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 By Joshua Wood    News    August 22, 2018

Hangar hangups

Following a tense exchange of words between David and Tasha Worthington and council member Richard Raymer during the Aug. 7 Saratoga Town Council meeting, it was expected that the ongoing issues of...

 By Staff Report    News    August 22, 2018

Snowy Range fire restrictions lifted

Fire restrictions have been rescinded on National Forest System lands within the Snowy Range, Medicine Bow National Forest, located in Albany and Carbon Counties. Stage 1 restrictions remain in place for National Forest System lands within the...

 By Mike Armstrong    News    August 22, 2018

6th penny talks

The Carbon County Council of Governments (CCCOG) had a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Platte Valley Community Center in Saratoga. The purpose of the special meeting was to discuss...

 By Joshua Wood    News    August 15, 2018

Clinic management changes hands

By Joshua Wood Employees of Saratoga Care Center, Platte Valley Medical Clinic, residents of Saratoga and even Dr. Bryan Kaiser himself were in attendance at a packed Saratoga Town Council meeting on...

 By Joshua Wood    News    August 15, 2018

A Rude awakening

On Aug. 7 it was announced that Health Management Services (HMS), LLC. would be taking over management of the Platte Valley Medical Clinic. This came on the heels of the announcement that the Town of...

 By Staff Report    News    August 15, 2018

Forest road closures

Forest Road 830 (Deep Jack Road), and Forest Road 443 (Jerry Accord Road) in the Sierra Madre Range, Medicine Bow National Forest, will be temporarily closed for public safety during roadside hazard tree removal work this fall. The work on the 830...

 By Joshua Wood    News    August 15, 2018

Job done despite 'hiccups'

The Carbon County Impact Joint Powers Board heard from Element Engineering, the company hired to oversee the lagoon project, and from Forsgren Associates at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 8. Nick Marcotte...

 By Keith McLendon    News    August 8, 2018

Saratoga gets 'competitive edge'

“This is huge for Saratoga. This is the kind of bandwidth that larger communities dream about. This is going to far exceed what we find in Casper or Cheyenne,” Merrit Engebretsen, account...

 By Joshua Wood    News    August 8, 2018

Clinic to get new management

Rumors have swirled around the Valley for several weeks about Dr. Bryan Kaiser’s future with Platte Valley Medical Clinic. The speculation picked up following the Saratoga Town Council meeting on...

 By Joshua Wood    News    August 8, 2018

Buffer zone discussed

Determining what extraterritorial jurisdiction a municipality has outside of town limits was the primary catalyst for a workshop held on July 31 between the Saratoga Town Council, Saratoga Planning...

 By Joshua Wood    News    August 8, 2018

Plastic problem

Concerns about the Saratoga Transfer Station and the recycling of plastics were at the top of the list for the regularly scheduled meeting of the Upper Platte River Solid Waste Disposal District...

 By Keith McLendon    News    August 8, 2018

Money for bones

Medicine Bow Museum Director Sharon Biamon was on hand to sort out donated items for sell in a Saturday silent auction to raise funds to move and preserve the Como Bluff fossil Cabin (See Dinosaurs on...

 By Joshua Wood    News    August 8, 2018

Duo faces 51 years

Just over a week after being detained by deputies from the Carbon County Sheriff’s Office, two Encampment men are scheduled to appear in the Second Judicial Circuit Court in Rawlins at 11 a.m. on...

 By Mike Armstrong    News    August 8, 2018

Bridge a stepping stone

There was a lot of traffic on County Road 121 around 10 a.m. on July 31 as dozens of people made their way to the Rocky Mountain Power Ekola Bridge and County Road 121 dedication. Both Carbon County a...

 By Staff Report    News    August 8, 2018

'Bear attack' planned

Carbon County Emergency Coordinator John Zeiger would like to inform the public that there will be an emergency exercise near the Turpin Reservoir on Sunday, August 12. The exercise will be in response to a staged predator attack. In this case the...

 By Staff Report    News    August 1, 2018

Meadows mayhem

On July 30, the Carbon County Sheriff’s Office received a call at approximately 12:30 p.m. The call, according to the press release received from the sheriff’s office, reported “shots being fired and rounds hitting multiple residences” locate...

 By Joshua Wood    News    August 1, 2018

HMS to takeover clinic

After months of uncertainty, closed door executive sessions and rumors based on suspicions it was finally revealed on Aug. 7 at the Saratoga Town Council meeting the fate of Dr. Bryan Kaiser and his... Full story

 By Mike Armstrong    News    July 25, 2018

Doubling down on Executive Sessions

The Saratoga Town Council had two separate executive sessions in their meeting at 6 p.m. on July 17, at the Saratoga Town Hall. In the beginning it was business as usual, as the council approved the...

 By Joshua Wood    News    July 25, 2018

Going commercial?

A discussion during the regularly scheduled Saratoga Airport Board meeting on July 11 revealed Shively Airfield qualifies through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to operate as a commercial a...

 By Mike Armstrong    News    July 25, 2018

Teaching the Fifth Penny

Steve Nicholson, Chairman for Carbon County Council of Governments (CCCOG) was absent from the meeting in Riverside Town Hall that started at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, so Kenda Colman, the Vice Chairman...

 By Staff Report    News    July 25, 2018

Police to implement child safety program

The Saratoga Police Department is asking for the help of local businesses as well as industrial and professional leaders in implementing their child safety prevention education program for both children and adults in the community. In a letter from...

 By Joshua Wood    News    July 18, 2018

Veggie vendor vacancy

Saratoga and Valley residents have likely noticed the absence of a key part of the Farmers’ Market held at St. Barnabas Church in Saratoga. The fruit and vegetable vendor that organizer Laura...

 By Joshua Wood    News    July 18, 2018

Not talking trash

Encampment Mayor Greg Salisbury expressed frustration at what he saw as lack of communication between the municipality and the Upper Platte River Solid Waste Disposal District (UPRSWDD) during the Enc...

 By Joshua Wood    News    July 18, 2018

Transferring a view

Douglas and Jennifer Duplisea returned to appear before the Upper Platte River Solid Waste Disposal District (UPRSWDD) once again during the rescheduled meeting at 7 p.m. on July 11 at the Encampment...

 By Joshua Wood    News    July 18, 2018

Tapped out

Riverside Mayor Leroy Stephenson informed the Riverside Town Council during their regularly scheduled meeting on July 12 at the Riverside Town Hall that he had received a letter from the Wyoming...


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