Articles from the June 16, 2022 edition

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  • What's next for Saratoga Lake?

    Ezra Boileau|Jun 16, 2022

    From this fall to next spring, anglers will find Saratoga Lake devoid of any fish due to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s (WGFD) decision to use Rotenone to eradicate illegally introduced yellow perch. On June 9, WGFD held a public meeting at the Platte Valley Community Center (PVCC) regarding their decision. While some anglers may enjoy fishing and eating yellow perch, WGFD is wary of the potential ecological impacts the perch may pose to the lake. Introduced into Saratoga Lake i...

  • Abels' contract renewed

    Joshua Wood|Jun 16, 2022

    Dr. Duane Abels will continue to serve as the Carbon County Health Officer following a unanimous vote from the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) on June 7. The renewal of Abels’ contract with Carbon County comes just one year after he was selected to replace Dr. Marvin Wayne Couch II, who served as county health officer for two years. The reappointment of Abels came with no discussion from any of the five commissioners nor with any of the polarizing politics which seemed to center a...

  • Bakken Visits Encampment

    Mike Armstrong|Jun 16, 2022

    The Encampment Town Council met at 7 p.m. on June 9 at the Encampment Town Hall. Mayor Greg Salisbury was in attendance as were council members, Shannon Fagan Craig, Bill Craig and Gary Stull. Doreen Harvey, town clerk/treasurer, went over the financials with the council and quickly the bills were ratified. The first public guest was Yvonne Johnson of the Carbon County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) to give an update. “The document I gave you is an overview of what we have been d...

  • CCEDC visits Riverside

    Mike Armstrong|Jun 16, 2022

    The Riverside Town Council met at 6 p.m. on June 9 at the Riverside Town Hall. The first thing on the agenda was the public hearing of the liquor licenses for the Bear Bones LLC aka the Bear Trap and the Mangy Moose. Mayor Leroy Stephenson asked the audience if there were any issues and there were none. The council members in attendance were Fred Lorenz and Marl Helwick. Ed Golden was not in attendance. After the public meeting was closed, the council voted for both venues to receive licenses....

  • Commissioners trademark seal

    Joshua Wood|Jun 16, 2022

    The now recognizable Carbon County seal-created by artist Bobbie Herman-will soon be trademarked by the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) for use on paper and stationary. While there was much discussion over the ins-and-outs of trademarks during the June 7 meeting of the BOCCC, the commissioners approved a motion to apply for a trademark of the seal. Commissioner Travis Moore and Carbon County Attorney Ashley Mayfield-Davis provided insight into the trademark process during the...

  • Howdy Folks!

    Ezra Boileau|Jun 16, 2022

    My name is Ezra Boileau, and I am a summer intern with the Saratoga Sun. While the newness of this position makes me nothing short of green, I am excited for the opportunity to meet people and gain journalism experience under the guidance of Josh Wood. I hail from the rolling green hills of central Kentucky, just south of Lexington. Growing up there was a unique thing, as it was an odd mixture of urban, suburban and rural horse pasture, all within a twenty minute drive of my front door. I had never felt like a Kentuckian, even though it’s w...

  • Farewell, Freddie

    Joshua Wood|Jun 16, 2022

    Last week, Saratoga lost yet another person who was a long-time fixture of the area. In my experience, there were very few people who didn’t know Fred “Freddie” Williams. It was never difficult to spot him as he made his way around town, with a cup of coffee in one hand. He was, in a way, the one-man welcoming committee of Saratoga. I think you could truly feel you were welcomed to town if you crossed paths with him. My first experience with Freddie was way back in 1999. My parents had just...

  • Yummm Simple Bread

    Micky Jones|Jun 16, 2022

    If you are anything like me you always have some frozen bread rolls hidden away in the freezer. They are simple to make and add a delicious side to many meals. Rolls aren't the the only thing you can create however. If you are short on time this recipe will save the day in a pinch and wow your guests or party goers. The topping for this bread might look intimidating however it's the simplestest and funnest part. You can choose many different flavors to top it. For this loaf in particular I was...

  • Cowboy Tough at Bank of Commerce

    Mike Armstrong|Jun 16, 2022

    When Carbon County residents go to the Bank of Commerce (BOC) to do business, they will now be greated by a large bronze statue of a cowboy breaking in a horse. The statue, "Cowboy Tough", was created by Chris Navarro and is a work of art BOC President and CEO Copper France had been looking for a period of time. When people saw it, he wanted them to think of Carbon County and Wyoming. BOC Marketing Director Nicole Murry said the bank is strong about helping the Carbon County community where it...

  • For Marty, From C.J. Box

    Dick Perue|Jun 16, 2022

    Saturday afternoon C. J. Box autographed his latest book-Shadows Reel-"Rest in Peace" to undoubtedly his biggest fan, Marty Perue, who passed away just two days after she had finished reading her favorite Joe Pickett novel. This past winter Marty had "RE-READ" all twenty-two Joe Pickett novels and was eager to read C. J.'s latest book. Her husband, Dick Perue, picked up "SHADOWS REEL" Monday, March 14th; Marty completed the book Friday, proclaiming that it was Chuck's best work as she placed it...

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