Photo by Cali O’Hare/Bigfoot 99 shows the change of plea documents filed in Carbon County Circuit Court on Friday, January 10th, 2020.

Former landfill superintendent pleads guilty

The criminal case against the former superintendent of the landfill in Rawlins charged with skimming cash from the till has come to a close. On Friday, Marty Holloway changed his plea to guilty, and began serving a shortened sentence at the county jail yesterday.

Meanwhile, city officials believe they’ve found a replacement to serve as the municipal landfill superintendent.

 

 

Photo courtesy of Brush Creek Ranch.

County officials give update on Green Mountain ski area

County officials met with the town councils in Encampment and Riverside to provide updates and answer questions about the development of a ski area on Green Mountain, west of the two municipalities. Emma Diercks has more.

 

 

Michael Wilder.

California man killed in I-80 rollover

A 60-year-old Apple Valley, California man died Saturday morning when a pickup he was riding went into a slide and rolled-over on Interstate 80 near Wamsutter.

Henry House III was wearing his seatbelt, but succumbed to injuries he sustained at the scene of the crash, marking the second highway fatality in Wyoming this year.

The driver of the vehicle, a Ford F150, has been identified as 55-year-old Yerma, California woman Brenda K. Wallace. Wallace was wearing her seatbelt and survived the crash. The Wyoming Highway Patrol reports it is investigating speed too fast for conditions as a possible contributing factor.

The single vehicle rollover occurred around 11 a.m. An emergency responder out of Wamsutter, Michael Wilder, suffered a fatal heart attack at the scene.

 

 

The aftermath of the trailer fire at space #58 in the Green Acres Trailer Court. Chief Rutherford says the trailer, and all its contents, are a total loss. Photo by Cali O’Hare/Bigfoot 99.

Residents collecting donations for local fire victim

In Rawlins, residents are coming to the aid of a local woman who “lost everything,” including her pets, in a house fire Saturday. The woman was home at the time, and sustained minor injuries.

Fire Chief John Rutherford told Bigfoot 99 the woman “was lucky to escape with her life.” Cali O’Hare reports.

Donation information:

  • Pants – size medium
  • Tops – size large
  • Scrub tops (L) & bottoms (M) (for work)
  • Shoes – size 7
  • Winter coat, jackets – size L
  • Kitchen/cooking supplies
  • Groceries
  • City Market and Walmart gift cards
  • Local restaurant gift certificates 
  • Cash or gift card donations
  • Furniture and household items
**Donations can be dropped off at Carbon Copy, located at 2013 W. Spruce Street in Rawlins. Call Kendra Sisneros with questions about donations or to arrange to have a donation picked up – 307-320-6154

 

Sports: Outlaws stay hot with seven wins in a row

The Rawlins boys basketball team kicked off 2020 the right way as they have put together a win streak. Joey Saverine has the story.

 

More Highlights:

  • Wyoming basketball face Nevada on the road tonight
  • Wyoming football: For the fourth time in five years a UW player has been named a Freshman All-American
  • Wyoming RB Xazavian Valladay named to the AP All-Bowl team
  • Broncos part ways with OC Rich Scangarello

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