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 By Joshua Wood    News    February 26, 2020

Recording objections

In the state of Wyoming, executive sessions are not uncommon when it comes to public meetings of governing bodies. Indeed, the Wyoming State Statute allows city, county, state and local powers to...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    February 26, 2020

Commissioners get MHCC update

More than a week after the catastrophic failure of the heating system at Memorial Hospital of Carbon County (MHCC), CEO Kenneth Harman provided an update to the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (B...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    February 26, 2020

Snow place to go

Despite the predictions of Punxsutawney Phil, it has felt to some that the winter weather that was heralded by storms in October will never come to an end. The Board of Carbon County Commissioners...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    February 26, 2020

Saratoga Museum pursuing tax district

The Saratoga Museum and Historical Society (Saratoga Museum) is beginning to follow through with steps to form a special museum tax district. At the February 10 meeting of the Board of Carbon County...

 

Key to the Town

The Medicine Bow Town Council met at 7 p.m. on February 10 at the Medicine Bow Community Hall. Mayor Sharon Biamon and all council members were in attendance. Before the minutes from the meeting of...

 

Helping Hand Mindset

Growing up I lived in some small towns in Texas but, even then, they were in close proximity to Houston. When my folks moved to the D.C. area, my father had us live in suburbs. My mother liked living...

 

The Key to Medicine Bow

Kenda and Jim Colman first came to Medicine Bow 42 years ago when Jim was hired at Medicine Bow High School. Kenda did not really know much about small town living. When she and Jim married the first...

 

Lady Panthers get bit by Lady Rattlers

The Saratoga Lady Panthers were dealt a home game heartbreaker for their final game of the regular season as they hosted the Little Snake River Valley (LSRV) Lady Rattlers (12-10, 5-3) on February...

 

Tigers tear through three

The Encampment Tigers started their regular season with running clocks and ended it the same way with two of their three games seeing nearly 50-point leads. The three-game weekend will likely serve as...

 

Panthers dispatch Rattlers

The Saratoga Panthers will be entering the 1A West Regional Tournament as the No. 2 seed this year, a vast improvement from the season before where they were denied entry following a loss to the...

 

HEM has had some hard knocks

The Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School basketball teams have had more winning weeks, but both coaches were glad the weather did not cancel games like it has recently. Both teams...

 

Going out with a roar

The 2019/2020 season has been one of learning for the Encampment Lady Tigers. While they have spent the winter in pursuit of a conference win to try and secure a spot in the regional tournament, the...

 

Four Panthers to State

Out of the six Saratoga Panther wrestlers that attended the regional tournament over this past weekend, four will be advancing to the State Championship in Casper. While the Saratoga grapplers have a...

 

Miners dig in for state

A total of nine grapplers from Hanna, Elk Mountain and Medicine Bow (HEM) High School will be attending the State Wrestling Championship this weekend in Casper and will be represented across multiple...

 
 By Dana Davis    News    February 26, 2020

Earth shaking history

The news of an earthquake near Saratoga is nothing new. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, there was a 3.0 magnitude quake February 4, 2020 at approximately 5:36 p.m. The epicenter was at...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    February 26, 2020

BOCCC, Town of Saratoga approve resolutions

The Saratoga Carbon County Impact Joint Powers Board (SCCIJPB) has cleared all initial hurdles in applying for a loan and grant program from the Wyoming Business Council (WBC). As was reported previou...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    February 26, 2020

No body, no crime

“If we just think something has happened and we don’t know more about it, then we’re talking about a significant amount of cost and a significant amount of time to tell people that nothing has...

 

Embarking on another adventure

When Stacy Crimmins first came to work for the Saratoga/Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce 17 years ago, she came in as a part-time administrative assistant to the director. The hours worked well for...

 

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