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 By Joshua Wood    News    July 1, 2020 

Bubble gum, duct tape and pickles

"You're going to see, 2010 through 2018, that whole time we're below the bar. That ends up being $3.7 million in total losses through that period of time. So, again, the town's in a pickle." Five...

 By Joshua Wood    Sports    July 1, 2020 

Coaches honored by Wyoming peers

It was a successful year for Saratoga Middle High School (SMHS) as two of their teams returned from state tournaments as State Champions.  Last fall, the 2A Boys Cross Country Team returned home as...

 By Joshua Wood    Sports    July 1, 2020 

On your marks!

Summer may have just started but fall sports are on the horizon. Though schools throughout Wyoming are still figuring out their reopening plans for the 2020/2021 school year, practices for some of...

 By Joshua Wood    News    July 1, 2020 

Saratoga finalizes budget, budget amendment

While a nearly two and half hour discussion over a report from James Childress and two executive sessions took up the majority of the Saratoga Town Council meeting on June 23, the governing body also...

 By Joshua Wood    News    July 1, 2020 

Fisticuffs at GOP Convention

Following a weekend altercation with Michael Pearce, Albany County Republican Chairman, at the 2020 Wyoming GOP Convention in Gillette, Carbon County Republican Chairman Joey Correnti IV has issued...

 By Joshua Wood    News    June 24, 2020

Proposed museum district enters 30 day protest period

"I kind of feel like (King) Solomon here with the baby. We've heard a lot of comments to and fro, we've received a lot of comments to and fro and I feel like I'm a fenced turtle on this." This...

 By Joshua Wood    News    June 24, 2020

Language over litigation?

For the second time this month, the Saratoga Town Council held a special meeting on June 17 as business previously thought addressed in the first special meeting required further attention.  As was...


A bumpy road to 100

Editor's note: This story originally ran June 20, 2018 On June 15, 1918 the end of World War I was approaching. The University of Wyoming had just announced it would no longer be teaching German as a...

 By Joshua Wood    Business    June 24, 2020

Memorial Hospital updates visitor guidelines

Memorial Hospital of Carbon County (MHCC) has updated its visitor policy, which had originally been put in place during the initial arrival of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Carbon County and...

 By Joshua Wood    News    June 24, 2020

Commissioners approve four fireworks applications

The Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) approved four firework applications during their June 16 meeting, but not without some discussion in regards to equitable enforcement of the...

 By Joshua Wood    News    June 17, 2020

Four cases added in Carbon County

While Carbon County is still relatively low in its total numbers of cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), four new cases have been added to the count within the past week. Additionally, it was... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    June 17, 2020

Public, council debate budget at special meeting

“I still think that we have way overprojected our revenue for the next year and I have some real concerns.” This statement from Saratoga resident Kristen Teubner during the June 11 special...

 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    June 17, 2020

What is Juneteenth?

Something I have always found interesting is the amount one can learn after having graduated from school. Of course, there is plenty to learn in school and there is only so much time to fit in mathema...

 By Joshua Wood    News    June 17, 2020

Council passes budget amendment on second reading

During the June 11 special meeting of the Saratoga Town Council, the governing body voted 3-1 to pass Ordinance No. 856, a budget amendment for Fiscal Year 2019/2020, on second reading with...

 By Joshua Wood    News    June 17, 2020

Special meeting to special meeting

While the second reading of the budget and budget amendment took up most of the two hour June 11 special meeting of the Saratoga Town Council, the council also discussed a letter of representation to...

 By Joshua Wood    News    June 17, 2020

Water, sewer board engages with attorney

At their regular meeting on June 10, the Saratoga-Carbon County Impact Joint Powers Board (SCCIJPB) read a letter from the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) expressing their concern over fu...

 By Joshua Wood    News    June 10, 2020

Saratoga declares vacancy on council

Ensuing the passing of Councilmember Steve Wilcoxson on May 29, the following meeting of the Saratoga Town Council on June 2 was kept short with a modified agenda. In total, the time from beginning...

 By Joshua Wood    News    June 10, 2020

County renews contract with Couch

The Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) renewed their contract with Dr. Wayne Couch during their June 2 meeting at the recommendation of Amanda Brown, Carbon County Public Health nurse...

 By Joshua Wood    News    June 10, 2020

Bear Trap goes bare bones

Since taking back ownership of the Bear Trap Cafe and Bar in Riverside in March 2018, Margaret Weber has often experimented with her menu. When dine-in services for restaurants throughout Wyoming...

 By Joshua Wood    News    June 10, 2020

No second for that motion

The first meeting of the Saratoga Town Council since the passing of Councilmember Steve Wilcoxson on May 29 saw the governing body with barely a quorum as Mayor John Zeiger, Councilmember Judy Welton...

 By Joshua Wood    News    June 10, 2020

Town of Saratoga to hold special meeting

Following the failure to pass two ordinances relating to the current and upcoming fiscal years on second reading at the June 2 Saratoga Town Council meeting, the governing body will be holding a...

 By Joshua Wood    News    June 10, 2020

Just a little over $8,000, again

For the second time since February, Councilmember Jon Nelson objected to payments for third-party accountant James Childress as they exceeded the monthly amount approved by the Saratoga Town Council....

 By Joshua Wood    News    June 10, 2020

Saratoga-Ryan Park Museum District on hold

The pursuit of a special museum tax district by the Saratoga Museum and Historical Association (Saratoga Museum) has been placed on a temporary hold following the June 2 meeting of the Board of...

 By Joshua Wood    News    June 3, 2020

North Platte claims council member

A weekend that was supposed to be one of triumph for high school graduates started off with tragedy as one Saratoga resident drowned on the North Platte River on May 29.  According to a press... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    June 3, 2020

Setting the ballot for 2020

If the amount of candidates who have filed is any indication, the 2020 Primary Election will be one to watch on the national, state and local level. Following the deadline of May 29, a total of 16...


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