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 By FW Broschart    News    March 22, 2017

Facing the axe

Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD 2) held a special meeting Thursday in Saratoga to discuss projected cuts to the district’s budget due to educational cuts made by the state Legislature. Projecting cuts of approximately $304,000 in state...

 
 By FW Broschart    News    March 15, 2017

Donkey basketball returns

The Saratoga town council, short two members, met briefly Tuesday and quickly dispensed with routine business. Mayor Ed Glode and councilman Will Faust were not present at the meeting, leaving councilman Richard Raymer holding the gavel. After...

 
 By FW Broschart    News    March 15, 2017

March 19 Lady Tiger Day

The Encampment town council proclaimed March 19 as Lady Tiger Day in Encampment with enthusiastic support from the entire council before discussing the fish pond to be built near a ball field where standing water lets mosquitoes breed. Doreen...

 
 By FW Broschart    News    March 15, 2017

Lagoon upgrades discussed

The Saratoga Water and Sewer Joint Powers Board (sewer board) met Wednesday for a longer than usual time to discuss potential improvements to the town’s sewage lagoon. The improvements would be funded by monies provided by the state for the...

 
 By FW Broschart    Sports    March 15, 2017

More feet, more faster

If student interest is any gauge of performance, then Saratoga High School's track team has had a quite auspicious beginning to their season. The Panthers this year will field a contingent of nearly 4...

 
 By FW Broschart    News    March 15, 2017

Wyoming Open racks 'em up early

The Wyoming Open, Saratoga's annual pool tournament that draws players from around the country and even the world, just keeps getting bigger and bigger. This year's event, to be held March 31-April 2,...

 
 By FW Broschart    News    March 8, 2017

Skijoring makes the jump

Saratoga’s inaugural skijoring event, intended to replace perennial favorite chariot races, was a success that orgabuzers hope will lead to big things for the event in the future. Richard Raymer of the Lion’s Club, one of the organizers of the...

 

Valley teams battle for pigtails

Lady Panthers/Tigers Lady Panthers versus Kaycee The Lady Panthers squared off against Kaycee Friday night. Kaycee is no. 2 in their conference but the Lady Panthers seemingly had no problem...

 

Grapplers head to State

The Saratoga High School Wrestling team performed well enough at regionals over the weekend in Dubois to send seven of eight wrestlers to State Finals in Casper this weekend. After what coach Zach Schmidt called a “flat start” Friday, team...

 
 By FW Broschart    News    February 22, 2017

Growing in a new direction

The Saratoga Community Garden, at its Monday meeting, discussed the process for the group to become a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit as well as preparations for the upcoming growing season. As a non-profit, the community garden would then manage its own funds...

 
 By FW Broschart    News    February 15, 2017

A call for 911 help

At the town of Saratoga’s Tuesday town council meeting, a new 911 system, river work and the appointment of a local resident to the Carbon County Economic Development Board took center stage amid routine business. The council voted to spend...

 
 By FW Broschart    News    February 15, 2017

Skijoring set for March 3-5

Skijoring, a new event blending equestrian riding with skiing and which is replacing chariot races in the Valley for the first time this winter, will be held March 3-5, the weekend that the chariot races would have been held. The event sponsores,...

 
 By FW Broschart    News    February 15, 2017

Party, parks and prevention

As the temperature in the Valley approached a spring-like temperature on Thursday, the Riverside Town Council focused on initial planning for summer events. Despite Mayor Leroy Stephenson being on vacation in a much warmer clime, and the absence of...

 
 By FW Broschart    News    February 15, 2017

Fair-weather fun

The Town of Encampment council met in an 18-minute town council meeting, which was dominated by planning for fair-weather fun. The board quickly disposed of routine business like approving minutes and approving the bills and financial statements....

 
 By FW Broschart    News    February 15, 2017

Hangar lease hangup continues

Saratoga Airport Board’s Wednesday meeting was a hit among attendees, as far as such a thing might be possible. Besides routine business and discussion of installing security cameras at Shively Field, the most time spent at the nearly two-hour...

 
 By FW Broschart    News    February 15, 2017

Tap fee increase proposed

The Saratoga Water and Sewer Joint Powers Board (sewer board) met Wednesday to deal with routine business facing the board, as well as to discuss several ongoing projects. Besides routine business, the board discussed the results of an engineering...

 

Panther Matmen take 11th at CC Invite

The Carbon County Invite rolled into the Valley over the weekend, drawing high school wrestlers and crowds to the Saratoga High School gym. Dozens of wrestlers, coaches and staff made treks from acros...

 

Parrie named CP&L employee of the year

Joe Parrie was busy on a phone call with a customer during the time that was scheduled for his interview. Eventually, he came out and apologized for the wait and said that dealing with customers and...

 
 By FW Broschart    News    February 8, 2017

Transfer station complete

The Upper Platte River Solid Waste Disposal District’s (Landfill board) first meeting of 2017 was relatively well attended by the public. Board members discussed the opening of the Valley’s new transfer station. The $1.3 million transfer station...

 
 By FW Broschart    News    February 8, 2017

Energy policy ENDOWed

Governor Matt Mead’s office announced an initiative Monday that is hoped will diversify the state’s economy and strengthen it. The Governor’s initiative, called “Economically Needed Diversity Options for Wyoming (ENDOW) was created to help...

 

Winless weekend woes for Tigers

The Encampment Boys' Basketball team had a rough weekend facing off against two conference rivals, one of which was ranked #5 in the class. The boys hosted the Farson-Eden Pronghorns Friday and the...

 

Recovering Lady Tigers go 1-1

The Encampment School girls' basketball team had a weekend of mixed results against conference contenders Farson-Eden and Cokeville over the weekend. Illnesses that raged through the lower Valley, as...

 
 By FW Broschart    News    February 8, 2017

Raptor takes off for CCSD #2

Visitors to public schools in the Valley will be required to show a legal ID to enter schools starting Feb. 13, as the Carbon County School District #2 (CCSD #2) implements a new computerized visitor tracking system. The system, purchased from...

 
 By FW Broschart    News    February 1, 2017

Flu, strep invade Valley

The flu virus, and strep throat, has left scores ill and has caused events across the Valley to be canceled. Kim Deti, of the Wyoming Department of Health, said flu-like activity across the state was on the upswing. Last week’s numbers for...

 

Lady Tigers come back, boys still under weather

The Encampment High School Girls’ Basketball team, rebounding after a week of illnesses that left a large fraction of the student body—including basketball players—home sick, dealt a loss to conference rival Little Snake River at home in Baggs...

 

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