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 News    July 26, 2017 

Take yer shot

Kalley Ellis fills the air with smoke as she takes a shot during the Kids Muzzleloader shoot during the Mountain Man Rendezvous Saturday at the Grand Encampment Museum....

 
 News    July 26, 2017 

Repairs to close First Street

The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) announced it will be doing a chip seal project on WY-130 (First Street in Saratoga) that will cause delays to motorists passing through town. The project is scheduled to begin July 31 and will...

 
 News    July 26, 2017 

WHATFest brings the bands

WHATFest, an annual music festival featuring dozens of bands over the course of a weekend, will return to Riverside Friday and Saturday. The event will be hosted at the Bear Trap Café & Bar at 120 Riverside Avenue in Riverside. According to the...

 
 News    July 26, 2017 

Trek to Emigrant's Crossing

History buffs and adventurers are invited to the secluded Emigrant’s Crossing portion of the Overland Trail. The Saratoga Historical and Cultural Association will be hosting a trek to the site 12 miles north of Saratoga on Saturday, July 29....

 
 By Mike Armstong    News    July 26, 2017 

WYDOT at CCCOG

There was no quorum on Wednesday for the meeting of Carbon County Council of Governments (CCCOG) in Riverside. Although no business could be decided, the Wyoming of Department of Transportation (WYDOT) gave a presentation on WYDOT’s current...

 
 News    July 26, 2017 

Snowy Range science hike

The U.S. Forest Service is hosting a science-focused public outreach day Saturday, July 29 at the Glacier Lakes Ecosystem Experiments Site, located in the Snowy Range of the Medicine Bow National Forest in Wyoming. A three-mile long,...

 
 News    July 26, 2017 

FR103 closed for repair

Due to a culvert replacement and road surface repair project, a portion of Forest Road 103 (Twin Lakes Road) in the Snowy Range will be temporarily closed for approximately one week, beginning Monday, July 24. Forest Road 103 is a rough,...

 
 News    July 26, 2017 

Chip sealing and pump repair

The Saratoga Town Council met for its second meeting of the month Tuesday, and quickly disposed of agenda items. During the 40-minute meeting, the council was briefed on the Wyoming Department of Transportation’s (WYDOT) upcoming chip seal project...

 

Library fine

The Elk Mountain Public Library was full for its dedication ceremony on Monday. The initial fundraising for the library started on September 15, 2016 and the library was officially completed on July...

 

BLM adds fire restrictions

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced Tuesday it declared stage 1 fire restrictions for BLM lands in Carbon County. The move to enact fire restrictions follows that of the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), which last week declared lands in...

 

The 1800s revisit Grand Encampment

Fresh off the 15th annual Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering last weekend, the town of Encampment and the Grand Encampment Museum (GEM) will be hosting other events this weekend that will allow visitors to travel to an earlier time. The museum will...

 

The return of the King

King Coal Days didn’t happen last year, but Friday at 5 p.m., registration for weekend events at the Hanna Parks and Recreation Center will begin this year’s festivities. Friday evening features a DJ, a community barbecue, Texas Hold-em poker...

 

An updated Wyo welcome

Travelers entering Wyoming will soon be greeted by new Welcome to Wyoming signs, featuring a scenic view of the Lower Green River Lake and Squaretop Mountain. The Wyoming Department of Transportation'...

 

A party fit for a King

The Hanna Town Council met Tuesday to discuss the upcoming events for King Coal Days June 21-23. Before the meeting, there was a public hearing to discuss an open container permit requested by the Hanna Recreation Center for the King Coal Days...

 

Concrete issues

The Saratoga Planning Commission met Tuesday for its monthly meeting, finishing in what one member called “record time,” but a letter from a Saratoga Town Council member slowed it a bit. The letter, read aloud during the meeting, was from Steve...

 

Mobile homes on tap?

The Saratoga Water and Sewer Joint Powers Board (Sewer Board) met Wednesday and held two meetings; the first its regular monthly meeting and the second a budget hearing to pass the board’s budget for the upcoming fiscal year. At the regular meeting...

 

Nuisance gets pestered

Saratoga Town Council met for its first meeting of the month Wednesday to speed through its agenda quickly, with two issues cropping up which took most of the time during the almost hourlong meeting. Though the council worked through agenda items...

 

New landfill rates take effect Aug. 1

The Upper Platte River Solid Waste Disposal District (UPRSWDD) board convened Wednesday at the Encampment Library to approve the new rates for fees of the Saratoga Transfer Station at the landfill and approve the third reading of the budget for...

 

Med Bow Lodge turns 100

The first thing one notices when entering any of the guest cabins at the Medicine Bow Lodge just outside Ryan Park is how much cooler the cabins are than the outside temperature. Even with...

 

Fire Season gets started

Friday afternoon, volunteers battle a small grass fire southwest of town along HWY-130. Note the fire had started burning the telephone pole in the left of the photo....

 

Forest gets fire restrictions

The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) announced, as of July 11, all forest service controlled lands in the Medicine Bow National Forest in Carbon and Albany counties have been placed on stage 1 fire restrictions. According to a news release by the USFS,...

 

Enticing tourism

Members of the Carbon County Visitor’s Council (CCVC) met June 21 in Encampment for their regular meeting to discuss bringing more tourists into Carbon County and the Platte River Valley. The council worked its way through its agenda over the...

 

Training wind

Goldwind America presented a primer on renewable energy during a meeting Tuesday at the Jeffrey Center in Rawlins. Members of the Wyoming legislature, university faculty and students, guest speakers a...

 

Rescue to rescuer

Allie, a dog that was homeless and in a shelter about a year ago, is now a Diabetic Alert Dog (DAD) in the home of the Scott family of Medicine Bow. The family of eight realize Allie is not to be...

 

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