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 By Keith McLendon    News    July 17, 2019

Shooting, bombing planned

The group met to plan a bombing. Picking an experienced shooter was also added to the blueprint. No, the scene was not a surly group of terrorists meeting in an abandoned warehouse-but a gathering...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    July 17, 2019

P&Z officer search continues

As the Town of Saratoga enters month four without a permanent planning and zoning officer, the three member Saratoga Planning Commission spent a large portion of their July 9 meeting discussing how...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    July 17, 2019

Dancing around the pole barn

During their regularly scheduled meeting on July 10, the Carbon County Impact Joint Powers Board (CCIJPB) was presented with a conundrum in the form of Saratoga resident Mark Jones, who was nearing...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    July 17, 2019

Feast or famine

While it appeared, upon its creation, that the Saratoga Airport Advisory Board was having a problem filling the open seats, the July 10 meeting showed that it now has the opposite problem. Following...

 

A Saratoga disaster

On Friday, the Saratoga Care Center held its annual federally mandated disaster drill which involved the complete evacuation of the facility, a bomb going off, two woundings, a fatality and a hostage. At last year’s drill, members of the Saratoga... Full story

 

A different view of Brush Creek

Dear editor, I am appalled at the lack of critical insight and awareness on display in the July 3rd column “Saratoga is famous too” by Joshua Wood. Without a hint of sarcasm or irony, Wood has reaped praise on a company that continues to...

 

Women of the west

Stories of Wyoming’s role in the development of woman suffrage, trail pioneers, and women who made their mark at frontier forts, in outlaw country and in mining camps of the Grand Encampment copper district are the focus of “Pioneering Women: a...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    July 17, 2019

Truck question

The Riverside Town Council met at 6 p.m. on Thursday at the Riverside Town Hall with council member Fred Lorenz absent. The meeting started with a public hearing for a liquor license application for...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    July 17, 2019

In the flood zone

All council members were in attendance at the Hanna Town Council held at 6 p.m. on July 9 at the Hanna Town Hall. Mayor Lois Buchanan was not present due to illness. Council member Bob Patton was mayo...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    July 17, 2019

Talk of the mountain

The Encampment Town Council met at 7 p.m. on July 11 at the Encampment Town Hall to an almost full house. Many attendees were awaiting to hear Mayor Greg Salisbury’s comments on a purchase of land...

 

Wyoming, Where I Belong

During the summer of 1903, Judge Charles E. Winter of Encampment put pen to paper and wrote a poem entitled "Wyoming." The words, describing a new state that was young and strong, were given a score s...

 

Moon landing commemorated

On July 20, 1969, broadcast journalist Walter Cronkite said, "The least of us is improved by the things done by the best of us, because if we are not able to land at least we are able to follow" as...

 

Pedaling affordable housing

It is nothing new to see bicyclists pedaling through Saratoga as the area is on both the Continental Divide Trail and Trans-America routes. Just recently, however, the Platte Valley Christian Center...

 

Brush Creek Ranch goes green ... house

If you have driven on the Snowy Range Highway in the recent month, or just passed by Brush Creek Ranch (Brush Creek) on the way to Ryan Park, you may have noticed some large buildings that sprung up....

 

Cowboy Gathering turns 17

Top hand cowboy music and poetry aren't the only attractions at this weekend's seventeenth annual Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering (GECG) at Grand View Park complex in Encampment. Other activities...

 

Where the Spirit moves you

Susan Dyer was ordained as a vocational deacon in Colorado in 2000. Dyer worked in this position in the larger suburban Denver area helping out as a hospice chaplain, hospital chaplain and homeless...

 

Suzi And Tuff as Flip

Art work for this year's Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering posters, flyers, programs and promotional material again comes from the brush of Riverside artist R. G. Finney and is a framed Giclee...

 
 By Staff Report    News    July 17, 2019

Boaters warned of construction

Due to a fish passage project on the Encampment River, boaters are strongly discouraged from boating or floating the river downstream of Baggot Rocks Public Access Area beginning August 5. Previously, the work was scheduled to begin in mid-July, but...

 

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