Articles from the November 24, 2021 edition


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  • Questioning authority

    Joshua Wood|Nov 24, 2021

    Who is the ultimate authority when municipal boards are in disagreement? This was the question raised by Councilmember D’Ron Campbell during the November 16 meeting of the Saratoga Town Council. As the Saratoga Municipal Airport (Shively Airfield) undergoes its apron expansion project and a rehabilitation of its entryway, the Saratoga Airport Advisory Board is looking for solutions to remove a leach field long used by the fixed-base operator (FBO). The solution preferred by the advisory board i...

  • Energy moratorium postponed

    Joshua Wood|Nov 24, 2021

    The Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) are closer to placing a moratorium on energy development in the Shirley Basin following their November 16 meeting. While a resolution was presented to the commissioners, the need for further review has pushed any action back to their December 7 meeting. As wind energy projects continue to pour into Carbon County, and specifically around Medicine Bow, an ongoing study from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) appears to show a negative...

  • Elmer Ray Brinkerhoff

    Nov 24, 2021

    Elmer passed away on November 8, 2021 in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was born on July 13, 1931 in Tranquility California to Ray and Blanche Brinkerhoff. Elmer proudly served in the Navy from 1952 to 1956 as a Sea Bee. He moved to Wyoming over 25 years ago and lived in Encampment most of that time, until 5 years ago when he moved to Rock Spring to live with his grandchildren Ryan and Jody York. Elmer is survived by his eight children; Catherine Lee Crandall, Kathleen Ann Phrampus, Linda Marie... Full story

  • Changes in Riverside

    Micky Jones|Nov 24, 2021

    At the November 18 rescheduled meeting of Riverside Town Council, a decision was made regarding new playground equipment as well as a change in sewer tap fees. A new town website has been uploaded. Also still present on the agenda is public safety. GameTime Equipment may be the source of Riverside’s newest playground equipment. After extensive research by community member Makenzie Rakness the town council has decided to pursue the project further through the company as well as volunteer e...

  • Bentsen interim treasurer

    Joshua Wood|Nov 24, 2021

    While Patty Bentsen will officially retire from her position as Carbon County Treasurer effective December 3, she will remain in the position for a little longer than expected. At their November 16 meeting, the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) unanimously passed Resolution No. 2021-41 appointed Bentsen as Interim Carbon County Treasurer effective December 3. Bentsen originally submitted her resignation letter on October 5, at which point it was expected a nominee would be presented...

  • Finding new memories

    Mike Armstrong|Nov 24, 2021

    Last weekend I went to see my step-dad, who is in assisted living. They had just lifted the ban on visitors at the rehabilitation nursing center he lives at in Fort Collins. Earlier in the week my sister was informed his health was declining. Stuart is now in a wheelchair and has been getting a bit frail recently according to the staff. COVID-19 precautions have really limited my ability to visit. I am fortunate, when the message came in about his health, my co-workers, Josh and Dana,... Full story

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  • Rosie's Posies sprouts up in Hanna

    Mike Armstrong|Nov 24, 2021

    Rose Dabbs came to Hanna 10 years ago from Oregon where she had been born and raised. She was a missionary and was a care person for the elderly. "I did live-in 24 hour care," Dabbs said. "I loved doing it. There was real joy in what I did. It felt good to be able to help people stay in their own home. People do much better when they are in an environment that they know." Dabbs said when she got married, the family moved to Nebraska for a time. She has two sons, one daughter, four grandchildren...

  • Chopping it up at Hanna Elementary

    Mike Armstrong|Nov 24, 2021

    At 1 p.m. on Friday, the Hanna Elementary School (HES) hosted a culinary activity not often seen in Carbon County, and Wyoming for that matter. HES teachers and staff created a learning experience for all its grades using food. 6th grade teacher Jackie Jones said the staff wanted to have a learning lesson to promote a sense of competition and teamwork. Often this done with athletic activities. The teachers wanted to try something a little different to still use creativity and yet be...

  • Lights? Camera? Action?

    Mike Armstrong|Nov 24, 2021

    “Shane come back… Shane… Come back…,” child actor Brandon De Wilde shouted out at the mysterious cowboy who rode into the sunrise after saving the boy’s town from bad men. It is the last words of the movie “Shane”, which was filmed entirely in Jackson, Wyoming. That was 1955 and it was the last major studio production filmed in the Cowboy state. There have been a few big budget movies, such as “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”, which have shot some scenes in Wyoming but the state is not us...

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