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 By Max Miller    News    June 15, 2016

Closing the book on libraries

If budget cuts of 60 to 74 percent are approved, most branches in the Carbon County Library system will be shuttered by July 1. Hours and services at the remaining branches would be slashed under... Full story

 By FW Broschart    News    June 15, 2016

Woodchoppers back in swing this weekend

The annual Woodchopper's Jamboree and Rodeo will be held in Encampment and Riverside, with local historians Dick Perue and Nancy Anderson as Grand Marshals of the event. This year's Jamboree will be h... Full story


Mary Margaret Walker-Meyer-Kelly

Mary Margaret was born Sept. 25, 1944 in Cheyenne, Wyo. Her parents, W. Dillard "Pic" and Frances E. Walker were pioneer Wyoming aviators. When "MM" was just five, the family moved from Cheyenne to Sa... Full story

 By Max Miller    News    June 15, 2016

Summer business

With one eye warily on the “sensitivity of funding at the state level,” Saratoga Mayor Ed Glode said it would be unwise to allow a loan and grant package to go unused. The loan and grant, to make... Full story


Hidden treasure in Encampment

This year, the Grand Encampment Opera Company will present "The Treasure of Shiver River or It's Hard to Drive Cattle When Their Horns are Frozen," by Flip Kobler and Cindy Marcus. The melodrama has a... Full story


Hall of Fame additions

Four men have been added to the Encampment-Riverside Lions Club Hall of Fame for 2016: John Priquet, Otto Wirz, Jay Talbott and Marvin Brandt. Each have been recognized for their contributions to... Full story

 By Max Miller    Opinion    June 15, 2016

Treachery and beauty

As the dirt road got closer and closer to the ocean, I started itching to get sand back beneath my feet, and presently an opportunity presented itself. Fearful of a trespassing charge, I passed up a... Full story


Talent level deserves audience

Pat and I attended the Michael Martin Murphy concert last night. It was outstanding and was another example of the quality of entertainment that regularly graces the stage at the PVCC. We were once again, however, disappointed by the number of empty... Full story

 By Madeline Weiss    News    June 15, 2016

Passage granted

Two Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) projects have received funding from the Wyoming Wildlife and Natural Resources Trust (WWNRT). The Big Creek Fish Passage project, which will not begin... Full story

 By Max Miller    News    June 15, 2016

Eighth graders get campy

Students in New York City may take a field trip to the Empire State Building. For kids in San Antonio, Tex., it's the Alamo. Here in the Good Times Valley, students get to take advantage of Grand... Full story

 By FW Broschart    News    June 15, 2016

An unhappy tale

Wednesday’s meeting of the Saratoga Water and Sewer Joint Powers Board (sewer board) saw board members stepping out from behind the council table to address their fellow board members as concerned citizens. Russell Waldner was one of the board... Full story

 By FW Broschart    News    June 15, 2016

Riverside council in the books

Riverside Town Council passed its budget on Thursday, discussed impediments to the Chokecherry/Sierra Madre wind farm and committed $500 to the Encampment-Riverside Branch of the Carbon County Library to help offset massive cuts in library funding. T... Full story

 By FW Broschart    News    June 15, 2016

Checking out their options

The Encampment Town Council devoted nearly half its 34-minute meeting to the plight of the Encampment Branch Library and agreed to help fund the branch in the face of budget cuts at the county level. Facing a 30 percent budget cut this year, the... Full story

 By Max Miller    News    June 15, 2016

Repairs under way

Poorly timed spring storms, soft subgrade soil and complications on another project have made for slow progress on taxiway rehabilitation underway at Shively Field this spring. If all goes according... Full story

 By Staff Report    News    June 15, 2016

A battle to open HWY 70

Wyoming HWY 70, or Battle Pass, is now open. Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) reopened Battle Pass on Thursday morning after snow removal, according to a press release. “We encountered more snow this year than we anticipated,” said... Full story

 By Staff Report    News    June 15, 2016

Powwow turns four

The Carbon County Museum invites everyone to experience Native American culture through song and dance at the fourth annual High Plains Powwow. This free event will be held Saturday, Sept. 10 at the Carbon County Fairgrounds in Rawlins. Registration... Full story


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