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Articles from the March 25, 2020 edition

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 By Joshua Wood    News    March 25, 2020

COVID-19 confirmed in Carbon County

In less than a week, Wyoming has seen a rapid increase in the amount of confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as testing continues throughout the state. In that time, Carbon County has added... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    March 25, 2020

Talking 'bout a resolution

Unlike more recent meetings of the Saratoga Town Council, the March 17 meeting of the governing body was under 30 minutes due to concerns over the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Despite...


James Ellis "Jim" Herring

James Ellis (Jim) Herring, 88, passed away March 18, 2020 at the Saratoga Care Center. He was born to Clarence (Breezy) and Stephana Herring on October, 8, 1931 in Saratoga, Wyoming. He was the fourth... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    Business    March 25, 2020

Adapt and overcome

On Thursday afternoon, a joint order from Governor Mark Gordon and State Health Officer Alexia Harrist directed restaurants, bars and other public spaces in Wyoming to close their doors. In the case o...

 By Joshua Wood    Business    March 25, 2020

Keeping the Valley supplied

As the Valley continues to cope with the ongoing uncertainty caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the two grocery stores in Saratoga continue to try and meet the needs of their customers despit...

 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    March 25, 2020

The rapid pace of change

Are you feeling a little overwhelmed at the moment with everything that’s been going on recently? Well, you’re not alone. When I left the office on March 13, I probably should’ve taken the hint...

 By Dana Davis    Opinion    March 25, 2020

Toilet Paper Panic

I have talked about toilet paper more in the past week than I have probably ever before in my life! The COVID-19 virus does not even have symptoms that would require the use of extra toilet paper....


The coronavirus: Pandemic? Overreaction? Government inside job?

By Dr. Dean Bartholomew I personally and professionally have struggled with how to think about the novel 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Let me share with you where I am with COVID-19: It is a...


Mental health in the time of COVID-19

By now, we have all seen the news and heard countless coverage on the COVID-19 situation. However, there is something else that is spreading among us, and that is fear. The amount of emotional and mental energy fear and worry take is quite...


You've got the 'flu' boy

As history repeats itself, I thought this article in the December 12, 1918 issue of the Saratoga Sun is worth passing along. The article reads: "You certainly won't want to contract the flu after read...

 By Mike Armstrong    News    March 25, 2020

What to do if you feel sick

Nobody likes getting a cold or flu at this time of year but, when the weather changes from cold to warm, it happens. Unfortunately, with COVID-19 lurking throughout the country and certain parts of... Full story


Returning home amid crisis

Karen Heath, the town clerk/treasurer of Medicine Bow, was invited by her niece to take a dream vacation to Iceland flying out March 11. "My niece's husband wanted to give her a great birthday...


CCSD2 continues to work for students

Following the recommendation from Governor Mark Gordon and State Superintendent Jillian Balow on March 15 that all schools in Wyoming close their doors until April 3, Carbon County School District...


What a boer

Ryley Alameda is only 12 years old but she is already a partner in Remick Boer Goats, learning the ins and outs of what it really takes to raise an animal for profit. Ryley is a member of the...


Good seeds

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to ride in a pumpkin carriage like Cinderella? Well, three Carbon County 4-H members are one step closer to finding out; they are growing giant pumpkins...


Common Yard Calls

One of my favorite parts of being a University of Wyoming Extension Educator is going on yard calls. Residents from around the county will call the office and ask questions about things that are giving them fits in their landscape: yellow patches in...


Picking the right wildflower

Wildflowers can be a great addition to a landscape. The cottage look is just what many gardeners are seeking. Additionally, when we hear wildflowers, we tend to think about flowers that are easy to grow, require little maintenance, and maybe even...


A WyOasis in Medicine Bow

Imagine: citrus trees growing in Medicine Bow, Wyoming all year round. As unlikely as this might sound, Kani and Lyle Flansburg believe it possible and are taking the steps to make this unlikely...


No recourse, no compensation

For those who are not involved in the world of agriculture, the word "cattle rustling" may invoke images of sepia-toned movies in which black hatted villains abscond with the property of hard working...


Uploading to ICOW

Among the many bills that were introduced during this past legislative session, one that may have caught the eye of ranchers throughout Wyoming was House Bill 0244. This piece of legislation,...

 By Joshua Wood    News    March 25, 2020

Governor Gordon issues third executive order for COVID-19

Less than a week since issuing his first executive order in conjunction with State Health Officer Alexia Harrist, Governor Mark Gordon has issued his third one this evening, March 24. The order takes... Full story


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