Photo: Cali O’Hare/Bigfoot 99.

Officials earmark potential sixth penny tax funds for courthouse and Carbon Building remodel

Elected officials from Carbon County and each of its municipalities will meet this week to finalize the projects proposed for a new sixth penny tax. Whether or not the specific purpose tax passes will be decided upon by the voters in May, but if approved, the county itself is planning to use the funds for a major remodel of both the County Courthouse and the Carbon Building. Cali O’Hare takes a look at the $25 million project proposal.



Saratoga officials work to cut $1 million from project wish list

In a related story, Saratoga is looking to cut about $1 million from its project wish list to be funded by the specific purpose tax if it passes next year. Town officials also hope to see all communities in the county share any reductions equally. At the last meeting of the Carbon County Council of Governments, officials offered no guidelines on how much should be cut. Emma Diercks has more.



Rawlins DDA makes progress on splash pad project

The Rawlins Downtown Development Authority is moving closer to bringing the splash pad project concept to fruition. Last week, city Councilwoman Linda Smith, who also serves on the DDA’s board, gave the council an update on the ongoing project. Cali O’Hare has the details.



New officer joins Saratoga PD

The Saratoga Police Department is hiring a new officer from Fort Collins, Colorado, to replace one that went to Rawlins last month. This puts Saratoga PD at a four full-time officer positions. Emma Diercks reports.



Photo: Cali O’Hare/Bigfoot 99.

City of Rawlins urges drivers to use caution around snow removal crews

The first real measurable snowfall of the season has brought with it some close calls on city streets. By Monday afternoon, three collisions had been narrowly avoided. The City of Rawlins Public Works Department is urging drivers to slow down and change lanes when approaching snow removal crews operating heavy equipment. City Officials tell Bigfoot 99 that if drivers can’t exercise a little caution and patience, they’ll be forced to close down the streets to protect their crews during snow removal efforts.


Sports: Cowboys relish in big win over Lobos

The Cowboy football team’s win over New Mexico was sweet for the Pokes in a couple of different ways. Joey Saverine has the story.

More Highlights:
  • Cowboy kicker Cooper Roth named Conference Special Teams player of the week.
  • Cowgirl basketball hosts Montana State this evening.
  • Josh Allen comments on being back onto the field after recovering from elbow injury.
  • Broncos put together consecutive wins for first time since the opening weeks of the season.


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