Platte Valley men plea ‘not guilty’ to felony charges

Multiple law enforcement agencies responded to the incident in Cherokee Meadows in July. Photo: Bigfoot 99/Jim O’Reilly.

Platte Valley residents John Stilley and Scott Drumm, who were arrested July 30th in connection with shooting up a residential neighborhood near Riverside, pleaded not guilty to three felony charges Monday in court. Evidence presented yesterday indicates it wasn’t the first time the Stilley had fired weapons in the vicinity of homes. Emma Diercks reports.



Scheduling mishap impedes Rawlins fire chief hearing

John Rutherford was arrested in July at the establishment he owns, The Hole in the Wall bar in Rawlins. Photo: Bigfoot 99/Cali O’Hare.

Rawlins Fire Chief and local bar owner John Rutherford was scheduled to appear in circuit court Monday afternoon for a hearing into his case for interfering with police. But less than 20 minutes before the hearing was to begin, Bigfoot 99 learned that a scheduling mix-up had occurred. Sweetwater County Prosecutor Teresa Thybo was double-booked. As a result, a teleconference was held between Judge John Prokos of Sweetwater County Circuit Court, Thybo, and the attorneys representing Rutherford. Rutherford’s scheduling hearing will be set for another date. According to the circuit court’s records obtained by Bigfoot 99, a trial date of January 21, 2019 has been set for Rutherford.


Public lands committee hosts open house

Bennett Mountains viewed from Seminoe Reservoir. Photo: Bigfoot 99/Emma Diercks.

The Carbon County Wyoming Public Lands Initiative Committee is hosting a two-hour public open house in Saratoga on Wednesday to share the hard work they have completed on the county’s four wilderness study areas. The committee will present its recommendations and gather community feedback at the Saratoga Town Hall from 5 to 7 p.m. Emma Diercks has more.


County residents vote in primary election

Photo: Bigfoot 99/Jim O’Reilly.

Today is primary election day. Polls opened at 7 a.m. this morning and will remain open until 7 p.m. this evening. Absentee ballots must be returned to the County Clerk’s office in Rawlins by 7 p.m. this evening. You don’t even have to go inside. A secure drop box has been set up on the south side of the county building at 115 West Pine Street to accept your absentee ballots. Bigfoot 99 will have complete election result coverage tomorrow.


Rawlins police on lookout for impaired drivers

In Rawlins, police will step up their presence in coming days. The beefed-up patrols are in concert with a national campaign to deter drinking and driving. Cali O’Hare has more.



Sports: Freshman QB will lead Cowboys into season opener

Wyoming’s fall camp is over and it’s now game week. Joey Saverine takes an in-depth look at how the Brown and Gold look heading into the New Mexico State Game.


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