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 By Joshua Wood    News    September 19, 2018 

Finding flying fees

Hangar leases and landing fees were the top topics of discussion during the regularly scheduled meeting of the Saratoga Airport Board at 1 p.m. on Sept. 12 at the Saratoga Town Hall and was attended...

 By Keith McLendon    News    September 19, 2018 

Foundation for health

The Corbett Medical Foundation (Foundation), named for former Valley doctor Ray A. Corbett, was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) in September of 1993 and set their bylaws in January of 1994. The...

 By Joshua Wood    News    September 19, 2018 

Moving money

The September meeting of the Encampment Town Council at 7 p.m. on Sept. 13 at the Encampment Town Hall was relatively short, a total of 40 minutes, with the exception of the executive session entered...

 By Joshua Wood    News    September 19, 2018 

Grading, mobile homes

Ordinance 847, written to regulate mobile home parks within Saratoga, came back before the Saratoga Planning Commission during their regularly scheduled meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 11 at the Saratog...

 By Staff Report    News    September 19, 2018 

Ryan fire crosses into Carbon County

Valley residents were witness to a huge pillar of smoke rising from beyond Battle Pass on Sunday as the newly begun Ryan Fire grew to consume 1,832 acres. The fire, which was reported late Saturday night, began in Jackson County, Colo. in the...

 By Staff Report    News    September 19, 2018 

VSO elects 2018-19 officers

Merlynn Hoopes was elected president of the Valley Service Organization (VSO) at the organizations first meeting of the 2018-19 club year Thursday, Sept. 13 held in the back room of the Hotel Wolf. Other officers elected were Kassey Westring,vice...

 By Joshua Wood    News    September 19, 2018 

Missing a chair

The September meeting of the Carbon County Impact Joint Powers Board (CCIJPB) was a somber one, taking place just a week after the untimely passing of JPB Chairman Donnie Price. Beginning shortly...


A clinical diagnosis

When a business has burned through nearly half a million dollars and is still not on track, it is normally time to rethink that particular business model. This is the case the with the Platte Valley...


Dirt, doctor discussed

The Saratoga Town Council met at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at the Saratoga Town Hall and was short one council member, Richard Raymer, who was away at the scene of an accident on Highway 130. The agenda, minu...


Crash names released

A fatal crash between a local resident and a couple from Alabama occurred in the early evening of Sept. 4 near the intersection of Wyoming Highways 130 and 230. On Sept. 6, the Wyoming Highway Patrol issued a news release detailing their narrative of...

 By Joshua Wood    News    September 12, 2018

Recycled news

Plastics and recycling was, again, a prime issue of discussion at the regularly scheduled meeting of the Upper North Platte River Solid Waste Disposal District (UPRSWDD) at 7 p.m. on Sept. 5 at the En...

 By Joshua Wood    News    September 5, 2018

Fatalities on 130

Late Tuesday afternoon, multiple authorities responded to reports of a collision at the intersection of Wyoming Highways 130 and 230, also known as the Snowy Range Turnoff. Deputies from the Carbon...


Christmas & candidate

The Hanna Agriculture Resource Team (HART) met at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 28 at the Hanna Market. Rose Dabbs, chairman of HART, turned over her lead position to Perry Goodrich. Dabbs said she would like...

 By Joshua Wood    News    September 5, 2018

Encampment gets book mark

Encampment residents driving down Rankin Street may have noticed some recent changes at the Encampment/Riverside Branch Library signaling the sign of the times. The former sign for the branch of the...

 By Joshua Wood    News    September 5, 2018

Bridge to bunkers

The Saratoga Volunteer Fire Department informed the Town of Saratoga back in April during one of several budget session that much of their gear no longer is sufficiently up to current codes. Since...


Local poets win competition

Hanna librarian Ellen Freeman wanted to give local residents the opportunity to put forth some writing skills over the summer. To that end she put together a poetry contest. "Ellen is always coming...

 By Mike Armstrong    News    August 29, 2018

Plastics and politics

The Saratoga Town Council met at 6 p.m. on Aug. 21 at the Saratoga Town Hall with all the council attending. It was business as usual with the approval of the minutes for the meeting on Aug. 7 and... Full story

 By Staff Report    News    August 29, 2018

Tractors, toys, talent and twirling

What could be more enjoyable than a day of fun for the entire family? The Copper Days Festival in Encampment, Wyo. has been entertaining tractor enthusiasts since 1994. Beginning at 11 a.m. on both Saturday, Sept. 8 and Sunday, Sept. 9, the whole...

 By Staff Report    News    August 29, 2018

Saratoga searches for new museum director

In a recent press release, the Saratoga Museum Board announced it would be closing the museum for the season on Sept. 2 due to the “sudden and unexpected resignation of Saratoga Museum Director Mikayla Larrow.” The museum board cited both...

 By Mike Armstrong    News    August 29, 2018

Relicensed, refilled, reopened

The pool at the Hanna Recreation Center opened on Aug. 21 and Vivian Gonzales, the director of the center, is happy. It had been shut for over three months. "The impact of the pool closing has had... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    August 22, 2018

Cell tower called for review

Cell phone coverage, depending on the person asked, is spotty at best in the Platte Valley. Saratoga, Encampment and Riverside are “Union Wireless Country” as they are the predominant provider in...

 By Joshua Wood    News    August 22, 2018

Tower, cleanup, strips & sewer

Concerns over a proposed tower to be constructed by Skyway Towers, LLC were expressed during the Encampment Town Council meeting on Aug. 9 at the Encampment Town Hall. The communication tower is...

 By Joshua Wood    News    August 22, 2018

Penny to plug line?

The Riverside Town Council barely had a quorum when they met at 6 p.m. on Aug. 9 at the Riverside Town Hall due to the absence of council members Katie Cheesbrough and Fred Lorenz. With council...

 By Mike Armstrong    News    August 22, 2018

Void in Hanna

The Hanna Town Council convened at 6 p.m. on Aug. 14 at the Hanna Town Hall. It was business as usual in the beginning where the agenda, minutes from July 10 meeting were approved. Robert Patton,...

 By Joshua Wood    News    August 22, 2018

Hangar hangups

Following a tense exchange of words between David and Tasha Worthington and council member Richard Raymer during the Aug. 7 Saratoga Town Council meeting, it was expected that the ongoing issues of...


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