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 By Staff Report    News    August 15, 2018 

Forest road closures

Forest Road 830 (Deep Jack Road), and Forest Road 443 (Jerry Accord Road) in the Sierra Madre Range, Medicine Bow National Forest, will be temporarily closed for public safety during roadside hazard tree removal work this fall. The work on the 830...

 

Breweries vie for state title

The official State of Wyoming Microbrew Competition will be held Aug. 18 in Saratoga. Microbreweries based in Wyoming are slated to compete for the coveted Steinley Cup at the 23rd annual...

 

Library to feature bird photo program

Friends of the Saratoga Library announced a local couple will be presenting a program highlighting their birding experiences at 7 p.m. on Thursday Aug. 16 in the Saratoga Branch Library. The public is invited to attend this entertaining and...

 
 By Staff Report    News    August 8, 2018

'Bear attack' planned

Carbon County Emergency Coordinator John Zeiger would like to inform the public that there will be an emergency exercise near the Turpin Reservoir on Sunday, August 12. The exercise will be in response to a staged predator attack. In this case the...

 
 By Staff Report    News    August 1, 2018

Meadows mayhem

On July 30, the Carbon County Sheriff’s Office received a call at approximately 12:30 p.m. The call, according to the press release received from the sheriff’s office, reported “shots being fired and rounds hitting multiple residences” locate...

 
 By Staff Report    Politics    July 25, 2018

County candidates tonight

Candidates for county offices in the 2018 elections are scheduled to present their views tonight at the second and last Valley Service Organization (VSO) forum before the Aug. 21 primary election. The forum will get underway at 6 p.m. in the Great...

 
 By Staff Report    News    July 25, 2018

Police to implement child safety program

The Saratoga Police Department is asking for the help of local businesses as well as industrial and professional leaders in implementing their child safety prevention education program for both children and adults in the community. In a letter from...

 
 By Staff Report    Politics    July 18, 2018

VSO hosts forum

A good turnout of Town of Saratoga and Wyoming State Legislative candidates is expected for the first of two 2018 election forums sponsored by the Valley Service Organization (VSO). The forum is scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday (July 23) in the great hall...

 
 By Staff Report    Politics    July 11, 2018

Candidates talks set

The Valley Service Organization (VSO) has scheduled two candidate forums in Saratoga prior to the Aug. 21 primary election. The forums are scheduled as follows: July 23 –Town of Saratoga and legislative candidates. July 25 – County commission,...

 

The stuff of life

Staff Report Ah, summer! It’s finally here with vacations, floating, camping and barbecues. But it’s not fun if someone you love is in the hospital and there is no blood on the shelf. Here, in the southern part of Wyoming, it takes 500 people a w...

 
 By Staff Report    News    July 11, 2018

Fort Steele features towns

A walking tour was presented at Fort Fred Steele as part of the site's "150 Summers Celebration." The self-guided tour titled "Towns and Ghost Towns" presented, by sign, interesting tidbits about...

 
 By Staff Report    Politics    July 11, 2018

PBS to air gubernatorial debates

Republican candidates running for the office of Wyoming Governor will be participating in a series of public debates Thursday, July 12, 2018 in the auditorium of the Wyoming National Guard Joint Forces Readiness Center in Cheyenne. There will be two...

 
 By Staff Report    News    July 11, 2018

Fire ban in effect

The Sierra Madre Range and Snowy Range within the Medicine Bow National Forest have both entered Stage 1 fire restrictions effective July 5 according to a press release from the United States Forest Service (USFS). The USFS coordinated with both...

 

Singles Eating Together

A new ministry for single adults has blossomed at St. Barnabas’ Episcopal Church. Singles Eating Together is a monthly time for adult singles­—of any faith—to gather and share a meal and conversation. The next Singles Eating Together...

 

Independence Weekend Schedule

Saratoga Friday, June 29 6-8pm: Live Music at Lollypops Saturday, June 30 10am-1pm: Battle of the Badges @ SMHS Football Field 10am-5pm: Platte Valley Arts Festival @ PVCC 10am-3pm: Auto Show @ West Bridge Street, downtown Noon-6pm: Bouncy House and... Full story

 

Family and faith

The Wyoming Rancher Family Camp, which was started by a handful of Wyoming ranchers and their families, will be entering it’s 73rd year. This year, the event will host speaker Brandon Buller, a pastor born in Nebraska and raised in Wyoming. After...

 

Battle of the badge

One of the many events that will be available for residents and tourists alike to attend during Togie Days will be the Battle of the Badges. Organized by Carbon County Sheriff’s Deputy Justin Hale, the event will be raising money for the Saratoga...

 
 By Staff Report    News    June 27, 2018

Man falls to death

On Sunday, June 10, 2018 at approximately 8:30 p.m. the Carbon County Sheriff’s Office received a call from Cole Nuhring, stating his friend later—to be identified as Justin Siler (19)— had fallen off a boulder at the South French Creek...

 

Hunter safety in Saratoga

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will hold a hunter education class in Saratoga the last week of June. The class will meet on the following days: Tuesday, June 26 from 1-5 p.m., Thursday, June 28 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Friday, June 29 from 9...

 

Steinley Cup a brewin'

The 23rd annual Steinley Cup Microbrew Festival in the Good Times Valley is just around the corner. This year’s competition is set for Saturday, August 18 at Veterans Island Park in Saratoga. An integral part of the afternoon is the Chili...

 
 By Staff Report    News    June 20, 2018

Rain, cool helps contain Badger

Cool weather and consistent rains aided fire crews over the weekend in containing the Badger Creek Fire. While the fire had been doubling it’s size on a daily basis throughout the week, it held steady at 20,000 acres during the cloudy and rainy...

 
 By Staff Report    News    June 13, 2018

Fire at Badger Creek

U.S. Forest Service and Albany County fire personnel responded to a wildfire Sunday afternoon in the southern Snowy Range, Medicine Bow National Forest, which forced evacuations from multiple locations due to rapid growth. As of Sunday, 9 p.m. the...

 

Heaven & Earth

Saratoga Friends of the Library (FOL) is encouraging people to get down to their roots as well as look towards the skies this month. The FOL encourages residents to stop by the Saratoga Branch Library...

 
 By Staff Report    News    June 6, 2018

Lunch focuses on government

The Saratoga/ Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce’s (SPVCC) guest speaker will be Chris Brown from the Wyoming Association of Governmental Affairs Network. He will talk about this past year’s Wyoming State Legislature and the changes that will...

 
 By Staff Report    Education    June 6, 2018

EWCC Honor Roll

Eastern Wyoming College, in Torrington, recently released their list for President’s Honor Roll which recognizes students that are full time, with 12 or more credit hours, who also achieve a 4.0 grade average. President’s Honor Roll Sarah...

 

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