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Divide reunites building, food

"A customer came in on our second day of being open, ordered a pizza to go and when we gave it to him, he gave us a three dollar tip," said The Divide owner JoElla Vacher. "An hour later, he came... Full story

 

Firewater gets past renovations, growing pains

In February, Danny Burau, owner of Saratoga's new restaurant Firewater Public House, told the Saratoga Sun in an interview that he hoped the restaurant-which was undergoing renovation at the... Full story

 

EA adds engineer

Caroline Morrison moved to Saratoga a year ago when her husband, Tyler, got a job with the Bureau of Land Management in Rawlins. At the time she was eager to put her civil engineering background to work and among the places she applied was... Full story

 

Firewater opens

Saratoga's newest restaurant, the Firewater Public House opened Saturday after many months of renovation to the building and preparation.... Full story

 

It's oil and the details

When Mark Pesognelli arrived at the Saratoga airport and began to walk down the hill, he said he was stopped five times by locals asking if he needed a ride. He was reminded of the small town he came... Full story

 

North Fork keeps it civil

North Folk Engineering was founded in March by Jon Nelson, a professional civil engineer with a strong background in construction. He has supervised construction of tunnels, dams, reservoirs,... Full story

 

Wyo betters employment numbers

The state level unemployment figures released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis show Wyoming's unemployment dipped below the national average while income rose, despite retreats in oil and coal... Full story

 

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... Full story

 

Building business: new or old

Jim Drever, the Regional Director for the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), wants Carbon County residents to know SBDC is a resource for both those who are thinking of starting a business and those who have been in business for years. SBDC... Full story

 

A new trade for an established business

Until a little over a month ago, if a resident of Hanna wanted to get some pipe for a plumbing fix, this required a drive to Rawlins, Saratoga or possibly Laramie. Kyle and Amelia Young, the owners of... Full story

 

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... Full story

 

Skordas named 2016 Carbon County Realtor of the Year

Linda Skordas was recently selected unanimously as Realtor of the Year for 2016 by the Carbon County Board of Realtors. Linda has been an active member of the Carbon County Board of Realtors since... Full story

 

Russia, Iran may foil OPEC plan to cut oil production

Russia, the largest oil-producing country that is not a member of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), has signaled some resistance to pressure from the cartel to cut oil producti... Full story

 

Wyo. unemployment down, still above national average

Wyoming’s month-to-month unemployment rate saw a decrease of 0.3 percent, bringing the state’s unemployment rate to 5.1 percent for the month of October. That is only 0.2 points higher than the U.S. average of 4.9 percent. According to figures... Full story

 
 By Max Miller    Business    August 31, 2016

Changing of the guard at Bear Trap

A run of eight and a half happy but hectic years managing the Bear Trap Cafe in Riverside is coming to a close for Seattle-native Margaret Weber. Weber has scheduled one last last blow-out “Dukes... Full story

 

Town & Country Realty adds new face

For Hank Morris, 37, a new resident to Saratoga and new real estate agent at Town & Country Realty in Saratoga, first impressions mean a lot. Though his path to living in Saratoga may have been a... Full story

 

State hard hit by oil and coal markets

Wyoming continues to see unemployment rates that are significantly higher than this time last year and markedly higher than the national average, according to figures released Friday by the U.S.... Full story

 
 By F Broschart    Business    August 3, 2016

Wyoming unemployment rises on bearish oil

Wyoming has continued to shed jobs in the midst of a bearish oil market, according to unemployment figures published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) June 22. Wyoming and North Dakota are... Full story

 
 By Max Miller    Business    July 20, 2016

Trivest zone change vote a 'no' for now

It’s back to the drawing board for both Triple D Construction firm and Trivest Enterprises. The fates of two separate development projects likely hinge on zone change amendments that have to pass... Full story

 
 By FW Broschart    Business    July 13, 2016

Oil and gas unemployment rates remain high in nation, state

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its latest unemployment figures Friday that showed an increase in payrolls that offset a disappointing performance in May, but the impact on Wyoming is unclear. Nationwide, nonfarm payroll increased... Full story

 
 By FW Broschart    Business    June 29, 2016

DKRW disbands

A proposed coal liquefaction plant south of Medicine Bow is no more, according to an email sent to the Wyoming Industrial Siting Council (ISC) by the project’s proponent, Houston-based DKRW, Inc. The beleaguered project met its end after DKRW... Full story

 
 By F Broschart    Business    June 22, 2016

Master plan shows path for growth

The town of Saratoga recently was given a copy of the new master plan for the town by Community Builders, Inc., the firm that was hired to produce the plan. The master plan is 254 pages including all... Full story

 

Cary makes million dollar club

Earning membership in The Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), an organization of insurance and financial professionals that recognizes achievement in the industry, is, according to Saratoga New York Life representative Brad Cary, “a pretty big... Full story

 
 By Max Miller    Business    May 11, 2016

'Boardom' ending at Saratoga sawmill

By Wednesday, May 11, the first shift will have started at the long-dormant Saratoga sawmill, according to Gary Ervin. Ervin, the managing partner of Saratoga Forest Management (SFM), is a 50 percent... Full story

 

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