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 By Joshua Wood    News    January 13, 2021 

Saratoga finds its Creed

While a run-off election in Georgia was determining who would gain control of the United States Senate on January 5, the Saratoga Town Council was finding their own direction during their first...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    January 13, 2021 

Commissioners approve Wyoming Downs

The Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) started the new year off at the tracks as they approved a resolution for pari mutuel wagering to operate in the county during their January 5 meeting....

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    January 13, 2021 

Council to interview counsel

While the Town of Saratoga will start the year with someone in the mayor’s seat, the Saratoga Town Council is also moving forward with replacing both their legal counsel and their town clerk. Both t...

 

Catch a good time

While there have been a number of annual events that have been cancelled or postponed due to ongoing health orders, one event that will still take place is the Annual Saratoga Ice Fishing Derby as it...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Sports    January 13, 2021 

Panthers scratch out more wins

As the Saratoga Panthers enter the regular season, fresh off their holiday break, they appear eager to prove that their showing at the 2020 1A State Championship was not a one-off event.  On January...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Sports    January 13, 2021 

Lady Panthers take down Shoshoni

As the Saratoga Lady Panthers returned to the hardwood following winter break, they went 1-1 over the weekend with a loss on the road and a win at home. On January 7, Saratoga was swept up by the...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Sports    January 13, 2021 

Lady Tigers finding their step

As the Encampment Lady Tigers returned to the court from winter break, they had two games on the road. The Lady Tigers were hosted by the 2A Pine Bluffs Lady Hornets on January 7 and by the Hanna, Elk...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    January 6, 2021

Vaccines arrive in Carbon County

Nearly a month since the Wyoming Department of Health announced the initial receipt of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Carbon County Public Health announced the phased a...

 

How deep will they cut?

As vaccines slowly begin to roll out and Wyoming continues to deal with the various impacts from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), legislators will eventually have to make difficult decisions on what...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    January 6, 2021

New year, new everything

*Update* At the January 5 meeting of the Saratoga Town Council, Creed James was appointed to fill the mayoral vacancy. While many people may be hoping for change in 2021, one of the entities in...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    January 6, 2021

Looking towards the future

What does the future of Saratoga look like and who will have a hand in shaping that future? This has been a question that has weighed on my mind in recent years, especially as we see continued growth...

 

School district sells MedBow property

Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2) appears to have solved their problem with property in Medicine Bow following their December 17 meeting.  For more than a year, the school district had...

 

School board reviews reduction policy

At each monthly meeting of the Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2) Board of Trustees, board members are asked to review or approve changes to the many policies that govern how the district...

 

GEM of the West

When visiting the Grand Encampment Museum in Encampment, Wyoming it can be easy to see why it is the pride of the town. With historical buildings and replicas ranging from the two-story outhouse to...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    January 6, 2021

Creed James appointed mayor

After nearly five months without a mayor, the Saratoga Town Council has finally appointed a member of the governing body to fill the vacancy. On January 5, recently elected council member Creed James... Full story

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    December 30, 2020

How much has it cost?

At the final meeting of 2020 of the Saratoga Town Council, held on December 15, Councilmember Jon Nelson continued to express his frustration and concern with payments to James Childress, the...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    December 30, 2020

Rocky Mountain permit tabled

As their final action of 2020, the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) tabled a conditional use permit from Rocky Mountain Power for Segment D-1 of the Gateway West Transmission Line Project...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    December 30, 2020

Debating engagements

As the governing body of Saratoga faces rapidly approaching deadlines related to the audit of Fiscal Year 2019/2020, the Saratoga Town Council discussed a re-engagement with James Childress of...

 

A grand gift for the holiday

Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2) added yet another student athlete to the exclusive "1,000 Point Club" just before Christmas. Amy Campbell of the Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM)...

 

HEM drills into Oilers

The Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) Miners and Lady Miners were on their road for the last game of the pre-season as they were hosted by the Midwest Oiler and Lady Oilers on December 18....

 

Celebrating Carbon County

In the age of the internet and social media, branding is everything. Wyoming, as a state, is fairly easy to brand. Attractions such as Old Faithful and the Grand Tetons are internationally recognized...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    December 23, 2020

No mayor until new year

“It is time to move forward in a positive manner. The Town of Saratoga has had too much conflict.” During the December 15 meeting of the Saratoga Town Council, the governing body was addressed by...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    December 23, 2020

Saratoga at impasse on upcoming audit

As 2020 comes to a close for the Town of Saratoga, the Saratoga Town Council will be entering the new year without a mayor, town clerk, legal counsel and potentially without an accounting firm to...

 

Three rotations of the Sun

Albert Einstein once said “Time is an illusion” and I don’t think those words have ever been truer than in 2020.  With only one week left in the year, I’m still having trouble wrapping my... Full story

 

Encampment has 1-1 weekend before break

The Encampment Lady Tigers went 1-1 over the weekend as they hit the road to face the Lingle-Fort Laramie Lady Doggers and the Southeast Lady Cyclones. While Encampment secured a double-digit lead...

 

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