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Articles from the February 17, 2021 edition

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 By Joshua Wood    News    February 17, 2021

Commissioners approve transmission line

After nearly two months, Rocky Mountain Power finally received approval for construction of a transmission line between the Shirley Basin Substation in Carbon County and the Windstar Substation in...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    February 17, 2021

Can you please hold?

In recent months, representatives for Union Telephone Company (Union Wireless) have appeared before the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) for approval to extend the height of existing...

 

Filling a void

Joel James, Brierly Associates, gave a presentation on the status of the Abandoned Mines Land (AML) program in Hanna on February 9. He explained the purpose of the program was to mitigate hazards to...

 
 By Staff Report    News    February 17, 2021

Draft NRMP plan released

The Board Carbon County Commissioners, along with a steering committee, has completed a draft Natural Resource Management Plan (NRMP). The County developed this Plan as a tool which allows a local government to have a substantive impact on federal...

 

Dumb idea with bad timing: canceling  newspaper published legal notices

Using both tight budgets and a Covid pandemic as excuses, the dumb idea of limiting printed public notices in Wyoming newspapers has reared its ugly head again in the Legislature in Cheyenne.  Wyoming citizens should be both outraged at this... Full story

 

Public notices must remain accessible

When the Wyoming Legislature reconvenes in March, the perennial battle to keep public notices in Wyoming newspapers will return as well.  On February 4, the Senate Corporation Committee voted 4-1 to advance to the Wyoming Senate legislation that... Full story

 
 By Dana Davis    News    February 17, 2021

Barn raising in Riverside

The Riverside Town Council meeting of February 11, 2021 discussion centered around new resident Peggy Huntley’s questions about building a “barndominium”. According to Huntley, a barndominium...

 
 By Dana Davis    News    February 17, 2021

A grand time coming

The Encampment Town Council meeting on February 11, 2021 began with public guest John Farr who requested permission to use the park and the area behind the Grand Encampment Museum for the Colorado...

 

Making the dream work

There's a lot more that goes into running a successful medical clinic than just having a doctor or nurse who can see patients. What goes on quietly in the background is equally important to the...

 

Medicine Bow tries to control traffic

At the February 8 meeting of the Medicine Bow Town Council, the audience and council members learned from town Marshal Dave Redding that trucks were not observing the 30 miles per hour speed limit...

 

Wolf survives COVID

The Hotel Wolf is hard to miss coming into Saratoga. An L-shaped, two and one-half story, brick and frame building located on lots 11 and 12 of Block 27 of the town, the front of the hotel faces...

 

Lady Panthers scratched by conference foes

It was a difficult weekend for the Saratoga Lady Panthers as they went 0-2 while on the road against two conference rivals. On Friday, Saratoga was hosted by the No. 1 Cokeville Lady Panthers (11-4,...

 

Lady Tigers drop three games

With the regular season drawing to a close, the Encampment Lady Tigers were dealt a trio of losses as they hosted one conference rival and were hosted by two more last week.  On Thursday,...

 

Panthers return to the top

The Saratoga Panthers returned to the top spot in the difficult 1A Southwest Conference this weekend as they dealt losses to the Cokeville Panthers (7-8, 2-3) and the Farson-Eden Pronghorns (11-3,...

 

Almost a secret weapon

When Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) student Charlee Solaas decided to go out for wrestling in her sophomore year, she admits there were challenges. "Back when I first started, I think the...

 

Tigers take two, lose one over weekend

The Encampment Tigers secured two conference wins and were dealt one conference loss this weekend as they hosted the Little Snake River Valley (LSRV) Rattlers (1-11, 0-6) on Thursday and were hosted...

 

Frozen Fore a hole-in-one

The inaugural Carbon County Classic Frozen Fore appeared to be, by all counts, a success for the Saratoga Historical and Cultural Association (Saratoga Museum) on February 13. Despite the overcast sky...

 

Dealing some cold hands

Despite the subzero temperatures in the Valley on Valentine's Day, snowmobilers, snowshoers and cross-country skiers took to the mountains to participate in the annual Upper Valley Search and...

 

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