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Articles from the May 19, 2021 edition

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 By Joshua Wood    News    May 19, 2021

Making some noise

Less than a year since the failed first reading of an ordinance that would amend Chapter 5.30 of the Saratoga Municipal Code, the discussion of specially permitted events and outdoor music appears to...

 By Staff Report    News    May 19, 2021

Camping closure issued

As spring run-off begins and the snow turns to rain, potential hazards from the Mullen Fire are beginning to impact potential early season recreationists. On May 12, the United States Forest Service...

 By Joshua Wood    News    May 19, 2021

Searching for housing

As houses seemingly fly off the market and rentals are non-existent in the Platte Valley, the topic of affordable housing appears to be ever more prevalent. During the May 11 meeting of the Saratoga...

 By Staff Report    News    May 19, 2021

Gordon ends pandemic programs

On May 11, Governor Mark Gordon announced Wyoming would end its participation in federal supplemental unemployment benefits. The reason for the decision, according to the announcement, was to address workforce shortages being felt throughout the...

 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    May 19, 2021

Interviewing the next generation

I recently had the privilege of volunteering as a judge for the Platte Valley Legacy Foundation. On May 6, the morning of the Platte Valley Expo, I joined other community members in the business wing...


Pickett Park must be built

This summer will mark 13 years since Staff Sergeant Tyler Pickett lost his life to a suicide bomber in Iraq. Since then, the promise of a memorial park for the Saratoga High School graduate has gone unfulfilled.  Hopefully, that will be changing soo... Full story

 By Mike Armstrong    News    May 19, 2021

Water and grout in Hanna

The Hanna Town Council meeting started early at 6:20 p.m. on May 11 at the Hanna Town Hall to allow the public to discuss the renewal of liquor licenses. There was no input from the anyone seated in t...

 By Mike Armstrong    News    May 19, 2021

Volunteering to outfit volunteers

The Hanna fire department is volunteer, the same as many small towns in Wyoming. Finding people to commit to the time and training needed to be a volunteer isn't easy and, when a town fire department...

 By Joshua Wood    Sports    May 19, 2021

Jumping into regionals

With the regular season at an end, the Encampment track and field athletes ran up to Shoshoni to compete in the 1A West Regional Meet. While there, Head Coach Kegan Willford had a handful of his stude...

 By Joshua Wood    Sports    May 19, 2021

Taking firsts and breaking records

Saratoga's track and field athletes took to Shoshoni over the weekend as they competed in the 1A West Regional Meet. While there, Head Coach Rex Hohnholt's student athletes placed well with several...

 By Mike Armstrong    Sports    May 19, 2021

HEM digs in for State

“We ended up doing really well,” Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) coach Jackie Jones said. “The team has 10 kids going to state. On the girls side we had six regional champs. Taylar...


An old fashioned waterstop

The Cul de Sac Cowboys kicked off the Waterstop Jamboree in Medicine Bow on Friday. The band that features Ryan Martin, a International Western Music Association first place award winner as...


Mr. Soto day returns

On Thursday another annual event that was canceled last year due to COVID-19 was held at the Elk Mountain Town Park. Dario Soto, the physical education teacher at Elk Mountain Elementary and Medicine...


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