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 By Joshua Wood    News    May 19, 2022 

A difficult decision

Earlier this month, Memorial Hospital of Carbon County (MHCC) announced they would be terminating labor and delivery services. The decision, according to MHCC CEO Ken Harman, was not one arrived at...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    May 19, 2022 

Special event ordinance passes

As requested by Mayor Creed James, residents with concerns about Ordinance No. 862—which amends portions of Chapter 5.30 of Saratoga Municipal Code—brought them to the May 17 meeting of the Sarato...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    May 19, 2022 

Seeing red

The famed author Mark Twain once said "Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side he never shows to anybody." On the night of May 15, what looked like it might be the dark side of the moon could be seen...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    May 19, 2022 

Crowding the skies

As wind energy projects continue to blow into northern Carbon County, various entities have sought to determine the impacts it has or will have on wildlife.  In 2021, the Board of Carbon County...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    May 12, 2022

Rainbows at the border?

The first gathering of the Rainbow Family of Living Light (Rainbow Family) took place in July 1972 at Strawberry Lake, Colorado. Now, 50 years later, the counterculture movement may be returning to...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    May 12, 2022

Discussing changes

“You can read it three times, but if nothing changes after you read it three times what is the point of reading it three times?” A question from McCall Burau, one of the newest members of the...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    May 12, 2022

Commissioners set salaries

The salaries for county officials have been set by the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC). The commissioners approved Resolution 2022-16 during their May 3 meeting. The resolution sets...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    May 5, 2022

Changes coming for special event permits

In Saratoga, there are various signs pointing to the approach of summer. For some, it’s the opening of the Snowy Range Scenic Byway. For others, it’s the steady increase in out-of-state license pl...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    May 5, 2022

Smoke on the water

It was a sunny, but breezy, Wednesday afternoon when Aaron Grow was looking for a spot to fish. The first spot he visited was one of his favorites on the North Platte River; the historic Pick Bridge....

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    May 5, 2022

Encampment man arrested

An Encampment man could be facing more than 10 years in prison following charges of felony child abuse and domestic battery according to documents filed in Carbon County Circuit Court on April 29....

 
 By Staff Report    News    May 5, 2022

Seminoe gunshot investigated

The Carbon County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a gunshot incident which occured on April 30. According to a press release from the sheriff’s office, the CCSO received a call for a woman with a gunshot wound being transported by passenger...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    May 5, 2022

Car chase ends in Encampment

The sound of sirens filled the Platte Valley on the night of Friday, April 29 as what began as an attempted traffic stop in Saratoga resulted in a high-speed car chase eventually ending in...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    April 28, 2022

Audit frustrations

The Encampment Town Council held their regularly scheduled meeting on April 14 with Mayor Greg Salisbury in attendance along with council members Bill Craig, Shannon Fagan-Craig and Gary Stull. Town...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    April 28, 2022

Amending budgets

The Medicine Bow Town Council held their regularly monthly scheduled meeting on April 11 at the Medicine Bow Community Hall. Mayor Sharon Biamon was present along with council members Cindy Chace,...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    April 28, 2022

Saratoga Museum speeds up

"This is the landing page and I kept the website simple," Saratoga Museum Director Dana Davis said. "I made it simple purposely because a lot of people will be looking at it from their phone." To...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    April 21, 2022

To take or not

As the State of Wyoming moves forward with the process of monthly mineral ad valorem tax collection, counties affected by the process are now eligible for loans impacted by delayed payments for...

 
 By Micky Jones    News    April 21, 2022

Helping Victims

By Micky Jones The Riverside town council had a filled agenda for the spring meeting April 14th. In attendance were Mayor Leroy Stephenson, council members Ed Golden and Fred Lorenz. Stephenson told...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    April 21, 2022

Miner monument gets attention

The Hanna Town Council had a busy agenda to get through as it started at 6:30 p.m. on April 12 at the Hanna Town Hall. Mayor Lois Buchanan, council members Sammy Sikes, Tracy Fowler and Jayson...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    April 21, 2022

Sand Creek Bridge to be repaired

By Joshua Wood Of the four bridges maintained by Carbon County which were proposed by the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) for repair or replacement using funds from the Bipartisan...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    April 21, 2022

National Crime Victims Rights Week proclaimed

Whereas, the term “crime victim” is more than just a label and has legal standing and protections that go along with it; “Whereas, we acknowledge that crime victims’ rights laws passed in Wyom...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    April 14, 2022

WYDOT ready for the future

The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) Director Luke Riener came to Rawlins to explain the Wyoming Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Strategy. Reiner stated Wyoming will set the foundation and...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    April 14, 2022

Elections are just around the corner

While the date of the 2022 Primary Election—August 16—is more than four months away, those considering a run for Saratoga Town Council will be able to file their candidacy as soon as May 12. It wa...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    April 14, 2022

The road not easy

Wyoming offers challenges to residents during spring with weather often unpredictable. Gardeners have to judge when they should plant to get the most out of the season without being too early. It...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    April 14, 2022

Coming Full Circle

*Editor's Note: The print version of this article has the same headline as one on page 3 of this week's edition. We apologize for the error* John Van Winkle, the new Hanna deputy marshall is no strang...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    April 7, 2022

Hydrogen project recommended for approval

Nicholas Bair, CEO of Clean Energy Holdings and Bair Energy, spent this past weekend speaking with many residents of northern Carbon County.Friday, Bair went to Hanna where he met with Mayor Lois Buch...

 

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