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Articles from the April 15, 2020 edition

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 By Joshua Wood    News    April 15, 2020

First COVID-19 death in Wyoming

The first death related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Wyoming was confirmed on Monday by the Wyoming Department of Health. The death comes nearly a month after Governor Mark Gordon issued... Full story

 By Dana Davis    News    April 15, 2020

Splish, Splash!

The North Platte River received some unexpected traffic early Thursday, April 9, as a semi-truck and trailer plunged into its frigid waters near Fort Steele. The sight must have been something to... Full story


Melody Ann Huntley

Melody Ann Huntley, resident of Saratoga, Wyoming, passed away on April 4, 2020 in her home at the age of 65 years. She was born on November 30, 1954 in Rawlins, Wyoming. She attended school in Saratoga and graduated from Saratoga High School. On... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    April 15, 2020

Taxation without representation?

“We have people that are not in the town of Saratoga that are receiving benefits from this joint powers board. It’s almost a taxation without representation issue if the Town of Saratoga can take... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    April 15, 2020

Quarantine or shut it down?

As Wyoming continues to try and prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) through the public health orders issued by Governor Mark Gordon, the Board of Carbon County Commissioners... Full story

 By Dana Davis    News    April 15, 2020

Phoning it in

The Town of Riverside implemented a web based video conferencing application, Zoom, for the meeting on April 9, 2020. Limited seating was still available for any members of the public that wished to...


Take it seriously even if you will never know for sure

My last column was about me being sick and waiting for my advised quarantine to be over. It was still early in how hard COVID-19 was hitting the country and there were some folks who were suggesting t... Full story

 By Bill Sniffin    Opinion    April 15, 2020

Thank you to our heroes in the age of COVID-19

Face it, we are living in unusual times. Probably the craziest times of our lives. The COVID-19 coronavirus has turned our personal lives, our towns, our state, our country and our world upside down. Folks that we all took for granted just three...


Local banks invest in their communities

Many small businesses in Carbon County have been impacted by the COVID-19 shutdown. The Coronavirus Aid and Economic Security (CARES) Act was created to help alleviate the damage to these businesses...

 By Joshua Wood    News    April 15, 2020

Definitely not slowing down

Despite the grip that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has on Wyoming, Carbon County is one of the counties with the fewest confirmed cases. As of Monday afternoon, the county had only four confirmed...

 By Staff Report    News    April 15, 2020

National Crime Victims' Rights Week

The Carbon County Sheriff’s Victim/Witness Program recognizes April 19-25, 2020 as National Crime Victims’ Rights Week by raising awareness about crime victims’ issues, promoting victims’ rights and honoring victims of all crimes. The 2020...


Friday Night Lights

This has been a hard time for many in the United States. Not the least have been students, that have seen all of their school activities disappear in the wake of people trying to stay safe from the...


Keeping company with the wolves

The Canadian poet Atticus once wrote "We are never alone, We are all wolves, Howling at the same moon." In recent weeks, that simple piece of poetry has taken on a very literal meaning as the streets... Full story


From Spirits to Sanitizer

The Lodge and Spa at Brush Creek Ranch (Brush Creek) is joining the fight to help Carbon County stay safe by switching their distillery operations from making spirits to making hand sanitizer....


Faith like a rock

While the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has impacted everything from schools to local business, another aspect of life that has been affected is that of church goers. With the Holy Week having begun on...

 By Joshua Wood    Business    April 15, 2020

Making Easter bear-able for those in need

In the weeks since the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused restaurants in the Valley to restructure their business, the area has been witness to multiple acts of kindness. As was reported...

 By Joshua Wood    Business    April 15, 2020

Toss a tip to your 'tender

It's been nearly a month since Governor Mark Gordon issued his first public health order which closed restaurants and bars to dine-in service. Wyoming, however, is not alone as states throughout the n...

 By Joshua Wood    News    April 15, 2020

Saratoga Museum tax district passes first hurdle

The Saratoga Museum and Historical Association (Saratoga Museum) has acquired enough signatures to follow through with their pursuit of a special tax district. As was reported previously (see...


A Bar A to remain closed for summer

The A Bar A, a guest or “dude” ranch in Encampment, Wyoming, has announced that it will cancel its 2020 guest season due to concerns arising from COVID-19. This is the only time the Ranch has closed in 98 years of operation. The A Bar A is a...

 By Joshua Wood    News    April 15, 2020

Just a little over $8,000

The issue of whether or not to pay the full amount of a bill received by the Town of Saratoga from Childress Accounting and Consulting was just one of multiple discussions in the shortened meeting of...

 By Joshua Wood    News    April 15, 2020

Resolutions and pursuit vehicles

While the Saratoga Police Department is hoping to obtain funds from a Mineral Royalties Grant (MRG) through the State Lands and Investments Board (SLIB) for two new vehicles, they will be adding a use...

 By Dana Davis    News    April 15, 2020

Encampment suspends late fees

While the Encampment Town Council meeting on April 9, 2020 was still open to the public, as government business is exempt from the State Health Officer’s order, seating was limited and spaced apart...


CCSD2 Staff Understand the Big Picture

“The Carbon County School District No 2 (CCSD2) decided to use the Saratoga High School stadium to honor all our seniors who were not able to participate in their spring activities this school...


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