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 By Mike Armstrong    News    June 12, 2019 

Breaking wind

The wind was not blowing strong at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the Seven Mile wind farm, owned by Rocky Mountain Power, northeast of Hanna. It was a beautiful Wyoming spring day, with bright blue skies...

 By Joshua Wood    News    June 12, 2019 

Political theater

Editor's note: Due to the length and breadth of discussion at the most recent Saratoga Town Council Meeting, that meeting coverage has been split into three stories. If it was the intent of Saratoga...

 By Joshua Wood    News    June 12, 2019 

Auditor disengaged, 911 called

It wasn’t all healthcare and public comment during the marathon meeting of the Saratoga Town Council on June 4. The council also made decisions in regards to who will perform the next audit,...

 By Joshua Wood    News    June 12, 2019 

Lease at last

As has been the norm for recent meetings of the Saratoga Town Council, the discussion of the Corbett Medical Building lease between the Town of Saratoga and Health Management Services, LLC (HMS) was...

 By Joshua Wood    News    June 12, 2019 

Recycling, dead

Recycling and dead animal pits were the main topic of discussion for the Upper Platte River Solid Waste Disposal District (UPRSWDD) during the regular meeting on June 5 at the Saratoga Town Hall. Recy... Full story

 By Mike Armstrong    News    June 12, 2019 

Gassing the Lincoln

The Hanna Basin Museum board met at 2 p.m. on Friday for a regularly scheduled board meeting. The board consists of Pam Paulson, Diana Springsguth, Lanene Osling, Sue Tlustos and Nancy Anderson. The...

 By Joshua Wood    News    June 5, 2019

Flying solo

During the May 21 meeting of the Saratoga Town Council, the governing body of Saratoga did more than listen to a presentation from Memorial Hospital of Carbon County. The council made an appointment...

 By Staff Report    News    June 5, 2019

Battle Pass follows suit

A week after Memorial Day, Wyoming Highway 70 over Battle Pass has been cleared by the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) and opened for the season on Monday, June 3. “Crews from Saratoga and Baggs have been working to clear the road from...

 By Staff Report    News    June 5, 2019

USFS to assess mountain trails

As the United States Forest Service (USFS) begins the maintenance of trails in the Snowy Range and Sierra Madre Mountains this summer, they are partnering with Common Outdoor Ground (COG) to begin assessing those trails. COG, a community...

 By Joshua Wood    News    June 5, 2019

There and gone

On Friday afternoon, a Facebook page popped up on social media called “Platte Valley Citizens.” The page, along with a website, claimed to represent citizens of the Platte Valley who are...

 By Mike Armstrong    News    June 5, 2019

Tax and disasters

The Carbon County Council of Governments (CCCOG) met at 6:30 p.m. on May 15 at the Platte Valley Community Center. After everyone at the meeting signed in and the voting delegates were recognized...

 By Mike Armstrong    News    June 5, 2019

Liquor and food

The Medicine Bow Town Council had their monthly scheduled meeting at 7 p.m. on May 13 at the Medicine Bow Community Hall. All council members and mayor were present. There was a public hearing on the... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    June 5, 2019

Attempted murder filed

A Saratoga man could be facing life plus 35 years in prison for attempted first degree murder, aggravated assault and battery, strangulation of a household member and kidnapping. According to the...

 By Joshua Wood    News    May 29, 2019

Presentation consternation

“I just feel unprepared to have meaningful questions because we didn’t know you were going to be here tonight. At least, I didn’t.” This comment from council member Jon Nelson during the May...

 By Joshua Wood    News    May 29, 2019

Questions for the auditor

Since receiving the audit on March 5, and accepting it on April 2, the Saratoga Town Council has expressed a desire to speak with Dennis Tschacher of ACM, the company that performed the audit for Fisc...

 By Staff Report    News    May 29, 2019

Range open despite snowfall

Despite a fluctuation in weather over the past few weeks, the Wyoming Department of Transportation was successful in opening the Snowy Range Scenic Byway as of noon on May 25. While crews from both... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    May 22, 2019

Rate change sent

The Carbon County Impact Joint Powers Board (CCIJPB) voted to send their proposed water rate structure to Saratoga Town Council for approval during their meeting on May 8. As was reported previously...

 By Joshua Wood    News    May 22, 2019

Variance and the 'Turtle zone'

The Saratoga Planning Commission is officially down to three members following the resignation of Commissioner Chris Duke via email. Also, during the May 14 meeting, the commission held a public heari... Full story

 By Mike Armstrong    News    May 22, 2019

Licenses & King Coal

Before the Hanna Town Council regularly scheduled at 6 p.m. on May 14 at the Hanna Town Hall, there was public hearing at 5:50 p.m. for the submission of a community development block grant....

 By Joshua Wood    News    May 15, 2019

6th penny passes easily

Unofficial results from the May 7 special election on the One Percent Specific Purpose Sales and Use Tax (6th penny tax) showed an overwhelming support for the tax at the polls when they were...

 By Joshua Wood    News    May 15, 2019

Saratoga 'unbound'

“The past council can’t bind this council until 2022. I’m sorry.” This statement, from Mayor John Zeiger, came during the May 7 meeting of the Saratoga Town Council during a discussion of the...

 By Mike Armstrong    News    May 15, 2019

Playgrounds and wells

The Riverside Town Council met on Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Riverside Town Hall to a full house. Mayor Leroy Stephenson and council members Katie Cheesbrough and Fred Lorenz were in attendance. Josh C...

 By Keith McLendon    News    May 15, 2019

Back and forth at HSPS meeting

The largest turnout yet was seen at a Healthcare Sustainability Project Subcommittee (HSPS) meeting held Wednesday, May 8 at the Platte Valley Community Center to hear about a proposed Critical...

 By Joshua Wood    News    May 15, 2019

Blow, blow on the range

Spring may feel like it's finally arriving in the Valley, and summer is right behind it, but up on the Snowy Range Scenic Byway it seems as if winter has no intention of letting go. While the...

 By Mike Armstrong    News    May 15, 2019

Planning for summer

The Encampment Town Council met at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Encampment Town Hall. Mayor Greg Salisbury was present as were council members Shannon Fagan and Kimberly Loftice. The Agenda and Minutes...


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