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 By Joshua Wood    News    August 19, 2020

Zeiger resigns

Less than two years after officially taking office for his fourth term, John Zeiger has resigned from his position as mayor of Saratoga “effective immediately”. In a post made on social media late...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    August 19, 2020

Finding a path forward

The Saratoga Town Council appears to be moving forward with plans to address findings from the audit of the 2018/2019 Fiscal Year following a workshop on August 13. As was reported previously (see...

 

Show me the money!

In any election, advice often given regardless of party is to “follow the money.” From national races down to state races, it is often concluded that looking at a candidate’s donors may provide...

 

W.B. 'Butch' Alcorn

W.B. “Butch” Alcorn of Encampment, Wyoming passed away on August 7, 2020. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on August 29, 2020 at the Encampment Presbyterian Church. Obituary to follow.... Full story

 

Nina 'Huston' Parkhurst

Nina (Huston) Parkhurst, 87 years old, long time resident of Encampment Wyoming, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on August 15, 2020.... Full story

 

The only constant is change

The Platte Valley Clinic has been a very busy place for a long time. Just ask Susan Foley, FNP. Foley has been holding down the fort as the sole medical provider in town since January, but now she says things are looking up. Before Dr. Adrian Durham...

 

HART talks gardens

The Hanna Agricultural Resource Team (HART) met at 5 p.m. on August 12 at the Hanna Market. Recent summer meetings have been held at the community garden. The indoor meeting had almost a dozen...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    August 19, 2020

Signed, sealed … delivered?

For many, the post office is simply another stop in the continual errands that are to be run throughout the day. Others, meanwhile, treat it as a sort of community gathering spot where they talk with... Full story

 

New position, familiar face

The Carbon County Economic Development Corporation is pleased to announce they have hired long-time Rawlins resident, Yvonne Johnson, to take the helm for the organization. Johnson has a long history of service for Carbon County. From 2004 to 2012 sh...

 
 By Dana Davis    News    August 19, 2020

Better than a letter

The Riverside Town Council gained another council member at the August 13, 2020 meeting. According to LeRoy Stephenson, Mayor of Riverside, Mark Helwick didn’t exactly submit a letter of interest...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    August 19, 2020

Sign of the times

Though the agenda for the August 11 meeting of the Saratoga Planning Commission was sparse, the entire meeting surrounding Octagon Construction and the company’s development of a subdivision west of...

 

Hugs for help

A thrift shop located in the basement of St. Joseph's Catholic Church is the newest business in Hanna. The Catholic church has had thrift shops in its basement over the years, and they were run by...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    August 19, 2020

A quick blaze outside Hanna

Hanna Fire Chief Tracy Fowler was in her truck just a little outside of Hanna when the call came over her radio that there was a fire burning outside of town on August 11. She turned around and went...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    August 19, 2020

All report, no quorum

The August 11 wildfire that burned about two miles outside the town of Hanna did not only burn 106 acres, but was also responsible for the Hanna Town Council being unable to establish a quorum....

 

'Stampede'-ing to the University of Wyoming

What do Stan Lee, C.J. Box and Jerry Palen all have in common? While they are each creative people, all three are also included in the American Heritage Center at the University of Wyoming in...

 

Lost to time, not to memory

The town of Carbon was described in the Lippincott's "Gazetteer of the World", a geographical dictionary of the world published in 1893, as a post-village of Carbon County. "It is 84 miles by rail...

 

A n'ewe' day at Little Snake River Museum

For nearly as long as cattle have grazed along the plains of Wyoming, so to have sheep. While cattle has been king in the Platte Valley, for many years the sheep industry was largely influential in th...

 

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