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 By Staff Report    News    December 15, 2021

DNA technology solves cold case

A nearly 30 year old cold case has been solved by the Carbon County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation’s (DCI) Cold Case Team according to a press release from the Carbon County Sheriff’s...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 15, 2021

Battle Pass closes for winter

The winter weather which closed down much of Interstate 80 this past weekend also closed down the second of two seasonal passes in the Platte Valley. On December 10, the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) announced the closure of Wyoming...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 15, 2021

Molden named state penitentiary warden

The Wyoming Department of Corrections announced the promotion of Neicole Molden from deputy warden to warden of Wyoming State Penitentiary in Rawlins on Friday. Molden was hired by the Wyoming Department of Corrections in 2009 as a Unit Manager...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    December 15, 2021

CCSD2 Superintendent warns of TikTok Trend

Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2) advised parents today of a post shared widely on the social media platform TikTok. The post, which appears to be part of a national TikTok trend, refers to... Full story

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    December 8, 2021

Democrats select three

Just one day after the retirement of Carbon County Treasurer Patty Bentsen, three candidates were selected to be presented to the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCC) on December 7. The Carbon...

 
 By Micky Jones    News    December 8, 2021

Weighing trash

The Upper Platte River Solid Waste Disposal District (UPRSWDD) met December 1 for their regularly scheduled meeting. Amongst the topics discussed were the possibility of landfill system changes and...

 

Tourism buoys county

The Carbon County Visitors Council (CCVC) did not meet in November but did have a meeting in on October 13. All board members were present with the exception of Casey Shinkle, the Carbon County CCVC...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 1, 2021

Governor welcomes injunction

A preliminary injunction issued by the United States District Court, Eastern District of Missouri was welcomed by Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon on Monday afternoon. According to a press release from Gordon’s office, the injunction halts...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    December 1, 2021

Lost and found

The Saratoga Police Department now has yet another tool when it comes to addressing crime in Saratoga.  During the November 16 meeting of the Saratoga Town Council, the governing body authorized the...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 1, 2021

Booster shots recommended

The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) encourages eligible fully vaccinated Wyoming adults to enhance and extend their protection against COVID-19 by getting a single booster dose of one of the available free, safe and effective vaccines. National...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    November 24, 2021

Questioning authority

Who is the ultimate authority when municipal boards are in disagreement?  This was the question raised by Councilmember D’Ron Campbell during the November 16 meeting of the Saratoga Town Council....

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    November 24, 2021

Energy moratorium postponed

The Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) are closer to placing a moratorium on energy development in the Shirley Basin following their November 16 meeting. While a resolution was presented to...

 
 By Micky Jones    News    November 24, 2021

Changes in Riverside

At the November 18 rescheduled meeting of Riverside Town Council, a decision was made regarding new playground equipment as well as a change in sewer tap fees. A new town website has been uploaded....

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    November 24, 2021

Bentsen interim treasurer

While Patty Bentsen will officially retire from her position as Carbon County Treasurer effective December 3, she will remain in the position for a little longer than expected. At their November 16...

 

Lights? Camera? Action?

“Shane come back… Shane… Come back…,” child actor Brandon De Wilde shouted out at the mysterious cowboy who rode into the sunrise after saving the boy’s town from bad men. It is the last...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    November 17, 2021

Slowing the wind

It is often joked that in Wyoming the wind is so prevalent, when there’s a day without it everyone in the state falls flat on their faces. This seems especially true for Carbon County, especially...

 
 By Micky Jones    News    November 17, 2021

A fast fall meeting

With no additions to the agenda, and no public guests, the November 11 meeting of the Encampment Town Council had a quick .eeting. After the Pledge of Allegiance, the council started right away with...

 

New Marshal for Hanna

The Hanna Town Council met on November 9 at Hanna Town Hall with Mayor Lois Buchanan present, along with council members William Dys and Sam Sikes. Council members Tracy Fowler and Jayson Norquist...

 

Medicine Bow lends a helpful hand to Hanna

The Medicine Bow Town Council met on November 8 for their regular monthly meeting at the Medicine Bow Community Hall with all council members present with the exception of Dawndee Yocom. Mayor Sharon...

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 17, 2021

Snowy Range closed

Though the lower portions of the Platte Valley have experienced some slightly warmer weather in recent weeks, winter is on its way. On November 11, the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT)...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    November 10, 2021

Boosters received

Booster doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech (Pfizer) and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines have arrived in Carbon County.  Amanda Brown, Nurse Manager of Carbon County Public Health, provided the Board of Carbon...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    November 10, 2021

Saratoga council passes vaccine resolution

The Saratoga Town Council waded into the polarized and politicized debate over vaccines on November 2 as they unanimously passed a resolution relating to vaccine requirements, despite apparent...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    November 3, 2021

Kicking the can

Though the Town of Saratoga is well into the Fiscal Year 2021/2022, work is continuing on the audit for Fiscal Year 2019/2020. During the October 19 meeting of the Saratoga Town Council, Mayor Creed J...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    October 27, 2021

I can see clearly now

Though the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) hasn’t yet painted crosswalks at the intersections of 1st Street and Bridge Avenue, the Town of Saratoga has taken steps to address both...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    October 27, 2021

Saratoga council discusses burial plots

While it may not be affordable for some people to live in Saratoga, one can spend eternity here for nearly dirt cheap prices. The low cost of burial plots at the Saratoga Cemetery was a point of discu...

 

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