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Articles from the July 27, 2016 edition

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 By Max Miller    News    July 27, 2016

COGs a-grinding to save wind turbines

Government officials representing every corner of South Central Wyoming gathered in Riverside July 20, from Melodie Seilaff of the Dixon Town Council to Jerry Paxton, Wyoming State Representative for... Full story

 By Staff Report    News    July 27, 2016

Beaver Creek fire update

This weekend’s weather brought a drying trend that increased fire activity, including some interior heat, smoke, and both single and group tree torching. “The fire woke up a little bit today,” fire behavior analyst Phil Perkins reported on... Full story


Anna Mae Prather

Anna Mae Prather entered heaven on February 10, 2016 from Fort Meyers, Fla. A time of remembrance for Anna Mae, a long time resident of Carbon County and business owner in Saratoga, will be held... Full story


William L. Speer

William "Will" Speer, beloved husband, father and brother, passed away suddenly Saturday, July 16, 2016 at his home. Will was born in 1940 in Rockford, Ill. to Roy J. and Rhoda Jane Speer. In his... Full story

 By Max Miller    News    July 27, 2016

Wind resolution, fresh board leadership

Outside of a resolution opposing a proposed increase in the wind power excise tax (see: COGs, page 1), there were few actionable items on the agenda at a July 19 meeting of the Saratoga Town Council.... Full story

 By F Broschart    News    July 27, 2016

CCSD No. 2 budget adopted

Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD 2) board of directors met on Wednesday where it passed a new budget for the 2016-2017 school year, discussed a new scheme to improve educational performance district wide and adopted a plan to standardize... Full story

 By Max Miller    News    July 27, 2016

WYDOT looks down the financial road

A coterie of seven from the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) arrived in sharp attire to a July 20 meeting of the Carbon County Council of Governments (COGs). The mix of road workers and WY... Full story


The Great Wall of America

When Donald J. Trump becomes president he has promised to build a wall along the Mexican/American border. As recently as his win in the South Carolina primary, Trump reaffirmed that “… we’ll do... Full story


Wheat's up at Brewfest

The official State of Wyoming Microbrew Competition will be held Aug. 20 in Saratoga. Microbreweries from Wyoming are slated to compete for the coveted Steinley Cup at the 21st annual competition. This year’s competition brew is ‘American... Full story


Condicts named 2016 County Pioneers

This year, the Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering (GECG) Outfit selected Karen and Alden Condict as their 2016 County Pioneers. Alden R. Condict was born on the ranch, on the last day of 1927. He has lived and worked on the ranch all of his life. He... Full story


CCSD No.2 PAWS scores show improvement

At its Wednesday meeting, Carbon County School District No.2 (CCSD 2) board of directors discussed the district’s performance on the state standardized PAWS test, on which the district showed improvements in scoring on math and reading across most...

 By Max Miller    Politics    July 27, 2016

Candidates meet the Valley

About 50 people attended a July 25 Candidate Forum hosted by the Valley Service Organization (VSO) at the Platte Valley Community Center (PVCC). Eight candidates auditioned for three different... Full story

 By F Broschart    News    July 27, 2016

Mule deer quota preferred

Wyoming Game and FishDepartment (WGF) held an annual meeting in Saratoga Thursday to update Valley residents and hunters about the progress of the Platte Valley Mule Deer Plan, and to hear public feedback on the plan from residents, hunters and... Full story


Under the Streetlamp raises over $10K

The Valley Strong benefit concert featuring Under the Streetlamp raised over $10K for Valley organizations July 12. The Brush Creek sponsored event sent money to 19 Valley charitable... Full story



Carbon County Senior Centers Wednesday: Asparagus/ham, quiche, sweet potato puffs, tossed salad, wheat bread, pineapple tidbits, milk Thursday: Baked fish, wild rice blend, brussels sprouts, wheat roll, apricots, pudding, milk Friday: Swiss steak,... Full story


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