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 By Joshua Wood    News    March 25, 2020 

COVID-19 confirmed in Carbon County

In less than a week, Wyoming has seen a rapid increase in the amount of confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as testing continues throughout the state. In that time, Carbon County has added... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    March 25, 2020 

Talking 'bout a resolution

Unlike more recent meetings of the Saratoga Town Council, the March 17 meeting of the governing body was under 30 minutes due to concerns over the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Despite...

 By Mike Armstrong    News    March 25, 2020 

What to do if you feel sick

Nobody likes getting a cold or flu at this time of year but, when the weather changes from cold to warm, it happens. Unfortunately, with COVID-19 lurking throughout the country and certain parts of... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    March 25, 2020 

Governor Gordon issues third executive order for COVID-19

Less than a week since issuing his first executive order in conjunction with State Health Officer Alexia Harrist, Governor Mark Gordon has issued his third one this evening, March 24. The order takes... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    March 25, 2020 

Third confirmed case of COVID-19 in Carbon County

Late Tuesday night (March 24), the Carbon County COVID-19 Incident Management Team issued a press release stating that local health officials had been notified by the Wyoming Department of Health of... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    March 25, 2020 

Governor Gordon extends statewide closures to April 17

On Friday afternoon (March 27), Governor Mark Gordon issued a statement that he was extending the date of three statewide health orders through April 17. All three orders, the most recent of which... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    March 18, 2020

CCSD2, Town of Saratoga close for COVID-19

Following the announcement of Wyoming's first confirmed case of COVID-19 on the evening of March 11, events moved rather quickly as the Cowboy State began to make preparations to deal with the novel... Full story

 By Mike Armstrong    News    March 18, 2020

High country in Hanna

The Hanna Town Council met at 6 p.m. on March 10 at the Hanna Town Hall. The agenda and minutes from February 11 were quickly approved and the council went into board and department reports. The first...

 By Mike Armstrong    News    March 18, 2020

Town Lots Purchased

The Medicine Bow Town Council met at 7 p.m. on March 8 at the Medicine Bow Community Hall. The room was packed with seats hard to come by. Mayor Sharon Biamon, councilmember Trevor Strauch and...

 By Dana Davis    News    March 18, 2020

Ranches and condos at commission

Bob Smith, owner of the Roan Hill Ranch Guesthouse was represented at the March 10th Planning Commission meeting by legal council, Jon Schnal who moved to dismiss a complaint regarding horse nuisance....

 By Dana Davis    News    March 18, 2020

It takes a village

After the financials were read and approved during the Encampment Town Council meeting on March 11, the floor was opened to guests attending the meeting. Josh Saier and Crystal Gillen of the Sierra...

 By Dana Davis    News    March 18, 2020

Quick trip through Riverside

Mayor Leroy Stephenson attended the Riverside Town Council meeting on March 11 via phone conference. It was a short meeting over all. Helen Weiland, South Central Wyoming EMS Joint Powers Board...


COVID-19 closures, modified operations

As concerns over novel coronavirus (COVID-19) lead to closures of government offices, businesses and schools the Saratoga Sun will strive to keep our readers informed with as much up-to-date information as possible. Please make sure to check this... Full story

 By Staff Report    News    March 18, 2020

Governor Gordon and State Health Officer issue statewide closure order for public spaces

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has endorsed a decision by the Wyoming State Health Officer to close public places for a two-week period to help slow the community spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). The closure order extends through April 3... Full story

 By Staff Report    News    March 18, 2020

Health Officials Announce Carbon County, Wyoming COVID-19 Case

In light of the first COVID-19 diagnosis in Carbon County, WY, public officials from the Carbon County Health Department, Memorial Hospital of Carbon County, and other agencies are emphasizing the importance of continued community mitigation... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    March 11, 2020

Casting a dissenting vote

“First, I need to elaborate that there has been an issue sleeping behind the scenes for the Town for quite some time. Namely, the adjustments from the auditors have simply never been made in the...

 By Mike Armstrong    News    March 11, 2020

Back to the drawing board

The High Country Joint Powers (HCJPB) board met at 6 p.m. on Thursday at the Hanna Town Hall to discuss the progress of the landfills closure destined for July 1, 2020. Contractors had been out at...

 By Mike Armstrong    News    March 11, 2020

A Med Bow minute

The wind and winter weather took another casualty last week when the new law enforcement candidate for Medicine Bow, David Ridge, decided that he was not prepared to live in Carbon County. Ridge had n...

 By Joshua Wood    News    March 11, 2020

Going through the motions

Following James Childress’ appearance before the Saratoga Town Council on February 18, it appeared as if there were some answers to the questions that have been plaguing the Saratoga Town Council...

 By Staff Report    News    March 11, 2020

Getting non-profit status

Obtaining a 501(c)(3) designation from the IRS to operate as a charitable organization is no easy task. Just ask George Haigh, secretary of the Platte Valley Healthcare Project (PVHP), which is raising funds to build the North Platte Valley Medical...

 By Staff Report    News    March 11, 2020

Preventing COVID-19

While the current risk of transmission in Wyoming is still low, the overall situation surrounding coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues to become more concerning, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). Dr. Alexia Harrist, state...

 By Joshua Wood    News    March 11, 2020

Getting off the map

Despite the deceivingly warm temperatures recently, longtime Wyoming residents know that winter’s grip doesn’t let go just because the calendar says that spring is approaching. That goes double...

 By Joshua Wood    News    March 11, 2020

Carbon County Coronavirus ready

As the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) makes its way across the globe, Wyoming has been relatively untouched by the disease which originated in Wuhan, China. During their March 3 meeting, the Board of...

 By Staff Report    News    March 11, 2020

Season setting meeting in Saratoga

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) will be holding their annual season setting meeting for Saratoga next week, according to a press release from the department. Each year, the WGFD holds meetings throughout the state to receive input from...

 By Staff Report    News    March 11, 2020

WGFD to hold public meeting

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) will be holding a public meeting at the Platte Valley Community Center (PVCC) on March 12 to discuss the Platte Valley Mule Deer Initiative. The Platte Valley Mule Deer Initiative was implemented by the WGF...


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