Photo by Cali O’Hare/Bigfoot 99.

County buildings close as part of COVID-19 response plan

The sign on the government door reads closed to the public. The shutting down of America because of concerns over the novel coronavirus continued yesterday with Carbon County Commissioners limiting traffic into the county building in Rawlins.

Essential county business will continue behind closed doors by appointment and pre-screening only. Non-essential services, including senior services, will discontinue. Cali O’Hare has details.

Click here to view the Carbon County Pandemic Response Plan

Click here to view the policy regarding essential business only


Confirmed cases of COVID-19 rises to 15 in Wyoming

Meanwhile, the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Wyoming increased to 15 Tuesday.

The state health department last night announced that testing has confirmed four new cases. The new cases involve an adult female in Park County, an adult female in Laramie County, an adult male in Sheridan County and an adult female in Sheridan County.

No more information is available at this time regarding the Park County or Laramie County cases. The two new Sheridan County cases are close contacts of two previously identified cases from the county. No one has died from the virus in Wyoming. No cases of Covid-19 have been identified in Carbon County.


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CCSD2 still working on Medicine Bow land sale

Carbon County School District Two is continuing to work out an agreement to sell the old Medicine Bow High School Football field to the municipality.

The Board of Trustees directed the district attorney to draft the agreement without stipulations on how the town could use the land. Emma Diercks has the story.



Christina Fant. Photo courtesy of Carbon County Sheriff’s Office.

Animal cruelty case: Second Louisiana woman remains in jail

A Louisiana woman charged with ten counts of animal cruelty made her initial appearance in Carbon County Circuit Court Tuesday.

Christina Fant is one of two sisters-in-law accused of transporting 40 dogs and cats over a thousand miles in the back of a U-Haul during the dead of winter. The nightmare journey ended in Rawlins with 13 animals dead. The others were found caged with varying degrees of malnourishment, illness and neglect.

Unlike her sister-in-law who posted bail last week, Fant’s remains in jail. Her bond was not reduced. Bigfoot 99’s Cali O’Hare was inside the courtroom Tuesday morning and filed this update.



Photo by Emma Diercks/Bigfoot 99.

Officials review plans for Saratoga housing development

Saratoga may soon see a new housing development aimed at low income residents. The town’s planning commission was presented, this week, with a concept plan that will go before a public hearing next month. Emma Diercks has the story.



Sports: WHSAA extends spring sports suspension

Joey Saverine has the latest update on how the Wyoming High School Activities Association is handling the 2020 Spring season.


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