Sixth penny voting underway
It’s Election Day. For months, Carbon County officials have been urging residents to vote for an optional sixth penny tax to pay for infrastructure projects.
The last special purpose tax expired in October. Since then, the sales tax in the county has been five percent.
If voters approve the tax today, it won’t go into effect until October of this year. Cali O’Hare as more.
Saratoga officials developing new budget
The Saratoga Town Council is working to establish a budget for the 2019-2020 fiscal year.
Official estimates show that if the sixth penny tax passes, the town will generate an addition $250,000. However, if voters elect not to tax themselves an additional penny, Saratoga will still see about $3 million in the general fund from other revenue sources. Emma Diercks breaks down the numbers.
CCHEC working on wind energy job training program
Seeing a wind energy boon on horizon, the Carbon County Higher Education Center plans to establish a program to prepare local high school students and adults for jobs in the industry. Emma Diercks has that story.
Rawlins celebrating National Public Works Week
You may have never heard of it: National Public Works Week. Most people haven’t. It begins May 19th.
For the first time in recent memory, the City of Rawlins will celebrate it with tours and other activities. Cali O’Hare has the details.
The Saratoga track team is sitting right where they want to be as they prepare for the upcoming Regional meet. Joey Saverine has the story.
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