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 By Staff Report    News    September 19, 2018 

Ryan fire crosses into Carbon County

Valley residents were witness to a huge pillar of smoke rising from beyond Battle Pass on Sunday as the newly begun Ryan Fire grew to consume 1,832 acres. The fire, which was reported late Saturday night, began in Jackson County, Colo. in the...

 
 By Staff Report    News    September 19, 2018 

VSO elects 2018-19 officers

Merlynn Hoopes was elected president of the Valley Service Organization (VSO) at the organizations first meeting of the 2018-19 club year Thursday, Sept. 13 held in the back room of the Hotel Wolf. Other officers elected were Kassey Westring,vice...

 

Crash names released

A fatal crash between a local resident and a couple from Alabama occurred in the early evening of Sept. 4 near the intersection of Wyoming Highways 130 and 230. On Sept. 6, the Wyoming Highway Patrol issued a news release detailing their narrative of...

 
 By Staff Report    News    August 29, 2018

Tractors, toys, talent and twirling

What could be more enjoyable than a day of fun for the entire family? The Copper Days Festival in Encampment, Wyo. has been entertaining tractor enthusiasts since 1994. Beginning at 11 a.m. on both Saturday, Sept. 8 and Sunday, Sept. 9, the whole...

 
 By Staff Report    News    August 29, 2018

Saratoga searches for new museum director

In a recent press release, the Saratoga Museum Board announced it would be closing the museum for the season on Sept. 2 due to the “sudden and unexpected resignation of Saratoga Museum Director Mikayla Larrow.” The museum board cited both...

 

Keeping data safe

Doing business in the 21st century means thinking about the possibility of data breaches. Technology has become so prevalent in our everyday life, we don’t often think about what could happen if we lost all that information. When starting a small b...

 

CCSD No.2 free lunches

Carbon County School District No. 2 (Elk Mountain, Encampment, Hanna, Medicine Bow and Saratoga schools) has announced its policy for free and reduced price meals for children unable to pay the full price of meals served under the National School Lun...

 
 By Staff Report    News    August 22, 2018

Snowy Range fire restrictions lifted

Fire restrictions have been rescinded on National Forest System lands within the Snowy Range, Medicine Bow National Forest, located in Albany and Carbon Counties. Stage 1 restrictions remain in place for National Forest System lands within the...

 
 By Staff Report    News    August 15, 2018

Forest road closures

Forest Road 830 (Deep Jack Road), and Forest Road 443 (Jerry Accord Road) in the Sierra Madre Range, Medicine Bow National Forest, will be temporarily closed for public safety during roadside hazard tree removal work this fall. The work on the 830...

 

Breweries vie for state title

The official State of Wyoming Microbrew Competition will be held Aug. 18 in Saratoga. Microbreweries based in Wyoming are slated to compete for the coveted Steinley Cup at the 23rd annual...

 

Walter Hagan - Carbon County Sheriff Candidate (Republican)

Walter Hagan worked for the Carbon County Sheriff’s Department from 2005 to 2015 before he retired from law enforcement. Following the retirement of Sheriff Jerry Colson and the appointment of Archie Roybal to the position, Hagan felt he needed to... Full story

 

Thomas "Thom" Gamblin - Carbon County Sheriff Candidate (Republican)

Thomas "Thom" Gamblin is currently employed by the Rawlins Police Department (RPD) and has been for the past 13 years, but decided to run for Carbon County Sheriff this year. "I decided to run for... Full story

 

Library to feature bird photo program

Friends of the Saratoga Library announced a local couple will be presenting a program highlighting their birding experiences at 7 p.m. on Thursday Aug. 16 in the Saratoga Branch Library. The public is invited to attend this entertaining and...

 
 By Staff Report    News    August 8, 2018

'Bear attack' planned

Carbon County Emergency Coordinator John Zeiger would like to inform the public that there will be an emergency exercise near the Turpin Reservoir on Sunday, August 12. The exercise will be in response to a staged predator attack. In this case the...

 
 By Staff Report    News    August 1, 2018

Meadows mayhem

On July 30, the Carbon County Sheriff’s Office received a call at approximately 12:30 p.m. The call, according to the press release received from the sheriff’s office, reported “shots being fired and rounds hitting multiple residences” locate...

 
 By Staff Report    Politics    July 25, 2018

County candidates tonight

Candidates for county offices in the 2018 elections are scheduled to present their views tonight at the second and last Valley Service Organization (VSO) forum before the Aug. 21 primary election. The forum will get underway at 6 p.m. in the Great...

 
 By Staff Report    News    July 25, 2018

Police to implement child safety program

The Saratoga Police Department is asking for the help of local businesses as well as industrial and professional leaders in implementing their child safety prevention education program for both children and adults in the community. In a letter from...

 
 By Staff Report    Politics    July 18, 2018

VSO hosts forum

A good turnout of Town of Saratoga and Wyoming State Legislative candidates is expected for the first of two 2018 election forums sponsored by the Valley Service Organization (VSO). The forum is scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday (July 23) in the great hall...

 
 By Staff Report    Politics    July 11, 2018

Candidates talks set

The Valley Service Organization (VSO) has scheduled two candidate forums in Saratoga prior to the Aug. 21 primary election. The forums are scheduled as follows: July 23 –Town of Saratoga and legislative candidates. July 25 – County commission,...

 

The stuff of life

Staff Report Ah, summer! It’s finally here with vacations, floating, camping and barbecues. But it’s not fun if someone you love is in the hospital and there is no blood on the shelf. Here, in the southern part of Wyoming, it takes 500 people a w...

 
 By Staff Report    News    July 11, 2018

Fort Steele features towns

A walking tour was presented at Fort Fred Steele as part of the site's "150 Summers Celebration." The self-guided tour titled "Towns and Ghost Towns" presented, by sign, interesting tidbits about...

 
 By Staff Report    Politics    July 11, 2018

PBS to air gubernatorial debates

Republican candidates running for the office of Wyoming Governor will be participating in a series of public debates Thursday, July 12, 2018 in the auditorium of the Wyoming National Guard Joint Forces Readiness Center in Cheyenne. There will be two...

 
 By Staff Report    News    July 11, 2018

Fire ban in effect

The Sierra Madre Range and Snowy Range within the Medicine Bow National Forest have both entered Stage 1 fire restrictions effective July 5 according to a press release from the United States Forest Service (USFS). The USFS coordinated with both...

 

Singles Eating Together

A new ministry for single adults has blossomed at St. Barnabas’ Episcopal Church. Singles Eating Together is a monthly time for adult singles­—of any faith—to gather and share a meal and conversation. The next Singles Eating Together...

 

Independence Weekend Schedule

Saratoga Friday, June 29 6-8pm: Live Music at Lollypops Saturday, June 30 10am-1pm: Battle of the Badges @ SMHS Football Field 10am-5pm: Platte Valley Arts Festival @ PVCC 10am-3pm: Auto Show @ West Bridge Street, downtown Noon-6pm: Bouncy House and... Full story

 

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