Articles from the December 29, 2022 edition


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  • A beacon of care

    Joshua Wood, Stevenson Newspapers|Dec 29, 2022

    Less than a week before Christmas, a collision on Interstate 80 west of Rawlins took the life of 29-year-old Saratoga resident Tyeler Harris. A GoFundMe for $15,000 for his wife and three children raised five times that amount within four days. In the early hours of December 21, Harris and fellow Memorial Hospital of Carbon County (MHCC) EMT Tiffany Gruetzmacher, responded to a request for aid in Sweetwater County. During the call, the MHCC ambulance was struck by a tractor trailer in the...

  • Last meeting for Councilmembers

    Virginia Parker|Dec 29, 2022

    Saratoga Town Council’s meeting on December 20 was the last one for several council members including Jon Nelson, D’Ron Campbell, Ron Hutchins and Mayor Creed James. Next month the new mayor and council members will be sworn in. Mayor James read correspondence for the 2023 Newly Elected Boot-camp at Wyoming Association of Municipalities conference at the Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne. Dates of conference are January 25,2023 through January 27, 2023. Mayor-elect Chuck Davis...

  • Game on

    Mike Armstrong|Dec 29, 2022

    The holiday season is an opportunity to get together with family and friends and celebrate being in each other's company. However, sometimes circumstances occur and a person might find themselves alone during this time. Dana Davis, the director at the Saratoga Museum was thinking about these people when she decided to have a "Game Night" at the museum on Christmas Eve."The community gives a lot of support to the museum and I wanted to do something to give back to the community," Davis said....

  • Commissioners follow Governor's lead

    Virginia Parker|Dec 29, 2022

    Jeremy McCallister and Sam Allen with TO Engineers presented the Dixon Airport master plan for the Commissioners approval. The Master plan will now be presented to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Once the FAA approves the plan, TO Engineers will continue on to implementation. McCallister explained the airport layout plan to the Commissioners. According to McCallister, the FAA categorizes the Dixon Airport as a “B” runway. He said that there are deficiencies that need to be...

  • Arrest made after assault in Saratoga

    Virginia Parker|Dec 29, 2022

    Beckett Robinson, 18, of Rawlins was arrested on charges of reckless endangering with a firearm, breach of peace, and aggravated assault and battery after allegedly assaulting Chris Henneck, 18, of Saratoga. The incident took place December 10 at approximately 7:30 pm. near the Platte Valley Community Center. Robinson used a gun to beat Henneck following an argument. Statements from eyewitnesses to the attack said that shots were fired. Police Chief Lehr said he examined the gun and in his...

  • 'Gather at the Table' free meal

    Staff Report|Dec 29, 2022

    Come, eat, visit, and enjoy a complimentary meal and fellowship as everyone is invited to “Gather at the Table” Monday, Jan. 2, 2023, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Saratoga Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall on the corner of 3rd & Bridge Streets. The sponsoring committee urges everyone—especially the hungry, lonely, depressed and tired of winter—to just show up with friends and family as there is no charge, no reservations, no preaching and no restrictions, Just food, fun and fellowship. Featured will be a menu of meat and vegetable k...

  • 'Tis the season for unfinished chores

    Virginia Parker|Dec 29, 2022

    The last minute rush for Christmas presents and dinner preparations is over and we float in the time between Christmas and New Year’s Day. With another three day weekend coming up and most businesses either closed or closing early, it’s like being in limbo for another week. So, what happened to all of the 569 unfinished items that were on your to-do list Christmas Eve? Hopefully half of them are checked off or disregarded as irrelevant. Now comes the new to-do list. Cleaning up after the...

  • This Holiday Season, Let's Remember Heroes Who Also Became Victims

    Bill Sniffin|Dec 29, 2022

    Heroes and victims. Sometimes an off-hand remark can become amazingly prescient. During a news meeting of Cowboy State Daily staff on Dec. 21, we were talking about how to cover the big storm headed toward the state. I casually mentioned we need to watch out for “heroes and victims.” Little did I know that within 36 hours, three wonderful Wyoming men would became both heroes and victims. The people of Wyoming need to give thanks to first responder Tyeler Harris, 29, of Saratoga and to Safety Officer Bruce Lang, 68, of Pine Haven, who lost...

