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 By Mike Armstrong    News    June 21, 2017 

Slow water flow, metering, subsidence, radios and grants

Tuesday the Hanna Town Council met to approve the new hours of the Hanna Recreation Center, discussed ways to find out how to get the water meters to read data currently not being collected and the Marshal reported the status of the recently purchase...

 
 News    June 21, 2017 

Saratoga planning commission sets nuisance meeting

The Saratoga Planning Commission met Tuesday for its regular monthly meeting and enforcement of town nuisance ordinances took center stage. At the meeting, Dan Ferrin, the town’s zoning officer, told planning commission members that he has...

 
 News    June 21, 2017 

Sewer upgrades along annexation route discussed

The Saratoga Water and Sewer Joint Powers Board (Sewer Board) met Wednesday to work through a relatively short agenda, slowing down only to address concerns of members of the public and businesses. The sewer board discussed bids for improvements...

 
 News    June 21, 2017 

Losing a medical fixture

Many Valley patients at Platte Valley Medical Clinic in Saratoga will likely be seeing a new doctor in late summer after ownership of the clinic is transferred to another physician. Dean Bartholomew, the current physician and owner of the clinic, alo...

 
 News    June 21, 2017 

Losing an educational fixture

The Carbon County School District #2 will have another new member following its Monday meeting where board member and clerk Tonya Bartholomew of Saratoga announced her resignation from the board. Bartholomew announced her resignation and it was...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    June 21, 2017 

Things going 'swimmingly' in Hanna again

It has been six weeks since the pool at the Hanna Recreation Center had to be closed for repairs to the pipe draining into the scrubber box that starts the filtration. "We had to have it special...

 

Fatalities sadly start season

A pair of fatal incidents over the weekend marred the beginning of the summer recreation season for the Platte River Valley. Friday evening, a 26-year-old man drowned in the Encampment River after being ejected from a raft that was floating the...

 

Mines get sendup/blowup in Encampment

The Grand Encampment Opera Company will return to the stage this week with its annual Jamboree Melodrama performance of “Mine, All Mine or From Ghost Town to Kaboom Town.” The drama, by Denise K. Buhr and produced in conjunction with...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    June 14, 2017

Jazz lesson

Bryon Russell, a former Utah Jazz small forward, is coming to visit the Hanna Recreation Center at 1 p.m. on June 15 in coordination with the Utah Jazz Junior Basketball recreational program in Carbon County. Russell, a native of California,...

 
 By Keith McLendon    News    June 14, 2017

Restart for Pickett Park?

The June 6 Saratoga Town Council meeting began with approval of the agenda, previous minutes and the town’s bills. The council briefly discussed a fundraising car wash for the speech team to be...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    June 14, 2017

Landfill gets messy

“You’re talking trash, this is it. If you’re talking sewer, this is not it.” said Sue Jones, the Upper Platte River Solid Waste Disposal District (UPRSWDD) board member, as she got the meeting to calm down from some heated exchanges between...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    June 14, 2017

Liquor, camping, shuttle, map, eclipse and fogging

The Riverside Council met Thursday to appoint representatives to two Carbon County boards, renew liquor licenses and go over the camping situation when the Whatfest event comes to town in late July. Riverside Hospitality (Bear Trap) and Mangy Moose...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    June 14, 2017

New rep, Battle Pass, events discussed

On Thursday at 7 p.m. Encampment Town Council met to approve a new representative for the Carbon County Visitors Council and filled three vacancies with the Planning Commission. The May 2017 payroll, contracted liabilities and the monthly regular...

 

Street rat to Saratoga

The Carbon County School District No.2 school district drama club will be bringing the 2016-2017 school year to a close with performances of "Aladdin" at the Platte Valley Community Center in Saratoga...

 

Hobo Pool final stop on museum trek

Saratoga's famous "Hobo Pool" will be the final stop on the Saratoga Museum Mineral Hot Springs "Go with the Flow" history trek scheduled for Saturday, June 3. Highlighting the three hour walking...

 

Battling Battle Pass

Editor's note: As of press time, the Snowy Range byway is open. The Battle Pass byway is expected to open Friday. Scott Kinniburgh with Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) faces adversity...

 

Lynch pins teaching career

Catherine didn't know there was a party. Her husband, Pat, had placed an ad in the Saratoga Sun about the retirement party Saturday at Grand Encampment park, but then hid the paper from her. Long...

 

A legend continues

Dario Soto is 82 years old and he is the physical education teacher for Medicine Bow and Elk Mountain Elementary schools. Thursday he had his annual field day which usually has both schools...

 

Court orders evaluation for kidnapping suspect

John Konecny, a Saratoga resident arrested last week on charges of kidnapping, battery, theft and property destruction stemming from an incident in April, appeared in court Monday and was ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation, according to a fa...

 

CCCOG talks liquor, elections

Wednesday in Medicine Bow, the Carbon County Council of Governments (CCCOG) met to discuss the new liquor laws and their bearing municipalities, and to elect new officers. Michelle Serres, whose term of chair was ending, was replaced by Steve...

 

Snyder elected district court judge

Governor Matt Mead announced Thursday he had appointed Dawnessa Snyder as District Court Judge for the Second Judicial Circuit in Carbon County. Snyder will be replacing outgoing judge Wade Waldrip,...

 

Saratoga to annex USFS

The Saratoga Town Council met Tuesday for its second regular meeting of the month where it voted to annex the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Hayden-Brush Creek District Ranger office just south of town. The vote to annex the USFS office into town came...

 

Medicine Bow readies for eclipse, liquor laws

The Medicine Bow Town Council met May 8 at the Community Hall to discuss preparation for the upcoming solar eclipse, renew liquor licenses and fix the retaining wall in the Community Hall. There was a public hearing to take comments on the renewal...

 

Steer & Heifer Show results

Overall Heifers Saige Ward, of Laramie, won Grand Champion Heifer Saige Ward, of Laramie, won Reserve Champion Heifer Overall Steers Saige Ward, of Laramie, won Grand Champion Steer Rylie Heggie, of Laramie, won Reserve Champion Steer Class I...

 

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