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 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    December 1, 2021 

Finding common decency

When I get the time, I like to listen to podcasts. In years prior, when I had a longer commute to work, it was something I did on a regular basis in my car. Now, I try to do it when I’m driving to... Full story

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    December 1, 2021 

Lost and found

The Saratoga Police Department now has yet another tool when it comes to addressing crime in Saratoga.  During the November 16 meeting of the Saratoga Town Council, the governing body authorized the...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    November 24, 2021

Questioning authority

Who is the ultimate authority when municipal boards are in disagreement?  This was the question raised by Councilmember D’Ron Campbell during the November 16 meeting of the Saratoga Town Council....

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    November 24, 2021

Energy moratorium postponed

The Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) are closer to placing a moratorium on energy development in the Shirley Basin following their November 16 meeting. While a resolution was presented to...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    November 24, 2021

Bentsen interim treasurer

While Patty Bentsen will officially retire from her position as Carbon County Treasurer effective December 3, she will remain in the position for a little longer than expected. At their November 16...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    November 17, 2021

Slowing the wind

It is often joked that in Wyoming the wind is so prevalent, when there’s a day without it everyone in the state falls flat on their faces. This seems especially true for Carbon County, especially...

 

Funding granted for Tiger Football

The outcome may not have been what many fans of the Encampment Tigers were hoping for on November 12 as Encampment fell 65-24 to the Little Snake River Valley (LSRV) Rattlers in War Memorial Stadium....

 

Tigers take second

With the high school football season over, the Encampment Tigers have ended it as the No. 2 team in 1A Six-Man Football.  Not only was this the first time in school history Encampment had made it to...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    November 10, 2021

Boosters received

Booster doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech (Pfizer) and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines have arrived in Carbon County.  Amanda Brown, Nurse Manager of Carbon County Public Health, provided the Board of Carbon...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    November 10, 2021

Saratoga council passes vaccine resolution

The Saratoga Town Council waded into the polarized and politicized debate over vaccines on November 2 as they unanimously passed a resolution relating to vaccine requirements, despite apparent...

 

Tigers bound for War Memorial Stadium

Just three years into their six-man program, the Encampment Tigers have obtained their Golden Ticket to the University of Wyoming's War Memorial Stadium on November 12.For some of the players, who...

 

CRT 'not promoted' by district

The teaching of Critical Race Theory (CRT) hasn’t been outright banned by Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2).  Instead, a resolution passed by the CCSD2 Board of Trustees on October 18 sta...

 

Copeland to retire

Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2) Superintendent Jim Copeland will retire effective June 30, 2022. “It is with mixed feelings I submit my resignation,” wrote Copeland in a letter...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    November 3, 2021

Kicking the can

Though the Town of Saratoga is well into the Fiscal Year 2021/2022, work is continuing on the audit for Fiscal Year 2019/2020. During the October 19 meeting of the Saratoga Town Council, Mayor Creed J...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Sports    November 3, 2021

Tigers plunder Guernsey-Sunrise

With the regular season over, eight teams in 1A Six-Man Football sought to punch their ticket to the semi-final playoff rounds on October 29. All four of those spots are now held by the four teams...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Sports    November 3, 2021

LSRV rattles their way to State

The Little Snake River Valley (LSRV) Lady Rattlers have officially punched their ticket to the 1A State Volleyball Championship. Entering as the No. 2 West Seed, the Lady Rattlers went 2-1 over the...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    October 27, 2021

I can see clearly now

Though the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) hasn’t yet painted crosswalks at the intersections of 1st Street and Bridge Avenue, the Town of Saratoga has taken steps to address both...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    October 27, 2021

Saratoga council discusses burial plots

While it may not be affordable for some people to live in Saratoga, one can spend eternity here for nearly dirt cheap prices. The low cost of burial plots at the Saratoga Cemetery was a point of discu...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Sports    October 27, 2021

Saratoga girls cross country champions

Saratoga Cross Country returned home on Saturday from the 2A State Championship with team and individual state champions on board. With the season officially at an end for the long distance runners,...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Sports    October 27, 2021

Encampment tears into Huskies

The Encampment Tigers had already secured their No. 2 spot in the 1A West Six-Man Conference when they were hosted by the Burlington Huskies on October 22. The Tigers had also already earned the...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Sports    October 27, 2021

Lady Rattlers sink fangs into regular season

by Joshua Wood The Little Snake River Valley (LSRV) Lady Rattlers closed their regular season with two conference wins as they prepare for the 1A West Regional Tournament this weekend. On Friday, the...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    October 20, 2021

Carbon County treasurer to retire

After nearly four decades working for Carbon County, Treasurer Patty Bentsen is preparing to retire. The announcement was tearfully delivered by Bentsen during the October 5 meeting of the Board of...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    October 20, 2021

Commissioners opt for plaque over building name

Too few buildings and too many good employees. That appeared to be the reasoning given by the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) during their October 5 meeting when they revisited the idea...

 

An answer is needed for housing

If there’s one thing I can agree with the Saratoga Town Council on when it comes to the issue of income-based housing, it’s there is no quick or easy answer. To be honest, I don’t think anyone... Full story

 
 By Joshua Wood    Sports    October 20, 2021

Tigers dispatch Dubois

When the final buzzer sounded on the Encampment Tigers' home game against the Dubois Rams, the hosting team had won 61-26. This win at the final home game of the season was more than just another...

 

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