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Unofficial results now official

Carbon County’s Canvass Board completed its canvass of the 2022 General Election November 10 and the results from the general election are now official. The final, official results are available on Carbon County’s website at...

 

Saratoga Lady Panthers head to state after regional playoffs

The Lady Panthers faced Burlington's Lady Huskies first and won 3-0. They never let the Huskies get more than 13 points in any of the three matches, showing their determination. The Riverside Lady...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Politics    June 2, 2022

Filing period officially closed

The date of the 2022 Primary Election continues to draw closer. With the filing period closing at 5 p.m. on May 27, some candidates will have a tough race ahead of them. Other seats, however, will...

 

Lummis visits Valley

The Valley hosted U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis (R - Wyoming) on Thursday as the junior senator toured restoration projects on the North Platte and Encampment Rivers and later spoke at the...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Politics    May 5, 2021

A more thoughtful manner

When the 66th Wyoming Legislature gathered in Cheyenne, they arrived with a heavy task on their shoulders. Following the economic impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19), a number of budget cuts were...

 

Making the rounds

On March 18 and 19, Jackie King, a field representative for Senator Cynthia Lummis, came to Carbon County to touch base with residents, organizations and businesses. The morning of the 18th, King...

 

Lummis reps to visit Carbon County

Staff for U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis will hold mobile office hours in Rawlins and Saratoga on March 18 and 19, 2021 to meet with constituents. Field Representative Jackie King will be available to meet with residents and hear ideas, comments and...

 

Big turnout for generals

While other states are still counting votes days after November 3, the results in Carbon County were finalized on November 4. With more than 100 percent turnout, Carbon County Clerk Gwynn Bartlett...

 

Joe Biden passes 270

When there were no clear results on the night of November 3 or the morning of November 4 in regards to the 2020 Presidential Election, the country seemed to collectively hold its breath. On the...

 

We the people

In Carbon County there are many small municipalities and that is part of their charm. Small populations can often mean that townspeople know each other and will help a neighbor in times of trouble....

 

Council candidates questioned

The vacant mayor position, a divisive council and the need for a planning and zoning director were the major points of discussion for the four Saratoga Town Council candidates during a forum held on...

 

District 47 candidates in the House

Republican Jerry Paxton and Libertarian Lela Konecny, the two general election candidates for House District 47, met at the Platte Valley Community Center (PVCC) on October 12 to participate in a...

 

Candidates to speak at VSO forum

All candidates for Saratoga Town Council and House District 47 have indicated they will attend the upcoming candidates’ forum sponsored by the Valley Service Organization (VSO), according to Kassey Westring, forum moderator for the organization....

 

Lummis visits the Valley

Senate candidate Cynthia Lummis made a stop in Saratoga on September 19 as she gears up for the general election. Lummis, who served as Wyoming's sole representative from 2009 to 2017, was hosted at...

 

General election set

As the dust has settled from the 2020 Primary Election on August 18, the roster has been set for the general election on November 3. On the national stage, Wyomingites will have four women from the...

 

Absentee ballots increased in 2020

While most data from the 2020 Primary Election was on par with the primary election two years ago, one area that saw an increase was in absentee ballots cast prior to August 18.  This information...

 

Carbon County turnout average

With the primary election over, some candidates can breathe a sigh of relief as they have successfully fended off challengers in both House District 47 and on the Board of Carbon County...

 

Show me the money!

In any election, advice often given regardless of party is to “follow the money.” From national races down to state races, it is often concluded that looking at a candidate’s donors may provide...

 

Acting up

It likely goes without saying that the primary race for House District 47 has been unlike any previous race for the district in the past eight years. This year, incumbent Representative Jerry Paxton...

 

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