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 By Joshua Wood    News    April 17, 2019 

Buried in budget

The Upper Platte River Solid Waste Disposal District (UPRSWDD) talked about a wide variety of subjects during their regularly scheduled meeting on April 3 at the Saratoga Town Hall, but most of the...

 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    April 17, 2019 

'Know bodies' read the paper

Nobody reads the paper. While this statement, for the most part, seems to be made without any ill intent—it doesn’t reduce the sting to those who work for a newspaper. It is no secret that the... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    Sports    April 17, 2019 

False start for Tigers

While the Encampment Tigers had every intention of heading over to Cheyenne to compete in the Okie Blanchard Invite in Cheyenne on April 12, which had been rescheduled from April 11, but the track...

 By Joshua Wood    Sports    April 17, 2019 

A good Monday

The Saratoga Panthers, while originally scheduled to attend the Burns Invite on April 12, were supposed to attend the Okie Blanchard Invite in Cheyenne following a decision made by the track and...

 By Joshua Wood    News    April 17, 2019 

Getting in the zone

Despite a continued struggle to maintain a quorum, the Saratoga Planning Commission was able to conduct a fair amount of business as they met on April 9 at the Saratoga Town Hall. While acting chairma...

 By Joshua Wood    News    April 17, 2019 

Paying for use

The Carbon County Impact Joint Powers Board (CCIJPB) put their proposed rate structure to the test on April 10 as they held a workshop before their regular meeting. As was reporting previously (see ...

 By Joshua Wood    News    April 10, 2019

Airport board back on town radar

The Saratoga Airport Board was, again, a top subject during the April 2 meeting of the Saratoga Town Council. The second reading of Ordinances 850, 851 and 852 all passed unanimously—minus absent...

 By Joshua Wood    Sports    April 10, 2019

Schneider springs to school record

Over the weekend, the spring weather cooperated enough to allow members of Saratoga Track and Field to compete in two meets. The first meet was on Friday in Rawlins where, for the first time in at...

 By Joshua Wood    Sports    April 10, 2019

Tigers hit bests

Encampment Track and Field was able to run to two meets this weekend as the spring weather cooperated enough to let the Rawlins Invite continue as scheduled on Friday and the student athletes were...

 By Joshua Wood    Sports    April 3, 2019

Panthers meet canceled

The Saratoga Panthers were unable to stretch their legs following spring break as the Wyoming Indian Invite in Ethete, Wyo. was canceled. Fortunately, the Panther track team will have two...

 By Joshua Wood    Sports    April 3, 2019

Tigers forestalled

The Encampment Tigers, coming off spring break, were set to compete in the Wyoming Indian Invite in Ethete. That meet, unfortunately, was canceled due to spring storm that hit over the weekend. The...

 By Joshua Wood    Business    April 3, 2019

Eclectic finds new home

Since opening in May 2013, Strong Tower Designs called the little storefront at 115 W. Bridge Ave. home while owners Ray and Jamie Bernal made use of the space available. One had only to walk through...

 By Joshua Wood    News    March 27, 2019

Airport board (dis)solution

The Saratoga Airport Board as it has been known for the past 41 years is no more. During the most recent meeting of the Saratoga Town Council, Resolution No. 2019-05, titled “A resolution of the...

 By Joshua Wood    News    March 27, 2019

Meeting targets proposed hunting changes

The evening of March 21 saw more full chairs than empty in the council chambers of Saratoga Town Hall as local hunters gathered for a presentation from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD)...

 By Joshua Wood    News    March 27, 2019

Cuts coming

“This is not sustainable. We know that. Obviously, we’re running out of money.” This statement from Saratoga Town Council member Jon Nelson illustrated the difficulties facing the Town of...

 By Joshua Wood    News    March 20, 2019

Snowpocalypse 2019

On the afternoon of March 12, it seemed as if spring was just around the corner. The premonition of famed groundhog Punxsutawney Phil, Seer of Seers, Sage of Sages, Prognosticator of Prognosticators...

 By Joshua Wood    News    March 20, 2019

Zoning hole and special use flowers

Despite just barely having a quorum, the Saratoga Planning Commission was able to move through their agenda with relative ease on the evening of March 12 at the Saratoga Town Hall. Acting Chairman...

 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    March 20, 2019

Wyoming in script–but off screen

Have you ever noticed that a lot of movies, or television series, that are supposed to take place in Wyoming look a lot like somewhere else? While I may not be a Wyoming native, I still consider the... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    Sports    March 20, 2019

Farver to head Down Under

If going to Australia is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, being able to go and play your favorite sport at the same time can't even be measured. The chance to do just that is at the fingertips of...

 By Joshua Wood    News    March 20, 2019

Plowing out

The roads in Encampment were cleared off enough Thursday evening for the Encampment Town Council to hold their regular meeting where they thanked the Department of Public Works (DPW) for the work...

 By Joshua Wood    News    March 20, 2019

Reviewing rates

Despite the weather, the Carbon County Impact Joint Powers Board (CCIJPB) was able to hold their regularly scheduled meeting on March 13 at Saratoga Town Hall. The topic of the water ordinance and...


Tiger track off and running

The 2018/2019 track season for the Encampment Tigers is off and running for the year. With six upperclassmen and 14 underclassmen, the predominantly young team is out to prove that, despite their...

 By Joshua Wood    Sports    March 20, 2019

Hopes high for Saratoga track

Last year, the Saratoga Panthers track and field team had nearly 40 athlete competing in various events. This year, that number is down to 29, which is still a formidable number, especially when consi...

 By Joshua Wood    Sports    March 20, 2019

Tigers place two

A blizzard descending upon the Valley didn’t keep the Encampment Tigers from sending five members of their track team to Pavillion to compete in the Wind River Invite on Saturday. “We had a small...


Wolf Pack on the loose

"I talked with Marybeth," former governor Spencer Rulon said. "I hear you might need a lawyer." Joe smiled. "I think I do." C.J. Box, New York Times Bestselling Author of the Joe Pickett series, left...


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