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 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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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....

 
 By Staff Report    News    May 16, 2018

Knowing where it's at

The Elevations Geospatial Summit was held in Saratoga from May 2-4 at the Platte Valley Community Center. Those wishing to learn of advances in the Geographic Information System (GIS) for gathering,...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    May 16, 2018

York takes action

In 1992, Kyle York graduated from Encampment High School and originally attended college with the intention to major in mechanical engineering. Instead, he changed his major to math after spending...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    May 16, 2018

Liquor and junk

The Hanna Town Council met at 6 p.m on Tuesday at the town hall. Before the council meeting started, Tony Poulos, mayor of Hanna, had a public hearing asking the audience if there was anyone who had...

 
 By Staff Report    News    May 16, 2018

Nominees for Bucholz Award sought

The Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust is seeking nominations for the 2018 Kurt Bucholz Award. The award was created in 2008, in memory of Kurt Bucholz, DVM, a legislator and rancher from Saratoga. Recipients exemplify the core beliefs held by Dr....

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    May 9, 2018

Pulse on powerlines

On April 24, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) came to the Hanna Recreation Center to gauge the public's opinion on a proposed PacifiCorp construction of a new and upgraded 230-kV transmission...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    May 9, 2018

Citizen chip concerns

The Saratoga town council met at 6 p.m. on May 1, approved the agenda and paid bills totaling $195,687.97. Ed Glode, mayor, told the council he had received correspondence from the Saratoga Middle...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    May 9, 2018

Talking trash again

The Upper Platte River Solid Waste Disposal District (UPRSWDD) board met for the first time in two months on Wednesday, May 2 at 7 p.m. at the Encampment/Riverside Library in Encampment. The board...

 

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