Photo: Cali O’Hare/Bigfoot 99.

Judge dismisses trash hauler lawsuit

A double-edge sword of a decision was handed down yesterday in the lawsuit brought by Dirty Boyz Sanitation against the City of Rawlins.

On one hand, District Court Judge Dawnessa Snyder ruled that city council violated Wyoming public meetings laws in April of 2018. That’s when council, meeting behind closed doors, discussed enforcing trash hauler requirements with the city manager and then took collective action.

The smoking gun was an email the city manager sent to a competing trash hauler detailing the decision council had reached illegally behind closed doors.

Although council’s decision was illegal, Judge Snyder also ruled that a new council ultimately corrected the wrong by discussing the issue at a public meeting nine months later. As a result, the judge ruled that the issue is moot and granted the city’s request to dismiss the case. Cali O’Hare breaks down the case and the decision.

Click here to view the Order On Cross-Motion For Summary Judgement

Click here to read the official ruling

 

Officials outline landfill closure timeline

The clock is ticking for the Saratoga landfill. The group overseeing the state-mandated closure of the dump has submitted a timeline of the construction work to the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality. The project should be completed by September 30th, 2020. Emma Diercks report.

 

 

Photo: Cali O’Hare/Bigfoot 99.

Visitor’s council changes grant process

The Carbon County Visitor’s Council has implemented a few changes to its grant process to help boost events that occur in the “off-season.” Some entities have expressed concern about what this means for promoting their events.

 

 

Sports: Student athletes chosen to play final high school game

Three players and one coach will suit up for the Wyoming Coaches Association All-Star games at the end of the month. Joey Saverine caught up with Lady Outlaw basketball coach and filed this report.

 

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