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COGs a-grinding to save wind turbines

Government officials representing every corner of South Central Wyoming gathered in Riverside July 20, from Melodie Seilaff of the Dixon Town Council to Jerry Paxton, Wyoming State Representative for ...

Beaver Creek fire update

This weekend’s weather brought a drying trend that increased fire activity, including some interior heat, smoke, and both single and group tree torching. “The fire woke up a little bit today,” fire behavior analyst Phil Perkins reported on...

Wind resolution, fresh board leadership

Outside of a resolution opposing a proposed increase in the wind power excise tax (see: COGs, page 1), there were few actionable items on the agenda at a July 19 meeting of the Saratoga Town Council. ...

CCSD No. 2 budget adopted

Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD 2) board of directors met on Wednesday where it passed a new budget for the 2016-2017 school year, discussed a new scheme to improve educational performance district wide and adopted a plan to standardize...

Mule deer quota preferred

Wyoming Game and FishDepartment (WGF) held an annual meeting in Saratoga Thursday to update Valley residents and hunters about the progress of the Platte Valley Mule Deer Plan, and to hear public feedback on the plan from residents, hunters and...

WYDOT looks down the financial road

A coterie of seven from the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) arrived in sharp attire to a July 20 meeting of the Carbon County Council of Governments (COGs). The mix of road workers and...

Under the Streetlamp raises over $10K

The Valley Strong benefit concert featuring Under the Streetlamp raised over $10K for Valley organizations July 12. The Brush Creek sponsored event sent money to 19 ...

CCSD No.2 PAWS scores show improvement

At its Wednesday meeting, Carbon County School District No.2 (CCSD 2) board of directors discussed the district’s performance on the state standardized PAWS test, on which the district showed improvements in scoring on math and reading across...

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...

The Great Wall of America

When Donald J. Trump becomes president he has promised to build a wall along the Mexican/American border. As recently as his win in the South Carolina primary, Trump reaffirmed that “… we’ll do ...

Wheat's up at Brewfest

The official State of Wyoming Microbrew Competition will be held Aug. 20 in Saratoga. Microbreweries from Wyoming are slated to compete for the coveted Steinley Cup at the 21st annual competition. This year’s competition brew is ‘American...

Condicts named 2016 County Pioneers

This year, the Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering (GECG) Outfit selected Karen and Alden Condict as their 2016 County Pioneers. Alden R. Condict was born on the ranch, on the last day of 1927. He has lived and worked on the ranch all of his life. He...

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Carbon County Senior Centers Wednesday: Asparagus/ham, quiche, sweet potato puffs, tossed salad, wheat bread, pineapple tidbits, milk Thursday: Baked fish, wild rice blend, brussels sprouts, wheat roll, apricots, pudding, milk Friday: Swiss steak,...

 
 
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