  • Letter to the Editor

    Dec 29, 2022

    Dear Editor, For those who are not aware, Carbon County lost an Emergency Medical Technician this past week; a tragic waste and, worse, an accident easily avoided. I have plied the highways and byways of these Untied States for 15 years as a truck driver and it is a heart wrenching thing to hear about every time.  Emergency service personnel have difficult job to stand up to. Sometimes, they have to work through things that would make most of us sick–injuries involving motor vehicles can take many forms, from bumps and bruises to comas and...

  • Brand New Year, Same Old Trash Talk

    Joshua Wood, Stevenson Newspapers|Dec 29, 2022

    For at least the first three days of the New Year, Rawlins residents will be stuck with their municipal solid waste. On December 20, the Rawlins City Council voted 4-2-1 to table Wyoming Waste Connections’ application for a waste hauler license while a similar application from Dirt Boyz Sanitation (Dirty Boyz) was denied on a vote of 2-4-1. The decision, at least for Dirty Boyz, will likely lead to Rose Cain, the owner of the company, and the City of Rawlins to square off in the courts for...

  • Governor Gordon bans TikTok on State Devices due to Cybersecurity Concerns

    Staff Report|Dec 29, 2022

    Governor Mark Gordon has announced a ban on TikTok from all state electronic devices and networks to address cybersecurity concerns that have been raised by the app’s foreign ownership and the potential influence of foreign governments. In a memo addressed to all state employees, the Governor directed that TikTok will be permanently removed, and access blocked, from all state government electronic devices and networks. This ban extends to all state-issued cell phones, laptops, tablets, desktop computers and other information technology...

  • Glenn Addition water rates watered down

    Joshua Wood, Stevenson Newspapers|Dec 29, 2022

    Following an outcry from corral owners in Rawlins’ Glenn Addition, it appears some changes will be coming to water rates for the agricultural section of the city. Interim City Manager Tom Sarvey told the Rawlins City Council on December 20 he had investigated water usage at the corrals and met with corral owners the Friday before the meeting. According to Sarvey, he will be proposing a change to the resolution which set the updated water rates for users in the Glenn Addition. Though, in the...

  • Hanna learns about Last Mile

    Mike Armstrong|Dec 29, 2022

    The Hanna Town Council met December 19 at the Hanna Town Hall. The meeting was a week later than scheduled due to a power outage which took place on December 12 about an hour before the regularly scheduled meeting. This was the last town council  Mayor Lois Buchanan and Council member Tracy Fowler will be in a full meeting. The newly elected Mayor, Jon Oslting and new Councilmember, Roger Hawkes were in attendance. Buchanan highlighted the Public Works report, saying the preview bids for Phase...

  • The adoption of CR 451

    Virginia Parker|Dec 29, 2022

    A special meeting of the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) was held to consider formal adoption of County Road 451–also known as Cherokee Road, as an official county road. Chairman John Johnson opened a public hearing on December 15, 2022 at 11 a.m. for public comments for or against the formal adoption. Carbon County Attorney Ashley Davis provided background of Cherokee Road as well as the discussion between Bill Nation, Road and Bridge Superintendent and landowners in...

  • Hospital signs with Aligned Providers Wyoming to manage emergency medicine and inpatient service

    Staff Report|Dec 29, 2022

    Recruiting qualified medical personnel has long been a challenge to rural communities. To meet the healthcare needs of the Saratoga community through the North Platte Valley Medical Center (NPVMC), the Platte Valley Healthcare Project has contracted with Aligned Providers Wyoming to staff and manage NPVMC’s emergency and inpatient departments.   Aligned Providers Wyoming (APW) is an emergency, urgent care, and hospitalist medicine management group formed in 2016 to serve Cheyenne Regional Medical Center’s emergency department. Today,...

