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Articles from the December 14, 2016 edition

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 By FW Broschart    News    December 14, 2016

Transmission line approved

Two U.S. Government agencies released decisions in the last two weeks that may bring a proposed Carbon County wind farm closer to becoming a reality. Tuesday, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued a record of decision approving a power... Full story

 By Max Miller    News    December 14, 2016

Care, value top considerations in river dredging

About 15 different contractors representing eight different firms gathered at the Saratoga Town Hall Dec. 8 for an informational session on a project to clear Platte River gravel bars near the HWY... Full story

 By Max Miller    News    December 14, 2016

Few brave wind for short meeting

Few ventured into howling winter wind to attend the Dec. 6 meeting of the Saratoga Town Council. About five members of the public (including incoming council member Jennie Lou Ivory) turned out for... Full story

 By FW Broschart    News    December 14, 2016

No water, no occupation

The Encampment Town council met Thursday in what one member called “record time,” where it quickly disposed of routine matters before making ordinance changes and extending Christmas bonuses. During the 12-minute meeting, the council held a... Full story

 By FW Broschart    News    December 14, 2016

Taxes, leashes and firearms

Riverside Town Council sped through its agenda Thursday in about 30 minutes, dispensing of most routine business quickly. Several issues took up more time than usual council business, however; an apparent reduction in tourism spending, a leash law an... Full story


Clearing the Cobwebs part II

It’s just about time again for a mental cleaning. I keep putting new things in my head and other things keep falling out. That being the case I thought I would share some of the things taking up... Full story


Encampment basketball off to good start

The Carbon County Classic was held over the weekend in Hanna and Encampment, giving the Tigers a good start to their 2016-2017 season. Encampment's men finished the inaugural event of the basketball... Full story


Winning in Reverse

Reverse drawing winners $50 Winners 1st Ticket drawn: Jim McKinney 50th Ticket Drawn: Scott McIlvaine 100th Ticket Drawn: Rick Hughes 150th Ticket Drawn: Ashlynn Raymer 200th Ticket Drawn: Tonya... Full story

 By Max Miller    News    December 14, 2016

Sinclair reports fire

A fire at the Sinclair Oil Refinery that broke out in the wee hours of Dec. 12 was quickly-contained and caused no serious damage or injuries according to Sinclair’s Community Relations Director Ryt... Full story


At the Festival of Trees

The 14th Annual Festival of the Trees Gala & Auction facts: 153 Guests (record) 47 Auction Items (record) Total Raised: $13,925 (record) People’s Choice item: 6th Grade Class’ “Bumble and the... Full story

 By Max Miller    Sports    December 14, 2016

Pinning 100

Saratoga High School (SHS) senior Thomas Ingraham didn’t have to wait long to notch the hundredth wrestling win of his high school career. After sitting on 99 victories all off-season long,... Full story

 By Max Miller    Sports    December 14, 2016

Panthers basketball debuts at 1-2

The Saratoga Panthers boys basketball team went 1-2 in their hardwood debut over the weekend, notching a win against Moorcroft while falling short in games against Lingle-Fort Laramie and Shoshoni.... Full story

 By Max Miller    Sports    December 14, 2016

Lady Panthers gauge progress

While Heather Bartlett’s Saratoga Middle School boys basketball team was getting anointed conference champions, her other team, the Saratoga High School girls basketball team was getting off to a... Full story


Coal at a standstill

The Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA), an intergovernmental organization that is part of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), issued a report Monday saying demand for coal will most likely stall in coming... Full story



Senior Center Menu Wednesday: Chili/cheese/onion, tossed salad, applesauce, cinnamon roll, milk. Thursday: Sweet/sour pork, steamed rice, oriental vegetables, egg roll, purple plums, milk. Friday: Roast beef, mashed potatoes/gravy, corn,wheat roll,... Full story


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