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 By Joshua Wood    News    September 23, 2020 

Mullen Fire savages wilderness area

High winds and warm temperatures over the weekend worked in favor of the recently established Mullen Fire, which had consumed much of the Savage Run Wilderness over the weekend and put several communi...

 By Joshua Wood    News    September 23, 2020 

Covid in Carbon 2

A month into the 2020/2021 school year, Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2) has its first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  The announcement of the positive case came from...

 By Joshua Wood    News    September 23, 2020 

Saratoga plans for filling vacancy

Previous suggestions by Councilmember Jon Nelson to wait on an appointment to the vacancy for Saratoga mayor until after the general election appear to have been taken quite literally by Mayor Pro-Tem...

 By Joshua Wood    News    September 23, 2020 

Eventful changes for Saratoga

Eight years ago, the Town of Saratoga passed Ordinance 809, which created regulations for specially permitted events within the town limits. At the September 15 meeting of the Saratoga Town Council,...

 By Joshua Wood    News    September 23, 2020 

A flood of data

As the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) rolls out updated flood insurance maps for Carbon County, the Saratoga Town Council is asking residents to closely examine the changes that have been...

 By Joshua Wood    News    September 23, 2020 

Managing a coordinated plan

by Joshua Wood Lenny Layman hasn’t been the Carbon County Emergency Manager for very long, having taken the job in May, but recent events—such as the RR 316 Fire in Hanna—have kept him busy....

 By Joshua Wood    Sports    September 23, 2020 

Lady Tigers still growing

The Encampment Lady Tigers had only one game last week following the duo of conference losses to the Saratoga Lady Panthers and the Little Snake River Valley Lady Rattlers. Hitting the road,...

 By Joshua Wood    Sports    September 23, 2020 

Saratoga dealt duo of losses

Coming off their first conference win of the season, the Saratoga Lady Panthers suffered a slight setback as they followed that win with two conference losses. Saratoga was hosted by the Little Snake...

 By Joshua Wood    Sports    September 23, 2020 

Encampment trails Pronghorns

Following their first conference win against the defending 1A Six-Man State Champions, the Little Snake River Valley (LSRV) Rattlers, the Encampment Tigers hit the road to take on yet another...

 By Joshua Wood    Sports    September 23, 2020 

Running close to home

Saratoga's long distance runners didn't have to go far on Friday as they competed in the Rawlins Invitational at the Sinclair Golf Course. While there, the cross country teams saw decent placings,...


Lummis visits the Valley

Senate candidate Cynthia Lummis made a stop in Saratoga on September 19 as she gears up for the general election. Lummis, who served as Wyoming's sole representative from 2009 to 2017, was hosted at...

 By Joshua Wood    News    September 23, 2020 

Mullen Fire grows in size

*Updated: information is current as of September 23 at 6:29 p.m.* The Mullen Fire, which began on September 17 and quickly grew over the weekend, has now increased in size to 14,653 acres according... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    September 16, 2020

CCPH approach questioned

Last week, Carbon County Public Health (CCPH) raised eyebrows as they appeared to change their approach in how they respond to cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  Throughout the pandemic,... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    September 16, 2020

Planning commission zoned out

With seven board positions and four board members, the Saratoga Planning Commission only had two members in attendance for their September 8 meeting at Saratoga Town Hall; Chairman Jim Beckmann and...


Time to rethink depression

“Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life—and travel—leaves marks on you.” ~Antho... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    September 16, 2020

Landfill fund audit requested

The Upper Platte River Solid Waste Disposal District (UPRSWDD) is formally requesting an audit of the district’s funds as managed by the Town of Saratoga. The board formally approved a letter to be...


Encampment de-fangs Rattlers

Coming into 1A Six-Man Football, the Encampment Tigers have been an unknown quantity. While they hit the field last year, their entire schedule consisted of junior varsity games. This year, the...


Miners still on learning curve

The Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School football team played Natrona County sophomores in a non-conference game this Saturday and got tested. The Miners were able to put points up on...


Saratoga scores twice

The Saratoga Lady Panthers snagged their first conference win last week as they hosted two games in the Panther Den. On Thursday, Saratoga welcomed the Rock River Lady Longhorns (2-4) for a homecourt...


Lady Tigers lose two

The Encampment Lady Tigers ventured into the Panther Den and hosted their own game this weekend, both against conference rivals, only to go 0-2. On Friday, Encampment traveled northward to face the Sa...


Panthers run to Utah

The long distance runners of Saratoga traveled out of state on Thursday as they competed in the Manila Invitational in Manila, Utah. While there, both the varsity boys and varsity girls saw three...

 By Joshua Wood    News    September 16, 2020

Wildfire near Savage Run Wilderness Area

*UPDATE* Originally named the Savage Run Fire, it is now called the Mullen Fire. Information is current as of September 22 at 12:44 p.m. A fire, which has become established at 60 acres and growing,... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    September 16, 2020

School district employee positive for COVID-19

Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2) Superintendent Jim Copeland announced Friday morning that a staff member had tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The staff member, who... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    September 9, 2020

Can you hear me now?

The process of expanding cell phone coverage in Carbon County began for Union Wireless on September 1 as four public hearings were held during a meeting of the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BO...

 By Joshua Wood    News    September 9, 2020

New direction for historical building

The historic Hugus-Ferguson Building will not be home to the Carbon County Museum anytime in the near future.  Nearly seven years after the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) and the...


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