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Green Mountain heads to commissioners

While the Planned Unit Development (PUD) for Green Mountain by Brush Creek Ranch (BCR) has faced much controversy, it successfully moved to the next stage of approval during a special meeting by Carbon County Planning Commission on July 26. The PUD...

 

Best of the Best

The crowd gathered at the Bear Trap Cafe and Bar on July 24 was unusual, but not surprising given the event. Midget wrestling returned to Riverside for a Saturday night, giving the crowd a chance to...

 
 By Kaitlyn Campbell    News    July 28, 2021

Green Mountain moves on

The Planned Unit Development (PUD) for Green Mountain at Brush Creek will be moving on to the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) for review and potential approval following a special meeting of the Carbon Country Planning Commission on...

 
 By Kaitlyn Campbell    News    July 28, 2021

Recreational vehicle discussion parked

Saratoga may not be getting a new recreational vehicle (RV) park after all.  Jimmy and Jamie Campbell, owners of JaJaCa Properties, have been attempting to build an RV park along Wyoming Highway 130 but have faced several roadblocks along the...

 
 By Kaitlyn Campbell    News    July 28, 2021

Encampment mill to run again?

While discussion of the Green Mountain zone change dominated the conversation at the July 8 Encampment Town Council meeting, it didn’t completely hog the spotlight.  During the meeting, Saratoga resident Lela Konecny spoke to the council...

 
 By Kaitlyn Campbell    News    July 21, 2021

Public hearing to special meeting

The July 12 public hearing for the Green Mountain ski area zone change was packed full of citizens voicing their concerns for the development.  Representatives from Brush Creek Ranch presented their case to the Carbon County Planning Commission for...

 
 By Kaitlyn Campbell    News    July 7, 2021

Definitions Questioned

Over a decade of history converged at the June 8 Saratoga Planning Commission meeting.  Chris Shannon, co-owner of The Yard music venue, attended the meeting to voice his concerns about the definition of resort and the current zoning of The Yard....

 
 By Kaitlyn Campbell    News    June 30, 2021

And the party never ends

The history of a local music venue known as The Yard is long and fraught, and may be gaining a new chapter this summer. The Yard, owned by Chris Shannon and Cindy Bloomquist, is located across from...

 
 By Kaitlyn Campbell    News    June 30, 2021

Resort definition questioned again

The Saratoga Hot Springs Resort (previously known as the Saratoga Resort and Spa) has had a convoluted history with zoning. Additionally, the history of retail business zoning seemingly goes hand in hand with the history of the resort. When the...

 
 By Kaitlyn Campbell    News    June 16, 2021

Deal or no deal

It appears the recreational vehicle (RV) park saga might not be over yet. Over the past year, JaJaCa Properties owners James (Jimmy) Campbell and Jamie Campbell have attempted to construct a new RV...

 

Billing trash talk

The Upper Platte River Solid Waste Disposal District (UPRSWDD) held their first meeting of the year in Riverside on January 6. The meeting began with site reports and talk of grinding instead of burning trash. It was determined that the issues with...

 

Landfill board discusses Childress report

The Upper Platte River Solid Waste Disposal District (UPRSWDD) met on December 2 at the Platte Valley Community Center to discuss ongoing matters involving the landfill. After site reports and discussion of ongoing billing issues, the board met with...

 

Whittling down the list

The Upper Platte River Solid Waste Disposal District (UPRSWDD) met on December 2 at the Platte Valley Community Center in order to discuss ongoing matters involving the landfill. Following the site reports, the board decided to talk and finalize...

 

Billing discussions continue

The Upper Platte River Solid Waste Disposal District (UPRSWDD) met at 7 p.m. on November 4 to hold their regularly scheduled meeting. Following the trend of the previous meeting, the major focus became that of the past due accounts and what should...

 

Landfill Board learns of monies owed

On October 28 the Upper Platte River Solid Waste Disposal District (UPRSWDD) held a special meeting with Saratoga mayor pro-tem Bob Keel to discuss the fund balance previously held by the town. This meeting was originally going to be held after the...

 

Show, don't tell

In creative writing, one of the most common pieces of advice given is to "show not tell". This can be difficult to follow, but the general premise is to use descriptors to build a scene rather than...

 

Speaking remotely

Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, many events around the state were cancelled. On the high school level, many sports seasons were unable to finish and competitors were left without a true ending. This was not the case for speech and debate.   Starting...

 

Honoring their service

The sun was shining down in Encampment on this past Memorial Day as friends and family came together to honor the fallen. Since 1984, VFW Post 1625 has held the Memorial Day Ceremony at the...

 

What makes America great?

The Constitution of the United States makes this nation truly great. Created in order to revise the Articles of Confederation, and ratified in 1788, the Constitution has withstood the test of time. As the oldest surviving national constitution, this...

 

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