Rod Waeckerlin casts his vote at the Jeffrey Center in Rawlins. Photo: Cali O’Hare/Bigfoot 99.

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.

Click here to view a sample of the ballot

Click here for voter information

 

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.

 

 

Photo: Cali O’Hare/Bigfoot 99.

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.

 

 

Photo: Cali O’Hare/Bigfoot 99.

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.

Click here to view entire schedule

Click here to view the Fill A Truck event flier

 

Sports: Saratoga looks to make an impact in the post season

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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