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 By Joshua Wood    News    June 16, 2021

Ducks and squalls

The headache of Senate File 60 and ad valorem taxes is continuing for county treasurers and will likely turn into one for county assessors as well. At the June 1 meeting of the Board of Carbon County...

 By Staff Report    News    June 16, 2021

Helping mental health

Due to a growing demand for mental health treatment options across the United States, particularly in rural areas, Memorial Hospital of Carbon County is implementing the MHCC Health and Wellness Center. Services will initially be based from the MHCC...

 By Staff Report    News    June 16, 2021

Wyoming launches drought resources website

On June 9, Governor Mark Gordon announced the launch of a new website which would provide detailed, updated information on drought conditions in Wyoming. Developed through a collaboration of multiple state and federal agencies, will...

 By Staff Report    News    June 16, 2021

WIC Program gets temporary boost

Monthly benefits for families participating in the Wyoming WIC Program, which is operated by the Wyoming Department of Health, will see a significant temporary boost over the next few months. The Wyoming WIC Program—also known as the Special...

 By Joshua Wood    News    June 16, 2021

Preparing for a light show

With Independence Day just around the corner, the desire to light off fireworks is likely increasing for individuals and commercial entities alike.  Each year, businesses such as Brush Creek Ranch,...

 By Mike Armstrong    News    June 16, 2021

No work on Saturdays

The Hanna Town Council met on June 8 at the Hanna Town Hall. Councilmember Bill Dys and Mayor Lois Buchanan were present. Councilmember Tracy Fowler was present by phone. Council members Jayson...

 By Joshua Wood    News    June 9, 2021

Continuing the conversation

As the Saratoga Town Council continues their quest to obtain information and data from the Saratoga Police Department, the governing body received a visit from Sally Patton, Carbon County Prevention...

 By Joshua Wood    News    June 9, 2021

Wyoming selected for reactor demonstration

It appears nuclear energy will be coming to Wyoming in the near future. In a press release from the Office of Governor Mark Gordon, it was announced TerraPower and PacificCorp would be undergoing...

 By Staff Report    News    June 9, 2021

County commissioners select official seal

Following a request for entries from county residents to design an official seal for Carbon County, the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) have selected their official seal. Bobbie Herman...

 By Joshua Wood    News    June 9, 2021

Planning for full-time

As construction appears to be ramping up in the area, the Town of Saratoga is once again operating without a planning and zoning officer. The Saratoga Town Council discussed the potential of making...

 By Joshua Wood    News    June 2, 2021

Scamming the Valley

The days of the Nigerian prince needing help getting his money out of the country or the long-lost wealthy uncle leaving a sizable inheritance are long gone. As technology has advanced, so have the...

 By Staff Report    News    June 2, 2021

Hanna Marshal to retire

Following more than a decade of service to the Town of Hanna, Jeff Neimark has announced his retirement from the Hanna Marshal’s Office and from law enforcement. Hired in 2008, Neimark’s 13 years as Hanna law enforcement makes him the longest... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    June 2, 2021

Ad valorem taxes discussed by commissioners

Newly passed legislation appears to be causing headaches for county treasurers throughout Wyoming before it has even taken effect. Senate File 60, which was introduced and passed during the 2021...

 By Staff Report    News    June 2, 2021

Food for the summer

Food inequality is an issue that is faced by families throughout the country, whether they live in urban or rural settings. For many children, the only time they are able to get breakfast or lunch is when school is in session. As of yesterday,... Full story

 By Staff Report    News    June 2, 2021

Espy elected WIR 2nd Vice President

Carbon County Commissioner John Espy was recently elected as the 2nd Vice President of the Western Interstate Region (WIR) according to a press release from the Wyoming County Commissioners...

 By Joshua Wood    News    June 2, 2021

Fire starts west of Hog Park Reservoir

Update as of June 9, 2021 at 7:30 a.m. The National Forest Service now puts the North Fork Fire at approximately 13 acres. Two hotshot crews, a Type 2 hand crew, three engines, a Type 1 Heavy... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    May 26, 2021

Elk Mountain man arrested

A 55-year-old Elk Mountain man was arrested on May 17 by the Hanna Marshal’s Office following an investigation that began in late February. Charges filed against Lyle Gordon Richardson allege he...

 By Joshua Wood    News    May 26, 2021

Saratoga Police Department to add officer

At the May 18 meeting of the Saratoga Town Council, Saratoga Police Chief Ken Lehr cited an increase in drug related offenses and violent crime in a request to advertise for a fifth police officer....

 By Joshua Wood    News    May 26, 2021

Saratoga approves $3 million budget

The Saratoga Town Council unanimously passed their budget for Fiscal Year 2021-2022 on 1st reading during their May 18 meeting with Ordinance No. 859. While the governing body is anticipating more...

 By Staff Report    News    May 26, 2021

Indoor events no longer limited

The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) announced on May 21 the likely final phase for statewide public health orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the immediate removal of one of the two remaining orders. Statewide public health order...

 By Staff Report    News    May 26, 2021

Scenic byways open for season

A sure sign of summer on its way, both scenic byways into the Platte Valley were officially opened last week by the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT).  The first byway to open was Wyoming...

 By Joshua Wood    News    May 19, 2021

Making some noise

Less than a year since the failed first reading of an ordinance that would amend Chapter 5.30 of the Saratoga Municipal Code, the discussion of specially permitted events and outdoor music appears to...

 By Staff Report    News    May 19, 2021

Camping closure issued

As spring run-off begins and the snow turns to rain, potential hazards from the Mullen Fire are beginning to impact potential early season recreationists. On May 12, the United States Forest Service... Full story

 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...


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