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 By Joshua Wood    News    June 19, 2019 

Booking the board

The newly-seated Saratoga Airport Advisory Board held a successful initial meeting on June 12. It has been two months since the dissolution of the Saratoga Airport Board, founded in 1978, and any airp...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    June 19, 2019 

SCWEMS, sludge and healthcare

The Encampment Town Council met at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Encampment Town Hall with two council members absent. Council members Kim Loftice and Gary Stull were present to make a quorum. Mayor Greg...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    June 19, 2019 

Grant changes explained

The Hanna Town Council met at 6 p.m. on Tuesday for their regularly scheduled meeting at the Hanna Town Hall. All council members and mayor were in attendance. The agenda and minutes from the May 14...

 
 By Keith McLendon    News    June 19, 2019 

Three for 33

A full three member Saratoga Planning Commission met for 33 minutes starting at 5:30 p.m. on June 11. Though there were three public hearings for variances, permits or amendments on the schedule,...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    June 19, 2019 

Water rate talk eddies back around

Much like an eddying river, the discussion around proposed water rate structures returned to the Carbon County Impact Joint Powers Board (CCIJPB) during their June 12 meeting. Following a meeting of...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    June 19, 2019 

Mayor preps for flood

On Monday morning, Saratoga Mayor John Zeiger sat in on a conference call with representatives from the office of Governor Mark Gordon, the Carbon County Commissioners, the Wyoming Department of...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    June 19, 2019 

Planning Party Day

The Riverside Town Council met a 6 p.m. on June 13 at the Riverside Town Hall with council members Fred Lorenz and Ed Golden present. Mayor Leroy Stephenson was also in attendance. The meeting...

 
 By Keith McLendon    News    June 19, 2019 

Sites and sounds at healthcare meeting

The Platte Valley Healthcare Sustainability Project Subcommittee (HSPS) held another open meeting at the Platte Valley Community Center (PVCC) on June 12 wherein HSPS Chairman Will Faust announced...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    June 12, 2019

Breaking wind

The wind was not blowing strong at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the Seven Mile wind farm, owned by Rocky Mountain Power, northeast of Hanna. It was a beautiful Wyoming spring day, with bright blue skies...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    June 12, 2019

Political theater

Editor's note: Due to the length and breadth of discussion at the most recent Saratoga Town Council Meeting, that meeting coverage has been split into three stories. If it was the intent of Saratoga...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    June 12, 2019

Auditor disengaged, 911 called

It wasn’t all healthcare and public comment during the marathon meeting of the Saratoga Town Council on June 4. The council also made decisions in regards to who will perform the next audit,...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    June 12, 2019

Lease at last

As has been the norm for recent meetings of the Saratoga Town Council, the discussion of the Corbett Medical Building lease between the Town of Saratoga and Health Management Services, LLC (HMS) was...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    June 12, 2019

Recycling, dead

Recycling and dead animal pits were the main topic of discussion for the Upper Platte River Solid Waste Disposal District (UPRSWDD) during the regular meeting on June 5 at the Saratoga Town Hall. Recy...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    June 12, 2019

Gassing the Lincoln

The Hanna Basin Museum board met at 2 p.m. on Friday for a regularly scheduled board meeting. The board consists of Pam Paulson, Diana Springsguth, Lanene Osling, Sue Tlustos and Nancy Anderson. The...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    June 5, 2019

Flying solo

During the May 21 meeting of the Saratoga Town Council, the governing body of Saratoga did more than listen to a presentation from Memorial Hospital of Carbon County. The council made an appointment...

 
 By Staff Report    News    June 5, 2019

Battle Pass follows suit

A week after Memorial Day, Wyoming Highway 70 over Battle Pass has been cleared by the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) and opened for the season on Monday, June 3. “Crews from Saratoga and Baggs have been working to clear the road from...

 
 By Staff Report    News    June 5, 2019

USFS to assess mountain trails

As the United States Forest Service (USFS) begins the maintenance of trails in the Snowy Range and Sierra Madre Mountains this summer, they are partnering with Common Outdoor Ground (COG) to begin assessing those trails. COG, a community...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    June 5, 2019

There and gone

On Friday afternoon, a Facebook page popped up on social media called “Platte Valley Citizens.” The page, along with a website, claimed to represent citizens of the Platte Valley who are...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    June 5, 2019

Tax and disasters

The Carbon County Council of Governments (CCCOG) met at 6:30 p.m. on May 15 at the Platte Valley Community Center. After everyone at the meeting signed in and the voting delegates were recognized...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    June 5, 2019

Liquor and food

The Medicine Bow Town Council had their monthly scheduled meeting at 7 p.m. on May 13 at the Medicine Bow Community Hall. All council members and mayor were present. There was a public hearing on the...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    June 5, 2019

Attempted murder filed

A Saratoga man could be facing life plus 35 years in prison for attempted first degree murder, aggravated assault and battery, strangulation of a household member and kidnapping. According to the...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    May 29, 2019

Presentation consternation

“I just feel unprepared to have meaningful questions because we didn’t know you were going to be here tonight. At least, I didn’t.” This comment from council member Jon Nelson during the May...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    May 29, 2019

Questions for the auditor

Since receiving the audit on March 5, and accepting it on April 2, the Saratoga Town Council has expressed a desire to speak with Dennis Tschacher of ACM, the company that performed the audit for Fisc...

 
 By Staff Report    News    May 29, 2019

Range open despite snowfall

Despite a fluctuation in weather over the past few weeks, the Wyoming Department of Transportation was successful in opening the Snowy Range Scenic Byway as of noon on May 25. While crews from both...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    May 22, 2019

Rate change sent

The Carbon County Impact Joint Powers Board (CCIJPB) voted to send their proposed water rate structure to Saratoga Town Council for approval during their meeting on May 8. As was reported previously...

 

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