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 By Joshua Wood    News    March 25, 2020 

COVID-19 confirmed in Carbon County

In less than a week, Wyoming has seen a rapid increase in the amount of confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as testing continues throughout the state. In that time, Carbon County has added... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    March 25, 2020 

Talking 'bout a resolution

Unlike more recent meetings of the Saratoga Town Council, the March 17 meeting of the governing body was under 30 minutes due to concerns over the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Despite...

 By Joshua Wood    Business    March 25, 2020 

Adapt and overcome

On Thursday afternoon, a joint order from Governor Mark Gordon and State Health Officer Alexia Harrist directed restaurants, bars and other public spaces in Wyoming to close their doors. In the case o...

 By Joshua Wood    Business    March 25, 2020 

Keeping the Valley supplied

As the Valley continues to cope with the ongoing uncertainty caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the two grocery stores in Saratoga continue to try and meet the needs of their customers despit...

 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    March 25, 2020 

The rapid pace of change

Are you feeling a little overwhelmed at the moment with everything that’s been going on recently? Well, you’re not alone. When I left the office on March 13, I probably should’ve taken the hint...

 By Joshua Wood    Education    March 25, 2020 

CCSD2 continues to work for students

Following the recommendation from Governor Mark Gordon and State Superintendent Jillian Balow on March 15 that all schools in Wyoming close their doors until April 3, Carbon County School District...


No recourse, no compensation

For those who are not involved in the world of agriculture, the word "cattle rustling" may invoke images of sepia-toned movies in which black hatted villains abscond with the property of hard working...


Uploading to ICOW

Among the many bills that were introduced during this past legislative session, one that may have caught the eye of ranchers throughout Wyoming was House Bill 0244. This piece of legislation,...

 By Joshua Wood    News    March 25, 2020 

Governor Gordon issues third executive order for COVID-19

Less than a week since issuing his first executive order in conjunction with State Health Officer Alexia Harrist, Governor Mark Gordon has issued his third one this evening, March 24. The order takes... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    March 25, 2020 

Third confirmed case of COVID-19 in Carbon County

Late Tuesday night (March 24), the Carbon County COVID-19 Incident Management Team issued a press release stating that local health officials had been notified by the Wyoming Department of Health of... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    March 25, 2020 

Governor Gordon extends statewide closures to April 17

On Friday afternoon (March 27), Governor Mark Gordon issued a statement that he was extending the date of three statewide health orders through April 17. All three orders, the most recent of which... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    Education    March 25, 2020 

Balow gives guidance to school districts

On the afternoon of March 27, Governor Mark Gordon and State Health Officer Alexia Harrist extended three orders aimed at limiting the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The first order,... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    March 18, 2020

CCSD2, Town of Saratoga close for COVID-19

Following the announcement of Wyoming's first confirmed case of COVID-19 on the evening of March 11, events moved rather quickly as the Cowboy State began to make preparations to deal with the novel... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    Business    March 18, 2020

Facing the unknown

At the moment, the possible health impacts of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on Wyoming appear to be relatively minimal. Following the weekend, the Wyoming Department of Health confirmed 10 cases... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    Business    March 18, 2020

Making things stretch

With how remote many towns in Wyoming are, one might have expected that the panic-buying induced by uncertainty over the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) would not reach parts of the Cowboy State. This...

 By Joshua Wood    Sports    March 18, 2020

A screeching halt to track

With the leaping forward of an hour and the eventual arrival of spring, 1A and 2A schools were preparing to trade the hardwood for the track and field as they prepared for spring sports. Unfortunately...


Balow approves school closures

On Sunday evening, Governor Mark Gordon and State Superintendent Jillian Balow issued a recommendation that all schools in Wyoming close until April 3 for the purpose of social distancing and to preve...

 By Joshua Wood    Sports    March 11, 2020

Pouncing their way into history

When the Saratoga Panthers began their season, they did so believing they had something to prove. The year before, the Panthers had just barely missed the chance to make it to the 1A West Regional...

 By Joshua Wood    News    March 11, 2020

Casting a dissenting vote

“First, I need to elaborate that there has been an issue sleeping behind the scenes for the Town for quite some time. Namely, the adjustments from the auditors have simply never been made in the...

 By Joshua Wood    News    March 11, 2020

Going through the motions

Following James Childress’ appearance before the Saratoga Town Council on February 18, it appeared as if there were some answers to the questions that have been plaguing the Saratoga Town Council...

 By Joshua Wood    Sports    March 11, 2020

Lady Panthers end on high note

Over the weekend, the Saratoga Lady Panthers played in the State Tournament for the first time in 16 years. The last time the Lady Panthers had made it to Casper, they were still in the 2A...

 By Joshua Wood    Sports    March 11, 2020

Saratoga takes State

Over the weekend, the Saratoga Panthers competed in the 1A/2A State Tournament in Casper, an event that had eluded them last season as they barely missed the chance to head into regionals. While...

 By Joshua Wood    Sports    March 11, 2020

Winning at Worlando Beach

Over the weekend, the Saratoga Speech and Debate team participated in their final regular meet of the season as they traveled to Worland for the Worlando Beach Tournament. While there, the talk jocks...

 By Joshua Wood    Sports    March 11, 2020

Tigers take third

The Encampment Tigers went to the State Tournament as the No. 1 seed in the 1A West where they dealt losses to the Hanna, Elk Mountain and Medicine Bow (HEM) Miners and the Upton Bobcats. Over the...

 By Joshua Wood    News    March 11, 2020

Getting off the map

Despite the deceivingly warm temperatures recently, longtime Wyoming residents know that winter’s grip doesn’t let go just because the calendar says that spring is approaching. That goes double...


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