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 By Joshua Wood    News    May 19, 2021

Searching for housing

As houses seemingly fly off the market and rentals are non-existent in the Platte Valley, the topic of affordable housing appears to be ever more prevalent. During the May 11 meeting of the Saratoga...

 
 By Staff Report    News    May 19, 2021

Gordon ends pandemic programs

On May 11, Governor Mark Gordon announced Wyoming would end its participation in federal supplemental unemployment benefits. The reason for the decision, according to the announcement, was to address workforce shortages being felt throughout the...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    May 19, 2021

Water and grout in Hanna

The Hanna Town Council meeting started early at 6:20 p.m. on May 11 at the Hanna Town Hall to allow the public to discuss the renewal of liquor licenses. There was no input from the anyone seated in t...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    May 19, 2021

Volunteering to outfit volunteers

The Hanna fire department is volunteer, the same as many small towns in Wyoming. Finding people to commit to the time and training needed to be a volunteer isn't easy and, when a town fire department...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    May 12, 2021

Working towards Tyler Pickett Park

For more than a decade, Tyler Pickett Memorial Park has been a “someday” project for the Town of Saratoga. Despite assurances over the years that the project was nearly shovel ready, it has...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    May 12, 2021

Know your boundaries

As the 2022 election cycle seems to be heating up early, election precincts and municipal boundaries were a point of discussion during the May 4 meeting of the Board of Carbon County Commissioners....

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    May 12, 2021

Saratoga treasurer resigns

Nearly two months after appointing a new town clerk, the Town of Saratoga will begin the search for a new town treasurer. The resignation of the current treasurer, Sammy Flohr, was announced by Mayor...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    May 12, 2021

Zoned out in MedBow

Council President Lucinda Schofield called the Medicine Bow Town Council to order on April 12 at the Medicine Bow Community Hall. Those present were Schofield and Councilmembers Cindy Chace, Sharon...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    May 12, 2021

Fire season starting early

Though Carbon County has received some much needed moisture in the past few days, fire departments throughout the county have been dealing with an increasing number of wildland fires due to a...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    May 12, 2021

Increasing police presence?

The combination of visitors to the Valley and contractors for the ongoing wind energy projects in northeastern Carbon County is, apparently, leading to extra work for the Saratoga Police Department...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    May 5, 2021

Nyman nominated

Just one day after Paul Zamora's effective retirement as the Carbon County Coroner, the Carbon County Republican Party Central Committee unanimously selected a candidate to fill the vacancy. Brittany...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    April 28, 2021

Puffer fish and sand pits

Carbon County Road 351, also known as Seminoe Road, may be seeing far more traffic than normal. It also may be seeing more attention than normal. During the April 20 meeting of the Board of Carbon...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    April 28, 2021

No finer professional

It was difficult to find a dry eye in the Medicine Bow Senior Center on April 20 as Carbon County Coroner Paul Zamora announced his resignation via letter to the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    April 28, 2021

Audits and grant applications

With budget sessions beginning this week for the Saratoga Town Council, the search continues for an accounting firm to audit Fiscal Year 2019/2020.  At the April 20 meeting of the governing body,...

 
 By Staff Report    News    April 28, 2021

Help is on the way

Governor Mark Gordon signed legislation on April 21 that officially launches the federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) in Wyoming. The program will utilize $200 million in federal funding to cover rent and utility costs for Wyomingites...

 
 By Staff Report    News    April 28, 2021

Cleaning up the divide

In coming weeks, Medicine Bow National Forest fire personnel are hoping to conduct prescribed burns in the northwest portion of the Sierra Madre Range. The targeted burns will improve vegetation conditions and wildlife habitat, as well as reduce...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    April 28, 2021

Hanna approves resident waivers

The Hanna Town Council met on April 12 at the Hanna Town Hall. The council members present were Sam Sikes and Bill Dys. Council members Tracy Fowler and Jayson Nordquist were absent. Mayor Lois...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    April 28, 2021

Wanting to give back

Just two weeks after former Councilmember Bob Keel announced his resignation, the Saratoga Town Council was able to make an appointment to the vacant position. On April 20, Saratoga resident Ron...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    April 21, 2021

All eyes on Carbon County

Carbon County has been getting a lot of national and international attention recently. So, too, has former county commissioner and current Rawlins mayor Terry Weickum. On page A1 of the March 4 New...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    April 21, 2021

Clearing the muddy waters

As the Saratoga-Carbon County Impact Joint Powers Board (SCCIJPB) continues its pursuit of extremely delinquent accounts, potential changes to the municipal code may help streamline that process....

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    April 21, 2021

Energizing Rock Creek

As Carbon County receives national, and international, attention for its embrace of wind energy, the influx of wind energy projects shows no sign of stopping.  On April 6, Michael Svedeman, Senior...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    April 21, 2021

Subdividing Green Acres

With construction having begun on the North Platte Valley Medical Center at 13th Street and Bridge Avenue, surrounding property has the potential to be of value.  The closest property with the...

 
 By Staff Report    News    April 21, 2021

Limiting 'Lope Licenses

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is proposing to reduce antelope license quotas for the 2021 hunting season. In many hunt areas, the proposals cut the quota due to impacts from persistent drought...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    April 21, 2021

From two towers to one?

Rehabilitation of a leaking, bolted water tank west of Saratoga appears to be off the table.  Discussion of the tank came up during the April 14 meeting of the Saratoga-Carbon County Impact Joint...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    April 21, 2021

Putting it in 'Layman' terms

The Carbon County Council of Governments (CCCOG) met in person at on March 31 at the C4 headquarters building in Rawlins. The C4 (Carbon County Coordination Center) building was picked for the...

 

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