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 By Joshua Wood    News    November 18, 2020

Only going to get worse

*Editor’s Note: On November 17, Carbon County Health Officer Wayne Couch issued a county-wide mask mandate effective immediately. The Saratoga Sun will have more information next week.* “We have...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    November 18, 2020

Over 100 cases in Carbon County

As temperatures continue to drop, the number of positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases both within Carbon County and across Wyoming continue to rise. With winter well on its way and the holidays...

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 18, 2020

Mountain passes close for season

The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) announced the official closure of Wyoming Highway (WYO) 130 and WYO 70 over the weekend. WYO 130, also known as the Snowy Range Scenic Byway, originally closed on November 10 due to drifting and...

 

Nordquist appointed to Hanna Town Council

The Hanna Town Council met at 6:30 p.m. on November 10 at the Hanna Town Hall. Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) starting to show up in the resident population, the town limited seating to 10 audience...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    November 18, 2020

Soils and sediment

As the Mullen Fire has been all but entirely extinguished following a heavy snow near the end of October, the assessment of damage done by the fire and future impacts to the area has been...

 

Firewater bottles up for winter

Despite what appeared to be a late boost to the tourist economy in the Valley, the economic impacts from the coronavirus (COVID-19) are still being felt as temperatures drop and confirmed cases contin...

 

Emotions running high about potential COVID-19 restrictions

It looks like a whole lot of people in Wyoming are fired up about the recent spike in COVID-19 cases and deaths here in the Cowboy State. Gov. Mark Gordon was about as emotional and angry as we have seen him during his press conference Nov. 13. He... Full story

 

Billing discussions continue

The Upper Platte River Solid Waste Disposal District (UPRSWDD) met at 7 p.m. on November 4 to hold their regularly scheduled meeting. Following the trend of the previous meeting, the major focus became that of the past due accounts and what should...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    November 18, 2020

Coordination center moves forward

Lenny Layman, Carbon County Emergency Manager, is one step closer to realizing the vision of a Carbon County Coordination Center following two significant donations to the project from energy...

 

New requirements issued by state association

With fall sports finished for the year, winter sports are just around the corner. As the number of cases within the school district, the county and the state continue to rise, there is understandably...

 

Following their faith

*Editor's Note* A previous version of this article had Greg Snell's wife named as Wanda. Her name is Linda. We apologize for the error. After nearly a year and a half without someone in their pulpit,...

 
 By Dana Davis    News    November 18, 2020

Encampment opposes new tower

Encampment Mayor Greg Salisbury was not present for the town council meeting on November 12,. Councilmember Gary Stull acted as mayor pro-tem. After the minutes and financials were reviewed and...

 

Johnson visits Med Bow

The Medicine Bow Town Council met at 7 p.m. on Monday at the Medicine Bow Community Hall for their regularly scheduled town council meeting. Mayor Sharon Biamon was in attendance along with council...

 

Expanding Dixie outside the Valley

by Joshua Wood The Platte Valley has long been home to creative minds. At the turn of the last century, Lora Webb Nichols documented day-to-day life in the Valley with one of the first cameras in the...

 

Livestreaming Thanksgiving

The Platte Valley Ministerial Association will still be holding their annual Community Thanksgiving Service this year, though it will have some changes due to the impacts from the coronavirus (COVID-19).  In a press release from the Platte Valley...

 
 By Dana Davis    News    November 18, 2020

Riverside accepts funds

The Riverside Town Council meeting began with discussion over the moneys the Town of Riverside has received. Mayor LeRoy Stephenson happily said, in regards to the Chokecherry wind energy project,...

 

Wyoming tourism faces COVID-19

The Wyoming Office of Tourism (WOT) had to have their conference in a different manner than years past. On October 21 and 22, WOT held their fall summit virtually. Executive Director of WOT, Diane...

 

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