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 By Joshua Wood    News    November 24, 2021

Questioning authority

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....

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    November 24, 2021

Energy moratorium postponed

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...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    November 24, 2021

Bentsen interim treasurer

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...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    November 17, 2021

Slowing the wind

It is often joked that in Wyoming the wind is so prevalent, when there’s a day without it everyone in the state falls flat on their faces. This seems especially true for Carbon County, especially...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    November 10, 2021

Boosters received

Booster doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech (Pfizer) and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines have arrived in Carbon County.  Amanda Brown, Nurse Manager of Carbon County Public Health, provided the Board of Carbon...

 
 By Micky Jones    News    October 27, 2021

Encampment drones on

The Encampment town Council had a busy agenda for their October 14 meeting. The possibility of a police drone was one topic of attention. Mother Mountain Anglers and Encampment Preschool Director...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    October 20, 2021

Carbon County treasurer to retire

After nearly four decades working for Carbon County, Treasurer Patty Bentsen is preparing to retire. The announcement was tearfully delivered by Bentsen during the October 5 meeting of the Board of...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    October 20, 2021

Commissioners opt for plaque over building name

Too few buildings and too many good employees. That appeared to be the reasoning given by the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) during their October 5 meeting when they revisited the idea...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    October 6, 2021

A building by another name?

When it comes to traveling in Carbon County, there are many unsung heroes who make it possible. Chief amongst those are the employees of the Carbon County Road and Bridge Department. On September 7,...

 

Making history come alive

After a difficult summer in 2020, the Hanna Basin, Elk Mountain and Medicine Bow museums invited Carbon County residents and outsiders to come and visit the Hanna Basin Museum to welcome them back on...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    September 22, 2021

Commissioners approve PUD

On September 14, the decades-old saga of Green Mountain took a significant step forward as the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) unanimously approved the Planned Use Development (PUD) for G...

 

Fire district talks continue

The Hanna Town Council met on September 14 at the Hanna Town Hall. Mayor Lois Buchanan and council members Sammy Sikes and Bill Dys were present. Council members Tracy Fowler and Jayson Nordquist were...

 
 By Micky Jones    News    September 15, 2021

Riverside talks fire district

Riverside Town Council’s September 9 meeting began with discussions about the fire district proposed at recent meetings of the Carbon County Council of Governments. Riverside focused on deciding...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    September 1, 2021

Where the antelope play

A common saying in Wyoming is the population of pronghorn in the state outnumber that of people.  While that's not entirely accurate-there are 400,000 pronghorn in Wyoming compared to 550,000...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    August 25, 2021

'It's a safety issue'

The Carbon County Council of Governments (CCCOG) held a special meeting on August 18 at the newly renovated Carbon Building - Courthouse Annex. The meeting was a continued discussion from the July 21...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    August 18, 2021

Oh water night

The old Wyoming adage “Whiskey is for drinking, water is for fighting” seemed especially true during the August 12 meeting of the Encampment Town Council. Both the Encampment Town Council and...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    August 18, 2021

Paying their fair share

Though tensions seem to have eased between the Saratoga Town Council and the Saratoga-Carbon County Impact Joint Powers Board (SCCIJPB) compared to where they were over a year ago, the joint powers...

 

Green Mountain heads to commissioners

While the Planned Unit Development (PUD) for Green Mountain by Brush Creek Ranch (BCR) has faced much controversy, it successfully moved to the next stage of approval during a special meeting by Carbon County Planning Commission on July 26. The PUD...

 
 By Kaitlyn Campbell    News    July 28, 2021

Green Mountain moves on

The Planned Unit Development (PUD) for Green Mountain at Brush Creek will be moving on to the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) for review and potential approval following a special meeting of the Carbon Country Planning Commission on...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    July 28, 2021

Couch out, Abels in

Carbon County will have a new health officer as of August 1 following a split vote by the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) on July 20.  Dr. Marvin Wayne Couch II, who served as the...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    July 28, 2021

More expensive, more stringent

Carbon County Fire Chief John Rutherford gave a presentation to the Carbon County Council of Governments (CCCOG) on July 21 at the Valley Community Center in Baggs on the need for a fire district in...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    July 21, 2021

Concern and skepticism

Senate File 60 and the collection of ad valorem taxes were, again, heavily discussed by the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) during their July 6 meeting.  A continuation of concerns and...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    July 14, 2021

Take two of these …

Despite having three candidates, the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) appears to be in a holding pattern in regards to the county health officer following their July 6 meeting.  For nearl...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    July 7, 2021

On top of Green Mountain

Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of articles on the Green Mountain ski area. On July 12, representatives from Brush Creek Ranch will appear before the Carbon County Planning Commission...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    June 30, 2021

Developments on Green Mountain

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series on the Green Mountain ski area. When Brush Creek Ranch purchased the Green Mountain Ski Area in June 2019, many residents in Encampment and Riverside...

 

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