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 By Joshua Wood    News    February 10, 2021

What an ice view

When the One Percent Specific Purpose Sales and Use Tax (6th penny tax) appeared before voters on May 7, 2019 one of the projects listed for the Town of Saratoga included the rehabilitation of one of...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    February 10, 2021

Commissioners talk about IT

As the demands of information technology increase for Carbon County, IT Director Matt Webster is finding himself in need of more help. Currently, the County IT Department consists of Webster and IT...

 

Alerting CCCOG

The Carbon County Council of Governments (CCCOG) met via Zoom on January 13. The board usually meets every two months on the third Wednesday, but this meeting was scheduled a week early. All...

 

Volunteer shortage hurting SCWEMS

The South Central Wyoming Emergency Medical Services (SCWEMS) board met on January 18 in Medicine Bow and, according to Director Melissa Sikes and North District Supervisor Shana Romero, the topic...

 

Planning in Hanna

The town of Hanna has been without a planning and zoning board for over a decade, but that all changed on January 25. Three of the five board members met along with Mayor Lois Buchanan at the Hanna...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    January 27, 2021

Valley vaccinations begin

On the morning of January 21, what appeared to be a line for admission formed in front of the Platte Valley Community Center and out into the parking lot. Instead of waiting for a popular musical act...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    January 27, 2021

But does it look nice?

Safety and aesthetics were the top concerns raised by the Saratoga Town Council in regards to a proposed bulk propane storage facility south of town during their January 19 meeting. The facility,...

 
 By Staff Report    News    January 27, 2021

Education innovation

Governor Mark Gordon has unveiled a proposal for modernizing and refocusing Wyoming’s higher education system. The initiative, called the Wyoming Innovation Network (WIN), calls for closer collaboration between the University of Wyoming and the...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    January 27, 2021

Then there were five

Saratoga Town Council At A Glance Appoint of Legal Counsel • Mayor Creed James appointed Sundahl, Powers, Kapp & Martin as legal counsel with unanimous approval from town council. Saratoga Town...

 
 By Mike Armstong    News    January 27, 2021

Med Bow seats council

At their first meeting of 2021, three of the four people elected to Medicine Bow Town Council took their oaths of office. While Sharon Kahl, Lucy Schofield and Cindy Chace were all sworn in. Trevor...

 
 By Staff Report    News    January 27, 2021

One step at a time

With the long-anticipated approval of a $16 million plan appraisal, the Platte Valley Healthcare Project (PVHP) is finally in a position to move forward on construction of the North Platte Valley Medical Center. In the next phase, First Interstate...

 
 By Mike Armstong    News    January 27, 2021

Rawlins adds representative

It has been several months since the Carbon County Visitors Council (CCVC) has met in person but, on January 20, the board met at Firewater Public House in Saratoga. In addition to the board members meeting face-to-face, the city of Rawlins sent...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    January 27, 2021

Information, literacy

The Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) were given a preview of the Carbon County Library System’s (CCLS) strategic plan during their January 19 meeting.  Along with hearing about the...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    January 20, 2021

What a gas

The, currently, two member Saratoga Planning Commission had a gas during their January 12 meeting as they discussed, among other things, the proposed location for Blakeman Propane’s bulk propane sto...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    January 20, 2021

Discussing delinquency

Delinquent accounts were, again, a major point of discussion for the Saratoga-Carbon County Impact Joint Powers Board (SCCIJPB) during their regular meeting on January 13. As was reported previously...

 

Delinquent accounts in hot water

Delinquent water accounts were the hot topic for Hanna Town Council at their first meeting of 2021. While the outstanding amounts owed to the Town of Hanna has drastically reduced since last...

 

Billing trash talk

The Upper Platte River Solid Waste Disposal District (UPRSWDD) held their first meeting of the year in Riverside on January 6. The meeting began with site reports and talk of grinding instead of burning trash. It was determined that the issues with...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    January 20, 2021

Mystery at the lagoon

For the past several months, the wastewater treatment plant north of Saratoga has been dealing with something of a mystery. The enigma was first raised by Director of Public Works Jon Winter during th...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    January 20, 2021

Over 70 vaccine program begins

As vaccines continue to roll-out across the state and Carbon County, the staff of Carbon County Public Health are preparing to vaccinate residents over 70 years of age. This comes as the first...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    January 13, 2021

Saratoga finds its Creed

While a run-off election in Georgia was determining who would gain control of the United States Senate on January 5, the Saratoga Town Council was finding their own direction during their first...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    January 13, 2021

Commissioners approve Wyoming Downs

The Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) started the new year off at the tracks as they approved a resolution for pari mutuel wagering to operate in the county during their January 5 meeting....

 

Filling a need

Almost two years ago, the first Friday in March, on the Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies ( WFBOTR) food truck made its first appearance in the town of Hanna to distribute food. It was a very...

 

First responders vaccinated

On January 6, vaccination against the coronavirus COVID-19 started for first responders in Carbon County. Melissa Sikes, Director of South Central Wyoming Emergency Medical Services (SCWEMS),...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    January 13, 2021

Council to interview counsel

While the Town of Saratoga will start the year with someone in the mayor’s seat, the Saratoga Town Council is also moving forward with replacing both their legal counsel and their town clerk. Both t...

 
 By Staff Report    News    January 13, 2021

Clinic goes high def

A new AMX420 high-definition portable X-ray machine is helping healthcare workers at the Platte Valley Clinic deal with the Covid-19 pandemic. The $133,000 machine, manufactured by GE Healthcare, was...

 

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