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 By Joshua Wood    News    January 20, 2021 

What a gas

The, currently, two member Saratoga Planning Commission had a gas during their January 12 meeting as they discussed, among other things, the proposed location for Blakeman Propane’s bulk propane sto...

 By Joshua Wood    News    January 20, 2021 

Discussing delinquency

Delinquent accounts were, again, a major point of discussion for the Saratoga-Carbon County Impact Joint Powers Board (SCCIJPB) during their regular meeting on January 13. As was reported previously...

 By Mike Armstrong    News    January 20, 2021 

Delinquent accounts in hot water

Delinquent water accounts were the hot topic for Hanna Town Council at their first meeting of 2021. While the outstanding amounts owed to the Town of Hanna has drastically reduced since last...

 By Kaitlyn Campbell    News    January 20, 2021 

Billing trash talk

The Upper Platte River Solid Waste Disposal District (UPRSWDD) held their first meeting of the year in Riverside on January 6. The meeting began with site reports and talk of grinding instead of burning trash. It was determined that the issues with...

 By Joshua Wood    News    January 20, 2021 

Mystery at the lagoon

For the past several months, the wastewater treatment plant north of Saratoga has been dealing with something of a mystery. The enigma was first raised by Director of Public Works Jon Winter during th...

 By Joshua Wood    News    January 20, 2021 

Over 70 vaccine program begins

As vaccines continue to roll-out across the state and Carbon County, the staff of Carbon County Public Health are preparing to vaccinate residents over 70 years of age. This comes as the first... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    January 13, 2021

Saratoga finds its Creed

While a run-off election in Georgia was determining who would gain control of the United States Senate on January 5, the Saratoga Town Council was finding their own direction during their first...

 By Joshua Wood    News    January 13, 2021

Commissioners approve Wyoming Downs

The Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) started the new year off at the tracks as they approved a resolution for pari mutuel wagering to operate in the county during their January 5 meeting....


Filling a need

Almost two years ago, the first Friday in March, on the Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies ( WFBOTR) food truck made its first appearance in the town of Hanna to distribute food. It was a very...


First responders vaccinated

On January 6, vaccination against the coronavirus COVID-19 started for first responders in Carbon County. Melissa Sikes, Director of South Central Wyoming Emergency Medical Services (SCWEMS),...

 By Joshua Wood    News    January 13, 2021

Council to interview counsel

While the Town of Saratoga will start the year with someone in the mayor’s seat, the Saratoga Town Council is also moving forward with replacing both their legal counsel and their town clerk. Both t...

 By Staff Report    News    January 13, 2021

Clinic goes high def

A new AMX420 high-definition portable X-ray machine is helping healthcare workers at the Platte Valley Clinic deal with the Covid-19 pandemic. The $133,000 machine, manufactured by GE Healthcare, was...

 By Staff Report    News    January 13, 2021

COVID-19 "UK Variant" found in Wyoming

The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH)) confirmed on January 16 the state’s first case of the “UK variant,” or B.1.1.7 COVID-19 variant has been identified in a Teton County adult male. While further investigation is ongoing, early information... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    January 6, 2021

Vaccines arrive in Carbon County

Nearly a month since the Wyoming Department of Health announced the initial receipt of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Carbon County Public Health announced the phased a...

 By Joshua Wood    News    January 6, 2021

New year, new everything

*Update* At the January 5 meeting of the Saratoga Town Council, Creed James was appointed to fill the mayoral vacancy. While many people may be hoping for change in 2021, one of the entities in...

 By Staff Report    News    January 6, 2021

Late night service to resume January 9

A month after updating health orders requiring bars and restaurants to suspend late night service, Governor Mark Gordon has reversed course with new health orders that will be effective on January 9. In a press release from the Office of Governor Mar... Full story

 By Mike Armstrong    News    January 6, 2021

Short meeting for visitors council

The Carbon County Visitors Council (CCVC) met by teleconference on December 16 with all representatives present. The agenda and minutes from the November 18 meeting was quickly approved CCVC CEO...

 By Joshua Wood    News    January 6, 2021

Creed James appointed mayor

After nearly five months without a mayor, the Saratoga Town Council has finally appointed a member of the governing body to fill the vacancy. On January 5, recently elected council member Creed James... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    December 30, 2020

How much has it cost?

At the final meeting of 2020 of the Saratoga Town Council, held on December 15, Councilmember Jon Nelson continued to express his frustration and concern with payments to James Childress, the...

 By Joshua Wood    News    December 30, 2020

Rocky Mountain permit tabled

As their final action of 2020, the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) tabled a conditional use permit from Rocky Mountain Power for Segment D-1 of the Gateway West Transmission Line Project...

 By Joshua Wood    News    December 30, 2020

Debating engagements

As the governing body of Saratoga faces rapidly approaching deadlines related to the audit of Fiscal Year 2019/2020, the Saratoga Town Council discussed a re-engagement with James Childress of...

 By Joshua Wood    News    December 23, 2020

No mayor until new year

“It is time to move forward in a positive manner. The Town of Saratoga has had too much conflict.” During the December 15 meeting of the Saratoga Town Council, the governing body was addressed by...

 By Joshua Wood    News    December 23, 2020

Saratoga at impasse on upcoming audit

As 2020 comes to a close for the Town of Saratoga, the Saratoga Town Council will be entering the new year without a mayor, town clerk, legal counsel and potentially without an accounting firm to...

 By Staff Report    News    December 23, 2020

A healthy gift

Just in time for Christmas, the Corbett Medical Foundation has received a $25,000 grant from the Sinclair Wyoming Refining Company (SWRC) in support of the Platte Valley Healthcare Project's "Help Us...


Shedding a mystery

Local historian Nancy Anderson was with her husband Victor some years ago taking care of their cattle, when they made a discovery in a gulley. A type of shed lying on its side, basically in the...


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