Highway crashes on I-80 make up a significant number of emergency calls in Carbon County according to county officials. Photo by Stacey Jarret/Bigfoot 99.

County officials continue emergency management discussion

County officials continued to discuss the future of how the local emergency management office operates.

At its regular meeting yesterday, the Carbon County Board of Commissioners announced that it will make a formal decision about possibly reorganizing both the emergency management and fire warden positions during the during the May budget sessions. Cali O’Hare reports.

 

 

Commissioners approve Brush Creek Ranch projects

For the past decade, Brush Creek Ranch has established a global reputation in the Platte Valley by offering luxurious western-themed vacations to the world’s richest people. The ranch has plans for more development on its property.

The Carbon County Commissioners issued an updated conditional use permit outlining the upcoming projects.

 

 

Image courtesy of WHP.

I-80 crash marks first highway fatality of 2020

A horrific truck crash on Interstate 80 near Elk Mountain Sunday resulted in the first highway death in Wyoming this year.

A westbound Kenworth tractor-trailer combination driven by 23-year-old Pawandeep Singh exited the left side of the roadway and collided with the bridge support structure in the median.

A photo of the crash scene show the big rig completely warped and crumbled and wrapped around one of the support pillars.

The driver, a Canadian resident, was transported to the hospital in Rawlins where he was treated for his injuries. A 21-year-old passenger in the truck, also from Canada, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Wyoming Highway Patrol stated in a release that driver fatigue is being investigated as a possible contributing factor. The crash occurred before sunrise, around 6:20, Sunday morning at mile marker 255.

 

Photo by Emma Diercks/Bigfoot 99.

Tyler Picket Park receives $6K in funding

The Saratoga Town Council received more than $6,000 Tuesday evening that will be allotted to the Tyler Pickett Memorial Park.

The funds came from sales of Christmas trees and wreaths and the Wyoming Community Gas Program. Emma Diercks has the story.

 

 

Sports: Lady Panthers look to build on recent success

The Saratoga girls basketball team kicked of the new year with a win and have created some momentum heading into their home opener. Joey Saverine has the story.

 

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