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 By Joshua Wood    News    May 19, 2022

Crowding the skies

As wind energy projects continue to blow into northern Carbon County, various entities have sought to determine the impacts it has or will have on wildlife.  In 2021, the Board of Carbon County...

 By Joshua Wood    Sports    May 19, 2022

Miners dig in at regionals

The small but mighty Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) track and field team traveled to Newcastle for the 1A East Regional Tournament over the weekend. Both the boys and girls did well, with...

 By Joshua Wood    Sports    May 19, 2022

Panthers prepped for State

If their weekend in Shoshoni at the 1A West Regional Tournament was any indication, the Saratoga Panther track team may do very well at the 1A State Championship in Casper this weekend. Especially...

 By Joshua Wood    News    May 12, 2022

Rainbows at the border?

The first gathering of the Rainbow Family of Living Light (Rainbow Family) took place in July 1972 at Strawberry Lake, Colorado. Now, 50 years later, the counterculture movement may be returning to...

 By Joshua Wood    News    May 12, 2022

Discussing changes

“You can read it three times, but if nothing changes after you read it three times what is the point of reading it three times?” A question from McCall Burau, one of the newest members of the...

 By Joshua Wood    News    May 12, 2022

Commissioners set salaries

The salaries for county officials have been set by the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC). The commissioners approved Resolution 2022-16 during their May 3 meeting. The resolution sets...

 By Joshua Wood    Business    May 12, 2022

Good food in the Good Times Valley

The North Platte Valley has often been known as the "Good Times Valley". From ice fishing derbies and snow golf tournaments in the winter to microbrew festivals and street dances in the summer,...

 By Joshua Wood    News    May 5, 2022

Changes coming for special event permits

In Saratoga, there are various signs pointing to the approach of summer. For some, it’s the opening of the Snowy Range Scenic Byway. For others, it’s the steady increase in out-of-state license pl...

 By Joshua Wood    News    May 5, 2022

Smoke on the water

It was a sunny, but breezy, Wednesday afternoon when Aaron Grow was looking for a spot to fish. The first spot he visited was one of his favorites on the North Platte River; the historic Pick Bridge....

 By Joshua Wood    News    May 5, 2022

Encampment man arrested

An Encampment man could be facing more than 10 years in prison following charges of felony child abuse and domestic battery according to documents filed in Carbon County Circuit Court on April 29....

 By Joshua Wood    News    May 5, 2022

Car chase ends in Encampment

The sound of sirens filled the Platte Valley on the night of Friday, April 29 as what began as an attempted traffic stop in Saratoga resulted in a high-speed car chase eventually ending in...

 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    May 5, 2022

The invisible struggle

“Depression isn’t a war you win. It’s a battle you fight every day. You never stop, never get to rest. It’s one bloody fray after another.” ~ Shaun David Hutchinson Normally, I try to avoid...

 By Joshua Wood    News    April 21, 2022

To take or not

As the State of Wyoming moves forward with the process of monthly mineral ad valorem tax collection, counties affected by the process are now eligible for loans impacted by delayed payments for...

 By Joshua Wood    News    April 21, 2022

Sand Creek Bridge to be repaired

By Joshua Wood Of the four bridges maintained by Carbon County which were proposed by the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) for repair or replacement using funds from the Bipartisan...

 By Joshua Wood    News    April 14, 2022

Elections are just around the corner

While the date of the 2022 Primary Election—August 16—is more than four months away, those considering a run for Saratoga Town Council will be able to file their candidacy as soon as May 12. It wa... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    April 7, 2022

Public health short nurses

Outdated state salaries and higher paying alternatives appear to have all but depleted the amount of staff at Carbon County Public Health. Amanda Brown, Carbon County Public Health nurse manager,...

 By Joshua Wood    News    April 7, 2022

Bair comes to Togie

Elk Mountain may be in the sights of Bair Energy as the potential future home of a green hydrogen plant, but that hasn’t stopped CEO Nicholas Bair from making the rounds to other communities. On...

 By Joshua Wood    Business    April 7, 2022

Surveying community health

Providing healthcare for Carbon County is no easy task. With 10 municipalities and a county nearly 8,000 square miles in size, it can be difficult to try and meet the needs of every resident. That doe...

 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    April 7, 2022

Blink and you'll miss it

When I was younger, I used to wonder what it would be like to time travel. The ability to go backwards or forwards through time was such an exciting concept and I had a mental list of all the places... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    Education    April 7, 2022

Give me a P!

The April meeting of the Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2) Board of Trustees may get a dose of cheer. During the March 21 meeting of the Board of Trustees, CCSD2 Superintendent Jim Copeland...

 By Joshua Wood    Sports    April 7, 2022

Togie runs to Wheatland

It might have been spring break for Saratoga schools, but that didn’t stop the Panthers from competing in the Wheatland Invite on April 1. On Friday, a number of Head Coach Rex Hohnholt’s student...

 By Joshua Wood    News    March 31, 2022

Building bipartisan bridges

The Saratoga Town Council will be practicing bipartisanship and building bridges in the very literal sense. During the March 15 meeting of the governing body, Mayor Creed James read correspondence...

 By Joshua Wood    News    March 31, 2022

Racing to Rawlins

Place your bets! More than a year after granting approval to Wyoming Downs, LLC (Wyoming Downs), the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) have granted approval to yet another horse racing...

 By Joshua Wood    News    March 31, 2022

A sliver of hope

By Joshua Wood As the Saratoga Town Council seeks to, at the very least, start construction on Never Forget Park in Memory of Staff Sergeant Tyler Pickett this year there seems to be one minor hurdle...


From Rawlins to Saratoga

In February, Darren Jennings, principal at Saratoga Elementary School, was offered a contract as district superintendent for Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2). Jennings accepted, which left...


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