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At least two persons of interest connected to the apparent homicide discovered Monday morning off of I-80 at Walcott Junction are in police custody at this time. Carbon County Sheriff Archie Roybal told Bigfoot 99 that individuals were apprehended in Utah Monday night. Pictured: The homicide was discovered on County Road 215 at US 30/WY 287 less than a half-mile north of Walcott Junction. Photo: Jim O’Reilly/Bigfoot99
In the Platte Valley, how to dispose of dead animal carcasses after the landfill closes this summer continues to be a topic of discussion. The Upper Platte River Solid Waste Disposal District considered alternatives last week. Board members will hold workshop on Tuesday to to explore the matter further.
The single bid submitted for the downtown splash pad was a belly flop. The only company interested in the design, construction and installation of the water playground at Depot Park came in $500,000 over budget. Rawlins City staff is expected to ask council to reject the bid at tonight’s meeting. Photo by Cali O’Hare/Bigfoot 99.
Although Wyoming’s revenue streams remained on track through March, the economic impacts on the state because of the coronavirus crisis will require at least one, and maybe two, special sessions of the legislature. Lawmakers will return to Cheyenne this month, and perhaps again in June. State officials are waiting for data on the financial fallout from both closing businesses and falling energy prices. Governor Mark Gordon said that once the dust clears on revenue impacts and future pricing for gas, coal and trona, lawmakers will meet to adjust the budget they finalized in February. File photo.
The fifth case of the novel coronavirus has been confirmed in Carbon County, according to the local public health office.
In a release Thursday night, Regional Nursing Supervisor Jacqueline Wells stated that the 70-year-old man lives in the county and is self-isolating hat home. The state health department and the local public health office are conducting contact tracing as part of their follow-up with the case. As of Friday at noon, the state’s total number of laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 was 415. Image courtesy of CDC.


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