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Articles from the April 22, 2020 edition

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 By Joshua Wood    News    April 22, 2020

Carbon County cases recovered

Editor’s Note: Just before going to press, Wyoming added four confirmed deaths to the state’s official count. Please visit for more information. Just two days after Wyoming... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    April 22, 2020

Bearing down on the budget

With a little more than two months until the end of the current fiscal year, the Saratoga Town Council held their first budget workshop for Fiscal Year 2020/2021. The workshop was in stark contrast...


Louise Hope 'Buckendorf' Brooks

Louise Hope 'Buckendorf' Brooks was born on August 2, 1924 in Buckeye, Colorado to George and Billie (Griffen) Buckendorf. Louise passed March 2, 2020 at her home in Elk Mountain, Wyoming. Hope... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    April 22, 2020

Looking at liquor licenses

At the Saratoga Town Council’s first budget workshop for the 2020/2021 fiscal year, Councilmember Steve Wilcoxson prefaced the budget discussion by asking for the governing body to consider...


Graduating seniors urged to apply for VSO's YCA Award

Carbon County School District 2 graduating seniors may now apply for the $500 Youth Citizenship Award offered by the Valley Service Organization (VSO). Applications may be obtained by emailing: [email protected] If the student does not have...

 By Joshua Wood    Business    April 22, 2020

U.S. Chamber Foundation announces small business recovery grant

As businesses throughout the country are struggling in the wake of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), funding opportunities have appeared on local, state and national levels. In Carbon County, the...


It takes a nurse

The nurses of Carbon County School District No 2 (CCSD2) may not be seeing students on a day to day basis, but the kids are not forgotten. “We want all the kids to know that we miss them...

 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    April 22, 2020

Not writing 'King Lear'? Cut yourself some slack

Have you been making constructive use of your time at home? Did you learn a new language, teach yourself how to make the perfect omelette or figure out how to play the 12-string guitar? Did you know... Full story


Share your story

Dear Editor, Now, when we are stuck at home, is the time—the perfect time—to reflect and think about your and your family’s history. There are valuable stories and pictures just waiting for you. You think there is not anything interesting to...


Expanding the family history book

Dear Editor, One of my favorite books in the Saratoga Museum is “Saratoga and Encampment Wyoming: An album of Family History.” Residents, tourists and researchers use this reference to the Platte Valley to explore and learn about their families....


Becoming a part of history

Do you want to make history? You already are!  The Wyoming State Archives and State Museum, the University of Wyoming American Heritage Center (AHC), and Wyoming State Historical Society are working together to encourage you to consider how you...

 By Staff Report    News    April 22, 2020

WSGA calls for DOJ Investigation

This week, the Wyoming Stock Growers Association (WSGA) joined with 22 other state cattle associations across America in sending a letter to U. S. Attorney General William Barr expressing “the need for the Department of Justice (DOJ) to work with...

 By Dana Davis    News    April 22, 2020

Impact payments on the way

The US Government has started issuing Economic Impact Payments to help people with the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible taxpayers who filed tax returns for either 2019 or 2018 will...

 By Mike Armstrong    News    April 22, 2020

Feeling effects of COVID-19

The Carbon County Visitors Council (CCVC) met by teleconference at 10 a.m. on April 15 for their monthly meeting. The meeting had been scheduled to be held in Hanna but, due to social distancing, the...


When the going gets tough

The closure of schools in the different communities has not been easy for parents, students and staff of schools. But during these tough times, there are those who see good come out of this difficult...


Back to school?

Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2) has completed two weeks of working with its Adapted Learning Plan following the extension of a public health order issued by Governor Mark Gordon that...

 By Joshua Wood    News    April 22, 2020

Water and sewer board start digging

During their regularly scheduled April 8 meeting, the Saratoga-Carbon County Impact Joint Powers Board (SCCIJPB) discussed financials and agreements as it related to ongoing developments with the...

 By Joshua Wood    News    April 22, 2020

SVFD, Police Department make vehicle requests

During the first budget workshop for the Town of Saratoga on April 17, the Saratoga Town Council discussed needs for both the Saratoga Volunteer Fire Department (SVFD) and the Saratoga Police...


Working with the wind safely

Companies bringing in workers to build the different projects in Carbon County are aware of the concern residents might have with the influx of people coming from all over the United States. "Rocky...


School district left with a 'lot' of questions

by Joshua Wood The Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2) Board of Trustees is facing a dilemma of land ownership after receiving information that the current lessee of property in Medicine Bow...


Going digital for Earth Day

Staff Report Each year in April, the Saratoga-Encampment-Rawlins (SER) Conservation District promotes two conservation events, Earth Day, which is April 22, and Arbor Day, which is April 24. Earth Day was founded in 1970 as a day of education about...

 By Staff Report    News    April 22, 2020

Four Deaths Added to Wyoming's Coronavirus-Related Count

*UPDATE* Governor Mark Gordon has provided a statement on the death of four Fremont County residents who were members of the Northern Arapaho tribe. "I want to extend my condolences to the Northern Arapaho Tribe and to the families of the four... Full story


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