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Articles from the May 12, 2021 edition

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 By Joshua Wood    News    May 12, 2021

Working towards Tyler Pickett Park

For more than a decade, Tyler Pickett Memorial Park has been a “someday” project for the Town of Saratoga. Despite assurances over the years that the project was nearly shovel ready, it has...

 By Joshua Wood    News    May 12, 2021

Know your boundaries

As the 2022 election cycle seems to be heating up early, election precincts and municipal boundaries were a point of discussion during the May 4 meeting of the Board of Carbon County Commissioners....


Lummis visits Valley

The Valley hosted U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis (R - Wyoming) on Thursday as the junior senator toured restoration projects on the North Platte and Encampment Rivers and later spoke at the...

 By Staff Report    Business    May 12, 2021

Brick buy brick

A commemorative paving brick can be a meaningful way to provide a lasting legacy, honor a special person or occasion, or even do a little discrete advertising in support of a popular healthcare initiative. Counter displays are now up at several...

 By Joshua Wood    News    May 12, 2021

Saratoga treasurer resigns

Nearly two months after appointing a new town clerk, the Town of Saratoga will begin the search for a new town treasurer. The resignation of the current treasurer, Sammy Flohr, was announced by Mayor...

 By Mike Armstrong    News    May 12, 2021

Zoned out in MedBow

Council President Lucinda Schofield called the Medicine Bow Town Council to order on April 12 at the Medicine Bow Community Hall. Those present were Schofield and Councilmembers Cindy Chace, Sharon...

 By Mike Armstrong    Opinion    May 12, 2021

Funny how we change

Columns sometimes come easy and sometimes they are a struggle. So I was pleased to be about three quarters into a column on “Spring” that was coming out pretty well a few weeks back. Then I got... Full story

 By Bill Sniffin    Opinion    May 12, 2021

Today's grads face both head wind and a tail wind

Today’s grads face one of the most uncertain times in history.  I call it a merging of two seemingly mutually-exclusive ideas – they have a tail wind behind them PLUS a head wind facing them.  The tail wind is the fact that there just are not...


More wind energy talk

Dear Editor, Our county is 20 years late to address some basic issues affecting quality of life for our citizens and visitors alike. We are about to get run-over by the big Green New Deal Electric Microbus. The lemmings following politically correct...

 By Joshua Wood    News    May 12, 2021

Fire season starting early

Though Carbon County has received some much needed moisture in the past few days, fire departments throughout the county have been dealing with an increasing number of wildland fires due to a...

 By Joshua Wood    News    May 12, 2021

Increasing police presence?

The combination of visitors to the Valley and contractors for the ongoing wind energy projects in northeastern Carbon County is, apparently, leading to extra work for the Saratoga Police Department...


Special rifle takes aim at raising funds

The World War I monument in Hanna is close to being repaired entirely and should be ready for its unveiling on July 4. The monument was originally dedicated on July 4, 1920. The Hanna Basin citizens...

 By Mike Armstrong    Sports    May 12, 2021

Hanna heads to Thermopolis

“The weather was great,” Hanna. Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School head track coach Jackie Jones said. “It was nice that in the 80 degree weather that we had a little cloud cover and...

 By Joshua Wood    Sports    May 12, 2021

Tigers take to Torrington

Encampment's track and field athletes finished out their regular season with a trip to Torrington on Friday to compete in the Wiseman Invite, giving them a confidence boost before the 1A West...


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