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 By Joshua Wood    News    January 15, 2020

County Commissioners select Sun

For the first time since 2016, the Saratoga Sun will serve as the official publication for the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) following a unanimous vote during their January 7 meeting.... Full story

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    January 15, 2020

Changes in the New Year

During the first Saratoga Town Council of the New Year on January 7, Mayor John Zeiger made changes to council representation with the recreation department and commission, and the department of publi...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    January 15, 2020

BOCCC pass New Year resolutions

The Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) passed four resolutions during their first meeting of 2020 on January 7, two of which denied conditional use permit applications submitted by the...

 

Bin there

The High Country Joint Powers Board (HCJPB) met on January 7 at 6 p.m. at the Medicine Bow Community Center to make up for the meeting that was supposed to be held on January 2. Bad weather was the...

 

Taking aim

Platte Valley 4-H is gearing up to start their shooting sports again this year. Starting January 22 from 6-8 p.m., parents will be able to bring their children to the Platte Valley Community Center Multipurpose Room where the children can begin...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    January 15, 2020

Tabled tap approved

During the January 7 meeting of the Saratoga Town Council, the governing body approved a water tap for Saratoga resident Randy Stevens. Following the approval of the tap, however, it seemed that where...

 

An Advocate for Carbon County Tourism

The holidays have just finished and, with them, have come in messages from friends all over the world. There were a few from friends overseas that wonder when I am going to come back. It is a fair... Full story

 

Fun and safety on the ice

For the 4th year in a row, the non-profit group Mother Mountain Anglers (MMA) held their annual Kids' Ice Fishing Clinic on January 11. With a cloudy sky Saturday morning, a departure from previous...

 

Panther grapplers show well

By Mike Armstrong Head Coach Jared Mason was pleased with the Panther wrestling team at their meet on Friday and Saturday. “Overall the Panthers wrestled well at the Zach Parish Memorial dual...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Sports    January 15, 2020

Lady Tigers dealt conference loss

The Encampment Lady Tigers got their first taste of conference play last week as they were hosted by the Saratoga Lady Panthers on January 9. Despite keeping close with Saratoga for most of the game,...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Sports    January 15, 2020

Stay strong all the time

The Saratoga Lady Panthers appear to be off to a good start as they put their first conference win under their belt on Thursday night. Hosting their Valley rivals, the Encampment Lady Tigers,...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Sports    January 15, 2020

Playing with emotion

The beginning of conference play for the Encampment Tigers began in the Valley, as they were hosted by the Saratoga Panthers for their first home game of the season. While Saratoga attempted to...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Sports    January 15, 2020

Panthers have 'no regrets'

The Panther Den was the place to be on Thursday night as the Saratoga Panthers hosted the Encampment Tigers for their home opener of the season. Saratoga and Encampment both went into the game with...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Sports    January 15, 2020

Talk jocks take 2nd in Casper

The Saratoga Talk Jocks returned to speaking and debating over the weekend as they competed in the Kelly Walsh Speech Tournament on January 10 and 11 in Casper. Following the winter break, all four...

 

Miners progressing

The Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School wrestling team went to two events last week where the team tested itself against many teams. The first event was on January 9 at the North Park...

 

A shot in the arm

"I just remember showing up at the chamber office about three in the morning, looking down the highway and seeing all these headlights coming and I realized it was going to work. Until then, no one... Full story

 
 By Dana Davis    News    January 15, 2020

Riverside talks Green Mountain

The Riverside Town Council meeting January 9, in large part, was an update from guests Sid Fox, Carbon County Planning Director, and Sue Jones, Carbon County Commissioner, regarding Brush Creek...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    January 15, 2020

Encampment appeals to UPRSWDD

Over the past several months, a large part of discussion at meetings of the Upper Platte River Solid Waste Disposal District (UPRSWDD) has centered around consolidated billing. The discussion began...

 

Hanna Recreation Center reopens

When Vivian Gonzales came into the Hanna Recreation Center on December 17, the place was flooded. Pipes had burst in the kitchen area and water made its way, almost, to the aerobic room. The director...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    January 15, 2020

Evolving emergency management

Carbon County appears to be facing a two-fold dilemma that has transpired over the past few years. While the number of emergency calls has increased, the number of volunteers to respond to those calls...

 
 By Dana Davis    News    January 15, 2020

Encampment Hires LEO

A special executive session was held before the Encampment Town Council meeting on January 9 where the Council interviewed an applicant for the vacant police officer position. Encampment has been...

 

Winners of the VSO Christmas Light Competition

Every year the Valley Service Organization holds a friendly competition to see who has the best display of Christmas lights. The competition is open to all residents within Saratoga town limits. The...

 

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