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Articles from the September 16, 2020 edition

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 By Joshua Wood    News    September 16, 2020

CCPH approach questioned

Last week, Carbon County Public Health (CCPH) raised eyebrows as they appeared to change their approach in how they respond to cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  Throughout the pandemic,... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    September 16, 2020

Planning commission zoned out

With seven board positions and four board members, the Saratoga Planning Commission only had two members in attendance for their September 8 meeting at Saratoga Town Hall; Chairman Jim Beckmann and...


Candi Lynn Brennan

Candi Lynn Brennan, resident of Saratoga, Wyoming, passed away at the age of 47 at her home with family and loved ones present on September 9, 2020 after a short illness. She was born in West Point, N... Full story


Retha Roena Ray Hubbs

LAKIN - Retha Roena Ray Hubbs, 96, died September 12, 2020 of natural causes at the High Plains Retirement Village in the Alzheimer's Care Unit. She was born September 6, 1924 at Haviland, KS the daug... Full story


Driver killed by own truck

A fatal crash in Rawlins on September 11 claimed the life of one person, according to a press release from the Wyoming Highway Patrol. The crash occurred early Friday morning around 3rd Street and North Higley Boulevard. The driver of 20020...


Fire top topic in Hanna

The Hanna Town Council met at 6:30 p.m. on September 8 p.m. at the Hanna Town Hall. The mayor, Lois Buchanan and council members Tracy Fowler, Bob Patton and Sam Sikes were present. Council member...


Time to rethink depression

“Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life—and travel—leaves marks on you.” ~Antho... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    September 16, 2020

Landfill fund audit requested

The Upper Platte River Solid Waste Disposal District (UPRSWDD) is formally requesting an audit of the district’s funds as managed by the Town of Saratoga. The board formally approved a letter to be...


Encampment de-fangs Rattlers

Coming into 1A Six-Man Football, the Encampment Tigers have been an unknown quantity. While they hit the field last year, their entire schedule consisted of junior varsity games. This year, the...


Miners still on learning curve

The Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School football team played Natrona County sophomores in a non-conference game this Saturday and got tested. The Miners were able to put points up on...


Panthers succumb to Wolves' bite

The Saratoga Panthers hosted the Moorcroft Wolves at 2 p.m. this Saturday in a conference game. In the 1st quarter, the Panthers were the first to score. The Wolves got down the field on several...


Saratoga scores twice

The Saratoga Lady Panthers snagged their first conference win last week as they hosted two games in the Panther Den. On Thursday, Saratoga welcomed the Rock River Lady Longhorns (2-4) for a homecourt...


Lady Tigers lose two

The Encampment Lady Tigers ventured into the Panther Den and hosted their own game this weekend, both against conference rivals, only to go 0-2. On Friday, Encampment traveled northward to face the Sa...


Panthers run to Utah

The long distance runners of Saratoga traveled out of state on Thursday as they competed in the Manila Invitational in Manila, Utah. While there, both the varsity boys and varsity girls saw three...


Brush Creek gets spirited

When Brush Creek Ranch first envisioned The Farm, it included a brewery and distillery to compliment its world class restaurant. The brewery recently put out product for Brush Creek Ranch patrons...

 By Joshua Wood    News    September 16, 2020

Wildfire near Savage Run Wilderness Area

*UPDATE* Originally named the Savage Run Fire, it is now called the Mullen Fire. Information is current as of September 22 at 12:44 p.m. A fire, which has become established at 60 acres and growing,... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    September 16, 2020

School district employee positive for COVID-19

Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2) Superintendent Jim Copeland announced Friday morning that a staff member had tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The staff member, who... Full story


Governor Mark Gordon orders flags at half mast

Governor Mark Gordon, pursuant to a directive from the White House reflecting the U.S. Flag Code, has ordered both the U.S. and State of Wyoming flags be flown at half-staff statewide immediately on Friday, September 18, 2020, for the death of U.S.... Full story


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