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 By Mike Armstrong    News    August 26, 2020

Getting out the vote in Hanna

The town of Hanna normally has its voting at the Hanna Town Hall. But due to the social distance measures the town took to keep its residents safe, the voting took place at the Hanna Recreation...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    August 19, 2020

Zeiger resigns

Less than two years after officially taking office for his fourth term, John Zeiger has resigned from his position as mayor of Saratoga “effective immediately”. In a post made on social media late...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    August 19, 2020

Finding a path forward

The Saratoga Town Council appears to be moving forward with plans to address findings from the audit of the 2018/2019 Fiscal Year following a workshop on August 13. As was reported previously (see...

 
 By Dana Davis    News    August 19, 2020

Better than a letter

The Riverside Town Council gained another council member at the August 13, 2020 meeting. According to LeRoy Stephenson, Mayor of Riverside, Mark Helwick didn’t exactly submit a letter of interest...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    August 19, 2020

Sign of the times

Though the agenda for the August 11 meeting of the Saratoga Planning Commission was sparse, the entire meeting surrounding Octagon Construction and the company’s development of a subdivision west of...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    August 19, 2020

A quick blaze outside Hanna

Hanna Fire Chief Tracy Fowler was in her truck just a little outside of Hanna when the call came over her radio that there was a fire burning outside of town on August 11. She turned around and went...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    August 19, 2020

All report, no quorum

The August 11 wildfire that burned about two miles outside the town of Hanna did not only burn 106 acres, but was also responsible for the Hanna Town Council being unable to establish a quorum....

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    August 12, 2020

Separate ways in high country

The High Country Joint Powers Board (HCJPB) convened their regularly scheduled meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday at the Hanna Town Hall. All board representatives from the towns were present with the...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    August 12, 2020

What's the plan?

*Editor's Note* An earlier version of this article listed the time of the workshop as 5 p.m. on August 13. In the days the following the meeting, the time was changed to 4:30 p.m. This article has...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    August 12, 2020

Requests, timelines and records

The council chambers in Saratoga Town Hall once again served as the battleground for Councilmember Jon Nelson’s continued pursuit for answers in regards to the Town of Saratoga’s finances. During...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    August 12, 2020

Changes to Saratoga Council

Moving forward, the Saratoga Town Council will meet an hour later than they have in recent years.  The change in time comes following a failed attempt at an ordinance to change the meeting date of...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    August 5, 2020

Auditors issue qualified opinion

At the July 21 meeting of the Saratoga Town Council, the governing body voted 3-0 to officially accept the audit of Fiscal Year 2019/2020 by new auditors Carver, Florek and James (CFJ). Councilmember...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    August 5, 2020

Council to interview candidates

UPDATE: Following an executive session in which two candidates, D'Ron Campbell and Michelle Cook, were interviewed the Saratoga Town Council voted unanimously to appoint Campbell to the seat left...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    August 5, 2020

COVID rises in Carbon County

In the past two weeks, Carbon County has seen a continued increase of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as tourists pour into the state and parents prepare to resume school....

 
 By Dana Davis    News    August 5, 2020

Mangy Moose approved

A special meeting of the Riverside Town Council was held on July 28, 2020 to revisit the liquor license for the Mangy Moose since the Wyoming Liquor Commission informed the Council that it is not...

 
 By Dana Davis    News    August 5, 2020

Park it, mister

The Planning Commission meeting on July 14, 2020 started with a public hearing regarding the horses on Robert Smith’s property where he runs a bed and breakfast. There had been a nuisance complaint...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    August 5, 2020

In the dumps

The Hanna Town Council, the High Country Joint Powers Board (HCJPB) and Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) representative Craig McComie met at 6:30 p.m. on July 29 at the Hanna Recreation...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    July 29, 2020

Audit accepted, questions remain

At their July 21 meeting, the Saratoga Town Council formally accepted the Fiscal Year 2018/2019 audit from Carver, Florek and James (CFJ) as the 2020/2021 fiscal year begins. Along with the highly...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    July 29, 2020

Museum district heads to ballot

After an extended public hearing and 30 day protest period that saw no written protest, the proposed Saratoga-Ryan Park Museum District will be heading to the ballot in November. During the July 20...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    July 29, 2020

Early voting moving ahead

With the primary election rapidly approaching and the United States still dealing with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), absentee voting has taken center stage this election cycle. At the July 20...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    July 29, 2020

Saratoga talks trash

Trash talk was no small part of the July 21 meeting of the Saratoga Town Council as the governing body addressed excess refuse near the municipal swimming pool and repeated violations at Family Dollar...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    July 22, 2020

Enforced Ordinances Discussed

The Hanna Town Council met at 6:30 p.m. on July 15 at the Hanna Town Hall. All council members were in attendance along with mayor Lois Buchanan. The agenda and minutes from the June 9 regularly...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    July 22, 2020

A taxing talk

COVID-19 took its toll on the Carbon County Council of Governments’ (CCCOG) meetings for the past four months. The last time the board met was in Rawlins on January 15. CCCOG meets every two months...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    July 22, 2020

Carbon County sees spike in COVID cases

Carbon County is seeing the highest spike in cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) since the pandemic began and a little over two weeks since the July 4 weekend. According to Carbon County Public...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    July 22, 2020

Payroll, taxes and late fees

Three months after the resignation of Katrina Nuhn from the Town of Encampment’s Department of Public Works, the Encampment Town Council hired a new employee at their rescheduled July 14 meeting....

 

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