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 By Staff Report    News    March 3, 2021 

State health orders updated

On February 25, the Office of Governor Mark Gordon announced the removal of one health order and the relaxation of other health orders. According to a press release from the governor’s office, the decision comes as Wyoming’s metrics around the... Full story

 
 By Staff Report    News    March 3, 2021 

Pre-Valentine's rescue

A day before Upper Valley Search and Rescue held their annual poker run, search and rescue teams from Encampment, Saratoga and Ryan Park were dispatched to locate two missing snowmobilers. According to a February 23 press release from the Carbon...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    March 3, 2021 

Octagon gets in the zone

While the Saratoga Planning Commission recommended approval of a zone amendment for the Octagon Construction Group (Octagon) during their February 9 meeting, that recommendation did not come without... Full story

 
 By Staff Report    News    March 3, 2021 

Shively Airfield makes an impact

Saratoga’s Shively Airfield supports nearly 200 jobs and generates more than $16 million for the state and local economy, according to a recent study conducted by the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT). The last Statewide Economic Impact...

 
 By Dana Davis    News    February 24, 2021

Common sense soaking

While there were rumors of two deaths at the hot springs this past week, Police Chief Ken Lehr, confirmed that there was only one. Details could not yet be released at the time of the interview as...

 
 By Staff Report    News    February 24, 2021

I-80 pursuit ends safely

What began as a routine traffic stop quickly turned into a dangerous pursuit according to a recent press release from the Wyoming Highway Patrol.  On February 19, a Wyoming Highway Patrol Trooper attempted to stop a vehicle between Elk Mountain and...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    February 24, 2021

Encampment vaccine clinic back on

Vaccinations against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have been, by and large, successful in Carbon County despite a brief shortage caused by nationwide weather issues last week. In a February 17 inte... Full story

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    February 24, 2021

Paving the way

The Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) passed two resolutions during their February 16 meeting that adopted policies proposed by Kandis Fritz, Carbon County Road and Bridge Coordinator....

 

Outreach expanding

The Carbon County Visitors Council (CCVC) met on February 17 via Zoom. It would be a short meeting compared to most CCVC board meetings. As it lasted exactly one hour. After all board members were...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    February 24, 2021

Commissioners get fire updates

During their February 16 meeting, the Board of Carbon County Commissioners heard updates on both the Mullen Fire and the Hanna RR 316 Fire from Lenny Layman, Carbon County Emergency Manager.  The...

 
 By Staff Report    News    February 24, 2021

Bringing ground

The USDA has issued final loan approval for the construction of the North Platte Valley Medical Center which means, according to Construction Superintendent Monty Wardell, “We can finally move forward.” Wardell said that his firm, contractor...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    February 24, 2021

One hour or less

The Saratoga Town Council just barely had a quorum as it met on February 17. With Councilmember Bob Keel and Mayor Creed James both absent and Councilmember D’Ron Campbell joining by phone, the meet...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    February 17, 2021

Commissioners approve transmission line

After nearly two months, Rocky Mountain Power finally received approval for construction of a transmission line between the Shirley Basin Substation in Carbon County and the Windstar Substation in...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    February 17, 2021

Can you please hold?

In recent months, representatives for Union Telephone Company (Union Wireless) have appeared before the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) for approval to extend the height of existing...

 

Filling a void

Joel James, Brierly Associates, gave a presentation on the status of the Abandoned Mines Land (AML) program in Hanna on February 9. He explained the purpose of the program was to mitigate hazards to...

 
 By Staff Report    News    February 17, 2021

Draft NRMP plan released

The Board Carbon County Commissioners, along with a steering committee, has completed a draft Natural Resource Management Plan (NRMP). The County developed this Plan as a tool which allows a local government to have a substantive impact on federal...

 
 By Dana Davis    News    February 17, 2021

Barn raising in Riverside

The Riverside Town Council meeting of February 11, 2021 discussion centered around new resident Peggy Huntley’s questions about building a “barndominium”. According to Huntley, a barndominium...

 
 By Dana Davis    News    February 17, 2021

A grand time coming

The Encampment Town Council meeting on February 11, 2021 began with public guest John Farr who requested permission to use the park and the area behind the Grand Encampment Museum for the Colorado...

 

Medicine Bow tries to control traffic

At the February 8 meeting of the Medicine Bow Town Council, the audience and council members learned from town Marshal Dave Redding that trucks were not observing the 30 miles per hour speed limit...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    February 10, 2021

No pressure while under pressure

Gerry Abbett was 27,000 feet in the air and traveling at approximately 350 miles per hour when the windshield of his LancAir Evolution, for all intents and purposes, disappeared. According to... Full story

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    February 10, 2021

Audits and pay days

The Saratoga Town Council is preparing to move forward with an audit of Fiscal Year 2019/2020 after making the decision to contract with a retired University of Wyoming professor. During their...

 

Heating and coal

The Hanna Parks and Recreation Board met on February 3 at the the Hanna Recreation Center. All members of the board were present as was Mayor Lois Buchanan. The agenda and regular meeting minutes...

 
 By Staff Report    News    February 10, 2021

Time for second round

Carbon County Public Health will be returning to the Valley and the Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow area this month to administer the second dose of the Moderna coronavirus campaign. The schedule is as follows: Second dose of the Moderna...

 
 By Staff Report    News    February 10, 2021

Biden ban to hurt wildlife mitigation?

A ban on new sales of federal oil and gas leases could have negative impacts for Wyoming’s wildlife. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has analyzed potential effects on the state’s wildlife in response to Governor Mark Gordon’s Executive...

 
 By Staff Report    News    February 10, 2021

Trio of snowmachiners found safe

Carbon County Search and Rescue safely recovered three lost snowmobilers in the Sierra Madre mountain range according to a recent press release from the Carbon County Sheriff’s Office. In the early morning hours of January 31, Deputy Casey Lehr...

 

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