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Conoco a go-go

The Country Store in Saratoga celebrated its 30th anniversary in business over the weekend with a party for customers, free food, free giveaways and a lot of other fun. The business itself, and person that runs it, is a testament to the vibrant...

 
 By Fred Broschart    News    March 1, 2017

Gravel, dirt and runway

The Saratoga Town Council met Tuesday for routine business and to discuss issues facing the town, but the conflict between the council and members of the Saratoga Community Garden Board flared up, leading to heated exchanges. The council announced th...

 
 By Fred Broschart    News    May 18, 2016

Natural gas heats meeting up

The town of Encampment held its monthly town council meeting on Thursday where it appointed a new South Central Wyoming Emergency Medical Services (SCWEMS) member, and discussed other ongoing business. The council had a long agenda, but for the most...

 
 By Fred Broschart    News    May 18, 2016

Hirings and resignations

As the school year winds down and summer approaches, the Carbon County School Board no. 2 (CCSD No. 2) met Monday for its monthly meeting. The meeting was dominated mostly by personnel matters as well as budget issues and approval of the student...

 
 By Fred Broschart    News    May 18, 2016

BOCC minds river

At the Carbon County Board of County Commissioner’s (BOCC) meeting on May 3, possible flooding in the North Platte Valley was front and center among the many topics discussed. During the meeting, the commissioners spent a significant amount of...

 
 By Fred Broschart    News    May 18, 2016

Cleaning up for spring

The town of Riverside quickly moved thorough the agenda at its town council meeting on Thursday, working through a host of issues affecting the town as spring rolls into the valley. Cleanup of dead and diseased trees in the park was underway and...

 
 By Fred Broschart    Sports    May 18, 2016

Tigers take it up a notch

Encampment High School (EHS) boys’ and girls’ track teams competed in regionals in Lander on Friday and Saturday, setting the stage and raising expectations for their upcoming visit to state finals. The girls’ team placed third of nine teams...

 
 By Fred Broschart    News    May 11, 2016

Report: growing flood potential

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has issued final river flow estimates for the Upper North Platte River area of Carbon County, and the estimates place Saratoga at flood...

 
 By Fred Broschart    News    May 11, 2016

Dodging disposal fees

Thanks to funding from the Wyoming State Loans and Investment Board (SLIB), the Upper Platte River Solid Waste District (Landfill board) announced at its Wednesday meeting that it will now be able to build a new transfer station and close the...

 
 By Fred Broschart    News    May 11, 2016

'Bus crash' planned near SHS

The Carbon County Office of Emergency Management will coordinate an exercise in Saratoga at 9 a.m., May 17 near Saratoga High School, according to Carbon County Emergency Manager John Zeiger. The exercise is intended to give first responders a...

 
 By Fred Broschart    Sports    May 11, 2016

EHS girls reach new heights

Encampment High School’ (EHS) track team put in a strong showing at the Bobcat Invite in Thermopolis on Friday, with Encampment’s girls’ team leading the way with an overall sixth place finish out of 22 teams that competed. The team placed...

 
 By Fred Broschart    News    May 4, 2016

Dr. Dean goes to Washington

Dean Bartholomew, physician at the Platte Valley Medical clinic in Saratoga, told lawmakers in Washington, D.C., about challenges faced by rural healthcare providers. The discussion was led by Senator...

 
 By Fred Broschart    News    May 4, 2016

The doggie do-list

Four Saratoga High School (SHS) students, a younger sibling and three other volunteers helped clean up and make improvements at Saratoga's Kaake Walk Dog park on Sunday. The SHS students, Katie...

 
 By Fred Broschart    News    April 27, 2016

Training for terror

A training exercise of a simulated terrorist incident near the Sinclair Refinery took place on Friday with several agencies and personnel from the refinery coordinating a response to the event. The ex...

 
 By Fred Broschart    News    April 27, 2016

Fire claims cabin

Fire destroyed a Ryan Park cabin early Tuesday morning, despite the efforts of four fire departments that responded to the blaze. The fire completely destroyed the two story log home that was...

 
 By Fred Broschart    News    April 27, 2016

Dollars and teachers

School facilities and projects were a serious concern of the Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD#2) Board of Trustees at the April 18 meeting, with the funding for facilities being described as “dire” by superintendent Jim Copeland. The dis...

 

Encampment track goes the distance

The Encampment High School track team competed this weekend at the Green River Invite in Green River where they put in a strong effort but saw their success somewhat stymied by stiff competition from...

 

Panthers streaking to regionals

At practice this week, Saratoga High School (SHS) Track and Field Coach Rex Hohnholt emphasized that only four athletes from the school could compete at each event during upcoming regional...

 
 By Fred Broschart    News    April 27, 2016

Tornado training

As a part of Severe Weather Awareness week last week, Saratoga Elementary School (SES) forewent its usual fire drill, instead practicing a tornado drill. According to a press release by the National...

 
 By Fred Broschart    News    April 20, 2016

Dump station to get pay kiosk

An increase in sewer tap fees may be imminent, and those who dump RV holding tanks at Saratoga’s dumping station will get a lot more honest following a meeting of the Saratoga Water and Sewer Joint Powers Board (sewer board) on Wednesday The board...

 
 By Fred Broschart    News    April 20, 2016

Emergency training to be held at Sinclair Refinery

Carbon County Emergency Management (CCEM) will be holding a homeland security training exercise on Friday, April 22 near the Sinclair refinery. The exercise will be held on property belonging to the Sinclair refinery, but will not be held at the...

 
 By Fred Broschart    News    April 20, 2016

Riverside clearing space

Riverside Town Council met Thursday for its monthly meeting where tree removal in the park dominated discussion. Last month, the council voted to remove trees that posed a hazard from the town park. After consulting with a tree removal contractor,...

 
 By Fred Broschart    News    April 20, 2016

SCWEMS seat to be available in Encampment

Encampment Town Council met Thursday to deal with old and new business in the town The council quickly worked its way through the agenda before voting to go into a closed executive session to discuss issues of personnel and potential litigation. Ther...

 
 By Fred Broschart    News    April 13, 2016

Chinese economy affects possible trash rate hike

The sinking economy in China may mean that waste disposal rates here in the Good Times Valley might be going up soon, according to the Upper Platte River Solid Waste District (Landfill Board). The construction of a transfer station intended to ship...

 
 By Fred Broschart    News    April 13, 2016

Firetrucks, wind farms and coal mines

The Carbon County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) met Tuesday in Rawlins for the first BOCC meeting of April to discuss county business. Items on the agenda included the purchase of a new firefighting vehicle, the release of the second...

 

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