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Hot Diggidy Dog opens

Hot Diggidy Dog opens

On June 3, Saratoga welcomed a new business, Hot Diggidy Dog, to the Platte Valley. Susan Wallace and Ellie Hoyt joined forces to operate their hot dog business together. Hoyt has some experience in...

USFS to release travel management alternatives

The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) will be holding three open houses in the upcoming weeks to release the three proposed alternatives for the West Side Snowy Range Travel Management project. The three...

Fremont Therapy opens in Rawlins

For the past couple of years, Brent Kaufman and Scott Phister, Clinic Founders of Fremont Therapy Group (FTG), have been looking at Rawlins as a potential location to open up a new facility. "It...

Saratoga to cover T1 line for Enhanced 911

At the Carbon County Commissioners meeting July 21, discussions arose over a dispatch system. A Memorandum of Understanding is now established between the town of Saratoga and the Carbon County Commissioners to have the town of Saratoga take over...

Power outage planned for early Thursday a.m.

On July 16 at 12:05 a.m., Carbon Power & Light (CP&L) had scheduled a power outage for the Valley. The outage did not occur on time which caused concerns, especially for oxygen users. CP&L’s next...

Services, businesses 'Caught Doing it Right'

The Saratoga Department of Public Works (DPW) was presented the “Caught Doing It Right” award by the Saratoga Chamber of Commerce. They were recognized at the Saratoga Town Council Meeting on...

Conference reveals new economic development possibilities for county

Cindy Wallace, Executive Director of the Carbon County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC), attended the 26th National Rural Economic Development Association (NREDA) Annual Conference. Wallace...

Glad when we arrive-gladder when we leave, good boots and dead men in the Inn hot pool

100 Years Ago Trout! Fried in Camp Ovens Two Days Rip-Roaring Old Time at Encampment August 5th and 6th A week from today and tomorrow, Encampment will celebrate the 2nd annual fish fry, That is going to be some fry, too, by the way. Don’t ask us...

Master Plan contract in place

The contract for the Master Plan Consulting was approved at the Saratoga Town Council meeting on July 21. It outlines various goals for Community Builders, Inc. (CBI), the hired contractor based out...

Fridays with the Mayor

“I’m excited about it,” Mayor Ed Glode said of the Master Plan. “Really, it is a plan for the next undefined amount of time in the town. So, if you want to talk about economic development,...

A flip in Saskatchewan

The wildland fire community has functioned on a somewhat world-wide basis for a long time. As the fire situation worsened in the Canadian provinces a few weeks ago, official help was requested from the US, Australia, and New Zealand. I was one of...

A stand on lemonade

Summertime is here across America. Yes, summer has even made it to Wyoming. With summertime comes the blooming of preadolescent-run lemonade stands across limitless tracts of urban and suburban real...

WHATFest on film

Over the weekend, a documentary was shot about WHATFest in Riverside. A number of filmmakers and photographers were involved in producing an 8-10 minute documentary which highlights the culture of...

A Rendezvous with History

Hands in the air

Wood to judge 'Art on the Green'

Jerry Wood, stone sculptor in Saratoga, will be a judge for the Art on the Green competition in Green River, Wyo. on Aug. 14 and 15. Wood was originally asked to be a participant in the competition,...

Peppers & spice ... and a vote for chili that's nice

The 20th Annual Chili Competition will take place on Saturday, Aug. 15 at Veterans Island Park in Saratoga during the Microbrew Festival. The competition has gradually become more popular each year....

Competition is brewing

Aug. 15 will bring the 20th Annual Steinley Cup Microbrew Festival to Saratoga. Brewers will compete to win the coveted Steinley Cup and vie for the “People’s Choice” award. The event starts at ...

Never a dull moment

There is never a dull moment in this Valley. I sure hope everyone had a great weekend with everything there was to do. We have another busy weekend ahead of us. Friday kick starts our County Fair and Rodeo, Saturday is our Community Yard Sale, you...

Josephine "Toddy" Pierson

Josephine "Toddy" Pierson, 93, of Fort Collins, passed away on Sunday, July 12, 2015. Toddy was born on Dec. 2, 1921, in Rawlins, Wyo., to the late Jacob and Josephine Amanda (Herbertson) Ziegler....

Stephen Fowler Shaw

Stephen Fowler Shaw, “Hondo”, passed from this earth at his home in Billings, Mont. on July 16, 2015 after fighting metastatic prostate cancer for nine years. Steve was born on Sept. 16, 1957 in...

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