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 By Joshua Wood    News    August 26, 2020

What happens now?

The last time a mayor resigned in Saratoga was on August 5, 1996 when Mayor Brad Cary read a brief statement and then exited the council chambers leaving both his council and town hall staff stunned....

 

Carbon County turnout average

With the primary election over, some candidates can breathe a sigh of relief as they have successfully fended off challengers in both House District 47 and on the Board of Carbon County...

 

Jane S. Dalke

Jane S. Dalke passed away peacefully in her home in Laramie, Wyoming on August 20, 2020 at the age of 81. Jane was born to Andrew and Clara Stewart in Corvallis, Montana on December 26, 1938. She was... Full story

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    August 26, 2020

Uptick in lodging

The Carbon County Visitors’ Council (CCVC) had its monthly at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the Cowboy Motel in Baggs. All representatives attended the meeting either by conference call or in person. The...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    August 26, 2020

Forward with financials

At the August 18 meeting of the Saratoga Town Council, the governing body took action on several items discussed at the workshop held on August 13 including declaring a number of enterprise funds...

 

Four women in headlines after Wyoming primary elections

National history concerning women was made in Wyoming last Tuesday – and it occurred on the 100th anniversary of national suffrage for women. You just cannot make this up. The four major party candidates for U. S. Senator and U. S. Representative... Full story

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    August 26, 2020

Splitting the council

As discussion among the Saratoga Town Council became heated on how to fill the now vacant mayor seat during the August 18 meeting, a statement from legal counsel Tom Thompson appeared to show...

 

A whole new game

Russ Wiggam, athletic director for Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School, is happy that students are getting to practice for fall sports. Earlier this summer, high school sports being...

 

Regrets projection

Dear Editor, Since elected to serve on the Saratoga Town Council, I have strived to encourage public discourse and to promote civic engagement. I believe our best council meetings are the ones when the room is full, when citizens are vocal, when...

 

Move forward

Dear Editor, There is an old expression that says if you are in a hole and want to get out quit digging. The controversy in the City Council of the “missing” $3.7 million is without question a hole. But it is not a hole that is likely to be...

 

Give me space, lots of space

The beginning of the school year under regular circumstances can be difficult enough as the summer-time kinks are worked out. Add into that the precautions now required for school districts by the Wyo...

 

Niswender lands dream job

Laura Niswender has always wanted to teach in a rural small school setting. She has achieved her goal, although not teaching exactly. Niswender is the new principal of the Hanna Elementary, Elk...

 

Learn from everybody

Each school year, Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2) holds nominations to recognize one teacher and one staff member. Those nominations are filled with staff and teachers that, for one...

 
 By Staff Report    News    August 26, 2020

Roads closed for tree removal

Segments of Forest Road 261 (Cedar Pass Road) and Forest Road 443 (Jerry Accord Road) in the Sierra Madre and Snowy Ranges, Medicine Bow National Forest, will be temporarily closed for public safety during roadside hazard tree removal work into the...

 
 By Staff Report    News    August 26, 2020

Forest service issues Stage II restrictions

Fire-prone fuel and weather conditions have prompted the need for Stage II fire restrictions on the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland (MBRTB). Restrictions go into effect on Thursday, August 20, 2020 and...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    August 26, 2020

Examining the impacts

After the August 24 workshop held at Saratoga Town Hall, the Town of Saratoga will submit an initial request of approximately $200,000 for expected impacts from the Gateway South Transmission Line....

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    August 26, 2020

Getting out the vote in Hanna

The town of Hanna normally has its voting at the Hanna Town Hall. But due to the social distance measures the town took to keep its residents safe, the voting took place at the Hanna Recreation...

 

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