Welcome to theTown of Baggs
An Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer
P.O. Box 300, Baggs, Wy 82321
Phone 307-383-7335
20 November 2017

WYO 130 over the Snowy Range closed for the season
LARAMIE, Wyo. - Snowy Range Road (WYO 130) over the high country of the Snowy Range has closed for the season.
The exact closure is between Mirror Lake on the west and Green Rock on the east.
Last weekend's winter storm dumped more snow in the high country. The snow, combined with strong winds, resulted in large snow drifts on WYO 130.
The drift that is forcing the closure of the road is a 10-foot drift near Libby Flats, said Al Branscom, the maintenance foreman in Laramie.

“We just can't get through the drift,” he said.
The western side of the Snowy Range is also seeing high winds and drifting snow, said Dennis Goodwin, the maintenance foreman in Saratoga. The closure on the western side of the Snowy Range is at milepost 48 (the seasonal closure gate).

WYO 70, the other seasonally-closed road in Southeast Wyoming, remains open.
WYO 130 over the Snowy Range and WYO 70 over Battle Pass close annually in late autumn when relatively low traffic and deep snow accumulations render plowing operations impractical. Last year, both roads closed for this season on Nov. 28, 2016.
In past years, WYO 130 has closed on Nov. 13 in 2011, Dec. 7 in 2012, Nov. 4 in 2013, Nov. 15 in 2014, and Nov. 11 in 2015.
WYO 130 has a target opening date of Memorial Day weekend, and crews from Laramie Saratoga will work to reopen the road in the spring.
WYO 130 and WYO 70 are two of several high-elevation mountain roads in Wyoming with seasonal closures. WYO 130 tops out at more than 10,800 feet, and WYO 70 crosses the Continental Divide at the 9,955-foot Battle Pass

The town hall is open from 8 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.  Town council meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm.   There are zoning regulations in effect and building permits and dog licenses are required. The 2016 Water Quality report is now available on the Water Quality page.  For ongoing information please check the Baggs Gov't Info pages.  YOU CAN NOW PAY YOUR WATER/SEWER BILL ONLINE --click here   Town of Baggs is now on Facebook

Our small community of 440 people enjoy the best of all worlds with Medicine Bow National Forest to our east and the desert containing wild horses on the west.  We are located on the Little Snake River.  HISTORY OF Little Snake River Valley(click)
We have four churches in our Valley:
     Our Lady of the Sage Catholic Church - Services on Sunday at 3 pm click here for Diocese website
     The Community Church - Services on Sunday -
  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. (click for website)- Services on Sunday at 9:00 am
     The Little Snake River Episcopal Church in Dixon - Services on Sunday. St Paul's Dixon
Post Office Window Hours :  7:30 am to 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm daily.  Sat. 9:30 to 11:30 am.
LSR Valley Community Center is now on Face Book - for website click on link at left
The Snake River Lion's Club Rodeo is held every July July 8th and 9th, 2017---7:30pm start on Sat  and 8am for slack on Sun., with 1:00pm rodeo start and fun days to follow. at the Russell Community Park.  The Events Center at the Park is used for regularly scheduled roping and horsemanship events.

LSRV Branch Library in Baggs-(95  Second St)open -Tuesday 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm; Wednesday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm; Thursday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm  Story Time: Tuesdays at 3:30  County Libraries website - click.  To see a list of available books click here. Call 383-7323 for information about programs.  Closed Dec. 24-25 and Dec. 31-Jan 1.
Friends of the Library meet on the second Thursday of every month at 10:00 am.  Drinks and snacks will be served.  All are invited.  Wyoming Drivers Licenses testing is available at the Library 10:00am to 2:45pm  the first Thurs every other month (Feb. Apr Jun. Aug. Oct. Dec.) New rules papers required to take with you on WYDOT home page (click).  Per people who have renewed - if using your birth certificate and your name has changed, proof of that is also required (marriage certificate, legal name change, etc.,) .  Passport works.

Baggs Solid Waste Disposal District is open 8 am to 4 pm MST Mon. through Sat. (winter hours) and 8 am to 6 pm MDT (summer hours).  NO DUMPING OF BURNED GARBAGE INTO BALER BUILDING.  Landfill will no longer accept trailer houses or camper trailers.  Will also not accept tires still on the rims.  Closed Jan-New Years Day' Jan-Equality Day; Feb-President's Day; May-Memorial Day; July-Independence Day; September-Labor Day;  November-Veteran's Day; November-Thanksgiving and Friday after, December-Christmas Day. 383-7678
The Town has a RV dump near the town hall  RV dumping only!  Violators will be prosecuted!  A public restroom also near the town hall is open.
The Snake River Valley has a newspaper published every other week.  A year's subscription to the newspaper is $30, for delivery in the United States. Folks interested in purchasing a subscription can stop by the LSRV Ed Center or contact our Managing Editor at snakeriverpress@dteworld.com or (307) 380-6373. Subscription renewals or address changes can be made to Snake River Press, Box 22, Baggs, WY 82321. Facebook page is  Snake River Press

Little Rascals Preschool is open Monday - Friday 7:30 am - 5:30pm. We take children 6weeks - 12 yrs old.  Preschool for children 3-5years old on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday's from 8:30 - 11:30 am.  Little Rascals and Project Reach in Rawlins offer Developmental screening for all children free of cost.  We also work with the Department of Family Services out of Rawlins with child care assistance for qualified families.  For more information call Kyla Otte at 383-7300.

LSRV Community Ed Center is located at 360 Whippoorwill.  Hours are printed on the Calendar of Events page.  Computers on DSL available for residents free to use.  The Ed Center is now on Facebook - click here.or call for information on classes for continuing ed, enrichment programs.  307-383-6861
Carbon County Senior Centers in Baggs and in Dixon are open 7 to 2, M-F.  Please make reservations for meals one day prior to attending.  For menu click here.  
Little Snake River Valley Clinic (Previously Noyes Clinic) in Baggs (305 Whippoorwill St.) is now open and providers will be at the clinic M-Th each week 8-5. Phone is 383-2008.  

LSRV Conservation District office hours are 8 - 5:00 weekdays.
LSRV Museum click here for website in Savery is open in the summer.  Summer hours from Memorial Day until late October are 10 am to 5 pm daily.  The downstairs community room is available year round with reservations.   
LSRV School -   snake pit weekly  the community/school paper published by LSRV school is available upon subscription.  Contact the school.  for website lsrv.crb1.net (click)
Artisans Group meets on the second Wednesday of the month at the Commu7nity Ed Building or Historic St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Baggs.