1 dead in fiery Carbon County crash
RAWLINS, Wyo. — One person died Saturday afternoon in a truck-on-car collision near Rawlins that saw the sedan become engulfed in flames. The wreck occurred at around 12:45 p.m. near mile marker 8.5 along US 287. The driver of a Freightliner semi truck was headed south when they lost control of their vehicle and crossed into the northbound lane.
Annual Care Fair To Be Held In Late April
Photo – MHCC Care Fair – Courtesy MHCC Facebook. Memorial Hospital of Carbon County is hosting its second annual free Care Fair in April. On April 27th, join MHCC at the Rawlins Family Recreation Center for the Care Fair. Director of Strategic Operations Stephanie Hinkle said in the past, the hospital held a version of the Care Fair. COVID caused MHCC to cancel the in-person event for two years. Hinkle said the community demanded the return of a public health-focused event. Now in its second year, Hinkle said the Care Fair continues to grow and offer more services to the people of Carbon County.
Town of Saratoga makes it to the top five for the best drinking water in the nation
SARATOGA (WNE) — Success never tasted so good. Saratoga recently competed against all 50 states in the National Rural Water Association’s Annual Rally in Washington D.C.and finished in the top five at the 25th Annual Great American Water Taste Test. Saratoga has often made it as a top...
Out Of County Deputy Explained To County Commissioners
Photo – An old sign hangs outside the Sheriff’s Office – Bigfoot99 file photo. The Carbon County Sheriff’s Office has taken the step to clarify why an out-of-county deputy is necessary. During the February 20th Board of Carbon County Commissioners meeting, Sheriff Alex Bakken said he’s...
Two Wyomingites Killed, One Injured in Carbon County Pickup Wreck
Two people were killed and one injured in an accident that happened yesterday, Feb. 18. The crash occured about 4:15 p.m. in Carbon County near Rawlins on Route US 287 / WY 789. A Chevrolet Silverado was headed south towards Rawlins while a Ford Ranger traveled north on U.S. 287....
Saratoga Woman Accused Of Shooting Boyfriend’s House Is Remanded To District Court
Photo – Victoria Tidball – Bigfoot99 file photo. The woman accused of shooting at her boyfriend’s Saratoga home has had her case transferred to District Court. In the early morning hours of December 16th, 28-year-old Victoria Rose Tidball allegedly fired over 40 pistol rounds at the home and vehicle of Saratoga resident Bradley McBride. Court documents state that Tidball and McBride, who were dating at the time, got into a heated argument about a dog. McBride, who lives on the 300 block of North Veterans Street, was uninjured in the attack.
HORSES ARE PEOPLE TOO
Edited PETA News Release — “Racing must be suspended at Saratoga until the track eliminates all causes of death. The HISA report makes it clear: Horses will continue to die if the racing industry continues to ignore every known cause. Racing needs to stop saying that there’s no single reason and acknowledge that trainers’ routine practices are dangerous and are leading to shattered bones.
Feast on La Dolce Vita: Discover 3 Unmissable Italian Restaurants in Saratoga
In this article, we will be exploring three exquisite Italian restaurants in Saratoga. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these locations yet? If you have, we'd love to hear about your experiences in the comments section below!
Pacificorp Requests More Services From Carbon County
Photo – Electrical Transformer similar to the one Pacificorp needs to transport – Courtesy General Electric. Carbon County officials do not want heavy industrial equipment to be transported on an unpaved county road. During yesterday’s Board of Carbon County Commissioners meeting, Road and Bridge Superintendent Kandis Fritz said...
High winds, mountain snow expected; warming trend on horizon
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A mix of high winds and snow is set to impact southeast Wyoming midweek, according to the National Weather Service in Cheyenne. High winds are forecast for Tuesday across the region, with snowfall likely in the Sierra Madre and Snowy ranges starting Tuesday night and spreading into Carbon and Albany counties by Wednesday.
Saratoga Town Council Meeting Cancelled Due To Lack Of Quorum
Photo – Saratoga Town Hall – Bigfoot99 file photo. Last night’s scheduled Saratoga town council meeting was canceled due to a lack of quorum. The Saratoga town council is down one member following the untimely death of Councilman Jacob Fluty. On February 8th, Fluty was caught in an avalanche while snowmobiling in the Sierra Madres and passed away.
Carbon County Library Plays BINGO For FUNdraiser
Photo – Fundraiser poster – Courtesy CC Library. Win prize money and support your county library by participating in the Winter Bingo Fundraiser. Next Saturday, February 24th, the Carbon County Library Foundation is hosting a fundraiser bingo event in restaurant at the Rochelle Ranch Golf Course. Carbon County...
Encampment, February 17 High School 🏀 Game Notice
There are 2 high school 🏀 games in Encampment. The Cokeville High School basketball team will have a game with Encampment School on February 17, 2024, 13:00:00 CST. The Cokeville High School basketball team will have a game with Encampment School on February 17, 2024, 14:30:00 CST.
CCSO Performs Feasibility Study For Combining County’s Emergency Dispatch Centers
Photo – A combined dispatch center in Converse County – Courtesy conversecountywy.gov. The Carbon County Sheriff’s Office is performing a study to determine the feasibility of taking over all county emergency dispatching services. On Friday afternoon, Sheriff Alex Bakken released a statement saying that he is currently...
County Offices Get New EMail Addresses
Photo – email image – Courtesy newoldstamp.com. Carbon County officials will receive new email addresses. In August of last year, Bigfoot99 reported that the official county website was changing from carbonwy.com to carboncountywy.gov. At the time, IT Director Matt Webster said the domain name change would bring the county in line with other government entities around the country.
Saratoga man killed in avalanche
RAWLINS (WNE) — Jacob Fluty, a Saratoga city councilman, was killed Feb. 9 in an avalanche southwest of Bridger Peak. In the early afternoon hours of Friday, Feb. 9, the Carbon County Sheriff ’s Office received a SPOT device emergency SOS activation in the Sierra Madre Range, southwest of Bridger Peak, in an area locally known as “Avalanche Alley.”
Lady Rebels power past Dubois
The Riverside Lady Rebels dominated in a set of matches last Friday and Saturday, beating Dubois, 51-24, and Meeteetse, 49-39. Brooklynn Paxton turned in a dynamite performance against Dubois: seven steals, 11 offensive rebounds (14 total), and a school record 31 points. “It’s the highest documented scoring total for the...
Today the gas price is close to $2.99 in Saratoga as of 2024-02-16. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Friday is $3.284, a week ago the price is $3.166 , according to AAA.
Saratoga Places Fourth For Best Drinking Water In The Country
Saratoga is ranked as having the fourth-best tasting water in the country. Governor Mark Gordon proclaimed last week as Wyoming Professional Water and Wastewater Operator Appreciation Week. Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality operator certification coordinator Kim Parker said the first full week in February was chosen because February 5th, 1975, was the day Wyoming’s first operator certification rule was created.
Rawlins Police Department Discusses Pros and Cons of Consolidated Dispatch Center for Carbon County
A recent Bigfoot 99 story has prompted questions about a consolidated dispatch center for Carbon County. The Rawlins Police Department Communication Center, serving the City of Rawlins and Carbon County, has not been formally consulted on this issue. The City of Rawlins is willing to discuss the pros and cons of consolidated versus separate dispatch centers, aiming to enhance services for the community and first responders.