Photo: Cali O’Hare/Bigfoot 99.

Councilman pushes back on truck idling ordinance

In Rawlins: Not every member of city council is sold on an amendment to an ordinance that would allow some commercial trucks to run unattended.

When the amendment passed its second reading, the vote wasn’t unanimous. Councilman DeBari Martinez voted against it. Afterward, Martinez told Bigfoot 99 he doesn’t support the change because it encourages what he says is a lack of respect from commercial truck drivers toward the Rawlins community. Cali O’Hare reports.

 

 

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Air ambulance membership for residents will continue despite funding issues

As reported by Bigfoot 99 previously, impact assistance payments from the state for Boswell Springs wind energy project have stopped.

The South Central Wyoming EMS Joint Powers Board was using the funding to contract with Classic Air Medical. Free air ambulance membership for residents in the SCHWEMS service area will continue for at least a year, despite the stall in the energy project.

 

 

Photo: Cali O’Hare/Bigfoot 99.

Public input wanted for Rawlins library relocation project

The Carbon County Library System is seeking public input on the potential remodel and relocation of the Rawlins Library Branch. This is one of many projects that would be funded by the Sixth Penny Specific Purpose Tax, should voters pass it during a special election next month.

Area residents have an opportunity to weigh-in on the proposed changes to the Rawlins Library during an open house scheduled for April 15th. Cali O’Hare has more.

 

 

 

Officials continue work on draft legislation for recommended wilderness areas

Conclusions and recommendations from Wyoming’s Public Lands Initiative were expected to appear before Congress during the first quarter of this year. This did not happen, but the Wyoming County Commissioner’s Association is still working with Senator John Barrasso’s office to craft the recommendations into legislative language. Emma Diercks reports.

 

 

Promising team roping season ahead for Saratoga cowboy

The spring rodeo season has officially opened and Saratoga cowboy Kasen York improved his stock last weekend in Laramie. Joey Saverine has the story.

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