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 By Mike Armstrong    News    January 26, 2023 

Hospitality icon loved Wyoming

When icons of an industry pass on from this world, it is interesting to perceive their life and accomplishments. When all is said and done, recounting this unique person's life and contributions, it i...

 
 By Virginia Parker    News    January 26, 2023 

Snowmobile accident on Battle

A snowmobile accident in the Sierra Madre Mountains, west of Encampment, occurred in the afternoon of January 19, only one man hurt was hurt. Sheriff Alex Bakken said, "At about 1 p.m. the Carbon...

 
 By Virginia Parker    News    January 26, 2023 

Hazard mitigation incipience

At the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) meeting January 17, Emergency Management Director Lenny Layman introduced Joe Parsons, Saratoga Encampment Rawlins Conservation District (SERD),...

 
 By Virginia Parker    News    January 26, 2023 

Wind project seeks input

Saratoga Town Clerk Marie Christen presented a letter received from Two Rivers Wind, LLC. This letter was sent to inform the public that they are beginning applications for permits required to...

 
 By Staff Report    News    January 26, 2023 

Crosswalk Safety Bill to Be Heard in House Transportation Committee Tuesday

A bill that authorizes the use of video systems on official traffic control devices to monitor pedestrian safety at school zone crosswalks will be heard by the House Transportation, Highways and Military Transportation Committee tomorrow, Tuesday, Ja...

 
 By Staff Report    News    January 26, 2023 

Governor Gordon Appoints Byron Mathews State Fire Marshal

Governor Mark Gordon has announced the appointment of Byron Mathews as State Fire Marshal and Director of the Department of Fire Prevention and Electrical Safety. Matthews replaces Mark Young, who is retiring after serving as interim State Fire...

 
 By Staff Report    News    January 26, 2023 

Governor Appoints John LaBuda to be a Circuit Court Judge for the Ninth Judicial District

Governor Mark Gordon has appointed John LaBuda to be a Circuit Court Judge for the Ninth Judicial District serving Sublette County. LaBuda’s appointment fills the vacancy left by the retirement of Judge Jim Radda in Teton County and the subsequent...

 

Flags and ribbons at Boys and Girls Club opening

The Hanna Miner Memorial Parks and Recreation Center welcomed the Boys and Girls Club to open their 9th chapter in the state. The ribbon cutting was attended by close to 150, with many children and...

 

Proposed land exchange for West Fork Reservoir

The Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) hosted a public meeting On January 12 at the Platte Valley Community Center in Saratoga to share information, answer questions and receive public...

 

New faces at the council table

The Encampment Town Council meeting on January 12 opened with the newly elected Mayor Shannon Fagan taking the Oath of Office as presented by Encampment Town Clerk Doreen Harvey. Fagan then swore in n...

 

No new council members

The Riverside Town Council hasn't changed. The incumbents had no competition on the ballot and were kind enough to sit for another few years on the council. Riverside Town Clerk Jan Cook presided...

 
 By Staff Report    News    January 19, 2023

Governor Gordon Offers a Blueprint for Wyoming to Lead the Nation 

Governor Mark Gordon’s State of the State Address to the 67th Legislature highlighted multiple fronts where Wyoming is leading and further opportunities to lead the nation through innovation.  Reflecting on the current financial position of the...

 

Brush Creek Resort founder Bruce White passed away at age 70

Residents in the Platte Valley have watched the Brush Creek Ranch of days past turn into the Lodge and Spa at Brush Creek Ranch (Brush CreeK), which has been acclaimed by travel magazines as the... Full story

 

New Mayor for Medicine Bow

The Medicine Bow Town Council met January 9 to swear in two newly elected council positions. Casey Federer and Lucy Schofiedl were immediately sworn in once the meeting was underway. Then from the...

 

Carbon County Commissioners break the ceiling

Throughout the history of the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) three women sat on the board; Linda Fleming, Lindy Glode who served as vice chairman and Sue Jones. At the January 3, 2023...

 

Rawlins City Council changes vices

While the House of Representatives hit a stalemate in electing leadership in Washington D.C. on January 3, nearly 1,800 miles away the Rawlins City Council decided on their own leaders. The entire process was held by secret ballot. The governing...

 
 By Staff Report    News    January 12, 2023

UW Extension to Host Northwest Crop Symposium in Powell Jan. 25

On Jan. 25, the University of Wyoming Extension will host its 2023 Northwest Crop Symposium at the Park County Fairgrounds in Powell. “The Northwest Crop Symposium is an annual event for producers to gather some new information and do a little netw...

 

Who will represent Ward 2?

The residents of Ward 2 in Rawlins were without full representation on January 3 and will be without at least until the first meeting in February. Tonya Lewman, who defeated incumbent Linda Smith in the 2022 General Election, did not take her Oath of...

 

Swearing in the newly elected

At the January 4 meeting of the Saratoga Town Council, Mayor Creed James began by asking for a moment of silence for EMT Tyeler Harris and his family. Harris was killed while responding to an accident...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    January 5, 2023

Medicine Bow Mayor elect resigns before taking oath of office

William Bailey won the election for Mayor of Medicine Bow in November against incumbent Mayor, Sharon Biamon. This past week, Bailey sent in a resignation letter. A new Mayor will be chosen from the...

 

Escobedo home destroyed in early morning blaze

While most of us were having a cup of coffee, scrolling Facebook or reading the paper the morning of December 28 the Escobedo home was destroyed by a blaze that started in the rear of the trailer...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    January 5, 2023

Peaceful transfer of power

The mayor for the past four years of Hanna, Lois Buchanan, stepped down on January 3, at a special town council meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Hanna Town Hall. Council members Sammy Sikes, Jayson...

 

The long road to childcare

Childcare is in demand in nearly every community. Saratoga is no different. Valley Village Child Care currently operates at 1012 W. Bridge in Saratoga. Excel Preschool operates out of two mobile...

 
 By Staff Report    News    January 5, 2023

Governor Gordon Sworn In for 2nd Term; Outlines Vision for Building Wyoming's Future in Second Inaugural Address

Staff Report After taking the oath of office for his second term, Governor Mark Gordon delivered his Second Inaugural Address. Governor Gordon pledged to continue to fight for Wyoming values, and called on her citizens to work together to build the...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    December 29, 2022

A beacon of care

Less than a week before Christmas, a collision on Interstate 80 west of Rawlins took the life of 29-year-old Saratoga resident Tyeler Harris. A GoFundMe for $15,000 for his wife and three children...

 

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