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 By Fred Broschart    News    April 13, 2016

Chinese economy affects possible trash rate hike

The sinking economy in China may mean that waste disposal rates here in the Good Times Valley might be going up soon, according to the Upper Platte River Solid Waste District (Landfill Board). The construction of a transfer station intended to ship... Full story

 By Fred Broschart    News    April 13, 2016

Firetrucks, wind farms and coal mines

The Carbon County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) met Tuesday in Rawlins for the first BOCC meeting of April to discuss county business. Items on the agenda included the purchase of a new firefighting vehicle, the release of the second... Full story

 By Fred Broschart    News    April 13, 2016

Wellness screenings here

The annual Wyoming Health Fair blood screening draws will be held from 6-10 a.m., April 12 and 13 at Platte Valley Community Center in Saratoga, and 6 a.m. until noon on April 15 and 16 at Encampment town hall. The health fair in Saratoga is hosted... Full story


EHS track spends weekend on the road

The Encampment High School track team spent a good portion of the weekend on the road traveling to two meets, one in Cheyenne on Friday and the other in Guernsey on Saturday. It had been a couple weeks since the team competed. Last week’s meet in... Full story

 By Fred Broschart    News    April 13, 2016

Making an Ice Cream Wednesdae

Second grade students at Saratoga Elementary School on Wednesday celebrated their fundraising effort for the American Heart Association by making their principal a key ingredient in a rather peculiar... Full story


Change of scenery

Engineering Associates moved from its old offices on East Bridge Avenue in Saratoga to a new location at 211 N. First Street last week. The company’s new offices are smaller than their previous office on Bridge Street, but it is a more efficient... Full story

 By Fred Broschart    News    April 6, 2016

USFS seeks funding requests

The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) is currently soliciting funding requests for local natural resources projects through the Medicine Bow-Routt Resource Advisory Council (RAC). The USFS is seeking recommendations for projects to fund that will enhance... Full story

 By Fred Broschart    News    April 6, 2016

USDA seeking grant applications

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in Cheyenne announced that it is seeking applications for grants and loans to establish or expand businesses in rural areas. According to the USDA’s news release, the agency has $37 million to be loaned,... Full story

 By Fred Broschart    Sports    April 6, 2016

Track teams stuck on starting line

Bad weather in Wheatland meant both Saratoga and Encampment schools’ track teams stayed home this weekend rather than attending the Wheatland Invite that had been scheduled for Saturday. According to SHS track coach Rex Holnholt, the event in... Full story

 By Fred Broschart    News    March 30, 2016

Flood watch 2016

Town of Saratoga officials met with representatives of state and non-governmental agencies to discuss disaster readiness and management on Tuesday at Saratoga Town Hall. The meeting brought together...

 By Fred Broschart    News    March 30, 2016

Birds and the breeze

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) held an information and question-and-answer session Monday at Saratoga Town Hall about the proposed Chokecherry/Sierra Madre wind farm project. The meeting — the 63rd pulic meeting about the project...


Restarting small

It was late September in St. Louis, the time of year when the heat and humidity make the air feel like a wet wool blanket that wraps around you when you dare step outside of the air conditioning. We sat in a café in St. Louis’ Central West End,... Full story


From purple and gold to state golds

Brandon Kandolin, 43, a 1991 graduate of Saratoga High School (SHS) and former Panther basketball player, has made waves in South Dakota where he coached the St. Thomas More's girls' basketball team... Full story

 By Fred Broschart    News    March 16, 2016

South Valley councils

The Riverside and Encampment Town Councils met March 10 to discuss business in the towns. In Riverside, the council sped though the agenda quickly. The council announced that the Riverside Party Day would be held on August 13, and that the High... Full story

 By Fred Broschart    News    March 16, 2016

Outfall project talk fills Water and Sewer meeting

A meeting of the Saratoga/Carbon County Impact (water and sewer) Joint Powers Board on March 9, was dominated by discussion of the Saratoga outfall project. The outfall project was spurred on by ammonia levels in Hot Slough Creek after the Wyoming... Full story

 By Fred Broschart    News    March 16, 2016

Wind winds up again

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) on Wednesday released a second environmental assessment for the first phase of a proposed Carbon County wind farm. The BLM also issued a draft finding stating... Full story


Getting in Gear

Saratoga High School's FFA chapter hosted students from five other high schools on March 11 for an agricultural mechanics competition. FFA groups from high schools in Laramie, Rock River, Casper,... Full story


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