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 By Joshua Wood    News    July 28, 2021 

Be Bear Aware

UPDATE: The tagged bear seen recently around Saratoga was tranquilized at a residence at the corner of 2nd Street and Saratoga Avenue Monday night and relocated. Overturned trash cans may be a common...

 By Kaitlyn Campbell    News    July 28, 2021 

Green Mountain moves on

The Planned Unit Development (PUD) for Green Mountain at Brush Creek will be moving on to the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) for review and potential approval following a special meeting of the Carbon Country Planning Commission on... Full story


Enzi dies after bicycle accident

Former U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi died late Monday after being seriously injured in a bicycle accident in Gillette on Friday. A post on Enzi's Facebook page said the former Wyoming legislator died Monday at...

 By Kaitlyn Campbell    News    July 28, 2021 

Recreational vehicle discussion parked

Saratoga may not be getting a new recreational vehicle (RV) park after all.  Jimmy and Jamie Campbell, owners of JaJaCa Properties, have been attempting to build an RV park along Wyoming Highway 130 but have faced several roadblocks along the...

 By Joshua Wood    News    July 28, 2021 

Couch out, Abels in

Carbon County will have a new health officer as of August 1 following a split vote by the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) on July 20.  Dr. Marvin Wayne Couch II, who served as the...

 By Mike Armstrong    News    July 28, 2021 

More expensive, more stringent

Carbon County Fire Chief John Rutherford gave a presentation to the Carbon County Council of Governments (CCCOG) on July 21 at the Valley Community Center in Baggs on the need for a fire district in...

 By Joshua Wood    News    July 28, 2021 

Saratoga faces the music

“We’re going to clean up this ordinance, we’re going to make everything abundantly clear as to what the rules are and you guys better follow them from now on. Got it? Agreed?” Apparent frustra... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    July 28, 2021 

A game of musical ordinances

Less than a year after an ordinance to amend Saratoga Municipal Code regulating specially permitted events failed on first reading it appears changes may be coming yet again. At the July 20 meeting... Full story

 By Mike Armstrong    News    July 28, 2021 

Encampment mill to run again?

While discussion of the Green Mountain zone change dominated the conversation at the July 8 Encampment Town Council meeting, it didn’t completely hog the spotlight.  During the meeting, Saratoga...

 By Staff Report    News    July 28, 2021 

WYDOT urges caution driving near wildfire burn scars this weekend

The Wyoming Department of Transportation urges caution to travelers on highways near wildfire burn scars this weekend out of concern for flash flooding and the potential for debris in the roadway. Heavy rains the night of July 29 caused mud, sand... Full story

 By Kaitlyn Campbell    News    July 21, 2021

Public hearing to special meeting

The July 12 public hearing for the Green Mountain ski area zone change was packed full of citizens voicing their concerns for the development.  Representatives from Brush Creek Ranch presented their case to the Carbon County Planning Commission for... Full story

 By Mike Armstrong    News    July 21, 2021

A burning discussion

The Medicine Bow Town Council met at on July 12 at the Community Hall with all council members and mayor in attendance. The council quickly approved routine matters before listening to town clerk/trea...

 By Mike Armstrong    News    July 21, 2021

Kept in suspense

The Hanna Town Council met on July 13 at the Hanna Town Hall. Mayor Lois Buchanan, Council members Jayson Nordquist, Sammy Sikes, and William Dys were in attendance. Council member Tracy Fowler was...

 By Joshua Wood    News    July 21, 2021

Concern and skepticism

Senate File 60 and the collection of ad valorem taxes were, again, heavily discussed by the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) during their July 6 meeting.  A continuation of concerns and...

 By Staff Report    News    July 21, 2021

While the pavement is hot

Maintenance crews with the Wyoming Department of Transportation will begin seasonal paving operations in Carbon County on Monday, weather permitting. Work will begin on U.S. Highway 30/287 near Medicine Bow, between mile markers 263.8-264.2. This...

 By Joshua Wood    News    July 14, 2021

Take two of these …

Despite having three candidates, the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) appears to be in a holding pattern in regards to the county health officer following their July 6 meeting.  For nearl...

 By Joshua Wood    News    July 14, 2021

No bubble gum, duct tape or pickles

Little more than a year after being told the Town of Saratoga was “in a pickle”, the Saratoga Town Council made three motions at their July 6 meeting to correct years of miscoded expenditures....

 By Joshua Wood    News    July 14, 2021

No camping at The Yard

WHATFest, an annual Wyoming music festival, will be returning to the Platte Valley, albeit in a limited form.  During the July 6 meeting of the Saratoga Town Council, The Yard co-owner Chris Shannon... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    July 7, 2021

On top of Green Mountain

Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of articles on the Green Mountain ski area. On July 12, representatives from Brush Creek Ranch will appear before the Carbon County Planning Commission... Full story

 By Kaitlyn Campbell    News    July 7, 2021

Definitions Questioned

Over a decade of history converged at the June 8 Saratoga Planning Commission meeting.  Chris Shannon, co-owner of The Yard music venue, attended the meeting to voice his concerns about the definition of resort and the current zoning of The Yard.... Full story

 By Mike Armstrong    News    July 7, 2021

World War I monument dedication delayed

A World War I monument restored over the winter was not presented to the public on July 4 as the Hanna Basin Historical Society (HBHS) board had hoped. About two weeks ago, the HBHS board decided,...

 By Kaitlyn Campbell    News    June 30, 2021

And the party never ends

The history of a local music venue known as The Yard is long and fraught, and may be gaining a new chapter this summer. The Yard, owned by Chris Shannon and Cindy Bloomquist, is located across from... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    June 30, 2021

Developments on Green Mountain

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series on the Green Mountain ski area. When Brush Creek Ranch purchased the Green Mountain Ski Area in June 2019, many residents in Encampment and Riverside... Full story

 By Kaitlyn Campbell    News    June 30, 2021

Resort definition questioned again

The Saratoga Hot Springs Resort (previously known as the Saratoga Resort and Spa) has had a convoluted history with zoning. Additionally, the history of retail business zoning seemingly goes hand in hand with the history of the resort. When the...

 By Joshua Wood    News    June 30, 2021

Work resumes for Octagon

Following discussion between Octagon Construction and the Saratoga Town Council during their June 15 meeting, the question remained as to who should pay water and sewer connection fees; the developer...


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