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 By Joshua Wood    News    October 28, 2020 

Saratoga gets eventful

A proposed ordinance to Saratoga Municipal Code failed first reading during the October 20 meeting of the Saratoga Town Council. Ordinance No. 858, unofficially dubbed the “Pesto Festo...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    October 28, 2020 

COVID on rise in county

As frigid temperatures visit the Valley, snow falls, and cold and flu season begin, the effects of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) are still being felt seven months after the first cases were...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    October 28, 2020 

Council talks transfers

Finances continue to be a main talking point for the Town of Saratoga’s governing body. During the October 20 meeting of the Saratoga Town Council, Councilmember Jon Nelson expressed concern about...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    October 28, 2020 

Saratoga requests WYDOT speed study

Property owned by Randy Stevens was a point of discussion for the Saratoga Town Council during the October 20 meeting and centered around a recently installed highway access. The property, which sits...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    October 28, 2020 

A vision made real

At 10 a.m. on October 20, around 50 people came for the grand opening of the Carbon County Road and Bridge, Medicine Bow Shop and Sheriff Complex. That might be a mouthful, but the facility impressed...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    October 21, 2020

Containment increasing for Mullen Fire

More than a month after starting near the Savage Run Wilderness, the Mullen Fire is over 50 percent contained and has burned over 170,000 acres. As fall brings cooler weather and more precipitation,...

 

HART skips a beat

The Hanna Agricultural Resource Team (HART) met at 5:30 p.m. on October 15 at the Hanna Market. This will be last meeting for the group until spring. Chairman Perry Goodrich wanted to make sure budget...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    October 21, 2020

Contracting for inspections

While the Town of Saratoga has been moving forward without a planning and zoning director, members of the Saratoga Town Council have been reviewing and approving building permits. Another aspect of...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    October 21, 2020

Rezoning the Copperline

The Saratoga Planning Commission conducted business with three of their four members in attendance on October 13. While member Tom Westring was unable to attend, Mike Lamprecht joined the meeting via...

 
 By Staff Report    News    October 21, 2020

WYDOT to increase semi parking

The Wyoming Department of Transportation is working to bring additional winter semitruck parking and other safety improvements to Interstate 80, with a major project scheduled to begin this week. WYDOT’s I-80 Winter Freight project will bring...

 

New department heads sworn in

The Hanna Town Council met at 6:30 p.m. on October 13 at the Hanna Town Hall. The agenda was amended to have two new signatures for bank accounts and take off two people retiring. The agenda was...

 
 By Staff Report    News    October 21, 2020

Gordon clarifies guard's role

Governor Mark Gordon clarified that the role of the Wyoming National Guard in assisting with contact tracing is very limited. Due to the record number of new positive cases of COVID-19 the Department of Health and counties needed urgent assistance,...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    October 21, 2020

Three new cases in CCSD2

As the count of active cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to rise in Carbon County and across Wyoming, Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2) recently announced three active...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    October 14, 2020

Mullen Fire slows growth

While the Mullen Fire continued to see an increase in size within the past week, the arrival of cooler temperatures and some moisture have aided in both containment and limited growth in the past few...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    October 14, 2020

Active cases in Valley

As cold and flu season begin to reach Wyoming and Carbon County, the grip of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) can still be felt. With over 1,000 active cases in the state and 27 active cases in...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    October 14, 2020

Adjacent and abutting

The vague and ambiguous language of Title 18 of the Saratoga Municipal Code took center stage during the October 6 meeting of the Saratoga Town Council. The definition of “adjacent” was also...

 

Tourism still strong

The Carbon County Visitor Council (CCVC) met at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Cotton Tree Inn in Rawlins. The approval of the agenda and the minutes from the regular meeting September 16 were done...

 

Disposal district discusses billing

The Upper Platte River Solid Waste District board met on October 7, 2020 at 7:00 pm to discuss several matters involving the landfill. The meeting opened and the minutes and bills were quickly approved. This was followed with correspondence from RNB...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    October 14, 2020

A plan for Pickett

The perennial discussion of Tyler Pickett Park was brought before the Saratoga Town Council during their October 6 meeting. The issue of the park, which has been discussed since 2009, was raised in a...

 
 By Dana Davis    News    October 14, 2020

Classic contract expired

Yvonne Johnson, Carbon County Economic Development Corporation Director, was present at the October 8 Riverside Town Council meeting to introduce herself to the council and touch on topics on which...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    October 7, 2020

Mullen Fire grows to over 150,000 acres

In just a week, the Mullen Fire has grown by over 50,000 acres and continues to burn in both Wyoming and Colorado. The fire, which had reached 151,711 acres in size on October 5, forced road closures...

 
 By Dana Davis    News    October 7, 2020

Encampment accepts bid

The Encampment Town Council held a special meeting October 1, 2020 to decide which bid to accept for a new truck for Police Chief Kevin Shue. The meeting lasted less than 10 minutes. Shue said that...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    September 30, 2020

Mullen Fire sees dramatic increase

Since starting on September 17, the Mullen Fire has grown to over 80,000 acres in size as it continues to threaten multiple communities while challenging fire crews. Additionally, the fire has decreas...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    September 30, 2020

Council discusses job descriptions

Members of the Saratoga Town Council gathered in the Steve Wilcoxson Town Council Chambers on September 18 to discuss job descriptions for town employees and were joined by legal counsel Cathy...

 

The summer of COVID-19

Summer 2020 is officially over and Carbon County, like the state of Wyoming, had to make adjustments as the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) was still impacting life for many residents. It was hoped back...

 

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