River football team is coming off a loss to Meeteetse and are making the adjustments needed as the season hits the halfway mark this weekend. Joey Saverine has the story.

  • The Cowboy and Cowgirl golf teams are seeing early success so far this season
  • Cowgirl volleyball team to open up conference play.
  • Former Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen looks at how he can get better after first start.
  • Broncos new quarterback gives team the spark they were missing late in games.

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