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 By Joshua Wood    Politics    October 21, 2020 

Council candidates questioned

The vacant mayor position, a divisive council and the need for a planning and zoning director were the major points of discussion for the four Saratoga Town Council candidates during a forum held on...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    October 21, 2020 

Contracting for inspections

While the Town of Saratoga has been moving forward without a planning and zoning director, members of the Saratoga Town Council have been reviewing and approving building permits. Another aspect of...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    October 21, 2020 

Rezoning the Copperline

The Saratoga Planning Commission conducted business with three of their four members in attendance on October 13. While member Tom Westring was unable to attend, Mike Lamprecht joined the meeting via...

 

Legals: A light in the shadows

Wyoming legislators, under the guise of “cost saving measures” for local governments, are again attempting to remove vital legal notices from the pages of your local newspaper. Though the Wyoming Legislature is not in session and many legislators...

 

Traveling to all towns in Carbon County

Yvonne Johnson, the new director for the Carbon County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC), was born in Carbon County and grew up in Rawlins. When she left Rawlins, she worked in Saratoga. She...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    October 14, 2020

Adjacent and abutting

The vague and ambiguous language of Title 18 of the Saratoga Municipal Code took center stage during the October 6 meeting of the Saratoga Town Council. The definition of “adjacent” was also...

 

Tourism still strong

The Carbon County Visitor Council (CCVC) met at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Cotton Tree Inn in Rawlins. The approval of the agenda and the minutes from the regular meeting September 16 were done...

 

Disposal district discusses billing

The Upper Platte River Solid Waste District board met on October 7, 2020 at 7:00 pm to discuss several matters involving the landfill. The meeting opened and the minutes and bills were quickly approved. This was followed with correspondence from RNB...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    October 14, 2020

A plan for Pickett

The perennial discussion of Tyler Pickett Park was brought before the Saratoga Town Council during their October 6 meeting. The issue of the park, which has been discussed since 2009, was raised in a...

 
 By Dana Davis    News    October 14, 2020

Classic contract expired

Yvonne Johnson, Carbon County Economic Development Corporation Director, was present at the October 8 Riverside Town Council meeting to introduce herself to the council and touch on topics on which...

 

A groundbreaking reality

A process that began little more than two years ago finally come to fruition on a warm October day in Saratoga. On Saturday morning, the groundbreaking for the much anticipated North Platte Valley...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    October 7, 2020

Loving what I do

A few weeks ago the 1st grade class from Saratoga Elementary School was getting a tour of downtown Saratoga from Sherry McCay, a volunteer with the Saratoga Museum. As they made their way down Bridge...

 

Candidates to speak at VSO forum

All candidates for Saratoga Town Council and House District 47 have indicated they will attend the upcoming candidates’ forum sponsored by the Valley Service Organization (VSO), according to Kassey Westring, forum moderator for the organization....

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    September 30, 2020

Council discusses job descriptions

Members of the Saratoga Town Council gathered in the Steve Wilcoxson Town Council Chambers on September 18 to discuss job descriptions for town employees and were joined by legal counsel Cathy...

 

The summer of COVID-19

Summer 2020 is officially over and Carbon County, like the state of Wyoming, had to make adjustments as the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) was still impacting life for many residents. It was hoped back...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    September 23, 2020

Saratoga plans for filling vacancy

Previous suggestions by Councilmember Jon Nelson to wait on an appointment to the vacancy for Saratoga mayor until after the general election appear to have been taken quite literally by Mayor Pro-Tem...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    September 23, 2020

Eventful changes for Saratoga

Eight years ago, the Town of Saratoga passed Ordinance 809, which created regulations for specially permitted events within the town limits. At the September 15 meeting of the Saratoga Town Council,...

 

CCVC meets in Saratoga

The Carbon County Visitors Council (CCVC) met at 10 a.m. on September 16 at Firewater Public House in Saratoga. The agenda and minutes from the regularly scheduled meeting on August 19 were approved....

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    September 23, 2020

A flood of data

As the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) rolls out updated flood insurance maps for Carbon County, the Saratoga Town Council is asking residents to closely examine the changes that have been...

 

Wind and water at CCCOG

The Carbon County Council of Governments (CCCOG) met at 6:30 p.m. on September 16 at the Medicine Bow Community Hall. Baggs, Dixon, Elk Mountain, Hanna, Medicine Bow, Rawlins and Saratoga had represen...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    September 16, 2020

Planning commission zoned out

With seven board positions and four board members, the Saratoga Planning Commission only had two members in attendance for their September 8 meeting at Saratoga Town Hall; Chairman Jim Beckmann and...

 

Fire top topic in Hanna

The Hanna Town Council met at 6:30 p.m. on September 8 p.m. at the Hanna Town Hall. The mayor, Lois Buchanan and council members Tracy Fowler, Bob Patton and Sam Sikes were present. Council member...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    September 16, 2020

Landfill fund audit requested

The Upper Platte River Solid Waste Disposal District (UPRSWDD) is formally requesting an audit of the district’s funds as managed by the Town of Saratoga. The board formally approved a letter to be...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    September 9, 2020

Mayor seat still vacant

Two weeks after the resignation of Mayor John Zeiger, the Saratoga Town Council is no closer to filling the now vacant position. During the September 1 meeting of the governing body, Mayor Pro-Tem...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    September 9, 2020

A little bit at a time

At their September 1 meeting, the Saratoga Town Council began the process of moving excess revenues from Fiscal Year 2019/2020 into corresponding reserve funds. While the council appeared to agree...

 

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