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 By Joshua Wood    News    August 25, 2021

Manhunt in Encampment

*Editor's Note* An earlier version of this story cited an "active shooter situation" as the reason for the two-hour delay. This has been corrected to the reason being an individual who may be armed... Full story

 
 By Micky Jones    News    August 18, 2021

Tale of two leases

by Micky Jones Passions ran high at the Encampment Town Council meeting on August 12 as the governing body heard two proposals regarding a lease for the Encampment Mill. First on the agenda at the...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    August 18, 2021

Oh water night

The old Wyoming adage “Whiskey is for drinking, water is for fighting” seemed especially true during the August 12 meeting of the Encampment Town Council. Both the Encampment Town Council and...

 
 By Micky Jones    News    August 18, 2021

Growth coming to Saratoga

From final to preliminary subdivision plans, tenant storage and nuisance properties the Saratoga Planning Commission does not appear as if it will slow down anytime soon. Mike Lamprecht served as...

 
 By Micky Jones    News    August 18, 2021

Changes coming to Riverside Park

The Riverside Town Council tackled projects for Rick Martin Memorial Park at their August 12 meeting. The discussion began as Makenzie Rakness introduced playground equipment plans, complete with...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    August 18, 2021

Rodeo returning to MedBow?

The Medicine Bow Town Council met on August 9 at the Medicine Bow Community Hall. Mayor Sharon Biamon and all town council members were present. Councilmember Lucy Schofield said the individual who...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    August 18, 2021

Lots of construction in Hanna

The Hanna Town Council met on August 10 at the Hanna Town Hall for their regularly scheduled monthly meeting. All council members were present, as was Mayor Lois Buchanan. There were no amendments to...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    August 18, 2021

Paying their fair share

Though tensions seem to have eased between the Saratoga Town Council and the Saratoga-Carbon County Impact Joint Powers Board (SCCIJPB) compared to where they were over a year ago, the joint powers...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    August 11, 2021

Small town, big city problems

“In the short time I’ve worked here, I’ve had over 25 drug arrests. I don’t know how many shifts that is (but) I average one a night, some nights I average two drug arrests.” Less than two m...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    August 11, 2021

Masks not required in schools

Last year, Wyoming students who returned to school for in-person learning were required to wear masks. This year, Governor Mark Gordon has signaled no such requirement will be issued. The... Full story

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    August 11, 2021

HART plans for future beds

The Hanna Agricultural Resource Team (HART) met on July 20 at the Hanna Market to go over what the organization could still achieve while the weather was good. The members of HART have had to be...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    August 11, 2021

Town sees more turnover

The Town of Saratoga is in search of a full-time recreation director following the resignation of Lisa Burton on August 3. Mayor Creed James read an email from Burton, who was not in attendance,...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    August 11, 2021

Think safe before you clean

Jo Walliser had an unpleasant discovery as she opened a box containing clothes donated to Bridge Street Bargains. Mixed in with the clothing was a dead mouse. Walliser immediately threw the box out...

 

Green Mountain heads to commissioners

While the Planned Unit Development (PUD) for Green Mountain by Brush Creek Ranch (BCR) has faced much controversy, it successfully moved to the next stage of approval during a special meeting by Carbon County Planning Commission on July 26. The PUD...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    August 4, 2021

Life first, property second

In the past two years, Saratoga has experienced three significant gas events which have required the presence of emergency responders. At the July 20 meeting of the Saratoga Town Council, representati...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    August 4, 2021

WYDOT reveals construction schedule

The Carbon County Council of Governments (CCCOG) met at 6:30 p.m. on July 21 at the Baggs Community Recreation Center. Encampment and Riverside did not have representatives attending. Jim Espy, who...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    July 28, 2021

Be Bear Aware

UPDATE: The tagged bear seen recently around Saratoga was tranquilized at a residence at the corner of 2nd Street and Saratoga Avenue Monday night and relocated. Overturned trash cans may be a common...

 
 By Kaitlyn Campbell    News    July 28, 2021

Green Mountain moves on

The Planned Unit Development (PUD) for Green Mountain at Brush Creek will be moving on to the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) for review and potential approval following a special meeting of the Carbon Country Planning Commission on...

 

Enzi dies after bicycle accident

Former U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi died late Monday after being seriously injured in a bicycle accident in Gillette on Friday. A post on Enzi's Facebook page said the former Wyoming legislator died Monday at...

 
 By Kaitlyn Campbell    News    July 28, 2021

Recreational vehicle discussion parked

Saratoga may not be getting a new recreational vehicle (RV) park after all.  Jimmy and Jamie Campbell, owners of JaJaCa Properties, have been attempting to build an RV park along Wyoming Highway 130 but have faced several roadblocks along the...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    July 28, 2021

Couch out, Abels in

Carbon County will have a new health officer as of August 1 following a split vote by the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) on July 20.  Dr. Marvin Wayne Couch II, who served as the...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    July 28, 2021

More expensive, more stringent

Carbon County Fire Chief John Rutherford gave a presentation to the Carbon County Council of Governments (CCCOG) on July 21 at the Valley Community Center in Baggs on the need for a fire district in...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    July 28, 2021

Saratoga faces the music

“We’re going to clean up this ordinance, we’re going to make everything abundantly clear as to what the rules are and you guys better follow them from now on. Got it? Agreed?” Apparent frustra...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    July 28, 2021

A game of musical ordinances

Less than a year after an ordinance to amend Saratoga Municipal Code regulating specially permitted events failed on first reading it appears changes may be coming yet again. At the July 20 meeting...

 
 By Kaitlyn Campbell    News    July 28, 2021

Encampment mill to run again?

While discussion of the Green Mountain zone change dominated the conversation at the July 8 Encampment Town Council meeting, it didn’t completely hog the spotlight.  During the meeting, Saratoga resident Lela Konecny spoke to the council...

 

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