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 News    April 19, 2017 

Truck of Hope

Last month, wildfires raged across the desiccated, wind-swept prairies of grass in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas, destroying the livelihoods of farmers and ranchers across a great swath of the Great... Full story

 
 News    April 19, 2017 

Permit rescinded

The Saratoga Planning Commission’s Tuesday meeting, mostly dealing with routine matters, was punctuated by the commission rescinding a building permit for a new structure being constructed in Saratoga. The board also heard from one relatively new... Full story

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    April 19, 2017 

Flying into holes

During the Riverside Town Council meeting Thursday, Riverside council member Liz Swynarczuk resigned from the position of Park Director and turned those duties and projects over to council member Cheesbrough. Cheesborough will find herself working... Full story

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    April 19, 2017 

Setting the tone

A Frisbee disc golf tournament and the purchase of four musical instruments for a downtown park got approval from the Encampment Town Council at their meeting April 13. The Town recently had purchased an outdoor musical instrument from Freenotes... Full story

 
 News    April 19, 2017 

Possible permit problems

The Saratoga Water and Sewer Joint Powers Board met Wednesday at Saratoga Town Hall. Besides routine business, the board briefly discussed issues of zoning and building permits in the town. Randy Raymer, owner of R.G. Raymer Construction appeared... Full story

 
 By Staff Report    News    April 19, 2017 

Road work for Ryan Park

Beginning on or about Monday, April 24, road crews will begin a guardrail project on a bridge on WYO 130 west of Ryan Park, causing delays for drivers. The bridge is located at reference marker 57.79, approximately 10 miles east of the WYO 130/230... Full story

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    April 19, 2017 

Hanna rec center gets new direction

Vivian Gonzales, former town clerk for Hanna is now the acting Hanna Recreation and Park Director. The Hanna Recreation Center was in flux for several months when Jerry Leturgey resigned as director.... Full story

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    April 19, 2017 

Living Legend 'checks in' at Hanna

Steam Engine No. 844 of the Union Pacific Railroad stopped at Front and Main Streets in Hanna, from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18. Union Pacific Railroad representative Sara Cassidy... Full story

 
 By Staff Report    News    April 19, 2017 

Dig it ... safely

April is National Safe Digging Month, and as the weather allows more outdoor projects, Black Hills Energy is emphasizing safety by providing important guidelines for safe digging. Whether you’re a homeowner planting a shrub or a contractor using a... Full story

 
 News    April 19, 2017 
 
 News    April 12, 2017  
 By Keith McLendon    News    April 12, 2017

EastCo Easter events

Festivities and observances are planned around the county for the upcoming Holy Week. Easter egg hunts are on tap for towns and organizations while special services are planned at community houses of... Full story

 
 By Staff Report    News    April 12, 2017

Bleeding for health

Annual health screenings offered through Wyoming Health and Wellness Fairs will be held in the area April 18–22. A portion of the proceeds from these events will be given back to the community in the form of scholarships, support for other events... Full story

 
 By Staff Report    News    April 12, 2017

Poetry gets pulpy in Carbon County

To celebrate April as National Poetry month, Saratoga poet Kate Sherrod will be featured at two Carbon County events. The first is a book release party at Laura M’s, where Sherrod and friends will read aloud selections from her new book, “Pulp... Full story

 
 News    April 12, 2017

... but the cost flows uphill

The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) property just outside town limits may soon be just inside Saratoga. Residents and businesses will also be paying more for sewer tap fees after the Saratoga Town Council meeting Tuesday. After dispensing with routine... Full story

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    April 12, 2017

Landfill board approves baler, sets clean up days

The Upper Platte Valley Solid Waste Disposal District (landfill board) approved a new baler be purchased for the landfill, and will get 10 acres mowed so the area can be ready for waste to come. It was announced at the meeting on April 24 the first a... Full story

 
 News    April 12, 2017

Get a job!

Residents and students got to meet face to face with Valley businesses and organizations who were looking to fill new jobs at a Job Fair held Tuesday at the Platte Valley Community Center. According to Leigh Nation of the Wyoming Department of... Full story

 
 News    April 12, 2017

'Enrolled' in school

Retiring Saratoga Elementary School (SES) Principal Dave Rangitsch gets “wrapped up in his work” by SES staff members and teachers Thursday at a school assembly. Joining Rangitsch by student... Full story

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    April 12, 2017

Wee Folks needs wee folks

Wee Folks Day Training Center (Wee Folks), a nonprofit located at Miner Shopping Center in Hanna, is in danger of closing in the year to come after almost 50 years of helping pre-kindergarteners prepare academically and socially to enter public... Full story

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    April 12, 2017

Showing some HART

The Hanna Agricultural Resource Team (HART) met March 29 at Hanna Hometown Mart’s cafe area to hear Abby Perry, Extension Educator from University of Wyoming speak on Range Management and Horticulture. Perry focused on seed starting and which... Full story

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    April 12, 2017

Fiasco fiascoed

Jon Bon Jovi had bronchitis recently and canceled his April 7-8 Madison Square Garden concerts, rescheduling for April 13 and 15. The Denver concert was canceled altogether. The concert initially had been scheduled for March 13. The Bon Jovi website...

 
 By Staff Report    News    April 12, 2017

Free seed library opens

Complimentary seeds are now available at the Saratoga Library for the opening of the “Saratoga Free Seed Library,” according to announcement made by Saratoga Friends of the Library (FOL), sponsors who encourage local folks to plant gardens for... Full story

 
 News    April 12, 2017

Garden board partner search centers on HUB

The Saratoga Garden Board met Monday to discuss plans for the approaching growing season, as well as efforts to separate itself from the Town of Saratoga. At the Monday meeting, the board discussed joining the Saratoga HUB, a nonprofit associated wit... Full story

 
 News    April 12, 2017

Program aims at drug crime

The Saratoga Police Department announced a program intended to curtail drug crimes in town by keeping closer tabs on accused or convicted drug offenders not in jail. Under the new initiative, Saratoga police officers will conduct drug testing on... Full story

 
 News    April 5, 2017  

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