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Tourism groups talk tax

Heavy hitters for Wyoming's second largest industry met in Saratoga at the Platte Valley Community Center Wednesday and Thursday for board meetings and round table discussions. The Wyoming Travel...

 

Museum hosts Fall Festival

The Grand Encampment Museum (GEM) will be hosting their first annual Fall Festival and Carnival October 22. The event, scheduled for between 3-6:30 p.m. Sunday will feature carnival games, a cake walk, trick or treating held around the museum’s...

 

Lagoon project awaiting DEQ permits

The Saratoga Water and Sewer Joint Powers Board (water and sewer board) met for a “record” short meeting Wednesday, staying in session for a mere 11 minutes before adjourning. During the meeting, the board dispensed with routine matters before...

 

Lot questions, WYDOT projects

Lots were a subject that came up came up several times at the Encampment Town Council meeting held Thursday at 7 p.m. The town council their Sept. 14 minutes and paid the monthly bills and then listened to Sara Jane Ellis from the Wyoming Department...

 

Fest poll results coming in

The Riverside Town Council met Thursday at 6 p.m. in the town hall and decided to approve a building permit with conditions. After approving the minutes of Sept. 14 and paying the bill, the first reading of liquor license revisions were approved....

 

Hanna talks trash

The Hanna Town Council met Oct. 10 at 6 p.m. After routine approvals of the minutes from Sept. 12 and financial reports, the council went over reports from the different boards and departments. After months of talks with Ron Munson, the contractor...

 

Surprise drill staged at Saratoga Care Center

A security drill was conducted the morning of Sept. 30 at the Saratoga Care Center, during which the nursing home staff, an officer from the Saratoga Police Department, Saratoga Volunteer...

 

Tourism summit takes in Saratoga

On Oct. 11-12, representatives of Wyoming Office of Tourism (WOT), Wyoming Travel Industry Coalition (WTIC), Wyoming Lodging and Restaurant Association (WLRA), Carbon County Visitors Council (CCVC) and people interested in the hospitality and...

 

Transfer times talked

Adjustment to the changes at the landfill was the dominant topic at the Upper Platte River Solid Waste Disposal District (UPRSWDD) board meeting held 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Saratoga Town Hall. Bills, correspondence and the minutes from the meeting o...

 

911 gets fix

The Saratoga Town Council met briefly for its first scheduled meeting of the month of October, then spent nearly one-and-a-half hours in executive session before adjourning. During the public portion of the meeting, council members approved a fix to...

 

Med Bow appoints new member

The Medicine Bow town council convened a special meeting 7 p.m. on Sept. 18 to appoint a new council member and go over code and enforcement. At 7:02 p.m. the council went into executive session to appoint a new member to the council. Mayor Kevin...

 

Rig, job counts up, coal rebounds slightly

Wyoming's economy showed several signs of improvement according to figures released by the Economic Analysis Division (EAD) of the Wyoming Department of Administration and Information, fueled largely...

 

CCCOG talks cents

“This is one of the largest groups of people I have ever seen at one of these meetings,” Steve Nicholson, the Chair of Carbon County Council of Governments (CCCOG), said Sept. 20 at the CCCOG meeting. Over 30 people attended the meeting with...

 

Homes wrecked

Two homes in Saratoga were demolished Friday afternoon after the town forwarded complaints it received from residents to the property owner. The two homes near the corner of Fourth and Saratoga Street...

 

Tracking Chronic Wasting

According to Biff Burton, game warden for Wyoming Game and Fish, this year the agency is taking steps to track the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease, or CWD, a disease that is affecting deer, elk and moose in Wyoming and neighboring Colorado. The...

 

HEM goes on lockdown

It is every school district's and parent's nightmare, an intruder with a weapon entering an educational facility where there are students. Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School had a loc...

 

911 system 'buggy'

The Saratoga Town Council met briefly for its second meeting of the month Tuesday, and board members were filled in on goings-on around town and in different departments. Council members Richard Raymer and Will Faust, along with mayor Ed Glode,...

 

Seniors get exercise

A security exercise has been scheduled to take place at the Saratoga Care Center this week, according to Carbon County Emergency Management Coordinator John Zeiger. The exercise is scheduled to take place sometime between Sept. 25-30 at the nursing...

 

Forest Service gets go ahead for water/sewer

The Saratoga Water and Sewer Joint Powers Board (water and sewer board) met Wednesday after postponing its Sept. 13 meeting by a week. The board gave the final go-ahead for the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) property south of town to begin the process of...

 

Solid modeling and a cell tower

The Carbon County School District No.2 board of trustees met Monday for its monthly board meeting and quickly moved through agenda items. For the first meeting after the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year, the board mostly discussed routine...

 

MB Legion honors Girls/Boys State participants

Thursday night the Medicine Bow American Legion Post 64 (Post 64) and their Auxiliary honored four students the organization sent to Boys and Girls State. The dinner, held at the Medicine Bow Senior Center, gave attendees a chance to hear the...

 

Opera house set for craft fairs

The Encampment Town Council met at the Encampment Town Hall at 7 p.m. Financial statements and monthly bills were approved for payment. A glass door that was recently cracked was approved to be repaired as soon as possible. The council approved a...

 

Whatfest questions approved

The Riverside Town Council met at 6 p.m. on Thursday at the Riverside Town Hall. The Whatfest poll the town of Riverside created was approved and will be sent out to residents in the near future. Jan Cook, the town clerk, presented the questions to...

 

PUD heads to council

The Town of Saratoga’s proposed Planned Unit Development (PUD) ordinance is now one step closer to becoming law in the town after the planning commission made changes at its Tuesday meeting. The PUD ordinance had several small changes that were...

 

Hanna cries fowl

The Hanna town council convened at 6 p.m. Sept. 12 to approve the transfer of a liquor license, give a fowl permit, listen to a school safety plan and go over the new system of water meter readings. Craig Kopasz, of Engineering Assosciates, said the...

 

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