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Patrick Henry Lundy, 84, a Carthage native

SARATOGA, Wyoming (WWNY) - Patrick Henry Lundy, 84, a Carthage native and longtime resident of Saratoga, Wyoming, died Friday, July 1, 2022,in the Veterans Administration Hospital in Rawlins, Wyoming. There will be no public services or calling hours. Private interment will be at Hillside Cemetery, Champion, NY. Arrangements are being handled by the Lundy Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Inc., 500 State St., Carthage, NY.
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Conservation recognition: The Johnson Ranch hosts Environmental Stewardship Tour

The Wyoming Stock Growers Association (WSGA), in partnership with the Wyoming Department of Agriculture, awarded the Johnson Ranch as the 2022 Environmental Stewardship Award recipients during the Environmental Stewardship Tour in Elk Mountain on June 28. The ranch is currently under the management of fifth generation ranchers John and Reese Johnson.
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Rawlins man killed in single vehicle crash

In Rawlins, the community is mourning the loss of one of its own. A 24-year-old was killed over the weekend following a single-vehicle rollover crash near Encampment. Cali O’Hare reports on what we know about the early morning crash and how you can help the Garlington family. Pictured above:...

Saratoga Town Council discusses swimming pool prices

In Saratoga, with the temperature hitting 90 degrees yesterday, a dunk in the pool would be welcome relief. The price may be too steep for some, though. Councilwoman D’Ron Campbell said she has heard from families who asked if the price could be lowered. Campbell brought up the question at last week’s council meeting.

Mike And Matt Taste Brush Creek Railroad Rye

Brush Creek Railroad Rye is bottled by The Brush Creek Distillery located in Saratoga, Wyoming. The distillery is located on a 30,000 acre ranch with an elevation of 7,600 feet above sea level. The distillery is new and they have sourced whiskey from Indiana for this label. It is called Railroad Rye because they are paying homage to the railroad that connected the town to the rest of America. They are also shipping the barrels from Indiana to Wyoming in railcars. The idea is the movement of the whiskey in the barrel as the barrels are being shipped will create more contact with the wood and encourage the maturation process. This is similar to what Jefferson’s Ocean is doing, but without the influence of the salt air. My bottle is from boxcar #1, bottle number 3021. It is bottled at 104 proof. Matt and I tasted this whiskey and here are our tasting notes.

USFS establishes temporary closure of area near Rainbow Family Gathering

The U.S. Forest Service established a temporary closure Saturday for the California Park area of the Routt National Forest near where the Rainbow Family is gathering. With traffic already increasing on the usually lightly traveled County Road 80 north from Hayden to the gathering site, the Forest Order was established to protect sensitive natural resources.

Rawlins progressing with water infrastructure repairs

Officials in Rawlins report that the costly repairs to the city’s water infrastructure are moving forward with a injection of state money in the form of a SLIB grant. Some long awaited parts have finally arrived, as well, which will allow the water treatment plant to become fully operational. Cali O’Hare has the details.

Rawlins partnering with UW Extension to explore alternative turf options

The grass isn’t any greener on the other side of the fence in Rawlins. It’s brown all over because of ongoing water restrictions. The city is partnering with the University of Wyoming Carbon County Extension office and the City of Rawlins on a study to explore alternative turf options that can hold up better to area’s windy, arid climate. Cali O’Hare reports.

Prices rise for Saratoga’s downtown water line, paving project

In Saratoga, the cost of the Main Street water line and road paving project through the center of town will exceed the original estimate by roughly three-quarters of a million dollars. Councilman Jon Nelson updated the council last week following a workshop with the Joint Powers Water and Sewer Board....