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 News    May 24, 2017 

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...

 
 News    May 24, 2017 

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...

 
 News    May 24, 2017 

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,...

 
 News    May 24, 2017 

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...

 
 News    May 24, 2017 

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...

 
 News    May 24, 2017 

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...

 
 News    May 24, 2017 

Music begets music

Members of the nonprofit Encampment-Riverside Community Choir were at Encampment K-12 School Thursday to present the school a check for $1,272 to support the school's music program. The community...

 
 News    May 24, 2017 

Finding flying fun

Josh Craig says he and his friends have always wanted to give back to the community they grew up in. Mother Mountain Anglers (MMA) club was founded with this concept in mind. MMA is a non-profit that started out as a fishing club, but disc golf has...

 
 News    May 24, 2017 

Not just loafing around

When the mobile food unit from Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies distributes once a month in Medicine Bow’s firehouse, there is usually a truck outside the building giving out bread products. Brands such as Oroweat, Thomas’ (with many types of muf...

 
 News    May 24, 2017 

The Poppy remembers

Memorial Day, or Decoration Day, as it was first known on May 30 in 1868, was proclaimed by General John Logan, the National Commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, by General order number 11....

 

'Blocking out' eclipse meeting

The Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce is hosting a meeting at 4:30 p.m. May 24 at the Platte Valley Community Center to help prepare local government agencies for a busy August weekend. On Aug. 21, a solar eclipse will plunge a broad swath of...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    May 17, 2017

Science Fair shows interesting results

The fourth, fifth and sixth grade students of Saratoga Elementary showed their science fair projects at the Platte Valley Community Center gym Thursday until around noon when the last science undertaking was judged. Experiments discovered Yeti was...

 

Reports, routine at sewer board

The Saratoga Water and Sewer Joint Powers Board (sewer board) met briefly Wednesday and quickly worked through reports and routine business. Before the meeting, the sewer board’s recording secretary Susan Collamer said the meeting would likely not...

 

Airport meeting fails to get off ground

The Saratoga Airport Board met Wednesday with a quorum, but the meeting dissolved about halfway through after several members of the board left, leaving no quorum. The meeting began on time and with a quorum and was discussing routine matters. Then,...

 

Encampment to look for CCVC rep, approves employees and liquor licenses

Encampment Town Council met Thursday and was informed by Jim McKinney, Encampment’s Carbon County Visitors Council (CCVC) representative, his term was ending and the town needed to find a replacement. The town also approved renewals of Chez Booze...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    May 17, 2017

Riverside CCEDC rep picked, summer activities discussed

own Council listened to Sandy Martin’s, Encampment resident offer to represent the town on the Carbon County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) and voted to have her take the position. Martin said she would look into why large tanker trucks w...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    May 17, 2017

Hanna discusses mines, pool fix

The Hanna Town Council met Tuesday to hear from Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Abandoned Mine Land Division (AML) how defunct mines in and around town limits are being checked for mine subsidence, and to approve $3,500 for fixing the...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    May 17, 2017

Pedaling excitement

Jeff Niemark, Marshal of Hanna, and Mark Shipp, principal of Hanna Elementary School, had hoped for a positive experience for students attending the Bike Rodeo on Friday at Hanna Elementary School. They got it judging by the smiles from...

 
 By Staff Report    News    May 17, 2017

Museum 'goes with the flow'

The Saratoga Museum will be hosting a history trek around Saratoga’s famous mineral hot springs Saturday, June 3. The four to five hour trek, entitled “Go with the Flow,” meets at the Saratoga Museum at 8:30 a.m. and will travel around the...

 
 By Christy Smith    News    May 17, 2017

GEM features extraordinary woman and her little dog, too

Did you know the Grand Encampment Museum (GEM) houses collections that highlight the lives of extraordinary women of the Upper North Platte Valley? One such collection is the Lora Webb Nichols collection. Another collection is the Kyner Collection....

 

Miller appointed new CCSD No. 2 board member

At its Monday meeting held at Elk Mountain School, the Carbon County School Board No. 2 Board of Trustees appointed a new member of the board to fill a position vacated by Jim Hinkle. After a public session where trustees read aloud letters of...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    May 17, 2017

Bravery defined

Few parents put their children to bed and have to hope when they wake up, both children are still alive. This is the scene endured every night when Sharon and Jerome Bustos put their two-year-old daughter Alison to bed. “I go to bed knowing I have...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    May 17, 2017

Vet Chefs get truckin'

Oliver Tanner first opened the Manley store in Hanna at Miner’s Plaza about a year ago. The store sells sporting equipment, rifles, bows and licenses for hunting and fishing. There are those in the community who knew Tanner was a chef from...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    May 10, 2017

Guns and cashflow

On April 2 at 6 p.m. the Medicine Bow Lion’s Club had a dinner and meeting at the Virginian Hotel which had Jim Copeland, Superintendent of Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD 2), as a guest speaker for the first time. For the first hour,...

 

To grow or not to grow?

The Saratoga Town Council held a public hearing Thursday at Platte Valley Community Center to allow citizens and council members to discuss a proposal to annex the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) facility into the town. Nearly 20 members of the public...

 

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