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 By Joshua Wood    News    September 16, 2020 

CCPH approach questioned

Last week, Carbon County Public Health (CCPH) raised eyebrows as they appeared to change their approach in how they respond to cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  Throughout the pandemic,...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    September 16, 2020 

Planning commission zoned out

With seven board positions and four board members, the Saratoga Planning Commission only had two members in attendance for their September 8 meeting at Saratoga Town Hall; Chairman Jim Beckmann and...

 
 By Staff Report    News    September 16, 2020 

Driver killed by own truck

A fatal crash in Rawlins on September 11 claimed the life of one person, according to a press release from the Wyoming Highway Patrol. The crash occurred early Friday morning around 3rd Street and North Higley Boulevard. The driver of 20020...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    September 16, 2020 

Fire top topic in Hanna

The Hanna Town Council met at 6:30 p.m. on September 8 p.m. at the Hanna Town Hall. The mayor, Lois Buchanan and council members Tracy Fowler, Bob Patton and Sam Sikes were present. Council member...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    September 16, 2020 

Landfill fund audit requested

The Upper Platte River Solid Waste Disposal District (UPRSWDD) is formally requesting an audit of the district’s funds as managed by the Town of Saratoga. The board formally approved a letter to be...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    September 16, 2020 

Wildfire near Savage Run Wilderness Area

*UPDATE* Originally named the Savage Run Fire, it is now called the Mullen Fire. Information is current as of September 18 at 8:30 p.m. A fire, which has become established at 60 acres and growing,...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    September 16, 2020 

School district employee positive for COVID-19

Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2) Superintendent Jim Copeland announced Friday morning that a staff member had tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The staff member, who...

 

Fighting the RR 316 Fire

Around 11 a.m. on September 5, a few Hanna residents noticed smoke on the railroad tracks not far from the Hanna Basin Museum. Probst Electric (Probst) employees saw a small fire and took their water...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    September 9, 2020

Can you hear me now?

The process of expanding cell phone coverage in Carbon County began for Union Wireless on September 1 as four public hearings were held during a meeting of the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BO...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    September 9, 2020

New direction for historical building

The historic Hugus-Ferguson Building will not be home to the Carbon County Museum anytime in the near future.  Nearly seven years after the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) and the...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    September 9, 2020

Mayor seat still vacant

Two weeks after the resignation of Mayor John Zeiger, the Saratoga Town Council is no closer to filling the now vacant position. During the September 1 meeting of the governing body, Mayor Pro-Tem...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    September 9, 2020

A little bit at a time

At their September 1 meeting, the Saratoga Town Council began the process of moving excess revenues from Fiscal Year 2019/2020 into corresponding reserve funds. While the council appeared to agree...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    September 2, 2020

From analog to digital

Despite the impact felt by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Carbon County Library System (CCLS) ended the 2019/2020 fiscal year relatively well according to Jacob Mickelsen, CCLS director....

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    September 2, 2020

Gateway to understanding

Following two special meetings, one on Tuesday and one on Friday, between two counties and several municipalities, it appears that the entities have settled on a request to be presented to the Industr...

 

Hanna signs MOU

Hanna Town Council held a special meeting on August 28. In attendance were Mayor Lois Buchanan, Council members Sammy Sikes, Linda Schisel and Bob Patton. Council member Tracy Fowler was absent....

 
 By Staff Report    News    September 2, 2020

Giving FIRM answers

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be hosting a series of virtual open houses for Carbon County residents in two weeks. The open houses, which will run for three consecutive days, will allow residents to learn about their flood risk...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    September 2, 2020

Commissioners to amend personnel policy

The Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) have amended their personnel and benefits manual, updating it from the 2016 version. The proposed amendments cover several issues and the BOCCC will...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    September 2, 2020

Fire forces evacuation of Hanna

*This article was updated on September 7 at 2:15 p.m. to reflect the most recent information available.* Approximately 67 families, including 200 individuals and 100 animals, are temporarily displaced...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    August 26, 2020

What happens now?

The last time a mayor resigned in Saratoga was on August 5, 1996 when Mayor Brad Cary read a brief statement and then exited the council chambers leaving both his council and town hall staff stunned....

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    August 26, 2020

Uptick in lodging

The Carbon County Visitors’ Council (CCVC) had its monthly at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the Cowboy Motel in Baggs. All representatives attended the meeting either by conference call or in person. The...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    August 26, 2020

Forward with financials

At the August 18 meeting of the Saratoga Town Council, the governing body took action on several items discussed at the workshop held on August 13 including declaring a number of enterprise funds...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    August 26, 2020

Splitting the council

As discussion among the Saratoga Town Council became heated on how to fill the now vacant mayor seat during the August 18 meeting, a statement from legal counsel Tom Thompson appeared to show...

 
 By Staff Report    News    August 26, 2020

Roads closed for tree removal

Segments of Forest Road 261 (Cedar Pass Road) and Forest Road 443 (Jerry Accord Road) in the Sierra Madre and Snowy Ranges, Medicine Bow National Forest, will be temporarily closed for public safety during roadside hazard tree removal work into the...

 
 By Staff Report    News    August 26, 2020

Forest service issues Stage II restrictions

Fire-prone fuel and weather conditions have prompted the need for Stage II fire restrictions on the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland (MBRTB). Restrictions go into effect on Thursday, August 20, 2020 and...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    August 26, 2020

Examining the impacts

After the August 24 workshop held at Saratoga Town Hall, the Town of Saratoga will submit an initial request of approximately $200,000 for expected impacts from the Gateway South Transmission Line....

 

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