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Remembering the Fallen

by Kaitlyn and Jaden Campbell The sun was shining down in Encampment on this past Memorial Day as friends and family came together to honor the fallen. Since 1984, VFW Post 1625 has held the Memorial...


Travel restrictions ease

by Kaitlyn and Jaden Campbell Over the past few months, many communities have suffered from the coronavirus pandemic. Restrictions put in place due to COVID-19 have placed a strain on local businesses, but none more so than hotels. Travel has become...

 By Mike Armstrong    News    June 10, 2020

The Retiring Nurse

After 28 years of working for Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2), 22 of them being the nurse for the entire district, Karen Patton is retiring. Until four years ago, Patton was the only nurse...

 By Joshua Wood    News    June 10, 2020

Bear Trap goes bare bones

Since taking back ownership of the Bear Trap Cafe and Bar in Riverside in March 2018, Margaret Weber has often experimented with her menu. When dine-in services for restaurants throughout Wyoming...

 By Mike Armstrong    News    June 10, 2020

People are moving again

Seth Konrath, owner of Elk Mountain Conoco and Walcott Junction Shell gas stations said that he is seeing numbers rising of vehicles coming to his stations after a huge drop off in March, April and...

 By Joshua Wood    News    June 10, 2020

No second for that motion

The first meeting of the Saratoga Town Council since the passing of Councilmember Steve Wilcoxson on May 29 saw the governing body with barely a quorum as Mayor John Zeiger, Councilmember Judy Welton...

 By Joshua Wood    News    June 10, 2020

Town of Saratoga to hold special meeting

Following the failure to pass two ordinances relating to the current and upcoming fiscal years on second reading at the June 2 Saratoga Town Council meeting, the governing body will be holding a...

 By Mike Armstrong    News    June 10, 2020

Museums get ready for summer

The museums in northern Carbon County are getting ready for summer visitors. Medicine Bow Museum and Hanna Basin Museum opened on Memorial weekend and Elk Mountain Museum is looking to open June 12....

 By Dana Davis    News    June 10, 2020

Free Fishing Day

Every year in Wyoming the first Saturday in June is designated as a free fishing day. Any one wishing to, can fish the lakes and rivers of Wyoming without a fishing license with a few exceptions....

 By Joshua Wood    News    June 10, 2020

Just a little over $8,000, again

For the second time since February, Councilmember Jon Nelson objected to payments for third-party accountant James Childress as they exceeded the monthly amount approved by the Saratoga Town Council....

 By Joshua Wood    News    June 10, 2020

Saratoga-Ryan Park Museum District on hold

The pursuit of a special museum tax district by the Saratoga Museum and Historical Association (Saratoga Museum) has been placed on a temporary hold following the June 2 meeting of the Board of...


Teriffying, 68,000 Rainbow, Oregon log and Thrasher

100 Years Ago June 17, 1920 A Terrifying Experience Another example of the poor service received by people of this region at the hands of U.P train officials and of the notorious lack of courtesy and attention on the part of main line trainmen, occur...

 By Staff Report    News    June 10, 2020

Bruch Creek open for summer

The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch, named one of the top resorts in U.S. six years in a row by Condé Nast Traveler’s Reader’s Choice Awards and one of the Best Resort Hotels in the Continental U.S. three years in a row in the Travel + Leisure...

 By Joshua Wood    News    June 3, 2020

North Platte claims council member

A weekend that was supposed to be one of triumph for high school graduates started off with tragedy as one Saratoga resident drowned on the North Platte River on May 29.  According to a press... Full story

 By Dana Davis    News    June 3, 2020

Mettle amid the wreck

Two booms, dust and a flash. That is how Rick Hughes described the accident that shook Saratoga on Monday morning. Hughes was standing just inside the door of his insurance agency when a car passed...

 By Joshua Wood    News    June 3, 2020

Setting the ballot for 2020

If the amount of candidates who have filed is any indication, the 2020 Primary Election will be one to watch on the national, state and local level. Following the deadline of May 29, a total of 16...

 By Mike Armstrong    News    June 3, 2020

Visitors council approves funding

The Carbon County Visitors Council (CCVC) met at 10 a.m. on May 20 by telephone and video conference. In addition to the representatives from each municipality for CCVC, grant applicants attended to...

 By Mike Armstrong    News    June 3, 2020

Hands on deck

In early May, the Hanna Landfill let go of two of its employees. "We had to let them go," Sharon Biamon Medicine Bow mayor and High Country Joint Powers Board (HCJP) member explained. "There were...

 By Joshua Wood    News    May 27, 2020

What is a reasonable allocation

Enterprise funds managed by the Town of Saratoga are restricted but those funds should have also been charged an overhead interfund allocation. That appears to be the argument presented by James Child...

 By Joshua Wood    News    May 27, 2020

Election filings closing Friday

Election filing for town, county and state offices has been open since May 14 and will close May 29. Up for grabs are multiple town council seats, unexpired mayoral terms and county commissioners seat...

 By Joshua Wood    News    May 27, 2020

Cleaning up downtown

During their May 19 meeting, the Saratoga Town Council was faced with the issue of how to gain the attention of Family Dollar corporate headquarters in regards to violation of town ordinance in...

 By Joshua Wood    News    May 27, 2020

Soak sorry, we're still closed

For more than two months, regular users of the Saratoga Hot Pool, or Hobo Pool, haven’t been able to soak in the geothermal mineral waters of the longtime fixture. Following recommendations from...

 By Joshua Wood    News    May 27, 2020

That's just beachy

Over the past several years, Saratoga Lake has arguably been one of the recreational destinations of the area. Aside from being host for the annual Saratoga Lake Ice Fishing Derby for nearly 40...

 By Joshua Wood    News    May 27, 2020

Location, Location, Location

In March, the Town of Saratoga responded to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) by closing town hall to appointment only and limiting meetings of the Saratoga Town Council to 10 people or less. While...

 By Mike Armstrong    News    May 27, 2020

Trash, trucks and help

The Medicine Bow Town Council met at 7 p.m. on May 11 at the Medicine Bow Community Hall. Mayor Sharon Biamon called the meeting to order with Councilmembers John Cowdin (appearing via speakerphone),...


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