  • Boys and Girls Club coming to Hanna

    Mike Armstrong|Dec 29, 2022

    There is another Wyoming chapter coming for the Boys and Girls Club (BGC) and it is happening in the northern Carbon County town of Hanna. It will be the 9th in the state.  Most are in larger communities, but Theresa Pacheco, director of the Carbon County branch in Rawlins, sees the town of Hanna as a good place for the organization. The BGC will be located in the Hanna Miner Memorial Recreation Center. Pacheco said the actual idea to have a girls and boys club in northern Carbon County came fr...

  • Multiple departments assist in arrest

    Staff Report|Dec 29, 2022

    On Tuesday, December 13, 2022, at approximately 2130 hours, a Rawlins Police Sergeant observed a conversion van which was being operated in the industrial area located on the east end of Rawlins. The Sergeant recognized the vehicle as belonging to Virgil Hubert Matthews of Rawlins, who had an outstanding arrest warrant for bond revocation. A traffic stop was initiated on Mahoney Street and Airport Road. Upon the Sergeant's approach of the vehicle, Matthews locked the vehicle's doors and refused...

  • Reflections from the Grand Encampment Herald

    Dec 29, 2022

    Reprint of this story from the December 25, 1901 issue of the Saratoga Record brought to you courtesy of Grandma’s Cabin, Encampment, Wyoming. Preserving History - Serving the Community. Riverside, Carbon County, Wyoming A few facts concerning the history of the prosperous little town may be of interest to the readers of The Record. The writer will not attempt to dwell upon the scenic beauty of the locality or upon the favorable climatic conditions. Its’ close proximity to the town of Saratoga should be sufficient guarantee that the...

  • This week at the Saratoga Care Center

    Dec 29, 2022

    by Tom Mansfied, Activity Volunteer The Activity Director and her assistants offered a week of activities mornings and afternoons. Residents exercised to Sittercise Monday morning.  In the afternoon, residents listened to Christmas Trivia. On Tuesday morning, Mexican Dominoes brought residents our, and in the afternoon residents made Christmas cards in Arts and Crafts. The always popular Hair and Nail Care brought residents out to the dining room on Wednesday morning.  In the afternoon, residents played Bingo for a chance to win quarters and...

  • It just keeps going

    Mike Armstrong|Dec 29, 2022

    The Hanna Miner Memorial Recreation Center was built in 1984 by the Carbon County Coal Company. It was state of the art at the time with racquetball courts, basketball courts, weight room and a pool that was just shy of being an Olympic size pool. The pool became the center of attention not only to swimmers who wanted to do laps or kids that wanted to dive and go down the water slide, but it was important to a group of people who wanted to try a new thing. It was called water aerobics. This was...

  • Congratulations to the winners of the 36th Annual Sierra Madre Winter Carnival button contest sponsored by the Platte Valley Arts Council.

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  • From dry goods to designer clothing

    Virginia Parker|Dec 29, 2022

    Since it was built in 1903, the building on the corner of First and West Bridge Street has housed a variety of businesses. The land was purchased initially to build a large hall for the Fraternal Order of Eagles. For unknown reasons that construction never began and one year later the land was sold to A. Johnson Doggett who built a spacious building on the corner facing the corner of First and Bridge. Doggett had been elected the first mayor of Saratoga, after living in the Valley for 8 years....

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  • Twenty-four hours to go

    Joshua Wood, Stevenson Newspapers|Dec 29, 2022

    Update (01/03/2022, 9:37 p.m.) During the January 3 regular meeting of the Rawlins City Council, both Dirty Boyz Sanitation and Wyoming Waste Connections had their hauler licenses approved from January 3, 2023 to December 31, 2023. With the snow piling up during the most recent winter storm and municipal waste threatening to pile up in the New Year, the Rawlins City Council held an emergency meeting on January 2. The end result was a 24-hour emergency extension of municipal waste hauler... Full story

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