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 By H.B. Lawson    News    May 13, 2015

Nursing Home in limbo

Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) Director Tom Forslund, held a last-minute press conference on Friday where he announced that at the direction of Gov. Matt Mead, his department was taking over... Full story

 

Fire department working to improve services

Brad Cary told the Saratoga Town Council May 5 that the Hughes fire in April drove home the potential of conflagration areas in the town of Saratoga by the Saratoga Volunteer Department. The fire department wants to spend a lot more time preplanning...

 
 By Sarah Hutchins    News    May 13, 2015

Larsen retires, Waldner steps in at CP&L

On May 15, Charles (Chuck) Larsen, General Manager of Carbon County Power & Light (CP&L), will officially retire from his position and Russell Waldner, Director of Engineering of CP&L, will fill the...

 
 By Staff Report    News    May 13, 2015

Alternative Development Underway for Travel Management Project

The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) had begun to develop alternative actions for the West Side Snowy Range Travel Management Project; which is the next step in the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process. Alternatives will be derived from the...

 

Motel Hell

Spring inevitably brings Road Trip season. Road Trip season is that time of year when you no longer dread skating down the road through blizzard conditions and it finally becomes nice enough to hop in the car and actually enjoy driving. Sunglasses...

 

OSHA and chainsaw permits

Editor, I was privileged to attend Mrs. Melanie Fullman’s forest service 4:30 meeting yesterday along with Mr. Larry Olsen, Jim O’Reilly and two esteemed carbon county commissioners. Although somewhat of a curmudgeon, I was not asked to leave...

 
 By Staff Report    News    May 13, 2015

ACA funds for heath center

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced today approximately $704,167 in Affordable Care Act funding to a new health center site in Wyoming for the delivery of comprehensive primary health care services to the communities that...

 
 By Staff Report    News    May 13, 2015

Saratoga student selected for HSI

A Saratoga student was selected to participate in the annual High School Institute (HSI) at the University of Wyoming. Max Schneider, sophomore at Saratoga High School, was chosen among 84 students across Wyoming State to participate. Since 1985,...

 
 By Staff Report    News    May 13, 2015

Five local youth earn Congressional Award

On May 3, 2015, twenty-five young citizens were recognized by the congressional delegation for earning Bronze, Silver and Gold Congressional Awards. Senator John Barrasso, Secretary of State Edward F. Murray III, and State Superintendent of Public...

 
 By H.B. Lawson    News    May 13, 2015

Kaiser Foundation announces recipients

The Kaiser Foundation announced it has awarded fifteen $3,000 scholarships to outstanding graduating seniors of Wyoming high schools. These scholarships may be renewed for an additional four years...

 
 By Staff Report    News    May 13, 2015

Final EIS published on TWE Project

The Final EIS for the Trans-West Express Transmission Project (TWE Project) is available for public review. The EIS was published on the Federal Register on May 1, 2015, initiating a 30-day public availability and protest period associated with the...

 
 By Sarah Hutchins    News    May 13, 2015

Bird watching with BLM

In celebration of International Migratory Bird Day, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rawlins Field Office held a free Bird Song Identification Class last Thursday and a bird walk at Saratoga Lake...

 
 By Staff Report    News    May 13, 2015

Encampment/Riverside book group meets

The Encampment/Riverside group will meet at 7-9 p.m. on May 21 at the Encampment/Riverside Library to discuss The Eagle Catcher by Margaret Coel. The Carbon County Library System’s book discussion groups are open to any adult who would like to...

 
 By Staff Report    News    May 13, 2015

Essential Oils: 101

If interested in learning about naturally safe, purely effective essential oils, then join Kathryn Harrison and April Martinez, Independent Wellness Advocates for doTERRA at 2-3 p.m. on May 14th at the Encampment Library. They are offering a free...

 
 By Staff Report    News    May 13, 2015

Deadline for license application approaches

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department announces a reminder for nonresidents to submit their applications for limited quota deer, and antelope licenses by June 1. Applications for limited quota elk for residents is also June 1. The nonresident...

 
 By Staff Report    News    May 13, 2015

Women's, Men's Golf to meet

Ladies are invited to meet to golf nine holes at the Saratoga Golf Course every Thursday morning at 9 a.m., according to Nancy Facciani. Whoever shows up can play, Facciani said. At the present time no handicaps will be determined or used. The play...

 

Panthers track in Thermopolis

The Saratoga Panthers track teams headed to Thermopolis last Friday to compete in the Bobcat Invitational. Notable results were Andrew Oiler’s third place finish and score of 6 points in the boy’s pole vault with a distance of 12 feet. The...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    May 13, 2015

Encampment Girls Sports Awards

Other awards given were to Cassidy Little and McKenzie Powell for 2nd team All Conference. For 1st team All Conference, awards were given to Alyssa Barkhurst and Sierra Loftice. Alyssa Barkhurst was...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    May 13, 2015

Encampment Girls Sports Awards

For Girls High School Basketball Awards, Letters and Certificates were awarded to Ashylynn Johnson, Cheyanne Jordan, Bailey Miller, McKenzie Powell and Konnar Knotwell. Most Valuable Player (MVP) was awarded to Alyssa Barkhurst, who maintained a 52...

 
 By Sue Howe    News    May 13, 2015

Sympathy for nursing home residents, staff

I want to start out by saying my heart goes out to everyone involved with the nursing home. It is so hard to see people displaced and people losing their jobs. I have nothing but admiration for everyone who works there. It takes a special kind of per...

 

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