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Articles from the January 13, 2016 edition

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 By Erik Gantt    News    January 13, 2016

Wyoming-based phone scam reported

The Wyoming State Fire Marshal’s Office, several news sources, and fire departments across Wyoming have reported a phone scam where someone claiming to be from the Wyoming State Firemen’s...

 By Madeline Weiss    News    January 13, 2016

Citizen voices flood control concerns

A Saratoga resident who lives close to the river, Bob Thrasher, brought concerns about flood control to the Saratoga Town Council at the Jan. 5 meeting, wondering what plans were in the works for...

 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...

 Obituaries    January 13, 2016

Tilford 'Bill' Hytrek

Tilford "Bill" Hytrek, 75, of Saratoga passed away Jan.9, 2016 at his residence. He was born Sept. 1, 1940 in Wheatland, Wyo., to parents Frances B. (Blake) and Vincent G. Hytrek. Bill married Dona...

 News    January 13, 2016

Sady Jolen Hunsaker

Drew and Cady Hunsaker announce the birth of their daughter, Sady Jolene Hunsaker. Sady was born on Dec. 8, 2015 in Laramie at 6 pounds, 9 ounces and 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Cody...

 News    January 13, 2016

Cole Austin Owens

Dale and Emily Owens announce the birth of their first child, Cole Austin Owens, who was born on Dec. 26, 2015. Cole was 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was 21 inches long. His maternal grandparents are Dave...

 By Madeline Weiss    News    January 13, 2016

UPRSWD to consider fundraising options

The Conditional Use Permit for the transfer station has been passed with little opposition from the Carbon County Planning Commission, according to Upper Platte River Solid Waste District (UPRSWD) boa...

 By Madeline Weiss    News    January 13, 2016

Cold caps approved by FDA

Breast cancer patients have the option of keeping their hair during chemotherapy, or at least some of it. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced in a press release on Dec. 8, 2015 that they...

 By Staff Report    News    January 13, 2016

Blood drive next week

The Valley Service Organization (VSO) is holding its annual blood drive Tuesday from noon to 5:30 p.m. in the Great Hall at the Platte Valley Community Center. As always, the drive is held in conjunction with United Blood Services of Wyoming (UBS). R...

 By Keith McLendon    Opinion    January 13, 2016

Radicalized rednecks

Somewhere in the Middle East a new scourge is rising with the goal of taking down the American federal government. Okay, so the Middle East I am talking about is the middle east of Oregon and the...

 By Staff Report    News    January 13, 2016

Saratoga Master Plan survey deadline nears

The community visioning process is winding down for the town of Saratoga Master Plan with the final day for the online public survey set for Jan. 15. Saratoga residents who have not yet completed this survey can go to and...

 By Staff Report    News    January 13, 2016

Cowboy Hall noms open

The Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame (WCHF) now has 88 Honorees. The WCHF board is looking for more nominations and people can enter their favorite cowboys, cowgirls or ancestors by going to and nominate them for...

 By Erik Gantt    News    January 13, 2016

Blast from the past

Homecoming 2016 is next week for the Encampment K-12 school. This year’s theme is “Throwback,” including dress-up days with retro and futuristic themes. Other events include Penny Wars,...

 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 Madeline Weiss    Sports    January 13, 2016

Spiering, Ingraham and King place despite rigorous competition

he Saratoga Wrestling Team celebrated three wrestlers placing at the Shane Shatto Memorial Tournament last weekend. Head coach Jared Mason described a "tough tournament, to say the least." "The level...

 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 Madeline Weiss    News    January 13, 2016

Weed and pest supervisor brings life, work experience to Saratoga

Carbon County Weed and Pest has had a new assistant supervisor for Saratoga since the end of September, Eric Trumbull. Trumbull, 23, worked at the Grand Teton National Park for four summers while...

 By Erik Gantt    Lifestyles    January 13, 2016

It's a family affair

Michael Patterson (you probably know him as 'Hack') has participated in every Saratoga Lake Ice Fishing Derby. That's more than 30 derbies since the first one in 1983. "I can't imagine missing one or...

 Entertainment    January 13, 2016

A staggering steer, honest folks and derby excitement

100 years ago Jan. 13, 1916 3,500 lb. steer Biggest Steer in the World Shipped from this Valley to Stock Show On Sunday evening the north bound train took out the biggest car of beef in one piece that perhaps has ever been seen. Hunter, Casteel &... Full story


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