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 By Joshua Wood    News    September 22, 2021 

Commissioners approve PUD

On September 14, the decades-old saga of Green Mountain took a significant step forward as the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) unanimously approved the Planned Use Development (PUD) for G...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    September 22, 2021 

Census data questioned

Meeting on September 15 at Elk Mountain Town Hall, the Carbon County Council of Governments (CCCOG) covered two major topics; the proposed fire district and recently released data from the United Stat...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    September 22, 2021 

Fire district talks continue

The Hanna Town Council met on September 14 at the Hanna Town Hall. Mayor Lois Buchanan and council members Sammy Sikes and Bill Dys were present. Council members Tracy Fowler and Jayson Nordquist were...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    September 15, 2021

A dignified tribute

It was a warm, nearly cloudless, fall day in Encampment as columns of white and black smoke rose from the firepit at Grand View Park on September 12. The source of the smoke came not just from wood, b...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    September 15, 2021

Going overboard?

Now that the proverbial cat is out of the bag in regards to the presence of certtain drugs within Saratoga, it appears some community members are concerned about the Saratoga Police Department “goin...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    September 15, 2021

Transfers and late payments

Financials, as they have been for the past 36 months, were discussed by the Saratoga Town Council during their September 7 meeting. Along with making a substantial transfer from four enterprise funds...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    September 15, 2021

Town positions filled

The Town of Saratoga has filled two vacant positions and hired a fourth police officer following the September 7 meeting of the Saratoga Town Council. The position of treasurer, which has been open...

 
 By Micky Jones    News    September 15, 2021

TNT Forest Products retains mill lease

Encampment Town Council was in session September 9 and first on the agenda was Brush Creek Ranch and their planned unit development (PUD) on Green Mountain. The community and council hope to make it...

 

Making housing affordable

"I don't really like the term affordable housing," Jezria Latham, broker and owner of Provident Realty said. "I have been trying to figure out another term because, clearly, what is affordable to...

 
 By Micky Jones    News    September 15, 2021

Riverside talks fire district

Riverside Town Council’s September 9 meeting began with discussions about the fire district proposed at recent meetings of the Carbon County Council of Governments. Riverside focused on deciding...

 

Laramie school mask debate boils over

by Greg Johnson Laramie Boomerang Via Wyoming News Exchange An unruly and disruptive group of local residents nearly derailed Wednesday’s Albany County School District Board of Education meeting minutes into it.  The group, many not wearing face...

 
 By Staff Report    News    September 8, 2021

Retire with respect

The Platte Valley VFW 6125 and Angus England American Legion Post 54 will be hosting a retirement flag ceremony on September 12 at 1 p.m. at Grandview Park in Encampment. Retiring flags which are no longer usable will be accepted at Town and Country...

 

A2D relaunched

The Carbon County Visitors Council (CCVC) met on August 18 at the Cowboy Inn in Baggs. Newly elected Chairperson Danny Burau called the meeting to order. The agenda was quickly approved and the...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    September 1, 2021

Multi-state manhunt ends near Baggs

On the evening of August 26, the hunt for a suspect involved in a drive-by shooting in Denver came to a dramatic end on Highway 789 between Baggs and Rawlins.  By the time law enforcement...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    September 1, 2021

Where the antelope play

A common saying in Wyoming is the population of pronghorn in the state outnumber that of people.  While that's not entirely accurate-there are 400,000 pronghorn in Wyoming compared to 550,000...

 

Hanna Town Hall closes due to COVID

When the third Hanna resident was taken away by ambulance for COVID complications on Thursday, Mayor Lois Buchanan, came to the conclusion action was warranted. Buchanan, herself in quarantine after...

 
 By Staff Report    News    September 1, 2021

LaVA to continue in Mullen scar

It’s been nearly a year since the Mullen Fire began southeast of Encampment, Wyoming. The fire, which began on the border of the Savage Run Wilderness Area before burning over 176,878 acres in Carbon and Albany counties in Wyoming and Jackson...

 
 By Staff Report    News    September 1, 2021

Gas mains to be replaced

Black Hills Energy, the natural gas provider to Saratoga residents, will be undertaking a main replacement project in the near future. In a press release from the natural gas provider, it was announced the company had contracted with NPL for the...

 
 By Staff Report    News    September 1, 2021

Carbon County Sheriff's Office K9 Zeus has received donation of body armor

Carbon County Sheriff's Office K9 Zeus has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Zeus' vest was...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    August 25, 2021

'It's a safety issue'

The Carbon County Council of Governments (CCCOG) held a special meeting on August 18 at the newly renovated Carbon Building - Courthouse Annex. The meeting was a continued discussion from the July 21...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    August 25, 2021

'Compassion for your community'

Like an exposed nerve, the recently unveiled drug issue in Saratoga doesn’t appear to be going away anytime soon. Despite only having three full-time officers, the Saratoga Police Department continu...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    August 25, 2021

Investing economically

Last year, Yvonne Johnson was hired as the executive director of the Carbon County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC). Since then, she has traveled around the county visiting as many municipalit...

 

State vaccination rates rising

by Morgan Hughes Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange More Wyomingites received a first COVID-19 vaccine dose in the last two weeks than in any two-week period since mid-May, state figures show.  More than 7,400 people received a first...

 

State hospitals feel staffing strain; 5 Wyoming facilities report critical shortage over the last 4 days

by Morgan Hughes Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange By the time Wyoming hit its COVID-19 hospitalization peak last November, nearly 250 people were being treated for the virus statewide. The physicians who were caring for them were largely...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    August 25, 2021

Bright events coming to Sinclair

The Parco Sinclair Theatre first opened in 1924, and the interior walls were hand painted and the seating was premier for the era. Its exterior is a unique Spanish style like the rest of the business...

 

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