One of the dogs recovered from a cage inside the U-Haul gave birth to a litter of four puppies Wednesday morning. She was safe, warm and clean in the hands of animal control officers at the Rawlins Rochelle Animal Shelter. Photo courtesy of the Rawlins Rochelle Animal Shelter.

Rawlins police rescue abused, neglected animals

In Rawlins: Two women are in custody after police recovered more than 30 abused, neglected and dead animals locked inside a U-Haul van.

The pair were traveling through the area and staying at a local motel after they were caught up in the prolonged closure of Interstate 80.

A witness reported the U-Haul, which had been parked at the motel for two days. Inside were cages full of dogs and cats. Not all of them were alive. Police say 13 were dead.

Animal control officers are scrambling to provide care for the survivors. Cali O’Hare has more.



Photo by Bigfoot 99.

Sale of Medicine Bow football field still up for debate

Carbon County School District Two board members are expected to continue discussions tonight about the sale of the old Medicine Bow High School football field to the town.

No vote is expected as the board continues to explore the idea. Emma Diercks has the story.



Interim Emergency Management Coordinator Ron Brown addresses the Board of Carbon County Commissioners at a meeting in 2019. Photo by Cali O’Hare/Bigfoot 99.

County explores ways to aid ranchers in winter

The winter’s been a harsh one for some local ranchers. A contractor for the County’s Road and Bridge Department recently spent 13 hours digging through snow drifts to help the Faddis Ranch north of Rawlins reach their cows along a BLM road.

As a result, the county’s interim emergency manager asked commissioners yesterday whether they could declare an emergency to receive support from the state or federal levels. Cali O’Hare has the story.



Photo courtesy of Platte Valley Healthcare Project.

Saratoga, county officials lend support for Platte Valley hospital grant

Both the Carbon County Board of Commissioners and the Saratoga Town Council provided their support for a Wyoming Business Council grant to expand the water and sewer from town to the site of a proposed medical clinic.

The Saratoga Carbon County Impact Joint Powers Board agreed to sponsor the project on the behalf of the Platte Valley Healthcare Committee last week. Emma Diercks reports.



Sports: BHSU in for a treat with “McGraw Machine”

Joey Saverine has the second phase of the story about the McGraw brothers of H.E.M. and their commitment to Black Hills State University.


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