Three new cases in CCSD2

As the count of active cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to rise in Carbon County and across Wyoming, Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2) recently announced three active...

Rezoning the Copperline

The Saratoga Planning Commission conducted business with three of their four members in attendance on October 13. While member Tom Westring was unable to attend, Mike Lamprecht joined the meeting via...

New department heads sworn in

The Hanna Town Council met at 6:30 p.m. on October 13 at the Hanna Town Hall. The agenda was amended to have two new signatures for bank accounts and take off two people retiring. The agenda was...

Containment increasing for Mullen Fire

More than a month after starting near the Savage Run Wilderness, the Mullen Fire is over 50 percent contained and has burned over 170,000 acres. As fall brings cooler weather and more precipitation,...

Contracting for inspections

While the Town of Saratoga has been moving forward without a planning and zoning director, members of the Saratoga Town Council have been reviewing and approving building permits. Another aspect of...

WYDOT to increase semi parking

The Wyoming Department of Transportation is working to bring additional winter semitruck parking and other safety improvements to Interstate 80, with a major project scheduled to begin this week. WYDOT’s I-80 Winter Freight project will bring...

Gordon clarifies guard's role

Governor Mark Gordon clarified that the role of the Wyoming National Guard in assisting with contact tracing is very limited. Due to the record number of new positive cases of COVID-19 the Department of Health and counties needed urgent assistance,...

HART skips a beat

The Hanna Agricultural Resource Team (HART) met at 5:30 p.m. on October 15 at the Hanna Market. This will be last meeting for the group until spring. Chairman Perry Goodrich wanted to make sure...

Lady Panthers at No. 2 in conference

As the regular volleyball season begins to come to a close, the Saratoga Lady Panthers hosted two conference rivals as part of their homecoming week and went 1-1. On Thursday, the Lady Panthers...

Saratoga ends Homecoming the Wright way

The Saratoga Panthers gave their homecoming audience something to cheer about as they walloped the Wright Panther football team on Friday evening. There was some disappointment however that the game...

Hulett bedevils Miners

The score was not what the Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) Miners would like to have ended up with but there were still some bright spots in the loss to Hulett. The Miners traveled to Hulett...

Saratoga takes two teams to State

This weekend, Saratoga Cross Country brings their season to an end as they run-off to the 2A State Championship. Last year, Saratoga returned home as back-to-back 2A Boys State Champions with...

Tigers take down Dubois

As the Encampment Tigers approach the end of their regular season, they added yet another conference win to their record while on the road. Following the cancellation of an away game against the Ten...

Encampment dealt losses at home

With the regional tournament little more than a week away, the Encampment Lady Tiger are still on the search for another conference win. Their placing in the 1A Southwest Conference has become even...

HEM digs into competition

The Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) Lady Miners played two games this week and came out victors in both encounters. The two wins have the Lady Miners 16-2 overall and 8-0 in conference play....

Traveling to all towns in Carbon County

Yvonne Johnson, the new director for the Carbon County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC), was born in Carbon County and grew up in Rawlins. When she left Rawlins, she worked in Saratoga. She...

NVPMC critical to long-term care

Long-term care facilities — especially those in rural areas — have struggled for some time because they often have trouble attracting workers. Although vital to many rural communities, stand-alone long-term care facilities are rarely...

District 47 candidates in the House

Republican Jerry Paxton and Libertarian Lela Konecny, the two general election candidates for House District 47, met at the Platte Valley Community Center (PVCC) on October 12 to participate in a...

Council candidates questioned

The vacant mayor position, a divisive council and the need for a planning and zoning director were the major points of discussion for the four Saratoga Town Council candidates during a forum held on...

Legals: A light in the shadows

Wyoming legislators, under the guise of “cost saving measures” for local governments, are again attempting to remove vital legal notices from the pages of your local newspaper. Though the Wyoming Legislature is not in session and many...

Against masks at sports

Editor, The ongoing restrictions regarding indoor attendance numbers mandated by Governor Gordon, on the advice of Dr. Alexia Harrist-WY State Health Officer, obviously affects state-wide public school sporting events. These mandates are adopted by...

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