Articles from the August 15, 2018 edition

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 By Joshua Wood    News    August 15, 2018

Clinic management changes hands

By Joshua Wood Employees of Saratoga Care Center, Platte Valley Medical Clinic, residents of Saratoga and even Dr. Bryan Kaiser himself were in attendance at a packed Saratoga Town Council meeting on...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    August 15, 2018

A Rude awakening

On Aug. 7 it was announced that Health Management Services (HMS), LLC. would be taking over management of the Platte Valley Medical Clinic. This came on the heels of the announcement that the Town of...

 
 By Staff Report    News    August 15, 2018

Forest road closures

Forest Road 830 (Deep Jack Road), and Forest Road 443 (Jerry Accord Road) in the Sierra Madre Range, Medicine Bow National Forest, will be temporarily closed for public safety during roadside hazard tree removal work this fall. The work on the 830...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    August 15, 2018

Job done despite 'hiccups'

The Carbon County Impact Joint Powers Board heard from Element Engineering, the company hired to oversee the lagoon project, and from Forsgren Associates at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 8. Nick Marcotte...

 

Breweries vie for state title

The official State of Wyoming Microbrew Competition will be held Aug. 18 in Saratoga. Microbreweries based in Wyoming are slated to compete for the coveted Steinley Cup at the 23rd annual...

 

Primary Pain

I have dreaded August since January. Augusts in even numbered years mean one thing to me … I will be losing my mind (even more than normal). Augusts contain Back-to-School sections, County Fair...

 

Losing a listener

Editor, My heart is heavy with sadness as I compose this letter. I think the powers that be could have been more sensitive and forth coming to the public with our health care provider issues instead of the way it was handled. However righteous you...

 

Defining terms

Editor, After many questions by several different people, I thought I would help clear up what the difference in a PA (Physician Assistant), NP (Nurse Practitioner: may have different first initial depending on specialty, for instance FNP is family...

 

Few like him

Dear Editor and readership: In my years living in this Valley and elsewhere, which includes several working in administration at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, I have encountered few physicians like Dr. Bryan Kaiser. His combination of attention to...

 

Putting in the work

Twenty-year-old Thomas Ingraham was back in Saratoga working at his family's establishment, JW Hugus Restaurant, for the summer. In a week or so, he will be returning to University of Jamestown, a...

 

Hanna razes the roof

Harold Phillips, Director of Maintenance for north county Carbon County School District No. 2 schools said the Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) Middle/High School needed upgrades to improve...

 

School safety subject of summit

The Federal Commission on School Safety held its third listening session of four starting at 1 p.m. on Aug. 7 in Cheyenne to listen to speakers from several western states with many rural...

 

Million won at derby

Mart Million was the winner of the Carbon County Fair Demolition Derby that started at 3 p.m. on Saturday. It was not the first time he has won. He came in first place in 2009 and second in 2012. He...

 

Targeting five by five

John Russo and other professional gun trainers will be at the Spur Outfitters pistol range starting August 18 to teach the fifth annual Advanced Defensive Pistol course. In the past, students with...

 

Bow River top three percent

There was great news for the Bow River Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter in Hanna. The team of Jolynn Borah and T’lysa Solaas representing the Bow River FFA chapter has been named a finalist...

 

Walter Hagan - Carbon County Sheriff Candidate (Republican)

Walter Hagan worked for the Carbon County Sheriff’s Department from 2005 to 2015 before he retired from law enforcement. Following the retirement of Sheriff Jerry Colson and the appointment of Archie Roybal to the position, Hagan felt he needed to... Full story

 

Ed Golden - Riverside Town Council candidate

Ed Golden is running for re-election for the Riverside Town Council following his nearly four year term after the 2014 election. Golden stated that while he had some doubts if he should run again, he was encouraged by residents of Riverside. “I... Full story

 

Thomas "Thom" Gamblin - Carbon County Sheriff Candidate (Republican)

Thomas "Thom" Gamblin is currently employed by the Rawlins Police Department (RPD) and has been for the past 13 years, but decided to run for Carbon County Sheriff this year. "I decided to run for... Full story

 

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