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Halloween activities set

The Saratoga Care Center will be holding their annual Halloween Carnival complete with games, prizes a cake walk and more. The event is set for 2-4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27 at 207 East Holly location in Saratoga. Then on Tuesday, look for Witches, Goblin...

 

Back into a win

The Saratoga/Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce has begun selling tickets for the annual Reverse Drawing. Tickets are $10 each and only 300 are sold. Unlike the usual raffle procedure, the very last ticket drawn is the grand prize winner in this drawi...

 

Health insurance enrollment opens

Open enrollment for health insurance through the federal exchange website will be shortened this year, giving Wyoming residents less time to enroll in health care plans for the year 2018. This year, the enrollment period will begin November 1 and...

 

Walk pays over $16K

Scott Bokelman, representing the SMHS Tech/SkillsUSA Cancer Walk/Run, presents a check for $16,500 to Dulce Schalk of the Corbett Medical Foundation Thursday in front of the Hotel Wolf. The money was...

 

Giving health a shot in the arm

As winter begins to creep in to the state and the Valley, state and local health officials are urging everyone to be prepared and get immunized against the flu. The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) recommends everyone above the age of 6-months-old...

 

20 years an EMT

“I have been with Mark since 2008 and he is an amazing instructor and I have learned so much from him,” Tracy Fowler, South Central Wyoming Emergency Medical Services (SCWEMS) volunteer, said about Mark Kostovny. “I think we would be lost with...

 

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...

 

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