Rawlins nonprofits fight back after defunding

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As Bigfoot 99 reported on Friday, Rawlins City Council last week voted to terminate the fourth quarter funding for 10 local nonprofit organizations. City officials pushed for the council’s decision by alleging the nonprofits had failed to comply with their contracts requiring the quarterly reports. Since then, Bigfoot 99’s Cali O’Hare talked with the nonprofits whose funding was cut and obtained dated copies of the reports that the city claimed weren’t filed. And they’re not happy.

 

Joseph Funk is being held at the Carbon County Jail. Photo: Bigfoot99/Cali O’Hare

Hanna burglary suspect pleads not guilty

After being arrested for his suspected involvement in a string of burglaries in Hanna, a resident of the town has pleaded not guilty to the crime in Carbon County District Court. Emma Diercks has the story.

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Barrasso supports Trump Supreme Court pick

In Washington, President Donald Trump announced Brett Kavanaugh as his pick to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy and his swing vote on the Supreme Court. In announcing the pick in the east room of the White House, the president noted that Kavanaugh had served as a law clerk under Justice Kennedy.

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The pick sets up a confirmation fight in a Senate where Republicans have a razor-thin margin of 50-49. Wyoming Senator John Barrasso appeared on Bigfoot 99 the morning after Kennedy announced his resignation. Barrasso expressed confidence that Republicans could avoid a prolonged showdown.

In a release last night, Senator Barrasso said Kavanaugh has the intellect, character and temperament to be an outstanding Supreme Court justice.

Saratoga town council race heats up as Burau drops out

And then there were five. On Monday, one of the six candidates that originally filed to run for a seat on Town Council dropped out of the race. In our second of a two part series, Bigfoot 99’s Emma Diercks takes a look at two of the five candidates for the two open seats.

Sports: Rattlers concentrate on player development in off-season

The Little Snake River football team is taking the off-season a bit slower with an emphasis on individual development. Joey Saverine has the story.

Pokes in the Pros: Larry Nance Jr. has partnered up to create a foundation that will help aid families battling Crohn’s disease.

Colorado Rockies baseball: Three sluggers are headed to the MLB All-Star game.

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