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 By Joshua Wood    News    February 21, 2018 

Zoning in

“The current mobile home park code is written in reference to … other permits and the state health officers. Nobody has that. Not even Medicine Waters has that.” In explaining to planning commission member Tom Westring how William Schorer’s...

 By Joshua Wood    News    February 21, 2018 

Dreams deferred

Despite dropping out of Rawlins High School during her junior year to help her mother, and becoming a mother herself, Cintia still had aspirations of getting her General Equivalency Diploma (GED) and going to college for nursing. When she went to...

 By Joshua Wood    News    February 21, 2018 

Advisory committee formed

At a rescheduled regular meeting, held at 6 p.m. on Feb. 15 at the Riverside Town Hall, the Riverside Town Council read correspondence from Dana Greenwood that asked for the council to consider the formation of an events committee for future music ev...

 By Mike Armstrong    News    February 21, 2018 

Hanna uncovered

The Hanna Town Council met at 6 p.m. on Feb. 13 to go over business as usual and hear reports from the boards. Matt Cox, South Central Wyoming Emergency Medical Services (SCWEMS) Hanna board member told the council that due to the departure of four E...


SCWEMS Joint Powers Board Workshop

A workshop for the membership of the SCWEMS Joint Powers Board is set for 6 p.m. on Feb. 27 at the Saratoga Town Hall to discuss the ambulance service....

 By Joshua Wood    News    February 14, 2018

No flood insurance for Encampment

During a rescheduled regular meeting, held at 7 p.m. on Jan. 5 at the Encampment Town Hall, members of the Encampment Town Council were informed the town was still under the status of "non-participating community" in the National Flood Insurance... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    February 14, 2018

Globetrotting teacher gets national certificate

In the state of Wyoming, nearly 700 teachers have their National Board Certification–allowing them to teach anywhere in the United States. Lesley Urasky, who has taught for 20 years and teaches...


Council hears economic update

The Saratoga Town Council met at 6 p.m. on Feb. 6 to take care of regular business and listen to Cindy Wallace, Carbon County Economic Development Council (CCEDC), executive director, give an update on current projects in the county. She said the...

 By Joshua Wood    News    February 14, 2018

Dreams take flight

Sometimes, dreams really do come true. "It's been my dream to work here," said Jennifer Johnson, the only full-time employee of Saratoga Jet Center. Johnson had been a familiar face at The Hotel Wolf... Full story

 By Staff Report    News    February 14, 2018

Multiple Vehicle Crash Near Rawlins, Wyo

On February 15th, 2018 a multi-vehicle crash occurred at Milepost 214 on Interstate 80, near Rawlins, Wyoming around 3:38 a.m. A commercial vehicle was traveling eastbound on Interstate 80. At... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    February 7, 2018

Camper conflict and contention

"When two perfectly reasonable minds can come to two completely different conclusions, we have a problem." This statement, made by town council member Will Faust, adequately summed up the workshop hel...

 By Joshua Wood    News    February 7, 2018

Airport board keeps engineering company

The Saratoga Airport Board had a smooth take-off and landing during a special meeting held at 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 2 at the Saratoga Town Hall. The purpose of the meeting had been to decide whether to remain with the current engineering company,... Full story


SCWEMS meets with towns' officials

South Central Wyoming Emergency Medical Services (SCWEMS) Board Chairman Jeb Steward had a meeting with local municipality elected officials at 6 p.m. on Jan. 31 to get a consensus on proposed second amendment changes to the SCWEMS joint powers...


PacifiCorp comes out 'flat'

Invernegy had an open house for residents of northern Carbon County from 3-7 p.m. on Thursday at the Medicine Bow Community Center. The company is headquartered in Chicago and is North America's... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    January 31, 2018

Awareness saves advertiser from scam

After a Valley resident was nearly the victim of a scam involving an advertisement in the classified section of an online edition of the Saratoga Sun, Police Chief Robert Bifano wants to remind people to be wary of anything that sounds too good to...

 By Joshua Wood    News    January 31, 2018

LaVA to cover 300,000 acres in Med Bow

The United States Forest Service (USFS) recently held two check-in sessions at the Brush Creek/Hayden District Office in Saratoga. The sessions, which concern the Landscape Vegetation Analysis (LaVA) project, are intended to increase public...

 By Joshua Wood    News    January 31, 2018

Getting off the ground

The Maddox family, Robert, his eldest son, Aaron, and daughter-in-law, Becky, have just completed one year, or 8,760 hours, of ownership of fixed base operations (FBO) at Shively Airfield. Operating...


Commissioners name 3 to Library Board

After reviewing 11 applicants for three open library board seats, the Carbon County Commissioners filled the vacancies at a meeting on Monday. Linda Fleming from Baggs, Patty Hays and Mike Morrell from Rawlins were the candidates selected. “We...


Library board faces sudden lack of quorum

The Bess Sheller room at the Rawlins Public Library was full as the Carbon County Library Board convened at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17 for a special meeting. After calling the meeting to order and...


Trailers top talk

The Saratoga Town Council met at 6 p.m. on Jan. 16 and began the meeting with paying bills and approving the minutes from Jan. 2. Mayor Ed Glode read over correspondence from Federal Management Emergency Agency (FEMA) on mapping being done in Carbon...


CCCOG says goodbye to Lindy

The Carbon County Council of Governments (CCCOG) met at 6 p.m on Jan. 17 at the Jeffery Center in Rawlins. Lindy Glode, vice chair, provided pizza as her parting meal to the attendees. Glode is retiring from the Carbon County Commissioners on Jan....

 By Joshua Wood    News    January 24, 2018

Campbell wins Wyoming Patriot's Pen competition

Each year, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) invites students between grade 6 and grade 8 to take part in the Patriot's Pen youth essay contest. The contest encourages the entrants to examine their...


America's Gift to My Generation

America was founded in 1776 through great hardship and struggle. Through these difficulties, a country was created that was unlike any before it. While this incredible country has had its own obstacles throughout its history, America laid the...


Glode to retire from commissioner post

"My husband, Mike, and I decided a few months ago we wanted to go to Arizona for the month of February," Lindy Glode, Carbon County Commissioner, said. "And my intention was we would come back a...


The 40 percent guess

The Hanna Town Council met at 6 p.m. on Jan. 9 to listen to Karl Smith from Engineering Associates speak about the new pipes to be installed in Old Town and Elmo. Pipes became the topic of the night when Mayor Tony Poulos asked Dave Sutter, Water Tre...


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