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 By Joshua Wood    News    August 5, 2020 

Auditors issue qualified opinion

At the July 21 meeting of the Saratoga Town Council, the governing body voted 3-0 to officially accept the audit of Fiscal Year 2019/2020 by new auditors Carver, Florek and James (CFJ). Councilmember...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    August 5, 2020 

Council to interview candidates

UPDATE: Following an executive session in which two candidates, D'Ron Campbell and Michelle Cook, were interviewed the Saratoga Town Council voted unanimously to appoint Campbell to the seat left...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    August 5, 2020 

COVID rises in Carbon County

In the past two weeks, Carbon County has seen a continued increase of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as tourists pour into the state and parents prepare to resume school.... Full story

 
 By Dana Davis    News    August 5, 2020 

Mangy Moose approved

A special meeting of the Riverside Town Council was held on July 28, 2020 to revisit the liquor license for the Mangy Moose since the Wyoming Liquor Commission informed the Council that it is not...

 
 By Dana Davis    News    August 5, 2020 

Park it, mister

The Planning Commission meeting on July 14, 2020 started with a public hearing regarding the horses on Robert Smith’s property where he runs a bed and breakfast. There had been a nuisance complaint...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    August 5, 2020 

In the dumps

The Hanna Town Council, the High Country Joint Powers Board (HCJPB) and Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) representative Craig McComie met at 6:30 p.m. on July 29 at the Hanna Recreation...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    July 29, 2020

Audit accepted, questions remain

At their July 21 meeting, the Saratoga Town Council formally accepted the Fiscal Year 2018/2019 audit from Carver, Florek and James (CFJ) as the 2020/2021 fiscal year begins. Along with the highly...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    July 29, 2020

Museum district heads to ballot

After an extended public hearing and 30 day protest period that saw no written protest, the proposed Saratoga-Ryan Park Museum District will be heading to the ballot in November. During the July 20...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    July 29, 2020

Early voting moving ahead

With the primary election rapidly approaching and the United States still dealing with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), absentee voting has taken center stage this election cycle. At the July 20...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    July 29, 2020

Saratoga talks trash

Trash talk was no small part of the July 21 meeting of the Saratoga Town Council as the governing body addressed excess refuse near the municipal swimming pool and repeated violations at Family Dollar...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    July 22, 2020

Enforced Ordinances Discussed

The Hanna Town Council met at 6:30 p.m. on July 15 at the Hanna Town Hall. All council members were in attendance along with mayor Lois Buchanan. The agenda and minutes from the June 9 regularly...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    July 22, 2020

A taxing talk

COVID-19 took its toll on the Carbon County Council of Governments’ (CCCOG) meetings for the past four months. The last time the board met was in Rawlins on January 15. CCCOG meets every two months...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    July 22, 2020

Carbon County sees spike in COVID cases

Carbon County is seeing the highest spike in cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) since the pandemic began and a little over two weeks since the July 4 weekend. According to Carbon County Public... Full story

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    July 22, 2020

Payroll, taxes and late fees

Three months after the resignation of Katrina Nuhn from the Town of Encampment’s Department of Public Works, the Encampment Town Council hired a new employee at their rescheduled July 14 meeting....

 
 By Dana Davis    News    July 22, 2020

Liquor license questions remain

The majority of discussion at the Riverside Town Council meeting on July 16, 2020 centered around the question of whether or not to renew the liquor license for the Mangy Moose. Many were in attendanc...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    July 22, 2020

A jury of their (masked) peers

At the Carbon County Courthouse in Rawlins, both the District Court and Circuit Court have gone nearly five months without having a jury trial. That is about to change starting the first week in...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    July 22, 2020

Digitizing cow plops

by Mike Armstrong The Carbon County Visitor Council (CCVC) met at 10 a.m. on July 15 at the Cottontree Inn in Rawlins. This is the second meeting held this summer where the board met in person....

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    July 15, 2020

Saratoga receives 6th penny funds

The Town of Saratoga and other entities in Carbon County will be receiving their first payouts from the 2019 Specific Purpose Sales and Excise Tax (6th penny tax) totaling $1.5 million.  At their...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    July 15, 2020

Facing coronavirus and cuts

Carbon County Public Health will be facing budget cuts from the State level even as they prepare for a potential increase in cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  Cuts to Public Health During...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    July 15, 2020

Council honors fallen member

When the members of the Saratoga Town Council will convene for their next meeting, it will be in the renamed Steve Wilcoxson Town Council Chambers. On July 7, the council unanimously approved...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    July 15, 2020

Joint powers board hosts Corthell and King

The Saratoga-Carbon County Impact Joint Powers Board (SCCIJPB) met with two attorneys from Corthell and King, the Laramie based law firm selected last month by the SCCIJPB, during their July 8...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    July 15, 2020

Concerns over representations

The Town of Saratoga is one step closer to completing their audit of Fiscal Year 2018/2019 following approval of a representation letter to Carver, Florek and James (CFJ) at the July 7 meeting. The...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    July 8, 2020

COVID cases added before July 4

Prior to the July 4 weekend, two confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) were added to Carbon County bringing the total number to 15. The two additional cases come as Wyoming continues to... Full story

 
 By Staff Report    News    July 8, 2020

Second search for Strittmater

For three days, the Carbon County Sheriff’s Office conducted a second search for a hunter who went missing last October. Mark Anthony Strittmater went missing on October 19, 2019 while hunting in the Medicine Bow Forest. From June 26-28,...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    July 8, 2020

Town of Saratoga to pay landfill fees

With the start of the 2020/2021 Fiscal Year, the Upper Platte River Solid Waste District (UPRSWDD) has begun to follow through with their intention of handling their own billing for the Saratoga...

 

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