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 By Mike Armstrong    News    December 4, 2019 

Hanna marshal helps Medicine Bow

It was almost out of a movie script. A snow storm shuts down two highways leading to a remote small town of about 300 people in a large Western state. A classic, historical, old hotel has a guest...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 4, 2019 

Battle Pass closes for season

Wyoming Highway 70, one of two seasonal passes in the Platte Valley, has officially closed for the season. The announcement came via a press release from the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) on Monday afternoon. The closure is between...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    December 4, 2019 

Waiting for an answer

For several months now, the Town of Saratoga has been without a permanent zoning officer and building inspector. Beginning in March, with the resignation of Dan Ferrin, the position has been filled on...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    November 27, 2019

Medical debate continues

In recent months, both the Platte Valley Healthcare Project (PVHP) and Memorial Hospital of Carbon County (MHCC) continue to pursue their plans of expanding healthcare in the Valley. Many of those...

 

Old Town report

The Hanna Town Council met at 6 p.m. on Nov. 12 at the Hanna Town Hall for their regularly scheduled meeting. The agenda and minutes from the Oct. 8 regularly scheduled council meeting where approved....

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    November 27, 2019

Updates and protocols

After several requests to appear from the Saratoga Town Council, representatives from Black Hills Energy were in attendance at the Nov. 19 meeting of the governing body. The appearance from the utilit...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    November 27, 2019

PVLL moves forward

While discussion became heated during the Nov. 19 meeting of the Saratoga Town Council over little league baseball and available fields, it appears that both the governing body and Platte Valley...

 
 By Dana Davis    News    November 27, 2019

Protecting source water

Wyoming Rural Water Association held a recent workshop on source water protection. The workshop held on Wednesday, November 20, was led by Michelle Christopher of Wyoming Rural Water. She started off...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    November 20, 2019

Where does it go?

The future of recycling continued to be a point of discussion for the Upper Platte River Solid Waste Disposal District (UPRSWDD) during their Nov. 6 meeting. As the rest of the United States...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    November 20, 2019

Revisiting familiar discussion

At the Nov. 12 meeting of the Saratoga Planning Commission, familiar discussion returned as how to approach the issue of the lack of a permanent zoning officer and building inspector. The Town of...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    November 20, 2019

Looking out for an LEO

Following the retirement of former Encampment Police Chief Grayling Wachsmuth on Oct. 30, there was barely an empty seat in the council chambers of Encampment Town Hall on Nov. 14. As was reported...

 

Stranded in high country

The Medicine Bow Town Council met at 7 p.m. on Nov. 12 at the Medicine Bow Community Hall. Mayor Sharon Biamon, council members John Cowdin, Lyle Flansburg, Lucy Schofield and Trevor Strauch were in...

 
 By Dana Davis    News    November 20, 2019

Riverside talks healthcare

The Riverside Town Counsil meeting began with the minutes being read and accepted. The floor was then opened to Leslie McLinskey and Will Faust. The two are part of a healthcare sustainability group...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    November 13, 2019

Childress reports to town

At the Nov. 5 town council meeting, Cheyenne-based accountant and 13-year experienced auditor James Childress presented a five page report that focused on the audit for the 2017/2018 fiscal year....

 

One in a million

The Bow River Crossing (Bow River) convenience store in Elk Mountain made someone a winner on Oct. 21 when they purchased a winning Cowboy Draw Wyo Lottery ticket worth $1,165,543. According to Bill...

 

Halloween HART

The Hanna Agricultural Resource Team (HART) met at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 31 at the Hanna Market to wind down their meeting schedule before next spring. The meetings are regularly held on the last Tuesday of the month, but had to be changed to Thursday. L...

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 6, 2019

MHCC announces new CEO

The Board of Trustees of Memorial Hospital of Carbon County is pleased to announce the appointment of Kenneth L. Harman as the permanent Chief Executive Officer of the hospital effective Dec. 16, 2019. Harman has served as the Chief Executive Officer...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    October 30, 2019

Phase three numbers released

Last month, the Platte Valley Healthcare Project (PVHP) committee received the third phase of projected numbers from BKD, the accounting group that has been working with both the 501(c)(3) and the...

 
 By Staff Report    News    October 30, 2019

USFS to burn slash piles

A significant amount of snow and cold weather in the area has allowed fire personnel in the Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests to begin preparing for the annual slash pile burning, according to a press release from United States Forest Service (...

 
 By Staff Report    News    October 30, 2019

Enrollment open

It’s the time of year for all Wyoming consumers to evaluate their health insurance choices for 2020. The Wyoming Insurance Department advises ALL consumers to be aware of the Open Enrollment periods for both Medicare and the ACA Marketplace....

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    October 23, 2019

Payroll approved, training scheduled

Following the curtailed Saratoga Town Council meeting on Oct. 1, the regular meeting of the governing body on Oct. 15 saw the return of a complete agenda. That, however, did not stop continued...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    October 23, 2019

Town of Saratoga, HMS to renegotiate lease

Discussion of the clinic lease between the Town of Saratoga and Health Management Services (HMS) returned to the council chambers during the Oct. 15 meeting of the Saratoga Town Council. For the...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    October 23, 2019

Airport gets snow removal equipment

With the meetings of the Saratoga Airport Advisory Board having moved to a quarterly basis, business with Shively Airfield has come to take place in meetings of the Saratoga Town Council. During the...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    October 16, 2019

Planning Commission talks setting precedent

The word of the day for the Saratoga Planning Commission was “precedent” as they discussed multiple variances and the presence of Airbnb in town limits on Oct. 8 at Saratoga Town Hall. In terms...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    October 16, 2019

Building and billing

During the regularly scheduled meeting of the Carbon County Impact Joint Powers Board (CCIJPB) on Oct. 9, board members present held discussion on the upcoming Saratoga Lake Campground water and sewer...

 

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