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 By Contributed By Liz Wood    Special Sections    November 9, 2016

Burial benefits require Vets to plan

No one likes to think about death, but if a veteran wants to be buried with military rights, or in a national cemetery, pre-planning is a must. The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has a website which includes information about... Full story

 
 By Liz Wood    Opinion    February 24, 2016

So long, it's been a good ride

You thought you got rid of me, didn’t you? Well, Erik had his chance to say his goodbye last week, and there wasn’t enough room left for me. It is coincidental that I am leaving the Saratoga Sun n...

 
 By Liz Wood    Lifestyles    February 24, 2016

Olson enjoys volunteering in role as Miss Wyoming

Giving out awards and posing with the biggest fish of the weekend is not the most glamorous thing Autumn Olson has done since being crowned Miss Wyoming USA, but she was still all smiles. Olson was...

 
 By Liz Wood and Patrick Cossel    Sports    February 24, 2016

Lady Tigers split weekend

The Encampment Lady Tigers (2-3, 13-4) kept the Rock River Lady Longhorns at bay for the first quarter only allowing the Longhorns to score 2 points to their 15 in the quarter Thursday night. During...

 
 By Liz Wood    Sports    February 24, 2016

Encampment boys win two out of three

Kicking their weekend off against Walden, the Encampment boys (5-0, 16-1) won 59-37. "This was a great team game with everyone getting involved in the scoring. Encampment controlled the boards 34 to...

 
 By Liz Wood    Sports    February 17, 2016

Encampment boys ranked No. 1 in conference week before regionals

This week marks the end of the regular season for the Encampment Tigers (5-0 conference, 16-1 overall) and barring any unseen upsets, they will be entering into to post season as the No. 1 seed at...

 
 By Liz Wood    News    February 3, 2016

SPVCC dinner, honors Thursday

The Saratoga/Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Platte Valley Community Center. The nominees for Business of the Year are Bella’s Bistro, Brush...

 
 By Liz Wood    News    February 3, 2016

Memories of Dave Starr

Many people may have not recognized David Starr by his name, but it is likely that everyone in the Platte Valley interacted with him at one time or another. Dave passed away Dec. 13, 2015. He worked...

 
 By Liz Wood    News    February 3, 2016

The final salute

In November, a special friend of mine passed away. He was a comrade in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 6125. The VFW had the honor of giving him his final send off – with a 21-gun salute. What...

 
 By Liz Wood    Sports    February 3, 2016

Encampment firmly holds on to No. 1 conference spot

The Encampment Tigers proved this weekend they are a force to be reckoned with, even though Encampment Coach Clint Bromley felt the team could have played better. Sickness and injuries have prevented...

 
 By Liz Wood    Sports    February 3, 2016

Tigers win on road, loses at home

The Encampment Lady Tigers split their games over the weekend and with the loss dropped to No. 3 in the 1A Southwest Conference. The Encampment team (1-2 conference, 12-3 overall) now has a good idea...

 
 By Liz Wood    News    January 27, 2016

Mill fire contained to one machine

An arc from a welding machine started a fire at Saratoga Forest Management (Saratoga Mill) early Wednesday morning. According to Saratoga dispatch, the fire department was called out at 1:39 a.m....

 
 By Liz Wood    Opinion    January 27, 2016

Bringing home the 'big cup'

Thirty years is a long time in between Editorial Leadership Awards. When Gary Stevenson told me we needed to write more editorials three years ago, my response was: "We are too diverse to agree on...

 
 By Liz Wood    Sports    January 27, 2016

Tigers rack up three wins for homecoming

When a coach has four or five players who are scoring in double digits, it makes it difficult for the opposing team to figure out who to guard. "That's a sign of a good team," head coach Clint...

 
 By Liz Wood    Sports    January 27, 2016

Lady Tigers storm through homecoming

After coming off a homecoming sweep, the Lady Tigers are going to have a challenging week as they play Little Snake River (LSRV) and Rock River. While both Encampment and LSRV have only suffered one...

 
 By Liz Wood    Lifestyles    January 20, 2016

Third time's a charm:

The winning fish wasn't the biggest fish that has come out of Saratoga Lake, but with a score of 35, it was the winner for this year. Tammy Guerra, of Parker, Colo., could be the first woman in the 33...

 
 By Liz Wood    Sports    January 20, 2016

Tigers win first two conference contests

The Tigers had a successful weekend against conference foes Cokeville Panthers and Farson/Eden Pronghorns. One impressive shot in the game against the Pronghorn game was made by Gage Bartlett who...

 
 By Liz Wood    Sports    January 20, 2016

Lady Tigers split first conference games

The Encampment Lady Tigers (1-1 conference, 8-2 overall) split their weekend with one heartbreaking loss against the Cokeville Lady Panthers (2-0, 7-5) and a win against the Farson-Eden Pronghorns...

 
 By Liz Wood    News    January 13, 2016

DKRW's hopes sink with low oil prices

Bill Gathmannn, DKRW’s Senior Vice President for Finance, said that there hasn’t been much development at a Jan. 6 meeting. “Our hearts are in it,” Gathmannn said after saying that the coal...

 
 By Liz Wood and Erik Gantt    Sports    January 13, 2016

Tigers top Panthers with strong finish

The Encampment Tigers (7-1) played hot in the second and fourth quarters to get ahead of the Saratoga Panthers (1-5) Friday night at the Saratoga gym. "A loss is tough to swallow, especially to a...

 
 By Liz Wood and Erik Gantt    Sports    January 13, 2016

Lady Tigers control perimeter, game

The Encampment Lady Tigers (7-1) nearly shut out the Saratoga Lady Panthers (3-2) in the first quarter of the game Friday night. With less than a minute left in the first quarter, the Lady Panthers...

 
 By Liz Wood    Sports    January 13, 2016

Tigers start 2016 with a 26-point win

Coming out of winter break, conditioning was a bit of a concern for the Encampment Tigers when they played the Laramie sophomores Jan. 5 in Laramie. The Tigers still pulled out an impressive win of...

 
 By Liz Wood    Sports    January 13, 2016

Lady Tigers start new year with win

The Encampment Lady Tigers started the new year off with a win against the Laramie Sophomores 55-35. It was a typical coming out of break game, Encampment’s head coach Amy Clay said. At half time,...

 
 By Liz Wood    News    January 6, 2016

Alarm rings in New Year

Laura Morrow believes that her year had a positive start, even though her building, Laura M Gallery, was broken into early New Year's morning. "What a way to start the year, but it is good to have a g...

 
 By Liz Wood    Sports    January 6, 2016

Friday 'Pack the Gym' night

Friday night, the Saratoga Panthers host the Encampment Tigers for the first time in the 2015/2016 basketball season and the Saratoga Middle High School Student Council is hoping to pack the gym. It...

 

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