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Candidates meet at PVCC

About 40 citizens came to the Platte Valley Community Center (PVCC) Oct. 10 to attend a candidate forum hosted by the Valley Service Organization (VSO). The forum included three candidates for... Full story


Whistle-stopping Wyoming

Ryan Greene, the 33-year-old Rock Springs businessman and Democratic candidate for Wyoming’s U.S. congressional district introduced himself by saying, “I’m a pipe-welder by trade.” Perhaps... Full story

 By Max Miller    Politics    August 24, 2016

Write-ins tallied

Write-in candidates in municipal races across the Valley have been notified by certified mail that they crossed the three-vote threshold to be listed on ballots in the general election in November.... Full story

 By Max Miller    Politics    August 3, 2016

Cheney visits Valley

With Wyoming's at-large U.S. Congressional seat open for the first time in eight years, the race to replace outgoing congresswoman Cynthia Lummis on the Republican ticket is crowded and entering its... Full story

 By Max Miller    Politics    July 27, 2016

Candidates meet the Valley

About 50 people attended a July 25 Candidate Forum hosted by the Valley Service Organization (VSO) at the Platte Valley Community Center (PVCC). Eight candidates auditioned for three different... Full story

 By Max Miller    Politics    July 13, 2016

Wind tax resolution tabled

Talk of increasing the wind energy excise tax in Cheyenne has prompted the Saratoga Town Council to consider adopting a resolution opposing any such increase. The text of the resolution, written by... Full story

 By Max Miller    Politics    April 13, 2016

Eight years later, Carbon County still Clinton country

Across Wyoming on Saturday, Democratic Caucus-goers chose Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by 11 percentage points, 55.7 percent to 44.3 percent. Because o... Full story

 By Max Miller    Politics    March 30, 2016

Sedimental decision

As Saratoga prepares to begin the work of clearing gravel bars from under and above the HWY 130 bridge, Saratoga Mayor Ed Glode has been meeting with several different agencies. "We had basically the...


Encampment calls special meeting

The amendment to the Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance for the town of Encampment was passed after it’s third and final reading. Town Clerk Doreen Harvey stated the only change in the third reading was that the attorney’s advice that the term... Full story

 By Liz Wood    Politics    February 25, 2015

Fridays with the mayor

Mayor Ed Glode said he came away from the River Restoration meeting last week with a good feeling. A sentiment that both Jeff Streeter with Trout Unlimited and Joe Parsons with the...

 By Liz Wood    Politics    February 18, 2015

Planning commission restores council's voting privilege

The Saratoga planning commission received input from Mayor Ed Glode at its Feb. 10 meeting on changing the bylaws to allow the Saratoga Town Council appointed member to have a vote on the planning...

 By Liz Wood    Politics    February 18, 2015

Airport board waiting on leases

The new lease and rental fee for the Saratoga Airport Board was tabled for one more month because the new town attorney was still reviewing the leases, Lance Grubb reported to the board. Erickson and...


Surveillance cameras to be placed around Encampment

Encampment Mayor Greg Salisbury discussed with the council as well as members of Encampment Public Works, his concern over the recent vandalism of the Encampment Park restrooms at the regular council...


Riverside Town Council wants Bio-Domes

Bio-Domes were the main topic of discussion last Thursday night when Mayor Leroy Stephenson and the rest of the Riverside Town Council talked about improvements to the towns wastewater lagoon...


Glode seeks unity among boards

Ed Glode is finishing up his second month as the new mayor of Saratoga and last week was a busy one for the new mayor. Glode attended the Planning Commission meeting and the Carbon County/Saratoga Impact Joints Powers Board (Water and Sewer Board)... Full story


Sage Grouse group wants public input

The South Central Sage-Grouse Local Working Group is considering recommendations from the public in relation to the Wyoming Sage-Grouse Conservation Plan’s core area map at its next meeting at 9 a.m. Monday, Feb. 23 at the Rawlins Bureau of Land...


Landfill Board prepares for SLIB meeting

Deadlines are fast approaching for the Upper Platte River Solid Waste Disposal District (Landfill Board). When asked how things are progressing, Chairman of the Landfill Board Randy Raymer said,...


Congressional Reps coming to Carbon County

Field Representatives for U.S. Senator John Barrasso, U.S. Senator Mike Enzi and U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis will be in Carbon County to visit with residents on Feb 11. Anyone with questions, comments or concerns in relation to federal...


Fridays with the mayor

Editor’s note: Two of the questions asked in this interview are from anonymous readers. We encourage you to submit more questions to sunsports@union-tel.com. To contact Mayor Glode directly, call...


Fridays with the mayor

Editor’s note: We are beginning a weekly dialogue with new Saratoga Mayor Ed Glode, this is intended to become a weekly series of questions and answers. Glode said he was impressed with the turnout...


CCSD#2 board candidates file

The filing period for the Carbon County School District No. 2 Board of Trustees expired Monday. Jim Hinkle filed for the unexpired term of Area 2. Hinkle was appointed after Greg Bartlett resigned. Incumbent Diana Berger has also filed for Area 2....

 By Liz Wood    Politics    January 30, 2013

Three applicants vie for Commission position

On Jan. 21 the Carbon County Republican Party met to select three applicants to be considered for the Carbon County Commissioners seat left vacant by Jerry Paxton. Paxton resigned his commission seat...

 By Joe Elder    Politics    January 23, 2013

Letters, public comments top discussion

Members of the public applauded after Councilman Steve Wilcoxson read from two letters at the Saratoga Town Council meeting Tuesday. The first was one he had written to the Planning Commission to...

 By Joe Elder    Politics    January 23, 2013

Paxton supports gas tax

It can be hard for a conservative guy to support raising taxes, but that is what freshman representative for House District 47, Jerry Paxton, did when he voted for the 10-cent gas tax. “When I first...


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