Monitors inside the communications center at the Rawlins Police Department. Photo: Cali O’Hare/Bigfoot 99.

Centralized 911 dispatch could be coming to Carbon County

Area officials plan to move forward with a study to determine the feasibility of creating a central emergency dispatch center in the county.

Last week, the Carbon County Council of Governments listened to a presentation given by County Fire Warden John Rutherford and Rawlins City Manager Scott Hannum. The concept is still in the early stages. Bigfoot 99’s Cali O’Hare sat down with Chief Rutherford and filed this report.


Saratoga officials on board

The Saratoga Fire Department is on board with a consolidated 911 dispatch system. Earlier this week, department officials made a presentation to Town Council. While some councilmen appear interested, Mayor John Zeiger said he’s looking for an assurance that merging won’t cost more than what the town currently pays for dispatch services.



Crews have been performing wear course work on Nieman Street. Photo: Cali O’Hare/Bigfoot 99.

Rawlins street rehab project half complete

In Rawlins: the summer street rehab project is moving right along, reaching the half-way point Tuesdays afternoon. Crews from the city and STC Construction are resurfacing streets in Ward 3 this week. Cali O’Hare has the latest update from the city’s streets department.



Saratoga hires new accountant

The Saratoga Town Council has hired an outside accountant to review the municipality’s finances.

Now, the governing body is analyzing where the accountant should focus his efforts. Emma Diercks has the story.



Photo: Matthew Kerbs/Bigfoot 99.

Sports: Rattler football shifts focus

The Little Snake River football team will pull back a bit as the Carbon County Fair is about to get underway. Joey Saverine has the story.


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