Articles from the November 24, 2022 edition


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  • County commissioners approve slate of zone changes

    Virginia Parker|Nov 24, 2022

    Carbon County Clerk Gwynn Bartlett recognized Lisa Smith at the November 15 Board of Carbon County Commissioners meeting. Smith has been with Carbon County and has been Deputy Clerk with the Elections. Bartlett said it is a tough job and Smith handles it with grace and does an amazing job. Bartlett also thanked all of the temporary help that comes in to help and the eighty election judges who work at the polls. Bartlett also gave an update on the elections with no change to the results on...

  • Parades, projects and food drives

    Virginia Parker|Nov 24, 2022

    Mayor Creed James shared with the council the Christmas Magic Lighted Parade will be downtown on December 10th starting at 5 p.m. Participants will line up at 4:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the Platte Valley Clinic. The route begins at the intersection of River and Holly and will head south on River and make a loop around Kathy Glode park to give the Saratoga Care Center residents a chance to view the parade. It will then continue down River Street, turning left onto Bridge and south onto...

  • Sharing is caring

    Mike Armstrong|Nov 24, 2022

    The towns of Medicine Bow, Hanna and Elk Mountain have been collecting non-perishable food items for the past month to distribute to 24 families. The Girl Scouts have been doing drives and their efforts paid off. To enter the haunted house at the Hanna Recreation Center on Halloween, a donation of a can or package of non-perishable food was given. Approximately 270 people entered the building that night and a lot of cans were collected. Eli Hobbs, principal of Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow...

  • Football All Conference winners

    Mike Armstrong|Nov 24, 2022

    The South Conference for 6-man football had 12 of the 20 players named All Conference coming from Carbon County teams. Little Snake River Valley, the state champions, had seven players recognized along with one of them getting South All Conference player–Kammados Peroulis. Also named from the Rattler team were Hadley Myers,Seth Maxson, Bridger Cozzens, Zane Matheson and Isaiah Skalberg. Encampment Tigers had four players named. They were Quade Jordan, Ryon Miller, Kaben Pickett and Bristin... Full story

  • Phillip A. Spall

    Nov 24, 2022

    Phillip A. Spall, 67, of Hanna, WY died November 14, 2022 at Hospice of Laramie. He was born June 11, 1955 to Richard Spall and Marilyn (Tucker) Cox in Kremmling, Colorado. Phillip enjoyed being in the outdoors fishing and working. He also had a love for sports, especially the Denver Broncos. He is preceded in death by his father. He is survived by his mother, Marilyn Cox of Cortez, CO; his siblings, Debbie Norris (Tim) of Clover Dale, IN, Michael Spall (Doris) of Cortez, CO, Danny Cox (Tommi...

  • Sandra S. Fisher

    Nov 24, 2022

    Sandra S. Fisher, 72, passed away November 15, 2022, in Hot Springs, SD.  She was born July 20, 1950 in Greybull, WY.  Her parents were Jack and Ruby Smith.  Sandra graduated from Weld County High School in 1968.  She was married in 1969 and later divorced.  She married Jon Fisher in 1996, these two individuals had a great marriage and enjoyed all of their "adventures".  Sandy grew up on several ranches and enjoyed working with livestock  She was an accomplished rodeo performer, was an...

  • Caring for the wounds of Carbon County

    Joshua Wood|Nov 24, 2022

    For some time, the type of wound a Carbon County resident had would determine where they would receive care. A scrape or minor cut could be treated at the emergency room while issues with an amputation or a more serious skin tear might warrant a trip out-of-town. That would mean a drive to Casper, Laramie, Cheyenne or surrounding states such as Colorado or Utah. As of November 1, however, Memorial Hospital of Carbon County (MHCC) now offers a service to cut down-no pun intended-on the amount of...

  • A two party system has merit when mixed with civility  

    Mike Armstrong|Nov 24, 2022

    I don’t try to wear my political affiliation on my sleeve because I don’t vote exclusively for that party.There are reasons for this.I learned from my father about the Republican party and my mother was a staunch Democrat. I was lucky to have both exposures and I usually have seen merit in each party. My folks on the other hand; neither could vote for the other party and saw no redeeming in the opposition. My stepmother was the only one of my parents who voted for the person and not the...

  • Is volunteerism dead?

    Virginia Parker|Nov 24, 2022

    In life you have three things to give to your fellow members of society: wealth, wisdom, and work. Giving your time to your community can make an impact not only in your community, but also to your happiness. Volunteering means giving of yourself, with no monetary or material compensation. The rate that people volunteer has dropped considerably over the past few years, according to The Bureau of Labor and Statistics data. It isn’t dire, but it is clearly a downward trend. Organizations with...

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  • Errata

    Mike Armstrong|Nov 24, 2022

    In the story The wonder of the Crossing Cafe Trading Company, page 10 in the November 10 edition the owners last name of the Crossing Cafe is spelled Casner, not Kasner. The couple identified in the picture are actually Randy and Anna Shipman. The building currently housing the restaurant was built in 1932 after the first building was burned down. The Sun said the current building was built in 1895. This was the original building on this site. The name of the venue is the Elk Mountain Trading...

  • Dueling Definitions

    Joshua Wood|Nov 24, 2022

    The latest chapter in the years-long saga between Dirty Boyz Sanitation and the City of Rawlins was written last week when, in a period of three days, the governing body revoked and then reinstated the company’s waste hauling license. On November 15, the Rawlins City Council voted 4-2-1 to revoke the municipal solid waste (MSW) haulers license for Dirty Boyz. Then, during a special meeting on November 18, the council voted 4-2-1 to reinstate the license, citing concerns of public health and...

  • Governor gets results on wildlife migration

    Staff Report|Nov 24, 2022

    Governor Mark Gordon’s leadership in protecting private agricultural lands and migratory big game populations was recognized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today with the signing of the Wyoming Wildlife Habitat Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). Under the MOU, Wyoming and the USDA agree to invest “technical capacity and resources in the conservation, restoration, management, and long-term stewardship of multiple-use public and private lands that support migratory big game.” This means funds for private landowners who...

  • Reflections from the Saratoga Sun

    Nov 24, 2022

    100 Years Ago October 26, 1922 Forest Road Men Breaking Camp Cold weather and Frost cause interruption of construction work- Will be resumed next spring The road crew which has been engaged the past few weeks on the Brush Creek Road, to be built from the Brush Creek ranger station to Headquarters Park, has stopped work for this season and most of the employees have gone to Rawlins to take employment on the refinery work going on near the city. About one mile of the new highway has been completed...

  • This week at the Saratoga Care Center

    Nov 24, 2022

    by Tom Mansfied, Activity Volunteer The Activity Staff and her assistants offered activities throughout the week both mornings and afternoons. Residents did exercise on Monday morning, and in the afternoon they did Trivia packets. Residents played Yahtzee on Tuesday morning. In the afternoon in Arts and Crafts residents painted Christmas decorations. Hair and Nail Care brought residents to the dining room on Wednesday morning.  Residents played Regular, Four Corners, and Blackout Bingos in the afternoon with a chance to win quarters and candy....

  • Governor Gordon prioritizes savings in budget proposal

    The Wyoming News Exchange|Nov 24, 2022

    by Jasmine Hall Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange Gov. Mark Gordon’s recommendation for the 2023- 24 supplemental budget matches his previous call for fiscal conservatism in the wake of a higher-than-expected state revenue forecast. While there is close to $1 billion available in the General Fund and Budget Reserve Account for the budget, Gordon recommended putting $412 million into the Permanent Mineral Trust Fund. This was his largest recommendation within the total $908 million appropriation from the general fund. “Our...

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