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 By Joshua Wood    News    June 20, 2018

Festival ordinance tops discussion

The talk of a music festival ordinance once again topped the discussion during the regularly scheduled Riverside Town Council meeting at 6 p.m. on June 14 at Riverside Town Hall. The town council also...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    June 20, 2018

Airport up

The Saratoga Airport Board was informed by Dave Schultz of Sage Civil Engineering during their regularly scheduled meeting at 1 p.m. on June 13 at the Saratoga Town Hall that, while the airport was up...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    June 20, 2018

Lagoon done, billing discussed

Jon Winter, Director of Public Works for the Town of Saratoga, informed the Carbon County Impact Joint Powers Board (CCIJB) that the Saratoga lagoon project was “substantially complete” during...

 
 By Staff Report    News    June 20, 2018

Rain, cool helps contain Badger

Cool weather and consistent rains aided fire crews over the weekend in containing the Badger Creek Fire. While the fire had been doubling it’s size on a daily basis throughout the week, it held steady at 20,000 acres during the cloudy and rainy...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    June 13, 2018

Emergency measure

The Saratoga Town Council met on at 6 p. m. on June 5 to listen to several speakers after business as usual of approving the agenda, minutes from the May 15 meeting and paying the financials. The...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    June 13, 2018

Cleaning, fixing, repairing

Nearly two months have passed since a fire at the Saratoga Forest Management (SFM) sawmill consumed 6 million board feet of timber and threatened the surrounding community. With the fire out, and...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    June 13, 2018

Building, water and road

During the regularly scheduled meeting of the Upper Platte River Solid Waste Disposal District (UPRSWDD) at 7 p.m. on June 6 at the Saratoga Town Hall, the board discussed options for dealing with was...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    June 13, 2018

Increasing NEPA's scope

In the past, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) has been focused on site-specific projects in one area with the whole process taking approximately 1 to 2 years before implementation can...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    June 13, 2018

Seatbelts save three

Life can change in an instant, a fact that people can sometimes forget. Such was the case with Encampment resident Kassidy Barr as she was headed to the movies with her friend, Ember Yeary, on the...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    June 13, 2018

Railroad to rodeo

While the Woodchoppers’ Jamboree and Rodeo is entering its 58th year, it was only in the last few decades that it had the fortune of calling the Encampment/Riverside Lions Club Arena home. As many...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    June 13, 2018

Looking back to the Lyre

On July 10, 1890 Gertrude Huntington became the first woman editor in the state of Wyoming shortly after she and her sister, Laura Huntington, had purchased the Platte Valley Lyre. Nearly 130 years...

 
 By Staff Report    News    June 13, 2018

Fire at Badger Creek

U.S. Forest Service and Albany County fire personnel responded to a wildfire Sunday afternoon in the southern Snowy Range, Medicine Bow National Forest, which forced evacuations from multiple locations due to rapid growth. As of Sunday, 9 p.m. the... Full story

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    June 6, 2018

Wind moves forward

The Carbon County Council of Governments met at 6:30 p.m. on May 16 at the Encampment Town Hall to listen to representatives from Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) about what road projects...

 
 By Staff Report    News    June 6, 2018

Lunch focuses on government

The Saratoga/ Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce’s (SPVCC) guest speaker will be Chris Brown from the Wyoming Association of Governmental Affairs Network. He will talk about this past year’s Wyoming State Legislature and the changes that will... Full story

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    June 6, 2018

Sign built for wind

Residents heading east to the Hanna Recreation Center on Wyoming 72 will see a new addition from the police force on the right side of the road. It is a speed limit indicator sign. On May 22, with... Full story

 
 By Staff Report    News    May 30, 2018

Repairs on Sage Creek

Carbon County Road 401 and Forest Road 801, also known as Sage Creek Road, will be undergoing repairs from mile post 10 to 62 starting June 1. The improvements are funded by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Central Federal Lands Highway...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    May 30, 2018

Ranges reopen

The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) recently announced in a press release that Wyoming Highway 130, over Snowy Range, and Wyoming Highway 70, over the Sierra Madre, were open as of May... Full story

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    May 30, 2018

Unemployment rate down

In a recent press release from the Research and Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, it was reported that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from...

 
 By Staff Report    News    May 30, 2018

Carbon County Cowboys chosen

The Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame has announced the newly-selected Class of 2018 by geographic regions. These men and women will be inducted during ceremonies at the Casper Events Center on Sunday, September 23, 2018. Those selected from Region 7 in...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    May 23, 2018

Lagoon, fire update, sewer

During their regularly scheduled meeting at 6 p.m. on May 9 at the Saratoga Town Hall, Department of Public Works director Jon Winter gave the Carbon County Impact Joint Powers Board updates on the...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    May 23, 2018

Election filings due soon

The Saratoga Town Council met at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at the town hall and quickly approved the agenda, minutes and the financials from May 1 town council meeting. The bills approved came in at a total...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    May 16, 2018

Volatility at planning commission

“Shut the f---ers down, man!” An outburst from Saratoga resident Chris Shannon, followed by a request from chairman Jon Nelson to leave the room, during the Saratoga Planning Commission meeting...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    May 16, 2018

Flushed fees, parks & preschool

During the regularly scheduled Riverside Town Council meeting at 6 p.m. on May 10 at Riverside Town Hall, the council discussed purchasing new park equipment and the best way to deal with businesses...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    May 16, 2018

Runway takes wings

The Saratoga Airport Board, during their regularly scheduled meeting at 1 p.m. on May 9 at the Saratoga Town Hall, were informed that the runway rehabilitation was nearing completion. The board also...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    May 16, 2018

Bring down this wall

Discussion became heated between the Encampment Town Council and Encampment resident Barry Cole during the regularly scheduled town council meeting at 7 p.m. on May 10 at the Encampment Town Hall....

 

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