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 By Joshua Wood    News    July 1, 2020 

Bubble gum, duct tape and pickles

"You're going to see, 2010 through 2018, that whole time we're below the bar. That ends up being $3.7 million in total losses through that period of time. So, again, the town's in a pickle." Five...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    July 1, 2020 

Visitors council talks tax

The Carbon County Visitor Council met at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the Hanna Town Hall for their monthly meeting. It was the first time the board has met in person since February. The monthly meetings...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    July 1, 2020 

Medicine Bow approves hiring deputy

The Medicine Bow Town Council met at 7 p.m. on June 8 at the Medicine Bow Community Center. Mayor Sharon Biamon along with council members John Cowdin, Lyle Flansburg, Lucinda Schofield, and Trevor...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    July 1, 2020 

Saratoga finalizes budget, budget amendment

While a nearly two and half hour discussion over a report from James Childress and two executive sessions took up the majority of the Saratoga Town Council meeting on June 23, the governing body also...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    July 1, 2020 

Fisticuffs at GOP Convention

Following a weekend altercation with Michael Pearce, Albany County Republican Chairman, at the 2020 Wyoming GOP Convention in Gillette, Carbon County Republican Chairman Joey Correnti IV has issued...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    June 24, 2020

Proposed museum district enters 30 day protest period

"I kind of feel like (King) Solomon here with the baby. We've heard a lot of comments to and fro, we've received a lot of comments to and fro and I feel like I'm a fenced turtle on this." This...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    June 24, 2020

Language over litigation?

For the second time this month, the Saratoga Town Council held a special meeting on June 17 as business previously thought addressed in the first special meeting required further attention.  As was...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    June 24, 2020

Hanna Landfill gets ready to close

The Hanna Landfill will close June 27 as a general dump for the towns of Elk Mountain, Hanna and Medicine Bow. To get the job done, roughly two dozen contractors went out to the landfill on Thursday...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    June 24, 2020

Commissioners approve four fireworks applications

The Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) approved four firework applications during their June 16 meeting, but not without some discussion in regards to equitable enforcement of the...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    June 17, 2020

Four cases added in Carbon County

While Carbon County is still relatively low in its total numbers of cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), four new cases have been added to the count within the past week. Additionally, it was... Full story

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    June 17, 2020

Public, council debate budget at special meeting

“I still think that we have way overprojected our revenue for the next year and I have some real concerns.” This statement from Saratoga resident Kristen Teubner during the June 11 special...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    June 17, 2020

High Country talks budgets

At 6:25 p.m. on Friday, at the Hanna Town Hall, the High Country Joint Powers Board (HCJPB) held a special meeting to discuss the budget. “Medicine Bow did not accept our budget as presented,...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    June 17, 2020

Riverside questions liquor license

The Riverside Town Council met at 6 p.m. on Thursday at the Riverside Town Hall. Mayor Leroy Stephenson and all council members were in attendance. The first order of business was a public hearing on...

 
 By Dana Davis    News    June 17, 2020

Financial talk takes off

The Airport Board meeting of June 10, 2020 began with discussion of an aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) truck that Riverton, Wyoming is getting rid of. Jon Nelson, council representative, said...

 
 By Dana Davis    News    June 17, 2020

Duck, duck NO

There were two public hearings during the June 10, 2020 Saratoga Planning Commission meeting. both of which progressed quickly. The issue of Saratoga’s lack of off-street parking was briefly...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    June 17, 2020

Council passes budget amendment on second reading

During the June 11 special meeting of the Saratoga Town Council, the governing body voted 3-1 to pass Ordinance No. 856, a budget amendment for Fiscal Year 2019/2020, on second reading with...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    June 17, 2020

Special meeting to special meeting

While the second reading of the budget and budget amendment took up most of the two hour June 11 special meeting of the Saratoga Town Council, the council also discussed a letter of representation to...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    June 17, 2020

Buried by gophers

The Hanna Town Council met at 6 p.m. on June 9 at the Hanna Town Hall. In attendance Mayor Lois Buchanan, Councilmember Sammy Sikes and, by phone ,Councilmember Linda Schisel. The agenda was approved...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    June 17, 2020

Water, sewer board engages with attorney

At their regular meeting on June 10, the Saratoga-Carbon County Impact Joint Powers Board (SCCIJPB) read a letter from the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) expressing their concern over fu...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    June 10, 2020

Saratoga declares vacancy on council

Ensuing the passing of Councilmember Steve Wilcoxson on May 29, the following meeting of the Saratoga Town Council on June 2 was kept short with a modified agenda. In total, the time from beginning...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    June 10, 2020

County renews contract with Couch

The Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) renewed their contract with Dr. Wayne Couch during their June 2 meeting at the recommendation of Amanda Brown, Carbon County Public Health nurse...

 
 By Staff Report    News    June 10, 2020

Wyoming Arts Council announces public art call

The Wyoming Department of Health, along with the Veteran’s Commission and State Construction Department, are constructing the Veteran’s Home of Wyoming Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF), located in Buffalo. Through the State of Wyoming’s Art in...

 
 By Dana Davis    News    June 10, 2020

Surviving the ordeal

Phyllis Cook, resident of Ryan Park, contacted The Saratoga Sun to provide additional details of the accident that took place at Kum & Go on Monday, June 3, 2020. Phyllis and Bruce Cook were the...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    June 10, 2020

Landfill has new worker

The High Country Joint Powers Board (HCJB) met at 6 p.m. on Thursday at the Medicine Bow Community Hall. The meeting didn’t get started until 6:10 p.m. because there were not enough representatives...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    June 10, 2020

Hanna Recreation Center plans reopening

The Hanna Parks and Recreation Board met at 4:30 p.m. on June 3 at the Hanna recreation center. Besides the board, Hanna mayor Lois Buchanan was in attendance. The board last met March 4. The recreati...

 

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