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Articles from the April 29, 2020 edition

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 By Joshua Wood    News    April 29, 2020

BOCCC discusses intent of JPB agreement

For the second time this month, the ongoing debate over the Town of Saratoga’s finances spilled from the Saratoga Town Council’s chambers and into those of the Board of Carbon County...

 By Joshua Wood    News    April 29, 2020

Questioning changes

“I think it’s this council’s responsibility to hold the reins on the finances. It’s not the responsibility of our accountant nor, honestly, is it the responsibility of the Town staff.” This...


Oakley Leroy 'Roy' Henderson

Roy Henderson, 76, passed away March 25, 2020 at his home in Elko, Nevada. He was born February 28, 1944 in Saratoga to Don and Mable Henderson. He attended school in Saratoga and then served in the... Full story


Gale Arlin Thompson

Gale Arlin Thompson, 93, passed away April 10, 2020, at his daughter's home in Kuna Idaho. Gale was born April 14, 1926 to Frank and Laurahamah (Estes) Thompson of Mountain View, Missouri. Gale... Full story

 By Staff Report    News    April 29, 2020

Medical center changes locations

The Platte Valley Healthcare Project (PVHP) has accepted a donation from Paul McCarthy of approximately 7.8 acres of land at the intersection of West Bridge Ave and N. 13th Street in Saratoga as the...


Freedom to have a plan

Freedom is a word that Americans take to heart. I was brought up to believe it was an essential right to being a U.S. citizen by my father and worth fighting for. I remember him telling me that... Full story


ICOW supports R-CALF USA

Dear Editor, With the advent of the COVID-19 virus, those unfamiliar with the workings of the beef industry were shocked to learn that Beef Packers were charging large increases for boxed beef and that, at the same time, had dropped the prices they...


A Creative Easter Egg Hunt

As the month of April ends, many activities were canceled throughout Carbon County and the nation due to the concern of COVID-19 and adhering to social distancing directives. Even though Easter servic...


Bees, Birds, Butterflies, Bats, Beetles, and Wind–Oh My

What do all these things have in common? They all help provide pollination, so we have food on our tables. Grocery stores would be rather empty without the hard work of bees, birds, butterflies, bats and other pollinators. Yes, even the wind helps...


Hitting the big 500

At the beginning of the year, Medicine Bow Elementary School second through sixth graders had a goal to read 35 books a student by the end of the school term (See "Getting kids to read" on page 7 of...


I spy second place

A student at Medicine Bow Elementary placed second in the Wyoming State Arbor Day poster contest. Samuel Heward, a 4th grader in Shelly Cooper's class, submitted his poster in the tradition of the...

 By Mike Armstrong    News    April 29, 2020

Medicine Bow talks cash flow

The Medicine Bow Town Council met at 7 p.m. on April 13.This meeting was held digitally on the Zoom platforn. Notification of the meeting was published in four separate places as well as the town’s...


A couple's retreat at the Osprey Nest

A pair of Osprey have made the nesting platform on Pic Pike Road their home. The couple have been seen soaring around the area for several days. Carbon Power and Light took the initiative to give the...

 By Dana Davis    News    April 29, 2020

Animal carcasses disposed outside Saratoga

The weather was beautiful and what should have been a pleasant drive down County Road 385 was marred by a grotesque sight this past weekend. Approximately two miles outside of Saratoga, the remains...


The good Saratoga Samaritan

On Wednesday, around 2:30 p.m., a semi-truck was cut off by a car near the Sinclair exit going eastbound on Interstate 80 and crashed between the highways. The cab looked like a giant had stomped on...


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