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Articles from the July 10, 2019 edition

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 By Joshua Wood    News    July 10, 2019

Waste, air, water

The most recent meeting of the Saratoga Town Council on July 2 lasted just under an hour and, while it seemed abbreviated compared to previous meetings, the council still held much discussion on a...

 By Joshua Wood    News    July 10, 2019

Billing, hazard

Two major points of discussion during the July 3 meeting of the Upper Platte River Solid Waste Disposal District (UPRSWDD) were centered around the topic of a centralized billing program currently...


Jens Jensen

Jens Jensen, 75, died Thursday, July 2, 2019. He was born in Chicago, Ill., to Anker and Florence (Warther) Jensen. He grew up in Lombard, Ill., where he met Joanne Wille, who would become a part of h... Full story


It is great to live in America

As the 4th of July rolls by, this is one of my favorite times to be in Wyoming. For that matter, the United States. But honestly, the 4th of July feels special, like it should, celebrating in small... Full story


Fee use explained

Dear Editor, The letter from Jake and Nicky Shoales of Spokane, Washington—re: their experience at the “city” supported hot springs, while wonderful, reported no working water fountains plus slippery steps. Neither condition reflects well on th... Full story


Here comes the thunder

"Other kids that live with their grandparents are able to help a lot more. One of my main chores is getting (fire)wood and it takes me maybe 15-30 minutes and, afterwards, I'll be in so much pain and...


A fifth of Firewater

Summer in the Platte Valley is often highlighted with a variety of bands and musicians who come to the area to entertain locals and tourists alike. In keeping with that tradition, Firewater Public...


A rising tide lifts all boats

This phrase is a favorite of a local businessperson. He believes that if an individual business does well (raises the tide), then all of our businesses will do well. This concept has been the mission of economic and community development...


God and the mountains

The Wyoming Ranchers Family Camp will be celebrating 74 years as they gather at Bottle Creek Campground outside Encampment from July 11-14. According to a press release, “what started out by Wyoming ranchers with families some 74 years ago as a Mou...


Pie in July

Ah summer! It’s finally here with vacations, floating, camping and barbecues. But it’s not fun if someone you love is in the hospital and there is no blood on the shelf. Here, in the southern part of Wyoming, it takes 500 people a week to donate... Full story

 By Staff Report    News    July 10, 2019

CCVC announces new grant policy

The Carbon County Visitors’ Council (CCVC) mission is to promote events, tourism, and the hospitality industry in Carbon County. The CCVC Board of Directors feel that it is their fiscal responsibility to help ignite and establish as much...


GECG names Barkhursts

Long-time Brush Creek ranch couple, Tim and Margo Barkhurst, has been selected as 2019 Carbon County Pioneers by the Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering Outfit (GECGO) and will be honored during the...


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