Articles from the August 22, 2018 edition

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 By Joshua Wood    News    August 22, 2018

Cell tower called for review

Cell phone coverage, depending on the person asked, is spotty at best in the Platte Valley. Saratoga, Encampment and Riverside are “Union Wireless Country” as they are the predominant provider in...

 

Sewing up another

Now that the "Susan Lucci curse" has been broken, Laura Morrow can add yet another award to her collection following the Women of Influence awards on Aug. 16. Morrow had already been awarded the...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    August 22, 2018

Tower, cleanup, strips & sewer

Concerns over a proposed tower to be constructed by Skyway Towers, LLC were expressed during the Encampment Town Council meeting on Aug. 9 at the Encampment Town Hall. The communication tower is...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    August 22, 2018

Penny to plug line?

The Riverside Town Council barely had a quorum when they met at 6 p.m. on Aug. 9 at the Riverside Town Hall due to the absence of council members Katie Cheesbrough and Fred Lorenz. With council...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    August 22, 2018

Void in Hanna

The Hanna Town Council convened at 6 p.m. on Aug. 14 at the Hanna Town Hall. It was business as usual in the beginning where the agenda, minutes from July 10 meeting were approved. Robert Patton,...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    August 22, 2018

Hangar hangups

Following a tense exchange of words between David and Tasha Worthington and council member Richard Raymer during the Aug. 7 Saratoga Town Council meeting, it was expected that the ongoing issues of...

 

CCSD No.2 free lunches

Carbon County School District No. 2 (Elk Mountain, Encampment, Hanna, Medicine Bow and Saratoga schools) has announced its policy for free and reduced price meals for children unable to pay the full price of meals served under the National School Lun...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    August 22, 2018

Enemy of the people? ... Who us?

“The only security of all is in a free press.” —Thomas Jefferson *** I had full intentions of writing a different column, one that discussed the changing landscape of technology and how it was...

 

Doctoring disappointment

Editor, It is with great horror that I read about what’s going on with the medical clinic! Even though both my husband and I have lived in Rawlins for close to 25 years now, we have always doctored in Saratoga. We’ve always had excellent care,...

 
 By Staff Report    News    August 22, 2018

Snowy Range fire restrictions lifted

Fire restrictions have been rescinded on National Forest System lands within the Snowy Range, Medicine Bow National Forest, located in Albany and Carbon Counties. Stage 1 restrictions remain in place for National Forest System lands within the...

 

A Firewater first

Firewater Public House (Firewater) turned one year old on Aug 19. "It is shocking to me that it has been a year already but simultaneously it feels slow but there is relief we got here, there is no...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    August 22, 2018

6th penny talks

The Carbon County Council of Governments (CCCOG) had a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Platte Valley Community Center in Saratoga. The purpose of the special meeting was to discuss...

 

High Plains by the river

Despite the erratic weather that was present on Saturday, Riverside residents gathered at Rick Martin Memorial Park for the annual Riverside Party Day. On the enclosed stage loaned by the Town of...

 

Altitude takes the cup

By Keith McLendon Despite a rainy Saturday morning, over 550 craft beer enthusiasts, mostly from Wyoming and northern Colorado, attended the 23rd annual Saratoga Steinley Cup Microbrew Festival and Co...

 

Traveling troubadour 'picks' Saratoga

Danny Roy Perniciaro was 13 when he got his first guitar for Christmas. That instrument set him on a path that would lead the Bay St. Louis, Miss. native on a 46-year journey around the country. Nine...

 

Learning to feel at home on the range

It's a cold and cloudy Sunday morning as I pull myself out of bed around 7:30 a.m. and get myself dressed. Normally the "day of rest" is used for just that; rest. On this particular morning of Aug....

 

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