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 By Joshua Wood    News    April 14, 2021 

Saratoga Town Council declares vacancy

Of the three individuals elected to the Saratoga Town Council in 2018, only one remains following the resignation of Councilmember Bob Keel on April 6. Keel, who was elected alongside Councilmember Jo...

 By Staff Report    News    April 14, 2021 

Carbon County vaccination moving forward

As the warmer months approach and there continues to be a push to return to a pre-coronavirus mentality, the administering of vaccines is still ongoing. On March 31, the Office of Governor Gordon announced that all Wyomingites over the age of 16 year...

 By Staff Report    News    April 14, 2021 

Equipping MedBow

Recently, the Town of Medicine Bow has been working on grants for various purposes. Generators, museum improvements, COVID relief, a Roadside Message board sign and Volunteer Fire Department Communication Equipment are just a few example of the...

 By Joshua Wood    News    April 14, 2021 

Looking at strengths and weaknesses

While the arrival of spring may have more people thinking about floods rather than fires, four recent events that began as controlled burns are showing just how dry things are before the spring runoff...

 By Joshua Wood    News    April 14, 2021 

A field at the Woods

Wood’s Fields may continue to be the home for Platte Valley Little League (PVLL) despite previous discussions to rehabilitate and use the ball fields owned by the Town of Saratoga south of the...

 By Joshua Wood    News    April 14, 2021 

County proposes joint road project with Saratoga

Carbon County Road 504 and Pic Pike Road continue to be a point of discussion, though no longer due to, now lifted, weight restrictions on a Wyoming Highway 130 bridge. At the April 6 meeting of the...

 By Joshua Wood    News    April 14, 2021 

A weighty decision

Haulers with oversize loads can expect to have their weight checked in the near future.  Little more than a month after the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) approved a resolution...

 By Staff Report    News    April 14, 2021 

Seal of approval?

From coal to wind and from agriculture to tourism, Carbon County has a diverse past, present and future. If one lucky resident can represent the county in a new seal, they could receive $600 from the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC). In...

 By Staff Report    News    April 14, 2021 

Flood insurance maps near completion

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently announced that the flood insurance rate map for Carbon County is nearly complete in an April 8 press release. The new maps will provide Carbon County with more accurate flood risk information...

 By Joshua Wood    News    April 7, 2021

Lifting weights

Within a month of the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) being informed about weight restrictions on a Highway 130 bridge at mile marker 57.52, those restrictions have been removed. As was...

 By Mike Armstrong    News    April 7, 2021

Getting windy in Rawlins

The Carbon County Council of Governments (CCCOG) met in person on March 31 at the Carbon County Coordination Center (C4) in Rawlins. The meeting had originally been scheduled on March 15 but, due to...

 By Joshua Wood    News    April 7, 2021

Keel resigns from Saratoga Town Council

Councilmember Bob Keel officially resigned from the Saratoga Town Council during the April 6 meeting of the governing body. Keel, who was elected to the council during the 2018 General Election, read... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    March 31, 2021

Council donates salary

During their March 16 meeting, three members of the Saratoga Town Council and Mayor Creed James stated they would donate the 1st quarter of their governmental salaries to a local fundraising group....

 By Joshua Wood    News    March 24, 2021

A pretty sweet appointment

The Town of Saratoga has finally filled a vital position in town hall as Mayor Creed James appointed a new town clerk on March 16. Since the resignation of former town clerk Suzie Cox effective...

 By Joshua Wood    News    March 24, 2021

Practical or political?

For some, it may seem that one election cycle bleeds right into another especially as several current members of the Wyoming Legislature have made early announcements of running against...

 By Joshua Wood    News    March 24, 2021

Repairing bridges

Just two weeks after finding out about weight restrictions placed by the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) on a Highway 130 bridge, the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) were...

 By Mike Armstrong    News    March 24, 2021

Visitor's council makes changes

The Carbon County Visitors Council (CCVC) met in Rawlins on March 10 at the Best Western Hotel for their regularly scheduled meeting. All board members were present in person except the Baggs and Hann...

 By Staff Report    News    March 24, 2021

Road work season has arrived

Construction season in Carbon County is officially underway as the Wyoming Department of Transportation begins a multi-year project on Interstate 80 east of Sinclair, between mile markers 221-227.5.   Crews with McGarvin-Moberly Construction Co....

 By Joshua Wood    News    March 24, 2021

Your call has been declined

More than a month after tabling a resolution in regards to a conditional use permit from Union Telephone Company (Union Wireless) and the City of Rawlins, the Board of Carbon County Commissioners...

 By Joshua Wood    News    March 24, 2021

Mystery solved?

Saratoga’s Department of Public Works has been trying to figure out exactly why they are experiencing a high level of biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) in their lagoon effluent. It appears, now, that...

 By Joshua Wood    News    March 17, 2021

RV park hits the brakes

It appears that Saratoga will not be getting a new recreational vehicle (RV) park in the near future. At least, if one is built, it will likely not be by JaJaCa Properties owners James (Jimmy) and Jam...

 By Joshua Wood    News    March 17, 2021

Discussing disclosures

While the Town of Saratoga has yet to start on their audit of Fiscal Year 2020/2021, the Saratoga-Carbon County Impact Joint Powers Board (SCCIJPB) is nearing the completion of their financial...

 By Staff Report    News    March 17, 2021

USDA awards notice to proceed

Construction of the North Platte Valley Medical Center (NVPMC) will start construction earlier than expected. Though there is still snow on the ground, the Platte Valley Healthcare Project (PVHP) is excited and ready to proceed as soon as weather...

 By Joshua Wood    News    March 17, 2021

Double checking on billing

Over the past few months, the Saratoga-Carbon County Impact Joint Powers Board (SCCIJPB) has discussed collecting on delinquent water and sewer accounts and terminating the services of those in...

 By Staff Report    News    March 17, 2021

Practice St. Patty's safely

COVID-19 restrictions are beginning to lift, creating more opportunities for folks to gather at their favorite restaurant or bar. With the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day, remember to preplan and have a sober designated driver before deciding to drink...


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