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 By Joshua Wood    News    April 18, 2018

Saratoga fire contained, emergency declared

At approximately 2:30 p.m. on Monday, April 16, the Saratoga Volunteer Fire Department (SVFD) received a call of a fire at Saratoga Forest Management lumber mill. According to reports, smoke was spott...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    April 18, 2018

Dividing TB Flatts pie

The Carbon County commissioners, along with representatives from six municipalities of Carbon County, met at 4 p.m. on Wednesday at the Medicine Bow Community Hall, with the Albany County commissioner...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    April 11, 2018

Air quality, community picnic, dangerous ground

The Saratoga Town Council met at 6 p.m on April 3. The council quickly took care of business as usual approving the agenda for the evening, approving March 28 council’s minutes and paying the financ...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    April 11, 2018

Rejuvenating the forest

In July 2017, the United States Forest Service (USFS) began planning for the Landscape and Vegetation Analysis (LaVA) project in response to the mountain pine beetle and spruce bark beetle epidemics...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    April 11, 2018

A protest of one

On March 24, thousands of people converged upon Washington D.C. to attend the “March for Our Lives,” a protest that had been organized in the aftermath of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas...

 
 By Staff Report    News    April 11, 2018

'Expand the circle, reach all victims'

The Carbon County Sheriff’s Victim/Witness Program recognizes April 8-14, 2018 as National Crime Victims’ Rights Week by promoting victims’ rights and honoring victims of all crimes. The 2018 theme, “Expand the circle, reach all victims”...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    April 4, 2018

Larger numbers, longer times

On March 26 at the Saratoga Town Hall, Will Schultz, Saratoga Wildlife Biologist for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD), spoke with nearly a dozen hunters about proposed changes to the...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    April 4, 2018

Pastor present

Kenneth (Ken) Gunter is the new pastor at First Baptist Church in Saratoga. He has been pastoring at the church for about a month, but he didn't come to the town without knowing something about...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    April 4, 2018

Grant being sought by Hanna Marshall Office

The town of Hanna has approved the Hanna Marshal’s office to proceed in applying for a grant to Homeland Security of $14,250 to purchase a gas operated generator. The Marshal’s office said, if...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    March 28, 2018

Affordable housing discussed

Over two thousand residents of Carbon County, or 13 percent, live below the poverty rate according to the results of the 2015 Carbon County Community Survey of Needs and Services conducted by the...

 
 By Staff Report    News    March 28, 2018

Sinclair donates AEDs

Sinclair Wyoming Refining Company has recently donated four automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to complete installations at all Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2) campuses. An automated external defi brillator (AED) is a lightweight,...

 
 By Keith McLendon    News    March 28, 2018

Crawfish for cause

The Mangy Moose Bar and Grill will play host to a benefit crawfish boil this Saturday. This event, which has moved around to different locations over its five year run, will feature cajun cooking...

 
 By Staff Report    News    March 28, 2018

Ready to draw blood

The annual Saratoga, Encampment and Hanna blood draws for community wellness screenings are scheduled for mid-April, according to Sue Jones, chairman for the Valley Service Organization (VSO), which is sponsoring the Platte Valley draws along with...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    March 28, 2018

OSHA walk throughs discussed

The Saratoga Town Council met an hour before the usual time Tuesday, meeting at 5 p.m. on March 20. Mayor Ed Glode and the town council members held the meeting earlier so all could attend the South C...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    March 28, 2018

Dishing on a scam

The Saratoga Sun received word on Monday that a scam, operating under the guise of satellite provider Dish Network, is targeting Valley residents. Dawn Senior-Trask, of Encampment, informed the Sun...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    March 28, 2018

Collecting from the dead

The Medicine Bow Town Council met at 7 p.m. on March 12 at the Medicine Bow Community Hall. The council approved the minutes for the agenda and paid the bills. Karen Heath, town clerk and treasurer,...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    March 28, 2018

USFS releases Savery impact statement

The U.S. Forest Service recently released the North Savery Project Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and Draft Record of Decision. The project, which encompasses about 45,000 acres in...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    March 28, 2018

Public Lands Open House in Encampment

The Carbon County Wyoming Public Lands Initiative (WPLI) committee invites the public to an open house from 4-5 p.m. on April 10 at the Grand Encampment Opera House. During the open house, there will...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    March 28, 2018

The business of SCWEMS

South Central Wyoming Emergency Medical Services (SCWEMS) Joint Powers Board (JPB) met at 6 p.m. on March 20 at the Platte Valley Community Center's Great Hall in Saratoga. This was the first time SCW...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    March 28, 2018

CCCOG talks tax, wind farms

The Carbon County Council of Governments (CCCOG) met at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Sinclair Town Hall. The council approved the regular business of minutes from the meeting Jan. 17, the...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    March 28, 2018

Six locals get FFA highest honor

Six local FFA members will be awarded the 2018 Wyoming State FFA Degree by the Wyoming FFA Association, the highest award that can be bestowed by the state on its members. A total of 194 members,...

 
 By Keith McLendon    News    March 28, 2018

Club gets reprieve

The Platte Valley Kiwanis was at an end. Feeling there was no interest in continuing the organization, local Kiwanis leaders voted in February to disband the chapter. Then they got help. Dave Gloss,...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    March 21, 2018

First nurse

Karen Patton was surprised with a cake Wednesday at the Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School congratulating her being selected as Wyoming School Nurse of the Year. The surprise was...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    March 21, 2018

Sign, nuisance removal discussed

At their regularly scheduled meeting at 5:30 p.m. on March 13 at the Saratoga Town Hall, the Saratoga Planning Commission addressed a public complaint about Saratoga Hot Springs Resort’s sign, two l...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    March 21, 2018

Airport meeting fails to take off

Members of the Saratoga Airport Board gathered at 1 p.m. on March 14 at the Saratoga Town Hall, but lacked a quorum to be able to conduct any business. The board will meet again at 1 p.m. on April 11...

 

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