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 By Micky Jones    News    January 19, 2022 

An eye on crime

Recent reports of property damage and theft across the Valley seem to have some residents on edge. On the Southern end of Carbon County, citizens of Encampment have been faced with property damage in...

 
 By Micky Jones    News    January 19, 2022 

Business as usual

The Encampment Town Council’s January 13 meeting was full of activity, though it all moved rather quickly. Heard at the meeting was a letter of interest for South Central Wyoming Emergency Medical S...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    January 19, 2022 

Quick meeting in Hanna

On January 11, the Hanna Town Council meeting was nearly cancelled due to lack of a quorum. At 6:30 p.m. there was only Mayor Lois Buchanan and Councilmember Sam Sikes. The mayor waited 15 minutes...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    January 19, 2022 

Who's conflicted?

Who does and who does not have a conflict of interest was at least one highlight of discussion during the January 12 meeting of the Saratoga-Carbon County Impact Joint Powers Board (SCCIJPB). As the...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    January 19, 2022 

New face for MedBow public works

Mayor Sharon Biamon called the Medicine Bow Town Council meeting to order at 7 p.m. on January 10 at the Medicine Bow Community Hall.  Councilmembers Lucinda Schofield, Cynthia Chace, and Sharon...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    January 12, 2022

A push for Pickett

After more than a decade languishing in the pre-planning stages, Never Forget Park in Memory of Tyler Pickett may finally become a reality this spring.  During the January 4 meeting of the Saratoga...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    January 12, 2022

Endemic vs. Pandemic

Omicron has officially been detected in Carbon County.  The Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) were updated on the detection of the most recent, and highly contagious, variant of the...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    January 12, 2022

Paying for politics

As the Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Corporations Committee continues to discuss and debate their current redistricting efforts, the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) are concerned the...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    January 12, 2022

Saratoga moves forward on Spring Street

Though the New Year has just begun, concerns over being unable to get on a construction schedule this year has motivated the Town of Saratoga to move quickly on the replacement of the Spring Street...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    January 5, 2022

Up in flames

At approximately 7 p.m. on December 28, 2021, the Saratoga Volunteer Fire Department was called to 308 N. State Street in Saratoga for a trailer fire at Dan's Trucking.  The call was placed by...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    January 5, 2022

Changes coming to Medicine Bow

The Medicine Bow Town Council met on December 13 at the Medicine Bow Community Hall, with all council members and Mayor Sharon Biamon present. After the agenda and minutes from the regularly...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    January 5, 2022

Lodging Taxes up in Carbon County

The Carbon County Visitors Council (CCVC) Board met on December 8 via conference call and Google Meet. The board had not met in November and the meeting was a combination of both months. Five board...

 
 By Staff Report    News    January 5, 2022

Snowmobilers rescued

Four Missouri residents were recently rescued while snowmobiling in the Snowy Range, according to a press release from the Carbon County Sheriff’s Office. On December 17, at approximately 7:34 p.m., the Carbon County Sheriff’s Office received a c...

 
 By Staff Report    News    January 5, 2022

Two USFS roads closed

Winter logging activity near Ryan Park on the west side of the Snowy Range has temporarily closed two National Forest System roads and rerouted portions of three snowmobile trails. The impacted routes are near Wyoming Highway 130 in the Medicine Bow...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    December 29, 2021

Renaming Pickett Park

For over a decade, as a park in memory of Staff Sergeant Tyler Pickett has been discussed, planned and a seemingly far-off dream, it has gone through many names. During that time, it has often been...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    December 29, 2021

Saratoga to begin 6th penny projects

The Saratoga Town Council and the Saratoga-Carbon County Impact Joint Powers Board (SCCIJPB) are beginning to look at projects for the One Percent Specific Purpose Sales and Use Tax (6th penny tax)....

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    December 29, 2021

Commissioners to remain with Sun

The Saratoga Sun will, again, remain the official publication of the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) following their December 21 meeting.  The commissioners voted unanimously to remain...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    December 22, 2021

Mandate versus choice

Though the majority of their staff are vaccinated against COVID-19, Memorial Hospital of Carbon County (MHCC) is pleased with the injunction against a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) va...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    December 22, 2021

Carbon County to receive opioid settlement

While Wyoming and the rest of the country are currently dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, the opioid epidemic has raged on in the background.  In April 2018, the Board of Carbon County...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 22, 2021

Omicron confirmed in Wyoming

Less than a month after the Omicron variant of COVID-19 virus was detected in the United States, it’s presence has been confirmed in Wyoming. In a press release from the Wyoming Department of Health on Friday morning, it was reported lab...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    December 22, 2021

Public health suspends traveling clinics

A vaccine clinic held on November 18 at the Platte Valley Community Center may be the last traveling clinic for the foreseeable future.  During the December 7 meeting of the Board of Carbon County Co...

 

Hanna honors town employees

The Hanna Town Council met at 6:30 p.m. on December 14 at Hanna Town Hall. The mayor and three council members were present. Council member Jayson Nordquist was absent. The Council in a matter of...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    December 22, 2021

Too good to be true

Sometimes it is worth looking a gift horse in the mouth. Publishers Clearing House can only be described as a cultural phenomenon. For decades, commercials have aired showing real people being...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    December 15, 2021

No more House District 47?

As the Wyoming Legislature goes through the once-in-a-decade process of redistricting, it appears the 2020 Census may have negative impacts for Carbon County following the December meeting of the...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    December 15, 2021

The wind keeps blowing

After three meetings and months of discussion, a potential moratorium on energy development from the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) in the Shirley Basin failed by a vote of 2-3 on...

 

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