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 By Joshua Wood    News    January 22, 2020 

Evergreen keeps trucking

Evergreen Disposal was briefly handicapped over the weekend following a fire in one of their garbage trucks, but the Encampment-based trash hauler is showing that they won't be kept down for long. At...

 By Dana Davis    News    January 22, 2020 

Cattle, homelessness and codes

The Saratoga Planning Commission discussed a variety of topics at their January 14 meeting. Cattle Nuisance A complaint was made to the Saratoga Planning Commission regarding a cattle nuisance. The...

 By Mike Armstrong    News    January 22, 2020 

Different approaches

The Carbon County Council of Governments (CCCOG) met at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday in Rawlins for their regularly scheduled meeting. CCCOG usually meets every other month, but met in December to make up f...

 By Mike Armstrong    News    January 22, 2020 

Trash, Recreation, Truck

The Hanna Town Council met at 6 p.m. on January 14 at the Hanna Town Hall for their regularly scheduled monthly meeting. All council members were present with the exception of council member Tracy...

 By Joshua Wood    News    January 22, 2020 

MHCC moving forward with clinic

Plans for Memorial Hospital of Carbon County (MHCC) to establish a clinic in Saratoga appear to be moving forward, though not with the property in which MHCC had originally shown interest. The plans...

 By Joshua Wood    News    January 15, 2020

County Commissioners select Sun

For the first time since 2016, the Saratoga Sun will serve as the official publication for the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) following a unanimous vote during their January 7 meeting.... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    January 15, 2020

Changes in the New Year

During the first Saratoga Town Council of the New Year on January 7, Mayor John Zeiger made changes to council representation with the recreation department and commission, and the department of publi...

 By Joshua Wood    News    January 15, 2020

BOCCC pass New Year resolutions

The Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) passed four resolutions during their first meeting of 2020 on January 7, two of which denied conditional use permit applications submitted by the...


Bin there

The High Country Joint Powers Board (HCJPB) met on January 7 at 6 p.m. at the Medicine Bow Community Center to make up for the meeting that was supposed to be held on January 2. Bad weather was the...

 By Joshua Wood    News    January 15, 2020

Tabled tap approved

During the January 7 meeting of the Saratoga Town Council, the governing body approved a water tap for Saratoga resident Randy Stevens. Following the approval of the tap, however, it seemed that where...

 By Dana Davis    News    January 15, 2020

Riverside talks Green Mountain

The Riverside Town Council meeting January 9, in large part, was an update from guests Sid Fox, Carbon County Planning Director, and Sue Jones, Carbon County Commissioner, regarding Brush Creek...

 By Joshua Wood    News    January 15, 2020

Encampment appeals to UPRSWDD

Over the past several months, a large part of discussion at meetings of the Upper Platte River Solid Waste Disposal District (UPRSWDD) has centered around consolidated billing. The discussion began...


Hanna Recreation Center reopens

When Vivian Gonzales came into the Hanna Recreation Center on December 17, the place was flooded. Pipes had burst in the kitchen area and water made its way, almost, to the aerobic room. The director...

 By Joshua Wood    News    January 15, 2020

Evolving emergency management

Carbon County appears to be facing a two-fold dilemma that has transpired over the past few years. While the number of emergency calls has increased, the number of volunteers to respond to those calls...

 By Dana Davis    News    January 15, 2020

Encampment Hires LEO

A special executive session was held before the Encampment Town Council meeting on January 9 where the Council interviewed an applicant for the vacant police officer position. Encampment has been...

 By Mike Armstrong    News    January 8, 2020

Getting things back on track

On the day after Christmas a strong snowstorm hit northern Carbon County and, besides closing down the roads, the winter weather played havoc with the railroad traffic. The early morning derailment...

 By Mike Armstrong    News    January 8, 2020

Working to fund state and local tourism

Carbon County is large, diverse and has the most municipalities in one county in the state. The county also has a strong year round travel industry with outdoor activities for every season and a...

 By Staff Report    News    January 8, 2020

Stuck in the New Year

While most people were likely bringing in the New Year at home or out with friends, at least one person spent it out in the winter weather according to a press release from the Carbon County Sheriff’s Department. At approximately 8:23 p.m. on...

 By Staff Report    News    January 8, 2020

Diagnosing Valley healthcare needs

The Critical Access Hospital (CAH) designation has become a vital link to providing quality healthcare services in rural America but building one from scratch, as they’re hoping to do in Saratoga, adds an extra layer of challenges.  For more than...

 By Mike Armstrong    News    January 1, 2020

CCCOG hears about the wind

The Carbon County Council of Governments (CCCOG) held a rescheduled meeting that had been originally planned for Nov. 18 but was canceled due to a snowstorm. The council met at 6 p.m. on December 18...

 By Staff Report    News    January 1, 2020

Asking for help

The Encampment Preschool is asking for donations, according to a press release from the 501(c)(3) nonprofit’s new director. Rachel Swanson, who replaced retiring director Deb Cunningham, stated in the press release that the preschool is “looking...

 By Joshua Wood    News    January 1, 2020

Increasing access to mental health

While there may be benefits to living in the rural areas of Wyoming, including near immediate access to scenic mountain ranges and rushing rivers, a setback is a lack of mental health services. In...

 By Mike Armstrong    News    January 1, 2020

Advocating for tourism

The mines are closed in Hanna but there is a museum and recreation center that could draw people into the town. Medicine Bow has wind projects, but the main building in the municipality is the...

 By Joshua Wood    News    December 25, 2019

Correcting course

“A year ago, I knew we wouldn’t always agree, but I never thought so much of what happens here would happen on the other side of the wall behind us, outside council meetings and too often without...

 By Joshua Wood    News    December 25, 2019

Working through an understanding

While it appeared that the Town of Saratoga and Platte Valley Little League (PVLL) had come to an agreement during the Nov. 19 Saratoga Town Council meeting, comments made by Councilmember Steve...


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