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 By FW Broschart    News    January 25, 2017

Chariots out ... Next?

Chariot Races, long a favorite winter event in the Valley for over 30 years, will not be held this year. But a new event called skijoring is coming into the Valley with the hopes of combining...

 
 By FW Broschart    News    January 25, 2017

Wind spins forward

The first couple weeks of 2017 have been topsy-turvy time for wind energy firms in Wyoming, and those that hope to be operating in the state soon. The year started out with State legislature file 127. That bill proposed increasing the state’s tax...

 
 By FW Broschart    News    January 18, 2017

Riverside council greets 2017

The Riverside Town Council met Thursday to swear in a new member, make appointments and make other preparations for the upcoming year in governance in the town. New council member Katie Cheesebrough was sworn in by mayor Leroy Stephenson. Cheesebroug...

 
 By FW Broschart    News    January 18, 2017

Winter Carnival preparations

Preparations for Winter Carnival, and thanking town employees were top at Encampment Council Meeting The Encampment Town Council swore in two members before moving quickly through routine business and preparations for the upcoming Encampment Winter...

 
 By FW Broschart    News    January 18, 2017

Lagoon looked at

The Saratoga Water and Sewer Joint Powers Board (sewer board) met Wednesday for a brief meeting where they discussed potential lagoon improvements and got to the bottom of a supposed illegal lift pump that had been uncovered on Rochester Street in...

 

Ice fishing for fun and profit

The 34th annual Saratoga Lake Ice Fishing Derby will be held Jan. 21-22 and will offer prize money to ice fishers who brave the cold and ice of Saratoga Lake. The event will bring ice fishers from the Valley and afar to the frozen surface of...

 

Harsh hardwood away from home

After a very successful homecoming week, the Encampment Tigers hit the road for games against conference rivals Cokeville and Farson-Eden over the weekend. Unfortunately, the streak the teams had during homecoming last week did not carry through to t...

 
 By FW Broschart    News    January 18, 2017

Police: Attempted phone scam in Saratoga not isolated event

They were offering Rusty Rogers, of Saratoga, his choice of prize. He could choose $25,000 cash, a new car or a kitchen renovation. All he had to do was give his name, address, age, yearly income and Social Security number to the person on the...

 

It wasn't all bad

It’s 2017, and there are a lot of people who are happy to see 2016 go. The year saw a rather contentious and seemingly interminable election; ISIS; terrorism; increasing tensions with Russia; unrest at home about race issues and some indications...

 

Court glory, face pies & cake

Encampment School ended its homecoming week Saturday, and a weather-related postponement of the school's homecoming dance did not dampen Encampment students' spirits. The schools boys and girls...

 

Protect the pass!

Editors Note: This was playfully written in the style of the graphic novel "300." I hope you enjoy it. The Encampment Tigers boys and girls' basketball team stood tall during homecoming after...

 
 By FW Broschart    News    January 11, 2017

Cold enough for ya?

After a somewhat mild December, winter rolled into the Valley during the first week of January, bringing a lot of snow and record-breaking temperatures, along with that famous Wyoming wind. Thursday,...

 
 By FW Broschart    News    January 11, 2017

4-H takes aim

The 4-H shooting sports club will be starting a new season of shooting sports instruction for Valley youth at 6:30 p.m., Jan. 18 at the Saratoga Library. The shooting club is open to youths who are 4-H members in Saratoga and Encampment and between...

 
 By FW Broschart    News    January 4, 2017

SPD gains new tool in fighting premature deaths

The Saratoga Police Department has received five new portable Breathalyzer machines thanks to a donation by Prevention Management Organization (PMO) of Wyoming. Saratoga Police Department (SPD) Chief Robert Bifano says the machines replaced older...

 
 By FW Broschart    News    January 4, 2017

Will oil rises help?

Recent developments abroad in oil markets have some potential to benefit Wyoming's economy in 2017, but it's difficult to predict whether the state will reap the benefits of rising commodity prices...

 
 By FW Broschart    News    January 4, 2017

Mineral extraction faces ban on sage grouse lands

The Obama administration released a draft Environmental Impact Study (EIS) highlighting five plans for limiting mining on federal lands to protect the Greater Sage Grouse Friday, according to...

 
 By FW Broschart    News    December 28, 2016

Green for Garry

"It was supposed to be a hernia," Garry Wood says. "A simple, outpatient procedure." But when he woke up after his hernia operation, he learned it wasn't a hernia at all, but a swollen lymph node....

 
 By FW Broschart    News    December 28, 2016

Line ownership determined

The Saratoga Water and Sewer Joint Powers Board (sewer board) met Dec. 14 to begin discussing the use of a state grant to improve the lagoon system at the sewage treatment plant, put to rest the controversy surrounding the Happy Tails kennel sewer...

 
 By FW Broschart    News    December 28, 2016

Realtor relationship leads to ownership transfer

"I'm a very positive person and I don't like the word 'risk,'" Carolyn Terry, the new owner agent at Century 21 real estate in Rawlins, says when asked if she thought buying a real estate agency at a...

 

Encampment even or better

The Encampment High School boys' and girls' basketball teams finished off the final games of December and 2016 last week, ending the week with the boys having a record of 4-4 and the girls slightly...

 
 By FW Broschart    News    December 14, 2016

Transmission line approved

Two U.S. Government agencies released decisions in the last two weeks that may bring a proposed Carbon County wind farm closer to becoming a reality. Tuesday, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued a record of decision approving a power...

 
 By FW Broschart    News    December 14, 2016

No water, no occupation

The Encampment Town council met Thursday in what one member called “record time,” where it quickly disposed of routine matters before making ordinance changes and extending Christmas bonuses. During the 12-minute meeting, the council held a...

 
 By FW Broschart    News    December 14, 2016

Taxes, leashes and firearms

Riverside Town Council sped through its agenda Thursday in about 30 minutes, dispensing of most routine business quickly. Several issues took up more time than usual council business, however; an apparent reduction in tourism spending, a leash law an...

 

Encampment basketball off to good start

The Carbon County Classic was held over the weekend in Hanna and Encampment, giving the Tigers a good start to their 2016-2017 season. Encampment's men finished the inaugural event of the basketball...

 

Coal at a standstill

The Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA), an intergovernmental organization that is part of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), issued a report Monday saying demand for coal will most likely stall in coming...

 

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